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My Bird hit the wall today and he couldn't move his body for
Hello, my Bird hit the wall today and he couldn't move his body for about 4-5 seconds. Then he gained some movement and was in shock. Now he just fluffs up and sleeps a lot. … read more
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Follow Up] our parakeet seems to have a crusty beak. my kid
Follow Up] Customer: hi our parakeet seems to have a crusty beak. my kid thinks he may have mites. how can i confirm and what is the remedy? … read more
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DocPaul
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The bird cannot walk and will not eat. He was walking around
The bird cannot walk and will not eat. He was walking around the house earlier today, now he stumbles and falls and his feathers are fluffed up … read more
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Feather plucking. He's had a 5-cent size bald area around
He's caged together with another budgie now, and I bought them a week ago. They seem to be cleaning/plucking feathers quite often but I don't see other bald areas except the tent… read more
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My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it was molting, but no. Sits on perch with tail drooping straight toward bottom of cage. Eats fine, but has dried clumps of poo on her bottom an… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie is not able to put any weight on her leg. I am
Thanks. My budgie is not able to put any weight on her leg. I am very worried … read more
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Scott Perry
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I have a parakeet that has been having some diarrhea. She
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Dr. Leah Hill
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a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
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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 purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last
we purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last night. It had green feces and green feathers around its anus. the bird thats still alive also has green droppings. my care sheet said that g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a budgie and when i got him the pet store cut both of
I have a budgie and when i got him the pet store cut both of his wings. he cant land properly. the other day he landed on his chest and tumbled and started bleeding. his behavior has changed since and… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello,Sunday I noticed my parakeets tail bobbing but other
Hello, Sunday I noticed my parakeet's tail bobbing but other than that it looked fine. It was eating and playing. At around 7 pm, I noticed something red, bloody bulbous protruding from the anus but w… read more
knstrand
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Doctoral Degree
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My male green parakeet has developed a tumor just under his
My male green parakeet has developed a tumor just under his rectum. He is a very sweet boy. He has been to the vet; but no options mentioned. The tumor is growing larger. I don't know how to make him … read more
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We purchased a parakeet from a national pet store chain on
We purchased a parakeet from a national pet store chain on Sunday (along with the same birdseed diet it had been fed in the store). Based on his leg band, he isn't a baby (bred in 2009). The parakeet … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored.
I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored. They are usually dark green with a white center. I am not sure how to treat any illness he might have, He is eating and drinking and f… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is
My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is unable to use his foot. Are the other parakeets at risk and is there anything that I can do for him… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile.
My Tweetie is 2 years old. He has had a continuing problem with his long wing feathers for awhile. they get bent out of shape and I assume he as just doing this, perhaps because of stress. Lately I ha… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, I have had these two parakeets for a little over a year.
Hello, I have had these two parakeets for a little over a year. Two days ago I noticed a brown spot on the beak of the male. The spot was toward the lower end of the beak. I notice last night that the… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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