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My 6 month 0ld parakeet is losing weight, flying less
my 6 month 0ld parakeet is losing weight, flying less frequently, feathers are thining and colors are fading. My husband thinks it is just molting but I am afraid it is something else. Can you help fi… read more
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My budgie is plucking her feathers around her neck it seems?
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has
Good afternoon Pearl. I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has been scratching its head. Just checking If there are any symptoms for mites/lice. It has also been dusting in its bird se… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a budgie who is plucking his own feather and also his
i have a budgie who is plucking his own feather and also his cage mate is plucking him … read more
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We have a budgie that keeps plucking her feathers around the
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My daughters budgie has a slight head twitch occassionally.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Budgie has been having problems that seem to clear up and
My Budgie has been having problems that seem to clear up and then re-occur. He is fluffing his feathers, shaking, and has runny poo. I have a small bird heater in the cage, am cleaning his cage every … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Feather plucking. He's had a 5-cent size bald area around
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Dear Birdie Doctor, We are worried about our pet Budgie,
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Hi. I have a male parakeet, 3 years old, who has some white,
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I have an older male budgie (@ 9 years old). Lately he has
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My female zebra finch has bald patches on her sides and back.
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Goffin Cockatoo: feathers..avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy
My Goffin Cockatoo plucks his head feathers. I have taken him to an avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy. I spend lots of time with him and give him a stimulating environment. He plucks with his… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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although i mite spray my budgie he still keeps pulling his
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