How to Save a Dying Parakeet (For Relaxation and Calmness)

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A parakeet’s possible death can be a terrible thought for her caring owner. Therefore, knowing how to save a dying parakeet is crucial if you ever find yourself in such a situation.

This post will help you get ready to handle unforeseen health issues and give you the assurance and information you need to act immediately to save a life.

Keep reading!

Here’s How to Save a Dying Parakeet

1. Calm Them Down 

If you discover your budgie is in pain and think it might be dying, the first thing to do is soothe and isolate them swiftly. 

Excessive stress might slow your reaction time and accelerate the speed at which they deteriorate.

You should administer quick first aid and stabilize your parakeet if they are injured.

Find a quiet, warm spot to protect your budgie from other pets, birds, and people. Don’t wholly darken the area. 

Instead, it should be reasonably dim with no bright solid lights, as this will deter natural behaviors.

2. Spend Time with Them

If your bird does not survive, it will be upsetting. Budgies form strong bonds with their caretakers and find immense comfort in them.

Take advantage of this chance to spend time with your budgie if you are close to it during its final hours. It won’t have the same enthusiasm, as usual, to join you in music, song, or dancing, which is okay.

Spending time close to your budgie can make her feel better. Allow your bird to hear you speaking and see you around while you are reading, working, or engaged in another activity.

She will feel better if she goes away when you’re both together. But remember that the budgie only needs your physical presence and shouldn’t be bothered by handling or activity.

3. Keep Them Warm

Provide warm surroundings between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit so your budgie may be comfortable.

Bring your pet bird inside if she is kept in an outdoor aviary so you can soothe her while she is still alive.

Even in mild climates, chilly drafts could fluff your parakeet’s feathers and penetrate through that additional layer of warmth.

They will struggle to keep their average body temperature if they die. In this situation, you can put a heat lamp safe for birds close to the cage to return warmth to your bird.

An additional choice for removing stuffy air is to use an air humidifier.

4. Contact an Avian Veterinarian

Your distressed budgie can be examined and tested for potential issues with the help of a vet facility. 

They can try to preserve them as soon as they visit a professional. It is critical to act quickly. Well, that’s because once a parakeet experiences physical suffering, dying can happen rapidly. 

Visit a veterinarian even when they appear to be getting better since they can still be in pain.  This is especially wise for attacks involving animals since, while they might recover from the initial shock, infections from mammals’ mouths might result in persistent infection.

The same is true for head injuries; internal degeneration might occur.

5. Speak Softly

The voices of budgie owners often calm them. Therefore, speak to your budgie in a quiet, calm voice and assure her that everything will be well.

Even better, you can sing any of their preferred songs. Avoid making loud noises or unexpected movements. Instead, use your voice to reassure them. This act of tenderness will help them a lot.

6. Try to Hydrate

For healing and combating death, hydration is essential. Get your budgie to drink; if necessary, the syringe feeds her. 

Electrolytes can also help with hydration by adding extra amino acids and vitamins for cellular hydration. Fruit juice that is sugar-free and all-natural can serve as electrolytes in tiny doses.

A distressed parakeet will benefit from ingesting food and water, although you can feed her using a syringe to cheer them up. 

Make sure the syringed substances enter the esophagus. You should place just a few drops in the beak. You should think about crop feeding if they cannot swallow.

However, only professionals should use a crop tube for feeding or hydrating birds or animals. You can think about enrolling in a bird first aid class to learn this ability if you own parakeets.

Crop feeding involves utilizing a long, curved tube to transfer medication, food, and water into the crop to prevent the danger of inhalation from routine syringe feeding. This procedure can save a dying budgie.

7. Play a Song for the Parakeet

Budgies respond better to classical music than loud rock music when they want relaxation. In light of this, providing your budgie with calm music can be very soothing.

The music will block out unpleasant noises like surrounding traffic and help your budgie forget about any discomfort it may feel.

If you often play songs for your bird, this may bring back memories of your happier and calmer moments together.


Understanding your budgie well is essential for maintaining their health. Knowing what is typical for them will help you spot any strange behavior.

Your parakeet will let you know when they are not themselves, despite how cunningly well they are at masking their vulnerabilities.

Plus, now that you know how to save a dying parakeet, you’ll handle your dying parakeet with care and love.

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Lizzy Ashton

Lizzy Ashton

Hi, my name is Lizzy Ashton, and I’m from Louisiana.
I consider myself an expert when it comes to raising parakeets and have been doing it for many years now. I’m 32 years old, live with my boyfriend, and together, we have 7 parakeets at home.
Our home is full of light and greenery, which my birds love. We even let them fly around the house (windows closed, of course)!

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