hi, was wondering if anyone could answer my question about my 10year old budgie? he keeps falling off his perch, and seems to be blind, not sure if he is blind but he has never been handeled by human hands so i cant get near him, hes still brightly coloured and chirpy enough, but sometimes it seems as if he just sleeps alday and then hes very lifeless for the rest of that day. I was going to take him to the vet but when i called and explained his symtoms to the vet , she suggested that because he was quite old it was possibly a stroke and would be better to put him to sleep.

As hes not like that everyday i was very reluctant to take him because she might put him to sleep, can anyone suggest what might be the problem? and how i can make his life more comfortable. He lives on budgie seed and lettuce, he never eats anything else,(we think thats why he`s lived so long). lori
The vet will not put him to sleep without your permission, so that excuse is out. No one here can diagnose your bird over the internet dear...you need to take him to the vet...and quickly!
Laurie
hi, was wondering if anyone could answer my question about my 10year old budgie? he keeps falling off his perch, ... He lives on budgie seed and lettuce, he never eats anything else,(we think thats why he`s lived so long). lori

Your vet has broken the law by making a diagnosis over the phone and should be reported. Is your vet an avian vet? If not let me know what town you are in and I will send details of a proper avian vet to get your birds proper treatment quickly. 10 years is not old for budgies in this country.
hi, was wondering if anyone could answer my question about ... anything else,(we think thats why he`s lived so long). lori

Your vet has broken the law by making a diagnosis over the phone andshould be reported. Is your vet an ... proper avian vet to get your birds proper treatment quickly. 10 years is not old for budgies in this country.

I agree. Please take him to an avian vet immediately. Do not take him to the vet who you talked to over the phone.
Dave
Isn't it odd that the OP never got back to me? Either they didn't want to take it to a vet, or the bird is dead :0(
If one of mine was sick, although I admit I would not post here and ask for advice, *if* I did, I would be checking back several times a day for useful replies.Perhaps they simply wanted a free online diagnosis?
Those are just two possibilities.
If one of mine was sick, although I admit I would not post here and ask for advice, *if* I did, I would be checking back several times a day for useful replies.Perhaps they simply wanted a free online diagnosis?

Perhaps you're wrong.
Jack

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Perhaps
Or perhaps she's right?
None of us will really know unless they come back and tell us what has happenend?
Jenny
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It could also be that they don't not have 24/7 access to the Net or a computer and was borrowing a friends/neighbors computer to get on-line with. . .
Herman F. Ebeling Jr.
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Those are just two possibilities.

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Perhaps you're wrong. Jack aka Keet Visit my web page at http://junior.apk.net/~jac /

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