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I have a 12 yr old Budgie who seems to have ataxia..she is
I have a 12 yr old Budgie who seems to have ataxia..she is off balance and having difficulty with grooming. She is eating but appears to have difficulty getting around her cage. She is using her beak … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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Have a budgie amongst 4 others who fly freely on and to
Have a young budgie amongst 4 others who fly freely on and to large fig tree from open cage with food and water etc.Thia one may have fallen down and left leg looks twisted so op … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,907 satisfied customers
My budgie is sick. He fell on the bottom of the cage, tried
He fell on the bottom of the cage, tried to get up, but was very weak to do so. Could barely keep his balance. Now he's a little better, but doesn't eat and only sleeps. First time he fell off, was 2 days ago, but he got back up and was eating normally. Last night the balance thing happened, he didn't eat anything for about 8-9 hours and is just sleeping since then … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,907 satisfied customers
He's foaming at the mouth. Budgie. Today has been the first
today has been the first day to see the foam. Two days ago he started getting all puffed up and scratching his beak on everything he could find. Yesterday I took him to the bird farm and they told me to just put baking soda in his water. Today he began foaming at his beak and it looks like the bottom part of his beak is swollen … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,907 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring
Hi Pearl. I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring one foot. I did not see her get injured, but when I took her out of the cage last night I could see she was not putting weight on on… read more
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DoctorMike
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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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello,I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems
Hello, I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems to be unable to move his foot at the knee, including the foot, so it drags behind. He has been like this for a few days now. He is eating well… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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my parrot seems a little dizzy. What can I do? Or what can
my parrot seems a little dizzy. What can I do? Or what can be the problem. I'm unsure of his age . He was keeped in a room by him self for how long I don't know then my daughter rescued him and had hi… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right
I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right foot. It is sitting more on his left side and seems to have a swollen or lump under his right wing. I think he possibly has dislocated h… read more
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Hawkedoc
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My African grey and my German Shepard mave have had an altercation
My African grey and my German Shepard mave have had an altercation last evening. The bird was in his cage but I heard both squeal and the dog ran quickly from the cage. The bird appeared scared but ok… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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female 16 mouth old budgie approx is on the bottom of the
female 16 mouth old budgie approx is on the bottom of the cage trying to walk but goes around in circles when stood she twitches on the left side of the bird and appears to try and keep its foot pulle… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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My budgie is chewing on his left foot and above the foot his
My budgie is chewing on his left foot and above the foot his leg is swollen and bleeding from chewing. I looked at his leg but couldn't see any injury. He won't put weight on it but he still climbs. W… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
australian shepherd: one year old..licking..traumatized..weight
I have a one year old parakeet who was scared by the Austrailian Shepherd - the dog was licking the bird. We acted quickly, but fear the dog may have traumatized the bird. Now the bird is not putting … read more
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My cockatiel was flying around, and ran into the counter by
My cockatiel was flying around, and ran into the counter by mistake and slid to the floor. Now, he is limping. He's keeping his one foot tucked up under him. The toes are extremely warm to the touch, … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and
My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and now cant grab the perch but he does not seem distressed… read more
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Dr. Bob
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my budgie is very lthargic and his beak has turned green....
my budgie is very lthargic and his beak has turned green.... he looks very sick, im really worried he is also sitting on teh bottom of the cage, when he climbs onto a perch he just falls over and off.… read more
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