Hey I just saw this post. How is the bird now. I hope he recovered and is doing fine now.
I totally understand your plight. I also live in India and its impossible to find an avian vet.
This is a country where birds become objects of decoration, and toys. 99% of people use them as an embellishments to their balconies. They are caged all the time and fed millet their whole life.
I did weeks of research before I got home my birds. The rules I follow are.
*never leave birds out of their cage unsupervised
- be extremely cautious about the electric cables, plugs, switches. Never take chances with lose wires, open sockets and plugs.
- turning on ceiling fan is a strict Nooooooo when birds are out or when the cage door is open.
- another personal lesson I've learnt by experience. Birds no matter how tiny are super intelligent. My budgies were inside the cage. It was peak of the summer and I had kept the windows open for fresh air.
The naughty budgie (his name was snow) opened the cage door which was actually tight. I've no idea how he learnt it and how he got so much strength. I was working on my laptop. I hear a metallic pop, turn and see that he has opened the cage. Before I could even pull my chair back and stand, he flew out the window like a supersonic jet and his companion peeli was right at his tail and followed him out.
I ran to the terrace tried calling out for hours and I couldn't spot them. I waited for 4-5 hours. Kept windows open praying and hoping that they return.
After 4-5 hours when the reality struck me, that they are either dead because of the soaring heat, lack of water and food or that they would preyed upon by a hawk, crow, a raptor, dog or cat, I sank to my knees and sobbed. I still feel guilty. If I were to be in Australia I would have felt better knowing that they are equipped to live in their habitat.
But they can't survive outside in India even for 2 hours.
So now I do not open windows and the room door that leads to the hallway. And the cage is locked using tiny padlocks all the time. They are out flying around the room almost the whole day. But when they are back in cage. The cage is locked. Even then I don't open the windows.