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Something got to my parakeet while it was outside. Her
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Dr. Bob
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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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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi I recently acquired a budgie that appeared in my garage
Hi I recently acquired a budgie that appeared in my garage one day. After a few days of no one claiming the bird I decided to keep her. I have named her Millie. I bought a cage and a few toys.However … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three weeks or so. She suddenly has "thinning" feathers on top of her head and around her beak. First she lost her tail feathers which the… read more
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Our canary appears in excellent health, enjoying company, out-of-cage
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Parakeet, about one year old, her cagemate plucked all the
Parakeet, about one year old, her cagemate plucked all the feathers from around her eyes (gradually). She would hide behind him whenever I opened the cage, so when I saw he had over-groomed her (not a… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
if possible I would like this question answered by an avian
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My bird is 3 mo. old and its feathers look too fluffed out
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: vocal..became quiet and feathers ruffled..chirps
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Dr. Elaine
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My parakeet ran into my ceiling fan at full speed. He fell
My parakeet ran into my ceiling fan at full speed. He fell to the floor and laid there for a minute or two - I went over to him to pick him up and get him in his cage so that I could take him to a nea… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
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Dr. Lisa
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my parakeet is acting strange....no chirping, eyes are closed
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
parakeet: I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage.
I have a yellow parakeet. I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage. she is about 1 year old. It appears to be feeling okay but feathers are all over the bottom of the cage. Is that normal f… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy..floor of cage
I have a parakeet that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy around the head area and has been spending more time at the floor of cage. What can I do?… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My parakeets are sick. Yesterday they had ruffled feathers,
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