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  1. K

    Bile acid and beta globulins

    Good afternoon, I got a cockatoo umbrella female in October 2022 she is 1 year old. I decided to take the bird to an avian vet for an anual wellness exam to see why this bird is not waiting much during the day. And they did fecal. And blood test. Her fecal came back negative for parasite and...
  2. R

    Raising lost babies

    Good day to all, I am new-ish to the incredible avian world. I have raised and released 2 Swifts and a Waxbill. I have a juvenile Cape Canary who I raised but she doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I'm quite fine with that. I have a baby Mousebird currently as well, and he's not doing so...
  3. C

    Urgent Weird Lovebird behavior for years

    My lovie is 8 years old and she’s exhibited these behaviors for almost 4 years now. We have done every exam in the book- x-rays, blood work, crop swabs, gram stains. Everything comes out clear. She remains at a healthy weight, never loses any. I’m at a loss, she goes through periods where she’s...
  4. JulietRose

    Force feeding tips?

    I have to force feed my budgie some medication, and I was wondering the best way to do it? I’ll need to do this twice a day with a syringe (two medications with a smaller tip syringe, one with a fairly large tip syringe). So, what’s the most comfortable/least stressful way to do this? I’d like...
  5. JulietRose


    One of my budgies is seemingly pretty sick, I would take her to the vet, but for personal reasons, I can’t take her, and it may be a while til I can. I’m very worried she won’t make it and I’m wondering if anyone has any advice on what she might have and how I can help her. She been shaking and...
  6. AlfieMyBab

    911 Budgie regurgitating, fluffy, and lethargic.

    My sweet boy Alf, 8 years old, was absolutely fine yesterday. Today, he's been... Off... I love him so much and have never been this close to a rescue budgie before. He's been regurgitating a lot today, at first he was just eating it again, and he was talking to me, so I didn't worry (he got a...
  7. B

    Something is wrong with my male Java Rice Finch

    There's something wrong with my male, Java rice finch. All day today he's been puffed up and sleeping. He hasn't ate much either and is a touch pale in colour around his eyes. Until today he is usually the chipper, brighter of the two and usually gobbles down food in the am like he's starving...
  8. O

    Urgent my budgie keeps tail bobbing

    Hello everyone my budgie keeps bobbing its tail about 3-4 days i am starting to get very worried. Can someone look at the videos and tell me if this is normal. I appreciate it so much:) https://youtube.com/shorts/rVbQ9VjluFQ?feature=share https://youtube.com/shorts/TPD9NooVWlY?feature=share
  9. P

    We went to the vet but need a second opinion (lovebird)

    Hello, first i'm sorry for my poor english, not my native language, my lovebird has been acting sick lately (for a month now), he is 5 years old blue personata and mostly seed diet (I'm trying to change but no luck), used to drink tap water but changed to purified because mom told me it could...
  10. Z

    Cause of sickness

    Hi everyone, so long story short I'm here in hopes of finding some imput as to what caused the sickness and later death of my tiel. I had 3 tiels, one male and two females. Last Tuesday my male was his normal self, I typically let them out of the cage when I get home from work, and they all stay...
  11. shajeeb

    Loki breathe heavy after a short flight!

    Hi i have two cockatiels Loki and Gutu. Loki is a 9 months old boy and Gutu is a 11 months old girl. Gutu is really active, she likes to fly around in the house and check up on us! Loki likes to sit around a lot. He doesn't fly much. He only flys when he gets scared. But what i have noticed he...
  12. J

    Urgent Budgie with dirty vent , been sleeping a lot throughout the day

    I just got 2 new budgies around 3 days ago. According to their previous owner they were on an all-seed diet ( specifically canary seed). So on the day I first got them . I noticed that Sugar, the dilute violet budgie had some feces( quite dark colored and dried up) being stucked on his vent ...
  13. G

    Urgent Sick budgie

    Hi one of my budgies has a wheezy squeak, sore eyes and is bobbing heavily when breathing, can anyone give any advice as there are no avian vets in the area and I'm really worried about him
  14. C

    Sick Cockatiel

    Hi everyone. New member here I’m worried about my 1 year oldcockatiel. She has been drinking excessively and has poor appetite. She is also sleeping most of day. She is breathing normally, isn’t egg bound, doesn’t have a fever. She does wake up and eat and drink but goes back to sleep. I took...
  15. C

    Sick cockatiel

    Hi everyone. New member here I’m worried about my 1 year oldcockatiel. She has been drinking excessively and has poor appetite. She is also sleeping most of day. She is breathing normally, isn’t egg bound, doesn’t have a fever. She does wake up and eat and drink but goes back to sleep. I took...
  16. E

    Budgie acting different after medicine

    Last Friday (5 days ago) I brought my budgie to the vet as her faeces was wet and she had been fluffed up. The vet said it was a gastrointestinal problem and he also said she might get lighter. He prescribed her enrofloxacin which we give twice daily. Ever since we started giving the medicine...
  17. I

    A little help pls

    1) I have 2 sick budgies. My vet told me to give them medicine by a injection. After i gave it to them, the medicine started coming out of their nostrils. I checked them later. The nostrils were clear, and they were breathing fine. Now will there be some problems? 2) every time i let them out...
  18. B

    Urgent Love bird allergic reaction? Shock?

    We found out one year old love bird in his cage with swollen eyes , lethargic, not himself . He flew a little bit and will ship but keeps puffing up closing his eyes and sounds raspy . He was happy and normal this afternoon but we put in a freshly cut dried gourd in his cage for a bird house ...
  19. C

    Urgent Sick baby cockatiel!

    hello! i’m new here and have been reading this forum the entire time my bird has been sick. last wednesday my 9 week old, hand/formula fed cockatiel lost his voice & had a watery eye. i took him to the emergency vet and she started him on enrofloxacin about 5 days later still nothing had gotten...
  20. I

    Budgie is looking sick, what do I do?

    I got my male budgie Sky about a year ago. Just today we noticed he was very sleepy during the day. When he came out of the cage, he ate a few seeds and then just perched on my hand with his eyes closed. We tried to offer him some spray millet but he wouldn’t take them which was very worrisome...