Sick Budgie Bird Vet Health Checks
- Sick budgies are masters of disguise
- Buy and study "Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude"
- by the time we notice that they are sick they have often already been sick for several days to weeks
- the severity of clinical signs shown does not correlated well with the severity and impact of the disease on your budgie and/or you
- Many budgies brought to me are found to have a combination of health issues that I can help including nutritional, behavioral, various infections with viruses, bacteria and/or fungi, various worms and other parasites, and perhaps last but not least, acute or chronic heavy metal poisoning and other poisonings from hazardous toys, perches, food and water containers!
- It helps me help you and your budgie when you remember to not clean the cage just before bringing your budgie to me, when you remember to put a sheet of white paper on the floor of the cage so that a few droppings fall on it and then cover that white page with clear plastic so that by the time you arrive with your bird there are some ultra-fresh perhaps still warm droppings for me to examine, including urine that hasn't soaked in in case I need to test for kidney disease or diabetes mellitus
- In many budgies, if you are familiar with normal droppings, you (and your Gold Coast Bird Vet, Dr Ross Perry), can recognise signs of disease in the droppings days before it becomes obvious from looking at your budgie that it is sick
common signs of disease include sore eyes, nasal discharge, soiled
vent, droopy wings, arched rump, droopy tail, crouching low on perch,
fluffed up, soiled vent, sore feet, abnormal plumage, tail bobbing,
sneezing, wheezing, short of breath, poor exercise tolerance, vomiting,
slobbers, lumps and bumps, overgrown beak and/or nails, obesity, going
- The droppings of most budgies should have a firm
almost dry coiled mid-green sausage of intestinal faeces surrounding an
almost dry snowy bright white portion of urates and a very sparse clear
surrounding margin of urine.
- Discolouration of the white part green or yellow often indicates liver disease, sometimes avian chlamydia and/or bruising or internal haemorrhage.
- Changes in the intestinal component can be indicative of a wide range of disease causes.
- The important and wise course of action on your part is to schedule an appointment with Dr Ross Perry as soon as possible by ringing 0419693279 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Coast Bird Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry, PO Box 520, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 consulting strictly by appointment. To make appointment please ring 02 66795770 or 0419693279 or e-mail email@example.com. Similarly book your appointment for your long distance phone or Skype (DoctorRossPerry) or iChat (DoctorRossPerry) consultations with Dr Ross Perry.