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My budgie hurt his leg. There are no avian vets near me.
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Yesterday, my 8 year old female budgie was perfectly fine. Then at night I noticed that she was having trouble walking. She was using her wing for balance. Upon closer inspection I noticed that her le… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie, approx. 1 year old, has been disoriented over the
My budgie, approx. 1 year old, has been disoriented over the past week. I moved him into a separate cage so that my other budgie wouldn't knock him down. He has a hard time with balance. Over the past… read more
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paul brazzell
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She is wheezing and tail bobbing she is a budgie. Ive only
She is wheezing and tail bobbing she is a budgie JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does this wheezing happen all the time or only sometimes? Does the budgie have a cough as well? Customer: Ive only just … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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It looks like my bird has no control of her leg. Budgie.
Last night she was acting a bit weird when we let her out of her cage, she was flying against the ceiling and then when we all left the room we heard her squawking weirdly. So I ended up placing her back in the cage just in case. My husband and I come out and notice she can't walk and her leg is dragging beside/behind her … read more
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DrRoyC
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I just got a new bird and he's been leaning forward all day.
Hi I just got a new bird and he's been leaning forward all day … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a budgie who is only 8 months old. I have noticed the
Hi I have a budgie who is only 8 months old. I have noticed the last day or two shes becoming more and more tired. Shes leaning forward and closing her eyes and her beak is not as bright. Ive seen her… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a lovebird that is about 16 years old. I've noticed
Hi, we have a lovebird that is about 16 years old. I've noticed over the past several weeks she would seem to fall off her swing or perch a couple of times a day. Now she seems to have a head tilt mor… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Our budgie had bad fall Saturday - flew to ceiling and dived
Our budgie had bad fall Saturday - flew to ceiling and dived straight down to floor - no avian vet on duty until Christmas Eve. The vet checked everything - no broken wing or leg and respiratory ok. P… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My Budgie cannot hold up his head...he sits on the perch with
My Budgie cannot hold up his head...he sits on the perch with his head almost touching the perch. Also, he runs back and forth on a wire shelf with his head bent down. screeching..back and forth and b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: day yesterday..home yesterday afternoon..than normal..cage
My parakeet had a very rough day yesterday, but is almost normal today. Got home yesterday afternoon and noticed she was quietier than normal. After putting the baby to bed, when in to cover her up to… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head
I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head down and is unable to fly. She is OK otherwise - eating and drinking normally and moving around the cage. Do you have any suggestions about … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting
My budgie is 12 years old, about a week ago he was sitting at the bottom of his cage, breathing heavily and struggling to stay upright or climb a ladder to the lowest perch. He stopped eating at this … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My one-year old male budgie experienced a traumatic incident
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Dr. G.
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719 satisfied customers
my budgie has gotten lethargic and very weak over the space
my budgie has gotten lethargic and very weak over the space of a few ours. now he can't fly, has stopped talking and can barely sit on his perch.… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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My bird is holding her foot up above the perch, unwilling to
My bird is holding her right foot up above the perch very gingerly, unwilling to put any weight on it. Her foot is not curled up and I cannot see any sores on any part of her leg or foot, but I can te… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
budgie: trouble righting herself.She is eating and still chirping
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Lately my 2-yr-old parakeet falls off from perch a lot, breathes
Lately my 2-yr-old parakeet falls off from perch a lot, breathes heavy, seems to have an impaired night vision, and has a balancing problem. My children are in tears, and avian vet is not open until n… read more
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Dr. G.
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