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Unhappy 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.
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Aww honey, I hope they are both ok!! My thoughts are with you.. Xx

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Thank you for having them in your thoughts. I'm going to feel so sad if I lose two so close together.

I've made Tweety a hospital cage like the vet showed me how and have a reptile heating pad on the underside of it. He did not like taking his medicine and did not like his new "cage" even more.

When he's over the bacterial infection he can go to a smaller cage by himself or possibly with his g/f with larger perches so he can use his one good foot better. I'm hoping he gets to do this sooner than later.

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Im sorry you have sick babies. I will say a little prayer. Sending good thoughts your way.
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Healing prayers for your little ones, Brittney!

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Aww I hope everything turns out alright. They will both be kept in my thoughts and prayers.




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I really appreciate the thoughts and prayers for Tweety and Pollianna.

Tweety is getting used to his incubation cage I made for him. I was able to hold him better to get the medicine in his beak better this morning. He bites but not as bad as Zazzy the Quaker.

The vet called this afternoon and she used a needle to aspirate the area that's swollen looking in Polli's underneath area. She said nothing came out and she did an Xray before and saw no egg shells in it.

She was going to let Polli get comfortable and calmed down again before trying to aspirate in a different spot. She thought it may be a tumor due to no fluid but will know more when I call her in the morning to check on her.

She said Polli may just come home in an incubation cage as well but I don't know yet if it will be long term. I don't know if I should leave her be if it's not life threatening right now or just wait out to see how long before it really bothers her.
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I'm really sorry you're going through this. Your babies are in my thoughts

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I'm so sorry Brittney, I keep your little babies in my prayers.
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I hope they improve.
Maybe when tweety's better you can get him a landing shelf.

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Thank you as well for thinking of my babies and praying for them.

I've been thinking of what to do for Tweety when he gets over his bacterial infection. I have the perfect cage for him to go in. It's a good size but not so huge he'll over do it in.

He's been loving the rope perches lately so I'll go buy another for him and one of those platform perches that is metal but kind of like the bottom of the cage. I have a one legged zebra finch and that metal platform perch is his favorite.

I know Tweety is not liking the incubation cage. Every time I go in there I talk to him and he peeps at me like he's begging to come out. But then I guess he realized mean old mama is giving him medication every time I clean it out.
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Yeah, this really stinks. I wish I could do something to help. I know how stressful it was with Minnie when she was egg bound and I had to leave her at the vet's. It's not fun at all.




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Pollianna's swelling went down on one side a little but not on the other side. The vet said I could either let her stay there to be medicated and be taken care of or bring her home and do it myself. I chose to go pick her up and we just got home.

My dad drilled another lid for my incubation cage for her and I just have to go get another reptile heater to put underneath it like I did Tweety's.

We all go back next Wednesday for a follow up appointment. Wings crossed everyone progresses well and looks better.
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Well, I now have the two of them in incubation cages next to each other on my kitchen counter. Any more sick birds and I'm going to run short of counter space.

I ran to CVS pharmacy and bought two heating pads like my vet recomended. She said the reptile one like I bought she sometimes sees where they can malfunction and cause burns so I was scared to keep using it.

Is low warm enough for them or do I do medium?
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I would perhaps use it on medium for a bit until they feel a little better. I've heard that about the reptile pads before but I use them on my course for everything, even the inverts!

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