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He is puffed up and on the bottom of the cage. He sits on
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He died this morning. Don't know why. We had him (or her)
He died this morning. Don't know why. We had him (or her) for three weeks, a young bird. Yesterday he was fine, chirping and running around the cage and engaging with us, perhaps too much. This mornin… read more
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My parakeet is sitting on the bottom of her cage. Her eyes
My parakeet is sitting on the bottom of her cage. Her eyes are half open and she seems to be breathing heavy. My nearest avian vet is over an hour away … read more
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My new bird is pacing back and forth on the bottom of the
my new bird is pacing back and forth on the bottom of the cage is that ok … read more
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My female parakeet has grown too many feathers and is all
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I found one of my parakeets dead this morning at the bottom
Hi, i found one of my parakeets dead this morning at the bottom of the cage. And now after cleaning everything up and washing their cage I'm noticing my other female parakeet remaining puffed up and h… read more
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I bought my parakeet two days ago. Yesterday it ate and
I bought my parakeet two days ago. Yesterday it ate and chirped. It hasn't eaten for over 24 hours, nor I think had anything to drink. It's feces are greenish but formed, and it sits on its perch with… read more
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She cant balance on the stick, spending more time at the
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Our budgie was found lying still on the bottom of its cage.
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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
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We've had a parakeet for about two weeks. Today he has green
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Parakeet seems to be in good health but notice a lot of
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I bought a parakeet cause i felt sorry for her, sitting in
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My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2 years ago at an independent pet store. After about a year I added another parakeet to the cage without any problems. Both learned to get alon… read more
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