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When waking this morning I have found blood under both wings
Hello, when waking this morning I have found blood under both wings of my cockatiel. It looks like it is a the elbow looking joint of the bird on both wings in exact same spot. Her wings were clipped … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a two year old cockatiel that came to my home about
I have a two year old cockatiel that came to my home about six months ago due to his previous home gaining a cat. Since his arrival he was very anxious; however, he calmed down even able to fly around… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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One of his toes is purple. And has a small cut on it.
One of his toes is purple. And has a small cut on it … read more
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She is holding her wing at a lower angle and the wing is
She is holding her wing at a lower angle and the wing is trembling. … read more
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I found a baby pigeon who was about 10 days old. Healthy,
Hi I found a baby pigeon who was about 10 days old. Healthy, eats and drinks and is very chatty and loves cuddles and although I've recused other baby pigeons successfully who call to see me each day … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She is obese. She is a cockatiel. We took her to vet and c
She is obese. She is a cockatiel. We took her to vet and c and changed diet. She has gained weight … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My birds wing is falling. Cockatiel. Since 2 hours, it's
since 2 hours, it's wing is falling and it looks like it is in pain. … read more
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David
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He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in
He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in the middle of the night. I opened it for him and he tried to fly out, but couldn't fly well anymore. He ended up on the floor and seemed ve… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is about 5 months old. When we got him his
My cockatiel is about 5 months old. When we got him his wings were clipped very short and unevenly. He can fly backwards and then falls. We try to be very careful with him, but he gets excited by our … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,614 satisfied customers
How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight.
How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight. Had bird for 5 weeks seemsp like he still cant fly at all. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,614 satisfied customers
Feather was bent and it was bleeding and the feather came
Feather was bent and it was bleeding and the feather came out more it broke off. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears
I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears that one of her wings is shorter than the other. I took her out of the cage for closer inspection and noticed that it seemed to be held … read more
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Dr. Dan
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What is the correct/ best way to clip our African Greys wings?
What is the correct/ best way to clip our African Grey's wings? Our baby is almost 12 weeks old and started flying about a week back. Last night we clipped the one wing- first 7-8 long black- feathers… read more
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Dr. Jo
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cockatiel: home today..bottom corners of his cage..seemed fine
Came home today to find my cockatiel in one of the bottom corners of his cage. He's seemed fine up till when i came home from work today... He took five minutes or so to move from that spot but clambe… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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goose: on the river (next to the house) with a broken wing
There is a canada goose on the river (next to the house) with a broken wing. Left hand side, approximately 3' x 4' at right angles to rest of wing. Needless to say the goose can't fly. When he tries t… read more
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Earlier tonight I noticed that my seven month cockatiel bird has lost his only two flight wings on one side that were left after a wing clipping he had about three months ago. Should I clip the other … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my daughter accidently pulled our new cockatiels tail feathers
my daughter accidently pulled our new cockatiel's tail feathers out when the bird tried to fly. ther's no visible blood. one speck of blood on one of approx. 10 feathers that came out. bird is approx.… read more
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I have a 15 week old cockatiel that I have handreared from
I have a 15 week old cockatiel that I have handreared from a hatchling as her parents abandoned her. As she grew I noticed something wrong with her right wing and after a little research found that sh… read more
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