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We just brought home a new baby budgie about 24 hours ago.
We just brought home a new baby budgie about 24 hours ago. His vent has poo stuck to it. It's our first bird. Is he just suffering from nervous tummy or is this a more serious problem? … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,659 satisfied customers
My budgie started fluffing her feathers yesterday. She is
My budgie started fluffing her feathers yesterday. She is one of 10 in her flock, that I have in a large flight cage. I caught her today and placed her in a smaller cage so I could keep her warmer, an… read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
97 satisfied customers
My budgie is eating and sleeping all the time. He is
My budgie is eating and sleeping all the time. He is constantly fluffed up and appears to have a bloated abdomen. I also have seen him eating his feces. Could this be a nutrition deficiency?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
33,937 satisfied customers
my child accidentally fell onto her parakeet (young bird) and
my child accidentally fell onto her parakeet (young bird) and her hand landed on his tail. the result was that all of its tail feathers got 'pulled' out, by force and pressure. the bird seemed ok, des… read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
480 satisfied customers
I HAVE A BUDGIE THAT HAD A VERY SOILED BOTTOM HE WAS LOOSING
I HAVE A BUDGIE THAT HAD A VERY SOILED BOTTOM HE WAS LOOSING A LOT OF FEATHERS AND LOOKED SAD. I CLEANED HIS BOTTOM AND HE WAS HAPPY AGAIN. THAT WAS FIVE MONTHS AGO. HIS POO BUILT UP TO BE A VERY LARG… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female
My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female in the next cage. I moved him into hers because I thought he anted to be with her but now he is sleeping a lot. Still eating and drinking a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have two budgies, both female (I think). Today they started
I have two budgie's, both female (I think). Today they started to regurgitate their food then re-eating it. Is something wrong?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I think my budge has diarrhea. His poo is really loose and
I think my budge has diarrhea. His poo is really loose and green and there seems to be a lot of it.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled
My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled out last night. When I captured him from the flight cage, (his first time) He fought to get loose from the towel, flying into a glass wall a… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 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
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
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a canary that is 7 years old. He has been acting strange
I have a canary that is 7 years old. He has been acting strange for the last two days. He is sitting very close to the perch and seems out-of-breath. He has a couple feathers sticking out that he has … read more
Dr. Heindel, D.V.M.
Dr. Heindel, D.V.M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
330 satisfied customers
One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom
One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom of the cage, laboured breathing, wings outstreatched, tail raised, feathers fluffed, vent soiled. Is it too late or can you suggest anythi… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi, My budgie has been coughing for 10 - 15 seconds. He
Hi, My budgie has been coughing for 10 - 15 seconds. He has done this twice in the last week, and never before that. I am just wondering if I should be worried or if it was just a cough and thats the … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
budgie: old male..seed, grass, millet grain bread but today..poo..cage
A couple of days ago, I bought a 5wk old male budgie from a breeder. He's been eating seed, grass, millet grain bread but today, his poo was stuck around his bottom (not dry and not too wet). He is al… 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
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My 5 month old is in his first moult...really sleepy..biting
My 5 month old is in his first moult. He is really sleepy and has started biting. Is this because he's moulting? I put him to bed at eight and he's grumpy when I uncover him at 9AM. He eats and flies … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
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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