We've had Buddy for almost two weeks now; he is the very young normal dark green bird with the black beak who appeared to be about a month old when we got him. He has had a bit of diarrhea since we got him, and he started having poop stuck around his vent a few days ago. His tail is bobbing, which scares us, having lost a baby budgie recently; this also just started a few days ago. He naps during the day, but other than these things, he appears very normal. His feathers are not puffed up, and he seems to eat and drink well. We give him premium seed as well as a veggie seed treat mix, which he loves! We've been trying to introduce fruits and veggies but he hasn't taken to them yet (and we're a bit nervous due to the loose droppings). He still plays and chirps, and his eyes are bright.
We found instructions for cleaning his vent, and we did that this morning. His droppings appear less loose this evening. We also read that sweet black tea can help, so we tried that tonight. We added a small bit of vitamin powder we got from the vet to his treat for the past two days too. The pet store we got him from says it pays for vet bills during the first 15 days from purchase. Day 15 is Monday, and if he isn't better, he will be going to our vet first thing Monday morning.
Any ideas what this could be? Is there anything else we should be doing? Right now, we have a black heat light on one side of his home (we call them homes, not cages!). Should we use a heating pad instead or is the light good?
Thanks for any help you can offer.