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Budgie Bound Up Tight I Think

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Man, I've got a budgie here about 7 years old, and suddenly without notice, he's puffed up big as a watermellon! He had a wad of dung hanging from him big as a cluster of sour grapes. Would anyone know what I should do for this little tyke? Your reply(s) shall be most appreciated. Thanks!

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He needs to see an avian vet......fast! Hop on the phone and make an appointment now! In the meantime keep him warm and quiet. Good Luck!

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You need to constantly check a budgies bottom for signs of ill health. A build up of budgie poop caked onto their bottom can actually stop them pooping and make them very sick. If you find such a build up in future, you must wash it away. As the previous poster has said, it may now need to be looked at by a bird vet

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Guest Phoebe

:ygbudgie: Definitely an avian vet visit required, there may be a tumor and/or buildup of fluid that is causing a partial obstruction. Good luck to you and your budgie! :)

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:ygbudgie: Definitely an avian vet visit required, there may be a tumor and/or buildup of fluid that is causing a partial obstruction. Good luck to you and your budgie! :)

 

 

Thanks guys for the responses. This little tyke has been like this for a couple weeks now, so obviously he needs to see vet. I hadn't noticed till tonight though the huge buildup of dung on his undercarriage. Being the weekend and no vet in sight, is there anything that you folks would recommend medicinally speaking?

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Wash his bottom, do the "sniff test" ( sniff his bottom for a foul smell which indicates a bacterial infection ) put him in a cage with a warm lamp nearby. Check his bodyweight...feel to see if his keelbone ( chest ) is showing more than it should. Feel his body weight...if he feels light to you. Give him something to eat he would really get stuck into...soft food or a honey seed treat. If he is fast losing green runny droppings, once washed, a temporary solution is to put some SULPHA 3 or SUYLPHA remedy in his water ....only until you get him to a vet.

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"Thanks guys for the responses. This little tyke has been like this for a couple weeks now, so obviously he needs to see vet. I hadn't noticed till tonight though the huge buildup of dung on his undercarriage."

 

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Oh dear!

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Guest Phoebe
:( I know that it is a statutory holiday in Canada but most vets are open today for at least half a day and closed Monday. Do give it a try. :)

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:( I know that it is a statutory holiday in Canada but most vets are open today for at least half a day and closed Monday. Do give it a try. :rip:

 

How is the budgie doing now?

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