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My 11 year old Cockatiel is pulling feathers off the front
My 11 year old Cockatiel is pulling feathers off the front of his neck.... Is this serious? What, if anything can I do from home? He is difficult to get to eat fresh veggies, so I am thinking this cou… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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This question is avian vet. I have a new budgie, Pudge,
This question is for an avian vet. I have a new budgie, Pudge, in quarantine that is passing whole seed in his droppings. I got him off Craigslist and the owner thought he was healthy; she also though… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Parakeet makes squeaky, sneezy noises repeatedly. Her beak
parakeet makes squeaky, sneezy noises repeatedly. Her beak opens. Sometimes she spits something out several inches. Sometimes she bobs her head up and down while she does all this. She's about 18 mont… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My question is . Bob, Lovey, my Lovebird, ate a bit
My question is for Dr. Bob, Lovey, my Lovebird, ate a bit more last night after the Benebac. He made wet plops this morning and overnight. My question is about the Benebac. First, there is no measurin… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed
One of my three budgies looks unwell. She is sitting with puffed up feathers and lilting to one side. This just came on today. She also has a dark spot on her beak which she didn't have before, and th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
does anything help a cockatiel with kidney issues that cause
does anything help a cockatiel with kidney issues that cause hin to chew and bite himself?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear Bob, I have a 6 month old budgie which has been petrified
Dear Bob, I have a 6 month old budgie which has been petrified since I arrived home with him. He has a cage in an elevated place and is very chatty when music is on but will climb the cage to get away… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Blue and Gold macaw bit my husband and he grabbed him by
My Blue and Gold macaw bit my husband and he grabbed him by the tail and smacked him. All of his tail feathers came out. I am so scared what can I do? He has never done anything like this before. Will… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is not going to the bathroom regularly
My cockatiel is not going to the bathroom regularly. She is eating and drinking normally, though… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my 20 year old cockatiel has abnormally hot feet. She
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knstrand
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased another cockatiel to keep her company but it hasn't helped. She loves to sit on my shoulder. She has pecked her feathers so badly tha… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh
Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh veggies or fruit? He doesn't go for it. I sometimes give hm fruit & veggie sees and he loves it. He is the only bird I have and I want him to… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Cockatiel: My daughter brought home..2 weeks she started laying eggs
My daughter brought home a Cockatiel approx. 2 1/2months ago. Within 2 weeks she started laying eggs. Since then, she has layed 1 or 2 eggs a week. She is regulated by sunlight and eats cockatiel food… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: as she died all of a sudden in her cage
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Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
851 satisfied customers
cockatiel: hatched..info about feeding them and keeping them alive
New to cockatiel handling and have 3 eggs. 1 of 3 eggs hatched about 10 hours ago. We are looking for info about feeding them and keeping them alive. Where can we look? What do we do?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling
I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling above his breast bone around his neck. He's about 3 months old. He seems less active and more cuddly than usual. Should I be concerned.… read more
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Dr. Gwen
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Post-Doctoral Degree
480 satisfied customers
My son has 4 parakeets, 2 female, 2 male. One of his females
My son has 4 parakeets, 2 female, 2 male. One of his females has laid a total of 5 eggs. The fourth and fifth egg are in a log. She didn't sit on the fourth one much but she won't come out of the log … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiels laid first egg on 2/2/10. the male was killed
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