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She's picking at her wings constantly. Cockatiel. Well, it's
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Hello, when waking this morning I have found blood under both wings of my cockatiel. It looks like it is a the elbow looking joint of the bird on both wings in exact same spot. Her wings were clipped … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I just noticed my cockatiel has a his chunk missing out of
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a cockatiel he's 32. He's not doing well, puffed up,
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the
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Male cockatiel stopped chirping, he used to sing very loud.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our female cockatiel was taken to the vet several weeks ago
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I came home to a cockatiel with bubbles on the underside of
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We have a 16 year old Cockatiel with an scabbed over wing that
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I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
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Dr. Pat
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Hello, I have a question about feather plucking. We have
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