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Old 05-04-2017, 12:49 PM
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Default Annual check up turned up important info

Today was Sweetie and Lemon's annual check up. Even though they are eating normal, acting normal, playing normal, I still take them in once a year to get poked and prodded and have everyone in the waiting room be astonished that the extremely loud yelling is from a budgie and not a cockatoo.

At any rate, I'm so glad I did because we found what could have been a serious problem!
As Lemon and Sweetie are both a bit on the pudgie side, I get some blood work done whenever we go to check on their liver health. Lemon has had problems with her liver before so the vet gave me some more supplement to sprinkle on their food like last time. However, they have blood coagulation issues now! This is no good. If they ever need blood work done in the future, they now need to get some vitamin K beforehand.

Also Lemon's poops have been a little watery the past two or three days, but I wasn't sure if it was from the fresh spring greens I've been giving them or something else. She happened to poop while we were at the vet and so I gave the okay to get her poop checked out.
It's a good thing I did because she has a bacterial infection!! Even though she's been acting her normal self, she's actually sick. Yet again I am shown how important it is to take notice of all the little differences day to day and bring it up. Now she and Sweetie are on a two week, twice daily, round of antibiotics. The vet says she most likely caught it because of her liver situation and the fact Sweetie and Lemon are just finishing a moult right now.

I love my two little ones and want the best for them. I am so glad I took them to the vet and found out this secret infection because it could kill them both if left untreated. My poor babies

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Old 05-04-2017, 01:12 PM
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Luckily for both Sweetie and Lemon they have a wonderfully attentive and caring Mummy to look after them and are being treated for an illness they have before any symptoms are showing.

This is why when any member comes on here and says their bird is showing symptoms of being sick, we mostly recommend an avian vet because we have no idea what is going on inside your bird.

Moira, kudos to you for being the best budgie parent you can be.
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Lucky little Lemon and Sweetie have a great mom . Healing thoughts coming your way Moira, for Lemon.
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It's excellent you are a vigilant budgie parront and ensure your budgies get annual check-ups.

I'm so glad your Avian Vet was able to diagnose the problems promptly to ensure darling Lemon and Sweetie get the treatment they need to get back to 100% health soon!

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for your little ones.
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Round one of me giving the antibiotics was exhausting for all three of us. It's an oral medicine, so I've to hold them to give it, something I've never done before. The vet showed me how but my goodness they were so unhappy. Sweetie pushes the syringe away with his tongue, and Lemon just screams and bites. I hope this gets much easier. I have a feeling all trust between Lemon and I is gone now
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Moira, I'm so glad that you were able to catch the illness before it got any worse! You truly are a wonderful budgie parront

I'm sure that Lemon and Sweetie will soon forgive you after realising that you were only helping them feel better!
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:13 AM
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Thank Heavens you found issues before they got worse!! **hugs** I remember when one of my birds (cockatiel) came down with a bone infection after a fight with my conure. I am so happy for my vet's care!

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It is interesting that they both have blood issues, do you think it is related to the liver medicine they were getting?
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Oh the joys of medicating don't worry Moire you have a wonderful relationship with your budgies and whatever little trust is lost will easily be rebuilt
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Giving the oral medication is never easy (in my opinion). I agree that the trust will be rebuilt once the course of medication is over.

Try to be as calm as possible and talk reassuringly to them as you administer the meds. (I always forgot to talk as I'd end up holding my breath1)
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