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My parakeet is all puffed up and definitely not normal shape
My parakeet is all puffed up and definitely not normal shape and is sitting at bottom of cage instead of perch. Her eyes appear smaller and she is low on energy. She's been like this for 2 days. … read more
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DrRoyC
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My bird was perfect fine yesterday is a baby parakeet and
my bird was perfect fine yesterday is a baby parakeet and today when i woke she has her feathers puffed up and her head down and barely even moves … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She won't open her eyes yesterday she had bloody urine she
she won't open her eyes yesterday she had bloody urine she slept a lot today she's awake but won't open her eyes … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
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3,321 satisfied customers
He was fine this morning, doing absolutely perfect. Then I
Hi. He was fine this morning, doing absolutely perfect. Then I walked in about an hour ago to find him at the bottom of his cage. She wouldn't move or anything. She was puffed up. After about 15 minut… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3,321 satisfied customers
My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting
My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting on the floor of the cage barely moving. I had given it fresh food and water several hours ago and it seemed fine. Not sure what happened. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,321 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
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3,321 satisfied customers
I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
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3,321 satisfied customers
Pete has been lethargic for a week or so now. He was
Pete has been lethargic for a week or so now. He was perching but now sits at the bottom of his cage. His feathers are puffy and his claws are curled up like he does not want to grip. He is not intere… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
3,321 satisfied customers
First issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other
first issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other females in her cage. She has no feathers on the left side of her head. I can see her ear. It's really bad. I got the bird in this condition. She… read more
Dr. Daniel G
Dr. Daniel G
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Doctoral Degree
80 satisfied customers
Our parakeet was flying around in its cage and now has blood
Our parakeet was flying around in its cage and now has blood on its wing. There's blood spray in the bottom of the cage and smears around the cage. I can't tell if the bleeding has stopped. When I sta… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,008 satisfied customers
My mother parakeet got attacked on her face and around her
My mother parakeet got attacked on her face and around her beak by another jealous female. My parakeets fly freely in a room. I moved her nesting box into a cage so the other female can't get to her. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have this female cockatiel and I worry for her health. Since
I have this female cockatiel and I worry for her health. Since yesterday, she's not her usual self. She's having a problem that looks like a spasm on her right leg. I know sh'es not hurt on this leg b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
I have a society finch who does not appear well and sits & softly chirps continuously, & I mean continuously. It's not a happy chirp sound; it's more squawky. Sometimes there a clucky sound that she t… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
parakeets: cage..feathers..poo stuck..not same usual color, no energy
I have 2 parakeets, 1 is sick, puffed up for a few days, was sitting on bottom of cage this morning, not eating, top of back head feathers pulled out{ as of this am}. Lots of poo stuck to bottom area,… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 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
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
We have a 4 yr. old female parakeet. She is normally active.
We have a 4 yr. old female parakeet. She is normally active. For about a week now, she is lethargic, and sleeps more often. She cannot fly well, only a couple of seconds at a time. She is not as vocal… read more
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Doc Evan
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