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My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers
My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers all puffed up. He is still eating and drinking. He is also still cleaning himself. He is not chirping as much as usual, either. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet sleeps a lot in the day, huddled up in corner of
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SamanthaL127
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I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his
I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his left wing juts up and out slightly. He is a parakeet … read more
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Parakeet flew from cage and hit a ceiling fan, cant fly now
parakeet flew from cage and hit a ceiling fan, cant fly now its wing is bent upward … read more
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My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at
My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at his food bowl … read more
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I have a lovebird (probably 5 months old). I noticed that
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He keeps breaking blood feathera on his right wing.
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My Son has two parakeets and one of them is at the bottom of
Hello, my Son has two parakeets and one of them is at the bottom of the cage and is all fluffed up. He had his head turned up with one wing out and does not perch on any of the perches anymore. We wer… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,785 satisfied customers
There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
Hey there I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the chat disappeared. The parakeet female has rapidly taken I'll lost balance cant keep head updoesnt chirp looks real bad … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a rosy bourke parakeet, unsure about the gender. But
I have a rosy bourke parakeet, unsure about the gender. But he/she was pointing its tail in the air and making quick, quiet chirping noises. He has done this 3 times that I have seen in the past two w… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet has been puffy and very sleepy the last couple
My parakeet has been puffy and very sleepy the last couple of days. Twitching his wings. Hardly chirping and sleeping and cuddling in my hand. I've had the bird for about 8 months… read more
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My parakeet has 2 feathers in this right wing that are
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
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my cockatiel is 20 years old this month, she never got sick
my cockatiel is 20 years old this month, she never got sick until a few days ago. She was fluffed up and sitting in the corner of the cage, her voice was squeaky and she did not appear to be eating. S… read more
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the little parakeet is at the bottom of his cage. My son picked him up. the bird is trying to chirp. did spread his wings for my son. what should we do right now? Not being himself at all.… read more
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Our parakeet started puffing up the other day and is still
Our parakeet started puffing up the other day and is still doing it.He is now sitting on the bottom of the cage and I just saw him start shaking.and I have to say almost looked like he was convulsing … read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
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