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When can I take the baby budgie from the brooder and does it
Good morning when can I take the baby budgie from the brooder and does it still need to be heat controlled and dark? She has all her feathers and weighs 40g she's 4weeks and 4 days old now… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We think it has a blood feather. No avian vets are available
We think it has a blood feather. No avian vets are available until tomorrow. Can a blood feather clot on its own? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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My Rosey Bourke parakeet has a little dried blood on the top
Hi my Rosey Bourke parakeet has a little dried blood on the top of his head. Should I be concerned? He lives in a large flight cage with other budgies. … read more
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Dr. Ellen D.
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My budgie started to behave strangely...."Poppy" isn't as
My budgie started to behave strangely...."Poppy" isn't as much of a great flyer as she used to she's around a year old. Ever since she started having brown shades on her chest - which I think she's mo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Since yesterday my bird has been having trouble flying. He
Since yesterday my bird has been having trouble flying. He keeps trying to fly, but cannot fly higher than two inches. Yesterday he's already had trouble flying, but could at least fly a few more inch… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She seems to be extremely quiet and not energetic. Today we
She seems to be extremely quiet and not energetic. Today we noticed a bit of a sticky feathers on her forehead. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,490 satisfied customers
I have a four year old male budgie. He is in general good
I have a four year old male budgie. He is in general good health and is very active we let him fly the house and give him fresh water and food daily. He is very social and hangs out with us most of th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has
Good afternoon Pearl. I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has been scratching its head. Just checking If there are any symptoms for mites/lice. It has also been dusting in its bird se… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,490 satisfied customers
Our budgie's leg looks a bit weird and we wanted to talk to
Hi there, our budgie's leg looks a bit weird and we wanted to talk to a vet about it please … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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Our budgie is acting funny after flying around outside her
Hi, our budgie is acting funny after flying around outside her cage. She may have hit a wall when we weren't watching her … read more
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DrRoyC
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We have found blood spots around the cage of our two
We have found blood spots around the cage of our two cockatiels. they spend most of their timme out of the cage on perches above and in the vicinity of the cage - they have a fly around from time to t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell.
She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell. It's not continuous nor perfuswly … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip,
Yesterday my Budgie flew into the hanging fly paper strip, he completely flipped out and before I could get to him he managed to rip off a good amount of his feathers on the fly paper, he had no rudde… read more
Joan
Joan
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Hi my budgie has her head tilted backwords like shes looking
Hi my budgie has her head tilted backwords like shes looking at the sky straight up she was ok yesterday iv held her and stroked her and shes been normal with the head straight once i put her back in … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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I have a budgie, 2 1/2 years old, female. About 2 weeks ago
I have a budgie, 2 1/2 years old, female. About 2 weeks ago we noticed that her waste was stuck around the vent area, and when I took her to remove it I also noticed she lost feathers around that area… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head
I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head down and is unable to fly. She is OK otherwise - eating and drinking normally and moving around the cage. Do you have any suggestions about … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights wings have been clipped. She seems extremely un-coordinated. She has a hard time staying on any perch. I have put her in her cage with a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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