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I think that my bird injured its leg or possibly broke it.
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My parakeet in clinching up his toes / foot not sure if
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I think he might have a broken leg. Parakeet About 3.5 years
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Our pet parakeet has a hurt leg he won't put any pressure on
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My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it
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My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly. Just
Second opinion] My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly… read more
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My parakeet hit a ceiling fan and appears to have a broken
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Earlier today he got his leg twisted between the bars of the
Earlier today he got his leg twisted between the bars of the cage. We were able to free him but he won't put any weight on it and has been standing on one leg since it happened. … read more
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I just bought a parakeet two days ago to keep my Quaker
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on
When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on the bottom of his cage on on foot, which I've never seen him do i opened his cage and he's moved to sit outside of it, but he's still on one… read more
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My parakeet was avoiding using his foot for about a week,
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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It's actually my friend's bird. I'm supposed to be caring
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Do you know the survivability of a broken leg in a parakeet?
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Parakeet fallen over paralyzed. It can't move. Abbot, 2 yrs
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My 3 year old parakeet, Willie, is holding his left leg in
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Hi I found a baby starling today unable to fly - it has its
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