Female budgerigar sleeps all day but is eating well
Hello, I have a five year old female budgeriar here in Australia. She had a bad moult with a lot of spikey new feathers and was very unwell during this. Since the moult, for nearly three months now she has been sleeping all day - generally squeezes herself between the side of the cage and a mirror, not her normal sleeping position at all. When she wakes she is very hungry especially for millet which I give about every 2-3 days. I give lots of freshly picked seed grasses which she eats. After eating she usually goes to sleep again straight away.
About 2 months ago I took her to my local vet who thought she just needed time to recover from the moult but this has now been months. I keep her very warm and out of drafts. She has another female budgie in the cage with her who is well. I have just been trying to keep her warm and comfortable, assuming she would soon die, but the condition seems chronic and ongoing. There is no diarrhoea or breathing difficulty, the vet at last visit said weight was OK and could find no obvious evidence of anything wrong. By phone the vet now says there must be a chronic condition. I am unable to get to an avian vet. Any ideas please on what could be wrong with her?