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I just got my parakeet 3 days ago and I noticed that his
I just got my parakeet 3 days ago and I noticed that his poop sticks to his butt feathers. I've cleaned the area with a damp wipe and he doesn't have diarrhea, but I want to make sure he's just adjust… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My budgie is opening and closing her mouth repeatedly after
My budgie is opening and closing her mouth repeatedly after eating something, this has started recently and I'm quite concerned … read more
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We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want
Hello! We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want to take care of it anymore. Recently, I've noticed a couple of strange signs, keep in mind that the budgie is scared of us and I've b… read more
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KathreneB
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Shes a new parakeet i had got just less than a week ago, and
shes a new parakeet i had got just less than a week ago, and ive been trying to get her to eat pellets as well as seed, but no matter how i try to go at it she just hasnt touched them … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Canary is all fluffed up sitting on his food and keeps
My Canary is all fluffed up sitting on his food and keeps closing his eyes and no flying around, I think is is ill. Can you suggest any thing? possibly caught a cold? … 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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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy
My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy,but also I have been giving him some sunflower seeds,brown rice ,red,blace & brown rice,dark greens (spinach … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we have had 4 birds die in the last month this morning we lost
we have had 4 birds die in the last month this morning we lost a baby just out if the nest. By the time we know their sick their dead with poo stuck on their bum & seem to be throwing up , this mornin… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie has been quiet and still most of the day and a while
My budgie has been quiet and still most of the day and a while ago he was vomiting millett seed . He has never had a problem before in digesting this seed so do you think this is a problem or will nat… read more
Dr. Bob
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
HELLO MY BUDGIE KEEPS SITTING WITH A DROOPING HEAD, OTHER THAN
HELLO MY BUDGIE KEEPS SITTING WITH A DROOPING HEAD, OTHER THAN THIS HE SEEMS QUITE NORMAL CHATTY, EATING WE RECENTLY LOST HIS PARTNER WOULD THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT OR SHOULD I SEEK MEDICAL HE… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My seven year old female parakeet has begun struggling with
My seven year old female parakeet has begun struggling with getting around the cage. She also cocks her head much more than in the past. She seems clumsy as well. I cannot see any other changes other … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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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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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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