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Parrots/baby budgies sleep a lot and i dont see them drink at all


I have 3 baby budgies in my home since last week. They seem to sleep a lot. i went to the vet yesterday and got antibiotics as they had wet yellow droppings. It seems a bit better today, but I am afraid they dont get the antibiotics as i never see them drink. ( ive put the antibiotics in their water. is it normal that budgies dont drink that much? and shouldnt they be very active?

I have a good size cage, with toys and things to clime for them. I change the water and food everyday.

Can somebody help me with this? I am new in birds and I am really worried.

Thanks in advance.

-- None of this seems 'normal'.  Vets (who actually know how to treat birds) don't usually give meds for water.  That's more for farm animals (chickens, etc).   Since I can't see the birds, I can't run labs on a fresh dropping (VERY necessary to do) I certainly can't 'guess' at any one of a hundred different things this could be

What I can tell you is to dump that vet and get to one who actually treats the majority of his or her practice being birds.  

Call your local Pet Smart and Pet Co's to ask for their list of avian vets and then call every regular vet in town and ask who they refer their bird patients to.

GOOD vets will have no problem admitting they aren't bird experts and sending people to someone who is.

Please act quickly  


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Certified Avian Specialist; Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council member; Own animal rescue org; National Wildlife habitat #66378; bird care, nutrition & behavior consultant; International Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants Associate; National Wildlife Federation Leaders Club member; published bird care, info and behavior articles and guides. Ongoing education in exotic bird behavior and nutrition I can answer behavioral, nutritional, environmental, characteristic/personality questions as well as general health and health care. No animal emergency can ever be addressed on the internet. We cannot see your animal, perform an examination, provide necessary care or medication. Please value your companion for the priceless, living creature they are; not for what you might have paid for them.


Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

4AnimalCare is the organization I run as an animal ministry; World Wildlife Association, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, National Wildlife Federation Leaders Club and more

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