I just happened to peak inside on eof my birds' mouth and found some white mucus on the roof of her mouth. She looks great otherwise except for that whiteness in her throat. Any ideas of what it is?
Gee..........I didn't even know that pigeons could get that. Thanks.Could also be salivary stones: http://www.chevita.com/en/pigeons/treatment-plan/information-salivarystones.php
Please catch him and post a photo. Just keep him seperate from your budgie and wash your hands after handling him. Catch him by throwing a towel over him when it gets dark.
Well they sleep in the trees after sunset. This morning I shook the bird seeds & it was the first 1to come & it came right into my window frame waiting for me to catch it. I literally just scooped it up in my hands. It's now hostage in my bathroom. Gentle thing let me wash its beak coz that sticky stuff had fused its beak shut over night I suppose. Its gasping & rasping like someone with mucus in their throat. It's trying to eat but struggling & I felt its chest bone so poor thing wants to eat but struggling.... I don't know what I can do & it's not like in the UK where I can just call the RSPCA to have it taken into care. I have to go to work in 3hours so I need a solution fastPlease catch him and post a photo. Just keep him seperate from your budgie and wash your hands after handling him. Catch him by throwing a towel over him when it gets dark.
I have been swabbing it with cotton buds & toilet paper. I even ran down the shop to get ACV with the mother to dilute in it water also use that to clean its beak, my theory worked & it dissolved the outer drool&theb it tried harder to eat but it can't seem to swallow coz there a lot of liquid coming from its throat. Its home alone now, been calling all. Kinds of animal care bollocks to get real help. It hasn't given up on life so I can't give up on it 😢Poor thing. Can you take an earbud and gently try and remove the mucous? If there's anything solid yellow in his beak (canker growths) then don't remove it. He might have canker. Can you get metronidazole from a pharmacy? Dose him with 15 mg once a day for 7 to 10 days. I hope he will still be ok by the time you get back from work. Keep us updated.
I don't see how I will be able to get prescription meds... Isn't there a natural remedy?He might have a respiratory infection as well. Can you get a Betamox capsule (500 mg amoxycillin) as well? Dosage will be 20 mg twice a day. So you will need to split the powder into the correct dosages. If you treat him with both meds, then you are covering the basic. If he can't swallow food, try to put the powder into his beak with a small paintbrush and then let him drink water. That way he will at least get some meds in. Also, keep him warm with a hotwaterbottle covered in a soft blanket.