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I have a parakeet. Woke up lively but a couple of hours
I have a parakeet. Woke up lively but a couple of hours later I noticed he was puffy and quiet. Also was bringing up seeds. Now all he does is sleep … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a blue parakeet and he is having solid black stools,
Hi I have a blue parakeet and he is having solid black stools, should I be worried about this … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Recently the last few days my bird has had some breathing
recently the last few days my bird has had some breathing problems. I have kept her in a warm place and given her a humidifier. The breathing has been better but just recently i've noticed her abdomen… read more
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DrNickiDVM
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A parakeet baby. He has something on his foot that needs to
he has something on his foot that needs to be clipped off it came with him from the pet store and I left for 2 days, he had food and water in cage and his beak looks a bit discolored … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My bird is never friendly. But now he's pushed himself up
My bird is never friendly. But now he's pushed himself up into my hand and even vomited a little. He seems so affectionate now and is even sleeping it seems. But still looking like he's trying to vomi… read more
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Lime poop. She is a new bird and she hasn't been eating as
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
veterinarian, practice owner
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He's puffed up, not gripping with his feet, not moving
He's puffed up, not gripping with his feet, not moving around like normal, he feels somewhat cold, and he's not chirping. He keeps falling over. … read more
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Very sleepy, can't really fly, when trying to climb later it
Very sleepy, can't really fly, when trying to climb later it fell, he does eat/drink but I have to hold him there, it almost seems like he is pretty weak like he judt wants to be held and cuddled like… read more
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I just got my parakeet 3 days ago and I noticed that his
I just got my parakeet 3 days ago and I noticed that his poop sticks to his butt feathers. I've cleaned the area with a damp wipe and he doesn't have diarrhea, but I want to make sure he's just adjust… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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New parakeet has started sitting at the bottom of the cage,
New parakeet has started sitting at the bottom of the cage, looks puffed up and doesn't really move around anymore. It'll occasionally chirp here and there but it's not as active as when we first brou… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,601 satisfied customers
We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
we just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked healthy and alert. Today once he started relaxing and eating we noticed that he was moving is beak up and down quite dramatically after eating. It seemed odd as my other parakeets have never done this. He also at he also eats very slowly, taking his time to carefully chew the seeds i have a video of the beak behavior … read more
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There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
Hey there I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the chat disappeared. The parakeet female has rapidly taken I'll lost balance cant keep head updoesnt chirp looks real bad … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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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Doctoral Degree
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I had three birds up untill this morning. Two parakeets and
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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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i got my parakeet last christmas, he is still a baby (about
i got my parakeet last christmas, he is still a baby (about 4 months old) he has be moulting for over a month and he is very fearful of me. I've had parakeets in the past and usually they will get on … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My 3 year old parakeet, a generally happy guy, has been sleeping
My 3 year old parakeet, a generally happy guy, has been sleeping more and more lately (was always a napper but this is abnormal). I also really havent heard him chirp lately. He has, however, been eat… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. Lisa
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