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My 7 yr old male budgie cannot sit on his perch with his
My 7 yr old male budgie cannot sit on his perch with his head up and has trouble balancing. He hasn't eaten since yesterday and his blue cere has been brown like my female budgie. Is he dying? … read more
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I have a young budgie whose chirps are more quietly but she seems to be her same energetic self … read more
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I noticed my budgie has been acting like this for a while
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She is puffing up, and her tail is bobbing, but she is
She is puffing up, and her tail is bobbing, but she is eating and drinking just fine … read more
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My four year old budgie has been disoriented nightly for the
Hi, my four year old budgie has been disoriented nightly for the past week. During the day he's fine but at night he can't fly, crashing around in his cage, falls of perches and is wobbly on his feet.… read more
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My budgie seems to have a sore claws. Is walking one leg.
Hi. My budgie seems to have a sore claws. Is walking one leg. And trying to use beak and one leg. Something is wrong with the other claws … read more
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Since yesterday my budgie only drinks water, she doesn't eat
Hi, since yesterday my budgie only drinks water, she doesn't eat her seeds, and most of time she is sleeping. She is 3 years old. … read more
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1. How to trim bird nails (budgies) 2. How do i know whethe
1. How to trim bird nails (budgies) 2. How do i know whethe they are boy or girl? (we dont see blue or pink color on cere, they are 4-6 months old so not clear) 3. One of my budgies lost 2 nails one o… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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4,512 satisfied customers
My 3 year old budgie's eye is red and swollen. Her behaviour
My 3 year old budgie's eye is red and swollen. Her behaviour is pretty normal. Eats and drinks. Flies around the house. She's currently moulting. But she keeps rubbing her head again the branches in h… read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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I have two budgies, I've never taken them to a vet and its
I have two budgies, I've never taken them to a vet and its been almost two years. I have one boy ( i think its a boy because his beak/nose is blue. and the other her beak/nose is pinkish/purple and he… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My budgie's crop is swollen, he bobs his head to try to
My budgie's crop is swollen, he bobs his head to try to swallow seeds, and his feathers don't look healthy. He's also been drinking a lot of water lately, and the poop at bottom of the cage is watery … read more
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KathreneB
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My budgie has a "tail twitch," she's been shivery lately,
My budgie has a "tail twitch," she's been shivery lately, and generally seems unhappy lately. She still drinks and eats, but she doesn't chirp as much as she used to and when she does it sounds quiete… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I rescued a Budgie a few months back, very timid and scared,
I rescued a Budgie a few months back, very timid and scared, but would open and close beak and I heard a slight clicking attributes it to stress, now it's still going on and her breathing seems labore… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a sick budgie. She is 7 years old. She lives with
I have a sick budgie.She is 7 years old.She lives with four other budgies in a double-wide flight cage (plenty of space).She eats a primarily seed diet - a premium mixture for budgies, but has some sa… read more
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One of my budgies has got swollen eyes. It is not moving about
One of my budgies has got swollen eyes. It is not moving about as normal and is very sleepy.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Thanks for that answer Dr Jo,Im not sure how readily available
Thanks for that answer Dr Jo,I'm not sure how readily available iverceptim is over here,I will have to check it out. My next Question is....Those 3 budgies share the aviary with about 40 other budgies… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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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
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I have recently (day before yesterday) aquired a budgie which
I have recently (day before yesterday) aquired a budgie which was flying wild. a neighbour trapped it as it seemed to weak to fly free. It is still alive and has only stopped eating for digest and sle… read more
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