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I just adopted a budgie on Sunday, so I don't know if he is
I just adopted a budgie on Sunday, so I don't know if he is still just adjusting or if he is ill. He is spending a lot of time perched in the same spot and closes his eyes a lot. His vent feathers als… read more
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My buggies is not flying JA: What type of bird are we talking about? Customer: budgies JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the budgie's situation? How long has this been… read more
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I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get
I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get a better look at it and it was poop stuck to her ‘vent' so I wiped it off it was still wet but I'm worried incase shes ill … read more
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My budgie is sneezing. He is a two year old show budgie and
My budgie is sneezing. He is a two year old show budgie and I just got him a few days ago since his previous owner no longer wanted him. Yesterday he started sneezing. … read more
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My sons recently got two parakeets. They get along very
Good afternoon! My sons recently got two parakeets. They get along very well. They both are eating, sleeping and moving. The male parakeet seems like he has loose stool. His feathers near where he goe… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. We
Hello. We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. … read more
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My budgie is lethargic this morning. All fluffed up and not
good morning. My budgie is lethargic this morning. All fluffed up and not moving much. Won't fly just sits … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,342 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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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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
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I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
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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
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
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: old male..seed, grass, millet grain bread but today..poo..cage
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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
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Dan
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