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I have a 10 year old parakeet Who has had behavior changes
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Hi My male parakeet is about 3 or 4 years old and he is not
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We just lost our female parakeet of 3 years. How long should
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We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
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Our Parakeet is standing on the bottom of the cage in the conner
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My female parakeet has been sitting with her feathers fluffed
My female parakeet has been sitting with her feathers fluffed up and not moved from her perch. We also have a male in the cage and they get along very well. She is usually more active. I'm worried and… read more
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I have this female cockatiel and I worry for her health. Since
I have this female cockatiel and I worry for her health. Since yesterday, she's not her usual self. She's having a problem that looks like a spasm on her right leg. I know sh'es not hurt on this leg b… read more
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My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
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My bird is 3 mo. old and its feathers look too fluffed out
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I have a female parakeet that does not look well. She is lathargic,
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my female parakeet keeps her feathers fluffed all the time,
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5 yo parakeet. has been perfectly healthy. at bottom of cage.
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my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . weve noticed
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My parakeet has given birth and is nursing 2 young birdlings,
My parakeet has given birth and is nursing 2 young birdlings, but this morning she began to puff up and look very stressed. Now she is just hiding her head in the nest, which is a food dish, and she i… read more
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I have a new parrot (black headed caique) that I just got yesterday from a breeder in South Carolina. It had a long flight here to California so some stress is expected. However, I am honestly really … read more
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parakeet: up his feathers and wanting to sleep...mouth..cage..acting
Hi. My parakeet has started since yesterday to just puff up his feathers and wanting to sleep.. He moves his mouth, but not chirpping. His cage mate is sticking close to his side and not acting differ… read more
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