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Just recently my parakeets chirping changed. He's acting
Just recently my parakeets chirping changed. He's acting totally normal except his poops are a little runny. Otherwise he's playing with his toys and like making jibber jabber noises but he's not chir… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
687 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
687 satisfied customers
Ive had my parakeet for 2 weeks now. i assumed its because
hi there, ive had my parakeet for 2 weeks now. i assumed its because shes new but shes not been doing much besides sitting on her perch. she eats, drinks, poops normally. no signs of any other illness… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Parakeet female approx 2 years old has started making a
Parakeet female approx 2 years old has started making a strange high pitched squeaking noise only when she is eating her seeds. She naps often but otherwise she's fine. Don't know if I should be conce… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Changein appetite, usually a hearty eater, and this morning,
changein appetite, usually a hearty eater, and this morning, just pecking at fruit, vegetables, snd seed … read more
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DrRoyC
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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my child accidentally fell onto her parakeet (young bird) and
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the last 3-4 weeks). She's not molting, otherwise acts normal, playing with her toys, eating well, drinking, and her poop looks normal. Severa… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hi my parakeet is making a clicking noise and his tail moves
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142 satisfied customers
parakeet: is at the bottom of his cage..spread his wings for my son
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Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,288 satisfied customers
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My parakeet is almost 7 yrs old. She has started to fluff out and has trouble holding on to me and the perch. Is she nearing her time? Do I find a vet? Please advise. Her female companion seems to be … read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
885 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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 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
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a linnie and she is exhibiting odd behavior lately.
I have a linnie and she is exhibiting odd behavior lately. She stays at the bottom of the cage most of the time. I have to force her to come out. Once she comes out, she likes to stay on the floor in … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: sleeping..her seed and millet treat, drinking water, jumping
My 4-year-old parakeet is all fluffed out, sleeping a lot, and sometimes acts like she's got seed hulls stuck in her throat. She also isn't chirping to music or to outside birds like she used to. She … read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
Hi I have a six year old parrotlet and he is bonded with my
Hi I have a six year old parrotlet and he is bonded with my 11 year old parakeet who has cancer and is not doing well. He started feather picking from the stress and now can't fly. The vet we took the… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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