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  1. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I need some help with my budgie, Tony. In the past two days he has lost his primary flight feathers n both wings! He can barely fly now and keeps crashing into furniture and falling to the floor. Now I assumed moulting might be the cause but he has only lost...
  2. Follow-up Center
    Hi all, I'll start by mentioning that I'm obsessed with my feather babies and any abnormality sends me into a spiral of panic. Anyway, I was out for just a few hours, and I came home to find my lil boy Petrie has what can only be described as a pin feather coming out from his left nostril in...
  3. Your Budgie's Health
    My baby bird Archie started molting for the first time a week ago. I've been checking her feathers every day to see how the progress is going. She usually has a few new pinfeathers on her head every day. Then over the past couple days I've noticed she just stopped growing pinfeathers. She...
  4. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello everyone, Our 6 month old Budgie Bonnie seems to be under the weather, we have noticed her bobbing her tail, and making a strange snuffling sneeze noise which comes in fits and she bobs her head while doing it, like regurgitating. She has no discharge around her nose/eyes, her feathers are...
  5. Taming and Bonding
    So 2 days ago I purchased a new budgie, Lime, because I wanted my other budgie to have a friend for when I start work. Lime is currently in quarantine and during that time I was planning on training him. However, Lime lost one of his large tail feathers today so when I looked at him more...
  6. Your Budgie's Health
    Hey everybirdy! I haven't made a thread in a while, but I have been paying attention to the forums, don't worry <3 I have a problem with my little girl, Darwin. The last month I've noticed that I can see her down (white fluffy) feathers around her crop. No outside feathers. At the time, she...
  7. Budgie Behavior
    My new budgie Cosmo, who I got two weeks ago, is tame and rides around on my shoulder sometimes. Earlier when I went to the kitchen to make some lunch he started squawking and chirping. He was in his cage and he's done this once before. He doesn't ever do this when I'm in the room, and the...
  8. Follow-up Center
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and I know that I should have probably taken the time to properly introduce myself first, but I'm facing an emergency with my budgie and am in dire need of advice. My family bought a small American budgie from Petco last April (2015), whom we named Charlie...
  9. Diseases and Illnesses
    My parakeet, Zazu, was very quiet when my mom uncovered him this morning. He has been sitting in his cage, doesn't chirp much and is puffed up. He has stuff dried on his face, it kind of looks like chewed up food (he eats high potency pellets from Harrison's bird food). I let him out of his...
  10. Your Budgie's Health
    Hey guys! I've been lurking around here for a long time. It's such a great place for knowledge. I currently have 4 budgies...this is Gummy. And I'm not sure if he's just molting (I'm pretty sure he IS molting) or if he is and also has scaly face mites? Or any other kind of mites? None of my...
  11. Your Budgie's Health
    Hi, everyone! I took Sammy in for a follow-up last night at the vet, and he's doing great. He did a fecal smear which was normal, and he's going to repeat his x-ray from the heavy metals poisoning in 2 weeks. He didn't want to do it last night because Sammy is heavily molting and he didn't want...
  12. Follow-up Center
    Hi, everyone! Friday night and tonight Sammy has had a few droppings with very little fecal matter and large puddles of urine (with urates). It's about the size of a nickel. (He's done this before when traveling to the vet, probably from stress.) Perhaps it spreads out a bit more due to the...
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