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I have a parakeet. Just got him 3 days ago. On the first day
I have a parakeet. Just got him 3 days ago. On the first day we had him, he managed to get out of his cage and fly around my apartment. I am not sure if he had this before, but there are some very sma… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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A female parakeet is walking in circles at bottom of cage.
A female parakeet is walking in circles at bottom of cage. Acts lethargic … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Our little lovebird flew into a mirror 2 to 3 days ago. For
Hello. Our little lovebird flew into a mirror 2 to 3 days ago. For the past 2 days we noticed he doesn't fly as much. It's not that he can't fly because he flies to his cage and to the laundry room an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the
My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the cage. He lets me picking him up, which is very unusual. I just got done cleaning his bottom for it was dirty. Fecal was very loose … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot through the day. The last few days he is too weak to fly up to his perch. He climbs a ladder instead using his beak. We put his favourite tr… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My bird has been puffed up for the past few days, and seems
Hi! My bird has been puffed up for the past few days, and seems to have a little trouble flying. He is also a little lethargic … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My birds beak is really warm and same with his feet, plus he
My birds beak is really warm and same with his feet, plus he doesn't want to step up, only wants pats. Plus he keeps try to fly away from me every time I take him out side, luckily his wings are clipp… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
Parakeet fallen over paralyzed. It can't move. Abbot, 2 yrs
parakeet fallen over paralyzed JA: I'll do all I can to help. What's the matter with the bird? Customer: it can't move JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to hel… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and
Hi! She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and couldn't get back to her cage. It looked like she hurt her wing, there was a small amount of blood and her flight feathers seemed to be missin… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
I have a one month old baby parakeet. It has been out off. I
I have a one month old baby parakeet. It has been out off … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip,
Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip, he completely flipped out and before I could get to him he managed to rip off a good amount of his feathers on the fly paper, he had no rudde… read more
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Dr. Salkin Schaetzy must be very weak. She does not fly
Hi, Dr. Salkin Schaetzy must be very weak. She does not fly around anymore. Today she was flying from my hand not very far, she was breathing very strong. Can I train her to get stronger?… read more
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My mother parakeet got attacked on her face and around her
My mother parakeet got attacked on her face and around her beak by another jealous female. My parakeets fly freely in a room. I moved her nesting box into a cage so the other female can't get to her. … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel bird cannot move his left wing. It suddenly
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I have three parakeets, and one of them cant hold in his two
I have three parakeets, and one of them can't hold in his two legs. He was flying around the house and fell three times. When I put him in the cage, I noticed that something happened to his right leg.… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I had three adult parakeets in one cage. The female laid four
I had three adult parakeets in one cage. The female laid four eggs even though there was no breeder box or anything that would act as one. (I did not want to breed birds. I rescued the female from a f… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My bird fell off his cage and has a slight bloody nose - he
My bird fell off his cage and has a slight bloody nose - he is othewise acting normally. Should I be concerned?… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls
Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls over and spends his time on the floor of the cage on his back if he is not propped up against the side of the cage or food bowl. He can not… read more
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Dr. Bob
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