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My parakeet has a tag around its feet and apparently when he
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My bird hurt its leg wont use foot to hang on to perch. My
My bird hurt its leg wont use foot to hang on to perch … read more
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no I can't afford a vet. Is there anything I can do to give him relief? … read more
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Her foot is curled up. She will not apply pressure to it.
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Hi. She got knocked over last night (by cat). Foot is hurt and she bled under her wing a little, bit she actually is doing well today. We're wondering if she can have any type of Tylenol or pain medic… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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It's actually my friend's bird. I'm supposed to be caring
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Around 9pm my bird (sun conure) had flown to a door at the
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My parakeet whom i have a year now has curled all toes on
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I have a young parakeet and when we bought her she seemed
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Gday Dr. Pat. We. Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/
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Hi My Yellow Headed parrot has two problems 1. with her left
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My parakeet had his foot caught in the swing at the top of
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