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I have an adult female Parakeet with an extremely overgrown
Hi there, I have an adult female Parakeet with an extremely overgrown beak. It is hooked all the way to her chest now. For a period of time she was not taking care of herself because my male was const… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 3 year old rooster will not maintain his beak. The top
My 3 year old rooster will not maintain his beak. The top beak needs trimming occasionally. All of my hens maintain their own beaks. We hold him on his back until he settles to trim his beak but we do… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a rooster and s spurs are and hurting the hens. They
Hello. We have a rooster and his spurs are long and hurting the hens. They are probably about 4 inches long. I have read several things about spur removal and trimming. A local vet said that you never… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My name is ***** *****, I have an old Silkie Rooster that
Hi, my name is ***** *****, I have an old Silkie Rooster that suddenly went Blind, I can't find any tra tram anywhere, he is still in a good mood, and his eyes are clear, he just can't see … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm ***** *****. We have a rooster about 8 months old with a
HI! I'm ***** *****. We have a young rooster about 8 months old with a clear slimy discharge from his beak. Having a hard time eating. Not swallowing his food well … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My name is ***** ***** and I have a older parakeet and s
Customer: My name is ***** ***** and I have a older parakeet and his beak grows very fast. Usually I have it trimmed by the vet but since he is about 60 miles away the Vet said I could trim is down a … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting and not coming to play like he always is) and I noticed his white feathers near his beak look orangey (maybe from blood. Under his beak it se… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have amaroon bellie conure that is around 25 yrs old his
I have amaroon bellie conure that is around 25 yrs old his lower part of his beak grows to the side and some of his talons are growing in a full loop. Is this normal for a older conure? And do i dare … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
are there any reasons to cut wattles and/or combs on roosters
are there any reasons to cut wattles and/or combs on roosters other than for fighting preparation?… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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We have a very lethargic parrot - has quit talking and making
We have a very lethargic parrot - has quit talking and making almost any sounds. Will not let us handle him and acts very afraid of us. Previously would talk, come to our fingers enjoy being around us… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My rooster acts like he doesn't feel good, will stand or set
My rooster acts like he doesn't feel good, will stand or set around with his eyes closed. Eats & drinks a little. Chops his beak like he's got something coming back up his throat.… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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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bird: s (Asian ringnek) bill has recently started to grow
The hook of our bird's (Asian Ringnek) bill has recently started to grow longer, and he is very uncomfortable with it. What do you recommend?… read more
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Eclectus parrot, 4 yrs old..His beak is cracked about the middle
Eclectus parrot, 4 yrs old..His beak is cracked about the middle of the right side. One of his toys has string on it and we noticed a piece stuck in the crack. It came out fairly easily but we are thi… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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my vet could not do my cockatiels beak,said it was splitting.a
my vet could not do my cockatiels beak,said it was splitting.a fleshy piece is poking out one side.they did atempt to do it but the beak was to frail.said it had a calcium problem.barney only eats see… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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chickens: they went anywhere as Ive had no confirmation nor reply
Hello! I asked a question regarding chickens and featherpicking this morning, and received a good answer from Dr. Bob. I had subsequent question and submitted them, but have no idea if they went anywh… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My 6 year old timneh african grey female parrot went to the
My 6 year old timneh african grey female parrot went to the vet last Thursday for an annual exam, nail, wing, and beak trim. Blood was also drawn. With regards XXXXX XXXXX beak trim, the vet informed … read more
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