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My cockatoo started making a wheezing noise today. Very
my cockatoo started making a wheezing noise today. Very noticeabley heard from across the room even. She will stretch her wing or tail feathers sometimes too. She seems to be eating ok. She was fine j… read more
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I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years.
I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years. reason the year she's been losing her down feathers. She is on a perch in the main part of the house so lacks no attention. She is a tal… read more
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BA
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We are parents of an umbrella cockatoo, approx. 20 years old,
We are parents of an umbrella cockatoo, approx. 20 years old, getting ready to place her in a sanctuary so she can live a more natural life in an aviary setting. Concern is for the drastic temperature… read more
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I bathed my 2 cockatiels in water with mineral oil. I put
I bathed my 2 cockatiels in water with mineral oil. I put too much oil in the water and therefore I tried to rinse off the oil using Dawn dishwashing liquid. They look terrible, but do have an appetit… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have had chickens for 40+ years. They have a safe fence
I have had chickens for 40+ years. They have a safe fence around an acre of grass, trees, stream, pond --- a clean, dry coop --- fresh grass and bought grains. Never have I had a problem. Last April I… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Umbrella cockatoo who is 27 yrs old, never been mated; laid
Umbrella cockatoo who is 27 yrs old, never been mated; laid an egg a couple days ago. She does this at least once a year. Today,(3-4 days since egg laid) We notice that there is a large red sac extrud… read more
Dr_Kitty
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my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a
my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a little, the beak looks fine and he eats well has a variety of food like veg,toast, biscuits , bird seed , fruit plus more and he seems healt… read more
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knstrand
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Ive had my yellow crested cockatoo, Lily, for about 7 months.
I've had my yellow crested cockatoo, Lily, for about 7 months. She bonded with me years ago when she lived with my aunt. When my aunt could not take care of her any further, Lily came to live with me … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My lovebird, Jack, is 8 yrs old. Never been sick. However,
My lovebird, Jack, is 8 yrs old. Never been sick. However, I noticed that he has started to pluck out his feathers above where his tail feathers begin. His droppings are normal, as well as, his eating… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a moluccan cockatoo , he is approximately eleven years
I have a moluccan cockatoo , he is approximately eleven years old. Lately, when my husband scrathes cockatoo ( cockatoo absolutely adores him) cockatoo starts to tremble almost to the point like havin… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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My chicken just finished molting but is acting really strange.
My chicken just finished molting but is acting really strange. she often walks backward, shaking her head while she keeps it out stretched and low. Appetite is still great but hasn't laid in weeks. An… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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galahs nesting..feathers on his wings and a small amount of feathers
On the 3rd of December I arrived at my shop to find a baby galah running around at the back gate. I presumed he had fallen from the large gum tree at the back of the butcher shop next door as we had b… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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10 month old..small grape size protrusion from her vent..treat
I have a 10 month old Wyandotte and I discovered yesterday a small grape size protrusion from her vent that is deep red, hard and pulsing. Is this prolapse? How can I best treat her? I have cleaned th… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I am unable to get my cockatoo to a vet as there is not one
I am unable to get my cockatoo to a vet as there is not one in the area that handles birds she is egg bound, how can I help her… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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Hello! I have a 20 year old hyacinth macaw. She plucks a
Hello! I have a 20 year old hyacinth macaw. She plucks a bit in spring & fall but lets her feathers grow back in. This fall, major pluck and has not let feathers grow back. Also now, a runny nose on &… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My 9 year old cockatiel has been molting for over two months.
My 9 year old cockatiel has been molting for over two months. I have had him his entire life and he has never molted for so long or lost so many feathers. His weight is fine and aside from this (and u… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Budgie: turned one year old and going..discomfort..rub..distressed
I have a Budgie, he has just turned one year old and going through the moult, one of the tail feathers has still got it's sheath approx. 3/4 of the feather is covered by the sheath, it has started cau… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a sulfur crested cockatoo, appx. 14-20 yrs old, adopted
I have a sulfur crested cockatoo, appx. 14-20 yrs old, adopted 18 months ago. He was naked from the neck down. His diet now consists of: Brown Rice 15 Bean soup beans (no seasoning, of course) KyBee C… read more
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