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There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's
There is a small dark area developing above my parakeet's cere. This morning it was darker than last night. I attempted to exam my parakeet, and used my finger to gentle rub the area. The area isn't a… read more
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I have a parakeet and he is not eating as normal, watery
I have a parakeet and he is not eating as normal, watery stools, and has sticky feathers on his head and cheeks … read more
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Not singing, puffed up like cold, but house heat is at 75.
Not singing, puffed up like cold, but house heat is at 75. Lethargic. … read more
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My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers
My son's parakeet is sleeping a lot, and has his feathers all puffed up. He is still eating and drinking. He is also still cleaning himself. He is not chirping as much as usual, either. … read more
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She is shaking and isnt as active as she usually is.
She is shaking and isnt as active as she usually is … read more
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He is about 2 years old, started shivering a little today
hi, he is about 2 years old, started shivering a little today and keeps looking like he'll throw up. Not moving much as he usually does nor chirping.. … read more
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Our parakeet is lethargic, squinting his eyes, has loose
Our parakeet is lethargic, squinting his eyes, has loose stool, no appetite. Anything we can do for him? … read more
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My parakeet is about 1 1/2 years, she's been keeping her
Hello, my parakeet is about 1 1/2 years, she's been keeping her feathers puffed up most of the time, doesn't chirp loudly and seems to ber egurgitatating. Doez this low sort of crying chirping off and… read more
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My parakeet is very sleepy and has his feathers puffed up.
My parakeet is very sleepy and has his feathers puffed up. The other one is fine and chirping. … read more
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the following symptoms yesterday afternoon: very quiet, puffed up, sleeping/lethargic, runny poop. Until then he was active, flying around, chirping. He… read more
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Parakeet is puffed up and seems to be breathing hard. Wings
parakeet is puffed up and seems to be breathing hard. Wings are dropped slightly. Other parakeet seems very concerned and gro0ming it a lot. Sleeping more then usual. … read more
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My sons recently got two parakeets. They get along very
Good afternoon! My sons recently got two parakeets. They get along very well. They both are eating, sleeping and moving. The male parakeet seems like he has loose stool. His feathers near where he goe… read more
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We bought our parakeet Stormy a little over a week ago. The
We bought our parakeet Stormy a little over a week ago. The last couple of days she seems more quiet, not as playful, and seems to be fluffing her feathers a lot. We have also noticed what we believe … read more
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My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the
My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the cage. He lets me picking him up, which is very unusual. I just got done cleaning his bottom for it was dirty. Fecal was very loose … read more
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Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv
Hi my parakeet is hanging his head, he was a rescue bird, hv had him for about 5 years. In the past he chirped as he talked to the bird in the mirror, chirped even when his head was under wing. Now he… read more
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I bought a female parakeet from Pet Smart a year ago as a companion
I bought a female parakeet from Pet Smart a year ago as a companion for my male one. My male is dominant, but not overly so,and he chirps a lot. The female seldom makes any sound and does not chirp. T… read more
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parakeet: vocal..became quiet and feathers ruffled..chirps
I have a parakeet which up till the end of August was very vocal and played with my other 2 parakeets. The bird became quiet and feathers ruffled. 4 weeks went by and he made a few chirps. Now he is h… read more
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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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