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My 16 year old Cockatiel suddenly lost small fluffy feathers
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Dr. Bob
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Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased another cockatiel to keep her company but it hasn't helped. She loves to sit on my shoulder. She has pecked her feathers so badly tha… read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a female Cockatoo. Ive had her for 4months. When I
I have a female Cockatoo. I've had her for 4months. When I got her she had plucked her feathers on her back and chest. Those feathers have somewhat grown back. Fulana( the parrot) has now concentrated… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Please help. I think I cut my parakeets beak too short
My 7 year old Parakeets beak was curling into its neck feathers. I cut it. I think I cut it to short - just taking off the tip. There was no blood on the cut beak but she has developed a line down her… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel is about 5 years old. Her top beck is not lining
My cockatiel is about 5 years old. Her top beck is not lining up with her bottom beck. Last week she was eating fine now she is not touching her seed. This morning she ate eggs so soft food seems fine… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so
I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so long it hooked over and under his bottom beak. The new beak growth was narrower than the rest of the beak and I was able to snip it off with … read more
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Dr. Bob
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I have a female cockatiel whose beak has grown so long it pokes
I have a female cockatiel whose beak has grown so long it pokes it's breast. It has difficulty when feeding. I'm afraid to try and cut it off with a clipper. Please advice.… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: beak..bit long and her feathers seem quite greasy looking
I have two inside cockatiels. One beak seems fine. The other one seems a bit long and her feathers seem quite greasy looking.… read more
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Hello, my cinnamon pied male cockatiel is just about to turn
Hello, my cinnamon pied male cockatiel is just about to turn 13. His energy, appetite, and personality is similar to when he was young. However, I've noticed that some of the grey feathers on his wing… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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crest: My 15 year..15 year old..grown back..they might be mites
My 15 year old Lutino female cockatiel(Jewel), has lost her crest and face feathers and they have grown back as long strings not feather-like(sorta like dred-locks). The newer stringy-feathers appear … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Cockatiel: bald area around its nostrils..I treated her for scaly beak
My Cockatiel has a bald area around its nostrils which. according to its previous owner, has always had but I treated her for scaly beak and it hasn't made any difference. She does seem to be itchy an… read more
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Dr:D
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My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers.
My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers. Her neck, wing and breast are almost bare. She seems to be fine,plays with her toys and eats the same as before.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello I have a cockatiel about 15 years old--he was given
Hello I have a cockatiel about 15 years old--he was given to me--when I got him he had few problems-his feet are clubbed and some of his toenails grow upward. He cant fly. The previous owner told me h… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 7 month old Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. We are still
I have a 7 month old Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. We are still hand rearing her as she isn't eating properly by herself, but found that a couple of months ago, most of her wing feathers, all of her tail … read more
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i have a pet cockatiel(hen) when she is grooming herself sometimes
i have a pet cockatiel(hen) when she is grooming herself sometimes she starts sreeching like its hurting & she'll grab out a feather. she does this alot, & the feathers that come out look chalky & yuc… read more
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One of my little budgies is growing moreon his beak. It is
One of my little budgies is growing moreon his beak. It is the upper part and it is getting longer, probably an extra 1/2 inch. I mjust noticed it about two weeks ago.What should I do. It doesn't look… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My Moms cockatiels beak has grown very long - looks like
My Mom's cockatiel's beak has grown very long - looks like it is touching his/her stomach. Why has it grown so much? Otherwise, the bird seems very healthly & happy.… read more
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My love birds beak is growing very long and breaking off.
My love bird's beak is growing very long and breaking off. What can I do. I have separated him from the other birds and he is eating well. He has been this way for about 4 months. He is happy and acti… read more
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