How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
Satisfied Customers: 61713
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
55012488
Type Your Bird Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

Our budgie is sick. Rocking back and forth. Sitting at the

Customer Question

Hi our budgie is sick. Rocking back and forth. Sitting at the bottom of the cage.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the budgie?
Customer: Rocking back and forth listless sitting at the bottom of the cage Seems to be sleeping while rocking
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the budgie. What is the budgie's name and age?
Customer: Pearl, about 18 months old
JA: What is the budgie's name?
Customer: Pearl
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: When we got her she had mites, we treated with ivermectin. Seems she has always been a bit less well than the other budgies. Always slept more etc
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 6 days ago.
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 days ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 days ago.

I regret that I can't see when you initially posted. Please let me know if you still need help. Regrettably, you appear to be describing an agonal (near death) budgie.