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My cockateil was born this year february 1 i bought him
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple
Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple of finches that had 3 babies a month ago now they seem to atack their own babies finch two of the babies are very skinny mom and dad feed t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 3 month old Peach-faced Lovebird named Kiwi. I
I have a 3 month old Peach-faced Lovebird named Kiwi. I acquired him one month ago from a pet store. He refuses to eat any pellets, and now doesn't seem to care for his vitamin-enriched seeds. (Higgin… read more
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What is a good diet for a cockatiel? My cockatiel's main
what is a good diet for a cockatiel? My cockatiel's main food source is pellets and seed. He also gets some veggies but doesn't eat them alot. He eats scrambled eggs, bread, cherrios, rice, sweet pota… read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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We rescued a baby finch but we do not know what to feen him.
we rescued a baby finch but we do not know what to feen him … read more
Dr. B.
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My 11 year old Cockatiel is pulling feathers off the front
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a rosy cheeked lovebird, wt. 44 grams who was prescribed
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Dr. Bob
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7,940 satisfied customers
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and
I have a 9 year-old budgie, Cookie. He is very unsteady and cannot stay on his perch without flipping over or falling. At the bottom of the cage there is evidence of runny stool. His cagemate, Daisy, … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My cockatiel seems to have trouble coughing. his breathing
My cockatiel seems to have trouble coughing. his breathing is heavy and at times he appears to be choking then coughs up whatever is in his crop. he is still quite lively but is tired looking he is 17… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
902 satisfied customers
Dear Dr./ Veterinarian: Our lovebird usually has no problems
Dear Dr./ Veterinarian: Our lovebird usually has no problems at all. He usually chirps very loudly. But this morning, he was having softer, shorter chirps, and closing his eyes. It looked like maybe h… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old male lovebird that lives indoors named
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My cockatiel (age about 15 years) is currently on the bottom
My cockatiel (age about 15 years) is currently on the bottom of his cage, facing the corner and asleep. I've never seen him like this before. He doesn't respond to whistling or prompting. I'm not sure… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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A male zebra finch my family has was recently very active but
A male zebra finch my family has was recently very active but now he sleeps a lot. He eats and drinks water, but he sits most of the time and he often sleeps. He occasionally chases his cage partner a… read more
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cockatiel: hatched..info about feeding them and keeping them alive
New to cockatiel handling and have 3 eggs. 1 of 3 eggs hatched about 10 hours ago. We are looking for info about feeding them and keeping them alive. Where can we look? What do we do?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: 2 yrs old..Today I noticed a clogged nostril..his cage
I have a male cockatiel about 2 yrs old. Today I noticed a clogged nostril that I know was not that way yesterday, The clog is yellow in color. I thoroughly clean his cage once a week and change food … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling
I have a young lovebird. He seems to have a puffiness/swelling above his breast bone around his neck. He's about 3 months old. He seems less active and more cuddly than usual. Should I be concerned.… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Cockatiel, Lethargic, wobbling head such as dizziness, sitting
Cockatiel, Lethargic, wobbling head such as dizziness, sitting on bottom of the cage, unable to fly, difficult time just walking, allows me to hold him without being afraid… read more
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