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I woke up and heard an unusual chirp coming from her cage.
I woke up and heard an unusual chirp coming from her cage. she was on the bottom of the cage struggling to sit up straight. I tried to pick her up but she has one claw wrapped tightly around the cage.… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I am a new parakeet owner, only had the guy for four days. He is hyper
I am a new parakeet owner, only had the guy for four days. He is hyperactive on the bottom of the cage, jumping around, then he'd just hang out on the bottom of the cage. He would fluff up randomly an… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My parakeet is definately sick. She is sleeping a lot, chirping
My parakeet is definately sick. She is sleeping a lot, chirping strangely, puffed up, and sitting on the bottom of the cage. What can I do to help her?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
parakeet my12 old son is frantic how do i help his bird
parakeet my12 old son is frantic how do i help his bird untill morning she seems to be puffing her chest not chirping like she was this morning the cage was cleaned and new water was put out for her.m… read more
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Dr. G.
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Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy.
Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy. The last 12-18 hours she has been in distress. Here are the symptoms: She's chirping consistently - seems to be calling for help Listing t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Ive had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came
I've had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came home from work one of them has all his feathers puffed out and both of them are quieter than usual. Today, when I came home from work he was … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My parakeet was fine this morning chirping as usual but now
My parakeet was fine this morning chirping as usual but now looks like he has vertigo - head looking around oddly, fluttering around, loss of balance. He's 2 years old. Thanks… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
I have a society finch who does not appear well and sits & softly chirps continuously, & I mean continuously. It's not a happy chirp sound; it's more squawky. Sometimes there a clucky sound that she t… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
parakeets: cage..feathers..poo stuck..not same usual color, no energy
I have 2 parakeets, 1 is sick, puffed up for a few days, was sitting on bottom of cage this morning, not eating, top of back head feathers pulled out{ as of this am}. Lots of poo stuck to bottom area,… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
parakeet: vocal..became quiet and feathers ruffled..chirps
I have a parakeet which up till the end of August was very vocal and played with my other 2 parakeets. The bird became quiet and feathers ruffled. 4 weeks went by and he made a few chirps. Now he is h… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My parakeet of 5 years started to bob her head and spray seeds.
My parakeet of 5 years started to bob her head and spray seeds occasionally. A few days ago I noticed she was hanging out at the bottom of the cage and puffing her feathers out for extended periods of… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
parakeet: he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot..cage
our parakeet is about 4 years old and lately he has not been himself. he use to chirp and whistle everything we taught him and talk, but latley he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
parakeet: build-up of poop..s butt over the last couple of days
i noticed a build-up of poop on my parakeet's butt over the last couple of days. I've never seen this before and i'm concerned that it means something serious is going on inside her. i recently change… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
parakeet: that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy..floor of cage
I have a parakeet that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy around the head area and has been spending more time at the floor of cage. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Our parakeets feathers are puffed out, he is not chirping,
Our parakeet's feathers are puffed out, he is not chirping, and he is shivering. My son found him walking on the bottom of his cage this morning just walking. Overall, he is quite lethargic… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: lay..There is something egg-shaped and bloody coming
My son's parakeet looks as if she is trying to lay an egg. There is something egg-shaped and bloody coming out of her rectal? area and it looks like it's just hanging there. She is puffed up and on he… read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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