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I have a male and a female cockatiel, who started laying
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I just got 2 parakeets and the male seems to hang his tail
I just got 2 parakeets and the male seems to hang his tail super low he also looks like he is bobbing his tail And then when I pick him up he opens his wings and it's like they are shaking i don't kno… read more
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He sits at the bottom of the cage, and appears to have
He sits at the bottom of the cage, and appears to have orange specks around his beak that weren't there before. Also sneezes pretty frequently … read more
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I've had a mated pair of cockatiels for several years. Just
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Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their
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I've noticed slightly wheezy sounding breathing for the past
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I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was
I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was on the bottom of his cage. He seems to have lost the ability to stand and stay balanced. I've been holding him all night sitting with him. H… read more
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if my parakeet it showing some signs of beak discoloration
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I have a male Cockatiel that has become addicted to eating
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My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to
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When I first got Tootsie cockatiel a month ago she was catatonic
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months old i think he is a male , sings and whistles and is starting to talk a little we have a day pen which he spends most of the day when i am h… read more
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2 days ago we purchased a Grey Tiel. It was caged with 2 other birds, one male & one female. At the time it was sitting at the bottom of it's cage rocking back & forth. This behaviour has contined sin… read more
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