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I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was
Hello! I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was wondering if a extremely slight tail bob is normal for a new bird adjusting (I would say less than a mm) The owner dropped the pair of… read more
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Our cockatiel is 19 and last night had 3 seizures seemed to be paralyzed on one side after about an hour of being kept warm and cuddling him he suddenly perked up and was able to fly and stand he then… read more
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My Budgie cannot hold up his head...he sits on the perch with
My Budgie cannot hold up his head...he sits on the perch with his head almost touching the perch. Also, he runs back and forth on a wire shelf with his head bent down. screeching..back and forth and b… read more
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Hello, my love bird was injured, got caught in with my foot.
Hello, my love bird was injured, got caught in with my foot. she is having trouble with balance, heavy breathing, and can only squeak but no loud chirps. She is calm, affectionate and no visible fract… read more
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female 16 mouth old budgie approx is on the bottom of the
female 16 mouth old budgie approx is on the bottom of the cage trying to walk but goes around in circles when stood she twitches on the left side of the bird and appears to try and keep its foot pulle… read more
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Our paralet just got possibly squished by our puppy... he is
Our paralet just got possibly squished by our puppy... he is going into sleep mode and is unsteady on his feet. Are we saying our good-byes? I see no puncher marks but wonder about internal issues and… read more
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My 1 and 1/2 year old pet budgie, "Romeo", doesn´t seem to
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Budgie has a small bit of blood on his head, I have no idea
Budgie has a small bit of blood on his head, I have no idea how, he is not flying around the room but cleaning himself and is still eating and drinking. He appears out of sorts. Best thing for me to d… read more
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Please can you help We have an old budgie, he was my partners
Please can you help? We have an old budgie, he was my partners before we met and he is about 15 years old! He has always flown freely around the house and lived a healthy life. About 9 months ago he a… read more
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hi,i have a budgie hes 12yrs old,until a week ago he was very
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I have a female Budgie who is about 4 years old. For the last
I have a female Budgie who is about 4 years old. For the last 3 days she has been much quieter than normal, she seems to be blinking a lot / squinting and she is fluffed up. The first day I noticed th… read more
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My 12 year old budgie is very old I know, all of a sudden he
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Hi! I have an 11 year old budgie who has been basically healthy.
Hi! I have an 11 year old budgie who has been basically healthy. This morning though, he was seen at the bottom of the cage stretching and drooling. Later a seed hull was seen near him. Was he choking… read more
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Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing
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Help. My budgie is male and two years old. This afternoon,
Help. My budgie is male and two years old. This afternoon, after never having been ill, he has started having fits/seizures. He cant sit on a perch and is flapping in circles making horrible chirping … read more
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my budgie is very lthargic and his beak has turned green....
my budgie is very lthargic and his beak has turned green.... he looks very sick, im really worried he is also sitting on teh bottom of the cage, when he climbs onto a perch he just falls over and off.… read more
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i went to feed him he was on the bottom of his cage chirping quietly
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