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Old 10-28-2018, 11:17 AM
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Re: Sick budgie help!

Okay, hoping that some members from Greece will chime in. But in the meantime, you should look for avian vets outside of your city if need be. Time is critical. And like I said, if you have to, go to a regular vet. Given the urgency, don't wait to find a certified avian vet.
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Re: Sick budgie help!

I will try. Thank you for your help ! I hope everything will be okay.

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Me too! Keeping your little one in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Sick budgie help!

Oh and I forgot to say that I am not using any cleaning products when my bird is around. I usually put her cage and playstand in another room and close the door, when I use cleaning products.

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Re: Sick budgie help!

I would suggest that you switch to natural products or at least avian-safe ones. A closed door doesn't help very much, so you could be causing damage without knowing it. Obviously there is more going on here than just that, but I am saying this for future reference (and because you don't to further stress a sick bird)
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I would suggest that you switch to natural products or at least avian-safe ones. A closed door doesn't help very much, so you could be causing damage without knowing it. Obviously there is more going on here than just that, but I am saying this for future reference (and because you don't to further stress a sick bird)
Ok then, I will try to find some natural products. Also I did some research and I found an avian vet! I will call him tomorrow.

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Ok GREAT!- if he has an emergency number--- call today!!! Explain that this has been going on for a long time so that he knows time is of the essence!
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Re: Sick budgie help!

Unfortunately, he doesn't have an emergency number so I have to wait utill tommorow. I hope she will be fine untill then.

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Re: Sick budgie help!

I'm sorry but your Budgie is seriously ill and needs to see an Avian Vet immediately, as she has been sick for months now most-likely, and she is not going to last much longer without professional help. I'd rather not sugar-coat this for you, because there is nothing that you can do at home to help your bird. She needs to have an Upper Respiratory Culture done, a Fecal culture done, and a scraping taken from her beak to be looked at under a microscope.

I'm glad you found an Avian Vet, but please do not hesitate in taking her there at the very first moment that you can. Explain to the Vet that she has been like this for weeks now, that she's sleeping all the time, very lethargic, and also has something that appears to be a Scaly-Face Mite infection. They need to see her as an emergency case.

The beak issue does look like it could be Scaly-Face Mites, which requires a single injection of Ivermectin from the Vet. Applying it topically is dangerous and not nearly as effective, and is not advised because you'd have to apply it multiple times, and it's a very strong poison that can kill the bird too, so Avian Vets typically give a single injection of an exact dose of it based on the bird's weight, and that typically clears it up quickly...However, it may not be Scaly-Face Mites based on your birds other symptoms, which to me sound like she has been suffering from an Upper Respiratory Infection of some kind for a very long time, either bacterial, fungal, or both, and that's why they need to do a culture of her throat and of a sinus-flush to diagnose exactly what microbe is causing the infection so that they can give her the correct medication. The stuff around her beak could be due to the URI/sinus infection as well, or it could be Scaly-Face mites in addition to the infection. She may also have a GI Tract infection, that's why she also needs a Fecal Culture. So she may have multiple infections/infestations going on, either way she is very sick...And she's probably standing on one-foot not because there is anything wrong with her foot, but because she's sleeping all the time due to the illness, and they sleep with one foot tucked-up like that...That's how much she's been sleeping, so much that her foot is constantly tucked...

In the meantime all you can do is keep her very warm and quiet, and make sure that you are seeing her drinking and eating, because if she stops doing that then she's going to go downhill fast. She needs the hydration and the nutrition. If you have an electric heating pad it might be good to either put her cage on top of it and then cover 3 sides of her cage with a towel/blanket, leaving only the front open, or even better to attach the heating pad to the side of the cage closest to where she usually sleeps and then cover up the 3 sides of the cage to keep her both warm and quiet...The less stress the better...Good luck, and keep us posted...
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I'm sorry but your Budgie is seriously ill and needs to see an Avian Vet immediately, as she has been sick for months now most-likely, and she is not going to last much longer without professional help. I'd rather not sugar-coat this for you, because there is nothing that you can do at home to help your bird. She needs to have an Upper Respiratory Culture done, a Fecal culture done, and a scraping taken from her beak to be looked at under a microscope.

I'm glad you found an Avian Vet, but please do not hesitate in taking her there at the very first moment that you can. Explain to the Vet that she has been like this for weeks now, that she's sleeping all the time, very lethargic, and also has something that appears to be a Scaly-Face Mite infection. They need to see her as an emergency case.

The beak issue does look like it could be Scaly-Face Mites, which requires a single injection of Ivermectin from the Vet. Applying it topically is dangerous and not nearly as effective, and is not advised because you'd have to apply it multiple times, and it's a very strong poison that can kill the bird too, so Avian Vets typically give a single injection of an exact dose of it based on the bird's weight, and that typically clears it up quickly...However, it may not be Scaly-Face Mites based on your birds other symptoms, which to me sound like she has been suffering from an Upper Respiratory Infection of some kind for a very long time, either bacterial, fungal, or both, and that's why they need to do a culture of her throat and of a sinus-flush to diagnose exactly what microbe is causing the infection so that they can give her the correct medication. The stuff around her beak could be due to the URI/sinus infection as well, or it could be Scaly-Face mites in addition to the infection. She may also have a GI Tract infection, that's why she also needs a Fecal Culture. So she may have multiple infections/infestations going on, either way she is very sick...And she's probably standing on one-foot not because there is anything wrong with her foot, but because she's sleeping all the time due to the illness, and they sleep with one foot tucked-up like that...That's how much she's been sleeping, so much that her foot is constantly tucked...

In the meantime all you can do is keep her very warm and quiet, and make sure that you are seeing her drinking and eating, because if she stops doing that then she's going to go downhill fast. She needs the hydration and the nutrition. If you have an electric heating pad it might be good to either put her cage on top of it and then cover 3 sides of her cage with a towel/blanket, leaving only the front open, or even better to attach the heating pad to the side of the cage closest to where she usually sleeps and then cover up the 3 sides of the cage to keep her both warm and quiet...The less stress the better...Good luck, and keep us posted...
Thank you so much for responding! I am going to call (and hopefully visit) the vet tommorow and untill then I will try to keep her cage as warm as possible.

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