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My Canary is all fluffed up sitting on his food and keeps
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We had two budgies and 1 died this morning. Found him at the
Hello ! we had two budgies and 1 died this morning. Found him at the bottom of the cage. He looked perfectly fine earlier. The perch he was on also fell; light plastic rod. Is it possible it hit him o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My budgie dropping are coloured he he's just finished
My budgie dropping are white coloured he he's just finished moulting and he is eating. ***** ***** … read more
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Loss of feathers on top of head..Bird recently lost her mate
Loss of feathers on top of head..Bird recently lost her mate after being together for nine years. The other female his had no loss of feathers. How do I handle this. Both birds are very active and pla… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he was very hungry so i fed him, he just stayed on my balcony so i bought a cage and food and toys for him.i put up pi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hello, My seven-month old parakeet is regurgitating lots
hello, My seven-month old parakeet is regurgitating lots of food. There is a pile of it under his favorite toys as well as on the two favorite toys. He gets very upset when I take his toys out to wash… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and cannot stay on his perch without flipping over or falling. At the bottom of the cage there is evidence of runny stool. His cagemate, Daisy, … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we have had 4 birds die in the last month this morning we lost
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi!My parakeet (named Baby Blue) is a little over a year
Hi! My parakeet (named Baby Blue) is a little over a year I would guess ...we've had him for 6 months or so...the problem is that during the past 4 monthes the hair/feathers above his cere turned brow… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
HELLO MY BUDGIE KEEPS SITTING WITH A DROOPING HEAD, OTHER THAN
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of his right claw/leg and has difficulty moving around the cage. He is still eating (mainly millet) but is fluffed up and breathing deeply. Is … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We purchased a parakeet from a national pet store chain on
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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This past week my female parakeet has been looking ill. The
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, Im wondering if there is anyone who would be a
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My parakeet has a beak that looks like it is overgrown, crusty.
My parakeet has a beak that looks like it is overgrown, crusty. His feet also look like they have a crust build up on them. What can I do to make him better?… read more
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