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I just brought her home yesterday. I noticed tonight she was
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I got a new laced winged baby parakeet and I noticed that
Hey, I got a new laced winged baby parakeet and I noticed that she breathes heavily when she sleeps and the only time she breathes heavily is while she is asleep. The rest of my birds sleep quietly an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My son has a parakeet. He had 2. One recently died. I
My son has a parakeet. He had 2. One recently died. I cleaned out the cage well. The parakeet that is still alive has a twitching tail and is breathing heavily at times. It's still eating and sometime… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Parakeet suddenly became listless and won't stand and is
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He's been fluffed most the day, not his usual self.
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My bird has been acting different for the last 12 hours. It
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He is heavily breathing. No other symptoms. Can it be from
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Approx. 9 yr old parakeet unable to grasp perch with his
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
Hey there I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the chat disappeared. The parakeet female has rapidly taken I'll lost balance cant keep head updoesnt chirp looks real bad … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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He was fine this morning, doing absolutely perfect. Then I
Hi. He was fine this morning, doing absolutely perfect. Then I walked in about an hour ago to find him at the bottom of his cage. She wouldn't move or anything. She was puffed up. After about 15 minut… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Rio is breathing heavy and has vomited numerous times. He
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting
My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting on the floor of the cage barely moving. I had given it fresh food and water several hours ago and it seemed fine. Not sure what happened. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet has suddenly started having droppings that are only a creXXXXX XXXXX in color. She has gnawed at cuttlebones fairly energetically before this. Apart from that, all of her behavior, eating … read more
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