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I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was
Hello! I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was wondering if a extremely slight tail bob is normal for a new bird adjusting (I would say less than a mm) The owner dropped the pair of… read more
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My wife and I have an adorable, very tame Peach Face
Hello. My wife and I have an adorable, very tame Peach Face Lovebird who is about 3 and a half years old. We are going on a holiday in about a month, driving for about 2 hours and staying in a cabin. … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I found my parakeet stuck in between s large cage door
I found my young parakeet Patrick stuck in between his large cage door yesterday (the accident must've happened between 4:15p-4:45p when my mother checked on the birds and 5:15p when I got home from w… read more
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My budgie is about 5 years old and within the last
Hello...my budgie is about 5 years old and within the last 6 months his personality and physicality has changed quite a lot. He used to be vibrant and cheeky, out of his cage mostly but now he has no … read more
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Hi, Mickey, our budgie seems to have a problem. He keeps rubbing
Hi, Mickey, our budgie seems to have a problem. He keeps rubbing his face across the bars of his cage. I've also noticed that his breathing seems to be slightly noisy and he's "tail bobbing". Other th… read more
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knstrand
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My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have kept parakeets in a large flight cage for 10 years.
I have kept parakeets in a large flight cage for 10 years. I got them all at once and slowly the flock winnowed down. Just this past week, one of the last two died---I am assuming due to its age, give… read more
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My budgie is limpy. He cant stay on the twig without falling
My budgie is limpy. He can't stay on the twig without falling off immidiately. I felt both of his legs, joints and strength. They seem identical and nothing out of places. however, his rt knee is slig… read more
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Hello I bought a little green Opaline budgie back in March.
Hello I bought a little green Opaline budgie back in March. He was around 4 to 5 months old and came from a reputable breeder who breeds show budgies. When I got him home he was fine doing all the stu… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this: I have had my parakeet for about 7 years now. We bonded right from the beginning. He would spend hours with me on my shoulder, on my head while… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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our 4-5year old budgie died this morning. He was fine when
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Budgie acting blind, seeing things, crashing around, spinnin
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: from a well known large chain pet store..chirps occasionaly
Hello, about 3 weeks ago i bought my first budgie from a well known large chain pet store. From day 1 he has been eating frequently and chirps occasionaly. Other than that he is almost completely inac… read more
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Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing
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Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following
Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following symptoms since December kicked in: --quiet (no chirping) --puffed up a lot (not as much since we covered the cage and are keeping it wa… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: beak and feet..stopped chirping..bottom of the cage..treat
our budgie has got what you have said beak and feet are changing colour to blue she has stopped chirping and is going to the bottom of the cage very often now how can we treat her for best results… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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i went to feed him he was on the bottom of his cage chirping quietly
we have a male parakete app. 3-5 years old. this morning when i went to feed him he was on the bottom of his cage chirping quietly and continuously. i got him out and put him on a table and noticed he… read more
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