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A dove was tangled in heave brush and couldn't escape. I
A dove was tangled in heave brush and couldn't escape. I helped it get out. But, all it's tail feathers are gone except 1. It's wings are ok, but it can't get off the ground. Will it's tail feathers g… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
45,006 satisfied customers
For quite a while my bird seems to have wing problems - she
For quite a while my bird seems to have wing problems - she flys and then if she's flown for too long her wings almost give up and then when she's on her feet her wings stay out (like a plane) shaking… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,528 satisfied customers
Might my cockatiel be nearsighted? I got her at about 5 yo.
Might my cockatiel be nearsighted? I got her at about 5 yo. I've been encouraging her to fly for a year now. She's comfortable stepping up and will take to flight easily. Sometimes she takes to flight… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,528 satisfied customers
Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
i have some "backyard" chickens..one of the older hens has been very lethargic she has not been laying and i noticed that her belly is very bare with no feathers.. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,528 satisfied customers
She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and
Hi! She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and couldn't get back to her cage. It looked like she hurt her wing, there was a small amount of blood and her flight feathers seemed to be missin… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,528 satisfied customers
Second opinion] I recently got two parakeets one has shorter
Second opinion] I recently got two parakeets one has shorter tail feathers and has a hard time flying. I'm wondering what the issue is and if there is any way to help her fly … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
45,006 satisfied customers
Why did a wild brown pigeon have all her tail feathers plucked
Why did a wild brown pigeon have all her tail feathers plucked out? Can I put drops of olive oil on her naked rump to sooth? She is in a protected box on it's side with a soft towel, is eating and dri… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
5,195 satisfied customers
I found 2 baby crows last night, they try to fly and make allot
I found 2 baby crows last night, they try to fly and make allot of noise, how do I feed these little guys, I put them in an old bird cage put water and bred in it for them, what should I do?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Bird Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
26,524 satisfied customers
I keep 7 chickens in a large coupe in our garden. one has
I keep 7 chickens in a large coupe in our garden. one has been broody for about 3 months but has come fine in the last two weeks but in last 24 hours she has pulled all her own feathers out and has ha… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Bird Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
26,524 satisfied customers
I found a small finch stuck to a stable horse fly trap I had
I found a small finch stuck to a stable horse fly trap I had hung up to catch flies. I would have never put this up if I thought it would catch a bird. I managed to get the bird off after painstakingl… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i found a wounded bird in the backyard, maybe bitten under
i found a wounded bird in the backyard, maybe bitten under its wing --seems alert but cannot fly-- can i help it?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi, My baby galah had a bit of a flap/fall off my arm. He
Hi, My baby galah had a bit of a flap/fall off my arm. He didnt seem to land badly or anything like that, but i noticed a couple of drips of blood when he was walking around the floor. I have had a lo… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
found a pigeon, seems faily young has its feathers, eyes brown
found a pigeon, seems faily young has its feathers, eyes brown almost orange....i have left it some barley and canary feed, it doesnt seem interested in eating, just seems to roost, is there anything … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
doing fine..Tonight..weak, refuses food and water, and did not fly
My husband and I have been taking care of a baby robin. Up until today, he had been doing fine, growing increasingly independent and able to care for himself. Tonight, however, he seems to have gotten… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I have a B&G Macaw rescue bird that was attacked while the
I have a B&G Macaw rescue bird that was attacked while the owner was away to the store, and the bird was home alone. Upon returning the owner found blood everywhere and the bird would no longer go in … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a baby mocking bird have had her 6 days, mother dead,
I have a baby mocking bird have had her 6 days, mother dead, she started flying around and today she jumped on her box and flew down and now she will not stand on her legs, could her legs be broken?… read more
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Dr Gwen
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