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My female parakeet has six eggs. The first three just
My female parakeet has laid six eggs. The first three just laid on the bottom of the cage. She paid no attend to them and I removed them when I cleaned the cage. Now, she has three, and possibly a fou… read more
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a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
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Dr. Bob
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One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed up feathers and lilting to one side. This just came on today. She also has a dark spot on her beak which she didn't have before, and th… read more
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Dr. Bob,2nd opinion: Approx. 9 year old female parakeet
Dr. Bob, 2nd opinion: Approx. 9 year old female parakeet - hard time balancing on perches, uses her right foot to grab onto the side bars of the cage (stainless steel), she picks on this foot also. To… read more
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I have three parakeets. One of them seems to be pooping/peeing
I have three parakeets. One of them seems to be pooping/peeing much more than usual. The paper at the bottom of the cage is very moist with a Greenish hue. I think I have figured out which bird it is … read more
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My parakeet has remained puffed up with his head buried in
My parakeet has remained puffed up with his head buried in his feathers for about three days so far--he is quiet and not interacting with the other parakeet. Is this a sign of illness? What steps shou… read more
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My eight year old parakeet layed her first clutch this spring.
My eight year old parakeet layed her first clutch this spring. She had five eggs that eventually broke so I removed them. This fall she layed another clutch of five eggs that I slowly removed because … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hi!My parakeet (named Baby Blue) is a little over a year
Hi! My parakeet (named Baby Blue) is a little over a year I would guess ...we've had him for 6 months or so...the problem is that during the past 4 monthes the hair/feathers above his cere turned brow… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeets: feed..I see they eat but dont see them drink.
I just bought 2 parakeets 1 week ago. I give them parakeet feed and spring water. I see they eat but don't see them drink. I also see their stool hang and not fall sometimes. What can I do to make the… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi my name is Silvia. One of my parakeets seems sick. She
Hi my name is Silvia. One of my parakeets seems sick. She has trouble to move around. It seems like her feet hurt. She seems not to have strength to move up the ladder and to try to go up to her perch… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have kept parakeets in a large flight cage for 10 years.
I have kept parakeets in a large flight cage for 10 years. I got them all at once and slowly the flock winnowed down. Just this past week, one of the last two died---I am assuming due to its age, give… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets
Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets instead. Are they less nippy more love able Than lovbirds? My male is very nice but female is very nippy. Should I keep only one or can I k… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: seemed fine..yesterday morning..i went downstairs for dinner
we bought a parakeet about 3 weeks ago. it seemed fine and we followed all of the instructions and kept the cage clean. yesterday morning we removed the cage cover and he was his normal happy chirpy s… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and
I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and One cockatiel. The parakeets shared a cage together and the cockatiel has her own cage right next to them on a table. Yesterday one of the p… read more
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Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for two weeks now and constantly itching her neck and under her wing.She seems depressed and does not sing anymore but is eating normally. She h… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi! I have 2 parakeets, 1 female and 1 male. I had a 3rd, but
Hi! I have 2 parakeets, 1 female and 1 male. I had a 3rd, but he recently just passed away. The cage is fairly large and naturally I have a cup of food and a cup of water. I've recently noticed that t… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: at sea & there were no other boats in the vicinity.
We rescued a parakeet that landed on our boat this afternoon. We were out at sea & there were no other boats in the vicinity. The parakeet landed on the boat & was obviously exhausted. We brought him … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three finches and one parakeet. Is it a good idea to have these two birds together? Also, I'm worried about nutrition and health. In the past, th… read more
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