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My son steeped on our cockatiel but managed to stop himself.
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
hi my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the white one ,when i see the skin ,it is dark , i am worried ,i call ed a vet. and it is 90.dollars for a visit ,this is too expencive for me ,c… read more
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I have a 25 year old cockatiel and just noticed a sore on his
I have a 25 year old cockatiel and just noticed a sore on his chest. He seems fine but I'm worried about him. Can I try and use neosporin on him?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both
We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both are male and one is much more agressive than the other. They share a cage and always have. The smaller of the two and less agressive one s… read more
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my cockatiel has been plucking feathers on his back for a few
my cockatiel has been plucking feathers on his back for a few days making i bleed abd causing a sore have tried tcp which hasn't helped can you please advise… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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We have a new male cardinal feeding at our place this spring
We have a new male cardinal feeding at our place this spring that must have a genetic defect. He has red feathers on his body but blue feathers on his head. I told my wife he will molt the blue and ge… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parrot: that recently has started plucking his feathers..wing
We have an parrot that recently has started plucking his feathers. Most of this is happening on his neck and under the right wing. Our questions are: 1) What can be causing this and 2)_ what can we do… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Goffin Cockatoo: feathers..avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy
My Goffin Cockatoo plucks his head feathers. I have taken him to an avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy. I spend lots of time with him and give him a stimulating environment. He plucks with his… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
some of the cockatiels in our avairy have lost some or all
some of the cockatiels in our avairy have lost some or all of their feathers on their heads it doesn't seem to be contagious and is just the young of one particular male who now has no head feathers a… read more
Dr. Lisa
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cockatiel: nest and has not developed any feathers..perfectly healthy
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Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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cockatiel: short of some feathers on its head..bald..acting sick
I have had a cockatiel for two weeks. When I got it it was short of some feathers on its head now the neck is beginning to also be bald. The bird is not acting sick, eating playing etc. There is one o… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
my blue front amazon parrot has started sleeping holding onto
my blue front amazon parrot has started sleeping holding onto the cage with her beak. I have never seen this before and it's making me think there is something really wrong with her. Please advise,,, … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
How can I tell if my African Grey parrot has mites?
How can I tell if my African Grey parrot has mites?I found a bald spot on his neck under his bill. Could he be molting. I find small white and grey feathers on the bottom of his cage. I had another pa… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: pets at home..kepts indoors, and are let..good varied diet.
I have two cockatiels, they are about 4 years old, we got them from an aviary in pets at home. They are kepts indoors, and are let out for a large part of the day. They have a good varied diet. They a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parrot: SOCIABLE..ME, BUT HE PLUCKS HIS FEATHERS NOT..BALD SPOTS, BUT
HI, MY parot's name PETEY, HE IS 14 MONTHS OLD. HE HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY, IS VERY SOCIABLE AND TALKATIVE. HE IS VERY ATTACHED TO ME, BUT HE PLUCKS HIS FEATHERS NOT TO THE POINT OF BALD SPOTS, BUT I … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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Hello, I have a question about feather plucking. We have
Hello, I have a question about feather plucking. We have three Cockatiels. Two male and one female. We also have two Paraketes. All the birds seem to be healthy. We bring the Cockatiels to our Avian v… read more
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Dr. G.
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my cockatial keeps laying eggs,my problem is she has plucked
my cockatial keeps laying eggs,my problem is she has plucked her feathers to the point of being bald and irritated. I am giving her all the extra supplements to help the stress it is causing her body.… read more
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Doc Evan
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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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LennyDVM
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