I have a budgerigar/parakeet who has been vomiting whole, undigested seed; he used to only do it from time to time, but lately, he's been regurgitating what appears to be all the seed he eats. There's a huge mound of regurgitated seed on the bottom of the cage he did this before, so I cleaned the cage, but right after I cleaned the cage out he began vomiting excessively again. To illustrate "excessively," he has a seed tube that attaches to the outside of the cage (a little over
6 inches in height, the kind that holds fresh seed and lets it pourinto his tray as he eats the food that's already in it). Well, I filled the tube to the brim with fresh seed this morning, and, as of a few hours ago, the whole tube is almost empty.
What's the deal? It's almost like his stomach is a vacuum, or like he's got some sort of insatiable appetite (yet, he throws all his seed up). Could this be some sort of disease? He's handfed and human-socialized, so he's out of his cage for at least an hour a day; I don't think he's doing this to make up for a lack of attention.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
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I have a budgerigar/parakeet who has been vomiting whole, undigested seed; he used to only do it from time to ... the brim with fresh seed this morning, and, as of a few hours ago, the whole tube is almost empty.

He's starving because he can't absorb the seed and is continuously trying to satisfy his hunger. Going to just keep filling the tube and watch him starve to death?
I have a budgerigar/parakeet who has been vomiting whole, undigested ... a few hours ago, the whole tube is almost empty.

He's starving because he can't absorb the seed and is continuously trying to satisfy his hunger. Going to just keep filling the tube and watch him starve to death?

Well, why can't he absorb the seed? Do you have any suggestions on what I should do? This has been going on for several months; could it be the brand of seeds?
I'd seriously doubt it's the brand of seeds. You should consult an avian vet right away, and do some research on the Web to see if there's any other clues. In the meantime, have you tried feeding him pellets? They might be easier to digest. Or a little bit of crushed oyster shells?
He's starving because he can't absorb the seed and is ... keep filling the tube and watch him starve to death?

Well, why can't he absorb the seed? Do you have any suggestions on what I should do? This has been going on for several months; could it be the brand of seeds?

You need to call the vet immediately since that is one of the very first things she always asks when she sees my bird.
I'd seriously doubt it's the brand of seeds. You should consult an avian vet right away, and do some research ... have you tried feeding him pellets? They might be easier to digest. Or a little bit of crushed oyster shells?

Aren't parakeets suppose to be given grit?
I'd seriously doubt it's the brand of seeds. You should ... to digest. Or a little bit of crushed oyster shells?

Aren't parakeets suppose to be given grit?

Or a cuttlebone, which helps keep the beak in trim.
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I'd seriously doubt it's the brand of seeds. You should ... to digest. Or a little bit of crushed oyster shells?

Aren't parakeets suppose to be given grit?

No!!

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Aren't parakeets suppose to be given grit?

No!!

They don't eat seeds whole?
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