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Cockatiel is not preening. Sleeps most of the time and
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I have an indian ringneck, she has developed a habit of
Hi, I have an indian ringneck, she has developed a habit of splintering her flight feathers, and occasionally plucking at her chest feathers. I suspect it has become a habit, because we had a similar … read more
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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 cockatiel is bleeding under her wing. In the last 30 min,
In the last 30 min, it's not gushing it seems to just look smeared I can't tell where it's coming from. I'm afraid to stress her out more by over handling, she's super tame but has never liked having her wings or back messed with … read more
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I bought s 10 week old cockatiel we'd before last, he had a
Hi I bought s 10 week old cockatiel we'd before last, he had a tiny scruffy patch on his neck but my ducks are all moulting so I assumed it was the last of his baby fluff coming out like my ducks. I h… read more
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I'm bringing my pineapple cheek to the vet tomorrow, but I
Hi! I'm bringing my pineapple green cheek to the vet tomorrow, but I wanted to get some advice to prepare me for it: we noticed my pineapple is bald on his back. There are feathers coming in. We've ch… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her cage and flapped/fell onto the floor. When I picked her up, she walked up to my shoulder, and I noticed a small drop of blood on my sleeve. T… read more
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Hi,I have a 17 to 18-year-old cockatiel and his face is starting
Hi, I have a 17 to 18-year-old cockatiel and his face is starting to look raggedy. I'm scared that he may be plucking. Is it, by any chance, molting season? There are a lot of little feathers in his c… read more
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Hello, I have a female parakeet that broke a blood feather
Hello, I have a female parakeet that broke a blood feather last week. We stopped the bleeding with flour and it has been fine since then. Tonight she must have hit it again and it has started to bleed… read more
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We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both
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macaws: feed my..large vet bill..seems very healthy, I have pictures
Hi I went in to feed my macaws yesterday to find that the male has what looks like "clumpy black feather folicles" If I didnt know better I would have thought it was the result of an injury and that t… read more
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This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could
This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could maybe help with the answer to my question. I recently (3 weeks ago) bought a Green Winged Macaw from a breeder and was told he's a male. S… read more
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Dr. Bob
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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
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally home alone during the day (9am-6pm). After his morning shower today, i noticed some bald spots on his wings (1/2 cm in diameter, both wi… read more
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Dr. Bob
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than usual..drinking more than normal..watery..diarrhea, the number
We have a cockateil that we thought was just moulting but it has gone on for longer than usual and we have also notice that she is drinking more than normal. We have also noticed her droppings have ch… read more
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
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cockatiel: short of some feathers on its head..bald..acting sick
I have had a cockatiel for two weeks. When I got it it was short of some feathers on its head now the neck is beginning to also be bald. The bird is not acting sick, eating playing etc. There is one o… read more
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