Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets

>
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2020, 03:57 PM
HowdyDoDee's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Parakeet
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Minnesota
Thanks: 11
Thanked 25 Times in 16 Posts
HowdyDoDee is on a distinguished road
Re: Knotgrass for budgies

Quote: Originally Posted by LMO View Post
I started offering her the knotgrass tea and it looks like she's really enjoying it - she goes to it straight away when I put it in the cage - hopefully it will help her. Sorry to ask a different question but I noticed a lump just above her cere a few days ago - it appeared really suddenly. She started rubbing her head and managed to remove some of it (please see photo) but it looks like its starting to grow back. I've made her a vet appointment in 2 days time but wondering if anyone can advise in the meantime - is this a feather cyst?
Hows she doing? Has the cause been discovered for these conditions? I wonder if shes getting enough vitamin A and if shes acquired an opportunistic infection.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-13-2020, 06:12 PM
LMO LMO is offline
Junior Member
Parrots:
Jesse - Budgie (hatched 10/10/2013) Bebe - Budgie (2010 - 31/01/2014)
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Nottingham, UK
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
LMO is on a distinguished road
Re: Knotgrass for budgies

Quote: Originally Posted by HowdyDoDee View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by LMO View Post
I started offering her the knotgrass tea and it looks like she's really enjoying it - she goes to it straight away when I put it in the cage - hopefully it will help her. Sorry to ask a different question but I noticed a lump just above her cere a few days ago - it appeared really suddenly. She started rubbing her head and managed to remove some of it (please see photo) but it looks like its starting to grow back. I've made her a vet appointment in 2 days time but wondering if anyone can advise in the meantime - is this a feather cyst?
Hows she doing? Has the cause been discovered for these conditions? I wonder if shes getting enough vitamin A and if shes acquired an opportunistic infection.
Hi. I'm really sorry for the late reply - I have only just seen your message - I had been checking the thread but must have missed it. She is coping really well despite her condition - still managing to fly and climb round her cage. She's eating well, singing, and still enjoying the knotgrass tea. But I have noticed a noise when she breathes - I'm not sure if this is related to the tumour or something else. The tumour is also causing very wet droppings which in turn is causing pasting around her vent which is really difficult to manage. The vet said the tumour he felt was most likely from the kidney. I took her to get the growth above the cere checked and he thought this was linked to her hypertrophy of the cere (which she's lived with for years). She will eat spinach which is high in vitamin A but she is very fussy and eats mostly seeds so she could have a vitamin deficiency. And with her tumour she's probably more susceptible to opportunistic infections. I've started adding apple cider vinegar 'with the mother' to her water 3x a week as this is supposed to boost the immune system as well as other benefits.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets

Tags
budgie, kidney problem, knotgrass, tumor

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What did my budgies die of? SmulanSmiley New Members Welcome 14 02-01-2018 11:05 AM
New to Budgies SEwicked Budgies/Parakeets 3 10-14-2017 04:35 PM
I have 2 new budgies IluvmyBirbs Budgies/Parakeets 4 09-30-2017 09:14 AM
How many budgies new to this Pippop New Members Welcome 4 09-06-2014 10:06 PM
New Budgies MaiTai Budgies/Parakeets 7 01-23-2014 08:07 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.