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Laurie

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This is Misty - or as we call him now we know he is male - Mister.

He was found by our neighbors wandering the street, clearly very distressed.

He was taken in by my girlfriends dad, who has had budgies before. I started taking a liking to Mister and was the only one who got him out of his cage.

Here is a picture of him:

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and from front on:

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I said that they should take him to the vet, about his eye.

Mister is not tamed at all, he is most of the time scared out of his mind and I don't put my hand in the cage anymore.

 

We think he was either attacked by a cat and got away or another bird. I also suggested putting up "Bird Found" around our suburb but the in-laws didn't want to.

 

I just wanted Mister to say hi and if anyone has any suggestions.

-Laurie

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I think you should advertise that you have found him. Imagine if it belonged to a little ol' lady and it is her only companion or a childs favorite pet that escaped while they were changing his food? If nothing comes of it then your concience is clear.

 

Do you think his eye was a recent accident or an old one? Probably best to take him to the vet if it looks new to make sure it does not become infected. Welcome to the forum and well done for taking the little guy in!

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Hi, welcome :blink:

 

When you take him to a vet, make sure it's an avian vet.

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Agree with the other. Needs to see a AVIAN vet. The eye must be looked at. I'd also be advertised him in the local paper and around the neighbourhood. I'd be devastated if I lost my budgie and someone found him and kept him.

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Is the eye missing, or just crusted over ? Psittacosis can show as eye issues initially so take all care in handling the bird. If the eye is just crusted over then careful bathing with warm tea may well allow the eye to open. As injuries to the eye often result in very quickly acting infections to the brain, it does need to be assessed by somneone more qualified than us and from a photo.

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I've suggested to my girlfriends parents that they should take it to a vet. They are mega tight and don't want to pay money for someone else's bird. I then suggested that they try and find the original owner.

I'll and change their minds, but they are also stubborn.

 

The eye is full gone, and you can see the canal for the ear.

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The eye is full gone, and you can see the canal for the ear.

In that case I hold very little hope for the birds recovery as it is wide open for infection to set in :budgiedance:

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If that is the case, and it has an open head wound... it needs to see a vet immediately or it will die a very painful and INHUMNE death. Can you not take it yourself?

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Just a thought.....The "actual" owner may be prepared to pay Avian Vet fees??

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Suggest they surrender the bird to the RSPCA. At least it will get some form of care.

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Suggest they surrender the bird to the RSPCA. At least it will get some form of care.

 

 

it will be put down if surrended to the RSPCA. Both VIC and NSW put down budgies that are unfit to re release into the wild as they are a native!

 

but yes the bird does need to get to a vet, even if you do take it to the RSPCA then at least it will be put out of it's misery.

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Suggest they surrender the bird to the RSPCA. At least it will get some form of care.

 

 

it will be put down if surrended to the RSPCA. Both VIC and NSW put down budgies that are unfit to re release into the wild as they are a native!

 

but yes the bird does need to get to a vet, even if you do take it to the RSPCA then at least it will be put out of it's misery.

 

 

My vet onced waived their fees for consultation and medication when I brought in a stray dog. A few days later I found the owner!

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Suggest they surrender the bird to the RSPCA. At least it will get some form of care.

 

 

it will be put down if surrended to the RSPCA. Both VIC and NSW put down budgies that are unfit to re release into the wild as they are a native!

 

but yes the bird does need to get to a vet, even if you do take it to the RSPCA then at least it will be put out of it's misery.

 

This wouldnt be right. A blue budgie is not a native budgie and is easily recognised as not being an australian native budgie. I have seen birds in a hospital room at our rspca near me.

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I took a stray Budgie i found attached to my avairy in it was a ino it even had a ring on it's leg. they told me that as it was not a normal green and could not be released then they would hold it for the 8 days and then it would be put down. i offered to take the bird but but in VIC and NSW you can't adopt Budgies. This is what the RSCPA in Melbourne tell me anyway

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I took a stray Budgie i found attached to my avairy in it was a ino it even had a ring on it's leg. they told me that as it was not a normal green and could not be released then they would hold it for the 8 days and then it would be put down. i offered to take the bird but but in VIC and NSW you can't adopt Budgies. This is what the RSCPA in Melbourne tell me anyway

 

Isn't that like most pets? They hold them for a certain period and if they are not claimed or bought they are put down???

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I can try and take Misty to see an avian vet, does anyone have a list of avian vets in Sydney especially around the St George area?

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Maybe you should take the bird into your own care.

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I can try and take Misty to see an avian vet, does anyone have a list of avian vets in Sydney especially around the St George area?

 

 

I am in Victoria and not farmiliar with your area there is a list of Avian vets on the forum the link is here: http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....showtopic=21279 if you cant find one nearby then post a topic in that section and someone should be able to help you out. Good luck.

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I can try and take Misty to see an avian vet, does anyone have a list of avian vets in Sydney especially around the St George area?

We have a list of vets in our forum under the vets heading

 

Here http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....showtopic=21279

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You have received the best advice which is to take him to an avian vet, you will be amazed what they can do before infection sets in too bad, if he is still acting healthy you have a very good chance. We have a lost and found section here along with a great flyer in the FAQ on what to do if you Lost or Found a Budgie you may want to read over. Keep us updated and thank you for bringing this little guy in and rescuing him :rofl:.

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