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    Is My Budgie Sick (PLEASE HELP!)

    I've had my budgie for almost two years now and today he acted really weird. He slept more than usual, but he did play with his toys. He also stayed pretty poofy for the majority of the day. Later in the evening, he made actions like he was going to vomit for several minutes but nothing came up.

    He was also very cuddly which is not normal behavior for him, he hates being pet. His poop was also missing the white center. It was just a green strand with yellow liquid surrounding it, and he hasn't had any super watery foods today. He ate his food as usual. He had no vomit on his face and his cere was smooth. He had no diarrhea on his bottom either. He also has a toy (it's a ball that's made of a kind of straw material for birds to rip apart) and I'm wondering if that has something to do with any of this? Did he accidentally swallow it? And does he seem sick?

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    Re: Is My Budgie Sick (PLEASE HELP!)

    The poop should have green with ivory color or white urinates in the center. If you feed pellets it can make poops light brown. And, I do think he could have swallowed tiny fibers from his toys. I have never trusted shredding toys.

    I recommend calling an avian vet asap and taking him in for a wellness check. Budgies can hide illness very clever!y, and being so small can die really fast if they are sick.
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    Re: Is My Budgie Sick (PLEASE HELP!)

    Ellen is spot on with the advice. The way you described your birds behavior could be an illness. Birds hide their illnesses very well. Sometimes by the time the owner identifies that there could be a problem, it's too late. You need to get you budgie to a vet asap!!
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    Re: Is My Budgie Sick (PLEASE HELP!)

    I am an advocate of avian scales. I weigh my bird frequently. At least every 3 days when he is clipped and when his wings grow back, I am lucky to get him on the scale at least twice a week. Keeping a record of your birds weight will let you know if the bird is ill or not. Birds are usually weighed in grams. I believe a budge is about 37 - 40 grams.
    Tango / White Faced Pied Male: Hatched on October 09, 2011 - Homed on April 28, 2012.

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