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I have two male parakeets. They both are doing some chewing
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I adopted a green parakeet about a year ago from a shelter.
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We have read that our parakeet should eat fruits and veges
Hi, we have read that our parakeet should eat fruits and veges beside his regular seeds. We have tried to introduce fruits such as oranges, apples, kiwi, grapes and he doesn't like any. Veges lettuce … read more
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My parakeet seems unwell, she's sleeping a lot and she has
Hello, my parakeet seems unwell, she's sleeping a lot and she has been puffed up... … read more
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My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy
My bird had this same type of behavior and pet store suggested ridding of a particular toy,but also I have been giving him some sunflower seeds,brown rice ,red,blace & brown rice,dark greens (spinach … read more
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Hi, my parakeet has been plucking feathers for awhile around
Hi, my parakeet has been plucking feathers for awhile around his shoulders, but has had a little collar on, so many have grown back, and he gets some supervised time without the collar. He eats well, … read more
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I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so
I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so long it hooked over and under his bottom beak. The new beak growth was narrower than the rest of the beak and I was able to snip it off with … read more
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We have a male budgie, just over a year old. The other budgie (young we think but pet shop
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Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh
Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh veggies or fruit? He doesn't go for it. I sometimes give hm fruit & veggie sees and he loves it. He is the only bird I have and I want him to… read more
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My parakeet has good color and seems to be in good health other
My parakeet has good color and seems to be in good health other than the fact that his long wing feathers are curling on the end. This is causing him some difficulty in flight. This is very recent. He… read more
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One of our parakeets has started plucking out its feathers.
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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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I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and
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My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers.
My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers. Her neck, wing and breast are almost bare. She seems to be fine,plays with her toys and eats the same as before.… read more
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budgie: scratching..Hes eating..eating fine..usual
My budgie is having a moult but he seems to have lost more feathers & be scratching more than in previous moults. The skin that has been exposed by the lost feathers looks red. He's eating fine & stil… read more
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My parakeet Jade, about 7 yrs. old, suddenly lost the use of
My parakeet Jade, about 7 yrs. old, suddenly lost the use of his right foot. The toes have curled into a "fist" and it is useless to him. He had been otherwise healthy. I had to seperate him from his … read more
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Iam trying to figure out what is wrong with my Parakeet. He
I'am trying to figure out what is wrong with my Parakeet. He is puffed out, sleeps all of the time, doesn't sing, and just doesn't look right. He is eating and drinking just fine though. I am not sure… read more
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