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My budgie has started lifting one of her feet regularly, its
my budgie has started lifting one of her feet regularly, its started today. He is an indoor bird, eats seeds and egg, leaves. is out side his cage about 4 hours a day. He has a male budgie friend who … read more
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I got a budgie yesterday and she doesnt seem to be eating or drinking. Shes also very quiet and inactive. … read more
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We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for
We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for a few days and is falling off his perch. When he falls he's taking a few minutes to recover and pants and uses his wings to balance. We have… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot through the day. The last few days he is too weak to fly up to his perch. He climbs a ladder instead using his beak. We put his favourite tr… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of my budgie' toe is going sideways (pointing at the
One of my budgie' toe is going sideways (pointing at the other toe). What would be the term for it, so I can gather infos more easily than juste guessing the right term. ^^ … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting and not coming to play like he always is) and I noticed his white feathers near his beak look orangey (maybe from blood. Under his beak it se… read more
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hi my african grey has pulled out the feathers around his legs,
hi my african grey has pulled out the feathers around his legs, tummy and back over 36 hrs. he is frantically pulling them out and is now naked. what can i do? is it mites?… read more
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Dr. G.
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Both my budgies have red feet. The perches which are natural
Both my budgies have red feet. The perches which are natural wood also have red staining on them. I don't know if it is blood or something else. the cage set up was approved by the vet so everything o… read more
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My java sparrow, unknown age (I got him from Humane Society
My java sparrow, unknown age (I got him from Humane Society 9 mos ago) will not let me un do his claw from perch on food dish (he snarls or hisses and will not let go) he is upside down with one claw … read more
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My eight year old budgie has a small growth about the size
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My male lovebird died today (I dont know why) and Im wondering
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WE have a male English Budgie Parakeet, 10 months old and generally in excellent health. All of a sudden, about two hours ago, he has developed foot problems. He is constantly "chewing" at his feet an… read more
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My one-year old male budgie experienced a traumatic incident
My one-year old male budgie experienced a traumatic incident in the cage. My cat landed on top of his hanging cage and he (birdie) panicked and went berserk. He is now standing on only one leg. His wi… read more
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Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches.
Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches. She constantly just clings to the cage with her feet and her beak. Should this be something I should be worried about? Thanks Alex… read more
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eclectus: yr old female..she perches or when she walks..limps..metacam
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My canary feet bleed on a regular basis. I have trimmed his
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parrot: does not seem to have discomfort, cant grasp
just picked up my Quacker parrot from boarding, she/he has a mangled foot. All toes face forward and overlap in funny directions. does not seem to have discomfort, cant grasp but can kind of hang on /… read more
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