Losing strength in one leg egg laying budgie

by Christina stahl
(United states michigan)

My female budgie seems to be weak in one leg but is eating drinking and pooping fine. Why is her leg weak? I know shes going to lay an egg tonight because I felt the egg. She bites hard. Is she okay? I cant afford to take her to the vet. I didnt want her breeding but she did. Shes over a year old and im givingg her vitamin drops, cuttlebone, constant supply of wild harvest advanced nutrition food. She wont eat anything else. Please help me.

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Nov 10, 2012
This is the second female that died
by: Anonymous

Im selling all my females because whenever my male breeds to them (this breeding was unintentional) the female ends up dieing. Im selling the females to protect them. Thanks for your condolences. My bird will see your bird and my other bird in birdie heaven they willbe great friends.

Nov 09, 2012
sad
by: Rose

That is so sad.It sounds as though you done every thing you could for your little bird.I had a little cocatiel that is in birdie heaven.I think of him every day,he was a great little mate.After awhile I got another little bird,Ilove her to bits.I know you cant replace the bird that you just lost.Maybe later on you will get another.Take care.

Nov 09, 2012
Shes dead
by: Anonymous

She passed the egg. 3 hours later her spirit passed over to heaven. :( so anybody who wanted to know what happened she died despite what I did for her.

Nov 09, 2012
Weak budgie laying eggs
by: Tracie

Yes, she could be egg bound and the egg could be cutting off the nerves to her leg. If she is egg bound, she will die if she can't lay the egg.

Nov 09, 2012
No money for vet
by: Anonymous

I called itd over 60 dollars for the visit alone. I didnt know the drops were toxic. Shes alive just weak and still.doing the same thing. Could she be egg bound?

Nov 09, 2012
Egg laying budgie losing strength
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help your bird without seeing the bird in person. Vitamin drops can kill your bird because they can cause toxic levels of some of the vitamins. The best thing you can do, after you get past this crisis, is convert your bird to Harrison's Pellets so that your bird doesn't need vitamins.

Use this Harrison's link to find out more about Harrison's pellets and please read this Switching Budgies To Pellets article for help in converting your bird to a healthier diet.

In the mean time, you really must fine an avian vet to examine and treat your bird. Here is an Chronic Egg Laying article that will help you understand how to care for birds that lay eggs.

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