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    hi,

    somtimes my budgie seems to have like a blocked nose, you can see stuff blocking it. he also sneezes now and again.

    Do budgies get colds like us humans and whats the best way to treat them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    hi,

    somtimes my budgie seems to have like a blocked nose, you can see stuff blocking it. he also sneezes now and again.

    Do budgies get colds like us humans and whats the best way to treat them?
    hi ernie your bird has a respiratory infection and requires anti-biotics,can you get hold of any triple c from vetafarm?


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    Sweating around the head is a result of a head cold and moisture is being exuded from the eyes or ears,this if neglected could turn nasty.Now is the time for warmth,isolation and a hot toddy(whisky) which will soon cure your budgerigar.A neglected head cold can result in catarrh and must be treated,the first sympton is a running nose,and then the mucus becomes thicker and begins to clog the nostrils which results in the bird breathing laboriously through the mouth .As the infection develops sinuses become involved and the bird is now in pain.Treat the nostrils with warm camphorated oil,apply over both nostrils twice daily for one week,take care not to block the nostrils up and keep the bird isolated and warm.

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    hey barrie

    Thanks for the reply.

    I'll need to try and get a hold of the Triple C that you mention. Is this the stuff you mean the parrot pellets or the ones for ornamental birds and fish. I wanted to put a link into this post but it wont let me since i have <15 posts.

    If it is the stuff where stocks it in the UK, is it only avian vets or can i get it elsewhere?

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    TRIPLE C (FOR ORNAMENTAL BIRDS AND FISH)
    Water Soluble Antibiotic for fish and ornamental birds. Suitable for first line treatment of a range of disease in fish and birds. Chlortetracycline is an antibiotic that is effective against organisms commonly causing diarrhoea and respiratory diseases.

    Vetafarm's Australia Site
    3 Bye Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia 2650 | Phone: (02) 6933 0400 | Fax02) 6925 6333 |...

    http://www.vetafarm.com.au/product_l...category_id=11

    http://www.vetafarm.com.au/product_l...category_id=11

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    is a respiratory infections common symptom sneezing?
    My budgie does not have mucous buildup or any weezing, he does occasionally sneeze tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lainy View Post
    is a respiratory infections common symptom sneezing?
    My budgie does not have mucous buildup or any weezing, he does occasionally sneeze tho.
    sneezing is okay that would just be a little dust in the air

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    Doe anyone know anywhere in the UK thats stocks this stuff?Not really sure about shipping it all the way from .au?

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    If your budgie has a cold, the feathers above the cere will be wet and dirty because the bird will probably be scratching its head on the perch for relief
    Last edited by Nibbles; 09-05-2008 at 10:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Doe anyone know anywhere in the UK thats stocks this stuff?Not really sure about shipping it all the way from .au?
    you can only get from aus. i may be cheaper getting anti biotics from the vet Eric.

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    The vet gave me baytril to give him. Hope this stuff is okay!

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