My female lutino budgie lost her voice

I wanted to find out what I can do to bring my female parakeet's voice back. She is a lutino budgie. We moved to southern California a few months back and during the winter, she seemed to have a cold. I gave her a few OTC medications and she seemed to have gotten better. Recently, she's not been chirping. She just squeaks when she tries to talk. I don't know what's wrong with her.

There have been no changes in her diet or anything else. She is active and alert and is feeding normally, just not singing or chirping. I am a college student and I don't have the money for expensive treatments and doctor's visits. If you can kindly recommend any OTC or a change in diet that might work, I'd really appreciate it. I really don't want to lose her, amongst all my other loses. 

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Dec 09, 2015
My female budgie lost voice
by: Adrik

can someone tell me what to do she has never got sick I did not change her diet she is active but she lost her voice.

Editor's note: If your bird drinks from a water dish, instead of a water bottle, then it could be a bacterial infection. No matter what, your bird needs an avian vet to get tests run and a prescription.

May 02, 2013
Budgie lost it's voice
by: Tracie

If you find an avian vet that will suggest over the counter meds without examining your bird, then you have found someone who doesn't care about your bird.

How can anything be suggested without tests and an exam? How do you know if it is a bacterial infection, a viral infection, an illness, a tumor or a disease?

Our avian vet has even mentioned how people will avoid going to an avian vet and give the bird that helps the symptoms, and this actually causes more tests to determine what is wrong with the bird because it isn't presenting all the symptoms to lead to the proper tests. The person spends more money paying for more tests to figure out what is wrong.

If you take your bird in the beginning, the doctor may run one test, know what is wrong, prescribe the exact treatment needed and be done.

Most avian vets take payments, please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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