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I just bought 2 parakeets and I noticed one seems to breathe
I just bought 2 parakeets and I noticed one seems to breathe harder then the other. Also his tail slightly moved when he breaths. Should I be concerned? Could it just be anxiety from the move … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet is bobbing her tail. I read that it might be a
My parakeet is bobbing her tail. I read that it might be a symptom of an illness. … read more
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Rebecca Coles
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We have a budgie that has heavy breathing and bobbing. It
We have a budgie that has heavy breathing and bobbing. It has lost the feathers around its one eye. … read more
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DrNickiDVM
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I think my bird is suck sick* Parakeet. He's been breathing
He's been breathing really heavily and puffing up a lot. His tail is also bobbing. I noticed it a week ago … read more
Dr. Bryd
Dr. Bryd
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Respiratory problems. Parakeet. Roughly two months, but
Roughly two months, but (excluding today) the past few days have been especially hard. Clicking, evident wheeze, open mouth & long neck when difficult to breathe, tail bob, occasional loud squeaking as if to force something out. Also loose stools. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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My budgie is sick. Oh wait never mind its a parakeet. She is
She does not wanna eat. She does not move alot. And she sits on one foot … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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He is heavily breathing. No other symptoms. Can it be from
He is heavily breathing. No other symptoms. Can it be from anxiety? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a parakeet who seems sick. A week or so. He hangs his
A week or so. He hangs his head very low. His poop looks green … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Female budgie had crusty cere for past 4 months, now is
Second opinion] female budgie had brown crusty cere for past 4 months, now is turning light blue and white. heavy tail bobbing with breathing, also in a molt … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,596 satisfied customers
I just adopted a female cockatiel. Since we left the store
Hi i just adopted a female cockatiel. Since we left the store till we got to the house the bird kept screaming. Now its bobbing its tail and climbing the cage left to right again and again. If i try t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Parakeet female approx 2 years old has started making a
Parakeet female approx 2 years old has started making a strange high pitched squeaking noise only when she is eating her seeds. She naps often but otherwise she's fine. Don't know if I should be conce… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the
Our parakeet, Sunny, has recently quit vocalizing (within the last 3-4 weeks). She's not molting, otherwise acts normal, playing with her toys, eating well, drinking, and her poop looks normal. Severa… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hi my parakeet is making a clicking noise and his tail moves
hi my parakeet is making a clicking noise and his tail moves continually,also seems nervous. what can it be? thanks the bird is about 7yrs old and not sure about the gender… read more
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MY BUDGIE MAKES A SORT OF CLICKING NOISE,NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE
MY BUDGIE MAKES A SORT OF CLICKING NOISE,NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE HIS BEAK AND FEET FEEL VERY WARM, ALSO HE LOOKS SCRUFFY,I KNOW HE IS MOULING HE IS 3 YEARS OLD,ALSO WHEN I PICK HIM UP I CAN HEAR A SLIGH… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: is almost 7 yrs old..trouble holding on to me and the perch
My parakeet is almost 7 yrs old. She has started to fluff out and has trouble holding on to me and the perch. Is she nearing her time? Do I find a vet? Please advise. Her female companion seems to be … read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
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My 15 year old parakeet is making squeaking sounds when it
My 15 year old parakeet is making squeaking sounds when it breathes. It seems to be okay otherwise. She has been doing this for about 5days. What do you think?… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: month old..tail..he sneezes..His feathers still look healthy
My 2 month old parakeet started making a squeaky noise and is breathing through his mouth and his tail bobs whenever he squeaks. He seems to convulse when he sneezes, and has to keep his head up in or… read more
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