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I have a budgie she was fine suddenly went to sleep and just
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My bird has these foam bubbles coming out of her mouth and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My little bird looks terrible. She is pretty old, but this
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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It sits on the bottom of the cage and seems to rub it's beak
It sits on the bottom of the cage and seems to rub it's beak up and down the wooden stick some times nibbling it. It is still eating and drinking but is lethargic. It is making an unusual sound not ch… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
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DrRoyC
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was
Hello! I adopted a budgie today (with her bonded buddy) and I was wondering if a extremely slight tail bob is normal for a new bird adjusting (I would say less than a mm) The owner dropped the pair of… read more
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Dr. Leah Hill
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My sun conure hit his head tonight while flying after a scare. He was fine when I retrive
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, About 3 weeks ago I was getting ready to take my parakeet
Hello, About 3 weeks ago I was getting ready to take my parakeet to have his beak cut. Let me back up, a few days earlier he was acting strange and not himself. A few times I have heard him fall off h… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello I bought a little green Opaline budgie back in March.
Hello I bought a little green Opaline budgie back in March. He was around 4 to 5 months old and came from a reputable breeder who breeds show budgies. When I got him home he was fine doing all the stu… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled
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I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: yr old..his feathers ruffled/puffed up all the time..sleeps
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following
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Dr. Pat
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