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I have a parakeet that acts like he is sick. He is eating.
I have a parakeet that acts like he is sick. He is eating. He is chewing at his feet. He is puffing his feathers & keeps shutting & opening his eyes. He rocks back & forth like he is drunk when sittin… read more
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Dr.. and I just lost my blue crown conure a few minutes ago.
Hi, Dr. Pat. My name is ***** ***** I just lost my blue crown conure a few minutes ago. His name was Mango. He suddenly became ill. He's been "hiccuping" once in a while over the past couple of days. … read more
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BA
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I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesnt seem to
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Hi!My parakeet (named Baby Blue) is a little over a year
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hello, i have a sun conjure thats is two years old. his name
hello, i have a sun conjure thats is two years old. his name is starburst .last month he was at the bird sitter and was bit on the foot by a macaw . by the time i got back he was in good health. he wa… read more
Dr. Bob
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bird: little liquid he just isnt his perky..perch..last two days
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: she may be ready to lay her first egg..sleeps..enlarged
My parakeet is mated and I think she may be ready to lay her first egg. She has been sitting in the green fruzzy hut that she normally sleeps in alot over the past two days. I am a bit concerned thoug… read more
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My Budgie has started to favor one foot. She seems to be getting
My Budgie has started to favor one foot. She seems to be getting less and less active. What could be wrong? I have no vets that are avians around here so no where to take her.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed
Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed up and breathing shallow. Can still fly and eating, but less. Just sitting on perches or edge of feeder 'huffing and puffing' and looking mise… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored.
I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored. They are usually dark green with a white center. I am not sure how to treat any illness he might have, He is eating and drinking and f… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and
when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and had greeted me and come for his food, etc. .... when i arrived home, he didn't come down from his "nest" to say hello and when I called to… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an 18 yr old one legged African Grey Parrot. Just recentl
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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is
My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is unable to use his foot. Are the other parakeets at risk and is there anything that I can do for him… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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blue crowned conure: nail..pet store..is healthy and nose is cleas.
I have a blue crowned conure. Upon having nail clipper the pet store owner informed me he has, black tipped feather disease. He said he is healthy and nose is cleas. He has sold me a bird bath spray t… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My stepsons blue crown conure is holding his head to one side
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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
cockatiel: rest of the flock..eats well..little millet, avicakes
I found a little cockatiel outside the courthouse and took him home. I've quarantined him from the rest of the flock (3 other 'tiels, 1 sun conure, 1 blue-crowned conure, and 1 african gray). He eats … read more
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Dr. Lisa
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