My sister (bird named Kony) was recently ill with a yeast infection but recently finished her medication for it so she should be all better now. But I noticed that she is drinking a lot more water than usual when I offer her water. We recently got her a new cage so I’m not sure if it’s because she can’t reach the water and just decides to wait for me to give it to her or if it’s because I introduced carrots to her diet a few times. Her poop looks normal some on the side are runny and green while others are small solid and darker in color. She seems to act normal but she seems to be drinking more water than usual. She was dehydrated when she got the yeast infection. I believe the infection is what caused the dehydration. I also read that taking medication can cause parakeets to drink more water than usual. She is on a medication I put in the water each day. The vet said I am supposed to do this until it runs out (it’s to make sure she does not get sick again). I’m not sure what to make of it on one hand stress of a new cage, carrots introduced to diet, and the medications could be the cause and she could be perfectly fine. But on the other hand, some of her poop is a bit runny and green in color particularly in one spot of the cage. Like its green sort of light green but not light green and is runny. But when I took her to the vet last time due to dehydration the vet examined this sort of poop and didn’t find anything wrong. So I’m not sure really what to do. She does this sort of beak movement when she seems parched like the top part of the beak will open and close but the bottom remains still. I saw in a video that this means they need water. She does it a bit while eating so I always offer her water and she drinks it. She just seems to be drinking a lot of water whenever I offer it. Based on the possible causes I mentioned I’m not sure if I should take her to the vet again or not seeing as it has become quite expensive. So far this year alone she has gone to the vet two time one after the other only about two weeks apart from the time of completing medication to solve her diagnosis from the previous visit. So now I’m a bit paranoid its just going to happen again. In total this year alone, I think I’ve spent well around 350 to 400 on the vet alone. That’s way more than previously when she only went to the vet once in the year that she was sick. I talked to my parents about pet insurance and they said no. I have money from financial aid to pay for the vet but I’m just getting worried since its starting to add up. And normally my parents are not happy about vet visits since they take all day and they hate waiting for the vet to give kony back after an examination. (Example, last vet visit our appointment was at 3pm we got there on time but left around 6pm aka closing time). Even if we make an appointment it always seems to last a whole day. I don’t know why; I assume it’s because there’s only one vet and the rest of the staff are nurses in a sense. Regardless I’m just not sure what to do or how to go about this. I’m going to call the vet tomorrow and ask what they think. Other than the excessive drinking of water and beak movement she acts totally normal. So what do you all think it is, is the reasons I mentioned a normal cause for this, or does it seem like I really do have to take her to the vet. I want to hear your advice on what to do about this and what you all think.