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My brand new cockatiel was being held by my husband, and it
My brand new cockatiel was being held by my husband, and it flew to the ground and my dog grabbed it. The dog tried to run but my husband yelled and she dropped the bird. Bird lost some tail feathers … read more
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I just got my cockatiel a couple days ago its still young and I noticed a little blood on on of its wings not sure if I should be concerned or not. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My daughter's cockatiel chewed one of his pin feathers and
My daughter's cockatiel chewed one of his pin feathers and it bled a bit but seems to be ok now. She is very worried because he has been chewing off his tail feathers since we got him. Does this count… read more
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My coca9. My cockatiel hurt his wing left wing flying. It
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His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop
His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop bleeding but I'm just concerned he might be really injured … read more
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23 year old cockatiel broke a blood feather yesterday. The
23 year old cockatiel broke a blood feather yesterday. The bleeding was easily stopped with stop bleed. She seems in good spirits and energy today. A vet trip would be very stressful for her as she ha… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing clipping by the pet shop, and he keeps trying to fly but crashes into things and keeps breaking more feathers … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My cockatiel is bleeding under her wing. In the last 30 min,
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Dr. Leah Hill
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She acted like her wing was hurting so i looked at it and it
She acted like her wing was hurting so i looked at it and it looks like she has about 6 or 7 blood feathers in a row, and a couple on the other side. Is that normal? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My male lutino has stains on his feathers he's 22 years old
Hi my male lutino has brown stains on his feathers he's 22 years old I dread what it may be … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
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Kelly Hill
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We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old
We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old now. Shad had her wings trimmed when we got her 5 months ago, and she still has not fully grown them and can't fly. She had been bleeding h… read more
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Dr:D
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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
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, my male cockatiel recently died, and I thought the female
Hi, my male cockatiel recently died, and I thought the female would like another companion. So I waited a few days and bought a male lutino (was told it was still very young from pet store). I heard a… read more
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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
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: emergency..Their wings are not clipped, and they took..cage
HI, I just had a little emergency with my cockatiel. Their wings are not clipped, and they took off out of their cage. I opened the door not thinking that they would take off like this. One hit the wi… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiel has red spots and some feathers gone over night,
my cockatiel has red spots like sores,and pin fleathers on him back and some feathers gone over night, I check and can't find no reason for this, could he have mites, he seems fine just looks like he … read more
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