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BA
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There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
Hey there I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the chat disappeared. The parakeet female has rapidly taken I'll lost balance cant keep head updoesnt chirp looks real bad … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My bird is breathing with his mouth open and his tail is
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I just got a new parakeet, and I'm worried she is sick. When
I just got a new parakeet, and I'm worried she is sick. When I first brought her home, she had runny droppings which I attributed to stress, but now she whistles when she breathes fast. Because she is… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
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I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in another flight cage. One of my birds has never been able to fly since I brought him home aver a year ago. I thought after a while when tail … read more
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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
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Hi, Mickey, our budgie seems to have a problem. He keeps rubbing
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knstrand
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I would like some direction on my Parakeet's behavior. He is
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I was trying to hand feed my two new parakeets millet when
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I noticed my female parakeet is bald around her cloaca, and
I noticed my female parakeet is bald around her cloaca, and she has a small hole on her back at the beginning of her tail that has some dried blood. I wonder if she and her mate are fooling around? Is… read more
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Parakeet pants, tail bobbing. She looks like she is trying to lay an egg but doesnt.
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parakeet: listless..vocal..small weak chirps occassionally..behavior
my parakeet is pumping its neck (not the usual head bobbing), is listless, only wanting to sit close to my neck. not the usual vocal self, in fact, small weak chirps occassionally. not usual behavior … read more
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parakeets: mating..bottom of the cage and does not come..drink water
Hello - we have 2 parakeets for about 6 years now (male and female) who were well adjusted to each other without any mating. However, for the past 6 months, the male bird has gotten on top of the fema… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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My 15 year old parakeet is making squeaking sounds when it
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: sparrow..by the feeders, I started putting feed in the cage
I had a parakeet coming to my feeder for about two months, before I was able to capture her. She was with the sparrows and was quick as a sparrow. Didn't pay much attention to the cage I had out by th… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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