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We have a 23-year-old male cockatiel. He fell off s perch
We have a 23-year-old male cockatiel. He fell off his perch twice today and is now at the bottom of his cage, crown up, eyes not staying open....tried to limp around--probably damaged one leg.… read more
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Dr B
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I have a 2 year old female platinum cockatiel who suddenly
I have a 2 year old female platinum cockatiel who suddenly is sick. She has gone from sitting on a perch to sitting on the bottom of the cage eyes closed wings spread out not chirping inactive. I was … read more
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helperDVM
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My 3 years old male Cockatiel prefer sleeping on a small cushion
My 3 years old male Cockatiel prefer sleeping on a small cushion placed on his cage floor rather than on a perch. He eats well, very active and droppings are normal. He had a heavy metal poisoning 2 y… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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On Wednesday, my Cockatiel started suddenly limping. It was
On Wednesday, my Cockatiel started suddenly limping. It was hard to tell what was wrong with him but he did have a pretty bad fall that morning. I decided to wait and take him to the vet. On Thursday … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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For Dr. Jo. I am glad you asked because I want to share
For Dr. Jo. I am glad you asked because I want to share our SUCCESS. My cockatiel, Kymberly pulled through and is doing very good for her age and condition. I followed your advice. We softened the bot… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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Our cockatiel was on the floor of his cage walking and chirruping
Our cockatiel was on the floor of his cage walking and chirruping which he's never done before. He is usually on the highest perch. We have checked on him since we got up and he is still on the cage f… read more
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Hawkedoc
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parakeet: seven years old..his perch..bottom of the cage, then hopped
Our parakeet is seven years old. Friday morning he fell off of his perch, fluttered around on the bottom of the cage, then hopped back up to his perches. He is still having trouble with his balance. H… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it seemed to have diarrhea. I never noticed droppings in the cage and then noticed the tail feathers were really soiled. After doing some inter… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parrot: perch is a smooth branch, which we have had for a long time
Hi - We have a double yellow head parrot, Leon, who we have had for over 35 years. We just recently moved to a new home and have noticed that almost every day he seems to fall off his upper perch. The… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and
when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and had greeted me and come for his food, etc. .... when i arrived home, he didn't come down from his "nest" to say hello and when I called to… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to
My 15yr old cocktiel has cleared out a corner or his cage to the bare floor and acts like he is sitting on a nest. He gets very aggresive if you get by the cage when he is sitting like this. He is a p… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has arthritis of legs he cant walk or sit on
My cockatiel has arthritis of legs he can't walk or sit on a perch. His behavior is the same eats all foods, chirps like he did before except his legs don't allow him to walk or sit on his perch like … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a red pennant who lives in a very roomy cage and normally
We have a red pennant who lives in a very roomy cage and normally whistles and talks away.During this hot weather we have moved him into the kitchen from the conservatory as it is cooler.He has been i… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Our cockatiel is all fluffed up and just sits on his perch.
Our cockatiel is all fluffed up and just sits on his perch. for at least 2 dats now and is Very quiet. can you tell me what we should do. he is about 8 yrs old... maybe older we have had him for 8 yea… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Have a 19 year old cockatiel (male) and 3 year old parakeet
Have a 19 year old cockatiel (male) and 3 year old parakeet (male). They share a cage. Keet recently stopped talking and singing. There is occasional discoloration on both sides of beak. He is yellow … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Not sure if I should ask a vet or a bird trainer but anyway
Not sure if I should ask a vet or a bird trainer but anyway - I just got a new cockatiel and he is between 9 months to a year old. I got him from the Animal Human Society. His owners or someone in the… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel is about 7 years old and for the past few days
My cockatiel is about 7 years old and for the past few days he has been sitting on the floor of the cage. When I tried to place him on the perch, I noticed signs of diarrhea. He is still eating and dr… read more
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