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My 7 yr old male budgie cannot sit on his perch with his
My 7 yr old male budgie cannot sit on his perch with his head up and has trouble balancing. He hasn't eaten since yesterday and his blue cere has been brown like my female budgie. Is he dying? … read more
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I recently got two semi adult budgies. They are 8 months so the breader told me. It is their day 4 with me. They are comfortable around me but not super active unless I play music or bird chirping sou… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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I have free flying budgies on tree and plants in warm sun. I
I have free flying budgies on tree and plants in warm sun … read more
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She is a budgie who is standing on one foot with her toes
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I hope you can help me My budgie flew out of the cage today
Hello, I hope you can help me My young budgie flew out of the cage today and hurt it's foot. Got caught on a plant I have in the house I got it back in the cage but it won't put any weight on it It's … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Yesterday, my 8 year old female budgie was perfectly fine.
Yesterday, my 8 year old female budgie was perfectly fine. Then at night I noticed that she was having trouble walking. She was using her wing for balance. Upon closer inspection I noticed that her le… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just got a baby lovebird. Breeder was worried it wasn't
I just got a baby lovebird. Breeder was worried it wasn't totally eating on his own. I have had it for 12 hours now. I am just worried that he keeps closing his foot or forgetting to use a foot to gri… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She got knocked over last night (by cat). Foot is hurt and
Hi. She got knocked over last night (by cat). Foot is hurt and she bled under her wing a little, bit she actually is doing well today. We're wondering if she can have any type of Tylenol or pain medic… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,498 satisfied customers
My budgie, just escaped his cage and flew into countless
My budgie, just escaped his cage and flew into countless walls / windows. I managed to catch him and get him back in his cage. He is not himself now though. He has moved from perch to perch, but mostly he is just sittin. very quiet. shaking a little. blinking eyes a lot. I am very worried. … read more
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Dr. Bruce
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My bird leg got hurt and it it up close to his belly. Unsure
My bird leg got hurt and it it up close to his belly. Unsure if it's broken what can I do to help her. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is
Hi Dr Dan, I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is suddenly holding his/her leg to the side too and seems reluctant to put weight on it. Periodically he stretches the leg out and still … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My budgie is limpy. He cant stay on the twig without falling
My budgie is limpy. He can't stay on the twig without falling off immidiately. I felt both of his legs, joints and strength. They seem identical and nothing out of places. however, his rt knee is slig… read more
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I have an 8 year old female budgerigar who is in generally
I have an 8 year old female budgerigar who is in generally good health. However, recently she has had periodic problems with her feet and grip. Although she seems not to have the problem for days or e… read more
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Hello I have just bought a 3 months old baby budgie and from
Hello I have just bought a 3 months old baby budgie and from my previous exepriences, they were all raised hand fed which apparently is not the case for my little Freddy (well shis is a girl)LOL When … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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I have a bird that is really sick, but the nearest Avian is
I have a bird that is really sick, but the nearest Avian is more than 4 hours away. I want to know if you have any tips on how I should care for my sick bird at home while I'm able to take her to the … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My galah (15months old) has trouble with balance recently and
My galah (15months old) has trouble with balance recently and has fell of her perch & struggles to right herself. Any clues, graham Holland… read more
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My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and
My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and now cant grab the perch but he does not seem distressed… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a six year old parakeet who has recently developed
We have a six year old parakeet who has recently developed a problem. The back claws of her left foot are curled up and totally turned inward. This makes it difficult for her to walk or climb in her c… read more
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