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I had two parakeets prior that started mating and eventually
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Lady Gouldian keep rubbing their beaks against the
Hello, My Lady Gouldian keep rubbing their beaks against the perches back and forth very aggressively , also one of them is fluffed up all the time … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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One of gouldian finches is having trouble landing on the
One of gouldian finches is having trouble landing on the perch, she spends the day onthe floor of the cage, sleeping or she hops to the many feed sources in the cage. I treated her with Scat twice abo… read more
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DrNickiDVM
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We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park.
We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park. His nails were overgrown and had general signs of neglect. No avain vet near us. Today bird is clicking beak, fluffed up, sleeping perched, … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My Son has two parakeets and one of them is at the bottom of
Hello, my Son has two parakeets and one of them is at the bottom of the cage and is all fluffed up. He had his head turned up with one wing out and does not perch on any of the perches anymore. We wer… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it was molting, but no. Sits on perch with tail drooping straight toward bottom of cage. Eats fine, but has dried clumps of poo on her bottom an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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my child accidentally fell onto her parakeet (young bird) and
my child accidentally fell onto her parakeet (young bird) and her hand landed on his tail. the result was that all of its tail feathers got 'pulled' out, by force and pressure. the bird seemed ok, des… read more
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I have a parakeet who is at least 5 years old (dont know for
I have a parakeet who is at least 5 years old (don't know for sure because I bought her from a petshop chain). Lately she has been constantly fluffed up, not as active and sleeps a lot, doesn't sing a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesnt seem to
I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesn't seem to want to use his cuttlebone. When I first got him I assumed that it was just because he was still getting acclimated and that he'd find it e… read more
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Just bought two gouldian finches. they are very young, their
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jmayerdvm
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I have a female gouldian finch. the male is in a heavy moult.
I have a female gouldian finch. the male is in a heavy moult. She recently lost some feathers and i thought she was going to moult too but I just found her sitting on the bottom of the cage she is bre… read more
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ECCMDoc
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Doctoral Degree
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2 little parakeet from store where they were fluffed up and
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches.
Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches. She constantly just clings to the cage with her feet and her beak. Should this be something I should be worried about? Thanks Alex… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 10 parakeets in an outdoor aviary & would like to know
I have 10 parakeets in an outdoor aviary & would like to know what size winter roosting box do I need for them. I have seen some that are 13"H x 7"W x 9"D and a larger one that is 18 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x… read more
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My parakeets beak has turned to blue-gray and she is hunkered
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie has not eaten for the past 4 days. She wants to
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Dr. G.
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Hi We have a baby budgie its bottom beak seems to be out over
Hi We have a baby budgie it's bottom beak seems to be out over the top part. He has now got to a point that he is now fluffed up and won't eat. he is still pooing at this stage. What can we do about t… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches.
I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches. I have been losing them one by one over the winter and most of the clutches have not made it. I finally took one very sick one to the vet who … read more
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Dr. Dan
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