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I have a budgie. He is not chirping and singing at all
Hi, I have a budgie. He is not chirping and singing at all today, which he usually does. He is high on energy today. Yesterday his room's heat was accidentally left turned off and normally one of us i… read more
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We think our budgie is 3-4 months old. He is having watery
We think our budgie is 3-4 months old. He is having watery droppings on and off. We have pictures if needed of his droppings. He is still active; chirping, playing, etc, but we are concerned about his… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie started regurgitating a few weeks ago and stopped
Hi.... my budgie started regurgitating a few weeks ago and stopped chirping. He used to chirp constantly. The vet examined him, took x-rays, did a gram stain, found nothing and gave him Baytril as a p… read more
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My 6 month old budgie was taken for a vet checkup which came
My 6 month old budgie was taken for a vet checkup which came back clear. It did turn out to be a cold and windy day moving from the car to the vet. As soon as she was returned to me she was very sleep… read more
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Jeanne, 2 days ago you helped me with my budgie, Sky. He was
Hi Jeanne, 2 days ago you helped me with my budgie, Sky. He was puffing up and he had small bald batch (only seen when he puffs up). He also vomited. You told me to put in a bathroom with 80 F. And I … read more
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My budgie is most of the time puffed and has some issue with
my budgie is most of the time puffed and has some issue with flying and balance. He eat adn drink fine. … read more
DrRoyC
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Thought we had female budgies. Got them from a rescue & have
Thought we had female budgies. Got them from a rescue & have had them for 3 - 4 years now & to my surprise eggs & now little chirping noises. I've been reading up but there should be more hatching. Wh… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie is puffed up and sleepy and not chirping like
My budgie is puffed up and sleepy and not chirping like normal. When I get him out of the cage he just sits still on my hand remaining puffed up … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 parakeets they are sitting puffed out. Not
Hello I have 2 parakeets they are sitting puffed out. Not chirping. Yesterday they were quite active and I came home from work they aren't doing anything. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 1 and 1/2 year old pet budgie, "Romeo", doesn´t seem to
My 1 and 1/2 year old pet budgie, "Romeo", doesn´t seem to be very well. Since yesterday, he has not been sittin upright on his perch. He is sitting bent over forward. His eyes are either half shut or… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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My budgie (1 year old) is holding his left foot up and at a
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie (4 years old) has had a runny tummy. 1st day the
My budgie (4 years old) has had a runny tummy. 1st day the motion was very watery, yesterday and today motions are firmer but he has a lot of water/urine. He sleeps most of the day. He is normally a v… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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MY BUDGIE IS ALL PUFFED UP AND HAS A VERY CROKEY SOUND TO HIS
MY BUDGIE IS ALL PUFFED UP AND HAS A VERY CROKEY SOUND TO HIS CHIRP HE IS STILL EATING BUT HIS FEATHERS FEEL VERY COARSE AND HE IS VERY QUIET I THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING TO WITH HIM BEING I… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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budgie: from a well known large chain pet store..chirps occasionaly
Hello, about 3 weeks ago i bought my first budgie from a well known large chain pet store. From day 1 he has been eating frequently and chirps occasionaly. Other than that he is almost completely inac… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
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My daughter just got a budgie from a friend as a gift. I dont
My daughter just got a budgie from a friend as a gift. I don't know where he bought it. The first 2 days the bird was chirping and dancing around his cage. Now he is sitting on his perch, a bit puffed… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgie seems to be ill, she was a very active budgie, chirping
My budgie seems to be ill, she was a very active budgie, chirping and playing, but now she is puffed up, with a very loose droppings and a seedy discharge from the mouth. She is drinking and eating mo… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following
Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following symptoms since December kicked in: --quiet (no chirping) --puffed up a lot (not as much since we covered the cage and are keeping it wa… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my mums budgie is breathing heavily and wheezing, some times
my mums budgie is breathing heavily and wheezing, some times squeeks/chirps in ryhthm with the shallow breathing it has been like this for some time now and its seems a little puffed up, it has deteri… read more
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