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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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I don't know he keeps his wings open can't stand and is gasping for breath … read more
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My parakeet is not standing on his left foot. He is 4 years
My parakeet is not standing on his left foot. He is 4 years old, Been very healthy. Seems to be in pain. … read more
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I purchased a large 19.5"x19.5"x52" Tall cage made with
I purchased a large 19.5"x19.5"x52" Tall cage made with 1/8" gauge wire. The spacing center to center of the 1/8" gauge wire is 5/8". The metal is powder coated. Wrong shape and not 1/2" spacing. With… read more
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My birds appeared healthy last night. 1 was clenched on the
My birds appeared healthy last night. 1 was clenched on the side of the water dish this morning-not moving, I removed him & he was dead. Within an hour a 2nd bird died much the same way & within 2 mor… read more
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Dr. Pat
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My parakeet has a large crusty growth that started around his
My parakeet has a large crusty growth that started around his eye and is now taking over the left side of its face. Also small finger like growths of skin growing near eye (started with this). Slight … read more
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I am interested in getting a parakeet. I am a school teacher,
I am interested in getting a parakeet. I am a school teacher, and I was wondering if I could transport my parakeet to and from work everyday, or would that be too stressful for it?… read more
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One of my three parakeet birds has died, and the other 2 seem
One of my three parakeet birds has died, and the other 2 seem to be mourning him. They have not made a sound since their buddy died, and they sit on the perch with a space between themselves where the… read more
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One of my parakeets (male) is turning his back to me on his
One of my parakeets (male) is turning his back to me on his perch, holding his bottom up, which appears brownish. I saw him have a bowel movement today which was loose. This unusual behavior started y… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My parakeet has a lump on the left side of her chest and i
My parakeet has a lump on the left side of her chest and i noticed she now has a bald spot in that same spot. It looks like she was pulling the feathers out or something because i noticed some watery … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
my bird is losing his feathers on his head and it looks scabby
my bird is losing his feathers on his head and it looks scabby i noticed he is losing feathers on his body now he isnt picking have treated him for mites dont seem to have them the bird with him is fi… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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my parakeet hurt one of her feet. it looks like she sprained
my parakeet hurt one of her feet. it looks like she sprained her foot, its swollen, not red, and she cant really stand on it. she has been using her beak and her one good foot to get around in her cag… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeets: healthy..My son noticed that we can see an ear hole in one
We have two parakeets. They both seem healthy and we have not had any problems with them since last fall when we got them. My son noticed that we can see an ear hole in one of them, while it is not ob… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had
i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had him 10 days. he wont let me hold him. i left the door of the cage open today, he was out for about 2 hrs. when i went to catch him again to… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My college age daughter has 2 parakeets in a cage in her dorm
My college age daughter has 2 parakeets in a cage in her dorm room. One just died (she found it dead) and the other seems okay. Is there something special she should do when she removes the first one … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: thats about 3 tears old and hes been doing great..acting
i have a parakeet that's about 3 tears old and hes been doing great ever since i bought him. just about two days ago he's been acting very sad and does n ot like it when the other bird goes near him. … read more
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parakeet: old and a few days ago it seemed to go blind.
Are parakeet was maybe 3 to 6 yrs. old and a few days ago it seemed to go blind. Then it seemed to have some sort of mad cow disease. (for lack of a better term). Flopping around all over just giong b… read more
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