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I have a parakeet and he/she is losing a lot of feathers. He
I have a parakeet and he/she is losing a lot of feathers. He never became comfortable with us . So he always flies away back and forth in the cage but he is quieter and I worry if he has mites or a pa… read more
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Dr. Ellen D.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
135 satisfied customers
Losing hair on its head or getting it plucked by other bird.
Losing hair on its head or getting it plucked by other bird. Almost bald … read more
Dr. Ellen D.
Dr. Ellen D.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
135 satisfied customers
We have had two young parakeets 2-3 months ago. They are not
We have had two young parakeets 2-3 months ago. They are not tame. They seem happy with their surroundings, but are still very shy. I have tried to mist them to keep them clean, but it frightens them.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
My pet parakeet seems to be going through a molting phase
My pet parakeet seems to be going through a molting phase and I took him to a vet who recommended some nutrional food and supplements. In some ways, he has been getting better, but he seems to have be… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
I had earlier spoken to you about this issue of one of my
I had earlier spoken to you about this issue of one of my bird's feather plucking/ itching problem. Now, Both my eclectus birds- Male and female are having issues of feather falling off... is there so… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
57,501 satisfied customers
I believe she's plucking her own feathers out, there's an
I believe she's plucking her own feathers out, there's an enormous amount in the cage on the floor. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
57,501 satisfied customers
My 6 month 0ld parakeet is losing weight, flying less
my 6 month 0ld parakeet is losing weight, flying less frequently, feathers are thining and colors are fading. My husband thinks it is just molting but I am afraid it is something else. Can you help fi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that seems very happy & healthy but molts
I have a parakeet that seems very happy & healthy but molts often...should I be concerned? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
Male cockatiel. He is 1 and half years old, he lost
he is 1 and half years old, he lost feathers(30+) for a day and the next day only 5 or 7, and 5 the the day after. is something wrong … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
He looks really sick its a parakeet and I can't tell if he
Hi he looks really sick its a parakeet and I can't tell if he is molting or if he is sick … read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,491 satisfied customers
My female canary, 2 1/2 yrs old, lost all her feathers only
My female canary, 2 1/2 yrs old, lost all her feathers only at the back of her neck. The rest of her feathers look dull in color. Her activity is normal. This is been the case for 6 months. I have use… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My African Grey developed a bald spot on top of his head a
My African Grey developed a bald spot on top of his head a couple of months ago. The skin is normal color and there are very light feathers coming out. This has been the case for a while. I have forag… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have two female Spice Finches. Five days ago, I noticed that
I have two female Spice Finches. Five days ago, I noticed that one is losing feathers from the top of her head and around her beak. Tonight, I noticed that the same feather loss is going on with the s… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
lost tail feathers and a lost of white soft feathers...spots..nose
Fred has been moulting for about a week and a half. He has lost tail feathers and a lost of white soft feathers. He has a few blank spots on his face especially right around his nose. I have left the … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
what is the molting season for a congo african grey trying
what is the molting season for a congo african grey? trying to find out if my bird is molting or plucking… read more
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Doctoral Degree
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