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My bird flew into a fan at full speed and got swatted down.
Hello! My bird flew into a fan at full speed and got swatted down. She seems to be functioning normally and flew back to her cage right away as I approached her to check up on her, but she has a wound… read more
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She is a budgie who is standing on one foot with her toes
She is a budgie who is standing on one foot with her toes splayed. She is not alternating feet. I think she may have hurt her foot, but I don't know how badly … read more
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My budgie's beak has gotten much bigger than before. It's
My budgie's beak has gotten much bigger than before. It's still the same color and she's acting normal but I'm worried … read more
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She may have gotten a small crumb of a brownie. She's an
She may have gotten a small crumb of a brownie. She's an Austrailian Budgie … read more
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I have a budgie that I've had for almost 4 years now a
Hello I have a budgie that I've had for almost 4 years now a couple of weeks ago I noticed the cere was getting dark brown, thick and crusty she's my youngest budgie so I assume it was just because sh… read more
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My top opening cage had one door open. And the door fell
My top opening cage had one door open. And the door fell closed catching my birds neck in the space. The space is about 1/2 inch but I don't know if it hit his head as it closed. He seems a bit weak, … read more
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I have 2 budgies they both seem healthy I don't keep them in
I have 2 budgies they both seem healthy I don't keep them in their cage I let them come and go as they please in my bedroom.not sure of their sex as their cere hasn't changed much.i feed them on pelle… read more
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Why do some budgies keep fighting. Sometimes. I have bought
Sometimes. I have bought 3 sets at different times and wonder if that's eat. A couple don't like sharing toys or food. Pecking at other to move to get at it. Is that normal. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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About a month ago my granddaughter gave me a Rosy Conure. He
About a month ago my granddaughter gave me a young Rosy Conure. He is very friendly and I interact with him off and on all day long. I'm retired. For 2 days now I've noticed his feathers are puffed ou… read more
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He's dying. Budgie. He was sick for a few weeks I was giving
He was sick for a few weeks I was giving him medication. But just a few hours ago he was wobbly and now he's at the bottom of his cage lying on his side … read more
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My budgie just collapsed in her cage and is really weak. The
Hi there! My budgie just collapsed in her cage and is really weak … read more
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I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get
I noticed something on her bottom so I lifted her up so get a better look at it and it was poop stuck to her ‘vent' so I wiped it off it was still wet but I'm worried incase shes ill … read more
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It's a baby budgie that I'm hand feeding she has a lump on
It's a baby budgie that I'm hand feeding she has a lump on her throat … read more
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Never mind. It is a budgie, been having gradual problems for
It is a budgie, been having gradual problems for a while, but recently has been escalating. It has large masses, one on its chest, the other around its vent, and has been having diarrhea for several months, no matter what we do. Just today, we noticed that it's feet aren't working properly, one is not closing at all and is very stiff, and the other is closing some but not strongly. It has plucked much of the feathers off its lower abdomen, and it is having problems cleaning itself, having poop stuck to its tail and skin most of the time. … read more
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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
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I noticed about an hour ago while he's currently trying to
I noticed about an hour ago while he's currently trying to sleep that while breathing he makes what sounds like a faint squeak, sometimes he will open his mouth like he is yawning and sometimes he mov… read more
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My bird keeps rapidly opening and closing his beak. His
Hello, my bird keeps rapidly opening and closing his beak. His breathing is normal, and he has lots of energy. … read more
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I just got 2 budgie, one of them doesn't seem to eat,
I just got 2 budgie, one of them doesn't seem to eat, instead he asks for food from the other bird by opening its mouth. … read more
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