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He's making a sound he's never made before & is sitting very
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My cockatiel is has been quiet for a day. I just took him to
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We have a cockatiel he's been acting very strange. His poop
Hello we have a cockatiel he's been acting very strange. His poop gets stuck to his butt clogging him. We have to clean him all the time. We also checked his temperature with a laser scanner and he's … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Our 1.5yo cockatiel has been ill for last 2 weeks. It
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My female cockatiel is sitting on 5 eggs, and she has a male
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veterinarian, practice owner
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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
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I have a 16 year old cockatiel. He started sleeping more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 21 year old cockatiel who has started sitting on
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a cockatiel, he seemed to be fine ontill Saturday morning
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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45,685 satisfied customers
Our cockatiel is 19 and last night had 3 seizures seemed to
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi Dr Dan, my cockatiel was diagnosed with kidney infection
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Hi, Just bought a 6 week old Cockatiel. Got him home and put in his well set up cage. He doesn't move around much and seems to be breathing rapidly. Is this just a stress reaction to the new environme… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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