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I trimmed my 2 of my 4 parakeets' feathers and nails yesterday.
I trimmed my 2 of my 4 parakeets' feathers and nails yesterday. Unfortunately, I cut a little too close into the quick of one, she didn't bleed much, however, she has been fluffed since and this morni… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
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We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
One parakeet has fluffed up appearance and is very lethargic.
One parakeet has fluffed up appearance and is very lethargic. also appears to have "dirty" feathers soiled either by water or possibly excrement. Other parakeet in cage appears fine is is active. Both… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
my budgerigar charlie in a cage on his own inside our house
my budgerigar charlie in a cage on his own inside our house he is 5 months old we have had him 10 weeks always whistling and starting to talk. 2 days ago he went silent and just sits all fluffed up. h… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Hi! I have two budgies, though one was partially stepped on
Hi! I have two budgies, though one was partially stepped on she can walk and fly though she's been swerving and as of now she's just sitting in the cage. I have noticed her dropping became liquid, tho… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
parakeet: is at the bottom of his cage..spread his wings for my son
the little parakeet is at the bottom of his cage. My son picked him up. the bird is trying to chirp. did spread his wings for my son. what should we do right now? Not being himself at all.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,492 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
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped by the breeder who sold her to me. the wing the breeder clipped seems to get stuck up in the air behind the bird and she squawks loudly when… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
her cage..wings..her feathers are gone and I can see the pinky skin
I just cleaned her cage and took her out. I haven't had her out in a while, so she was upset I was holding her. I noticed that under her wings, many of her feathers are gone and I can see the pinky sk… read more
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,188 satisfied customers
canary: lost alot..feather on his neck now he is completely puffed
Our canary seemed to be going thru a huge molt lost alot of feather on his neck now he is completely puffed up, The other bird seems fine… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet in the same cage. It looks like the parakeet is hurt. Her tail feathers have been snipped or pulled out and she her wings are not up against… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
I have a new parrot (black headed caique) that I just got yesterday
I have a new parrot (black headed caique) that I just got yesterday from a breeder in South Carolina. It had a long flight here to California so some stress is expected. However, I am honestly really … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
parakeet: that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy..floor of cage
I have a parakeet that appears to be losing some hair & fluffy around the head area and has been spending more time at the floor of cage. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing and I saw some skin. She is plucking her herself under her wing, but not anywhere else. I don't know what to do and she seems to be happy. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
My parakeets feathers have been fluffed for days now. He
My parakeet's feathers have been fluffed for days now. He still eats and drinks. What is causing this? Is the bird sick?… read more
Critterdr
Critterdr
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
130 satisfied customers
Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my nieces
Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my niece's parakeet. We have had him for at least a month each of the last few summers, so he's pretty familiar with us. Saturday, Sunday, and to… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 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
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Dr. G.
DVM
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