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Ellie

Vomiting Budgie

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Hello anyone.

 

My budgie, Bec, is very ill.

She's currently fluffed up & sitting on her perch.

The feathers around her beak are wet from her vomiting her tail is bobbing (not too aggressively but you can notice it).

Her poo's are a dark pea green with the normal white part.

 

I feel so sorry for her.

I've taken her to the vet twice in the past two weeks (most recently, yesterday: 25/08/2011)

I've been treating all of my budgies for trichomoniasis (as they were exposed to Bec) and since yesterday I've been treating Bec with antibiotics for a respiratory illness.

My vet said she thinks that the trichomoniasis has brought on a respiratory illness.

 

Bec is currently sitting in a cage which has an ordinary desk lamp shining on an area in case she'd like to sit under it for warmth.

I've also partially covered the cage in a sheet (as I do for any caged budgie at night).

 

Bec is approximately 7 years old. (Do you think age makes a difference?)

 

What should I do next?

I tear up every time I look at her to see how she's doing.

Please help me :'-(

 

Thanks.

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Ellie you have done the right thing by taking her to the vet.

 

The best you can do is to keep her warm and follow the vet's instructions.

 

Best of Luck and let us know how she does.

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Fingers crossed!

 

Maybe you could get a reptile heat lamp instead of the normal one? I have one and it is much more effective than the usual ones.

Saved Marigold once.

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Try wrapping a hot water bottle in a towel and placing in the bottom of the cage, with the cover over the cage to keep the heat in. Avian vet suggestion.

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Ellie you have done the right thing by taking her to the vet.

 

The best you can do is to keep her warm and follow the vet's instructions.

 

Best of Luck and let us know how she does.

 

Thank you Renee. :-)

 

Bec is alive but still not quite herself. I'll just have to see how she goes.

 

Fingers crossed!

 

Maybe you could get a reptile heat lamp instead of the normal one? I have one and it is much more effective than the usual ones.

Saved Marigold once.

 

Thanks for the tip. ;-)

What brand/size of heat lamp do you have?

I'm considering purchasing one.

 

Try wrapping a hot water bottle in a towel and placing in the bottom of the cage, with the cover over the cage to keep the heat in. Avian vet suggestion.

 

Thanks for the tip, Stace.

I don't have a hot water bottle so I just kept up with the light.

Do you think a wheat bag would do the job?

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A wheat bag should do just as well.

 

How is your budgie now?

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A wheat bag should do just as well.

 

How is your budgie now?

 

I think Bec's on the mend.

I took the light off of her after a couple of days & she seems to be coping.

Bec has still got vomit stains on the feathers around her beak (I haven't seen her throw up for a few days though), her tail is still bobbing a little bit & she sleeps alot.

There's definitly room for improvement so hopefully I'll see that within the next week or so.

 

Thanks for asking, Stace :-)

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Heat is the first thing to do untill you get to see a vet.

 

My Hospital cage is set to 34deg C. As the birds starts to recover, slowly reduce it to the temp in the flights.

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