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We had two budgies and 1 died this morning. Found him at the
Hello ! we had two budgies and 1 died this morning. Found him at the bottom of the cage. He looked perfectly fine earlier. The perch he was on also fell; light plastic rod. Is it possible it hit him o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 13 year old lovebird, his name is XXXXX XXXXXs always
I have a 13 year old lovebird, his name is XXXXX XXXXX always been very healthy and happy. Yesterday for the first time in a long time I gave all my birds some millet. This morning, he looks like he's… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesnt seem to
I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesn't seem to want to use his cuttlebone. When I first got him I assumed that it was just because he was still getting acclimated and that he'd find it e… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting
My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting at the bottom of his cage, breathing heavily and struggling to stay upright or climb a ladder to the lowest perch. He stopped eating at this … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: seven years old..his perch..bottom of the cage, then hopped
Our parakeet is seven years old. Friday morning he fell off of his perch, fluttered around on the bottom of the cage, then hopped back up to his perches. He is still having trouble with his balance. H… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Budgie: yr old..acting..begun to act as if he is ravenously hungry.
My 5+ yr old budgerigar 'Budgie Bob' is acting very strangely. He was a great talker when he was young, but now just settles for wolf-whistles and whistling sounds imitated from us. He's begun to act … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My budgi is 8 years old. He is not well. He had a flu a month ago.
My budgi is 8 years old. He is not well. He had a flu a month ago. We gave him anti-biotics. He got better. But now he is not well. He finds it very hard to hold on to the perch. He seems to have a pr… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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My 12 year old budgie is very old I know, all of a sudden he
My 12 year old budgie is very old I know, all of a sudden he has started hanging his head to the left all the time, it's like he cannot sit up straight at all. He is eating, although I have had to pla… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my budgie has gotten lethargic and very weak over the space
my budgie has gotten lethargic and very weak over the space of a few ours. now he can't fly, has stopped talking and can barely sit on his perch.… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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budgies: really sick:( he falls off his perch..keeps falling..cage
Dear Dr Dan, I have two budgies. One of them is really sick:( he falls off his perch all the time. He can't fly or walk properly and keeps falling over on the bottom of the cage when he tries to get b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi. I have a young male budgie that is around 6 months old.
Hi. I have a young male budgie that is around 6 months old. He is normally very active and noisy most of the day but over the last few weeks he is becoming more and more lethargic. Apart from when he … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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parakeet: sleeping..her seed and millet treat, drinking water, jumping
My 4-year-old parakeet is all fluffed out, sleeping a lot, and sometimes acts like she's got seed hulls stuck in her throat. She also isn't chirping to music or to outside birds like she used to. She … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my budgie shows some of these signs, such as sitting on bottom
my budgie shows some of these signs, such as sitting on bottom of cage,head tucked under wing,abnormal breathing, hunched over posture, puffed up,not particually stable on perch, etc what is wrong, wh… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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budgie: months old..sick??? he eats but just sits on his perch most
I have an English budgie that is about 4 months old and has been with me for about 3 weeks now, he is very quiet and does not play, he will step up on my finger but is still very fearful of anything d… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a budgie, that has grey circles around her eyes, they
I have a budgie, that has grey circles around her eyes, they were left over from when she had mites. the geyish colour never went away, now she is falling off her perch alot but she is eating well. Is… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Lately my 2-yr-old parakeet falls off from perch a lot, breathes
Lately my 2-yr-old parakeet falls off from perch a lot, breathes heavy, seems to have an impaired night vision, and has a balancing problem. My children are in tears, and avian vet is not open until n… read more
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Dr. G.
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