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My budgie started fluffing her feathers yesterday. She is
My budgie started fluffing her feathers yesterday. She is one of 10 in her flock, that I have in a large flight cage. I caught her today and placed her in a smaller cage so I could keep her warmer, an… read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
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I have a budgie that is having problems balancing, It is
Nowhere... it is just having trouble with its balance … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My cat attacked my budgie yesterday morning. The bird got
Hello. My cat attacked my budgie yesterday morning. The bird got away and there were no visible injuries but he was badly shaken. He was shivering with his eyes closed and holding his right wing out f… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
I have a budgie that has started pulling his feathers out on
Hi, i have a budgie that has started pulling his feathers out on his tummy more towards his bottom. I have sprayed him with lice and mite spray but he seems to be doing a lot more today . He is now al… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ihave a male parakeet,that his feathers are all fluffedout.He
Ihave a male parakeet,that his feathers are all fluffedout.He seems OK other than that. He eatsand all.Could he have a cold ?Ive hah birds before but have forgot the symtens of things.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
MY BUDGIE MAKES A SORT OF CLICKING NOISE,NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE
MY BUDGIE MAKES A SORT OF CLICKING NOISE,NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE HIS BEAK AND FEET FEEL VERY WARM, ALSO HE LOOKS SCRUFFY,I KNOW HE IS MOULING HE IS 3 YEARS OLD,ALSO WHEN I PICK HIM UP I CAN HEAR A SLIGH… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a canary that is 7 years old. He has been acting strange
I have a canary that is 7 years old. He has been acting strange for the last two days. He is sitting very close to the perch and seems out-of-breath. He has a couple feathers sticking out that he has … read more
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Dr. Heindel, D.V.M.
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Doctoral Degree
330 satisfied customers
budgie: rescued..Yellow/Green..attacked..busy street and almost eaten
I rescued a Yellow/Green budgie a few days ago. It was being attacked by birds, nearly run over on a busy street and almost eaten by a cat. OMG. He appears unharmed by his ordeal and is eating and dri… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
MY BUDGIE IS ALL PUFFED UP AND HAS A VERY CROKEY SOUND TO HIS
MY BUDGIE IS ALL PUFFED UP AND HAS A VERY CROKEY SOUND TO HIS CHIRP HE IS STILL EATING BUT HIS FEATHERS FEEL VERY COARSE AND HE IS VERY QUIET I THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING TO WITH HIM BEING I… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
3,591 satisfied customers
budgies: 2yrs old..last couple..its feathers up, its eating well
i have two budgies one over 2yrs old other about 5mths old. the younger has started in the last couple of weeks to put its head into the back of its neck nearly all the time. it puffs its feathers up,… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, My budgie has been coughing for 10 - 15 seconds. He
Hi, My budgie has been coughing for 10 - 15 seconds. He has done this twice in the last week, and never before that. I am just wondering if I should be worried or if it was just a cough and thats the … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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Weve been given a mutated budgie that is only 3 weeks out
We've been given a mutated budgie that is only 3 weeks out of the nest. He is twice the size of "normal" budgies and is covered with very long feathers. We've had to trim around his eyes, feet and anu… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
my budgie is fluffing out his feather, not talking much, and
my budgie is fluffing out his feather, not talking much, and when he does his voice sounds different-almost muffled.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
budgie: last few days..listless,fluffing up his feathers..usual
my budgie is approx 4 yrs ld. for the last few days he has been listless,fluffing up his feathers, not chirping and not eating or drinking as much as usual. on closer examination today i have noticed … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hi my budgie goes through a cycle of being ill once every 4-5
Hi my budgie goes through a cycle of being ill once every 4-5 weeks on average. His poo goes dark green with a clear watery outside. His feathers fall out or are being pulle out. and he has the most t… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
My baby budgies are not forming their feathers correctly -
My baby budgies are not forming their feathers correctly - they have left the next but they have only half of a fledglings feathers. They are from one pairing but I have two other lots about the same … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
My 5 month old is in his first moult...really sleepy..biting
My 5 month old is in his first moult. He is really sleepy and has started biting. Is this because he's moulting? I put him to bed at eight and he's grumpy when I uncover him at 9AM. He eats and flies … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile.
My Tweetie is 2 years old. He has had a continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile. they get bent out of shape and I assume he as just doing this, perhaps because of stress. Lately I ha… read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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