Egg bound budgie.

I have a budgie which is egg bound.  There is an egg shaped, egg sixed protrusion distended from her abdomen. Today I took her to the vet who undertook an x-ray and came back saying that because there is nothing showing on the x ray then the problem is not an egg but instead is constipation. Please bear in mind that I am in Thailand.  This is not an excuse for bad vetrenary practice but standards are not what they are in the west. I am not a vet but my bird appears to be pooing ok.  I want to know what I can do.  I have done some reading on the internet and understand that a soft shell egg binding problem could be cause by my bird not having enough calcium.  I am getting some in the morning as soon as its light.  But how quickly might that have an effect? If anyone has any useful links I can read or watch, I would be grateful.  I am pretty sure I am on my own here.  The local vets have been useless.      


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I am so sorry to hear about your budgie.  One has to be careful at this stage since this could otherwise end badly.  This being said, there are things you can do at home.  Please visit this webpage: - scroll down to the treatment section, which also includes tips how others have resolved it ... I hope this helps. An update would be appreciated!  Thank you! Sibylle

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