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My bird just passed away. She was having balance issues and
My bird just passed away. She was having balance issues and falling off her perch over the weekend. I got her to eat and she started to do better. Not completely though, as I noticed she was very slee… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have an African Grey Parrot, he's about 25 years old. He
i have an African Grey Parrot, he's about 25 years old. He fell off of his perch. He doesn't act right after that. I know this sounds funny, but when he eats he makes a muttering sound. He kind of lea… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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We went on a 5 day vacation and returned to find our chicken
We went on a 5 day vacation and returned to find our chicken lathargic and bleeding from her backside. I washed her in a warm bath with mild soap and discovered a bad infestation of maggots. Three bat… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Our budgie had bad fall Saturday - flew to ceiling and dived
Our budgie had bad fall Saturday - flew to ceiling and dived straight down to floor - no avian vet on duty until Christmas Eve. The vet checked everything - no broken wing or leg and respiratory ok. P… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi We have accumulated 5 Rainbow lorikeets over the last 4
Hi We have accumulated 5 Rainbow lorikeets over the last 4 years all have been injured by cars except one who was later born in the aviary. One of the lorikeets had to have her wing amputated after be… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and
I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and sister. Two nights ago I noticed the female was spending more time on the bottom of the cage, feathers plumped and looking very tired. She'… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parrot: perch is a smooth branch, which we have had for a long time
Hi - We have a double yellow head parrot, Leon, who we have had for over 35 years. We just recently moved to a new home and have noticed that almost every day he seems to fall off his upper perch. The… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls
Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls over and spends his time on the floor of the cage on his back if he is not propped up against the side of the cage or food bowl. He can not… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to the bare floor and acts like he is sitting on a nest. He gets very aggresive if you get by the cage when he is sitting like this. He is a p… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a blue front amazon parriot(age unknown) that I have
I have a blue front amazon parriot(age unknown) that I have owned for the last 20 yrs. I found her tonight lathargic in the bottom of the cage she shares with a yellow nape amazon male.She is very wea… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
nanday conure: egg..her behavior is a little different since
Hi. My nanday conure laid her first ever egg a few hours ago. It's rather large considering the size of the bird. Understandably, her behavior is a little different since. She's slightly lathargic and… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
cockatiel: backyard..healthy..his perch..seizure (writhing on bottom
Hi, approx 2 years ago a cockatiel decided to fly into our backyard and call it home, it was quite tame and it has been living inside, caged, ever since. The cage is quite large and up until two weeks… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Bird: he cant hold on to his perch.....how can we unlock his foot
The Bird's foot is "locked" and he can't hold on to his perch.....how can we "unlock" his foot?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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finch: on friday, I picked it up and brought it home.
On Thursday a fledgling spice finch was brought to the wildlife center in San Diego where I volunteer. On Friday, I picked it up and brought it home. It is not considered local wildlife and was not co… read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
My 42-year old female Amazon got a "leg cramp". As I was about to take off the cage cover in the morning, I heard wings flapping. She appeared to have slipped off the perch, was upside down with one f… read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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sided arthritis (claw)..he stopped eating and I noticed some diarrhea
I am a wildlife rehabber and just lost an American Crow that had lived with me for over 20 years. The corvid was never ill, until the last two weeks, when I noticed a cataract, some right-sided arthri… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: 11 years old..her eyes have been very puffy and runny
My cockatiel is around 11 years old. For about two weeks now her eyes have been very puffy and runny and just recently she has just been sitting around at the bottom of her cage. When I went to put he… read more
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