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I found a budgie/parakeet April 2017; he has had no health
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My Quaker. Oops. One of my budgies landed on TOP OF My
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My pigeon has an overgrown beak. He is housed in a large
My pigeon has an overgrown beak. He is housed in a large cage and has supervised time outside the cage. I have had him nineteen years. He has never been able to fly. I found him in a park. … read more
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I was asked to watch a parrot for until her owner asks us to
I was asked to watch a parrot for until her owner asks us to send her to Florida. We have now had her for 20 years, so I don't I consider her to be ours. She has never had her beak trimmed. We just mo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My budgie seemed fine yesterday but towards the evening, he
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Cockatiel, probably 15 or more years old, had a period of
Cockatiel, probably 15 or more years old, had a period of about 5 minutes where he made a coughing sound, like he was trying to bring up food or something. Then it stopped. Awhile later he made a sque… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He is at the bottom of his cage just hopping around. He
He is at the bottom of his cage just hopping around. He won't fly up to his food or water so I put it down. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Falling off his perch, although still eating and drinking
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our parakeet has begun a raspy chirp, almost a croak. She's
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Hello, About 3 weeks ago I was getting ready to take my parakeet
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I got a male budgie a few months ago, and he doesnt seem to
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We have a blue fronted amazon grren parrot which is in excess
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Hello: The good news is we have every permit secured and
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Dr. Bob
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Our little budgie has hurt his leg, he can still walk and climb
Our little budgie has hurt his leg, he can still walk and climb around his cage, but when still he holds it up or hangs onto the bars. I spoke to a guy in our town who breeds them and he said put warm… read more
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I have a 2 year old African Timneh Gray... he is a great bird.
I have a 2 year old African Timneh Gray... he is a great bird. Friendly, inquisitive, etc... however... he refuses to keep his beak trim on several of the cement perches that we have in his cage. He a… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi. I have a 3 year old male parakeet. Always seemed very healthy, chirps and talks all the time, never a bap out of him! Has always had freedom to come out daily and fly/climb around. But for most of… read more
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Dr. Pat
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My macaws beak is bleeding from the tip - alot - we put some
My macaws beak is bleeding from the tip - alot - we put some flour on it, and its slowed, but still dripping. Im at a friends & wont be here long... What could cause it & what should we do?… read more
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