I am worried about my Budgie

libbi

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Hi, I am writing this thread because I have increasingly became worried about my Budgie, Blair.

On the Wednesday last week my three budgies were happily chirping, playing and just being budgies in their cage. They have a fairly big cage that has a few different doors to open. On the night I had to visit my dad because he is Ill and i stayed the night, he lives down the street from me and I didn't think anything of it because I knew i'd be back early in the morning.
However that was a huge mistake, my mom has a cat (don't get me wrong I knew it is in their nature) and I hadn't closed the door to the budgies room correctly, while that usually wouldn't be a problem cause the cage door is always locked shut when the budgies aren't out playing, a screw had come loose on the cage door and I think the cat had knocked the door and it had swung open....

I wont mention any of the details because it's heartbreaking, but I lost two of my budgies and Blair, my remaining budgie was found clinging onto dear life on top of the curtain. Obviously I was devastated.

All Thursday I cleaned the room, put Blair in a small travel cage and cleaned out the old cage and made sure each screw was in correctly. since then, Blair hasn't eaten very much, i've even replaced her pellets with a seed mix just to try and entice her to eat more, she'll have a nibble and then fly off. I've replaced the old perches and toys with new ones that I know is her favourite and kept her in the smaller cage for a few days just to keep an eye on her.
Her poop is looking very dark, almost black, and now I'm a bit concerned because I popped her back into the bigger cage, and she had a little look around and then started pacing back and forth on this one perch. I've seen her do this before when see spots me holding millet or she gets excited. so I thought maybe she was just excited to be in her old cage that she recognises, but last night she was doing it constantly non-stop, for a few hours and I had to sleep so I did go to bed, however I woke up this morning and checked on her and she was still doing it! she shrieked a little at me but didn't stop the pacing and I'm not entirely sure she slept.

the cage full of her favourite toys, so she can't be bored, I'm just extremely worried. any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi libbi, welcome to the Forums, although I am so sorry that it is under these terrible circumstances. My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your two budgies in such a horrible accident.

Might I suggest that you take Blair for a check up with an avian vet? Cat claws and teeth harbour all sorts of nasty bacteria, and if she has sustained even a small bite or scratch it may lead to infection. The link below may assist you to find a specialist avian vet if you are not already familiar with one...

https://www.aav.org/

Again, my most sincere condolences go out to you for your loss. I hope Blair will be ok and that you will keep us updated :)
 
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libbi

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thank you, I will deffo check for an avian vet near me and get her an appointment. :greenyellow:
 

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I am so sorry, my deepest condolences for the loss of two budgies.

Avian qualified vet care extraordinarily critical with any cat nail/tooth/fluid contact. Dearly hope Blair fully recovers!
 

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and Blair in my prayers.
 

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