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We have had two young parakeets 2-3 months ago. They are not
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our 10 year old lovebird is pulling out all his feathers.
Our 10 year old lovebird is pulling out all his feathers. What can we do? … read more
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We have a fairly lovebird who had been living with another
hi, we have a fairly young lovebird who had been living with another female (we think) up until a couple of weeks ago when the other one died. We have had them for about 4 months. The pet shop suggest… read more
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I'm sure my bird has parasites. She scratches so much and
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We have two love birds who are losing feathers around their
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how can i stop my lovebirds from fighting? not all of the time,
how can i stop my lovebirds from fighting? not all of the time, sometimes the female will try to attack the male when i'm opening the cage door, or when I stick my hand in there to fix something they … read more
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I have two lovebirds, dont know the sex, but one lovebird
I have two lovebirds, don't know the sex, but one lovebird hump on the flurry mitten (it keeps them warm). This lovebird rub his output area against it for several minutes. Is this a mating ritual?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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My lovebird has a small abrasion on the top of one wing. I
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My lovebirds may be moulting, their feathers look funny and
My lovebirds may be moulting, their feathers look funny and their skin is bare in certain areas. Also on of them( I have 3) has a bare bloody patch on one of her wings, I think she may have gotten in … read more
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My little girl is losing her feathers, in fact, she is almost
My little girl is losing her feathers, in fact, she is almost bald. She is still eating and singing and plays. What can I do for her? I also prayed for her.… read more
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We have an 11-year old tiny parolet that has been plucking
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lovebirds: large cage..I believe), is loosing its fur in its chest
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African Grey: tail..biting..him small amounts of sweet potato..feed
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i have 2 lovebirds but only one of them repeatedly bites itself
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Hello! Im a little worried about my black cheeked lovebird.
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I have had my Budgie for a week now. He has started to scratch
I have had my Budgie for a week now. He has started to scratch himself all over. I thought he was just preening himself but he seems to be nibbling his feathers especially under the wings. is this nor… read more
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lovebird is approx 15 months old and is picking himself bald.At
lovebird is approx 15 months old and is picking himself bald.At suggestion of pet store employees and a local avian vet I gave him vitamins orally for mites which were not present and protien vitamin … read more
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