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My parakeet is acting a little weird, he is eating but is
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Our 9 month old parakeet who is normally very active and
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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
one of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly ( started about a week ago ). all else seems fine: chirping, talking, flying, landing. Just the gripping when he climbs back in his cage. … read more
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I found a very parakeet outside my home and she flew into my
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Our parakeet has puffed up feathers and constantly closing
Our parakeet has puffed up feathers and constantly closing its eyes. Is it sick and if so, what do we do? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
we just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked healthy and alert. Today once he started relaxing and eating we noticed that he was moving is beak up and down quite dramatically after eating. It seemed odd as my other parakeets have never done this. He also at he also eats very slowly, taking his time to carefully chew the seeds i have a video of the beak behavior … read more
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My Bird hit the wall today and he couldn't move his body for
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our parakeet got stuck between the back of an armoir and the
Our parakeet got stuck between the back of an armoir and the wall. We just found him. We were gone for four hours, so don't know how long he was there. He is in his cage now, not interested in food. H… read more
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My parakeet is puffed and having a hard time flying and has
My parakeet is puffed and having a hard time flying and has been sleeping alot … read more
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First issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other
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MY Parakeet has been rubbing her right eye area. And now she
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