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I have a parakeet. He was normal yesterday, we went to
I have a parakeet. He was normal yesterday, we went to dinner and when we returned he was on floor of cage and puffed. I gave him some millet spray and put him on his perch. He ate some. Then turned h… read more
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He (Robbie) was just sitting on bottom of cage which is unusual for him. Not looking to eat from his dishes. Last night there was a lot of flying around the covered cage by his cagemate which woke me … read more
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I have two parakeets I bought today. They are just sitting in their food dish not perching at all. … read more
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I bought my parakeet two days ago. Yesterday it ate and chirped. It hasn't eaten for over 24 hours, nor I think had anything to drink. It's feces are greenish but formed, and it sits on its perch with… read more
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we have a parakeet thats neck is turned around, he can't fly up … read more
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Second opinion] My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly… 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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DrRoyC
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My 6 month old parakeet is not doing as well as his cage
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We have a parakeet that is less than a year old and when we got Sky, the bird was active and chirping. Recently he had been lethargic and for the most part staying on the bottom of the cage where we h… read more
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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My parakeet is less active less talkative titling his eat to the side and sleeping a lot more while the other parakeets fly around … read more
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He sits at the bottom of the cage, and appears to have
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Can't hold her head straight, can't fly and lethargic.
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Pete has been lethargic for a week or so now. He was
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I have two new parakeets. This is day three with them in the
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my parakeet has a his left leg all tucked in and not standing on it. it almost looks like it is broken from right under his feathers where his leg starts. we love him and he is the center of our famil… read more
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