Budgie vet visit.
I recently posted a question about my female budgie's feather loss.
I took Lightning to the vets in London for a second opinion as advised by Dr B, and he agreed with Dr B, and disagreed with the previous avian vet.
He stated that Dr Jones (other avian vet) obviously likes steroids.
He also stated the problems associated with dairy products and the dangers of too much protein in their diet.
Lightning was taken in to surgery and anaesthatised and a small hormaonal implant was placed in the left hand side of her chest area just under the skin.
He stated that he would prefer to use antihistmanines and presribed piriton 0.03ml to be given once or twice daily along with Flagyl S to be given once a day for 5 days. Both to be given orally through a small 1 ml syringe.
He stated that the implant will take approx 2 weeks to start working and at first she may pluck a little more before the hormones balance out.
I left happier ith his diagnosis, altjough it cost me just over $202 / £133.
The other vet charged just £38 for his treatment.
The vt ask dme to bring her back should she have any problems ith the implant or if things have not improved after a month.
THe day before the appointment she was sleeping more, and I didn't mention it as I thiught maybe she was justa little more tired tahnusual and dismissed it when we got back because I thiught it as just the remainder of the anaesthetic she had.
Today she is again sleeping in her cage. Is there soemthing else wrong? Should I take her back for blood tests which he didn't think were necassary at that point but he said they may be needed at a alter date if she doesn't improve.