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Budgie, my female bird ino parakeet, has lethargy

Hello, please give me your advice. Female budgie has overgrown beak for long time, the contacted vet refused to help and recommended euthanasia. Budgie has no other symptoms, however she constantly lays unfertilised eggs and spends time in nesting box for whole year. Can be overgrown beak connected with pregnancy or is there some other possible cause like hepatic lipidosis or sinusitis, mites etc.? Is it treatable or the only treatment is regular cutting of beak? Which specific tests would you recommend to do to find the cause?

I will really appreciate helpful answers, not answers like: "go see another vet" which I already heard from some other veterinarians. Please tell me YOUR professional opinion. What may be the causes and which tests should budgie undergo? Thank you very much! :)

over 3 years ago
Information about Budgie
  • Species: Bird
  • Breed: Ino Parakeet
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Symptoms: Lethargy
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Budgie, my female bird ino parakeet, has lethargy
2 vets have answered
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno
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Most valuable answer

The causes of the overgrown of the beack can be; bad feefing, no calcium bone or genetic problem.
It is not necessary to sacrifice a Budgie.
You should find a good professional vet who knows to cut the beaks properly.You can ask the vet that can teach you to use the file for the next times.For the first time,the vet will need to cut the beak and file it but if it is a genetic problem,you could file it the next times.Filing is so very important to do very well because if not,the beak can bleed.

Kind regards

over 3 years ago
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno

You can try to scratch the cuttlebone because for some parakeet is easier to peck at coarse surface.Then,Budgie will start to peck at it.
You can put some fruit and vegetables.They are a good complements for the food.

Kind regards

over 3 years ago