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A spotted neck dove ended up in my yard today scuttling
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
hi my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the white one ,when i see the skin ,it is dark , i am worried ,i call ed a vet. and it is 90.dollars for a visit ,this is too expencive for me ,c… read more
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Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo
Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo is a bit better and thanks for all of your well thought out suggestions. I live 2 hours away from a good Vet in Ottawa, Canada. Roo wouldn't d… read more
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Yesterday I rescued a mourning dove in my yard from the beginning
Yesterday I rescued a mourning dove in my yard from the beginning of a cat attack. Mostly the cat had just started pulling out some tail feathers and the feathers in the lower half of a wing. There is… read more
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My lovebird pair have a youngster in their nest. Prior to
My lovebird pair have a youngster in their nest. Prior to the female laying her eggs, I had to remove the male from that cage because the female was plucking his feathers to a point where he appeared … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always playing with them. He won't step up onto my hand but he doesn't fly away either. He won't eat "people" food but loves his daily seed an… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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canary: started losing her feather on one side of her neck
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in spite of our best efforts our goffin is picking at her feathers
in spite of our best efforts our goffin is picking at her feathers she looks mothe eaten. What should we do?… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over
Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over his new pinfeathers since he doesn't have a buddy to help him? Any suggestions?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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four days ago a young mother red factor canary became very
four days ago a young mother red factor canary became very bloated and died either a chill or cat stress several cats come on to my property and annoy my finches quails ,canaries, weiros and budgies 5… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body. When I bought her a month ago, they were worried they had broken a blood feather catching her, but all has been well until this afternoon. A… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I just rescued a young dove which was being savaged by a grackle.
I just rescued a young dove which was being savaged by a grackle. The dove sustained bleeding wounds to its head where feathers were pulled out, and similar wounds to its chest. The area around the ri… read more
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bird: tree and one eye wont open, we have it in a cage..feeding..mix
We live on the south coast of NSW Australia. We have a young turtle dove that fell out of a tree and one eye won't open, we have it in a cage and the bird is doing well. We are feeding it with budgie … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My canary always is laying in its seed dish and is this normal
My canary always is laying in its seed dish and is this normal?? No egg--just does this....… read more
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We rescued a fledgling bandtail dove while it was being attacked
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I have aviary of birds and two had baby birds. one set hatched
I have aviary of birds and two Canaries laid eggs. one set hatched and where all doing well until i found them all dead in a stratght line at the edge of the aviary. I beleive they where murdered. We … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: healthy..past week, he has lost dime-sized patches..his wings
I bought a young male canary from a pet store a 2 weeks ago. At that time he had a full set of healthy feathers. In the past week, he has lost dime-sized patches of feathers under his wings, head, nec… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have had plenty of experience with hand rearing pidgeons
I have had plenty of experience with hand rearing pidgeons but have just been given a young dove, it weighs123g and has most of its feathers, the tail feathers are not fully formed and several of them… read more
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