What shall I do to make a Parakeet/budgie to prevent dying?

by Mina

My very beloved parakeet just died today and I do NOT want my other lonely parakeet to die.How could I tell if it's sick or if it's gonna die?


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Aug 20, 2017
My parakeet died in my hands.
by: Anonymous

I woke up this morning to do my usual routine and when I got to the birds (to feed them and refill their water fish) I saw that one of my parakeets was at the bottom of the cage. I petted him to see if he was asleep but he didn't move so I took him out to see what was wrong. He tried to open his wings but couldn't. I noticed he was really cold so I tried warming him up and giving him water to keep him hydrated. He started twisting his head abnormally and his body followed. I tried holding his head still while my mom tried to find out what was wrong. We where literally walking to the car and he died.

I have no idea what happened. I still have the other parakeet and it seems to be fine, just hungry. Either way I placed more water dishes and refilled every food dish I have.

I have lost five parakeets in less than a week from getting them. They all seem to die at nighttime.

May 25, 2015
almost dying
by: Anonymous

My bird first started off as normal molting and now he is starting to get sick and he can't fly anymore and he is losing his balance but can still be on him perk, I don't know what is causing this. He is only 5 years old and my mother is a veternarian and she doesn't know what's wrong with him. HELP!!

Editor's note: 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.

Sep 29, 2010
by: Anonymous

my parakeet died today, she was sleeping all the time with her head on her back, what was wrong with her and how can I prevent the other birds from getting sick. thanks

Editor's note: I am sorry, but next time please take your bird to an avian vet ASAP when it is not acting normal.

Sep 28, 2010
parkeet sick
by: Anonymous

my parakeet is sick and she is sleeping all the time and her head on her back, what can I do? Please help

Aug 13, 2010
What shall I do to make a Parakeet/budgie to prevent dying
by: nell

well 1st you need to identigfy the cause of death. if it was sick and you kept them caged together then it's likely this budgie will have a fatal death as well. if there was another tragedy then you need to make sure you fix what caused the tragic & buy another budgie.

Aug 13, 2010
What shall I do to make a Parakeet/budgie to prevent dying?
by: Linda

Mina, you should have taken the dead bird's body to an Avian Vet for a necropsy to find out why it died. Your other bird HAS to be examined by an Avian Vet immediately to see if he is sick, and I am almost certain he is also sick and will also die without proper treatment.

Birds can get various bacterial and viral infections that unless treated by an Avian Vet will kill them. Birds do not just "get over" their illnesses as they have to be diagnosed and then treated.

The bird you have has to go into an Avian Vet in your driving area, and have the following tests done first: Throat swab for bacterial infections, bloodwork and other tests the Avian Vet has for Viral infections. He will also need some general bloodwork like a CBC, and tests to see how his kidneys, liver, thyroid and parathyroid are functioning.

The other issue is that the cage, perches, toys and dishes have to be cleaned with a bird-safe product and rinsed thoroughly and then dried in the sun if possible. Tracie carries a cleaner out here that kills all kinds of bacterial vectors as well as most viral ones. Bird has to be completely removed from the cage until all the work is done. I suggest you get another cage or borrow one and make sure it is also cleaned first. Only use a non-toxic cleaner to clean cages, perches, toys and dishes. Do not use bleach, ammonia or any other harsh chemical as just the smell of these will kill your bird. Residue left by harsh non-safe cleaners can poison birds, so use only non-toxic and follow directions to the letter before using at all.

Sorry your bird died, and if you wish to prevent this happening again, please take birds to an Avian Vet when they appear to be sick. We recommend once a year checkups to keep birds healthy and to treat an infection before it kills the bird.


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