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« on: September 02, 2009, 09:01:09 AM »

Oh, please say a little prayer for my little bird Doris... I think something is wrong!!!  Cry Cry Cry  she is flapping her sings so strange and she is closing her eyes.. Cry Cry  even when I speak to her....  I am scared.  and crying... please say a prayer...  oh no....
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 09:05:37 AM »

She is not singing today... I noticed something off this morning...  it looks like she is shaking sort-of.  I have had her for a really long time and I love her so much!!  She is a blue and white budgie.  I thought she was eating or something at first but it wasn't that.  I am so nervous... 
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 09:15:02 AM »

Sending prayers and good wishes for little Doris - and {{hugs}} for Mgt too.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 09:19:18 AM »

Adding my prayers for Doris, too. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 09:19:54 AM »

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I really have no experience with birds. Many prayers that Doris will be OK. You really didn't need this on a day where I'm sure your anxiety level is sky high already (trying to trap August and take care of her). Lots of hugs to you.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 09:20:16 AM »

I hope Doris is okay.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 09:21:30 AM »

Can you get her into a vet that sees birds, mgt?  Birds seem to get sick fast and need treatment quickly since they are so small.  She might have pneumonia.  Have you been able to watch her long enough to see if she is eating, pooping, drinking OK?  Some websites with symptoms and illnesses described:

http://www.budgerigars.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=108
http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/3095/aboutbudgies.html

Prayers that little Doris recovers quickly!
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 09:34:12 AM »

Thank you all...  so much... 

This all happened suddenly.  I thought she looked quiet this morning, but I saw her eating just last night.  Yes she has been eating well too.  Drinking too.  She is an elderly baby, I think...  I have had her for about 11 years or so and my aunt had her for about 3-4 years.  I don't know how long they live, but I know I love her...  I lost my other bird about 2 years ago, I took her to the vet several times and they didn't do much but give her antibiotics (baytril).  It was very stressful for my birdie... I don't think I could do this to Doris...  My heart is breaking  Cry Cry Cry  Thank you for the link, if I can see through my tears, I will read it soon.  I just have to keep an eye on her.. I can't stay still.  I am so nervous...  I don't have a good feeling on top of things... my birdie passed on a few months before my baby Arnold passed away going to be 2 years now soon so I have not been emotionally well.  Seems like I have things inside and when I saw Doris I feel like falling apart... 
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 09:37:18 AM »

She hopped down to her food dish now... she is sleeping there, which is not like her.  I covered most of the cage up...  I am thinking to put her in a smaller cage but am not sure, will it be too stressful for her?  She is in a pretty big cage, one meant for a big bird because I wanted them to have plenty of space.. but was thinking of maybe putting her in my small cage for now, and maybe a warm heating pad under it. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 09:47:54 AM »

mgt I had a budgie years ago and took her to a bird vet, nothing could be done as a cyst was too close to the heart so could not operate. Hoping it is just old age symptom and nothing else for your Doris. If you think moving to a smaller environment would not upset her ? but you know her best for loving and caring for her all this time. Let us know how she is doing.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 09:49:00 AM »

Prayers coming for Doris . . . I don't know much about birds, but know that they are beautiful, loving creatures. I hope you can figure out what's going on with her.

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 09:50:16 AM »

Did you put her on a new food recently or just open a new bag?  One of the links mentioned lack of Vit E causing them lie in the bottom of the cage.  Your idea of small space with a heated pad would be good.  Keeping them warm and quiet is the first step with any of the bird diseases.  I hope someone with bird experience can add some tips for you.

I'm sorry you're having to deal with so much right now between the anniversary of Arnold's passing, trying to catch August, and poor Doris.  I guess trying to find a vet that specializes in birds in your area is not likely, but maybe you can call around.  Antibiotics might not be a bad idea if you can get them without bringing her in.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 11:03:16 AM »

Thank you all for your prayers!!  JJ I am so sorry for what happened to your little bird...  I know that many times they get cancer too, no one is immune from that disease it seems...  I am sorry.

Petslave, I didn't change her food, I actually have to get some new food soon.  I just cringe at the though of it everytime she runs out.  Nothing new...  I cleaned her area about 2 days ago...  just vacuum and dusting...  nothing major.  I never use chemicals around her.. ever.  Only vinegar and water.  And she gets the same water as the rest of us.. spring water..

I was able to take her into the bathroom on my own with almost no trouble.  I prayed for her first, then tried to catch her.  I think she is sort of blind now.  Her eyesight isn't what it used to be.  She wasn't cooperating very much as I don't like to handle her too much because it really stresses her out.  My other bird was ok with it but not Doris.  Finally, after a few min. I was able to get her ok and put her in her small cage.  She of course bit me several times... hehe.  It seems like if she looks better.  Honestly, I think it was the over abundance of prayer that was placed over her.  She looks happy now...?  She is even chirping a little.  Maybe she likes the new cage?  I was going to set her over the heating pad but while I cleaned up I set her by the kitchen window and that is when I noticed that she started chirping.  I think I may leave her there for a bit, see if it helps.  I don't cook with teflon (spelling?) anymore, actually I need to go get some supplies so I think she will be ok for a bit.  If she doesn't seem to get better or if I notice her acting the same way I will put her on the heat and cover her up.  I turned off the air conditioning so it isn't too bad, no fans running either.  I put on some music which she loves and it seems its working...?  What a transformation... I was crying my eyes out, asking God if it was time to take her..  I love her so much and it is hard when they have to go, even the smallest of the creatures we were blessed to care for.  Thank you guys for your prayers...  HE did it...  its amazing.   Honestly, she wasn't good...  I am keeping a close eye on her!! 
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 11:06:50 AM »

Also, I put in some GSE drops in her water...  JIK  What do you guys think?  I have given it to her before...
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 12:14:10 PM »

Sending prayers and best wishes for Doris to fully recover, mgt. The chirping she has started certainly sounds like a good sign!
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