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My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 10 year old budgie has been having this trouble for about 5 months. At first I thought he had a minor injury to his left foot. Maybe a strain. They it progressively he began to hold it up and got w… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 1 yr old budgie Spaz had a night fright 2 days ago. When
My 1 yr old budgie Spaz had a night fright 2 days ago. When I woke up in the morning to check on him he was on the bottom of his cage in a corner and seemed sick. He wasn't eating or drinking but slee… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a pet cockatiel who threw up and now is weezing to
i have a pet cockatiel who threw up and now is weezing to breathe … read more
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Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their
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Scott Perry
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I have a canary who had his leg amputated due to an embedded
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I have an approximately 5-6 year old male budgie. Within the
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My son accidentally stepped on his Bird. He's sleeping but
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I have a 6 week old Love bird. He got spooked and flew in to
Hello Dr. Pat. I have a 6 week old Love bird. He got spooked and flew in to a window 4 days ago. He fell down and was quite out of it. One of his feet were siezed up, he couldn't stand. His beak was b… read more
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My cockatiel is five I just took him to the vet today because
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I have a canary around 13-14 years old. He had been doing wonderfully
I have a canary around 13-14 years old. He had been doing wonderfully well up to now. In the last couple of days he wants to stay on the bottom of the cage, He doesn't seem to be able to hold on to th… read more
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Hi. My parakeet has been hanging his head down lately. This
Hi. My parakeet has been hanging his head down lately. This isn't usual behavior, but I'm not sure what could be wrong...? Thanks.… read more
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i sleep with my green cheek conure,i woke to her gasping for
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My parakeet has been sleeping a lot, hunched and puffed and
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A few minutes ago I found my parakeet on the bottom of the
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I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
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when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and had greeted me and come for his food, etc. .... when i arrived home, he didn't come down from his "nest" to say hello and when I called to… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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My Lovebird has been eating less, and sleeping more for the
My Lovebird has been eating less, and sleeping more for the last 3 weeks,shes a 10 year old lovebird.Yesterday she had a hard time sitting on her perch and now today she was wobbling around and tonigh… read more
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