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He can't walk properly I feel like he has no grip he's weak
He can't walk properly I feel like he has no grip he's weak and he tried flying but he landed in a bad corner twice I don't want him to hurt himself more but what can I do?? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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25 year old cockatiel regurgitating whole seeds, increased
25 year old cockatiel regurgitating whole seeds, increased thirst, loose bowels from increased drinking, still flying but puffed up & pretty miserable. Had gotten on the floor recently & could have co… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,515 satisfied customers
He sits at the bottom of the cage, and appears to have
He sits at the bottom of the cage, and appears to have orange specks around his beak that weren't there before. Also sneezes pretty frequently … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their
Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their cages? Or is it always a sign of illness? My cockatiel has shared a room with my son for most of his life, but my son has recently moved out f… read more
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Scott Perry
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My 22-year old male cockatiel had to be put down Monday with
My 22-year old gray male cockatiel had to be put down Monday with what a vet thought was a neurological disorder. Disorientation, falling off perch, then unable to function at all. head jerking, tail … read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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781 satisfied customers
My male cockatiel has an egg it looks like stuck to his chest???
My male cockatiel has an egg it looks like stuck to his chest??? What does this mean? My female laid five approx. a month ago they have been taking turns sitting on them at bottom of cage. I was told … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My lovebird pair have a youngster in their nest. Prior to
My lovebird pair have a youngster in their nest. Prior to the female laying her eggs, I had to remove the male from that cage because the female was plucking his feathers to a point where he appeared … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always playing with them. He won't step up onto my hand but he doesn't fly away either. He won't eat "people" food but loves his daily seed an… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets
Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets instead. Are they less nippy more love able Than lovbirds? My male is very nice but female is very nippy. Should I keep only one or can I k… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My parrot appears to be moulting, seems to be very itchy, but
My parrot appears to be moulting, seems to be very itchy, but grips his throat with his foot. He is not eating much seed and is suddenly appearing to be stressed when left alone. Otherwise appears hea… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
lovebirds: bottom of the cage for a few days, no eating and drinking
Hi, I'm Renata, ask your help from Hungary. I have a pair of lovebirds, 9 years old, one of them is ill already more than 2 weeks ago. He looked already a bit faint for some days when one evening his … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
hen: My male..eating drinking and playing..keeps trying..cage
My male budgie has flawed plumage, His tail feathers are spread and are looking ragged,He is eating drinking and playing, The hen keeps trying to get Sparky to fly but it he tried he just falls onto t… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel does not seem to be able to grip a perch with
My cockatiel does not seem to be able to grip a perch with his feet any more. I have had him for 12 years and do not know his age (he was a "flyaway" from another family). He can still sit on his conc… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a bird that is really sick, but the nearest Avian is
I have a bird that is really sick, but the nearest Avian is more than 4 hours away. I want to know if you have any tips on how I should care for my sick bird at home while I'm able to take her to the … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea
Hi, my parakeet is sick since yesterday. Had a severe diarrhea and can't perch. I gave him camomile tea and some anti-bacterial medicine last night (used for babies) and today the diarrhea stopped, th… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I HAVE BREEDING QUAKERS. THEY ARE EATING THE EGGS. THEY GET
I HAVE BREEDING QUAKERS. THEY ARE EATING THE EGGS. THEY GET COCKATIEL SEED, ZUPREEM PELLETS, PETAMINE, VEGGIES, FRUITS, HARD BOILED EGG. THEY ARE IN A ROOM WITH A PAIR OF COCKATIELS AND 7 LOVEBIRDS. N… read more
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Dr. Pat
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cockatiel: my 15 year old called me to tell me..seemed fine..swollen
My cockatiel flew into a pan of boiling water yesterday about 4pm. I was at work and my 15 year old called me to tell me but said she squaked and jumped out right away and then proceeded to fly back t… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 cockatiels that seem healthy. They eat, drink and
I have 2 cockatiels that seem healthy. They eat, drink and void normally, as far as I can tell. They live in a cage that is 8 feet tall and 4 feet square. They used to fly to the floor to graze for dr… read more
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Dr. Pat
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