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I have a juvenile lorikeet that is losing it tail feathers
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Male finch is balding. He is balding and losing feathers on
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I took a few finches that plucked themselves or were
I took a few finches that plucked themselves or were plucked. One is awfully raw is there something to put on it or what do I do? HELP… read more
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, our chickens seem to go after one of the other chickens.
Hi, our chickens seem to go after one of the other chickens. We just found her with a big featherless spot on her back, slightly bloody. We saw some of the other chickens pecking her. We did separate … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
One of my hens has a very inflamated , like a tumor with
One of my hens has a very inflamated butt, like a tumor with a lot of black spots all over around and looks very bad, but the hen is perfectly fine and looks like is very healthy .What is happening? I… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that has been molting since before Thanksgiving.
I have a chicken that has been molting since before Thanksgiving. She has no feathers on the back half of her body or on her chest. We have had chickens for the past ten years and have never seen anyt… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a sick chicken. She was laying in the nesting box all
I have a sick chicken. She was laying in the nesting box all day for a few days. All her feathers are missing on her underbelly. She fluffs up and makes clucking noises when we go near. She seems to b… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
blossom has improved greatly thanks to you but now she is attacking
blossom has improved greatly thanks to you but now she is attacking her feathers. she is nearly nude on her belly. what could be causing this.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have two hens that are losing their feathers around their
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesn't seem to be as cheerful as she usually is. Didn't lay today, but layed yesterday. What could it be?… read more
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Dr_Kitty
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chickens: other pecking..bleeding..are still laying every day
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started
hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started squawking loudly recently and now ive noticed she is losing feathers from her tummy area.When she does this loud squawking the boy has start… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
rooster: feather loss in spots..dark red..comb..he acts normal
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
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