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My budgie is around 3yrs old & lost her tail and wing
My budgie is around 3yrs old & lost her tail and wing feathers last year. So climbs and plumits in her cage. Thought might have mites but my vet says she doesn't and that she never had developed chest… read more
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Dr. G
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Our pet Cockatoo got out of his cage and was lost for about
Our pet Cockatoo got out of his cage and was lost for about 4 days...he landed in the backyard of a local family. I think he needs to be seen by a vet because I think he might have a problem with his … read more
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Dr Gwen
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In 2011 I rescued a 7 year old Goffin's Cockatoo. He had
In 2011 I rescued a 7 year old Goffin's Cockatoo. He had plucked a lot of its feathers from his breast and pruned the end of most of the remaining feathers. I have cared for him for 8 years now and mo… read more
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I have had my male cockatiel for over a year and he has
I have had my male cockatiel for over a year and he has learned to understand and respond to many words. We have bonded well. … read more
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her cage and flapped/fell onto the floor. When I picked her up, she walked up to my shoulder, and I noticed a small drop of blood on my sleeve. T… read more
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Kelly Hill
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My cockatoo is plucking at and destroying s feathers. This
My cockatoo is plucking at and destroying his feathers. This has been going on for several months. After close supervision, his plumage had improved but in recent weeks he has started self mutilating … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My mitered conure suddenly looks gray. I thought maybe he
My mitered conure suddenly looks gray. I thought maybe he was pulling his green feathers out but I haven't seen any feathers in his cage. There are no bare spots but just a gray fuzzy look (looks like… read more
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i have a red lory and other birds. the vet subscribes baytril
i have a red lory and other birds. the vet subscribes baytril always. i went to another vet, he prescribed clovamox and a skin cream. my bird is pulling all of his feathers off his legs . he now had a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old
We have an albino female cockatiel who is about 8 months old now. Shad had her wings trimmed when we got her 5 months ago, and she still has not fully grown them and can't fly. She had been bleeding h… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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My new bird has a chipped and crusty beak and over night she
My new bird has a chipped and crusty beak and over night she somehow injured her wing. I found some dried blood on her left wing tip and blood streaks in her quarantine box walls. Are these things som… read more
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kiko376
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This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could
This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could maybe help with the answer to my question. I recently (3 weeks ago) bought a Green Winged Macaw from a breeder and was told he's a male. S… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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i have a goffins cockatoo with a broken blood feather of the
i have a goffins cockatoo with a broken blood feather of the wing. the feather continues to ooze off and on. what should i do? i have him in his roosting cage now, covered in the dark so he stays stil… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeets: fed..cage..its beak and was preening its wing feathers
Hi I just got two parakeets from the store 2 weeks ago. They are starting to settle down and just recently are okay with being hand fed millet seeds. However i heard a lot of noise from the cage when … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Goffin Cockatoo: feathers..avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy
My Goffin Cockatoo plucks his head feathers. I have taken him to an avian vet who says he is otherwise healthy. I spend lots of time with him and give him a stimulating environment. He plucks with his… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi, I have an umbrella cockatoo aged 4 approx. Extremely tame
Hi, I have an umbrella cockatoo aged 4 approx. Extremely tame and confident. I have been away from him for 6 weeks and apparently, he is pulling tale feathers. He is in a happy environment… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I have two cockatiels, they are about 4 years old, we got them from an aviary in pets at home. They are kepts indoors, and are let out for a large part of the day. They have a good varied diet. They a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last night. There's blood on his left foot, feathers, beak and perch. This AM, the bleeding stopped, his preening like mad and his feathers hav… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My lovebird has been preening more than ususal for the last
My lovebird has been preening more than ususal for the last week or so. on monday i noticed a little blood on his back (right above the wing). I sprayed him for mites and his preening seemed to abate … read more
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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