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My 18 yr old cockateel appeared to have hurt one of s legs
My 18 yr old cockateel appeared to have hurt one of his legs he can't Wrap that crawl around any perch so he has to balance on one leg and use his beak to pull himself around the cage there seems to b… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have a Musk Lorikeet (aged 3) who was rescued and who has
I have a Musk Lorikeet (aged 3) who was rescued and who has a permanently broken left wing. A few months ago he began plucking the feathers from the bottom half of this wing (flight feathers) and was … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I found a budgie in my back yard. He can hop but not fly.
I found a budgie in my back yard. He can hop but not fly. He has a sore right wing, I have tried cleaning it with warm water, peroxide on a q-tip and covering the scab and irritated location with poly… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
think he may have hit the ceiling fan , landed hard on the
think he may have hit the ceiling fan , landed hard on the floor, holding head a little cocked to the right. is able to grip with both feet. throat appears slightly swollen on the left side. he is pre… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
conure weve had for 20 yrs suddenly wont move one leg. no
conure we've had for 20 yrs suddenly won't move one leg. no swelling, no tenderness, normal range of motion. advice?… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Male Zebra finch is leaving blood on nest and perch. We think
Male Zebra finch is leaving blood on nest and perch. We think it may be his foot but can't tell. All the vets are closed and emergency clinic will not see birds.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Ruffled feathers trouble breathing eyes closed light colored
Ruffled feathers trouble breathing eyes closed light colored tongue balance seems slightly affected Myers parrot… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I think my parrot hurt her wing because when I go to touch
I think my parrot hurt her wing because when I go to touch it she panics. she is lying at the bottom of her cage. Will she be ok till morning?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: wing..There was dried blood on the side of the cage
My husband and I came back from vacation and found that our cockatiel has been picking at his wing. I think this was due to anxiety. There was dried blood on the side of the cage and he keeps picking … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
i have got a pet house sparrow about 16 months old.he;s foot
i have got a pet house sparrow about 16 months old.he;s foot /ankle has swollen up and he can not put any weight on it.he is breathing fast.i have been to the vets and they gave me some baytril oral s… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hello i have just noticed a white blemish under my parrots
hello i have just noticed a white blemish under my parrots right eye about 3 mm long and 2 mm wide with a small scratch above it is it possible he might have caught it or something ?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped by the breeder who sold her to me. the wing the breeder clipped seems to get stuck up in the air behind the bird and she squawks loudly when… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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bird: about 2 months old.I want him as a house pet..clipped..perch
Hello Dr Jo..My galah is about 2 months old.I want him as a house pet so a friend of mine clipped his one wing,but he flew around the house still.Then a bird friend of mine re-cut that wing lower and … read more
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Dr. Jo
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rooster: with a strange rash on his belly/ breast..his feathers..scaly
I have a bantam Frizzle rooster with a strange rash on his belly/ breast. He lost his feathers on his underside. The rash is red and scaly-looking. He's had it for months. He's been to the vet. He was… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
We have a bird in the garden which we dont think is a chick.
We have a bird in the garden which we don't think is a chick. It is fully feathered with a developing yellow beak. It is sitting in the waterfall of our pond and seems to just sleep out in the open. A… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
2 lovebirds given to us, we have had them about 3 days, were
2 lovebirds given to us, we have had them about 3 days, were fine for the first 48 hrs and all of a sudden one of the birds started picking himself constantly, his tail mostly but also his right talon… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights wings have been clipped. She seems extremely un-coordinated. She has a hard time staying on any perch. I have put her in her cage with a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My cockatiel just flew into a window. After she hit the window
My cockatiel just flew into a window. After she hit the window there was blood coming from right above her nose. She also seems to have hurt one of her talons as she is avoinding using it. She is howe… read more
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Dr. Dan
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