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My little parakeet is weak his holes up his right foot and
My little parakeet is weak his holes up his right foot and his right wing what's wrong with what can I do for him … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My bird hurt its leg wont use foot to hang on to perch. My
My bird hurt its leg wont use foot to hang on to perch … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,435 satisfied customers
When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on
When I first saw my bird today, he seemed to be sleeping on the bottom of his cage on on foot, which I've never seen him do i opened his cage and he's moved to sit outside of it, but he's still on one… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for
We have an old budgie (9yearsish) he's not been himself for a few days and is falling off his perch. When he falls he's taking a few minutes to recover and pants and uses his wings to balance. We have… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Approx. 9 yr old parakeet unable to grasp perch with his
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My bird was limping on my leg; chirping seems low looks like
Hi my bird was limping on my leg; chirping seems low looks like he's hurt … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
2,435 satisfied customers
He was flying around and then all of the sudden could not
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet has what looks like a smallish blood blister on
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,435 satisfied customers
I have a female parakeet 2 1/2 years old. She was very
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,435 satisfied customers
Our parakeet got stuck between the back of an armoir and the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
2,435 satisfied customers
We took our parakeet for his first check up and the vet
Hi! We took our parakeet for his first check up and the vet removed his bird band, and he suffered a green point fracture as a result. She opted not to splint it. He can't bear any weight on it, and i… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My quaker cant stand up well and his feet slip out from
my quaker cant stand up well and his feet slip out from under him when he tries to walk … read more
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
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Our parakeet has a problem with his left leg/foot. He stands
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hello! My cockatiel seems to keep picking at his left foot,
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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We have a 6 year old parakeet. A few weeks ago he started
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Dr. Jaime
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I just noticed our parakeet has a dirty vent and is holding
I just noticed our parakeet has a dirty vent and is holding one foot closed. She is having trouble moving from perch to perch… read more
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