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My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems healthy and happy with the exception that one of his wings has a hole in the feather pattern and other feathers lay through the hole. Thus, thos… read more
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Hello my son steeped on our cockatiel but managed to stop himself. Some head feathers got yanked out. Now there is a bald spot how do I know it is healing properly and will the feathers grow back? The… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My cockatiel has had a recurrent eye infection off and on for
My cockatiel has had a recurrent eye infection off and on for the past year. It almost looks as if the feathers around his eye are ingrown or growing the wrong way towards his eyeball. We've taken him… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My lovebirds started over pruning around her neck. she has
My lovebirds started over pruning around her neck. she has no feathers now around her neck. She also keeps moving her tongue while mouth opens and closes very quickly. What could be going on?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My Cockatiel is very itchy under her wing. It looks like she
My Cockatiel is very itchy under her wing. It looks like she has picked her feathers off and its raw. I seem to remember this happening a year ago around the same time and the vet said to put a teaspo… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiels feathers seem to be coming out, especially around
My cockatiel's feathers seem to be coming out, especially around his face and ears. Yesterday I put a flight suit on him for the first time and many down & some 1.5"-2" feathers came out as I was doin… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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My 3 year old cockatiel has a round ,dark gray spot above his
My 3 year old cockatiel has a round ,dark gray spot above his left nostril. It doesn't seem to bother him. He is eating and drinking fine. Do you have any idea what it could be???… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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crest: My 15 year..15 year old..grown back..they might be mites
My 15 year old Lutino female cockatiel(Jewel), has lost her crest and face feathers and they have grown back as long strings not feather-like(sorta like dred-locks). The newer stringy-feathers appear … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
lorikeet: pecking..My vet says he does not have mites but he acts
I have a rainbow lorikeet. Most nights my bird suddenly lets out a large screech and starts pecking furiously at his body. My vet says he does not have mites but he acts like he does.… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My baby galah had a bit of a flap/fall off my arm. He
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers we have tried diet and exersize is there any thing we have missed ? reguards Charles… read more
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A baby bird fell into our fish pond. My husband scooped it
A baby bird fell into our fish pond. My husband scooped it out and put it on the side of the pond but it is shivering and hasn't moved since then. What should we do?… read more
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My cockatiel is 18 years old. His feathers on his head are
My cockatiel is 18 years old. His feathers on his head are falling out and what feathers that are left are real stiff. he seems to be eating ok and doesn't seem lathargic. What can be the problem. The… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: suddenly has missing short wing feathers..hisses..feed..pet
Dad's cockatiel suddenly has missing short wing feathers, and what appears to be blackish, scaly appearance in those areas and possibly around shoulders. She doesn't let us touch her, and hisses while… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel had diarrhea. I changed his food and seemed to
My cockatiel had diarrhea. I changed his food and seemed to resolve the problem, however I discovered that he has dried fecal matter on the feathers around his vent. I tried spraying warm water on the… read more
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my cockatiel has red spots and some feathers gone over night,
my cockatiel has red spots like sores,and pin fleathers on him back and some feathers gone over night, I check and can't find no reason for this, could he have mites, he seems fine just looks like he … read more
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My In laws used to keep a pet Cockatiel for about 10 years
My In laws kept a pet Cockatiel for about 10 years or more. Although it flew away about a year ago and didn't return, they used to let the Cockatiel use their home as a toilet and consequently the dri… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I just got a new cockatiel yesterday but it doesnt look right.
I just got a new cockatiel yesterday but it doesn't look right. It has a large bald spot on the back of it's head and, when she stretches upwarad, her entire bare neck is exposed. The skin on her legs… read more
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