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    Treat Breathing Problems in Budgies

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    When budgies have breathing problems, it can be a sign of quite serious illness so it is important to consult a vet. A budgie with a breathing problem will look as though it is gasping for air and sit alone at the bottom of the cage. Breathing problems in budgies can be caused by any number of things such as bacterial or fungal infections, tumours or even a basic injury. If your budgie is showing signs of a breathing problem, consult a vet. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Treating a Breathing Problem

    • The first thing you should do to address your budgie’s breathing problem is call a vet, if possible, the vet should be a specialist avian vet. Breathing problems in budgies are often the sign of a very serious illness so do this as soon as possible to save the budgie’s life.
    • Try and explain the symptoms of the budgie’s breathing problems in as much detail as you can to the vet as this will help them diagnose the situation and take the appropriate action. Book an appointment at the first opportunity.
    • When you take the budgies to the vet for its breathing problem, it can travel in a small box. You need to keep budgies with breathing problems as relaxed as possible so try and stay clam, quiet and keep the budgie in the dark.
    • Your avian vet will be able to prescribe a course of treatment for the breathing problem and provide you with instructions on how to follow this.
    • It is important not to try and treat the breathing problems yourself. There could be any number of causes for the bird’s breathing problems and you may even make it worse.
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