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July 9, 2021

Budgies breeding


Hello,
I have an one year old female budgie who recently started mating . She just tried to lay an egg today but it got stuck to her vent and covered in blood . We managed to stop the bleeding and remove the egg but there is still a lump stuck to the vent part and covered in blood . We don’t have local vets around here so I need a home remedy to treat her and get some relif for her.


Answer:

Hi Alifya,

Unfortunately this is beyond anything you can help her with at home. It sounds like she has suffered a prolapse of her reproductive system. The only way to save her is with Vet care. Most likely the Vet will have to perform surgery. Having a bird often means traveling a distance to take it to a vet who treats birds. This bird needs emergency treatment. If she survives, you should not let her have a mate or try to breed her again. If you want to breed birds in the future, please do additional research. Budgies should not be given a mate until they are about 2 years old. While they can breed at an earlier age, they really are not fully developed. A young hen is at a much higher risk of becoming egg bound, which is what has happened here.

Take care,

Brenda

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