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I have a cockatiel who is being lethargic. Not eating or
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My budgie is very red at the top of the beak. His feather
Hi my budgie is very red at the top of the beak. His feather are roughed so I take it is not well. Can you help please … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
One of my budgies is having diarrhea today. He still eats
One of my budgies is having diarrhea today. He still eats drinks and playful but the feathers near his butt looks stained and he fluffed up more often than usual … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
We have a female budgie who is sitting on the floor of her
Hello, we have a female budgie who is sitting on the floor of her cage. Her feathers are all the ruffled, on her head the feathers look like something was smeared on them. She was not like this yester… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a 3 year old parakeet named Peabody. He shares a cage
Hello. I have a 3 year old parakeet named Peabody. He shares a cage with another parakeet named Atlas. They have been best buddies since they were babies. They share a cage that we leave open most of … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
Feather plucking. He's had a 5-cent size bald area around
He's caged together with another budgie now, and I bought them a week ago. They seem to be cleaning/plucking feathers quite often but I don't see other bald areas except the tent… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it was molting, but no. Sits on perch with tail drooping straight toward bottom of cage. Eats fine, but has dried clumps of poo on her bottom an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
It's parakeet, losing feathers on his rear, lethargic, near
hello, it's parakeet, losing feathers on his rear, lethargic, near the bottom of the cage fluffed up feathers. making short chirping sounds not normal for parakeets. we can pick him up and he doesn't … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,651 satisfied customers
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
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BA
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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
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Post-Doctoral Degree
682 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
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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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.
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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
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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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
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
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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