Budgie unable to grip on perch

by jane

Yesterday i found my budgie on the floor of the cage leaning forward with his tail in the air. I put him in another cage, as the female kept attacking him, they were usually very close.

I took him to the vet, who gave him painkillers, and said he could have had a fit.She checked for broken bones, but couldnt find anything wrong. He is very wobbly, but ok in himself, he is eating and drinking ok. He can fly, but cannot grip anything, bars of cage or perch. He gets out of breath easily, he is making little noises, but the trouble is, he keeps trying to climb the bars of the cage at night, to roost. He hangs on with his beak, as he cannot grip, then falls to the floor, which i have padded with several layers of cloth, and made a little 'nest' with an old soft tea towel. Not sure how to get over the 'wanting to nest' problem?

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Mar 05, 2012
Budgie unable to grip on perch
by: Linda

This has nothing to do with wanting to nest. Your bird is seriously ill and needs to be taken immediately to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area for exam, diagnosis and treatment.If you took bird to a dog and cat vet, they are not licensed or trained in the care of birds and will give them something that makes things worse as in this case. Take a bird only to an Avian Vet.

Failure to do this will result in your bird's death. The other bird can also be incubating whatever this one has as infections are highly contageous. So, take both birds in to be checked for infections both viral and bacterial or risk losing them both.

When we have birds, we also have to have an Avian Vet for when they are sick or injured. If you don't want to take your birds to the correct kind of vet, please do not have birds in the first place as they deserve to be cared for when they are ill by competent people trained for the care and treatment of birds.

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