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I recently purchased a 5month old ring neck parakeet almost
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My Goffin's Cockatoo is making odd short barking sounds,
My Goffin's Cockatoo is making odd short barking sounds, like coughs, I've never heard before. Could she be choking? Seems to be breathing okay, but crop seems a little larger than normal. … read more
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Our parakeet is having trouble breathing and each breath she
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I think my 10 wk Old parakeet has a cold. He is eating a lot
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sorry lost you i have two baby parakeets and one is growin
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what do I do about my parakeet he has laryngitis and has a
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi, my parakeet has been breathing heavily and has been sleeping a lot
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What can I do to make my sick parakeet get better. He is puffed
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We took our +/-20 yr old cockatiel to the vet today. They wanted
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We have a twenty year old African Gray (congo type). Lately
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my parakeet has not been breathing properly for 5 hours. He
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My green cheek conure seems to have lost his voice. He is
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My parakeet has what looks like a blocked nostril and makes
My parakeet has what looks like a blocked nostril? and makes a little whistling sound when he breaths? it has been going on for about a week. He is eating and drinking water as usual?… read more
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my parakeet whiles perched is open his mouth whiles stretching
my parakeet whiles perched is open his mouth whiles stretching his neck out...what could be the cause of that???? Have parakeet for over 4 years now… read more
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My parakeet gets frequent nose bleeds and sneezes a lot. Ive
My parakeet gets frequent nose bleeds and sneezes a lot. I've had him to the vet who has given him injections of Vit K and an antibiotic 3 times in the last year. He gave me medication to put in his d… read more
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My nine year old parakeet is acting very sick today. He has
My nine year old parakeet is acting very sick today. He has lost his balance a couple of times and just sits at the bottom of his cage. He's also very puffy and, pants a lot, and chirps very faintly. … read more
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