Pet Parakeet Budgy has a Swollen Abdomen and Feathers Will Not Grow Back
(Orlando Florida )
Swollen birdy butt
My Pet parakeet Budgy has a swollen abdomen and feathers won’t grow back but behaves okay and eats ok. Just has a weird bald patch on the butt.
Not sure what or why it happened. We thought it was trying to lay a egg but its swollen area came and went. Now it has been a month or two (no vets locally will take a bird pet !! I’m so frustrated)
I'm sorry to hear about your pet parakeet's health issues. It's concerning to hear that your bird has a swollen abdomen and bald patches on its body. These symptoms could be signs of an underlying medical condition that requires veterinary attention.
According to Bird Sphere
, mineral deficiencies, excessive heating, and stress can delay the regrowth of feathers after molting. Sometimes loss of feathers is due to a correctable thyroid condition. It’s never normal for a parakeet to have bald areas persisting anywhere on its body. Feathers should grow back within five to 10 weeks after molting.
It’s important to take your pet to a vet as soon as possible. However, if you are unable to find a vet locally who will take a bird pet, you can try contacting The Association of Avian Veterinarians for help in finding a vet near you who can help your pet.
If there are no avian veterinarians in your area, you may want to consider reaching out to a bird rescue or rehabilitation center in your region for advice or referrals. Alternatively, you can also try contacting a remote veterinarian who specializes in avian medicine. You can try contacting The Association of Avian Veterinarians
for help in finding a vet near you who can help your pet.
There is also an online service where you can chat with an avian veterinarian
. Vets are usually available 24 hours a day.
Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, your pet's condition may worsen over time. In the meantime, you can try to make your bird more comfortable by providing a warm and quiet place to rest, a balanced diet, and plenty of clean water. You should also monitor your bird's behavior and keep a record of any changes or new symptoms that develop.
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