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Hi, new to forums =x

But unfortunately one of my budgies passed away just today. I couldn't tell in the past several days if he was sick until a few days ago which I was planning to bring him to a vet. From what I could tell in the past few days he would fly onto the top stair in my house and just sit there. I noticed he was getting a bit cold compared to my female budgie so I brought him into my room to keep warm, as he would fly on top of the ceiling fan and sit there(Don't worry its OFF, It's never on when a Budgie is nearby.) however whenever he fly's and lands he seems to breathe very hard and stay still until he has recovered his breath. What would be the cause of this and how could I avoid this in the future?

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It sounds like a possible respitory infection but I could be wrong

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Cara is right...........it does sound like a respiratory infection. And when that happens time is not on your side as far as a delay getting to the vet. Baytril would have fixed it.

 

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Depends by what you mean when he breathes very hard and then has a rest.

Obese or unfit birds will pant after physical exercise if they are not used to it. In this case they tend to hold their beaks open and pant.

A bird with a respiratory infection can also show these signs. They will have a tail bob, but this will be present all of the time. Check the cere and nostrils to see if they are crusty or have discharge.

Panting can be a sign of many things not just respiratory distress, such as heart disease or pain. It is a good idea to take your bird to the vet as soon as you see signs, because a bird hides their illness as best as they can.

Baytril may not have necessarily have fixed it Kaz. If the cause of the panting was from a respiratory disease. It may have been caused by a fungal infection or parasitic not necessarily bacterial infection. Also Baytril is an antibiotic that shouldn't be used without consideration for something like bacterial susceptibility, as it is very good at selecting for resistance.

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