Hi my budgie flew into something the other day. I just found him on the floor with his wing slightly bent and half of his cere slightly pink. He started passing out so I held on to him and blew on him to wake him up. It worked and his wing was fine. He didnt make any noise and can stand up fine. He went to his perch and slept, he wouldnt leave his cage but ate alot.The next morning he was much better but still no noise- he normally chirps alot. He seemed more awake, flew out and sat with me, still a bit sleepy. But not himself, he doesnt play, no noise, but no balance problems or such. He has been strechting alot and has some neck twitches now and then. I havent been able to go to the vet because there is only one avian vet here and they're fully booked. This all happened wednesday night. His droppings are firm but hot with some fluid. Is his behaviour brain damage or will it pass? Will his back get better by itself? nothing seems broken..
Pet's Gender: MalePet's Age: 1Type of Animal: budgie
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Your bird had an emergency, and if your vet is truly an avian vet, they will fit you in. You need to pursue an appointment with someone (here is a site to help you find another vet if needed: www.aav.org/vet-lookup).
Your bird is exhibiting signs of severe pain, and while nothing may be broken, something(s) really hurt and he needs prescription pain medication. Also, birds do not normally 'pass out' from such injuries, and I think it would be a good idea to find out 'why'.
Please do not let him out of his cage. Increase the room temp (to around 80 degrees F (27C) if he can tolerate it - watch for overheating: panting, wings spread etc.), increase the humidity, and pad the cage bottom. Put food and water close-by.
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Hi Well I have a feeling something scared him because there was a loud noise and then We heard him fly into the mirror.I live in Sweden and vets cost a fortune. Just for a check up will cost me $300 so I really need to know if its worth it. If they decide to xray thats another 150 and then meds etc.He seems to feel better when he's out with me. He doesnt fly anywhere but to me so are u sure I need to keep him in the cage?I dont know if he was going to pass out its just seemed like it. He doesnt mind us holding him and doesnt seem to be in pain other than that he stretches alot. Now he's sitting with me and has started making quite mumbling noises- getting better?He seems like himself just a mute version of himself.. Do his dropping signify anything? Thanks so much for all the help I can get!
He really needs to see a vet for pain medication because he is exhibiting signs of pain. If you do not wish to pursue diagnostics that is your choice, but I do not think that a vet would deny your bird pain medication without an X-Ray!
If by 'pass out' you mean sit with his eyes closed/semi-closed, that is a sign of pain. I absolutely think a vet visit is worth it, because that is how I treat my birds ( I take them somewhere also, and yes, it is costly, but good care and health are worth it to me). In the end it is your choice.
His droppings sound normal; the fluid is urine.
If you choose to not take him, please make sure that you increase the ambient temp to 27C, because that will help with pain.
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