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Our budgie we bought from a pet store .she hasn't been able
Our budgie we bought from a pet store .she hasn't been able to take a bath in her lil tiny bird bath .she's to scared so we spray her lightly (mist only) she doesn't relay fluff up like she enjoys it … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I had two parakeets prior that started mating and eventually
I had two parakeets prior that started mating and eventually I noticed they chewed a big hole in the drywall above a curtain. The male had breathing difficulties and died quickly. I assumed it was the… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We just got her and she doesn't seem to talk or eat and her
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I purchase 2 fancy parakeets 9 days ago. One is a Pied
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KathreneB
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We have a parakeet that is less than a year old and when we
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veterinarian, practice owner
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I found a very parakeet outside my home and she flew into my
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My male canary is sitting in his food dish. He is molting
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My singing male canary was singing regularly then it
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She's plucking feathers. Is it because she has a few mirrors
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My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy
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rose breasted cockatoo: feathers..diet..seed + 1 tbs fruit pellets
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