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illness

  1. haze

    Doves and Tiels?

    A friend of mine is rehoming his ringneck dove to me next month, but I just heard that it can be dangerous to keep other birds with birds that produce dust, such as my cockatiel. Would it be a bad idea to keep the dove in the same room as my tiel? If I can't keep them in the same room he will...
  2. budgiebeau

    Acting Strange

    Hello! Lately my budgie has been sleeping on both of her feet and standing with her wings out with her feather unfluffled, I was wondering if this could be a sign of illness? She’s just as vocal as before just the weird sitting. The photo I attached it the best I can get because when I get...
  3. F

    *NEED HELP* Hormonal? Sick? Both?

    Hey everyone, just to preface - I am going to take him to an avian vet hopefully tomorrow. I couldn't take him to the vet today as it was a holiday here in Canada and no avian vets were available. So please keep that in mind. My 10 month old male is very off today and showing signs of illness...
  4. BasilBird

    What illness did my budgie have?

    On Sunday my budgie wasn't really looking good, he was sleeping the entire time, with his feathers puffed up. Once, when I checked on him, he was laying on the floor, but making no effort to climb up. We planned to take him to the vet on Monday. But the next morning, when I checked to see how he...
  5. flyzipper

    Oscar's respiratory diagnostic adventure

    Oscar is a male Military Macaw who is approximately 10 years old. This thread is to share what I'm learning along the way as we attempt to determine what's causing Oscar's respiration to be... "not normal". October 2020 - Oscar came home to live with Marvin, Jericho and I. January 2021 -...
  6. B

    Does my budgie closing his eyes necessarily mean he is sick?

    Hello! I'm a long time bird fan, but a very new and inexperienced bird owner. My family recently got me two budgies to help us cope with the loss of another bird we had been caring for (long and sad story, I may post about him in the Highway to Heaven area). When I was talking to them to help...
  7. M

    What's wrong with my conure?

    He's has been having issues with flying. He was born with two different shaped eyes/eyelids so I imagine there could be something wrong within his head. I'm 70% sure it's neurological but I could be wrong. He flies very slow and when he does, he makes slight noise as if he's injured or something...
  8. bijoux

    Help! Coughing Budgie

    Hi all, Longtime reader, first time poster, so I apologize in advance if this question has been answered elsewhere...and for the VERY LONG post! o_O My little 18 month old budgie has been displaying some symptoms lately that have me concerned that he may have a respiratory infection / illness...
  9. Nikorice

    URGENT PLEASE HELP (sad update #10)

    My Fischer's Lovebird, Peaches, is extremely sick. I'm on the way to an avian veterinarian because I don't believe in waiting these things out. I care about her so much and I found her on top of her cage this morning laying down and when I picked her up she felt cold and limp. I put her inside...
  10. A

    Urgent Abnormal Droppings for a few days

    Hi, made an account just because this is worrying me. I have a 5 year old black headed caique, I've had her since she was a baby and she's always been healthy. Nothing has changed in her diet or environment. The last few days her droppings have changed to be more watery like in the pictures. All...
  11. V

    An update on our budgie with respiratory symptoms

    Hey fellow bird lovers! If you saw my previous post, you know what's going on. But in case you didn't, our 8 month old parakeet whom we call no name has been showing symptoms of respiratory illness since Monday evening. It is currently 2:50 pm on Wednesday, 7/8/2020. He is still having some...
  12. B

    Conure being sick after flying

    I have a 2year old pineapple conure and recently I have noticed that after flying around the room due to being spooked she regurgitates a white solid. She only does this after flying and shows no other signs of illness. Should I take her to the vet to get checked out. I am quite worried but my...
  13. B

    Sleepy Bird and Droppings

    First of all SORRY FOR THE SPAM We haven't kept birds for a long while and when we did there wasn't anyone to do a whole lot of research so they unfortunately would pass before their time. So with the two birds we have now I may be a little paranoid but I want to make sure my babies are okay...
  14. Rain Bow

    Help! Seasoned Parronts - First Aid Kit

    Hi! I'm trying to put together a first aid kit for my Buddy. After a spooked crash right after 2 major holidays it occurred to me that every birdy family should have one. Why didn't we have one???? Every time I've placep an internet order since then, I try to purchase something for it...
  15. Julie-Anne

    violet hooded lovebird laying down what could be wrong

    Hi, I have two violet hooded lovebirds Billy and Silly, i am unsure of the sex, as my partner bought them home from the markets they are appox 12 months old, Billy (the Darker blue) has been ripping the paper from the bottom of the cage, putting it in water and taking it up to their snuggle pod...
  16. Blue-Wing

    A Problem or Not?

    So my budgies often "poof up" when sitting still. They are not always like this. I read on the Avian Web, Beauty of Birds regarding Budgies this could indicate illness. Also read it means they could be cold. I live in a 5th Wheel with an overhead A/C but I keep the temp above 70, usually in the...
  17. Amanda6

    Urgent Concerned about my baby red front macaw

    Hello, I know everyone is going to say to take her to the vet and I plan to tomorrow, but for now I just wanted to post what is going on and see if I can get any ideas as to what is wrong. I received a 5 1/2 month old red fronted macaw a few days ago. She is still being hand fed, the previous...
  18. SamanthaAV

    Help! Xyla might be sick!

    It looks like Xyla hasn't touched her water in a while and her poops are very watery. I did a home health exam and I checked the elasticity of her skin where her eyelid is, it took way too long to fall back into place. I'm worried she is dehydrated. I have a heat lamp on her now, I've changed...
  19. hrafn

    Urgent What's wrong with my tiel?

    My nine-year-old cockatiel has recently (as in, within the past few days) begun sleeping and spending a lot of time on the bottom of his cage, with his feathers fluffed up; he's also sleeping more than usual, drinking more than usual, and his droppings are extremely watery – within a day his pan...
  20. AriAndGordie

    Lovebird: lethargic, lame leg- Sad Update Post # 8

    Hi everyone, Been a while since I've posted but I need help again! I noticed my lovebird Gordie's poop was different three days ago - really liquid based and brown, as opposed to the normal greeny stuff. I haven't changed anything in his diet so was quite worried and have been monitoring him...
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