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My budgie is puffed up and breathing very heavily. Our other
My budgie is puffed up and breathing very heavily. Our other budgie died 2 days ago (unknown cause) however in hindsight he had been puffed up on and off over the week and then suddenly just got paral… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I have a budgie that is having problems balancing, It is
Nowhere... it is just having trouble with its balance … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My budgie has some whitish things on his legs and around his
Hello my budgie has some whitish things on his legs and around his eye they tend to be less feathers please advise as the place i live they aren't any avian vet. Thank you. … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,489 satisfied customers
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed up feathers and lilting to one side. This just came on today. She also has a dark spot on her beak which she didn't have before, and th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My daughters budgie is probably 16mnths old. He is normally
My daughters budgie is probably 16mnths old. He is normally very active ,feathers smooth and lovely colour and interacts allot, being very allert. This morning we found him puffed up, colour not as br… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my female budgie has a massively enlarged/swollen bum. The
my female budgie has a massively enlarged/swollen bum. The skin is far out stretched with no feathers on them, so the skin is exposed to the cold. she is inside now with a light source providing warmt… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
15,742 satisfied customers
Would be most grateful for advice. Budgie (male); age nine
Would be most grateful for advice. Budgie (male); age nine & half years, - for last couple of weeks has been squeaking when breathing/flying; weak when flying; poor balance but sitting at bottom of ca… read more
Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
My mother has a budgie and we have noticed that it has got
My mother has a budgie and we have noticed that it has got a really large abdomen. We are not sure what sex it is but it had a bluish tinge to the top of its beak, so we were told a male but it change… read more
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DrWheelbarger
DVM
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I have a 2 and a half year old male budgie, Paulie. Yesterday
I have a 2 and a half year old male budgie, Paulie. Yesterday he stuck his butt in my face and I noticed that its swollen, no feathers and poo stick to it, a really mustardy coloured poo. So I cleaned… read more
kerwynd
kerwynd
24 satisfied customers
My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting
My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting at the bottom of his cage, breathing heavily and struggling to stay upright or climb a ladder to the lowest perch. He stopped eating at this … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my bird is losing his feathers on his head and it looks scabby
my bird is losing his feathers on his head and it looks scabby i noticed he is losing feathers on his body now he isnt picking have treated him for mites dont seem to have them the bird with him is fi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like hes gurguling
i have a sick rooster when he breaths it sounds like he's gurguling or is all stuffed up he's not realy acting sick though he's eating and drinking and out and about with the other birds. Also none of… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My budgie is all fluffed up and she is making a small squeeking
My budgie is all fluffed up and she is making a small squeeking noise when she breathes out aswell as breathing really heavily. I am thinking that she might have caught a chill or something during las… read more
Pet Vet
Pet Vet
veterinary hospital owner
Doctoral Degree
151 satisfied customers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hello, Im wondering if there is anyone who would be a
Hello, I'm wondering if there is anyone who would be able to tell me what sex my young budgie is. It looks like a light coloured latino with white'ish wings and tail, however, it is obviously a cross … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
parrot: is losing his coloured feathers around his neck and shoulders
my 28 parrot is losing his coloured feathers around his neck and shoulders. It's mate is keeping his plumage. The bird is about 3 years old. He seems in fine form and humour, is active and happy. I'm … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello, Last night my budgie was eating and chirping as normal.
Hello, Last night my budgie was eating and chirping as normal. This morning i can down and he was sitting at the bottom of the cage and very quiet and still. I opened the cage and picked him up, usual… read more
ukexoticvet
ukexoticvet
Veterinary Surgeon
Master's Degree
65 satisfied customers
if a bird had an enlarged organ would that cause the bird to
if a bird had an enlarged organ would that cause the bird to breath fast and make audible breathing wheezing sounds? Also if a bird had this would it cause the abnormal breathing all the time or on an… read more
Dr. Kris
Dr. Kris
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Doctoral Degree
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