is my budgie constipated

by jennifer
(fraserburgh)

budgie droppings

budgie droppings

I got a budgie about a week ago and she has been constipated i think her droopings are dry and large sticking to her tail feathers have been cleaning her and putting oil on the vent as it was a bit red advice from pet store was to change her seed so i did this and budgie forum suggested to use probiotic the only one i could get was from my local vet it is called avipro plus i have ordered one for birds but not received it yet after taking her to good pet shop she seemed to go back to having normal dropings and yesterday i gave her millet and today again she is constipated.

i have also noticed she has a bare bit of skin showing under one of her wings does not look cut just missing feathers i think her feathers do not look in condition no avian vets in aberdeenshire that i know of.

can you please advise

Thank you

J Burton

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Nov 01, 2012
is my budgie constipated
by: Linda

As Tracie said, your bird has to be examined, diagnosed and treated for a possible bacterial infection. Do not give any over the counter meds because until you know what kind of infection this is, it cannot be treated. Do not ask the pet shop for anymore advice because they should have directed you to an Avian Vet in the first place. Pet shop people are not doctors nor are they allowed to give you medical advice. The symptoms you describe are from a possible bacterial infection, and your bird will not get better until you have it examined by an avian vet.

Also, put no more oil of any kind on your bird because oil will kill it. Oil migrates all over the bird during preening and once all the skin pores are closed with the oil bird suffocates to death. Use only meds prescribed by a licensed and trained avian vet for birds or you risk losing your bird. Take no advice from pet shop people because they are not avian vets or any kind of vets and usually do not know what they are talking about.

Linda

Nov 01, 2012
Constipated budgie
by: Tracie

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

Dr B has not answered questions for a few weeks, I don't know if he is out of town or what. He would not be able to help you anyway, because your bird needs an exam to determine what the cause is and what the treatment should be.

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