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I have a cockatiel, who is about 13 years old. Every now and
Hi, I have a cockatiel, who is about 13 years old. Every now and then he has a very long beak. And I cut the beak, being very carefully. Yesterday I did the same thing but today he has stayed at the b… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was
I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was on the bottom of his cage. He seems to have lost the ability to stand and stay balanced. I've been holding him all night sitting with him. H… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My cockatiel has blood on his wing, the area is quite
my cockatiel has blood on his wing, the area is quite thicker, and looks baled, like something has grown in that area, he doesn't seem to mind me holding him while I tried to rinse & clean the injury.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cockatiel had a groth growing just under his tounge ive
My cockatiel had a groth growing just under his tounge ive been to the vet twice but nobody seems to know what the problem is. Ive been given vitamins antibiotics and mite and lice spray. The groth ha… read more
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Beak has grown very. Otherwise normal. I thought it would
Beak has grown very long. Otherwise normal. I thought it would break off at some point but hasn't. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Cockatiel is going through his first molt. He has broken
Cockatiel is going through his first molt. He has broken tail feather which occur often, like one a week. He does fall sometimes attempting to fly. Are these the result of molting or should I be worri… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so
I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so long it hooked over and under his bottom beak. The new beak growth was narrower than the rest of the beak and I was able to snip it off with … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has a white growth at the top of his wing.
My cockatiel has chewed all his upper wing feathers off. There is now a white, small growth at the top of his wing. He is still eating, but hasn't eaten much today and is sleeping more than usual. Is … read more
knstrand
knstrand
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
365 satisfied customers
I recently acquired a cockatiel from friends that no longer
I recently acquired a cockatiel from friends that no longer wanted to take care of it. We have two others we adore. They are all around a year or two old. The bird from the friend was "rescued" from a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a wonderful, seemingly otherwise healthy 19 year old
We have a wonderful, seemingly otherwise healthy 19 year old cockatiel (other cockatiels as well) who loves to fly. About six months ago he showed an under the wind near his body area that had bled - … read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
220 satisfied customers
I have a 39 year old wild caught umbrella cockatoo who has
I have a 39 year old wild caught umbrella cockatoo who has a severe problem with superficial as well as air sack leakage. My avian vet, Dr. Ann Bourke, and other avian vets I have contacted are at a l… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I am concerned about my canary, whose top bill has grown long,
I am concerned about my canary, whose top bill has grown long, hooked and pointed--not like it looked when I bought him. He has a variety of perches--the same as my other canary has--including a sandy… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers we have tried diet and exersize is there any thing we have missed ? reguards Charles… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months old i think he is a male , sings and whistles and is starting to talk a little we have a day pen which he spends most of the day when i am h… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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Do you know what bird is about the size of a grosebeak, chocolate
I guess it was an Evening Grosbeak. Straight on he looked all brown, but his back wings are bright white like this Grosbeak---who has brought his WHOLE family!… read more
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macaw: 8-9 weeks old..wing..zero signs of feather growth (covered
I have a B&G baby macaw, 8-9 weeks old. I am concerned about its growth. It has grown full wing feathers, and feathers on top of its head, but its back and chest have zero signs of feather growth (cov… read more
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My Moms cockatiels beak has grown very long - looks like
My Mom's cockatiel's beak has grown very long - looks like it is touching his/her stomach. Why has it grown so much? Otherwise, the bird seems very healthly & happy.… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
bird: ago and now have the top one fully extended and one
Could my bird have been switched? The primary flight feathers were cut straight across 2 mo. ago and now have the top one fully extended and one down 2 feathers from that. Is this physiologically poss… read more
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