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I found a parakeet in the road of our neighborhood a couple
I found a young parakeet in the road of our neighborhood a couple of days ago. It's friendly, and will sit on my finger to eat millet. It chirps and eats well. I put its cage next to our other parakee… read more
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I have 1 year old female canary - -rumped seedeater. When I
Hello, I have 1 year old female gray canary - white-rumped seedeater. When I bought her the pet store said she is very quite and they haven't heard her singing or anything. I got her nice cage and foo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Tail is bobbing up and down. Also breathing heavily plus
Tail is bobbing up and down. Also breathing heavily plus making breathing noise. … read more
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I am taking care of a parakeet, who seems unwell. He drinks
Hi! I am taking care of a parakeet, who seems unwell. He drinks a lot of water and his droppings tend to be mostly or all water. … read more
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Parakeet with labored breathing. No cough, squeaking and
no cough, squeaking and tail bobbing that is most of the time, she still chirps but when quiet starts squeaking again, now does it while eating too … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage together? Also why do the birds not sing, chirp or tweet. They are totally silent making no musical noises at all. Are they depressedHad 4 birds … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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It's parakeet, losing feathers on his rear, lethargic, near
hello, it's parakeet, losing feathers on his rear, lethargic, near the bottom of the cage fluffed up feathers. making short chirping sounds not normal for parakeets. we can pick him up and he doesn't … read more
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I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was
Hello! I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was wondering if a extremely slight tail bob is normal for a new bird adjusting (I would say less than a mm) The owner dropped the pair of… 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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Dr. Dan
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I have a parakeet who is at least 5 years old (dont know for
I have a parakeet who is at least 5 years old (don't know for sure because I bought her from a petshop chain). Lately she has been constantly fluffed up, not as active and sleeps a lot, doesn't sing a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the last 3-4 weeks). She's not molting, otherwise acts normal, playing with her toys, eating well, drinking, and her poop looks normal. Severa… read more
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I would like some direction on my Parakeet's behavior. He is
Good morning, I would like some direction on my Parakeet's behavior. He is acting somewhat strange as follows: Can you please direct me on how to help him? droppings - look good He is eating He is dri… read more
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Our cockatiel does not appear to be well. It continues to loose
Our cockatiel does not appear to be well. It continues to loose it's feathers but not because it is plucking them out. The bird sits ruffled up all the time. However, the bird sings most of the day, e… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: hes..than usual..sleepy and has stayed..corner of his cage
My parakeet just started acting really funny today, he's been in the corner, hes more fluffed up than usual and he has stayed that way, his wings shake sometimes, and he acts like he is sleepy and has… read more
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Our Parakeet is 6 1/2 years old and has been in perfest health.
Our Parakeet is 6 1/2 years old and has been in perfest health. Yesterday he started to act wierd and now he seems to be lathargic, can barley move around. Still has an appatite, but moving real slow … read more
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Dr. Dan
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My parakeet is 1 year old. It normally sings and very active.
My parakeet is 1 year old. It normally sings and very active. The past 4 days it is sleeping alot and not active. But is still eating and drinking water. His wings are fluffed and seemed maybe a littl… read more
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Dr. Dan
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parakeet: he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot..cage
our parakeet is about 4 years old and lately he has not been himself. he use to chirp and whistle everything we taught him and talk, but latley he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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parakeet: I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage.
I have a yellow parakeet. I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage. she is about 1 year old. It appears to be feeling okay but feathers are all over the bottom of the cage. Is that normal f… read more
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