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She's keeping her right eye closed and her appetite may have
She's keeping her right eye closed and her appetite may have decreased. She's still eating (seeds, apples, and treats,) but it seems to be less. She is a tropical parrot and we have just moves to a co… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My Amazon parrot may have a respiratory problem stopped
My Amazon parrot may have a respiratory problem stopped whistling and sneezing. Cannot find a vet who take care of birds in my area … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
He's fine, but I'd like to know how to be prepared in case
Hi! He's fine, but I'd like to know how to be prepared in case he gets sick because there are no avian vets in my city. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
Very lethargic, sleeping in my hand. Parrotlet Parrotlet.
Very lethargic, sleeping in my hand JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of bird are we talking about? Customer: Parrotlet Parrotlet JA: How long has the bird been lethargic? Any changes in appeti… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
We adopted a budgie from a shelter a week ago. He has a bald
Hi! We adopted a budgie from a shelter a week ago. He has a bald patch on the top of his head. The skin look pink, and no feathers. Although he chirps and squawks normally, sometimes he makes a raspy … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have a old African parrot who is not as active as he used
Hello, I have a old African Gray parrot who is not as active as he used and I do not know if he is sick or depressed. He is not as chatty and he does not want to eat. His wings are hanging down and he… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My bird is sick and I don't have an avian vet what shall I
Hello my bird is sick and I don't have an avian vet what shall I do … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I got her Thursday from a bird store. She's an adult Quaker
I got her Thursday from a bird store. She's an adult Quaker parrot. Was in a small parakeet cage. She's been lethargic but gentle. She's only eating If I hand feed her. On Saturday I have her a bath a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
Parakeet looks like blood on his feathers and a raised area
Parakeet looks like blood on his feathers and a raised area underneath. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have a Senegal parrot I found him at the bottom of his
I have a Senegal parrot I found him at the bottom of his cage and he wasn't moving much. I managed to bring him back up to his perch and gave him some food and water. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
My lovebird YOGI is almost 16 years old..He's acting very
My lovebird YOGI is almost 16 years old..He's acting very sleepy / still eating and drinking but today he flew to me and seemed like he would almost fall over... he was weak.His feathers over the last… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
Weight loss, weakness, lack of appetite. Senegal parrot. A
She only sleeps and now cant hang on very well. Found her again in the bottom of her cage … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
Otherwise healthy Meyers parrot, 22 years old couldn't keep
Otherwise healthy Meyers parrot, 22 years old couldn't keep food down Saturday, on Sunday she is drinking Pedialyte and able to keep it down, but no food, can she manage with only Pedialyte until Tues… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have a blue fronted amazon who is 40+ years old. Never
I have a blue fronted amazon who is 40+ years old. Never been sick or to a vet. He has become quiet and has been sneezing for past couple of days. Today he is breathing heavy and seems weak. Should I … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have a quacker parrot that is lethargic he is drinking but
Hi. I have a quacker parrot that is lethargic he is drinking but not eating he was fine yesterday … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
Hi. Yesterday, our female parakeet held her head at a very
Hi. Yesterday, our female parakeet held her head at a very strange angle most of the day, and her breathing seemed rapid, or at least more obvious than normal. The angle of her head was sort of like s… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
lovebirds: same cage..his feathers ruffled..visibly..active
My Mom has two peach-faced male lovebirds who share the same cage, each about 5 years old, they have rarely been seperated. The yellow one has had his feathers ruffled recently and refuses to sing, wh… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi Just picked up my young Ringneck after beeing away for 5
Hi Just picked up my young Ringneck after beeing away for 5 days holiday. The bird is extremely sick, completely listless. Wont eat or drink so we have been force feeding him every 2 hour. My mother i… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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