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Vomiting and feathers stuck in eye

I don't know what's going on but I'm absolutely terrified since it's just like what happened to Goldie.

Lemon was sitting on the cage in play time and suddenly just spit up food and shook his head and I was trying to catch him so I could just try to help him and when i did he just basically got on my finger for the first time in a few months. I noticed he had feathers stuck in his eye so I splashed a bit of water on his face and that helped. I set him under a pet carrier top for a bit and he was ok then I took him to my room and he started throwing up again. I currently am laying on the loveseat with all three in the living room since it's cooler in here.

I'm not sure what's going on but he was fine one second and just suddenly slung food across the room. I've been giving them the best diet I can manage with our weekly payments. I started giving them some tiel food which has small pellets in it which I figured was better than none. I give them various fresh veggies everyday which they fight over who gets what piece.

What could be wrong? I'm scared to death that he's gonna die like Goldie did and once again I won't be able to get to a vet due to money being so low. I really need to know what's going on and if its normal. Is this what regurgitation is ??

Every time I took him to my room he'd throw up and I just don't understand and after Goldie doing this I'm scared of it happening again.
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Sometimes budgies get an upset stomach and they start to throw up shaking their head and the seeds start flying, I just keep a close watch on the bird and check to see if there are long strands of drool or spit up around the birds mouth or face if you do see the drool and spit up hangind on them this shows you have a sick bird that needs to see an avian vet ASAP!

Also watch to see if your bird is puffed up and sleeping a lot or sitting very quiet and still for long periods of time as this also shows the bird is ill.

Summertime is a time when bacteria can form easily in plastic food and water dishes due to the heat, take all the toys and food dishes and water dishes out the cage wash them well and rinse them with boiling water to sterilize them. You can also give the dishes and toys a rinse with apple cider or regular white vinegar and then rinse this off with cold water.

Dry everything with a clean dish towel and replace it in the cage.

If your bird doesn't show the strands of drool or spit on or around his mouth in 24 hours and is acting normal singing playing and hopping around after a day then I wouldn't be too worried as I mentioned they do get sick from time to time and sometimes its not a big deal or concern. Get your birds some budgie seed as a tiels diet is not what a budgie should be eating.
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