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He is 21 years old. Has not been talking as much as he used
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My Cockatiel is spending a lot of time on the bottom of his
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I noticed today that my cockatiel was huddled in the bottom
I noticed today that my cockatiel was huddled in the bottom corner of the cage and after closer observation discovered that her beak is black. What is going on?… read more
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My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female
My young cockatiel was regurgitating to flirt with my female in the next cage. I moved him into hers because I thought he anted to be with her but now he is sleeping a lot. Still eating and drinking a… read more
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We have a cockatiel that seems to have a sleeping sickness.
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My parakeet seems to be sick. I dont have an avian vet in
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Hi, I have a cockatiel who is a baby, his parents are also with him in a cage. Well, he is now about a year and a half, maybe even two or a bit more. His cage has not been cleaned for few months. Ther… read more
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20 year old cockatiel - Popcorn She was exhibiting signs of
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cockatiel: last couple of days he has been sleeping a lot..cage..drink
I have had my cockatiel for 6 years and he would never come out until 6 weeks ago. The last couple of days he has been sleeping a lot on the bottom of his cage but still climbing up to eat and drink. … read more
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budgerigar: was a prolific talker and whistler until 2 weeks age
Our budgerigar was a prolific talker and whistler until 2 weeks age when he just stopped. Now he says nothing and barely even whistles. Is there a known cause for this? Can sickness or diet be the cau… read more
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Cockatiel: hiss and bite when we come near his cage..great companion
Hi, Our hand raised, Peach Face Cockatiel has been with us for almost 2.5 years now. He is a lovely bird but he continues to hiss and bite when we come near his cage. Once he steps onto me, however, h… read more
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Hello, I found my young male canary huddled on the floor
Hello, I found my young male canary huddled on the floor of the flight cage a few hours ago. I've isolated him in a separate cage in the bathroom, near a lamp, with a dark towel covering the lamp and … read more
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when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and
when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and had greeted me and come for his food, etc. .... when i arrived home, he didn't come down from his "nest" to say hello and when I called to… read more
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Over the last 14 days, my cockateil has become very agitated.
Over the last 14 days, my cockateil has become very agitated. He doesn't sing like he used to, I can't come anywhere near him. He is the only animal in my house. He is about 8 years old. Is he sick?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: arthritis..cage..his beak when he sleeps, but this looks
Hi I have a cockatiel that is over 25 years old and has arthritis in its legs which causes imbalance and he sometimes falls off his perch. He now holds on to the side of the cage with his beak when he… read more
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months old i think he is a male , sings and whistles and is starting to talk a little we have a day pen which he spends most of the day when i am h… read more
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I found my cockatiel dead on the bottom of the cage yesterday
I found my cockatiel dead on the bottom of the cage yesterday am. He was fine the day before. He was 9 years old. I am afraid to get a new one in case it is something in the house that caused him to d… read more
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