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I have two parakeets whose five eggs recently hatched. The
Hello! I have two parakeets whose five eggs recently hatched. The first was about a week and a half ago, and the fifth just hatched today. Papa and Mama parakeet's beaks have grown crusty due to food … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Me Again. Thank you for all your help before! Both birdies
Hello! Me Again. Thank you for all your help before! Both birdies have now taken to the box. The male in particular seems almost over protective. My partner says both were in the box during the day ho… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Can't hold her head straight, can't fly and lethargic.
Can't hold her head straight, can't fly and lethargic. Sitting in the bottom of her cage instead of on her perch. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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First issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other
first issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other females in her cage. She has no feathers on the left side of her head. I can see her ear. It's really bad. I got the bird in this condition. She… read more
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Dr. Daniel G
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I have a baby parakeet that hatched on December 10th. The
I have a baby parakeet that hatched on December 10th. The mother started pecking it after 12 days and the back of its head and neck were bloody and beat up so I removed it from the nest and took over … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My female cockatiel has 4 eggs in the nesting box and has
My female cockatiel has laid 4 eggs in the nesting box and has been sitting on them faithfully. When I uncovered the cage this morning the male cockatiel was in the nesting box and the female was eati… read more
Dr. Gregg
Dr. Gregg
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
Hello. I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is lying down, or trying to on its perch. This began about three hours ago. They are at least five years old as that is how long ago I purch… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a male parakeet almost 11 female 5. She has a nest box
I have a male parakeet almost 11 female 5. She has a nest box and both birds had been inside it at one point but no eggs. I found the male at the bottom of the cage. There is a sign of maybe the femal… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello,Sunday I noticed my parakeets tail bobbing but other
Hello, Sunday I noticed my parakeet's tail bobbing but other than that it looked fine. It was eating and playing. At around 7 pm, I noticed something red, bloody bulbous protruding from the anus but w… read more
knstrand
knstrand
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I have a bonded male and female parakeet-the female has a nest
I have a bonded male and female parakeet-the female has a nest with five eggs which she has been sitting on for two weeks with peace in the cage - i came home and the female seemed to be attacking the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Budgies: 2 eggs..her beak is dry and she is shivering a little bit
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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We have one finch baby that was flying in and out of nest and
We have one finch baby that was flying in and out of nest and starting to feed itself. Its beak had begun to change to orange. A few days ago it lost the ability to fly, lost tail feathers adn otehr f… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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alexandrine parakeet: 5 yrs old..every spring..her 5 to 6 eggs..breeds
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Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
900 satisfied customers
parakeets: mating..bottom of the cage and does not come..drink water
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: my female..seems to be doing her best to build a nest
my female parakeet seems to be doing her best to build a nest. My research shows that budgies don't build nests? She immediately dumps all the seed out of the seed dish and the veggies dish. She then … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My parakeet is eating her normal seed and about 5 minutes later
My parakeet is eating her normal seed and about 5 minutes later starts shaking her head and seads are flying out of her mouth. Like she is throwing up. She goes right back and trys to eat again. She s… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
We have a 9 year old Jenday Conure that just started laying
We have a 9 year old Jenday Conure that just started laying eggs four days ago. She laid one four days ago and we noticed another one this morning. Is there any risk to her? Should we do anything for … read more
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