is my bugie sick

tweety is 2 years old, for the past 5 day's she has been very quiet no chatting like before, also has red around her upper beak, also black dots above her beak, and flakes on her back of her feathers.. please help she is eating and sleeping more often too... help

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Nov 11, 2010
Sick budgie
by: Tracie

I am so sorry your Tweety is sick. There is not really anything anyone can do for your bird over the Internet. You need to take your bird to an avian vet to be examined in person, so what is wrong can be determined and a treatment prescribed.

Until you can get to an avian vet, you need to move the perches in the cage to a low position, with food and water available from the low perch, so that if your bird loses balance it won't fall far.

Cover the cage on three sides and on the top, to keep out drafts. You can also put a heating pad on low on top of the cage to help keep warmth in the cage.

If your bird is not eating a healthy pellet diet, like Harrison's, then it is possible that it is sick because of a high seed diet.

No matter what, you need to find an avian vet, not a dog/cat vet, to take your bird to. Most vets will take payments if you ask, if you don't think you can afford an avian vet.

You can look on our Find an Avian Vet page for an avian vet. If you don't see one listed in your area, click on one of the links at the top of the page and do a search at one of those sites.

Switching Birds to Pellets article.

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