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My bird flew into a fan at full speed and got swatted down.
Hello! My bird flew into a fan at full speed and got swatted down. She seems to be functioning normally and flew back to her cage right away as I approached her to check up on her, but she has a wound… read more
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Lime green poop . She is a new bird and she hasn't been eating as much … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She keeps popping up her feathers and was laying at the
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He seems to have something stuck in his throat. He is
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She is a 5 year old parakeet. Very perplexed. I found her
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I just noticed my bird is breathing heavily.. Do I need to
Hello. I just noticed my bird is breathing heavily.. Do I need to take him to the hospital now ? Or is it not an emergency? … read more
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My budgie has been regurgitating since yesterday. Doesn't
My budgie has been regurgitating since yesterday. Doesn't want to eat. No energy. Stays close to me. … read more
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My young budgie was just adopted from a pet store when I
My young budgie was just adopted from a pet store when I noticed he had a limp and was struggling to keep up with the others in the cage. Since I've had him he still won't fully use his right leg or h… read more
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My budgie is opening and closing her mouth repeatedly after
My budgie is opening and closing her mouth repeatedly after eating something, this has started recently and I'm quite concerned … read more
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We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want
Hello! We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want to take care of it anymore. Recently, I've noticed a couple of strange signs, keep in mind that the budgie is scared of us and I've b… read more
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My daughter got a budgie for her birthday and the bird seems
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My budgies tail is bobbing when it's breathing. For about a
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of my Cockatiels has been consistently fluffed up today.
One of my Cockatiels has been consistently fluffed up today. I've not seen him doing that before. … read more
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I've got a budgie who's suffering from circling and vertigo.
Hi I've got a budgie who's suffering from circling and vertigo. I've taken him to the vet and they've ruled out heavy metal poisoning. I tried the antidote and it didn't work. They're assuming that it… read more
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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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My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
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i just brought home a new young budgie because my older budgie
i just brought home a new young budgie because my older budgie just lost its friend a few days ago. i have a breeder cage so they are separated for now until i feel that they know each other then i wi… read more
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BA
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My budgie is moping hunched up,still eating,but not tweeting
My budgie is moping hunched up,still eating,but not tweeting much.There were some noisy miners outside that arent there now.Is he missing them?He cant fly .Hes about 18mths. old. His colour is good. r… read more
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