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I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in another flight cage. One of my birds has never been able to fly since I brought him home aver a year ago. I thought after a while when tail … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears
I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears that one of her wings is shorter than the other. I took her out of the cage for closer inspection and noticed that it seemed to be held … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my senegal , when he gets done flying he has a hard time folding
my senegal , when he gets done flying he has a hard time folding his one wing back in. It seems to be the feathers at the tip of the one wing that gives him the problem. Should I pull those two feathe… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
duck: that is about 4 weeks old..getting quite large..dislocated
I have a duck that is about 4 weeks old. She is getting quite large and feathered, but I noticed her wing tip appears to be dislocated or broken. It's the last joint on her wing, furthest from her bod… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: I trim the flight feathers..fence to the front yard
Can I trim the flight feathers on my chickens to prevent them from going over the fence to the front yard?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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parrot: usually makes a complete NONSTOP circuit..months old
today my parrot loses altitude while flying back and lands before reaching his cage. usually makes a complete NONSTOP circuit of the room which begins and ends on the top of the cage. he seems ok othe… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please
When would be the right time to take 'Rambo' out of his bucket of dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please? He took flight yesterday so concerned as to when to put harness or what?… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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budgie: 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers..clipped..her breeder
My budgie (purchased 4 months ago) -- approximately 7 - 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers on one side only. I am sure she was clipped as a baby, but I have not, and will not clip her again. Was … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my african grey who is 12months old had her wings clipped after
my african grey who is 12months old had her wings clipped after she started to fly,which was around 16weeks old no sign of any new ones growning back as for some reason she nibbles at the stems where … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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A cat got in and attacked my budgies cage whilst I was out,
A cat got in and attacked my budgies cage whilst I was out, during the attack my budgie seems to have lost all the primary flight feathers off of one wing, there was no bleeding and he seems otherwise… read more
Dr. B
Dr. B
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hello my love bird flew from my shoulder to the ground and
hello my love bird flew from my shoulder to the ground and when i got him again he keeps moving his right wing around and cleaning it, chirping like it is bothering him. He holds it the same height as… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: Earlier tonight I noticed..my seven..wing clipping
Earlier tonight I noticed that my seven month cockatiel bird has lost his only two flight wings on one side that were left after a wing clipping he had about three months ago. Should I clip the other … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Im really scared that I may have ruined my new parakeet. In
I'm really scared that I may have ruined my new parakeet. In an attempt to give him a place to fly around (he is not hand-trained yet, so I cannot just let him out in my room), I created an elaborate … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights wings have been clipped. She seems extremely un-coordinated. She has a hard time staying on any perch. I have put her in her cage with a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi there, Ive got a african grey bird. I want to take my bird
Hi there, I've got a african grey bird. I want to take my bird to a vet so that they can take out a part of the muscle in the wing so that she can't fly away,I want to know if there will be any defect… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My African Grey takes flight all the time but she is just 5
My African Grey takes flight all the time but she is just 5 mo. old and doesn't know how to land so she crashes to stop. She can fly for long distances at a very low level but I would like to make it … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
bird: ago and now have the top one fully extended and one
Could my bird have been switched? The primary flight feathers were cut straight across 2 mo. ago and now have the top one fully extended and one down 2 feathers from that. Is this physiologically poss… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
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I have a one year old parakeet Sophia keeps flying off my
I have a one year old parakeet "Sophia" keeps flying off my shoulder (wings are cut), time out does not work. I am worried she will fly and hurt herself. What can I do… read more
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