My parakeet has gout and his legs are now paralyzed. Is it contagious for the other parakeets living in the same cage? Please help. – Ashley
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My bird refuses to eat vegetables, what should I do? She is a 6 year old lutino cockatiel and I have had her since she was about a year old. I can’t get her to eat any vegetables and I have tried her whole life. She’s laying eggs a lot now and I’m worried that her health will diminish if she doesn’t get more than seeds in her diet. Can anyone help?
I have a pet rat and two ferrets. My rat’s cage is pretty near the ferret cage. We keep her very clean, but I think she has something wrong with her. She has a huge lump on her abdomen. She’s 3 years old, and I lost her sister to a tumor about a year ago so I’m pretty sure this is the same, but at the same time I’m worried she may have some kind of disease that she could pass along to my ferrets. Is that possible?
I’m concerned with the health of my 7-year-old parakeet. Here are some odd signs I’ve noticed in his behavior:
- aggressiveness – he was used to be very tame and friendly, now he bites my finger when I bring it close to him.
- fatigue – looks lethargic to me, refuses to leave cage, last time he flew he could only circle the room twice and when he landed, he started panting and shaking.
- he couldn’t even climb back into the cage for about 10 minutes. Most of the time, he just sits in the cage with ruffled feathers.
He is still eating fine though, and there are no signs of a fracture, tumor, loss of feathers, or anything like that. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? Do you think he has some kind of a vitamin deficiency? or is it just old age? What should I do? I hope someone knowledgeable can help me figure out the problem.
I got her two years ago with the problem. She is now living with a flexible collar and does very well (her personality is actually more normal with the collar on than when she has it off and is preoccupied with picking). Just curious if anyone has any further ideas. She’s got a clean bill of health from the vet, a new diet, and the largest parrot cage on the market filled with toys. I’ve tried different cage locations and increased frequency of her baths (she hates spray bottles). I haven’t yet tried her with another cockatoo because I’m afraid she might hurt it since she hates my other birds. Thoughts?
Well I have 2 parakeets that my daddy just bought me and I have some health concerns about them.
When I got the first bird I opened the box and she flew out when her wings were clipped so she fell on her wing I guess and now she holds that wing away from her body and wont mess with it. Is her wing injured and how can I help? My second parakeet is good I just wonder about his toes. His toe nails are brownish kind of black and is there something wrong with that?
Any answers are appreciated. Thanks!
I have two parakeets–one of them I’ve had for around four years, the other one I got about a year ago. Since we got the new one, my mother has gotten double pneumonia and had to go the hospital, and I’ve had bronchitis five times already. My doctor and the hospital said it’s most likely the birds. I try to keep the cage as clean as possible, and I’ve got an air purifier too. But I’m just so busy with school now and life.
I’m in my junior year in high school and I know I’ll be going away soon, another factor to consider. But I’m also centering my career around animals (I want to be an animal behaviorist) and I feel giving up pets I chose to take in would make me the biggest hypocrite in the world. How can i start a career with animals when I can’t even take care of them at home?