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We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It
We have a hen that has a growth on the side of its head. It is a spiral shape and the feathers on the breast are rapidly falling off. Can you offer some suggestions as to what this is and if it is con… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
have a 5 yr old female cockatiel, she has developed on a leg/foot
have a 5 yr old female cockatiel, she has developed on a leg/foot large blister like pustules that have been there for a couple of years she now has some that have gotten very large and appear to be b… read more
Dr. Gregg
Dr. Gregg
Dr. Of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a 25 year old cockatiel and just noticed a sore on his
I have a 25 year old cockatiel and just noticed a sore on his chest. He seems fine but I'm worried about him. Can I try and use neosporin on him?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a pekin bantam with what looks like a blister on the
We have a pekin bantam with what looks like a blister on the bottom of her foot. There is no scab or central core as described for bumble foot. Any suggestions for what it could be and how we can help… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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My Muscovy ducks caruncle, the big lumpy thing right over
My Muscovy duck's caruncle, the big lumpy thing right over his bill, is swelling and seems to be filling with clear fluid. It has increased in size noticeably over the course of the day. It looks a lo… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
cockatiel: my 9 year..has an enlarged abdoman..local vet..rayed
my 9 year old cockatiel has an enlarged abdoman. i thought it was a bound egg so took to a local vet. they dont normally see birds but they x-rayed her and said they dont think its an egg. that was 1 … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
One of our chickens was found dead this morning, there was
One of our chickens was found dead this morning, there was no sign of her being ill before but when I picked her up I found a huge lump on her chest full of fluid, does anybody know if this might be t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my turkeys breast seems to be extremely swollen & full of
my turkey's breast seems to be extremely swollen & full of fluid. she has lost feathers on the distended area. when feeling this area it actually sloshes and you can hear it slosh as a humans stomach … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chickens: big clear-fluid-filled sack on the stomach, very soft..pong
Hi, We have 2 chickens, both 13mos. old. Each has what looks like a big clear-fluid-filled sack on the stomach, very soft and about the size of a ping pong ball, featherless, and on one of them it loo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
large growth on my hens chest. Feels like it is full of fluid.
large growth on my hens chest. Feels like it is full of fluid. No pain when touched, but is alittle ward to touch… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hens: are of laying age and I have noticed..feathers look..soft
My hens are of laying age and I have noticed that some of them have a lump on the right breast that makes the feathers look different. I checked one of them out and found the lump to be soft like its … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We found a bird in the backyard that just hopped into my neighbors
We found a bird in the backyard that just hopped into my neighbor's hand. It has no band, but we think it was someone's pet. We want to take care of it until we can find its owner. It is gray with a c… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
DVM
Doctoral Degree
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I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear ends. And I have a couple of them that have a knot or swollen area in their breast. Can you help what do I do?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My canaries in an aviary get bites from mosquitoes, which come
My canaries in an aviary get bites from mosquitoes, which come up like a blister sometimes quite large, I bring them indoors and cage them, and put antiseptic cream on them, When the blister pops it i… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is
My parakeet has developed nodules on his right foot and is unable to use his foot. Are the other parakeets at risk and is there anything that I can do for him… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: about 12 years old..base of her tail/lower back..golf ball
my cockatiel is about 12 years old. recently she has what appears to be a cyst at the base of her tail/lower back. It will get almost as large as a golf ball and just as suddenly decrease in size to b… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I just bought a cockatiel. I notice some liquid (like mucous)
I just bought a cockatiel. I notice some liquid (like mucous) hanging from the anus area. The only way to describe it is like snot hanging from a nose but looks more urine like and less thick than sno… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
bird: had a fatty liver which caused fluid to build
if a bird had a fatty liver which caused fluid to build up, would it cause breathing difficulty? And would the breathing be constantly or now and then?… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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