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Bird seems lethargic and is sleeping with wings slightly off
Bird seems lethargic and is sleeping with wings slightly off his body … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
I have a cockatiel he's 32. He's not doing well, puffed up,
He's not doing well, puffed up, squinty eyes, nesting head in wings. Not singing, is chirping. His behavior is up and down. Looks okay then not okay. Always puffed up. Is it old age? Is he dying. Can you do video … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
Cockatiel-1 year old. Loss of weight last several days from
Cockatiel-1 year old. Loss of weight last several days from 79.37 grams to 75.97. Today he is not talking up a storm. Prefers to remain in his cage. Puffed up like ready for sleep. Head tucked under w… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the
my daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the wing looks droopy … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
Cockatiel, probably 15 or more years old, had a period of
Cockatiel, probably 15 or more years old, had a period of about 5 minutes where he made a coughing sound, like he was trying to bring up food or something. Then it stopped. Awhile later he made a sque… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
I came home today and a few of my birds feathers were on the
i came home today and a few of my birds feathers were on the ground in her cage, along with one broken blood feather. she keeps moving her wings weirdly and one is hanging slightly lower than the othe… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,517 satisfied customers
My sons cockatiel fell off his perch. We only got him 2 days
My sons cockatiel fell off his perch. We only got him 2 days ago from a petstore so this is all new to us. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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When I took the blankets off of their cage this morning I
when I took the blankets off of their cage this morning I noticed that my cockatiel was walking around with his wing held a bit aways from his body and kept almost like twitching it. i'm concerned he'… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
44,734 satisfied customers
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding and keeping it warm at night. tonight she fed it about a couple hours ago and is sitting on top of cage instead of down with the baby. I t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while I was gone. I don't know how long he has been there. But I couldn't find him for at least 10 minutes and my other bird was by his cage. He d… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
i have a cockatiel- when i came home tonight one wing was shorter
i have a cockatiel- when i came home tonight one wing was shorter than the other and the bird is not able to fly although he does flap the wing- what could this be and is this an emergency?… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
wings..more usual in the morning .This may happen..happen only
Our Cockateal on a regular basis during the day seems to have some kind of turn where it wings start flapping uncontrolably. Ido not think this is exercize although it is more usual in the morning .Th… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple of days and appears to to have become worse today he did not eat yesterday and has been seeking attentton wich is not usual .he is not eatin… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 14 year old parakeet suddenly has difficulty balancing and
My 14 year old parakeet suddenly has difficulty balancing and moving from perch to perch in his cage. He won't perch on his food and water cups and when sitting on a perch he is very low to the perch … read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
my cockatiel hurt his rt. wing during a night fright.He cant
my cockatiel hurt his rt. wing during a night fright.He can't fly and his wing twitchs sometimes. he isnt bleeding and doesnt seem to be in pain but he doesn't seem interested in water or food. This i… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
We have a 6 year old male canary with one leg. Yesterday evening,
We have a 6 year old male canary with one leg. Yesterday evening, our cat accidently got into the room where his cage was and knocked the cage to the floor {a fall of about 3 feet}. We didn't see any … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Hi, my 3 yo male cockatiel broke his wing whilst experiencing
Hi, my 3 yo male cockatiel broke his wing whilst experiencing a night fright. I am convinced that he got his wing caught between the wire of his cage. When I purchased the cage I thought bigger the be… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
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