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To Whom I am messaging. I not sure how to say it without
Good Day To Whom I am messaging. I not sure how to say it without being or sounding mean. An elder lady was moving had to get rid of her bird, (Budgie) not sure if it's an actual true budgie or not...… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My bird's long feathers on the right wing fell off and he
Good evening my bird's long feathers on the right wing fell off and he has difficulty flying … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
My budgie got stuck on a fly trap and lost a lot of feathers
My budgie got stuck on a fly trap and lost a lot of feathers mainly under a wing. I used oil to get the trap off and raised her off. She's still kind of oily but the area under the wing looks really i… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We just brought home a budgie (no more than 3 months old).
Hi there, we just brought home a young budgie (no more than 3 months old). We got her from a very nice bird-specific store so we know she is not from a bird breeding farm. Her wings are clipped (we ar… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a
Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a mouse, set out a glue trap, caught the mouse but had not put the bird back in cage. The bird got stuck in mouse trap. I have removed the bird fro… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
My bird all of a sudden started bleeding from mouth and one
My bird all of a sudden started bleeding from mouth and one eye … read more
DrNickiDVM
DrNickiDVM
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Is this live? It's a budgie. He had his first vet visit
It's a budgie. He had his first vet visit yesterday. And he's just been off today. He's been sleeping a lot. Not as active. Sitting on his perch right now with his head hanging low. I just want to make sure he's going to be okay. I'm extremely worried because yesterday he was so active. … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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We have a budgie that we found on the road a couple of weeks
Hi there. We have a budgie that we found on the road a couple of weeks ago. She's definitely a house bird, no one has claimed her, so we got her a cage and food and toys, and she's settled in very hap… read more
DrNickiDVM
DrNickiDVM
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
6,946 satisfied customers
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing clipping by the pet shop, and he keeps trying to fly but crashes into things and keeps breaking more feathers … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot through the day. The last few days he is too weak to fly up to his perch. He climbs a ladder instead using his beak. We put his favourite tr… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps
Hello My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps crashing. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,401 satisfied customers
Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip,
Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip, he completely flipped out and before I could get to him he managed to rip off a good amount of his feathers on the fly paper, he had no rudde… read more
Joan
Joan
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21,122 satisfied customers
I bought my daughter a 13 week old male budgie for her birthday.
I bought my daughter a 13 week old male budgie for her birthday. When i got him home i let him out but he couldn't fly. On closer inspection his wings are fine but his tail feather is bent quite close… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My budgie flew into the door of her cage and knocked her wing,
My budgie flew into the door of her cage and knocked her wing, fell to the floor and has not been able to use it to fly since. The wing looks ok but she cannot use it to fly. Will this heal or is ther… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Help! Our budgie got stuck on what is essentially a sheet of fly paper His feathers became
Help! Our budgie got stuck on what is essentially a sheet of fly paper His feathers became very gummed up. Worst of all are his long tail and wing feathers. My biggest concern now is that he will pree… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
266 satisfied customers
cockatiel: claw and it bleeds where the claw should be
I just got a new bird; -a whiteface lutino cockatiel. I have a pair of grays already so I'm familiar with birds and their care. My new lutino is missing a claw and it bleeds where the claw should be. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
A cat got in and attacked my budgies cage whilst I was out,
A cat got in and attacked my budgies cage whilst I was out, during the attack my budgie seems to have lost all the primary flight feathers off of one wing, there was no bleeding and he seems otherwise… read more
Dr. B
Dr. B
Doctoral Degree
43 satisfied customers
Just got back from vacation; had someone taking care of our
Just got back from vacation; had someone taking care of our two budgies; one of them has lost it's wing feathers on one side; has scaly skin underneath; hubby says it's been that way for a while. Any … read more
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Dr. Pat
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