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    Sick budgie???

    Hi.

    I have a breeding pair of budgies and they laid 4 eggs which hatched around 7 weeks ago. 3 of the baby budgies are plain white, healthy and full of feathers and are out of the nesting box. The 4th baby budgie is yellow/green, but its feathers are very sparse and few, its noticeably a lot smaller than the other 3, and it is still in the box. It doesn't seem to be able to fly and it's quite lethargic. I've taken it out box cos its shivering and I'm very concerned about it. Any advice???

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    Re: Sick budgie???

    I wished I knew more about babies so I could help you out but sadly I don't. I do know babies sometimes develop slow crop which could cause them troubles. If it is it is younger then its cage mates it might need some baby bird formula if the Mom isn't feeding it anymore. It does not sound good because it isn't forming feathers though.
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    Re: Sick budgie???

    Is the baby much younger than the other? Did you saw mom or dad feeding it? Is the baby crop empty? Or full and hard?
    I would try to feed him with the formula... Maybe parents stop caring about him since the other babies are big enough to start eating by themselfs..
    Question about feathers.. is he looks like he growing up feathers? Or like he lost them? (Compared to feather grow stages of other babies). Is he looks simillar to other babies when they were younger?

    The best thing is to take baby to vet.. Because it can be some infections too..
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    Re: Sick budgie???

    Is there a way to post pictures?

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    You have to first download them on a photo page. I use Tinypic. Once you download the picture onto tinypic you use the code that Tinypic gives you and copy and paste it here.
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    Re: Sick budgie???

    Yes, showing pictures of the baby bird here would help. However, it could be more than one thing the bird needs help on. You may get lucky here with advice, but if not quickly and the bird gets worse, then the only best way to save the bird is an avain vet, or someone well trained in this area, such as a breeded, or person who has raised many birds. Local animal control and also some shelters could be of help if you ask them about this baby bird and his problems.

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    Re: Sick budgie???

    I suggest an immediate call to an Avian vet in your area. Give them info about this baby and see what they recommend. This baby is in definite need of food, as well as an evaluation, even if only by phone.
    Last edited by maxollie; 06-28-2018 at 10:27 AM.

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