As you can see, there are still many feathers missing, but the good thing is that she completely stopped chewing on it, which means that the pain is gone.
The amount of new feathers that are growing now though (on both wings) make her feel weak.
Every other day I let them out to fly a bit, though I will have to wait now until some more feathers broke open.
I really hope that she goes back to normal asap and that all those ugly feathers replace soon.
But this little monster is a fighter. 🙂
She did a ‘great job’ biting this thing open.
It’s a dann hard job to hold her, open her wing and rub that salve in. Of course, this hurts her and she dithers. A lot.
Yesterday she had diarrhea because of the recent stress and in the morning her butt was full of poo, so I had to wash her aswell.
I talked to the vet on the phone a while ago to make sure if she can bathe or not.
Omw to buy a bird bath now. I hope this will ease her pain a little..
I was pretty shocked when I found this little missy all bloody. Fortunately(?) Tioh had an appointment and we decided to take her with us. She has a wingpit eczem.
You can imagine this as dry and itchy skin she starts to chew and scratch the further this evolves. Sooner or later this gets infected, of course.
She has to wear a ruffle now, as you can see in the picture above, to prevent further chewing.
For the next three weeks I have to use a special salve (made of manuka honey) and rub it under her wingpits. This I have to do twice a day.
Lenna also has to be separated from the flock now, luckily, she can sit with her partner Niito.
She lost a lot of weight aswell and has to gain some asap. Her actual weight is only 38g.
As some of you might know, she has an inflamed oviduct aswell as some fluid retention. It got a little better, but still isn’t gone.
She got x-rayed.
And the radiographies did not show pleasant results.
The normal budgies organs are arranged like an hourglass. Tioh’s look like a pear. Her stomach and her liver get squeezed a lot from the fluids.
She got two injections. Hormones and penicillin. In a week from now, she has another appointment and will get the same injections again. If it does not get better by then, we have to think about removing her oviduct.
This all cost us 150€. 150€ in one day for two small birds.
So please, even if its just budgies and tiny birds, think about getting some! These pets need an avian vet. And as you can see, avian vets are everything but cheap!
A friendly reminder at this point.