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My 6 month old parakeet is not doing as well as his cage
My 6 month old parakeet is not doing as well as his cage mate It seems weeks. The first one did not have its wings clipped and this one did. Over the last two weeks I have noticed the bird is clumsier… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our little parakeet got out of his cage and flew right into
Our little parakeet got out of his cage and flew right into the glass sliding door. He's having trouble flying, his wing seems okay not hanging lower than normal. He's eating and drinking, also climbi… read more
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My bird had a injury a couple of years ago where he flew and
My bird had a injury a couple of years ago where he flew and hit the wall and fell on his back he was very young maybe about a year old. I took him to the vet and asked if anything was wrong with him … read more
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Parakeet flew from cage and hit a ceiling fan, cant fly now
parakeet flew from cage and hit a ceiling fan, cant fly now its wing is bent upward … read more
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My Parakeet has some blood under his wing and it's just not
My Parakeet has some blood under his wing and it's just not sitting right. There is also a ton of feathers on the floor around their cage. He also seems to not want to move around and play with my oth… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have recently acquired a female parakeet that needed a
Hello. I have recently acquired a female parakeet that needed a home. She seems very happy and is eating her seed well. I have been trying to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables, which she is warmin… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I'm not sure they just had babies and we had a piece of
I'm not sure they just had babies and we had a piece of cotton cloth at the bottom of the cage I'm not sure if the string God caught on the father's toes and he's like crawling at the bottom of the ca… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our cockatiel flew into the ceiling fan.His food door came
Our cockatiel flew into the ceiling fan.His food door came open and all of a sudden he was flying around. It hit him in the wing and he is shaken up. It was about 45 min.ago. His left wing is shaking … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My cockatiel, Birdy, who does not have clipped wing feathers, suffered a night fright abou
My cockatiel, Birdy, who does not have clipped wing feathers, suffered a night fright about 10 days ago. He thrashed around the bottom of the cage and got his wing stuck and all of the long wing feath… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in another flight cage. One of my birds has never been able to fly since I brought him home aver a year ago. I thought after a while when tail … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while I was gone. I don't know how long he has been there. But I couldn't find him for at least 10 minutes and my other bird was by his cage. He d… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping on one side. Until last night, she was in a very large cage (approximately 5-1/2 feet high) and had no problem in getting to the top … read more
Dr. Bruce
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I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: patches..Supposedly male but we dont know for sure.
I have a cockatiel question. Papi (short for paprika due to cheek patches) is a lutino, approximately 1 1/2 years old. Supposedly male but we don't know for sure. The past several afternoons, Papi has… read more
Dr. Elaine
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parakeet: brought home..him hopping..cage walking up and down our arms
we just brought home a baby parakeet. In just two days my son and I had him hopping on our fingers. The next day he was out of the cage walking up and down our arms. Well the parakeet seems to have in… read more
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: year old male..Always seemed very healthy, chirps
Hi. I have a 3 year old male parakeet. Always seemed very healthy, chirps and talks all the time, never a bap out of him! Has always had freedom to come out daily and fly/climb around. But for most of… read more
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parakeet: I live near fargo, nd, and am having temps in the 20s
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I have a cockatial 15 years old his right wing has droped,
I have a cockatial 15 years old his right wing has droped, would this be a stickey wing or more serious please adcvise… read more
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