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We have read that our parakeet should eat fruits and veges
Hi, we have read that our parakeet should eat fruits and veges beside his regular seeds. We have tried to introduce fruits such as oranges, apples, kiwi, grapes and he doesn't like any. Veges lettuce … read more
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My cockateil has four eggs (two a month ago). She sits
My cockateil has laid four eggs (two a month ago). She sits on the nest constantly, has stopped singing, and only gets off the nest to eat once or twice a day. I tried throwing the eggs away a month o… read more
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my sun conure is a female and has no mate. she has started
my sun conure is a female and has no mate. she has started laying eggs. my vet suggested i give her oyster shells sprinkled lightly over her food to prevent her having any problems laying them. I am d… read more
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My eight year old parakeet layed her first clutch this spring.
My eight year old parakeet layed her first clutch this spring. She had five eggs that eventually broke so I removed them. This fall she layed another clutch of five eggs that I slowly removed because … read more
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What might cause a flock of second year layers to produce eggs
What might cause a flock of second year layers to produce eggs too large to lay without blood and stress?… read more
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Chicken approx 2 years old - not laying or smashed egg or part
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Hi I am worried about my Chickens. I found one that has not
Hi I am worried about my Chickens. I found one that has not been right for a couple of days now. This morning I saw that it has lost feathers around its bottom area & it is very red. I saw it pass a w… read more
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My daughter just got me a parakeet, and although I have had
My daughter just got me a parakeet, and although I have had parakeets before, it was years ago; I have a question to ask and that is that the cage came with a starter kit and in it was a bagof bedding… read more
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We have a pet duck, she is 8 months old. She is a mallard
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My parakeet has laid 11 eggs over a period of 5 weeks. None
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I have a white Leghorn, Amelia, 3 years old, that stopped laying
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My parakeets beak has turned to blue-gray and she is hunkered
My parakeet's beak has turned to blue-gray and she is hunkered down on the bar with her feathers fluffed. Her stool is watery but still the right color. She has been laying eggs for the last week, a t… read more
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We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died
We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died after a few weeks.So for 2 years he has been alone. He seems very angry,He whisels, does not talk, won't get on finger. He stays in his ca… read more
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
parakeet: started laying eggs..her into another cage (less homey)
my parakeet started laying eggs in late January. We've had 14 eggs thus far. I plan to move her into another cage (less homey), with a grate on the bottom, and will give her showers routinely. Her uri… read more
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parakeets: cage i bought a nesting box and today i found..hatched
i have 4 parakeets i jut found that 4 eggs in the cage i bought a nesting box and today i found that 2 of the eggs had hatched nd the bird that i was told was a female was in there with them what do i… read more
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three finches and one parakeet. Is it a good idea to have these two birds together? Also, I'm worried about nutrition and health. In the past, th… read more
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My parents have a single blue lineated parakeet and also a
My parents have a single blue lineated parakeet and also a cockatiel, both females. The blue parakeet lays quite a few eggs. Lately she has been having problems with the eggs, as she is having a hard … read more
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