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I have a parakeet that has been having some diarrhea. She
Hello there! I have a parakeet that has been having some diarrhea. She has been puffed up for a few days, but her activity has been up and down. So, I thought she was coming out of it, but again today… read more
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Hi I have a parakeet that is that is not acting like itself, she is sitting still not moving around that much, she looks like she is puffed up and what if I there is anything I can do … read more
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One of our two parakeets has fluffed up and has a heavy breathing
One of our two parakeets has fluffed up and has a heavy breathing pattern. He also has a large amount of feces stuck to his rear. I've read quite a bit of some responses by veterinarians but most of t… read more
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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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My parakeet has remained puffed up with his head buried in
My parakeet has remained puffed up with his head buried in his feathers for about three days so far--he is quiet and not interacting with the other parakeet. Is this a sign of illness? What steps shou… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Our parakeet is almost 2 years old and has been sick for about
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
13yr. Old seed fed parakeet,head in feathers & puffed up ,
13yr. Old seed fed parakeet,head in feather's & puffed up , for two full day 's. Not eating or drinking, took to vet, they force fedhim & gave me vitamins, but he did'nt respond. Slow heartbeat in tai… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My male parakeet that I got about 2 1/2 years ago is puffy
My male parakeet that I got about 2 1/2 years ago is puffy and looks like he does not feel good. Any suggetions?… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,320 satisfied customers
my ringnecked parakeet that I have had for 4 years and the
my ringnecked parakeet that I have had for 4 years and the lady that had him before me for at least 16 years is having some sysmptoms. he is all puffed up and has his head tucked. he ususally is very … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet has swelling around the bottom of both eyes some
My parakeet has swelling around the bottom of both eyes some of the swelling seems to around the head but mostly under his eyes. He has lost the feathers and the skin is brown. He looks like he is puf… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
parakeet: is almost 7 yrs old..trouble holding on to me and the perch
My parakeet is almost 7 yrs old. She has started to fluff out and has trouble holding on to me and the perch. Is she nearing her time? Do I find a vet? Please advise. Her female companion seems to be … read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
851 satisfied customers
My fifteen year old female parakeet started looking like she
My fifteen year old female parakeet started looking like she was moulting the feathers of her head and face, but her appearance started deteriorating. She began to have dark brown streaks in the feath… read more
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . weve noticed
my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . we've noticed a change over the last few days(i don't see them on weekends) she is abnormally quiet, making only very soft sounds (like a very subdued p… read more
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Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
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parakeet: past week..become lethargic and her feathers are puffed out
my parakeet is 9 years old. Within the past week she has become lethargic and her feathers are puffed out. She is sick and I don't know what to do.… read more
Dr. Angela
Dr. Angela
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: shaking..breathing..Seems to be lacking in appetite.
My parakeet is puffing up, shaking his head, & seems too be having breathing issues. His sides are going in & out. Seems to be lacking in appetite. Any ideas? I did have a cockatoo here for a week in … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My 15 year old parakeet is making squeaking sounds when it
My 15 year old parakeet is making squeaking sounds when it breathes. It seems to be okay otherwise. She has been doing this for about 5days. What do you think?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet has diarehha, stool sticking to butt, feathers are
parakeet has diarehha, stool sticking to butt, feathers are puffed up, shaking wants to sleep a lot. What can I do and what could these be the symptoms of? Also going up to the other parakeet and tryi… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have a yong Parakeet that I think I egg bound. She had 2
I have a yong Parakeet that I think I egg bound. She had 2 clutches earlier in the year, one in late February and the other one in April, hatched and raised 4 babies each clutch. I removed the nesting… read more
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