Hi,
I noticed my budgie was making weird noises today as it was breathing in and out. She seems to be in pain because she closes her eyes. This is normally a bird that moves a lot, but she has been in the same position without moving. Is the bird in labor? How can I tell if she is pregnant. I've had her for 2 years and she has never laid any eggs. She is in the cage with two male budgies and a nest. The noises she makes sounds like squeaking mouse-like noises. I am really worried about my bird.
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Hi, I noticed my budgie was making weird noises today as it was breathing in and out. She seems to ... bird that moves a lot, but she has been in the same position without moving. Is the bird in labor?

Birds do not get pregnant and do not go through labour.
How can I tell if she is pregnant. I've had her for 2 years and she has never laid any ... breeding you encouraged it. I bet you never ofered her sufficient excersize or a calcium supplement to stop egg binding.

Now she is probably eggbound and you never noticed that something was wrong until now. In all probability you don't know of an avian vet either. I am sorry that your poor bird had to die in such an awful amount of suffering.
Boy that was alot of help. You couldn't even muster up a "Get the bird to the vet". Sheesh
Dave
Boy that was alot of help. You couldn't even muster up a "Get the bird to the vet". Sheesh

If she hasn't the commonsense to take the bird to a vet that isn't my fault.

Right there
By now it is probably too late in anycase.

Maybe..Maybe not, either way doesn't the bird deserve the benifit of doubt?
Contact an avian vet in your area immediately. Birds instinctively hide illness, and when they can no longer do so, it means they are very ill so you must take the bird in for an emergency visit.
You can find a vet that specializes in treating birds (not an ordinary vet which unfortunately are often useless in treating birds), which is usually called an avian vet, either in your yellow pages (if in U.S.) or possibly through this web site http://www.aav.org/vet-lookup /

Dave
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Birds do not get pregnant and do not go through labour.

How can I tell if she is pregnant. I've had ... squeaking mouse-like noises. I am really worried about my bird.

Your ignorance will probably cause her death. You provided her with mates and nest box instead of discouraging breeding you ... avian vet either. I am sorry that your poor bird had to die in such an awful amount of suffering.

Dear alpha-***,
very smug, unhelpful reply there! Even show YOUR ignorance by stating that birds do not get pregnant, nor go thru labor. Is not a bird that mated and gotten it's egg fertilized "pregnant?" Is not a bird preparing to lay an egg, who's vent needs to dialate, going thru labor? Or is the difference between live-bearers and egg-layers so different that they cannot be termed relative? (Very different? Sure. Relative? Yes!)

I don't doubt that all new bird people should know in advance of buying a bird, what is/should be involved with their care. But did YOU know all there was to know when YOU got your first bird? In all probability, you didn't know *** either.
Anyway, Dave, bless his heart, gave "positive" good advice. E-Man
MY BUDGIE USE TO MAKE THAT SOUND TOO. THIS MIGHT COME AS SURPRISE BUT THEY CATCH OUR COLDS AND HE MIGHT JUST HAVE AN INFECTION/IE VIRUS.. OR HE MIGHT JUST BE BINDING EGGS IF YOU HAD IT IN THERE WITH OTHER MALES..IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE BUT I HOPE YOU CAN GET IT TO AN AVIAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THEY HAVE WAYS TO GET AN EGG OUT WITHOUT HARMING THE BIRD.. GOOD LUCK ITS A ROUGH THING TO GO THROUGH ESP WHEN THEY ARE YOUR TRUE FRIENDS
MY BUDGIE USE TO MAKE THAT SOUND TOO. THIS MIGHT COME AS SURPRISE BUT THEY CATCH OUR COLDS AND HE ... WITHOUT HARMING THE BIRD.. GOOD LUCK ITS A ROUGH THING TO GO THROUGH ESP WHEN THEY ARE YOUR TRUE FRIENDS

Would you please stop shouting.
MY BUDGIE USE TO MAKE THAT SOUND TOO. THIS MIGHT COME AS SURPRISEBUT THEY CATCH OUR COLDS AND HE MIGHT ... EGG OUT WITHOUT HARMING THEBIRD.. GOOD LUCK ITS A ROUGH THING TO GO THROUGH ESP WHEN THEY ARE YOURTRUE FRIENDS

Unlock your CAPS!! Please!!
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