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My budgie today started acting strange. He was foaming at
My budgie today started acting strange. He was foaming at the mouth earlier and isn't chirping or as active as usual. He is also rubbing his beak on his perches more than usual and his eyes are glazed… read more
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I just adopted a budgie on Sunday, so I don't know if he is
I just adopted a budgie on Sunday, so I don't know if he is still just adjusting or if he is ill. He is spending a lot of time perched in the same spot and closes his eyes a lot. His vent feathers als… read more
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I have a 18 month old conure normally active and bright. She
Hello I have a 18 month old conure normally active and bright. She has become quite mellow and almost lethargic . Seems to be chewing some feather tips … read more
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It sits on the bottom of the cage and seems to rub it's beak
It sits on the bottom of the cage and seems to rub it's beak up and down the wooden stick some times nibbling it. It is still eating and drinking but is lethargic. It is making an unusual sound not ch… read more
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the following symptoms yesterday afternoon: very quiet, puffed up, sleeping/lethargic, runny poop. Until then he was active, flying around, chirping. He… read more
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot through the day. The last few days he is too weak to fly up to his perch. He climbs a ladder instead using his beak. We put his favourite tr… read more
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We received a canary from my brother. In the mail. Its has
we received a canary from my brother JA: I'll do all I can to help. What's the matter with the bird? Customer: in the mail JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: its has one eye he keeps shut… read more
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My canary has been sick since Sunday morning and I'm not
Hi, my canary has been sick since Sunday morning and I'm not sure what he has. I'm very worried about him.... … read more
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The cockatiel was on the fridge trying to eat pictures on
The cockatiel was on the fridge trying to eat pictures on the fridge. I tried to make him stop, so I held up my hand. Cockatiel started flying back and forth and rounds in the house, as it does usuall… read more
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My cat attacked my budgie yesterday morning. The bird got
Hello. My cat attacked my budgie yesterday morning. The bird got away and there were no visible injuries but he was badly shaken. He was shivering with his eyes closed and holding his right wing out f… read more
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
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My parakeet has fluffed up feathers and is oprning and shutting
My parakeet has fluffed up feathers and is oprning and shutting her eyes. She is not singing much less than usual . It has turned vey cold-a sharp drop in temp. today and yesterday. maybe she is cold.… read more
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My cockatiels feathers under his beak are turning green and
My cockatiel's feathers under his beak are turning green and he is puffed up. Is this serious?… read more
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We have a love bird and recently it started to rub one side
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I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
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budgie: last few days..listless,fluffing up his feathers..usual
my budgie is approx 4 yrs ld. for the last few days he has been listless,fluffing up his feathers, not chirping and not eating or drinking as much as usual. on closer examination today i have noticed … read more
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canary: My male..about three weeks..The back of his head is bald
My male canary is a year old and is molting. He hasn't sang in about three weeks..The back of his head is bald. his eating is good. He is by himself in the cage. he takes a bath daily. he is starting … read more
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