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Please help. I think I cut my parakeets beak too short
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We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
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I have a female gouldian finch. the male is in a heavy moult.
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Our parakeet is about 1.5 yrs old. Her beak is usually white.
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lovebirds: same cage..his feathers ruffled..visibly..active
My Mom has two peach-faced male lovebirds who share the same cage, each about 5 years old, they have rarely been seperated. The yellow one has had his feathers ruffled recently and refuses to sing, wh… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, I have an Alexandrine Parakeet who is roughly 25 years
Hello, I have an Alexandrine Parakeet who is roughly 25 years old. I have had her now for over 13 years, bringing her home out of a poor situation where she was abused by her last owners. Early this m… read more
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My daughter just got me a parakeet, and although I have had
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Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea
Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea and can't perch. I gave him camomile tea and some anti-bacterial medicine last night (used for babies) and today the diarrhea stopped, th… read more
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This past week my female parakeet has been looking ill. The
This past week my female parakeet has been looking ill. The feathers around her head appear matted and dirty. The eyes look dull. She has been sleeping much more than usual. Seems to still be eating a… read more
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parakeet: started laying eggs..her into another cage (less homey)
my parakeet started laying eggs in late January. We've had 14 eggs thus far. I plan to move her into another cage (less homey), with a grate on the bottom, and will give her showers routinely. Her uri… read more
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My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing and I saw some skin. She is plucking her herself under her wing, but not anywhere else. I don't know what to do and she seems to be happy. … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a male parrotlet and female parakeet who are in
Hi, I have a male parrotlet and female parakeet who are in love. They have hollowed out a log & spend most of their time in it together. She is laying eggs. They have a cuttle bone for her to get calc… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: think my..her sleeping..bottom of her cage..Im worried
I think my pet parakeet is sick. Yesterday I noticed her sleeping on the bottom of her cage. She is still able to get back up on her perch, and is eating, but I'm worried. She has always been a fat bi… read more
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