Budgie Vet Visit & Medication
I took my budgies to the vets as one has been having an eye irriration since 14th December when I first visited.
The eye drops had helped somewhat, but the eye was still irritating it.
The vet said that she could see no obvious problem with it, and she could only suggest a different anti-biotic, but one that would go in the water rather than the previous eye-drops.
I also had her look at my other budgie while I was there as he / she makes a squeaking sound hen they breathe after flying, but could not derect anything wrong woth the heart or breathing after using the stethicope. She spoke to her colleague reagarding both birds, and he agreed with her.
I explained that budgies do not drink much and she gave me some very small syringes and suggeted I put 0.01ml of the anti-biotic in the syringe and then draw up 0.19ml of water and feed them orally.
She gave them the first does and one of them vomitted it back up.
Is this likely to happen every time I give them some, and will this have any effect on them.
I am to go back in a week if they get worse or fail to improve back to health again, and will be referred to a specialist.
Previous eye drops: Chloramphenicol eye drops. 3-4 times a day.
New medication: Baytril 2.5% oral solution. Twice a day. 0.01ml diluted with 0.19ml of water.