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Our parakeet has recovered nicely. We removed the plastic
Hello again,Our parakeet has recovered nicely. We removed the plastic bird, and has become more social with us. We also changed her diet from 100% Kaytee Healthy Support to 20% Kaytee/80% Harrison Pel… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dear ; I would like your opinion on the following health
Dear ; I would like your opinion on the following health issue that my AG "Sagir" is facing. 2 days ago i woke up to see Sagir sitting in the buttom of his cage and i got scared. i started talking to … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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My parakeet beak is red. I got m about 7 months ago and I
My parakeet beak is red. I got him about 7 months ago and I believe was extremely young. I got him from Pet Smart. He is such an active bird, he/she loves to play, fly around in our screened patio, ta… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My parakeet, about 2 years old (we think) is leaning over on
My parakeet, about 2 years old (we think) is leaning over on her perch, with head in a downward direction. I noticed it for the first time today. Yesterday and today when I came into the room where th… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Our parakeet just died all of sudden last night. She never
Our parakeet just died all of sudden last night. She never had ruffled feathers no labored breathing or anything else. She just fell off pirch went to corner of cage was breathing a Lil fast curled he… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and cannot stay on his perch without flipping over or falling. At the bottom of the cage there is evidence of runny stool. His cagemate, Daisy, … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a seven month old linnie parakeet, gender unknown (I
I have a seven month old linnie parakeet, gender unknown (I think of it as her). She and her cage mate have just moulted. But there is a spot on the back of her neck that has not refeathered. It has b… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet has good color and seems to be in good health other
My parakeet has good color and seems to be in good health other than the fact that his long wing feathers are curling on the end. This is causing him some difficulty in flight. This is very recent. He… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2 years ago at an independent pet store. After about a year I added another parakeet to the cage without any problems. Both learned to get alon… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet Jade, about 7 yrs. old, suddenly lost the use of
My parakeet Jade, about 7 yrs. old, suddenly lost the use of his right foot. The toes have curled into a "fist" and it is useless to him. He had been otherwise healthy. I had to seperate him from his … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Homer our 3 yr old parakeet has started throwing up his seeds.
Homer our 3 yr old parakeet has started throwing up his seeds. He eats a lot of millet then goes to his water and regurgitates them. There is a large sticky pile near the water. He also eats bamboo st… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 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
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Iam trying to figure out what is wrong with my Parakeet. He
I'am trying to figure out what is wrong with my Parakeet. He is puffed out, sleeps all of the time, doesn't sing, and just doesn't look right. He is eating and drinking just fine though. I am not sure… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling
I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling above his breast bone around his neck. He's about 3 months old. He seems less active and more cuddly than usual. Should I be concerned.… read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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canaries: cages..liquid from a vitamin d3 capsule with their food
I have 2 male canaries in separate cages. Every day I give them the artificial light, when the weather is appropriate I take them outside. Is it okay to give them some of the liquid from a vitamin D3 … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My parakeets beak is constantly moving & he has seed on his
My parakeets beak is constantly moving & he has seed on his beak. He acts like he can't crack the seed. His beak is thinner on the sides & he is getting quite thin. I don't have any idea what to do, c… read more
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Dr. Jodi Lynn Smith
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, Today I acquired a ringnecked parakeet that had its
Hello, Today I acquired a ringnecked parakeet that had its chest and back feathers picked out by another bird. Will they grow back, is there a supplement I can give it, is there a special diet I can g… read more
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Dr. Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: whose wings have been clipped..foods..nutrients
We bought a new parakeet whose wings have been clipped and of course, he can't fly. How long does it take for him to fly and do I need to give this parakeet any special foods or nutrients? We already … read more
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Dr. Lisa
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