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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
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I found my young parakeet Patrick stuck in between his large cage door yesterday (the accident must've happened between 4:15p-4:45p when my mother checked on the birds and 5:15p when I got home from w… read more
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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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I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one
I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one (Charlie) is sleeping a lot at the moment: I'm not sure if this budgie is male or female as his/her cere is light blue and has never changed. T… read more
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I rescued a starling nestking 7 days ago from the pkayground
I rescued a starling nestking 7 days ago from the pkayground area at the school where I teach. He is growing and feathering nicely, but has stargazer symdrome. I am feeding him a dog/cat food formula … read more
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I bought a parakeet cause i felt sorry for her, sitting in
i bought a parakeet cause i felt sorry for her, sitting in bottom of cage in pet store and not interacting with other birds, head resting on back alot while sleeping. Brought bird home. Has some inter… read more
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A few months ago I purchased a female cocktiel for my two males.
A few months ago I purchased a female cocktiel for my two males. She never had great feather coverage but since she has lost all of the feathers around her neck and the back of her head. I haven't see… read more
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I am concerned about my canary, whose top bill has grown long,
I am concerned about my canary, whose top bill has grown long, hooked and pointed--not like it looked when I bought him. He has a variety of perches--the same as my other canary has--including a sandy… read more
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Dr. Jo
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My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled
My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled out last night. When I captured him from the flight cage, (his first time) He fought to get loose from the towel, flying into a glass wall a… read more
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My dog caught a wild bird and apparently broke its fingers.
My dog caught a wild bird and apparently broke its "fingers." We don't have a bird vet in our area that I could find. I don't know what kind of bird it is, or how to care for the bird; what to feed it… read more
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parakeet: listless..vocal..small weak chirps occassionally..behavior
my parakeet is pumping its neck (not the usual head bobbing), is listless, only wanting to sit close to my neck. not the usual vocal self, in fact, small weak chirps occassionally. not usual behavior … read more
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we have a 1yr old female budgie and a 10mth old male budgie.
we have a 1yr old female budgie and a 10mth old male budgie. The female is behaving funny. She seems weak & sleeps alot with her head in her feathers. She's still eating but isn't chirping like she us… read more
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Hi, My parakeets beak is black from the tip to 1/3 up the
Hi, My parakeet's beak is black from the tip to 1/3 up the beak. This has occurred over the past 2 weeks. He is eating and is very active. He is about 7 years old. Could this be something of concern? … read more
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1. I have a 7-8 week cockatiel (think male) which I have only
1. I have a 7-8 week cockatiel (think male) which I have only had for just over one week. He is still on 2 feeds per day (formula). today I have noticed a bit of a crusty material on both sides of his… read more
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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
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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budgies: 2 of my young females have turned quite a darker shade
Hello, I have 4 young budgies, I have noticed this morning that my boy who had a dark blue cere has started turning a very dark brown/grey colour. And 2 of my young females have turned quite a darker … read more
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i have 2 budgies 1 male 1 female. the female as of the last
i have 2 budgies 1 male 1 female. the female as of the last 2-3weeks, seems to have changed. the brownish coloring around the top of the beak has faded, she is a little less active, seems to hunch ove… read more
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I have a parakeet, female who suddenly started favoring her
I have a parakeet, female who suddenly started favoring her right leg. from what I can tell it is not broken (it feels the same as the left leg does) after further observation it appears as though it … read more
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