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My parakeet has had watery stools for about 4 days now. At
My parakeet has had watery stools for about 4 days now. At times he has been normally lively, but today he has his head tucked under his wing, feathers all fluffed up, not doing anything. I have given… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I am not sure if my parakeet is sick or is molting. Her wings
I am not sure if my parakeet is sick or is molting. Her wings are fluffed up and she is not moving much. I have noticed alot of feathers in the cage however, she seems to be eating though and drinking… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi Dr. Dan, One of our male parakeets has been looking fluffy.
Hi Dr. Dan, One of our male parakeets has been looking fluffy. but the area near his neck looks thicker than usual. I've been trying to keep the cage warmer and he is still eating and able to sit on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: past two days..his feathers fluffed up most..His droppings
For the past two days my parakeet has been sleeping most of the time not eating or singing and not talking. He also has his feathers fluffed up most of the time. His droppings look normal ,just not as… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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my sun conure is always fluffing up and twitching his wings
my sun conure is always fluffing up and twitching his wings and bobbing his head up and down when he is on my shoulder, he is not him self, how can u tell if he is sick?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my female parakeet keeps her feathers fluffed all the time,
my female parakeet keeps her feathers fluffed all the time, but she doesn't appear to be cold, or ill. i have seen her mate with the only other parakeet in the aviary(a male) and there is a nest box. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of his right claw/leg and has difficulty moving around the cage. He is still eating (mainly millet) but is fluffed up and breathing deeply. Is … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeets: his waste has been sticking to him, for the past 1 1/2 days
One of my male parakeets is fluffing and his waste has been sticking to him, for the past 1 1/2 days. I have cleaned him well several times a day, and tried to be of comfort to him. He seems lithatgic… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
5 yo parakeet. has been perfectly healthy. at bottom of cage.
5 yo parakeet. has been perfectly healthy. at bottom of cage. feathers rough and puffed out. stumbling. clear liquid coming from nose.… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,737 satisfied customers
My parakeet has diarrhea, drinks lots of water but still is
My parakeet has diarrhea, drinks lots of water but still is eating. He seems fluffed up and is quieter than usual. His cage mate died suddenly about 6 wks ago. I don't know an avian vet in my area. Wh… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot..cage
our parakeet is about 4 years old and lately he has not been himself. he use to chirp and whistle everything we taught him and talk, but latley he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My parakeet has given birth and is nursing 2 young birdlings,
My parakeet has given birth and is nursing 2 young birdlings, but this morning she began to puff up and look very stressed. Now she is just hiding her head in the nest, which is a food dish, and she i… read more
Dr. Jed
Dr. Jed
Doctoral Degree
14 satisfied customers
parakeet: up his feathers and wanting to sleep...mouth..cage..acting
Hi. My parakeet has started since yesterday to just puff up his feathers and wanting to sleep.. He moves his mouth, but not chirpping. His cage mate is sticking close to his side and not acting differ… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My parakeet, whom I just got 2 and a half weeks ago, just over
My parakeet, whom I just got 2 and a half weeks ago, just over the course of the weekend has begun to have very white looking droppings and many of them. I am worried as to what to do. He also has bee… read more
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Doctoral Degree
101 satisfied customers
my two year old parakeet has been sitting fluffed up, eating
my two year old parakeet has been sitting fluffed up, eating like crazy and sometimes tucking his head in his wing.. i bought him 'guardian angel' which has vitamins and white cell activator and he ha… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile.
My Tweetie is 2 years old. He has had a continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile. they get bent out of shape and I assume he as just doing this, perhaps because of stress. Lately I ha… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Im a very new parakeet owner. He eats mostly seeds. I offer
I'm a very new parakeet owner. He eats mostly seeds. I offer lettuce (that I grow myself w/no chemicals) and fresh fruit (strawberries, apples) though he's never interested. I'll leave it in his cage … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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