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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet has had watery stools for about 4 days now. At
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 13 year old parakeet has stopped chirping and always
Hi Doctor! My 13 year old parakeet has stopped chirping and always hunches over … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I was just on the web trying to find out about parakeets
Hi I was just on the web trying to find out about parakeets bleeding… I found articles about this topic that stated it could be a broken flood feather, torn toenail or chipped beak… none of these situ… read more
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He is about 7 years old. Seemed healthy until yesterday but
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Dr. Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I
I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I noticed a brown spot towards the bottom of his beak. I have done a lot of research and have been slightly concerned because many have suggeste… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
13yr. Old seed fed parakeet,head in feathers & puffed up ,
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a male cockatiel who is 6 years old and has always
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My parakeet just sits on a perch and keeps chirping this small
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy.
Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy. The last 12-18 hours she has been in distress. Here are the symptoms: She's chirping consistently - seems to be calling for help Listing t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he
I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he is about 5 years old. He is missing feathers around his neck. I was told his girlfriend another parakeet plucked them. He came from a home w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this
Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this: I have had my parakeet for about 7 years now. We bonded right from the beginning. He would spend hours with me on my shoulder, on my head while… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
parakeet: Just brought home..one leg..be eating well and playing..toys
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Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
parakeet: at sea & there were no other boats in the vicinity.
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My parakeet is just under 2 years old. Recently, his beak has
My parakeet is just under 2 years old. Recently, his beak has started to grow, and I have to clip the beak every two weeks. Also he loses his feathers very frequently, as soon as the feathers come in,… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Regarding our 9 yr old Parakeet. 1. Small clusters that
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my 7 year old parakeet has a swollen area around its bottom-
my 7 year old parakeet has a swollen area around its bottom- about the size of a thumb. It has no feathers around it. This happened 4 months ago , and it either passed several large poops, or eggs tha… read more
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
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