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Bubbles, my 1 year old budgie is itchy around her bottom.
Hi there, Bubbles, my 1 year old budgie is itchy around her bottom. She keeps fluffing out her feathers and using her get to scratch around her bottom. I have noticed she has been doing this the past … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
Hi sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and this may be, she's very full today and she's losing feathers...she's still pooping and has a good appetite and is still up and around wi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,526 satisfied customers
She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell.
She's bleeding from her bum or around it... cannot tell. It's not continuous nor perfuswly … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,526 satisfied customers
Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The
Hello! Thank you! We have 2 aggressive roosters and 15 hens. The pecking order is vicious with this bunch and one hen in particular is getting literally picked. I bought aprons for those that are gett… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I
I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I noticed a brown spot towards the bottom of his beak. I have done a lot of research and have been slightly concerned because many have suggeste… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have brown heavy laying hens and one is lost most of its
I have brown heavy laying hens and one is lost most of its feathers, some pin feathers are visable where feathers were , she has been this way for some time, I do have another starting to loose feathe… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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We found a blue budgie at our birdfeeder over the weekend.
We found a blue budgie at our birdfeeder over the weekend. It was raining and cool out, and we were worried that it wouldn't survive outdoors. My sons were able to catch it and we found a birdcage and… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish
My 3 month old Black Copper Maran rooster has clear to yellowish discharge from his beak/nose and a little bit of bubbly eye discharge in one eye. No sneezing, loss of appetite/water, everything else … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My black cochin bantam rooster neck feathers are turning and
My black cochin bantam rooster neck feathers are turning white and he is losing neck feathers in one area with the skin underneath being very red. What can I treat him with? and What is the cause of t… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
two weeks ago my young marans rooster got sick and died. he
two weeks ago my young marans rooster got sick and died. he started to get slower and weak within 3 to 4 days then he would not move at all, but he would drink water that i would put under his beak. H… read more
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Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
We have a 2 yr. old male parakeet. He is acting unusual.
We have a 2 yr. old male parakeet. He is acting unusual. His feathers are fluffed. He is quieter than normal and his eyes are sometimes closed when you approach him. Usually when we get closer to him,… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they are run happily together. They are a 2010 summer hatch. I have discovered that they all have bald bottoms, they look red too, but they are… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeets: fed..cage..its beak and was preening its wing feathers
Hi I just got two parakeets from the store 2 weeks ago. They are starting to settle down and just recently are okay with being hand fed millet seeds. However i heard a lot of noise from the cage when … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I think the bird was like this when we bought him, we just
I think the bird was like this when we bought him, we just didn't notice. his beak and feet are normal, no sneezing. very quiet, not very active but he eats just fine… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
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Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last night. There's blood on his left foot, feathers, beak and perch. This AM, the bleeding stopped, his preening like mad and his feathers hav… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
I took delivery of 8 chickens and a rooster on Tuesday. This
I took delivery of 8 chickens and a rooster on Tuesday. This morning my rooster hasn't come out of the hut and his eyes are stuck shut. There is a slight nasal discharge but it doesn't smell. he hasn'… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Ollie is a 6 year old male budgie, he has recently started
Ollie is a 6 year old male budgie, he has recently started to scratch his ears. His feathers around this area have started to poke out slightly,whether this is due to his scratching or an irritation I… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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