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My 1 month parakeet bird flew into the closet mirror door at
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Sometime this morning my bird got/climbed inside the metal
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My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly. Just
Second opinion] My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly… read more
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Today I noticed a big difference in his behavior: not
Today I noticed a big difference in his behavior: not talkative, constant shaking, he laid at the bottom of his cage (on his back) for just a minute, he has popped much, not eating or drinking much He… read more
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He's a parakeet about 3-4 yrs old. Has been having feather
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I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his
I just rescued my bird. He appears to be able to fly but his left wing juts up and out slightly. He is a parakeet … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a parakeet that is less than a year old and when we
We have a parakeet that is less than a year old and when we got Sky, the bird was active and chirping. Recently he had been lethargic and for the most part staying on the bottom of the cage where we h… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He's looking and sounds normal but not flying. Parakeet Male
He hasn't been flying for abou 2 days I've actually held him(1st time)to look for something wrong but look's normal he's making normal noises … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,771 satisfied customers
My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,771 satisfied customers
I came home today and a few of my birds feathers were on the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet is missing feathers on one wing a lot of them he
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 7 month male parakeet regurgitates while playing with his
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I found my parakeet stuck in between s large cage door
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Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old.
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cat: it holds out (the wing itself does not appear to have any breaks)
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