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I recently came back from 3 months in hospital to find one
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My fifteen year-old peachfaced lovebird has enjoyed
My fifteen year-old peachfaced lovebird has enjoyed excellent health. Recently she has had difficulty grasping, and is stumbling and using flight to augment ambulation. Her diet is Harrison's Hi-Poten… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
I have a peach faced lovebird that is 20 years old (I am not
Hello. I have a peach faced lovebird that is 20 years old (I am not exaggerating). His name is Peachy. For the last few days, his head has been tilted to his right side for pretty much the entire day.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have an old lovebird - 15 years old - who is blind.
I have an old lovebird - 15 years old - who is blind. Recently he's holding his head normally, but it drifts off to the right side constantly. I'm wondering if he has an ear infection. His perching st… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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He can't fly and is losing balance and his falling asleep on
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DrNickiDVM
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I have a female lovebird who's about 15yrs old. Over the
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
My blue peachfaced love bird started to walk around the pen
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
My girl's stargazing. Lovebird. She's 16. She's been on
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
My rosy Bourke parakeet is tilting her head to the side, as
My rosy Bourke parakeet is tilting her head to the side, as if she can't see out of one eye, and has been banging into things more than usual when flying. I wonder if she has an ear infection, or actu… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
I have had my lovebird years. She has always been very
Hi I have had my lovebird for 23 years. She has always been very active and lover to play. Today she started to be very listless and her head is constantly to the right. She is eating and drinking and… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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56,974 satisfied customers
I have a peachface lovebird. he or she not sure seems to be
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Dr. Gardner
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Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
We have an small outdoor aviary with 8 finches . We have a
We have an small outdoor aviary with 8 finches . We have a Lady Gouldian that was fine on Sunday, but on Monday was down on the bottom of the cage having difficulty walking and flying. He was tilting … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head
I have a 12year old budgie who has started hanging her head down and is unable to fly. She is OK otherwise - eating and drinking normally and moving around the cage. Do you have any suggestions about … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi, My 15 year old lovebird has started tilting his head
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Hawkedoc
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Our Lovebird, Cheekie, is 16 and a half years old and has recently
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, Background I have a PeachFace Lovebird who is about
Hello, Background: I have a PeachFace Lovebird who is about 14-15 years old. Over the past 8 months he has gotten cataracts. This was verified by a veterinarian. He has no vision in one eye and a litt… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
4,244 satisfied customers
lovebird: My little..his cage and his head is tilted..circles..puffy
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Andrea Roberts
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Why would my lovebird hold his head to one side/ he seems in good health, eating well, etc.… read more
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