Balled tail Parakeet

by Maria F.
(Dallas TX.)

I just bought a male parakeet and I noticed that his tail area near his butt is balled. What can be wrong with him and what can I do for it to get better?

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Jan 14, 2014
Parakeet with bulge
by: Alex

Are you sure the budgie is a male?

If the bird is in fact female then as Tracie mentioned below, the bird could be egg-bound and this is a life threatening EMERGENCY.

Egg-binding happens when an egg becomes stuck and the bird cannot pass it. The bird will be come stressed and also cannot pass faeces. This can kill in hours.

Budgie pass stools every 15-20 minutes, and if it is not, it could be seriously constipated, and it will die soon as they pass large amounts of stools per day.

This is also an EMERGENCY.

It would be best to get the bird to an avian vet ASAP to make sure the bird is not in a serious condition, and if it is, it can get the urgent treatment it requires.

Thanks for getting in contact.

Jan 13, 2014
Parakeet with bulge under tail
by: Tracie

Your bird may be egg bound or have a growth. If it is egg bound it will die soon without help. If it has a growth, you need to still have it checked out right away in order to know what the proper treatment is.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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