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I have two parakeets and a cacatoo and my cacatoo seems to
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My dog attacked my parakeet - all of his tail feathers are missing and he was bleeding. I stopped the bleeding and used a saline solution and bactine spray. He's alert now and seems to be OK, but his … read more
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I have two 1 -year old female parakeets. I noticed starting
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Ok i have to Male Parakeets about 6 months old. Ive notice
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My lovebirds started over pruning around her neck. she has
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I've had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came home from work one of them has all his feathers puffed out and both of them are quieter than usual. Today, when I came home from work he was … read more
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I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he
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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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My parakeet just had a molt (last week), and is now very itchy.
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I am a bird novice, and have never taken my birds to a vet. We have one large cage with seven parakeets, and we feed them vitamin-enhanced bird seed, apple bits and lettuce daily. We started adding th… read more
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