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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage together? Also why do the birds not sing, chirp or tweet. They are totally silent making no musical noises at all. Are they depressedHad 4 birds … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I wonder if you can help me I have an indoor Avery with 10
Hi.i wonder if you can help me I have an indoor Avery with 10 budgies and they are all doing well they range in age from 5 years to 13 .What I would like to ask is a budgie was found in the road near … read more
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Dr. B.
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I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one
I have two budgies about 6 and 5 months. The younger one (Charlie) is sleeping a lot at the moment: I'm not sure if this budgie is male or female as his/her cere is light blue and has never changed. T… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 3 years old male Cockatiel prefer sleeping on a small cushion
My 3 years old male Cockatiel prefer sleeping on a small cushion placed on his cage floor rather than on a perch. He eats well, very active and droppings are normal. He had a heavy metal poisoning 2 y… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my budgerigar charlie in a cage on his own inside our house
my budgerigar charlie in a cage on his own inside our house he is 5 months old we have had him 10 weeks always whistling and starting to talk. 2 days ago he went silent and just sits all fluffed up. h… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi, I have an 8 month old budgie, and Ive noticed lately,
Hi, I have an 8 month old budgie, and I've noticed lately, that when he flies, I'm hearing a very high-pitched squeaking sound, which increases, or decreases in pitch, depending how fast or slow he's … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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my budgie has very loose droppings looks lime green seems to be eating but feels boney s
my budgie has very loose droppings looks lime green seems to be eating but feels boney sleeps a lot and is fluffed up dosnt realy chirp much trys to snuggle up to the other budgie… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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ok,I have a canary hen. over the past few weeks she has been
ok,I have a canary hen. over the past few weeks she has been working on and building a nest--hay everywhere. I gave her cotton--pure cotton made for nesting birds--she lined her nest and made it very … read more
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Hawkedoc
Veterinarian
147 satisfied customers
I have a 6 year old Budgie and he keeps making a sound as though
I have a 6 year old Budgie and he keeps making a sound as though he is scrapping on cuttlefish can you please give me any advise as to what it can be… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
if possible I would like this question answered by an avian
if possible I would like this question answered by an avian vet. We found a parakeet on an uninhabited Island in Maine. We captured it and took it home. It was able to fly up to a tree and hop around … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my female zebra finch wont move. shes alive!, but she wont
my female zebra finch won't move. she's alive!, but she wont move. shes just sitting in the corner of her cage. she's all fluffed up and it looks like she keeps falling asleep. it also looks like my m… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
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Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
My budgie seems lethargic and is not using both his feet. I
My budgie seems lethargic and is not using both his feet. I clipped his wing yesterday and he was fine after, but now he is sitting in the bottom of his cage with his eyes closed and seemed very thirs… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
parakeet: hes..than usual..sleepy and has stayed..corner of his cage
My parakeet just started acting really funny today, he's been in the corner, hes more fluffed up than usual and he has stayed that way, his wings shake sometimes, and he acts like he is sleepy and has… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My daughter just got a budgie from a friend as a gift. I dont
My daughter just got a budgie from a friend as a gift. I don't know where he bought it. The first 2 days the bird was chirping and dancing around his cage. Now he is sitting on his perch, a bit puffed… read more
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Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
parakeet: it 10 years old..fluffed up and sleeping (on his perch.)
My parakeet it 10 years old and has been regurgitating his seeds all day. He is fluffed up and sleeping (on his perch.)… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My male budgie (approx 18 months) is not pooping. I note that
My male budgie (approx 18 months) is not pooping. I note that thevent is not clean as usual either. He positions himself to poop but nothing drops. Last nights droppings I noted 4 droppings were clump… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
My 42-year old female Amazon got a "leg cramp". As I was about to take off the cage cover in the morning, I heard wings flapping. She appeared to have slipped off the perch, was upside down with one f… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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