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Just purchased a new parakeet. Actually bought last 4 at Pet
Just purchased a new parakeet. Actually bought last 4 at Pet Smart. One of the parakeets was breathing heavy, continued to for 2 days (purchased 5/29/20). Found him bottom of cage, breathing heavy win… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He is about a 1 1/2 years old. A couple times over the past weeks he has flown into the wall of his cage or gone to the bottom of the cage and … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
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
Veterinarian
DVM
43,988 satisfied customers
a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he was very hungry so i fed him, he just stayed on my balcony so i bought a cage and food and toys for him.i put up pi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last
we purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last night. It had green feces and green feathers around its anus. the bird thats still alive also has green droppings. my care sheet said that g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
our budgie that was about 4 years old stopped singing and then
our budgie that was about 4 years old stopped singing and then started to eat alot more food than normal. He then started to sleep alot during the day and was hard to wake up. He then started to live … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello! We are new parakeet owners - a month ago we got my
Hello! We are new parakeet owners - a month ago we got my son a parakeet for his birthday. At that time we had her flight wings clipped and are in the process of finger training her. She figured out h… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a male budgie, just over a year old. The other budgie (young we think but pet shop
We have a male budgie, just over a year old. The other budgie (young we think but pet shop couldn't tell us age) we had who shared his cage died last week, was fluffed up and at the end just seemed ve… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: seemed fine..yesterday morning..i went downstairs for dinner
we bought a parakeet about 3 weeks ago. it seemed fine and we followed all of the instructions and kept the cage clean. yesterday morning we removed the cage cover and he was his normal happy chirpy s… 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 little love bird, 4 years old, is pecking at himself so
My little love bird, 4 years old, is pecking at himself so much that he is showing bone. He has a parakeet friend that has lived with him for years. He started doing this about a year ago when our dog… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
parakeet: three weeks after another one died due to a stuck egg..greet
I brought a new parakeet (female) into the house three weeks after another one died due to a stuck egg. I kept the new one in a separate cage from the surviving resident male for two weeks, then opene… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
Have 2 budgies, one 2 year old yellow started a new feed Nutriguard
Have 2 budgies, one 2 year old yellow started a new feed Nutriguard has SBS but still eating. I think I've caught it early. Should I use an antibiotic in water don't have an avian vet in area. Thank y… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my parakeet died this morning. Ive only had him for 1 1/2
my parakeet died this morning. I've only had him for 1 1/2 years! I heard him squaking loudly this morning (he used to do that when he was angry or fighting with his mirror) I went to see what was wro… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
5,158 satisfied customers
I bought a replacement parakeet for one who died yesterday
I bought a replacement parakeet for one who died yesterday (he was 15+ years). Now the new one is in the cage with the one who is about 3 years old. New one is very sleek, as if trying not to be notic… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I just found my parakeet dead in the food bowl. I changed the
I just found my parakeet dead in the food bowl. I changed the diet two weeks ago. Could this have killed him, the change in diet that is Did I feed him too much? I put new food in there daily. Sometim… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Im a very new parakeet owner. He eats mostly seeds. I offer
I'm a very new parakeet owner. He eats mostly seeds. I offer lettuce (that I grow myself w/no chemicals) and fresh fruit (strawberries, apples) though he's never interested. I'll leave it in his cage … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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