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One of our Wellsummer hen has a very swollen eye. We have
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Dr. Pat
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About a month ago, my cochin pullet developed puffy eyes with
About a month ago, my cochin pullet developed puffy eyes with a clear discharge coming from them and mucous discharge from her beak. She was very lethargic and would occasionally gasp for air. I separ… read more
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Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Our goose was bitten by our dog (after the goose attacked the
Our goose was bitten by our dog (after the goose attacked the dog). He now has a large laceration to his scalp and a cut to the corner of his beak. We cleaned the cuts and tried to cover the scalp wou… read more
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I have five male Gouldian finches and a pair of Cordon Blues
I have five male Gouldian finches and a pair of Cordon Blues in a cage together. The cage is 48 inches by 51 inches by 24 inches. I've had the birds only about two weeks. Apparently there was a bird f… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Dr. Elaine
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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Can offer me a little advice? I keep Japanese Quail. I have
Can offer me a little advice? I keep Japanese Quail. I have three hens and a cock living together in an outside run. While examining the birds today, and cleaning their feet, I noticed that one of the… read more
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I have a 39 year old wild caught umbrella cockatoo who has
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Doctoral Degree
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my quaker parrot has a small hole in its beak, near the top.
my quaker parrot has a small hole in its beak, near the top. is this beak rot? what can i do.… read more
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Hi, My parakeets beak is black from the tip to 1/3 up the
Hi, My parakeet's beak is black from the tip to 1/3 up the beak. This has occurred over the past 2 weeks. He is eating and is very active. He is about 7 years old. Could this be something of concern? … read more
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Our goose has developed blindness in his eye within a 24hr
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I have a 7 mo. old scarlet macaw. When I came home last night I noticed that he was not as active as usual. On closer observation I noticed that he was using his beak very little for climbing etc. I f… read more
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Dr. Pat
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My lovebird was attacked by another lovebird. His beak was
My lovebird was attacked by another lovebird. His beak was bitten into and is now beginning to discolor. He is able to eat without problems and doesn't seem to be affected otherwise. Does he need to b… read more
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