Thank you so much for your understanding in this situation.I very much appreciate that you looked into this and tried to understand my position.
I haven't visited this place for a while... now when I read your reply, I thought it was interesting that Ornacycline is exactly the stuff I have been using on my parakeet. I could not get him to the vet, I called everywhere I could think of, but nobody could help.I decided to go to the pet store and buy some medication with what little money I had. I believe it was some respiratory infection or something, and Ornacycline said that it worked for respiratory infections, and intestinal bacterial infections.
I also bought these vitamins you that you drop in the keet's water. I remember our friends always used them on their budgies. They said that this stuff helped their birds' beaks to be strong and smooth along with many other benefits. Their parakeets never got sick--they lived to be very old. These vitamins help prevent many illnesses.
And as for Ornacycline, I am glad to say that it has worked, and my lil budgie is doing a lot better. His nostrils are cleared up and his beak is not flaky. I still don't know how the flaky beak had anything to do with the snot, I think he may have been low on some vitamins because his nails seemed kinda weak and brittle as well.
Now since I have been adding these vitamins to his water, his beak seems smoother and his nails healthier as well.
I try feeding him fruits and vegetables, but he still can't get the hang of it. He did nibble an apple a few times--I think he'll get used to it eventually. I noticed he starts eating it when he sees I am eating it--I guess he wants me to do a taste test or something...
And I liked the fund advice, illusive fantasy. I will definitely start laying off some money into my lil "periquito emergency fund" in case something else comes up. I am applying several places, my sis will also be my reference back where she works. I am also gonna be finishing my Phlebotomy program next year, so I should be working soon enough
By the way, I finally named my parakeet--his name is Cheeky
and although someone here mentioned that you cannot tell the gender of a pied budgie, I'll go with "he" because I'm used to it. After all, my budgie is VERY talkative. I heard males were more talkative--on the second day I had him he began singing. I'm not denying the fact that it may be female, but at least Cheeky would fit either boy or girl
And about my parents, they are actually quite understanding. It is just that my dad lost his job, and we are very uncertain about the future. To my parents, their kids are their first concern. They are a bit old-fashioned in their views, and I cannot blame them for refusing to pay an expensive veterinary bill. I grew up here where animals are adored and cared for like people, I adore animals myself. But my parents had a rather hard life, back when they were growing up,animals were a much latter priority. They do not see as much importance in them as many of us do, and they certainly will not spend more than they see necessary on an animal. They nonetheless were understanding and tried to help me with this issue. It's just we were all brought up differently. My parents are not abusive to animals nor neglectful. There is just a money limit for them. Especially when our own medical bills are hard to pay off...
Hopefully I can get that job soon and provide for my parakeet needs.
Thank you all again for your support and insight.