12 hours to live!
Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
his morning one of the Vet Nurses found a shoebox and a box of seed in the middle of the foot path just outside the Wildlife Hospital.
We have no idea if the box was left there last night or if it was dropped off very early this morning. Either way, it is currently winter in Australia and it could not have been too pleasant for the little critters inside the box.
Once inside we discovered that the box contained two very sick pet Budgies. We suspect that the owners could not or would not spend money to take them to the vet, so they abandoned them in front of the hospital (even though we do not treat pets!!!).
These two are very closesly bonded to each other. They will not leave each other's side. They sit very close together all of the time and they get very upset when separated.
It seems like for a long time they have only been able to rely on each other for comfort and help.
The hospital did some bloodwork on the male Budgie (as a learning experience for the Vet Students) and the results will be finalised tomorrow. They have also been treated for mites with Ivermectin. They are both quite underweight.
Now, here is the big problem. The Parrot Rescue is overflowing, the RSPCA does not have room for them and none of the staff or volunteers want to/can afford to take them home and give them the medical care they need.
They will be euthanised tomorrow morning. Not because they have an incurable disease... not because they are in pain... just because they are unwanted.
I am asking ALL Aussies to consider taking in these two. If I was not taking in two Green Cheeks tomorrow that need urgent medical attention, I would be able to afford to take these two home with me. As it is, I am struggling a lot to raise the money for the surgery one of the GCC will need.
Anyone considering these two will need to take them to an avian vet to check for any illnesses. I'll need the contact information of your avian vet so that I can talk to them and explain the situation. I'll also fax through the medical information we already have for these guys. Distance is not a problem, I'm sure we can sort something out. So ANY Aussies willing to take them in will be considered.
I know this is a long shot - they could cost a fortune or nothing at all to treat - but I thought I would at least try for their sakes. Please let me know!
Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:04 AM
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. Sir James Dewar
Enslaved by Mr. "Stinkefuss" Valo :greencheek: (greencheek conure) and Mr. "Angsthase" Nino (peach fronted conure) :peachfront:
Love the godfids Pita :sun2: (sun conure) and Stupsi :tiel: (tiel)
Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:17 AM
Designed by Me!
Not included: Foggie & Tillie (pigeons), LEMMY & BIG BIRD (Budgies)
RUSTY & OREO - cats
MARSHALL - Very patient Boyfriend
PETEY - GCC (RIP)
BLUEBERRY - Budgie (RIP)
LIZZIE - ARN (RIP)
LEMON - Canary (RIP)
Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:53 AM
Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:55 AM
Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:23 AM
Edited by kali, 15 July 2010 - 07:33 AM.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 01:35 PM
Right, so James picked the little guys up this morning. The Wildlife Hospital was exceptionally grateful that someone could take them and that they did not have to resort to putting them to sleep. James mentioned that there are people as far as Canada, America and India willing to help these fluffballs out! The staff were shocked but overjoyed!
I have confirmed that they will be more than happy to discuss the information they have on the Budgies with the Avian Vet the Budgies will be going to.
The Budgies are currently in a small hospital cage. They have food and water on the bottom of the cage (but placed where they cannot poop in it). They have are being kept at 26 degrees Celcius at night.
I tried to weigh them tonight. However, I had sprayed my digital scales with F10 to disinfect them and they stopped working.
Their keel bones are not very prominent at all. In fact, the female actually feels fine. The male might be slightly underweight.
Their droppings are absolutely perfect. Nice and tight and a good colour. Their droppings are certainly not empty so that at least means they are both eating and absorbing their food.
They are not wheezing and they do not have laboured breating.
They do have lots of crusty mite scales though. They have been treated with Ivermectin for this so it should clear up soon.
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