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Lethargic, can't fly and has somewhat loose droppings.
Lethargic, can't fly and has somewhat loose droppings. Sleepy, but chirping a little. Shows little interest in his mate. Eats from the hand. drinks water. Not fluffed up more so than usual … read more
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It's not standing. Blue budgie. No So I started giving treat
No So I started giving treat sticks And I let it hand in the cage Today I noticed it had a lot of the treats stuck on its beak and lots of poo stuck on its bum I cleaned it and now he sits at the bottom of the cage and won't use his legs to stand I normally can never touch them but today he wasn't as alert to avoid me Which is how I managed to grab him to clean … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hope well my budgie is one month old and their are signs of
Hope well my budgie is one month old and their are signs of sleeping all the time and not moving around at all … read more
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I noticed yesterday that my budgie was spending a lot of
Hi. I noticed yesterday that my budgie was spending a lot of time ruffled up and generally looking miserable, then I noticed an amount of watery droppings on the floor of the cage.He is very inactive,… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have 2 budgies, Star & Sky, that are super active & very
Hi. We have 2 budgies, Star & Sky, that are super active & very friendly. They stay inside in their large cage. They will be 1 year old end of October. This morning when I uncovered the cage, both loo… read more
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I have budgies and cockateil, and recently i find them
hello, i have budgies and cockateil, and recently i find them fluffed up and a bit of tail bobbing, I've put them on Enrofloxacin, is this the right medication to give? … read more
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our budgie is sick. He is fluffy, stopped chirping, too weak
Hello, Our budgie is sick. He is fluffy, stopped chirping, too weak to fly, inactive, sleeps a lot, he is losing weight (22g today) but his appetite is unaffected. We took him to the general vet on tu… read more
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Dear Birdie Doctor, We are worried about our pet Budgie,
Dear Birdie Doctor, We are worried about our pet Budgie, Dolfi. He seems to be sad, maybe depressed. His symptoms: 1. About 6 months ago, he stopped caring as much about his appearance. He would still… read more
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I HAVE A BUDGIE THAT HAD A VERY SOILED BOTTOM HE WAS LOOSING
I HAVE A BUDGIE THAT HAD A VERY SOILED BOTTOM HE WAS LOOSING A LOT OF FEATHERS AND LOOKED SAD. I CLEANED HIS BOTTOM AND HE WAS HAPPY AGAIN. THAT WAS FIVE MONTHS AGO. HIS POO BUILT UP TO BE A VERY LARG… read more
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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
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Budgie: yr old..acting..begun to act as if he is ravenously hungry.
My 5+ yr old budgerigar 'Budgie Bob' is acting very strangely. He was a great talker when he was young, but now just settles for wolf-whistles and whistling sounds imitated from us. He's begun to act … read more
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my budgie has been sleeping a lot lately and is now sleeping
my budgie has been sleeping a lot lately and is now sleeping on the bottom of the cage, what should i do… read more
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it seemed to have diarrhea. I never noticed droppings in the cage and then noticed the tail feathers were really soiled. After doing some inter… read more
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Budgie acting blind, seeing things, crashing around, spinnin
My budgie is seeing things or something. The strangest thing, he'll be looking up, like somethings there, then start freaking out like it's trying to kill him, he flies around crashing into everything… read more
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budgie: from a well known large chain pet store..chirps occasionaly
Hello, about 3 weeks ago i bought my first budgie from a well known large chain pet store. From day 1 he has been eating frequently and chirps occasionaly. Other than that he is almost completely inac… read more
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Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing
Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing beak on perch closing his eyes. I moved him to a warm area gave him greens and he perked up and sang a little. He is eating.… read more
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budgie: soft..her poo..liquid..breeding pair) seemed fine and active
In the last 3 hours my budgie has got progressively fluffed up, she is VERY quiet and has very soft poohs, appears to have trouble passing her poo, and in the last few minutes has been 'sick' or vigor… read more
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