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My cockatiel is about 19 years old. Recently he has started
My cockatiel is about 19 years old. Recently he has started to get side projections either side of his lower beak. He is well in himself, eating and drinking and chatting away. I have bought various t… read more
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15 year old male cockatiel is sleeping at the bottom o f his
15 year old male cockatiel is sleeping at the bottom o f his cage during the day. he is eating and drinking and alert H … read more
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I have a cockatiel, who is about 13 years old. Every now and
Hi, I have a cockatiel, who is about 13 years old. Every now and then he has a very long beak. And I cut the beak, being very carefully. Yesterday I did the same thing but today he has stayed at the b… read more
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I noticed today that my cockatiel was huddled in the bottom
I noticed today that my cockatiel was huddled in the bottom corner of the cage and after closer observation discovered that her beak is black. What is going on?… read more
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We have a male cockatiel who is 6 years old and has always
We have a male cockatiel who is 6 years old and has always been healthy with no issues. He is extremely vocal and has many different whistles. Around January 23rd, we suddenly noticed over the course … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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My cockatiel is about 11 years old. He has always spent some
My cockatiel is about 11 years old. He has always spent some time at the bottom of the cage in the corner under his food looking out the crack at the bottom, but now he spend most of his time in this … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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cockatiel: Situated on the joint of the wing - one side more
Hi there please can you tell me what is on my cockatiel? Situated on the joint of the wing - one side more than the other. Seems happy in himself - just as noisy - is outside now enjoying the sunshine… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and
I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and sister. Two nights ago I noticed the female was spending more time on the bottom of the cage, feathers plumped and looking very tired. She'… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a linnie parakeet about 2 yrs old who has beak problems.
I have a linnie parakeet about 2 yrs old who has beak problems. He's been to the vet for trimming because of it growing too long. The Vet told me that his lower beak is cracked on both sides. He is ea… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, I have a 10 year old cockatiel whos beak grows
Hi there, I have a 10 year old cockatiel who's beak grows excessively long to the extent that he stops eating. I have been taking him to the vet pretty much once every month to have it trimmed. Howeve… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: He stays fluffed up, sleeps a lot..that is his cage mate
I have a budgie that is sick. He stays fluffed up, sleeps a lot, and has stopped making any noise. He spends as much time as possible huddled up to the Parrolet that is his cage mate. Today we saw him… read more
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My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to the bare floor and acts like he is sitting on a nest. He gets very aggresive if you get by the cage when he is sitting like this. He is a p… read more
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My aging cockatiels beak gets small tumor-like growths at
My aging cockatiel's beak gets small tumor-like growths at the corners of his mouth. The tumors eventually blacken and fall off, but the bottom beak then becomes somewhat soft and projections start to… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi My African grey seems out of sorts, His not had anything
Hi My African grey seems out of sorts, His not had anything different to eat to what he normally does his not been able to get anything he shouldn't his sleeping quite a bit (not loads but more than u… read more
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Have a 19 year old cockatiel (male) and 3 year old parakeet
Have a 19 year old cockatiel (male) and 3 year old parakeet (male). They share a cage. Keet recently stopped talking and singing. There is occasional discoloration on both sides of beak. He is yellow … read more
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My Love Bird was making a high pitched squaking sound all week,
My Love Bird was making a high pitched squaking sound all week, I decided to clip it' beak when all of a sudden it just died while I was holding it. What could have caused this. The other Love Bird is… read more
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My cockatiel is 8 months old. I have seen several changes lately
My cockatiel is 8 months old. I have seen several changes lately that have me concerned. He is not whistling and talking like he used to. He did not use to be agressive with me, but now he is. He also… read more
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My love birds beak is growing very long and breaking off.
My love bird's beak is growing very long and breaking off. What can I do. I have separated him from the other birds and he is eating well. He has been this way for about 4 months. He is happy and acti… read more
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