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I have a Parakeet that is showing some kind of sickness. 1. He
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One of our parakeets died suddenly this a.m. w/no warning.
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i found what looks like a baby or young sparrow...flopping
i found what looks like a baby or young sparrow. It was flopping around like crazy in my court. I've had it in a box for several hours and its still alive and kicking like crazy. It's head is complete… read more
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First, I am not going to vet because my parakeet would probably die on the way over or in the office and I've had that happen.. Second, I don't know how old the bird is as I got him about 5 yrs. ago f… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: sparrow..by the feeders, I started putting feed in the cage
I had a parakeet coming to my feeder for about two months, before I was able to capture her. She was with the sparrows and was quick as a sparrow. Didn't pay much attention to the cage I had out by th… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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we have our parakeet for 9 years, last few days he was very
we have our parakeet for 9 years, last few days he was very hyper and kept flying all around and sounded like he is going out of breath every time he landed on his cage, which sounds like squeaking. L… read more
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