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My dog attacked my parakeet - all of s tail feathers are
My dog attacked my parakeet - all of his tail feathers are missing and he was bleeding. I stopped the bleeding and used a saline solution and bactine spray. He's alert now and seems to be OK, but his … read more
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I found my parakeet stuck in between s large cage door
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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Our parakeet has begun a raspy chirp, almost a croak. She's
Our parakeet has begun a raspy chirp, almost a croak. She's eating and drinking, continues to chirp. She was active as usual yesterday. She's around 7 years old.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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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Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the last 3-4 weeks). She's not molting, otherwise acts normal, playing with her toys, eating well, drinking, and her poop looks normal. Severa… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My 6 year old female parakeet is acting strange. she is not
my 6 year old female parakeet is acting strange. she is not eating or drinking. she is sitting silent in her cage. no chirping, no toy activity, no food, water or cuddle bone. She was fine when I clea… read more
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My parakeet is ill. 3 days ago his/her behavior changed. He
My parakeet is ill. 3 days ago his/her behavior changed. He wanted to stay warm on my neck. He was there for 3 hours. I put him back in the cage after that because I needed to go to bed. The next day … read more
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Ive had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came
I've had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came home from work one of them has all his feathers puffed out and both of them are quieter than usual. Today, when I came home from work he was … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Have a parakeet, approximately 5 years old. Lately, his feathers
Have a parakeet, approximately 5 years old. Lately, his feathers have been 'fluffed' up, his eyes are much smaller in size, and he seems to be sitting lower on his favorite perch. Also, I don't see as… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and
I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and One cockatiel. The parakeets shared a cage together and the cockatiel has her own cage right next to them on a table. Yesterday one of the p… read more
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if possible I would like this question answered by an avian
if possible I would like this question answered by an avian vet. We found a parakeet on an uninhabited Island in Maine. We captured it and took it home. It was able to fly up to a tree and hop around … read more
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our 4-5year old budgie died this morning. He was fine when
our 4-5year old budgie died this morning. He was fine when I cleaned his cage this morning and gave him fresh water and some seeded bread for a snack then about 20 minutes later he was on the bottom o… read more
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i got my parakeet last christmas, he is still a baby (about
i got my parakeet last christmas, he is still a baby (about 4 months old) he has be moulting for over a month and he is very fearful of me. I've had parakeets in the past and usually they will get on … read more
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I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
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My daughter has a parakeet, it is about 3 months old. Was
My daughter has a parakeet, it is about 3 months old. Was doing fine, chirping, walking around and then it fell to the bottom of the cage. It is laying there with breathing labored. What happened? Wha… 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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Dr. Dan
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parakeet: is almost 14 years old..fine, acting normal
My parakeet is almost 14 years old. Yesterday he was fine, acting normal. This morning he was fine. When I got home this afternoon I noticed he was on the floor of his cage sitting up. I moved him up … read more
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