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I just bought 2 parakeets and I noticed one seems to breathe
I just bought 2 parakeets and I noticed one seems to breathe harder then the other. Also his tail slightly moved when he breaths. Should I be concerned? Could it just be anxiety from the move … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I wanted to know if my bird is sick or not. She is active
Hi, I wanted to know if my bird is sick or not. She is active when she's outside and is playing with her companion and us, but fluffed up when she's resting, her tail bobs slightly as well and her tai… read more
David
David
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MSc in Wild Animal Health
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Tail is bobbing up and down. Also breathing heavily plus
Tail is bobbing up and down. Also breathing heavily plus making breathing noise. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My budgie (about 2 months old) is making squeaking sounds,
Second opinion] My budgie (about 2 months old) is making squeaking sounds, almost like a mouse. … read more
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I came home and found one of my two cockatiels with blood
I came home and found one of my two cockatiels with blood around his beak and nose and breathing fast. I cleaned him up as much as he'd let me, but his breathing is better but his tail is bobbing. The… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight.
How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight. Had bird for 5 weeks seemsp like he still cant fly at all. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My bird has been making clicking noises in her chest for a
Hello, my bird has been making clicking noises in her chest for a few weeks, it isnt consistent and mostly happens if she is moving … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
I just adopted a female cockatiel. Since we left the store
Hi i just adopted a female cockatiel. Since we left the store till we got to the house the bird kept screaming. Now its bobbing its tail and climbing the cage left to right again and again. If i try t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
Quaker parrot-age/sex unknown sitting on bottom of cage
Quaker parrot-age/sex unknown sitting on bottom of cage panting type breathing. Seems to be strong to move if it wants too, Has not ate or drank anything so far today. … read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
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Doctor of Veterinary medicine
2,882 satisfied customers
23 year old cockatiel open mouth breathing. Grandkids were
23 year old cockatiel open mouth breathing. Grandkids were here. He is acting like something is stuck within his crop. He is eating and drinking and shredding. Otherwise, normal, as I know they do act… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet has been breathing funny all the time, making "squeak
My parakeet has been breathing funny all the time, making "squeaky" sounds. His tail moves back and forth as he breathes this way. He also moves around his beak, as if he were chewing on a seed. I nee… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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My parkeet discharged mucus after bobbing its head and doing
My parkeet discharged mucus after bobbing its head and doing what I think was a sneeze. The droppings have been sometimes black and loose. Still on the perch. It have the bird well covered and around … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,391 satisfied customers
This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could
This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could maybe help with the answer to my question. I recently (3 weeks ago) bought a Green Winged Macaw from a breeder and was told he's a male. S… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
birds: have a respitory infection..sneezing..we need to treat with?
Our young birds have a respitory infection. They have sneezing, and chest rattleing. What do we need to treat with? Kathy… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: has been fairly lethargic all day..collar..respitory
My parakeet has been fairly lethargic all day. We moved him to a much warmer location and he's actually spent most of the afternoon snuggled up against my collar. I just looked at some information on … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
parakeet: 18 month old..month old male..yr old..sweet
I have an 18 month old male parakeet . He has his own cage & then I have a 5 yr old white faced cockatiel in a separate cage. He is very sweet & has filled out to 37 grams. He talks & jabbers & plays … read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
parakeet: month old..tail..he sneezes..His feathers still look healthy
My 2 month old parakeet started making a squeaky noise and is breathing through his mouth and his tail bobs whenever he squeaks. He seems to convulse when he sneezes, and has to keep his head up in or… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
my about 9 wk old teil sees to be squeaking tonight making
my about 9 wk old teil sees to be squeaking tonight making a noise that has not been heard in the three weeks I have had it. I was wondering how can you tell the difference between a sick bird and one… read more
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Dr. Pat
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