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My parakeet is not cleaning itself and not as active. I
My parakeet is not cleaning itself and not as active. I think also has diarrhea … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,202 satisfied customers
I found a very parakeet outside my home and she flew into my
I found a very young parakeet outside my home and she flew into my glass sliding door two times before I was able to rescue her. I have had her for about a week but she is not very active and seems to… read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
725 satisfied customers
Our parakeet has puffed up feathers and constantly closing
Our parakeet has puffed up feathers and constantly closing its eyes. Is it sick and if so, what do we do? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,202 satisfied customers
Parakeet looks like blood on his feathers and a raised area
Parakeet looks like blood on his feathers and a raised area underneath. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,202 satisfied customers
Gwen, I have a question now about another parakeet. I had
Hi Dr. Gwen,I have a question now about another parakeet. I had asked previously about our new parakeet Fencer, who we took to the vet and he had the issue with an overgrowth of tissue in his mouth ca… read more
Dr. Gwen
Dr. Gwen
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
725 satisfied customers
I believe my birds have mites. I have used many sprays to
I believe my birds have mites. I have used many sprays to try to get rid of them but i dont think anything has seemed to work. … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
4,996 satisfied customers
My parakeet is puffed and having a hard time flying and has
My parakeet is puffed and having a hard time flying and has been sleeping alot … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,202 satisfied customers
Jeanne, we have an appointment this afternoon as soon as I'm
Hi Jeanne, we have an appointment this afternoon as soon as I'm done with work, but Sprout now will not open her eyes and her feet don't seem to be gripping. We do have a small heater in the cage and … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,202 satisfied customers
She has oil on her. She's brand new and not hand-tamed. she
she's brand new and not hand-tamed. she got out of her cage before i was ready for her and got caught in fly paper. i managed to get her extricated and i got olive oil on the affected spots before she could preen, so she's not sticky anymore, but now she's covered in oil and i don't want her to get cold. … read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
103 satisfied customers
My parakeet has plucked feathers from anus area and is
my parakeet has plucked feathers from anus area and is scratching that area, also has watery stool ,I'm worried… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have three parakeets. 2 females,1 male. One of the females
I have three parakeets. 2 females,1 male. One of the females has lost her feathers around her bottom, and has droppings stuck to her. She also seems to be rounder there. She is eating and talking but … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
MY BIRD IS PUFFED UP SINCE YESTERDAY.. SLEEPING AND PUFFED
MY BIRD IS PUFFED UP SINCE YESTERDAY.. SLEEPING AND PUFFED UP .. WANT TO TAKE TO HIM TO VET BUT OPEN AVAILABLE APPTS IN 2 DAYS ? WHATS WRONG .. HAD WATERY POOP BUT NOW ITS OKAY.. YAWNING ALOT.. HER ON… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My female 5 year old parakeet is molting and sleeping an awful
My female 5 year old parakeet is molting and sleeping an awful lot. This is not like her. She also was chewing on some terry cloth a few weeks ago. I took it away. Sometimes she flexes her top half of… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My parakeet seems to be less active than usual. I was away
My parakeet seems to be less active than usual. I was away for one week. He sits on the window sill and stares, usually he sits on the sill and plays with his toys. I had to clean his droppings off of… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2 years ago at an independent pet store. After about a year I added another parakeet to the cage without any problems. Both learned to get alon… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I just got home and one of my parakeets is breathing rapidly
I just got home and one of my parakeets is breathing rapidly and visibly huffing and puffing and making little squeaky wheezes. His behavior is normal otherwise and he is showing interest n treats alt… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet has diarehha, stool sticking to butt, feathers are
parakeet has diarehha, stool sticking to butt, feathers are puffed up, shaking wants to sleep a lot. What can I do and what could these be the symptoms of? Also going up to the other parakeet and tryi… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
My parakeet is accumlating feces around her back end - she
My parakeet is accumlating feces around her back end - she is eating and drinking, but is puffed up in appearance - this started a few days ago… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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