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My budgie appears to be sick and show signs of illness and
My budgie appears to be sick and show signs of illness and we are new to this. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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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DrNickiDVM
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We just brought home a budgie (no more than 3 months old).
Hi there, we just brought home a young budgie (no more than 3 months old). We got her from a very nice bird-specific store so we know she is not from a bird breeding farm. Her wings are clipped (we ar… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,598 satisfied customers
I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get
I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get a better look at it and it was poop stuck to her ‘vent' so I wiped it off it was still wet but I'm worried incase shes ill … read more
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DrRoyC
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We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. We
Hello. We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,598 satisfied customers
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi! I have two budgies, though one was partially stepped on
Hi! I have two budgies, though one was partially stepped on she can walk and fly though she's been swerving and as of now she's just sitting in the cage. I have noticed her dropping became liquid, tho… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have two finches, both of whom have been healthy for three
I have two finches, both of whom have been healthy for three years. This morning one of the finches has a bald spot on her head, ragged tail feathers, and appears not to be able to fly -- also I think… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,391 satisfied customers
cockatiel: He sleeps for most of the day and eats about once a day.
I have a 17 1/2 years old lutino cockatiel. He has been sick for a couple of months. He sleeps for most of the day and eats about once a day. He has brown markings on the base of his tail feathers and… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it seemed to have diarrhea. I never noticed droppings in the cage and then noticed the tail feathers were really soiled. After doing some inter… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Cockateil has droppings solidifying to his feathers, they are
Cockateil has droppings solidifying to his feathers, they are not passing and dropping to the bottom of the cage. Has happend two days in a row and has to be physically pulled away from his bottome… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the female is quite sick. She has lain 2 eggs in the past 3 days and I am worried that she may be egg bound on a 3rd, but am not sure. For the pa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
Budgie: feathers..appetite..breathing..little laboured causing tail
My Budgie is about 17 years old. Over the last three weeks he has started accumulating faeces around his rectum and the abdomen appears slightly swollen and is missing feathers in that area. The appet… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi I have a budgie whom I am not sure if he is really sick
Hi I have a budgie whom I am not sure if he is really sick or not. He is hunched slightly, has blood feathers (small amount on the hunch of it's back) and his abdomen is swollen. I am not sure if it's… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
budgie: vet today as recommended (not avian vet..matted..feathers
Hello, I took my budgie to the vet today as recommended (not avian vet though she sees plenty of birds). His stools were thoroughly tested and came out completely clear. The vet did find that his vent… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: year old female..labored breathing, weak, open mouthed.
Hello, My 20 year old female cockatiel seems to be in congestive heart failure. labored breathing, weak, open mouthed. She is mildly interested in eating and drinking, but is sitting with eyes closed … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi - One of my two budgies has faeces on her vent, fluffes
Hi - One of my two budgies has faeces on her vent, fluffes feathers and is getting weaker by the day. She is currently being treated for scale with scale barrier and I have put wormout gel in their wa… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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