Messy vent and bobbing tail
My pet budgie looks unwell sometimes.
She is 10 months old and is a female, and a blue bird. Most of the time she has a very messy vent and seems to be in discomfort when this occurs.
The droppings are stuck to her vent area and feathers in the area become yellow/green.
We have tried bathing her, by picking her up and wiping the vent. This helps to keep her clean but it reoccurs in about 2 days.
We use boiled water, (when it's cooled to room temparature) so it doesn't have germs in it.
We spray her often and she trys to preen but she can't clean it herself.
She has a small bath and sometimes has a clean and splash in it.
Why is she getting clogged up and how can we help her?
Also ever since i owned her,(from pet shop) i have noticed her tail flicks slightly every second.
Why is this?