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My bird hurt its leg wont use foot to hang on to perch. My
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have a question about mourning doves. Our's babies left
We have a question about mourning doves. Our's babies left on Wed. night from their nest on our porch. We know that they sometimes return to the same nest, and they were safe throughout the 6 week pro… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for
We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for a few days and is falling off his perch. When he falls he's taking a few minutes to recover and pants and uses his wings to balance. We have… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is
Hi Dr Dan, I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is suddenly holding his/her leg to the side too and seems reluctant to put weight on it. Periodically he stretches the leg out and still … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Good Day I just acquired two new canaries. Their feet seem
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Dr. Gardner
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My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: day yesterday..home yesterday afternoon..than normal..cage
My parakeet had a very rough day yesterday, but is almost normal today. Got home yesterday afternoon and noticed she was quietier than normal. After putting the baby to bed, when in to cover her up to… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Sometimes my common mynah bird is bothered by the back claw
Sometimes my common mynah bird is bothered by the back claw (1st digit) on one of it's feet - it sometimes pulls at - not the claw itself - but the toe just behind where the claw starts. Could it be h… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
We have a family of magpies which visit us and we feed them.
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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i have had my senagal parrot 3 weeks now he was supposed to
i have had my senagal parrot 3 weeks now he was supposed to be tame but he is not i have let him out every day for hours at a time he will take treats off you but when it comes to him stepping up he b… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches.
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
This morning in the wee hours I caught a cat raiding the wrens
This morning in the wee hours I caught a cat raiding the wren's nest on my front door. There were a few babies that MAY have been close enough to flying to escape, as did the mama, but one of the babi… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a young cocatiel who is about 5 and half weeks. It has
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a breeding pair of lutino ring necks. One fledgling
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
We have a 20 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo that appears
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Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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I have a four month old quaker. Practicing step ups His feet
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I just purchased a handfed baby cockatiel from a private party
I just purchased a handfed baby cockatiel from a private party on Saturday and it appeared to be in a very weakened condition. I took it to an exotic bird shop and they showed me how to hand feed it a… read more
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