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I have a two year old cockatiel and she does not have
Hello. I have a two year old cockatiel and she does not have feathers on her body, under her wings. She preens a lot there and often cheeps like she is hurting herself. Is it normal to have bare spots… read more
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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to have some feather fallen off when he flew off my shoulder or preened himself. Could this be due to feather mites as he is too young to molt.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel
Hello. I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel and asked us to put Nivea face cream on his feathers twice daily. I did not know this until today. The bird is a regular guest. I no… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
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My African Grey parrot is a rescue and I do not know how old
My African Grey parrot is a rescue and I do not know how old he is, but I was told by a bird vet that he was an "old bird". Within the last 2 weeks he lost a larger group of feathers than normal and t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: rescue..which she is biting..bald..I took her to a vets
Hi,I have a cockatiel which I have had for 13 years.She was a rescue bird and dislikes intensly being handled.She has always plucked out feathers.I have noticed(but unable to see clearly)that she has … read more
Dr. G.
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crest: My 15 year..15 year old..grown back..they might be mites
My 15 year old Lutino female cockatiel(Jewel), has lost her crest and face feathers and they have grown back as long strings not feather-like(sorta like dred-locks). The newer stringy-feathers appear … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
hi, we have a goffin cockatoo who has a feather problem , and
hi, we have a goffin cockatoo who has a feather problem , and one wing has a lot of feathers missing and has a bad looking place on her wing where it folds,also no feathers there. have been giving her… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a cockatoo that is dearly loved and out of her cage
I have a cockatoo that is dearly loved and out of her cage and interacting with eithe myself or my husband 4-8 hours a day. My question is I was told to put her on a pelleted feed and shortly after th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers.
My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers. Her neck, wing and breast are almost bare. She seems to be fine,plays with her toys and eats the same as before.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: 15 yr mated pair..feathers..there a supplement
I have a 15 yr mated pair of cockatiels given to me last winter. The female is pulling out her feathers! Is there a supplement or something I can give her to help her. She really has started doing thi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a pet cockatiel(hen) when she is grooming herself sometimes
i have a pet cockatiel(hen) when she is grooming herself sometimes she starts sreeching like its hurting & she'll grab out a feather. she does this alot, & the feathers that come out look chalky & yuc… read more
Dr. G.
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I have a bonded cockatiel couple --- up until now Ive been
I have a bonded cockatiel couple --- up until now I've been stressed over the fact that he is constantly on her, and she just lays eggs constantly!!! I leave them until they both are unattentive to th… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
umbrella cockatoo: two year old..they checked for mites or lice.
my two year old umbrella cockatoo has no dust. Took her to the vet. they checked for mites or lice. She has none. He feathers under both wings are picked as if she is over preening. We have no avian v… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: pets at home..kepts indoors, and are let..good varied diet.
I have two cockatiels, they are about 4 years old, we got them from an aviary in pets at home. They are kepts indoors, and are let out for a large part of the day. They have a good varied diet. They a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my 5 year old cockatiel has been under vet care for the last
my 5 year old cockatiel has been under vet care for the last two years for feather plucking. she has been tested for mites, given avimix, antibiotics and environment changes and she is still contantly… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a 14 year old female cockatiel that has always plucked
I have a 14 year old female cockatiel that has always plucked her feathers. For years it was just the underside of her wings, but now she has lost her feathers from her rib cage and her hind quarters.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is Picking
I have a female Cockatiel. Roughly 5 years old. She is "Picking" at the area between her wings on her back. This area is lightly red, and she has removed a lot of the covering there. Any suggestions? … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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