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My budgie is about 5 months old and occasionally his poop is
Hello, my budgie is about 5 months old and occasionally his poop is watery, for a few hours, then it returns to normal. I believe he is molting (sheds feathers like crazy lately), I've read this is a … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,596 satisfied customers
My budgie is about 4 months old & up until a week ago I was
Hi there, my budgie is about 4 months old & up until a week ago I was feeding him just the seed mix the bird centre gave me when we bought him. I have also offered various fruits & veg, all ones I hav… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,596 satisfied customers
Budgie is laying egg for the first time, egg is nearly all
Budgie is laying egg for the first time, egg is nearly all the way out but won't drop. We are first time owners … read more
Dr. Jen
Dr. Jen
Veterinary Pathologist
Doctoral Degree
1,235 satisfied customers
We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want
Hello! We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want to take care of it anymore. Recently, I've noticed a couple of strange signs, keep in mind that the budgie is scared of us and I've b… read more
KathreneB
KathreneB
14 satisfied customers
We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. We
Hello. We have a pet budgie and it is acting a bit strange. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,596 satisfied customers
Feather plucking. He's had a 5-cent size bald area around
He's caged together with another budgie now, and I bought them a week ago. They seem to be cleaning/plucking feathers quite often but I don't see other bald areas except the tent… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,596 satisfied customers
Our budgie is sick. He is fluffy, stopped chirping, too weak
Hello, Our budgie is sick. He is fluffy, stopped chirping, too weak to fly, inactive, sleeps a lot, he is losing weight (22g today) but his appetite is unaffected. We took him to the general vet on tu… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two budgies, both female (I think). Today they started
I have two budgie's, both female (I think). Today they started to regurgitate their food then re-eating it. Is something wrong?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a budgie that has been healthy since I purchase him
I have a budgie that has been healthy since I purchase him as a 6 week old fledgling in 1999. Lately he has been scratching himself very frantically around his neck area with his beak. In the process … read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
Veterinarian
147 satisfied customers
Hi I recently acquired a budgie that appeared in my garage
Hi I recently acquired a budgie that appeared in my garage one day. After a few days of no one claiming the bird I decided to keep her. I have named her Millie. I bought a cage and a few toys.However … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Five days ago, I noticed blood in my budgies cage. I didnt
Five days ago, I noticed blood in my budgie's cage. I didn't notice any blood on feathers. He's been energetic since then though his stool has been a little watery. Today noticed blood on right tail f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our budgie is sleeping a lot and appears to be generally unwell.
Our budgie is sleeping a lot and appears to be generally unwell. We took him to the vet who prescribed Baytril which seemed to work for a while but he is tucking his head behind him and sleeping a lot… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it seemed to have diarrhea. I never noticed droppings in the cage and then noticed the tail feathers were really soiled. After doing some inter… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of
My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of his right claw/leg and has difficulty moving around the cage. He is still eating (mainly millet) but is fluffed up and breathing deeply. Is … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom
One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom of the cage, laboured breathing, wings outstreatched, tail raised, feathers fluffed, vent soiled. Is it too late or can you suggest anythi… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in a very large cage with a cinnamon cockatiel. They have cuttlefish, fresh water and fresh budgie and cockatiel seed every day. They also have … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my budgie got smart and escaped her cage (it a big iron one).
my budgie got smart and escaped her cage (it a big iron one). how can i find her in my apt....i don't know where to look or if she's evev dead....i played budgie songs and sounds to no avail...just do… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
budgie: yr old..his feathers ruffled/puffed up all the time..sleeps
I have an 8 yr old budgie that is sick. He sits with his feathers ruffled/puffed up all the time. He sleeps a lot of the time instead of chirping as much as he did previously. I have observed him to "… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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