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Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
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Experience:  26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 35 yrs! Former Zookeeper
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budgie: that has poop hanging on her backside - it wont fall..worms

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I have a budgie that has poop hanging on her backside - it wont fall off and is making her very dirty. I have tried to clean her with not much success and I noticed this morning there was also a clear buble hanging from her bottom.
does she has worms? or is there something more serious.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lisa replied 7 years ago.

 

Hello:

 

Theodore is most likely having a reproductive problem and needs to see an avian vet (www.aav.org/vet-lookup) ASAP. The 'bubble' may be from a broken egg.There are no home remedies that are safe or effective.

 

While you are waiting for your vet appointment, increase the room temp (to around 80 degrees F (27C) if she can tolerate it - watch for overheating: panting, wings spread etc.), increase the humidity. If needed, move her to a plastic bin (makeshift hospital cage) with a padded bottom. Lastly, hand-feed juicy fruits,like small pieces of cut grapes or melon, and soft foods like warmed scrambled egg in addition to usual favorites. Offer plain water without any vitamins or other additives.

 

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Good-Luck,

Dr. Lisa

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