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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
one of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly ( started about a week ago ). all else seems fine: chirping, talking, flying, landing. Just the gripping when he climbs back in his cage. … read more
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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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our sweet curious parakeet (Percy, age 2) flew too close to
Hi, our sweet curious parakeet (Percy, age 2) flew too close to our Shiba Inu puppy and the dog grabbed him. He let go when my daughter and shrieked and lunges at him. Percy can fly and has no signs o… read more
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His flying is getting worse.he flew great a week ago.2 yes
His flying is getting worse.he flew great a week ago.2 yes old … read more
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My 1 yr old budgie Spaz had a night fright 2 days ago. When
My 1 yr old budgie Spaz had a night fright 2 days ago. When I woke up in the morning to check on him he was on the bottom of his cage in a corner and seemed sick. He wasn't eating or drinking but slee… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 2 1/2 year old male parakeet is not his normal active,
Hello! My 2 1/2 year old male parakeet is not his normal active, talkative self. He has no interest in coming out of his cage, and went taken out has difficulty orienting himself flying back (almost a… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet is either I'll or injured it keeps squeaking off
My parakeet is either I'll or injured it keeps squeaking off balance falling to its left … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I found my parakeet stuck in between s large cage door
I found my young parakeet Patrick stuck in between his large cage door yesterday (the accident must've happened between 4:15p-4:45p when my mother checked on the birds and 5:15p when I got home from w… read more
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Rebekah Kane
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A few days ago I had my parakeet out and he flew around my
A few days ago I had my parakeet out and he flew around my room. I didn't see that he hit any walls or anything, but after I put him back in his cage, he was holding his right wing down and the wing i… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
Hello. I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is lying down, or trying to on its perch. This began about three hours ago. They are at least five years old as that is how long ago I purch… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
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the car in front of me hit a small bird (a blue tit) - I picked
the car in front of me hit a small bird (a blue tit) - I picked up the bird, went to the animal hospital where a nurse looked him over and said his wing was not broken. Have had the bird for a week no… read more
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my cockateil who is hand raised and tame crash landed on her
my cockateil who is hand raised and tame crash landed on her face on the path about 15 minutes ago. She is bleeding from her mouth and is moving about inher cage wiping the blood off on the perches sh… read more
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Dr. Pat
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dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please
When would be the right time to take 'Rambo' out of his bucket of dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please? He took flight yesterday so concerned as to when to put harness or what?… read more
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cockatiel: home today..bottom corners of his cage..seemed fine
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Dr. Dan
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parakeet: at sea & there were no other boats in the vicinity.
We rescued a parakeet that landed on our boat this afternoon. We were out at sea & there were no other boats in the vicinity. The parakeet landed on the boat & was obviously exhausted. We brought him … read more
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parakeet: his cage not on his normal perch..under a blanket..chirping
I have a small parakeet and this morning, he was all "puffed" up and sitting in the bottom of his cage not on his normal perch. We have taken it out of the cage and he is under a blanket on my husband… read more
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parakeet: brought home..him hopping..cage walking up and down our arms
we just brought home a baby parakeet. In just two days my son and I had him hopping on our fingers. The next day he was out of the cage walking up and down our arms. Well the parakeet seems to have in… read more
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