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I have a juvenile lorikeet that is losing it tail feathers
I have a juvenile lorikeet that is losing it tail feathers and flight feathers, usually can see blood attached to the tip. Otherwise well. Eating normally is on well balanced diet. Separated from the … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a
Hi wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a lot of feature loss. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
A hummingbird hit out window and appears to have a broken
a hummingbird hit out window and appears to have a broken wing. We have it in a box with a warmer underneath and have given it sugar water with a dropper but the wing is in an awkward position. Hoping… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I accidentally stepped on my bird tonight and it lost quite
i accidentally stepped on my bird tonight and it lost quite bit of feathers (under its wing area but not the actual wing) it doesn't seem to be limping or have blood in its stool but she won't stop pl… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
Our three year old cockatiel had a night terror Wednesday
Our three year old cockatiel had a night terror Wednesday night, losing up to four flight feathers from his right wing. One of the remaining feathers has rotated 180° on its shaft. There were three or… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I have a rainbow lorikeet,(Lucky) its a runner, it was rescued
I have a rainbow lorikeet,(Lucky) its a runner, it was rescued from the middle of a busy road. I know if I had taken Lucky to a vet they would have put him down and I just could not do it. He is now 1… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi I have a lorikeet in a cage and have had him for 5 years
Hi I have a lorikeet in a cage and have had him for 5 years now I have noticed he keeps jumping around real quick as though something is biting and annoying him He keeps flicking his wings and nipping… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
My cockatiels feathers seem to be coming out, especially around
My cockatiel's feathers seem to be coming out, especially around his face and ears. Yesterday I put a flight suit on him for the first time and many down & some 1.5"-2" feathers came out as I was doin… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old female rainbow lorikeet. She has been plucking
I have a 5 year old female rainbow lorikeet. She has been plucking feathers from around her neck and under her wings for several months now. Every now and again when she is grooming herself, she screa… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Lorikeet: my male..is in good health, has no mites and no signs..diet
One of my male rainbowlorikeets has a bunch of missing neck feathers. The Lorikeet is in good health, has no mites and no signs of illness. I have tried increased vitamins in the rainbow lorikeets die… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
sever macaw: rescued..plucker on one wing..his flight feather..pooping
I have an abused, rescued, sever macaw. He is a plucker on one wing an avaian vet said someone clipped his flight feather to close and possible hit a nerve, causing him to pluck or he just might be a … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my green cheeked conure has black tipped top feathers, head
my green cheeked conure has black tipped top feathers, head bald spot, fungus feeling, feathers under wings and belly are plucked, cere has crusted - filling up one nostril, thin body. i have seen 3 v… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally home alone during the day (9am-6pm). After his morning shower today, i noticed some bald spots on his wings (1/2 cm in diameter, both wi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
love bird: has giardia..having the feather plucking problem but none
Is it possible that my love bird has giardia? He is still having the feather plucking problem but none of my other birds have this problem. His mate doe not have it.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,081 satisfied customers
lorikeet: generally quite active, playful..wings..sprayed for mites
Our lorikeet on his arrival at our house, (flew in made himself at home 6 years ago).At that time he looked pretty good only pecked feather ends. He is generally quite active, playful and like most lo… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Why is my Sun Conure plucking her chest feathers. There have
Why is my Sun Conure plucking her chest feathers. There have been no changes and she acts normal other than the plucking. I have had her since birth and she is now abount 6 years old.… read more
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Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
I have a male star finch who is balding under his left wing.
I have a male star finch who is balding under his left wing. He has a good diet. I was wondering if I should give him a general antibiotic and what kind. Thanks… read more
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Dr. Kim
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Doctoral Degree
27 satisfied customers
chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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