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We have a new, budgie and today we saw him pull a feather
We have a new, young budgie and today we saw him pull a feather out of his wing. He got the whole thing out but there is now some blood on his wing. It is not dripping blood, just a bit red on the fea… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dear Birdie Doctor, We are worried about our pet Budgie,
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I bathed my 2 cockatiels in water with mineral oil. I put
I bathed my 2 cockatiels in water with mineral oil. I put too much oil in the water and therefore I tried to rinse off the oil using Dawn dishwashing liquid. They look terrible, but do have an appetit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my budgie has a growth that protrudes from under her tail feathers
my budgie has a growth that protrudes from under her tail feathers when she poops sometimes the mess gets caught and builds up on the growth and under her feathers. How can I clean her off?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I bought my daughter a 13 week old male budgie for her birthday.
I bought my daughter a 13 week old male budgie for her birthday. When i got him home i let him out but he couldn't fly. On closer inspection his wings are fine but his tail feather is bent quite close… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
bird: kiko, has misshaped feathers and lucy needs your help and advice
Hello Dr. G, My name isXXXXX and I am helping Lucy now, the owner of Kweshi, because Rita had to leave for the United States. Lucy's other bird, Kiko, has misshaped feathers and Lucy needs your help a… read more
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nekita: feathers..breathing fast, kept scratching , his skin..playful
Nikita our budgie just had his bath ,and while drying him up suddenly flew down into the frying pan (that's got cooled down cooking oil in it). We tried to dry him up and get rid of oil as much as we … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
21,861 satisfied customers
my budgie landed on a sticky glue mouse trap mostly on his
my budgie landed on a sticky glue mouse trap mostly on his feet and some of his wings. I gentley got him unstuck and gave him a warm bath to help remove the residue. when he got wet it looks as if som… read more
Dr. Amy
Dr. Amy
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian
My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian Minor birds today. He accidentally flew out of the house. He has an injured under wing which was bleeding. Unbelievably I was able to resc… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers we have tried diet and exersize is there any thing we have missed ? reguards Charles… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
budgie: can fly really well but ive noticed one..he flys normal
Hi, My 8 y o budgie can fly really well but Ive noticed one of his wings is hanging slightly lower then the other probably only 0.5cm. I've had a look and there's a lump on the wing and it hurts him w… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
cockatiel: claw and it bleeds where the claw should be
I just got a new bird; -a whiteface lutino cockatiel. I have a pair of grays already so I'm familiar with birds and their care. My new lutino is missing a claw and it bleeds where the claw should be. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my budgie bucks is moulting at the moment as the weather changes
my budgie bucks is moulting at the moment as the weather changes to winter but he seems to be over doing it to the point some blood has appeared under his right wing he is our only pet kept in a indoo… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
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Veterinarian
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Our budgie has a cyst (blood or puss) just under his wing.
Our budgie has a cyst (blood or puss) just under his wing. It bothers him from time to time and seems to be getting bigger. What exactly is this and how can we take kae of it.… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie has a large lump on her back near under her tail
my budgie has a large lump on her back near under her tail feathers. is it causing her pain?… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last night. There's blood on his left foot, feathers, beak and perch. This AM, the bleeding stopped, his preening like mad and his feathers hav… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: beak, wing..coated..lot of its wing feathers came off.
my budgie got loose and flew into a glue mouse trap, trapping part of it's beak, wing, and body. I coated it with vegetable oil to release it from the glue. A lot of it's wing feathers came off. I gav… read more
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Dr. Margo
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Doctoral Degree
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