Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florence, Alabama
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Two sick budgies
The budgie I've had the longest, Tweety, has been having some trouble with his right foot. He seems to be using the part right above his little toes to balance with instead of using his foot to wrap around perches.
When I went to catch him to take him to the vet's office I noticed a female of mine named Pollianna looked like she had "torpedo butt"(possible egg bound looking) and it looks like she has plucked around her bum area. Both are possible egg bound signs.
The vet thinks Polli may be egg bound but if not she may have some type of tumor growth. I'll know more tomorrow when I call to check up on her. Polli is spending the night there in an incubator cage.
She felt Tweety's leg and foot and said she can no longer feel muscle in that leg and that he would not be using that foot again. Sounds like it's been going on a while but I didn't know it. I feel horrible about that.
She said it could be some kind of growth and she couldn't give me a timetable with how long before it gets worse, but that as long as he was eating and getting around okay with it he had quality of life.
He has a bacterial infection and she showed me Polli's incubation cage where I could make Tweety one. I bought him a heat pad for reptiles to put underneath it to keep him warm. I have to give him medication two times a day. He'll be going back to the vet next week for a follow up.
Please keep both of my feather kids in your thoughts and if you do prayers. I'm worried about both.