Why is it important to know about the symptoms of budgerigar illness? Once you have got your special budgerigar, found it the best home and toys and developed a good healthy diet you need to be able to recognise if something is wrong.
Being able to get help early is the best way to help your budgerigar if it gets sick. The first thing to do is observe your budgerigar closely so that you know what is normal for it, then you will recognise if something seems 'off'. So lets start with the signs of a healthy happy budgerigar.
All these things indicate a healthy happy budgerigar. The other factor is the behaviour of your budgerigar. It may alter its behaviour, become quieter or agitated, sleep more, for example, before any physical symptoms show. So it is also important that you know your budgerigars normal routine and behaviour.
Remember, budgerigars are a prey animal and one of the features that go along with this is pretending you are well, even if you are not. So if they look sick they are probably worse than you think - get help earlier rather than later.
At some time there is bound to be something that goes wrong with your budgerigars health. It is a good idea to have a first aid kit handy, it may save your pets life!
Here is a brief description of what you should keep an eye out for.
If your budgerigar shows symptoms of illness it pays to get veterinary advise soon. If you can find an avian vet it is best as many vets do not have much experience with small birds. However, if you can't then a vet that treat birds is the next best thing. Make sure you have found a vet before you need one! You do not want to be trying to find one while your pet suffers.