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Weird bulge on the parakeet

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by kuroiruy, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. kuroiruy

    kuroiruy New Member

    Hi, I have a female budgie and recently she has developed a bulge on her lower tummy. It is unusual since she had never had it, her poop gets stuck on her butt sometimes as well. I am not sure, but I think it could be egg binding, but since this is the first time, I am not positive. So I posted several images and if anyone can or has had similar situation point out what it is wrong with my budgie. Thank you! If anything serious, I will take her to the vet ASAP!
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/ku ... age005.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/ku ... age011.jpg
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi how long has she had this lump?
    Egg bidning is a life threatening condition if not treated ASAP.
    It does look like she is ready to lay and egg.
    Usually if they are egg bound they will seem very ill, if this has been there longer than 3 days then she needs to be seen by an Avian vet ASAP because if the egg ruptures inside her she will end up very ill and sadly pass away.
    If this has just happened within the last 24hours, you can place her in a box lined with tisses, i place a hot water bottle underneath the box but only at one end too keep her warm, Cover the box but make sure she has air and leave her in a quiet place see how she does over the next couple of hours, Also you can rub a little olive oil on her oviduct if you part her feathers under her tail you will see the opened, just genty rube some olive oil there, but whatever you do DO NOT PRESS ON THE LUMP.
    Here are some link which i hope will help..

    http://birds.about.com/od/breedingyourb ... omsegg.htm


    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/bird ... laying.php

  3. kuroiruy

    kuroiruy New Member

    I had her for about 7/8 years and I had never tried to breed her. The thing is the lump doesn't seem to bother her and she had it for about a month, I am new to this sort of thing and don't really know what to do. She eats very well, active, her poop is fine but gets stuck to her butt on occasion ...but everything else is fine! She has never had any sort of labored breathing and she is always perched. I want to take her to a vet...but I thought before I do maybe I could get some information before hand.
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    If it has been there for about a month i would have her to the vets just to get it checked out.
    Let me know if you take her and what they say..

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