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Parakeet 3-4 y years old is slow, not chirping, wings
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Our brand new parakeet who is about 4 months old seems to have a scaly, flaky beak. He is also opening and closing the beak repeatedly like he did when we first brought him home about a week ago. He d… read more
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My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers
My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers all puffed up. He is still eating and drinking. He is also still cleaning himself. He is not chirping as much as usual, either. … read more
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My little bird looks terrible. She is pretty old, but this
Hi -- My little bird looks terrible. She is pretty old, but this morning, when she woke up she looks like a lot of her feathers have been plucked out, her mouth looks like it is chewing, her beak look… read more
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we found his beak is bleeding and not so much movement all of a sudden … read more
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My parakeet is very sleepy and has his feathers puffed up.
My parakeet is very sleepy and has his feathers puffed up. The other one is fine and chirping. … read more
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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
one of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly ( started about a week ago ). all else seems fine: chirping, talking, flying, landing. Just the gripping when he climbs back in his cage. … read more
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I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his
I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his left wing juts up and out slightly. He is a parakeet … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a parakeet. Just got him 3 days ago. On the first day
I have a parakeet. Just got him 3 days ago. On the first day we had him, he managed to get out of his cage and fly around my apartment. I am not sure if he had this before, but there are some very sma… read more
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My bird was perfect fine yesterday is a baby parakeet and
my bird was perfect fine yesterday is a baby parakeet and today when i woke she has her feathers puffed up and her head down and barely even moves … read more
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We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
we just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked healthy and alert. Today once he started relaxing and eating we noticed that he was moving is beak up and down quite dramatically after eating. It seemed odd as my other parakeets have never done this. He also at he also eats very slowly, taking his time to carefully chew the seeds i have a video of the beak behavior … read more
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There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
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I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I
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I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in another flight cage. One of my birds has never been able to fly since I brought him home aver a year ago. I thought after a while when tail … read more
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My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three weeks or so. She suddenly has "thinning" feathers on top of her head and around her beak. First she lost her tail feathers which the… read more
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My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled
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Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following
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