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I have a zebra Finch that seems to have an injured wing. It
I have a zebra Finch that seems to have an injured wing. It cannot fly but can hop around, get in the food dish and eat, etc. I see no blood or injury. Any suggestions? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
Found hummingbird three days ago seems healthy other than
found hummingbird three days ago seems healthy other than broken wing don't know what to do its been eating sugar water but don't know where to take it or what to do for it … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
There was a baby bird that landed in neighbours backyard and
Hi, there was a baby bird that landed in neighbours backyard and unfortunately their dog attacked it and now the bird is unable to fly. I am pretty sure it's wing is broken and it's back tail is almos… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
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I have a cockatiel and she's been at bottom of cage all day
I have a cockatiel and she's been at bottom of cage all day she's all fluffed and shaking … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
My cockatiel flew into a table last week and hurt his wing.
My cockatiel flew into a table last week and hurt his wing. Now everytime he flies, he'll cry in pain for some time then he'll keep replacing his wing. When he tries to preen it he also cry in pain. W… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
46 satisfied customers
Hello,I found an orphaned baby sparrow three days ago and
Hello, I found an orphaned baby sparrow three days ago and have been looking after it at home. It had some feathers, and attempts to move around and opens its wings to fly but cannot. I put it in a 20… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping on one side. Until last night, she was in a very large cage (approximately 5-1/2 feet high) and had no problem in getting to the top … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
249 satisfied customers
sun conure: somebody who has fainted and almost lifeless
My sun conure hit the glass sliding door about 5 hours ago. At first he was kind of dizzy somehow similar to somebody who has fainted and almost lifeless. After a few minutes he was sort of beginning … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
249 satisfied customers
My cockatiel bird cannot move his left wing. It suddenly
Hello. My cockatiel bird cannot move his left wing. It suddenly happened (17 days ago), even there were before some signals that something is happening with his wing. About month and a half he fell ve… read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
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147 satisfied customers
I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more
I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more than 3 months old. For an hour or so tonight she has had trouble balancing on her perch, she is usually a clumsy bird and is still young, … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
dog: month old..One of the bones in her wing was broken..vet yesterday
Our 18th month old Green amazon was injured by our dog. One of the bones in her wing was broken and has developed an infection. I had her at the vet yesterday. He says their is no point in trying to r… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
australian shepherd: one year old..licking..traumatized..weight
I have a one year old parakeet who was scared by the Austrailian Shepherd - the dog was licking the bird. We acted quickly, but fear the dog may have traumatized the bird. Now the bird is not putting … read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
We have a 5 week old cockatiel who tried flying outside his
We have a 5 week old cockatiel who tried flying outside his cage this afternoon. He crashed into the wall and we believe he has a broken leg as he can't stand up anymore. What should we do?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
Hi I found a baby starling today unable to fly - it has its
Hi I found a baby starling today unable to fly - it has its feathers except the tail ones - I think it may have lost them to a cat. I am a bit concerned as it cannot stand up or walk without it fallin… read more
Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz
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222 satisfied customers
goose: on the river (next to the house) with a broken wing
There is a canada goose on the river (next to the house) with a broken wing. Left hand side, approximately 3' x 4' at right angles to rest of wing. Needless to say the goose can't fly. When he tries t… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights wings have been clipped. She seems extremely un-coordinated. She has a hard time staying on any perch. I have put her in her cage with a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi! I found a stray bird on the ground not moving or flying
Hi! I found a stray bird on the ground not moving or flying just breathing heavily (at least i think its breathing heavily) so i've attempted to help it. Every time i grab it it kinda of panics and tr… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
Budgie unable to fly or walk properly,still bright and feeding
Budgie unable to fly or walk properly,still bright and feeding ok,wings quivering all the time,could this be possible nerve damage?we have her isolated in a cage away from the aviary… read more
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Dr. G.
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