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I have a cockatiel that is about 30 years old. He still
I have a cockatiel that is about 30 years old. He still looks young. Recently he can't climb up the cage where he usually sits and sleeps. His appetite seems to be okay. He starts climbing and seems l… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,522 satisfied customers
He's says a million things but hasn't talked in almost a
He's says a million things but hasn't talked in almost a month. Sits i in a corner sleeping fluffed up. I see him stretch out his beak open very wide almost like he's going to cough. I thought his bea… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their
Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their cages? Or is it always a sign of illness? My cockatiel has shared a room with my son for most of his life, but my son has recently moved out f… read more
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Scott Perry
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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
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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My 4 year old parakeet appears to have gone blind recently.
My 4 year old parakeet appears to have gone blind recently. He still chirps as usual, eats and drinks, and gets around his cage by climbing...doesn't hop from perch to perch like before. He used to en… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello,I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems
Hello, I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems to be unable to move his foot at the knee, including the foot, so it drags behind. He has been like this for a few days now. He is eating well… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesnt seem to
I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesn't seem to want to use his cuttlebone. When I first got him I assumed that it was just because he was still getting acclimated and that he'd find it e… read more
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My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without
My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without falling. He is holding his tail sideways. I took him to a vet last year and found he was blind in one eye otherwise his health was really go… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I HAVE A COUPLE OF LOVEBIRDS WITH THE RED BEAK, TWO MONTHS
I HAVE A COUPLE OF LOVEBIRDS WITH THE RED BEAK, TWO MONTHS OLD. YESTERDAY THE FEMALE,ALL OF A SUDDEN, BEGUN TO BREATH HEAVILY AND TO SEEM DISORIENTATED. SHE CANNOT FLY,BUT SHE EATS AND SHE PREFERS TO … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my half moon conure may have fallen from the top of its cage
my half moon conure may have fallen from the top of its cage and now seems like it has a head injury it cant keeps its balance and is very unsteady on a perch and has even fallen off it, I took it to … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this: I have had my parakeet for about 7 years now. We bonded right from the beginning. He would spend hours with me on my shoulder, on my head while… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to the bare floor and acts like he is sitting on a nest. He gets very aggresive if you get by the cage when he is sitting like this. He is a p… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Our little budgie has hurt his leg, he can still walk and climb
Our little budgie has hurt his leg, he can still walk and climb around his cage, but when still he holds it up or hangs onto the bars. I spoke to a guy in our town who breeds them and he said put warm… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a male canary that is perhaps as old as 10yrs . When
I have a male canary that is perhaps as old as 10yrs . When I got him 4-5 yrs ago his claw nails were extremely long and crooked etc. I clipped them but they don't seem to want to grow to normal shape… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea
Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea and can't perch. I gave him camomile tea and some anti-bacterial medicine last night (used for babies) and today the diarrhea stopped, th… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: it 10 years old..fluffed up and sleeping (on his perch.)
My parakeet it 10 years old and has been regurgitating his seeds all day. He is fluffed up and sleeping (on his perch.)… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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Doctoral Degree
1,883 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is 8 months old. I have seen several changes lately
My cockatiel is 8 months old. I have seen several changes lately that have me concerned. He is not whistling and talking like he used to. He did not use to be agressive with me, but now he is. He also… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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