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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Last night our parakeet injured her foot, this morning you
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She seems to favor one foot. And what is sprouted food
She seems to favor one foot. And what is sprouted food consist of. … read more
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She had her flying feathers cut in April and now they are
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Hello My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps crashing. … read more
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Pookie, my female zebra finch feathers are all puffed up.
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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Hi Doctor,I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby.
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Hi We have accumulated 5 Rainbow lorikeets over the last 4
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Dr. Bob
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Hello, my love bird was injured, got caught in with my foot.
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My blue and gold macaw has been hunched over on her perch.
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Our African Greys foot appears to have been bitten ( ) by
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Dr. Lisa
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Greetings! One of our lovebirds, age possibly seven or eight,
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
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