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I just bought a male budgie it was fine in the first few
Hello. I just bought a male budgie it was fine in the first few days but the last three days he doesn't look right. His tummy is swollen, looks like he is consipated and there is poop sticking around … read more
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My young budgie was just adopted from a pet store when I
My young budgie was just adopted from a pet store when I noticed he had a limp and was struggling to keep up with the others in the cage. Since I've had him he still won't fully use his right leg or h… read more
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My budgie can't poop. She started being shaky and weird
she started being shaky and weird yesterday and I thought it was her trying to lay an egg but today I checked her again and she has poop around her butt but she has like a string of poo that its not coming out and she's making this sound like she in real bad pain … 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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a budgie with a very sore under wing, it occasionally
Hi, I have a budgie with a very sore under wing, it occasionally bleeds and he is not flying … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My Budgie has been having problems that seem to clear up and
My Budgie has been having problems that seem to clear up and then re-occur. He is fluffing his feathers, shaking, and has runny poo. I have a small bird heater in the cage, am cleaning his cage every … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 13 year old budgie bird was fine yesterday but this
My 13 year old budgie bird was fine yesterday but this morning his entire right leg is limp and useless. He cant grip my finger and when I hold him and move the leg there is no muscle tone. He doesn't… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I look after birds in an aviary at my work. Last week the
Hi I look after birds in an aviary at my work. Last week the vet came in and did a health check on all the birds. I told her I was worried about one a female club budgie who looked sick. The vet said … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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44,831 satisfied customers
we have a two year old bronze breasted turkey. his legs are
we have a two year old bronze breasted turkey. his legs are very scaly, and swollen (maybe just the size of the scale) is this contagious to other turkeys, or cornish giant chickens… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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One of our 9 chickens has become very sick. 3 days ago she
One of our 9 chickens has become very sick. 3 days ago she looked like she had a sore wing but then we realised she had no balance an couldn't walk properly. Her eyes are both open but she looks tired… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i think my budgie is dying he looks like hes looking up all
i think my budgie is dying he looks like hes looking up all the time he doesnt chirp when he spreads his wings he has trouble putting them down. balance is off not eating and spending alot of time on … read more
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My yellow budgie has developed some brown staining of some
My yellow budgie has developed some brown staining of some of the feathers of one wing. Has developed gradually over past few months. Doesn't come off when he bathes. Seem otherwise ok, I think. What … read more
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budgie: fluffed..drowsy..time and has had runny poo that sticks
Hi! I have budgies in an oustide avairy and 1 budgie looks sick, he has been sitting on the ground and his feathers are all fluffed up he looks always drowsy and falls over from time to time and has h… read more
Dr. Pat
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Hi. My budgie has developed something which is causing visible
Hi. My budgie has developed something which is causing visible blood on its chest feathers. The blood disappears from his body and I can't see a wound then it has happened again. Is there a mite that … read more
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Dr. Pat
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budgies: really sick:( he falls off his perch..keeps falling..cage
Dear Dr Dan, I have two budgies. One of them is really sick:( he falls off his perch all the time. He can't fly or walk properly and keeps falling over on the bottom of the cage when he tries to get b… read more
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i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown
i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown creamy colour i think it is a scab near her right eye its about 1-3mm what is it is it harmful thanks… read more
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I live in Australia and in our backyard are some pigeons who
I live in Australia and in our backyard are some pigeons who visit us every day and who live in our backyard all day,and we feed them spaghetti and bird seed every day.Every night,they fly away, and c… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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I have a budgie that has a growth or something on his face,
I have a budgie that has a growth or something on his face, but it started small and has now taken over his whole face around to his eyes now. The feathers are coming off his face and he scratches it … read more
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