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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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Dr. Bob
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Parakeet makes squeaky, sneezy noises repeatedly. Her beak
parakeet makes squeaky, sneezy noises repeatedly. Her beak opens. Sometimes she spits something out several inches. Sometimes she bobs her head up and down while she does all this. She's about 18 mont… read more
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Dr. Bob
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a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he was very hungry so i fed him, he just stayed on my balcony so i bought a cage and food and toys for him.i put up pi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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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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Dr. Bob
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My Budgie has been losing feathers around his chest area. He
My Budgie has been losing feathers around his chest area. He has a cage mate who is not doing this, also he doesn't seem to have the "red spots" to indicate mites. How should I treat this?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My Blue and Gold macaw bit my husband and he grabbed him by
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Dr. Bob
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I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and cannot stay on his perch without flipping over or falling. At the bottom of the cage there is evidence of runny stool. His cagemate, Daisy, … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased another cockatiel to keep her company but it hasn't helped. She loves to sit on my shoulder. She has pecked her feathers so badly tha… read more
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My 8 year old female budgerigar has been moulting for about
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Dr. Bob
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I recently acquired a cockatiel from friends that no longer
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Dr. Bob
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Hello, my cockatiel (believed to be a male) has poo stuck to
Hello, my cockatiel (believed to be a male) has poo stuck to feathers around the vent, poo on bottom of cage looks normal green and white colour slightly runny but still in tact. eating and drinking. … read more
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i had two birds sharing the same cage one male cockatiel and
i had two birds sharing the same cage one male cockatiel and another female finch and amazily they got along well for nine years till she died this friday and now my cocktiel is showing signs of withd… read more
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Our budgie is sleeping a lot and appears to be generally unwell.
Our budgie is sleeping a lot and appears to be generally unwell. We took him to the vet who prescribed Baytril which seemed to work for a while but he is tucking his head behind him and sleeping a lot… read more
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
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hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
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