serious health issue
Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:14 PM
As directed, yesterday I brought his body and the other budgie back to the store. They started him on a quality antibiotic. He will go to the vet on Tuesday morning. His energy level is much better, no longer puffed up with eyes squinting. But his feet are a darkish blue-grey, and his beak is 2/3 dark grey. Is anyone familiar with these symptoms?
I am extremely distraught.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:55 PM
OZONATORS - HELPFUL OR HARMFUL?
As for the grey, this is normal in some mutations, even in young budgies.... so I can't say if this is normal or not for your remaining budgie. I'm glad that he's getting further help from the pet store and improving!
Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:34 AM
Both of the parakeets had developed the blue feet prior to me adding the ozonator to their "room". And I knew from the way my deceased bird looked at midnight that there was only the slightest chance that he'd be alive come morning. I hadn't noticed the beak color change until the young woman at the store pointed it out to me in the middle of this afternoon.
Sorry to sound argumentative, but I recall this discussion on these boards easily a decade and a half ago. I like this tool and trust it, as my birds always did well, and my health improved also. I just had gotten tired of cleaning the small units, and my larger one eventually croaked.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:52 AM
Other than the circulation of blood not being as good as it should, I don't know what else may cause the grey/blue coloration.
Here's some photos I have that kind of show the different colors their feet and beaks can be.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:57 AM
If it was a very young budgie it may have had black on it's beak perhaps? I have two budgies and they both have different coloured feet. One has little pink feet, and the other one has big blueish purple feet.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:52 AM
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:14 AM
The photos are very helpful; thanks so much Monica!! Perhaps I just hadn't noticed the skin and beak coloration when I bought the two budgies, until they became so ill.
Tomorrow a contractor is going to run permanent flex-piping to allow me to keep my portable a/c running as either a/c or dehumidifier, and the weather is finally cooling down enough for the central heat to kick on again tonight. Once things are healthy in my office again, I will bring Chezito home again, likely either Saturday evening or late afternoon Sunday at the latest, I would think.
Thanks for the kind thoughts for me and my bird(s). I am feeling greatly relieved to see Chezito healthy again, and to be developing a bird support group again.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:18 AM
What does it mean the the feathers with the large black dots near the beak are sometimes a bit fluffed out on Pizarrito. The rest of him is sleek. Does that indicate stress? I'm a lot more skilled on reading body language of my somewhat larger birds. Thanks.
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