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Hi guys My dad had a bad stroke and have been busy taking my mum to visit him and have not had the normal time with my budgie Spike....

 

I'm home today with the cold and sinus infection went to the docs today, I've noticed Spike looks like he's trying to regurgatate his feed but it's not like when he feeds his ball :( he's been blowing bubbles sometimes and also spits some seed out with a clear fluid and he's doing it alot......

 

Any ideas? has he got my cold?

 

Thanks guys :)

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He hasnt got your cold but he does need to go to an avian vet urgently or you may lose him. ASAP.

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He hasnt got your cold but he does need to go to an avian vet urgently or you may lose him. ASAP.

 

KAZ thanks for the reply and I just took a video of him to show what he's doing, just have to work out how to post it..

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :) I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transfering to Photo Bucket....

 

 

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :) I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :(

your doing right thing going first thing

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Video was really too bad light conditions to see properly, but besides that I do know what you are talking about. My first thoughts were canker or possibly megabacteria. Ecoli bacterial infection also shows sometimes in greenish dribble coming up and down the front of the chest. This can happen if bugs have got into food or water containers.

Good luck at the vets.

For now put a warm lamp by the cage.

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :rip: I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :(

your doing right thing going first thing

 

Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

I have been doing as you said but he's sleeping now, been eating and drinking still :)

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Video was really too bad light conditions to see properly
Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

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Video was really too bad light conditions to see properly
Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

:rip: okay try the new and improved video, I made it lighter :(th_Movie.jpg

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Does he have messy bum like diarrhoea. Besides it being canker it could also be sour crop.

 

Read this it may help

http://www.bcv.asn.au/Canker.html

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :rip: I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :(

your doing right thing going first thing

 

Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

I have been doing as you said but he's sleeping now, been eating and drinking still :)

cannker can make them drink more than normal

kaz isright could be number of things

but vet will tell

nothing more you can do but go tomorrow

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Does he have messy bum like diarrhoea. Besides it being canker it could also be sour crop.

 

Read this it may help

http://www.bcv.asn.au/Canker.html

 

 

:( Splat I was just reading that before you posted it :)

 

His bum looks fine too so I'll see what the vet says tomorrow and will let everyone know what's what :rip:

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Sorry to hear about your Dad, sounds like a stressful time all round.

I don't know enough to give you advice, but do send wish both your Dad & Spike improve real soon.

 

Robyn

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Sorry to hear about your Dad, sounds like a stressful time all round.

I don't know enough to give you advice, but do send wish both your Dad & Spike improve real soon.

 

Robyn

 

Thanks so much Robyn :kiss: for you kindness.....

 

Spike may improve but Dad will be going in to a nursing home :thumbs_up: the stroke really did a number on him....

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :thumbs_up: I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :kiss:

your doing right thing going first thing

 

Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

I have been doing as you said but he's sleeping now, been eating and drinking still :rofl:

cannker can make them drink more than normal

kaz isright could be number of things

but vet will tell

nothing more you can do but go tomorrow

 

Hi guys an update.....

 

Been to the Vet and got Spike checked out and he's not sure what the problem is yet!!

A crop sample was taken and vet did the microscope bit and it's not Canker, and Spike has a good mix of bacteria which he said is good.

He was pleased with Spikes general condition and said a budgie will vomit 3-4 times a day but Spike is doing it most of the time!!!

The fresh poops looked good unlike the one I seen earlier on my hand I told the vet about which was clear with just little bit of white in the middle and that told him his kidneys where okay but no food had gone through...

Next he was going to give a injection which would empty his crop quickly and re-test with the microscope, a 2 day stay in hospital has been recommended and he will phone me tomorrow.....

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :thumbs_up: I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :kiss:

your doing right thing going first thing

 

Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

I have been doing as you said but he's sleeping now, been eating and drinking still :rofl:

cannker can make them drink more than normal

kaz isright could be number of things

but vet will tell

nothing more you can do but go tomorrow

 

Hi guys an update.....

 

Been to the Vet and got Spike checked out and he's not sure what the problem is yet!!

A crop sample was taken and vet did the microscope bit and it's not Canker, and Spike has a good mix of bacteria which he said is good.

He was pleased with Spikes general condition and said a budgie will vomit 3-4 times a day but Spike is doing it most of the time!!!

The fresh poops looked good unlike the one I seen earlier on my hand I told the vet about which was clear with just little bit of white in the middle and that told him his kidneys where okay but no food had gone through...

Next he was going to give a injection which would empty his crop quickly and re-test with the microscope, a 2 day stay in hospital has been recommended and he will phone me tomorrow.....

glad you followed through

i hope hes okay

vet will find problem sounds like hes going to keep a watchful eye to veiw his symptoms also

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no kaz is right as sounds like canker but vet needs to diagnosis before he can be treated

he could die quiet quickly vet will need to give him a shot to help him maybe keep him over night till he stabilizes when its that bad as stops his breathing propply

 

Thanks also GenericBlue not the sort of news I need right now :thumbs_up: I hope he's all right till the morning, got a appointment 9.45....

 

Still waiting for the video to finish transferring to Photo Bucket....

good to hear

vet will be able to give you right treatment and possibly save your baby if its not to far

im not sure theirs anything you can do for him till morning just keep him out of draft cold and talk to him alot :kiss:

your doing right thing going first thing

 

Thanks again for the replys, what do you think of the video?

 

I have been doing as you said but he's sleeping now, been eating and drinking still :rofl:

cannker can make them drink more than normal

kaz isright could be number of things

but vet will tell

nothing more you can do but go tomorrow

 

Hi guys an update.....

 

Been to the Vet and got Spike checked out and he's not sure what the problem is yet!!

A crop sample was taken and vet did the microscope bit and it's not Canker, and Spike has a good mix of bacteria which he said is good.

He was pleased with Spikes general condition and said a budgie will vomit 3-4 times a day but Spike is doing it most of the time!!!

The fresh poops looked good unlike the one I seen earlier on my hand I told the vet about which was clear with just little bit of white in the middle and that told him his kidneys where okay but no food had gone through...

Next he was going to give a injection which would empty his crop quickly and re-test with the microscope, a 2 day stay in hospital has been recommended and he will phone me tomorrow.....

glad you followed through

i hope hes okay

vet will find problem sounds like hes going to keep a watchful eye to veiw his symptoms also

 

Another update :rofl:

 

The vet rang late morning just like he said and he's had to give Spike some thing to stop him from vomiting, then a antibiotic with a anti-parasitic......He is doing much better and the vet hopes it's now the treatment that's stopping him from being sick and not the earlier stuff for the vomiting.

He will ring later this afternoon if Spike condition changes.....

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I hope spike will be okay, at least the vet is trying.

Really sorry about dad, it must be hard.

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Is it an avian vet?

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I hope spike will be okay, at least the vet is trying.Really sorry about dad, it must be hard.
Thanks Splat I hope he will be okay too, I didn't hear anything this afternoon so all sounds good...Dad yeah :P he thinks it's his birthday today (it was in March).....
Is it an avian vet?
The girl at the desk said he is when I rang, I picked up one of his business cards on the way out and it says B.V.Sc. (Bachelor of veterinary sciences) is what it means to me don't know if avian is different?

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An avian vet is one who specializes in just birds. I went to a non-avian vet once and they let the poor budgie out in the waiting room while a cat was there. She died. RIP Boofer..

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An avian vet is one who specializes in just birds. I went to a non-avian vet once and they let the poor budgie out in the waiting room while a cat was there. She died. RIP Boofer..
Hi Ratzy, sorry what I meant was B.V.Sc. did that cover avian or was there more qualifications like B.V.A.Sc. in their title? :ph34r: they let your bird out while there was a cat there ;) Idiots :D

Hi gang another update.....Got Spike back about noon :wub: Yayyy!!! I have to give him 0.05ml of Nilstat oral capsules (diluted to 250000iu/ml) by mouth twice daily + 0.05ml of Flagyl Syrup also twice daily (this will be fun never done it before) and take him back on Monday morning...

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Mag, next time you ever have a vet appointment ask them to teach you how to crop feed.........and administer drugs by crop. A valuable skill needed to be learnt and if you are paying for a vet visit you may as well get them to show you. You will need a 14 guage crop needle.

Its easier to be sure a bird get meds by crop rather than the other ways.

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Hello again BBC ;)

 

Another update from monday (been busy) Psittacosis the vet says even though Positive diagnosis can be difficult, if it's deep in the lining of the crop a scraping can be done but he doesn't like to do it as that can get infected...

 

Spike was on his meds for 5 full days twice a day much to his dislike :)

 

He seems very good now but I think he's starting to do it again and more often each day :(

 

Spike pooped on my hand just a few hours ago and it was a very dark green with white center.... :D

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