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Re: Sick budgie help!

not too warm though!! I think upper 70s (Fahrenheit)...I could be wrong...but heat can also cause stress. Do not use any external heat source/heater/blow dryer....These get too hot and often contain deadly Teflon/ptfe/pfoa on the inner heating components....

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Yes, don't worry I am not going to overheat her cage. Thanks for the advise!

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Old 10-29-2018, 12:27 AM
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Re: Sick budgie help!

Any info on your poor sick little Budgie?? I hope you got her to some sort of vet in time! I am praying for you little Budgie Bird!!



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Any info on your poor sick little Budgie?? I hope you got her to some sort of vet in time! I am praying for you little Budgie Bird!!



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Well, I called a vet and he told me to give her some sort of medicine (so I went to a pet store, bought it and gave it to my budgie) and tommorow I am going to visit him so that he can tell me exactly what is wrong with her.

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Re: Sick budgie help!

Oh no, I hope that this vet isn't as bad as I think they are going to be...You should never give a bird any type of "medicine" that you can buy in a pet shop, that's the first problem because it's probably nothing that is going to help at all, and secondly you don't know what is wrong with her, so you shouldn't be giving her any "medicine" until they take cultures and know exactly what is wrong with her, as if you give her the wrong thing it can make her much worse...For example, let's say she has a fungal/yeast infection, and the medicine you're giving her is an antibiotic; antibiotics cause only the spread of fungal/yeast infections and make them much worse...Or if you're giving her an antibiotic that doesn't treat the bacteria that is causing her infection, then you're only giving her unnecessary antibiotics...Usually "Exotic's" Vets tell people to do these things, because they know nothing about Avian medicine at all...

What exactly is the stuff you bought at the pet store and are giving her? And please tell me that this Vet didn't tell you to give her some type of medication that you put in her drinking water???? That's a big no-no, as you don't have any control on how much she is getting at all, usually they don't drink enough water for it to make any difference at all, and even more importantly, as soon as you put anything in her water at all like an antibiotic, a vitamin drop, anything at all, it contaminates the drinking water and starts the immediate growth of bacteria and fungi, so it can actually make her much sicker than she already is...Any Avian Vet that knows what they are doing will do cultures, diagnose exactly what is wrong with her and what microbe is causing the problem, and then prescribe the exact medication that will treat that specific microbe...And ONLY give you medication that you give your bird right directly into their mouth with an oral syringe that contains the exact dosage for your bird based on her weight (or you can take that exact dose of oral medication and put the entire dose from the syringe into a tiny bit of food that your bird likes to eat, such as a bit of oatmeal, or into a small, tiny bit of fruit juice, like orange juice, that they will drink or eat all of so that they get the entire dose...It's no different than how we are tested for infections and illnesses, and then prescribed an exact dose of the correct medication...But Vets who do not have any extra training or education in Avian Medicine do things like this, and it always ends badly...But if this is the only vet you have, then you don't have a choice...

My best advice for tomorrow when you take your bird to see this vet is to make sure that you absolutely request that they do a Fecal Culture (take a fresh dropping from your bird the morning before her appointment, put it in a bag and put it in the fridge and take it with you), that's the minimum testing that this vet needs to do. So go prepared with the fecal sample, and if this vet tells you it's not necessary and just wants to prescribe her a medication without doing any tests, I would absolutely insist that they at the very least do the Fecal Culture...And they also HAVE TO take a scraping/sample of the stuff on her face and look at it under a microscope to determine what it is...If it is Scaly Face Mites, they should give her a single injection/shot of Ivermectin and that will clear it up...
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Re: Sick budgie help!

Quote: Originally Posted by EllenD View Post
Oh no, I hope that this vet isn't as bad as I think they are going to be...You should never give a bird any type of "medicine" that you can buy in a pet shop, that's the first problem because it's probably nothing that is going to help at all, and secondly you don't know what is wrong with her, so you shouldn't be giving her any "medicine" until they take cultures and know exactly what is wrong with her, as if you give her the wrong thing it can make her much worse...For example, let's say she has a fungal/yeast infection, and the medicine you're giving her is an antibiotic; antibiotics cause only the spread of fungal/yeast infections and make them much worse...Or if you're giving her an antibiotic that doesn't treat the bacteria that is causing her infection, then you're only giving her unnecessary antibiotics...Usually "Exotic's" Vets tell people to do these things, because they know nothing about Avian medicine at all...

What exactly is the stuff you bought at the pet store and are giving her? And please tell me that this Vet didn't tell you to give her some type of medication that you put in her drinking water???? That's a big no-no, as you don't have any control on how much she is getting at all, usually they don't drink enough water for it to make any difference at all, and even more importantly, as soon as you put anything in her water at all like an antibiotic, a vitamin drop, anything at all, it contaminates the drinking water and starts the immediate growth of bacteria and fungi, so it can actually make her much sicker than she already is...Any Avian Vet that knows what they are doing will do cultures, diagnose exactly what is wrong with her and what microbe is causing the problem, and then prescribe the exact medication that will treat that specific microbe...And ONLY give you medication that you give your bird right directly into their mouth with an oral syringe that contains the exact dosage for your bird based on her weight (or you can take that exact dose of oral medication and put the entire dose from the syringe into a tiny bit of food that your bird likes to eat, such as a bit of oatmeal, or into a small, tiny bit of fruit juice, like orange juice, that they will drink or eat all of so that they get the entire dose...It's no different than how we are tested for infections and illnesses, and then prescribed an exact dose of the correct medication...But Vets who do not have any extra training or education in Avian Medicine do things like this, and it always ends badly...But if this is the only vet you have, then you don't have a choice...

My best advice for tomorrow when you take your bird to see this vet is to make sure that you absolutely request that they do a Fecal Culture (take a fresh dropping from your bird the morning before her appointment, put it in a bag and put it in the fridge and take it with you), that's the minimum testing that this vet needs to do. So go prepared with the fecal sample, and if this vet tells you it's not necessary and just wants to prescribe her a medication without doing any tests, I would absolutely insist that they at the very least do the Fecal Culture...And they also HAVE TO take a scraping/sample of the stuff on her face and look at it under a microscope to determine what it is...If it is Scaly Face Mites, they should give her a single injection/shot of Ivermectin and that will clear it up...
Thank you for telling me all this information! First of all I want to mention that I told the vet her symptoms and he told me to give her some sort of medicine that suits most of the situations like her's. He also told me that it wouldn't make such a huge difference and it might not help at all, but it is okay since tomorrow I am going to visit him and he will tell me exactly what's wrong. I will make sure to ask him to do all the examinations that you have mentioned in your text! Thank you.

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Re: Sick budgie help!

Hey guys! I have good news! I went to the vet and he turned out to be a very good doctor. He explained to me what was wrong with my budgie and gave me medicine. He told me that she is going to be perfectly fine after about one month (including her beak). But before that I have to visit him again so that he will see how she will be doing. Thank you all for your advice !! **Sorry for my bad english, but as I said I am from Greece

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Did he tell you what kind of sickness Budgie has? Can you tell us the name of the medicine he gave her???




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Did he tell you what kind of sickness Budgie has? Can you tell us the name of the medicine he gave her???




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Yes he explained that it was scally face. I told him that I have given her antibiotics for one week (they are called avoimycine) and this is why he gave me something called "asminine" and this is going to help with her breathing problem. Now when it comes to scally face he gave me something called "acaricine spot on" and I am supposed to drop in on her skin twice a week and then repeat the same process the next week (overall he told me that her breathing broblem is connected with the "scally face")

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Re: Sick budgie help!

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Not only did you care enough to reach out, but you LISTENED and ACTED!

You saved your bird.

I am so happy for you both!
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