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I have a baby parakeet that hatched on December 10th. The
I have a baby parakeet that hatched on December 10th. The mother started pecking it after 12 days and the back of its head and neck were bloody and beat up so I removed it from the nest and took over … read more
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I have two 1 -year old female parakeets. I noticed starting
I have two 1 -year old female parakeets. I noticed starting about 3 or 4 weeks ago that one of my birds had its cere change to a crusty brown and they are both itching and preening their feathers a lo… read more
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I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I
Hello Dr. Pat. I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I am looking for help. Is there a charge for your assistance?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Dr. Bob,2nd opinion: Approx. 9 year old female parakeet
Dr. Bob, 2nd opinion: Approx. 9 year old female parakeet - hard time balancing on perches, uses her right foot to grab onto the side bars of the cage (stainless steel), she picks on this foot also. To… read more
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Please help. I think I cut my parakeets beak too short
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Dr. Pat
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My boyfriend and I have recently acquired a 10 year old parakeet
My boyfriend and I have recently acquired a 10 year old parakeet that has only been out of its cage maybe twice during its life with its previous owner. After a few months of getting the bird used to … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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my bird has seemed just fine, however when we woke up this
my bird has seemed just fine, however when we woke up this AM, there were 3 dime size droplets of blood on floor of cage under its main perch.… read more
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knstrand
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Hi. I Went Walking Today And A Bird Came Out Of The Bush With
Hi. I Went Walking Today And A Bird Came Out Of The Bush With A Wing Broken. And Only Hopped Around I Picked It Up And It Was in Shock. I Took It Home Put It In A Container And Gave In Water And Food,… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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parakeets: fed..cage..its beak and was preening its wing feathers
Hi I just got two parakeets from the store 2 weeks ago. They are starting to settle down and just recently are okay with being hand fed millet seeds. However i heard a lot of noise from the cage when … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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My parakeets beak has been growing quite long. I have rough
My parakeets beak has been growing quite long. I have rough items in its cage to rub it against. It also looks like it is not growing perfectly straight down anymore. The bird has lost some weight. It… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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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
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BA
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My parakeet has accelerated beak growth that I must trim with
My parakeet has accelerated beak growth that I must trim with clippers. The clipped tip is not hard, in fact, it breaks quite easily. She also has bumpy growth on both side of her beak, below her eyes… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown
i have a budgie she is about 7months old she has a light brown creamy colour i think it is a scab near her right eye its about 1-3mm what is it is it harmful thanks… read more
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Dr. C
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My sons parakeet seems to be fine, but I am noticing the portion
My son's parakeet seems to be fine, but I am noticing the portion above its beak is crusty looking and the area on either side of the beak is looking dry. What does this mean? Can this be resolved wit… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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parakeet: brought home..him hopping..cage walking up and down our arms
we just brought home a baby parakeet. In just two days my son and I had him hopping on our fingers. The next day he was out of the cage walking up and down our arms. Well the parakeet seems to have in… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: pale..last few days it seems to have pink areas - is he sick
My parakeet is about 8 months ild and the cere was avery pale blue almost white color - within the last few days it seems to have pink areas - is he sick ?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine
One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine when I talked with them before bed last night. This morning I found one of them on the floor of the cage passed on. There was blood on its' wi… read more
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Doc Evan
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My Parakeet have a brownlike stain or patch in the beak, is
My Parakeet have a brownlike stain or patch in the beak, is doesnt look right, is that sign of some infection? What is the treatment? Thank you so much.… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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