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I have a lovely new Alexandrine. She is very sweet and often
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I am worried about my female ringneck parrot. She is picking
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I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I
Hello Dr. Pat. I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I am looking for help. Is there a charge for your assistance?… read more
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I'm trying to locate a bird (Aviary) Veterinarian in
Hello, I'm trying to locate a bird (Aviary) Veterinarian in Tampa, Florida. Can you recommend an excellent doctor for my little Green Cheek Conure? She hurt her right foot yesterday and I've no idea w… read more
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo
Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo is a bit better and thanks for all of your well thought out suggestions. I live 2 hours away from a good Vet in Ottawa, Canada. Roo wouldn't d… read more
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Yesterday I rescued a mourning dove in my yard from the beginning
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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
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Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
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zebra finch: who, in the last couple..lower perch..bath..eats
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an Indian Ringneck parakeet, about 6 months old, white
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
In the past few days her left wing has become swollen.
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have five ringneck doves. Two are the parents, and the other
I have five ringneck doves. Two are the parents, and the other three are female siblings. Two of the siblings have decided they are a pair. The other one has become the odd bird out and they all seem … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Amazon Parrot: loosing his feathers..neck and somewhat under his wings
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly,
female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly, otherwise well feathered. Is this normal?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my yellow crested green amazon parrot has been making a loud
my yellow crested green amazon parrot has been making a loud noise while preening herself. I took her to the vet and they gave me a spray for her feather quality and advised me to give her pellets ins… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Yesterday morning I went to uncover my cockatiel and I noticed
Yesterday morning I went to uncover my cockatiel and I noticed that "she" was holding the top part of her wing out from her body. I let her out of the cage and she tried to fly to the chair where she … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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finch: pet store in december..She sits on the bottom of her cage.
My mother has a strawberry finch, Fannie Mae, which she purchased from a pet store in December. Fannie had been singing until yesterday. She sits on the bottom of her cage. She has no feathers on the … read more
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