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My pet parakeet seems to be going through a molting phase
My pet parakeet seems to be going through a molting phase and I took him to a vet who recommended some nutrional food and supplements. In some ways, he has been getting better, but he seems to have be… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's
There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's cere. This morning it was darker than last night. I attempted to exam my parakeet, and used my finger to gentle rub the area. The area isn't a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,771 satisfied customers
My parakeet seems to be losing an awful lot of feathers. I
Hello! My parakeet seems to be losing an awful lot of feathers. I think she might be in breeding condition because her nose is turning brown (it used to be blue and white), so I'm wondering if it's a … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet was prescibed bayril and myostatin twice daily.
My parakeet was prescibed bayril and myostatin twice daily. On day two and loss of appetite … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the following symptoms yesterday afternoon: very quiet, puffed up, sleeping/lethargic, runny poop. Until then he was active, flying around, chirping. He… read more
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DrRoyC
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We have a budgie that we found on the road a couple of weeks
Hi there. We have a budgie that we found on the road a couple of weeks ago. She's definitely a house bird, no one has claimed her, so we got her a cage and food and toys, and she's settled in very hap… read more
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DrNickiDVM
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Just recently my parakeets chirping changed. He's acting
Just recently my parakeets chirping changed. He's acting totally normal except his poops are a little runny. Otherwise he's playing with his toys and like making jibber jabber noises but he's not chir… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,771 satisfied customers
Ive had my parakeet for 2 weeks now. i assumed its because
hi there, ive had my parakeet for 2 weeks now. i assumed its because shes new but shes not been doing much besides sitting on her perch. she eats, drinks, poops normally. no signs of any other illness… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,771 satisfied customers
11yr old budgie; chirping & singing on Mon but silent last
11yr old budgie; chirping & singing on Mon but silent last few days. Constantly sleeping, reduced appetite. No wheezing or diarrhea which has been a recurring problem for the last 18mos. Keeping comfo… read more
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He stopped singing for no apparent reason, Only not singing
Only not singing and he usually sings all,day only 1 year old and eating ok … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting and not coming to play like he always is) and I noticed his white feathers near his beak look orangey (maybe from blood. Under his beak it se… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My 2 year old budgie usually flies freely around the room,
Hi, My 2 year old budgie usually flies freely around the room, sits on my shoulder playing with my earrings and flies to sit on my head. He thinks he owns the place! But he recently moulted and now wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hi, Mickey, our budgie seems to have a problem. He keeps rubbing
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knstrand
knstrand
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Doctoral Degree
365 satisfied customers
I bought a female parakeet from Pet Smart a year ago as a companion
I bought a female parakeet from Pet Smart a year ago as a companion for my male one. My male is dominant, but not overly so,and he chirps a lot. The female seldom makes any sound and does not chirp. T… read more
Dr. Bruce
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264 satisfied customers
her cage..wings..her feathers are gone and I can see the pinky skin
I just cleaned her cage and took her out. I haven't had her out in a while, so she was upset I was holding her. I noticed that under her wings, many of her feathers are gone and I can see the pinky sk… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: vocal..became quiet and feathers ruffled..chirps
I have a parakeet which up till the end of August was very vocal and played with my other 2 parakeets. The bird became quiet and feathers ruffled. 4 weeks went by and he made a few chirps. Now he is h… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My Parakeet has recently lost interest in playing, she barely
My Parakeet has recently lost interest in playing, she barely eats, and she has ruffled her feathers. When I hold her, she wants to be in her house and sit on her perch. she looks unhappy. I recently … read more
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Dr. Pat
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