how to get sick budgie to eat powdered emergency food?

miosj

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hi, i've brought my sick budgie to the vet a few days ago and the vet gave us a powdered suppliment/food by VETAFARM (critta care) which provides nutritional support for sick and injured birds. the vet told us to try and force feed her as she isn't tamed. i tried placing the powder mixed with water into a syringe to feed her when i use a towel to hand hold her but she refuses to open her mouth and swallow any of it. i'm really worried for her health as im also giving her 3 other types of medicine as prescribed by the doc.

are there any other ways i can encourage/feed her? if it helps she's apparently malnutrioned as stated by the vet but she hardly eats anything i feed her be it apples or water spinach and only takes small nibbles all along
 

HeatherG

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hi, i've brought my sick budgie to the vet a few days ago and the vet gave us a powdered suppliment/food by VETAFARM (critta care) which provides nutritional support for sick and injured birds. the vet told us to try and force feed her as she isn't tamed. i tried placing the powder mixed with water into a syringe to feed her when i use a towel to hand hold her but she refuses to open her mouth and swallow any of it. i'm really worried for her health as im also giving her 3 other types of medicine as prescribed by the doc.

are there any other ways i can encourage/feed her? if it helps she's apparently malnutrioned as stated by the vet but she hardly eats anything i feed her be it apples or water spinach and only takes small nibbles all along
Are you feeding your budgie a main diet of seeds or pellets? She needs to eat those things along with apples and spinach.

(I’m sorry if this is a dumb question. I just want to make sure you are feeding her the main budgie foods of birdseed or pellets as well as fruits and vegetables.)
 
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Are you feeding your budgie a main diet of seeds or pellets? She needs to eat those things along with apples and spinach.

(I’m sorry if this is a dumb question. I just want to make sure you are feeding her the main budgie foods of birdseed or pellets as well as fruits and vegetables.)

yep! i feed her a main diet of bird seeds as i tried giving her zupreem's pellet in the past but she barely touched it but recently i bought roudybush pellets for her and mixed it in with her seeds. she finally seems to be eating a lot more frm her foodbowl as based off what ive seen yesterday :)
 

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