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My budgie is 10 years old. two days ago i thought he was
Hi. My budgie is 10 years old. two days ago i thought he was going to die. He was regurgitating all his food and very unhappy and scarred. His balance was off and he just sat in one spot with eyes clo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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My Budgie uses the Cuddlestone,but he hasn't sharpened his
My Budgie uses the Cuddlestone,but he hasn't sharpened his beak down enough,his beak is to long. … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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My budgie's cere is bleeding a little bit from flying in the
Hi! My budgie's cere is bleeding a little bit from flying in the living room. I just wanted to know if we should be bringing him to the vet? Are there any warning signs we should look out for? … read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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I have a 12 yr old Budgie who seems to have ataxia..she is
I have a 12 yr old Budgie who seems to have ataxia..she is off balance and having difficulty with grooming. She is eating but appears to have difficulty getting around her cage. She is using her beak … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,774 satisfied customers
My budgie seemed fine yesterday but towards the evening, he
Hi. My budgie seemed fine yesterday but towards the evening, he began leaning forward while perching and falling off. Now, this morning, he is still on the cage floor and doesnt even seem to be standi… read more
DrNickiDVM
DrNickiDVM
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I accidentally slightly stepped on it It was able to fly
I accidentally slightly stepped on it It was able to fly away, but his right wing stayed lifted indicating he was hurt … read more
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DavidH1117
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Is this live? It's a budgie. He had his first vet visit
It's a budgie. He had his first vet visit yesterday. And he's just been off today. He's been sleeping a lot. Not as active. Sitting on his perch right now with his head hanging low. I just want to make sure he's going to be okay. I'm extremely worried because yesterday he was so active. … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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I have been reading the questions above and I have a budgie
Hi, I have been reading the questions above and I have a budgie that has part of his cere missing. It's just on one side extending down from his nostril. I contacted the person who I got him off and t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
He's throwing up, he's poofy and his poop is runny. Hes 8
He's throwing up, he's poofy and his poop is runny. Hes 8 and 1/2 year old Budgie. I currently have a heat lamp on him to keep him warm and comfortable. My question is, is he too old for help? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage together? Also why do the birds not sing, chirp or tweet. They are totally silent making no musical noises at all. Are they depressedHad 4 birds … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,774 satisfied customers
Dr bob we have a male budgie called cheeky who is always
Hi Dr bob we have a male budgie called cheeky who is always lively and chirpie until yesterday he sits slumped and hunched over the perch and very quiet also seems he shivers and raises one leg , he s… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
A normally very active,want to be out of my cage and fly or
A normally very active,want to be out of my cage and fly or be with you young budgie {not even sure of sex yet} is now dull and listless.Only stays with you on your shoulder because he appears incapab… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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i just brought home a new young budgie because my older budgie
i just brought home a new young budgie because my older budgie just lost its friend a few days ago. i have a breeder cage so they are separated for now until i feel that they know each other then i wi… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
6,285 satisfied customers
My mother has a budgie and we have noticed that it has got
My mother has a budgie and we have noticed that it has got a really large abdomen. We are not sure what sex it is but it had a bluish tinge to the top of its beak, so we were told a male but it change… read more
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DrWheelbarger
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budgie: He staggers on the perch..begun..cage he was in
I have a 2-3 year old cock budgie who appears to be drunk. He staggers on the perch and sometimes falls over. He's been getting worse over the last week and has now begun to fly crazily around the cag… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my budgie died yesterday up to he passed away he was eating
my budgie died yesterday up to he passed away he was eating flying drinking and playing with his toys. He used to always sleep on the bottom of his cage, but the last week or so he was sleeping more h… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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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
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
Hello, Im wondering if there is anyone who would be a
Hello, I'm wondering if there is anyone who would be able to tell me what sex my young budgie is. It looks like a light coloured latino with white'ish wings and tail, however, it is obviously a cross … read more
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