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My female parakeet has grown too many feathers and is all
my female parakeet has grown too many feathers and is all puffed up and can't fly...she's all big and fuzzy looking and gets around the cage by crawling the sides...what should I do? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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My parakeet has the diarrhea. He is not all puffed up or
My parakeet has the diarrhea. He is not all puffed up or sitting with his eyes closed not sure if he is pulling his feathers out but seems to be shedding more than he should can't seem to fly well cau… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
61,779 satisfied customers
I adopted a green parakeet about a year ago from a shelter.
I adopted a green parakeet about a year ago from a shelter. I have no information of his age. He apparently escaped and was found in a park. I introduced him to the other three parakeets. He was very … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
DVM
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I have two parakeets, and we've had them for 3 weeks now..
I have two parakeets, and we've had them for 3 weeks now.. One has been breathing really hard ever since we've got him. He sneezes every now and then, but he still climbs all over the cage and is very… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,780 satisfied customers
Parakeet is puffed up and seems to be breathing hard. Wings
parakeet is puffed up and seems to be breathing hard. Wings are dropped slightly. Other parakeet seems very concerned and gro0ming it a lot. Sleeping more then usual. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,780 satisfied customers
I found a very parakeet outside my home and she flew into my
I found a very young parakeet outside my home and she flew into my glass sliding door two times before I was able to rescue her. I have had her for about a week but she is not very active and seems to… read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My parakeet is bouncing her head up and down then shaking
My parakeet is bouncing her head up and down then shaking her head and then seeds are coming out … read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My parakeet is puffed up, active, but the urine oart of her
My parakeet is puffed up, active , but the urine oart of her sttol is watery and soreads a … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,780 satisfied customers
I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,780 satisfied customers
First issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other
first issue: My female finch was badly bullied by other females in her cage. She has no feathers on the left side of her head. I can see her ear. It's really bad. I got the bird in this condition. She… read more
Dr. Daniel G
Dr. Daniel G
Consulting Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
80 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet which was given to me last July from a
I have a parakeet which was given to me last July from a friend, she had it for five years and it was an adult when she got it. Macy has been acting odd, she is puffed up, keeps drawing up her legs, a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
61,779 satisfied customers
My parakeet seems to be bond up. Had a discharge of waist
My parakeet seems to be bond up. Had a discharge of white waist that I pulled off . Her bottom has a bloody spot. She has her feathers all puffed out. What more can I do to help her. Yes I also have a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
61,779 satisfied customers
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed up feathers and lilting to one side. This just came on today. She also has a dark spot on her beak which she didn't have before, and th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last
we purchased two budgie parakeets a week ago. One died last night. It had green feces and green feathers around its anus. the bird thats still alive also has green droppings. my care sheet said that g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three weeks or so. She suddenly has "thinning" feathers on top of her head and around her beak. First she lost her tail feathers which the… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 3-yr.-old male parakeet, Skyblue, has loose stools (diarrhea
My 3-yr.-old male parakeet, Skyblue, has loose stools (diarrhea possibly) and has been tucking his head in over his back resting a lot. What I thought was just molting feathers about two weeks ago is … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
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