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Has one toe on one foot that has started curling, she
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He is a parakeet and he is just sitting on his perch I do
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My parakeet fell off his perch and now he's not using his
My parakeet fell off his perch and now he's not using his left leg very well. … read more
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Today I noticed a big difference in his behavior: not
Today I noticed a big difference in his behavior: not talkative, constant shaking, he laid at the bottom of his cage (on his back) for just a minute, he has popped much, not eating or drinking much He… read more
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My 14 year old parakeet appears to have a sore on his foot.
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Female parakeet caught the nail of her right front claw in
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I have found a parakeet in my front yard. it has a band on
I have found a parakeet in my front yard. it has a band on its left leg. I would like to return it to its owner. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Approx. 9 yr old parakeet unable to grasp perch with his
Approx. 9 yr old parakeet unable to grasp perch with his left foot, seems like he can't curl it. Has been trying to balance on the other foot/leg, leaning down on perch. He's puffed out. Noticed this … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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He keeps breaking blood feathera on his right wing.
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I have a female parakeet 2 1/2 years old. She was very
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About a week ago he was shaking / shivering at the bottom of
About a week ago he was shaking / shivering at the bottom of the cage. I put q cover over top of the cage and he was startled, aartes flapping his wings as if to fly. A day or so before we thought he … read more
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hi my african grey has pulled out the feathers around his legs,
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My parakeets claw seems to have been twisted and is disjointed.
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Dr. C
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my parakeet hurt one of her feet. it looks like she sprained
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeets: healthy..attacked..we put her inside the cage..though shes
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Dr. Lisa
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Why is my parakeet unable to step on one of his feet. He is
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Dr. Pat
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