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I have a hummingbird injured by a cat. Its right wing seems
I have a hummingbird injured by a cat. Its right wing seems to be broken right at the point where the wing connects with the body. When it tries to fly, it falls piteously. The bird is bitterly quiver… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a
Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a mouse, set out a glue trap, caught the mouse but had not put the bird back in cage. The bird got stuck in mouse trap. I have removed the bird fro… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
I rescued a hummingbird with a broken wing and need to get
I rescued a hummingbird with a broken wing and need to get her somewhere for help. Can you help her … read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a zebra Finch that seems to have an injured wing. It
I have a zebra Finch that seems to have an injured wing. It cannot fly but can hop around, get in the food dish and eat, etc. I see no blood or injury. Any suggestions? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
Found hummingbird three days ago seems healthy other than
found hummingbird three days ago seems healthy other than broken wing don't know what to do its been eating sugar water but don't know where to take it or what to do for it … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
A hummingbird hit out window and appears to have a broken
a hummingbird hit out window and appears to have a broken wing. We have it in a box with a warmer underneath and have given it sugar water with a dropper but the wing is in an awkward position. Hoping… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
When do the humming birds migrate to and through Northeast
When do the humming birds migrate to and through Northeast Central ( GAINESVILLE FLA.) FLORIDA and do any live here year round?… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello, we had a young magpie bought into my vet clinic a
Hello, we had a young magpie bought into my vet clinic a couple of days ago, the man who bought her in said she couldn't fly. We initially thought she had been hit by a car and we're preparing to put … read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old
We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old now. Shad had her wings trimmed when we got her 5 months ago, and she still has not fully grown them and can't fly. She had been bleeding h… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
DVM
Doctoral Degree
900 satisfied customers
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
i have a cockatiel- when i came home tonight one wing was shorter
i have a cockatiel- when i came home tonight one wing was shorter than the other and the bird is not able to fly although he does flap the wing- what could this be and is this an emergency?… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more
I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more than 3 months old. For an hour or so tonight she has had trouble balancing on her perch, she is usually a clumsy bird and is still young, … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
mY PARAKEET CANT WALK OR FLY FOR A WEEK NOW BUT CONTINUES TO
mY PARAKEET CANT WALK OR FLY FOR A WEEK NOW BUT CONTINUES TO FLAP WINGS TO FOOD AND EATS ALL DAY LONG WHATS WRONG WITH HIM… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing and I saw some skin. She is plucking her herself under her wing, but not anywhere else. I don't know what to do and she seems to be happy. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
I have a 15 week old cockatiel that I have handreared from
I have a 15 week old cockatiel that I have handreared from a hatchling as her parents abandoned her. As she grew I noticed something wrong with her right wing and after a little research found that sh… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
bird: drinking sugar water since friday when the accident happened.
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Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
cat: it holds out (the wing itself does not appear to have any breaks)
Our cat brought in a hummingbird. It can't fly but it's right wing can flap quite rapidly. The left wind it holds out (the wing itself does not appear to have any breaks) and can't flap it very well. … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My African Grey takes flight all the time but she is just 5
My African Grey takes flight all the time but she is just 5 mo. old and doesn't know how to land so she crashes to stop. She can fly for long distances at a very low level but I would like to make it … read more
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Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
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