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I took a few finches that plucked themselves or were
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My cockatiel has been screaming off & on in pain all day. I
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My Quaker parrot has start to peck her neck/chest feathers
My Quaker parrot has start to peck her neck/chest feathers out to the point of making herself bleed. help please… read more
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My Indian ring neck parrot had lost all s feathers on s
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Hi, we have a 12 year old Quaker that started plucking his
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my 12 year old african grey has pulled out all his feathers
my 12 year old african grey has pulled out all his feathers down the front He now is completely bald Is there any medicine I can get him to restore his feathers… read more
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I inherted a conure. From the beginning, he/she pulled feathers. I don't think I have seen chest feathers ever (he is 10 years old and has lived with us for at least 4 years.) Now the feathers over th… read more
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I obtained an African Grey from a person who rescued her.
I obtained an African Grey from a person who rescued her. She had plucked her feathers until all she had was down feathers. I have had her for 1 year. I took her to our local vet and he said that she … read more
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Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
851 satisfied customers
A few months ago, my Green Cheeked Conure lost a lot of feathers
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my quaker parrot has within the past 6 days pulled most of
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My parrot has chewed of almost all of her long wing feathers.
Hi, My parrot has chewed of almost all of her long wing feathers. Can you give me a hint as to the reason a parrot would do this to itself? She seems happy, although I haven't been able to take her ou… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My Quaker is 2 y/o and has no problems but this weekend I have
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Doctoral Degree
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Why is my Sun Conure plucking her chest feathers. There have
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I have a pair of Quaker Parrots. One of them is a feather
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I adopted a 3 yr old Quaker parrot 2 months ago.I dont think
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Doctoral Degree
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parrot: yr old..go he started loseing feather on the top of his head
i have a 2 yr old quaker parrot , a mounth a go he started loseing feather on the top of his head, about the size of a dime, i took him to a vet. they did not know what it was.he eat ever thing that i… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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