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sick budgie- during a blizzard

this morning i find that Baby Bird is feeling a little sick. he has the usual sick symptoms: not active, not really interested in food, a little fluffed. i tried to feed him some Booster, but he moved at the last second and now its all over his face. i tried to clean some off, but it is still very much there.

his poops are mostly urine with some white (i can't remember what the white is) and he isn't eating. earlier he did take some pellets and millet when i offered it. he took maybe 3 bites of lettuce. he was preening a little and also was sleeping. the vet doesn't open until wednesday at 10 so i am not sure what else i can do... right now he is in a hospital tank with food and water with my full spectrum light on him. there is well over 2 feet of snow that we just got in the last 12 hours and its still coming down so i can't go any where.... what else can i do?!?

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I think you have done all you can for him... Just continue keeping him warm and offer food and water.. Keep spray millet close to him as that may tempt him.
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I'm sorry to hear that Baby Bird is sick and there is such a bad blizzard in your area.
I saw pictures on a German weather site.

http://www.wetteronline.de/fotostrec...us?part=single

Does the full spectrum lamp keep Baby Bird warm?
Perhaps your family has an infra red spot?
The best are the dark infra red emitters. They are very useful for sick birds.
I bought this one. It has only 50W, so it doesn't become too hot.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/50W-220V-Terr...item418b6e2da3

I hope Baby Blue recovers soon.
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After some resting, he did eat some of the spray millet and a few seeds. While I was outside I kept looking in and saw him preening a lot, trying to get out or picking at the seeds. I am going to make an appointment for him. His poops now have the brown fecal part to them but they are small and still wet. The ful spectrum light is not warm but I do have my heater on full blast

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If you have any reptile lamps for heating then I recommend hanging one over the cage for warmth. Although you have your heater on, it can always be beneficial to have some direct heat over the cage (so long as they can move away)

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unfortunately i do not have a heat lamp. his poops are back to normal as of this morning and he did eat a lot of the spray millet and some seeds again. I'm just waiting for the vets to open

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Sounds like he's feeling better! Could have just been feeling under the weather. Best to just ring up and ask for advice

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I took him to the vets (and was shocked at the bill since they upped the price of each service!) and he checked out good except for some negative bacteria in his poop. He will be on baytril and have benebac and Booster in the food. Lets hope for a speedy recovery!

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Oh im so glad you found the problem. Wishing a swift recovery!!
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Awh is it just a bacterial infection then? Or is it something that you're treating everybody for? Glad you found out!

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i believe it is just a bacterial infection. there was not a lot of negative bacteria in his poop.

(copy and pasted from TB due to laziness!)
i took him to the vet yesterday. everything checked out good (he even slipped out of the techs hand, this is the first time it has ever happened to the tech!) the only thing off was a little bit of negative bacteria in his poop. he seems perfectly healthy and the vet wasn't sure what else to say because he did so well! he is now on baytril once a day and has Booster and Benebac in his food. today he was lively and normal, pacing back and fourth of his hospital tank. i moved him into the other room so i can see how he is without his buddies flying overhead. he appears to be doing just fine

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I'm glad to hear that he is so much better, good Baby Boy!

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