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< Parakeet. He is 7 years old, male. yesterday he fell off
he is 7 years old, male. yesterday he fell off and hit himself to the ground but nut hard but after that ive noticed his tail looks down ( usually it straigh) and he has kinda hump on his bud right before tail starts … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet has a tail feather that is just the rachis and
My parakeet has a tail feather that is just the rachis and doesn't have any "feathers" on it except at the end. … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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We have had this Quaker Parakeet for 30 years. ( born 1995)
We have had this Quaker Parakeet for 30 years. ( born 1995) we rescued him at 6 months old. He has had feather issues for his whole life. and now at 30 does look rather ugly. but he has been a happy b… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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I was checking my parakeets wings and on his wings he has
I was checking my parakeets wings and on his wings he has two of them that have blood. It seems to be tried up inside and is not actually bleeding outside. What should I do … read more
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Dr. Bruce
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I am afraid that my parakeet's leg is broken. My knee nephew
My knee nephew did not realize that the bird was hanging by the corner of the window, he closed the window on our bird. … read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
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Doctoral Degree
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One of its legs is stretched out and looks like it is
One of its legs is stretched out and looks like it is broken. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She seems to have injured her leg(s). has not been able to
she seems to have injured her leg(s). has not been able to walk into the coop for a few days … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Just brought home a Blue Boy Quaker Parakeet/Parrot and he
Just brought home a Blue Boy Quaker Parakeet/Parrot and he is staying fluffed up and tucking head in his back. Is he stressed or possibly sick? We have had two budgies die feom sickness … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
My quaker cant stand up well and his feet slip out from
my quaker cant stand up well and his feet slip out from under him when he tries to walk … read more
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DoctorMike
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Are you able to help me with the issue of finding a injured
Hi! Are you able to help me with the issue of finding a injured wild bird? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, I have a female parakeet that broke a blood feather
Hello, I have a female parakeet that broke a blood feather last week. We stopped the bleeding with flour and it has been fine since then. Tonight she must have hit it again and it has started to bleed… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: started losing..ruffled..I came home..bottom of his cage
My parakeet bird started losing his feathers a year ago. But also the feathers that he has left look ruffled. Last night I came home from work and found him on the bottom of his cage. He looked alert … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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parakeet: Just brought home..one leg..be eating well and playing..toys
Just brought home a blue parakeet and a green parakeet. The blue one has started to overgroom himself and keep putting one leg up. They seem to both be eating well and playing with all their toys. The… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 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
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
bird: older than that as it seems to be molting new feathers)..wing
wife found a baby bird (well, older than that as it seems to be molting new feathers). brought it home thinking it had a broken wing. it did not. it was actually using the wing as a "crutch". upon clo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a 6 year old parakeet. A few weeks ago he started
We have a 6 year old parakeet. A few weeks ago he started limping on one leg. It seemed to get somewhat better and then he started limping on the other leg. Now it has progressed to both legs and he s… read more
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Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had
i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had him 10 days. he wont let me hold him. i left the door of the cage open today, he was out for about 2 hrs. when i went to catch him again to… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
canary: wing..area has no feathers..puffed..supplements to her diet
my pet canary had blood under the wing. The area has no feathers, although I've never seen her plucking. She puffed up a few weeks ago, but I started adding supplements to her diet, and has since impr… read more
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Dr. Pat
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