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My parakeet has been laying in bottom of cage since
My parakeet has been laying in bottom of cage since yesterday morning. Up until this morning she was able to sit on perch but seemed extra tired & frequently sat on bottom without any other signs of s… read more
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He is staying on the cage floor and his head has gotten
He is staying on the cage floor and his head has gotten dirty, he is also staying to one side and laying . He is breathing pretty rapidly too … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My puppy picked up my little parakeet with her mouth. Didn't
My puppy picked up my little parakeet with her mouth. Didn't seem like she bit her hard at all . Parakeet is not bleeding but one leg isn't grasping on or moving like it should … read more
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My parakeet sleeps a lot in the day, huddled up in corner of
My parakeet sleeps a lot in the day, huddled up in corner of the cage with his feathers ruffled and he is shaking. He has been doing this for close to a week. I still see him eating some but he hasn't… read more
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SamanthaL127
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My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it
My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it was flying around like it has been and she said she heard what sounded like it hit the wall maybe it wasn't loud but made a noise . She went … read more
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He's been fluffed most the day, not his usual self.
He's been fluffed most the day, not his usual self … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She was at the bottom of her cage and really not moving. She
She was at the bottom of her cage and really not moving. She can't stand up. Breathing but can't really move … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She is a 5 year old parakeet. Very perplexed. I found her
She is a 5 year old parakeet. Very perplexed. I found her laying down in her cage last night! Thought for sure she was sick. When she saw me, she jumped up and went up to her perch by the front of the… read more
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She was fine last night. Typically a wild one as she is not
She was fine last night. Typically a wild one as she is not very tame. This morning she is sitting on the bottom of her cage very weak. Can't fly as well and won't eat. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Another bird bit him but we don't know exactly where,
Another bird bit him but we don't know exactly where, however after that he won't eat or drink and he keeps taking his tongue out and cleaning his peak with the sticks in the cage. He seems like he's … read more
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DrRoyC
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He's like lying down and not moving he's still breathing and
Hello! He's like lying down and not moving he's still breathing and a tad quickly he's a parakeet … read more
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DrRoyC
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Parakeet has lost the features underneath her can't stand on
Parakeet has lost the features underneath her can't stand on her feet. She keeps crying as in pain going around in circles and hitting her beak against the cage. … read more
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My budgie has been acting very strange and sick since around
Hi, my budgie has been acting very strange and sick since around noon today. We have kept her for around 3 years now. Yesterday, and all the time we have had her, she was perfectly fine. But today she… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on
When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on the bottom of his cage on on foot, which I've never seen him do i opened his cage and he's moved to sit outside of it, but he's still on one… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet, Tweety, started bleeding when she and urinates.
Hello, my parakeet, Tweety, started bleeding when she poops and urinates. This just started today; she is s bit puffier than normal, she is hanging out at the bottom of the cage and she has been sleep… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet isn't using his left leg and it's limp. A
Hi! My parakeet isn't using his left leg and it's limp. … read more
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I have 2 parakeets. The one started acting sick we didn't
the one started acting sick we didn't know what was wrong so I separated them bc the female was picking on the sick male. The male has been sick for over a month now, and still hadn't died. Now the male is standing only on the bottom. Has little to no balance. His eyes are mostly closed. But he is eating and Dribking and eating tons of millet. I think he may be blind? Won't go up on the perch. Can't stand well. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet is missing feathers on one wing a lot of them he
My parakeet is missing feathers on one wing a lot of them he wasn't missing many last night so it wasn't noticeable he can't fly. He will let me pet him and gently stroke lightly under his wing. But h… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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