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Salkin) Can you tell the age of this baby cockatiel by
for Dr Michael Salkin) Can you tell the age of this baby cockatiel by appearance, such as length of tail? The shop owner that sold this bird says he was almost 8 weeks but I doubt so. If she is only 5… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to have some feather fallen off when he flew off my shoulder or preened himself. Could this be due to feather mites as he is too young to molt.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel
Hello. I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel and asked us to put Nivea face cream on his feathers twice daily. I did not know this until today. The bird is a regular guest. I no… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cockatiel has lost his feathers on his back and under his
My cockatiel has lost his feathers on his back and under his wings .he has the run of the house and not bored his other feathers are shiny and he seems healthy otherwise.ihave taken him to the vet I o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: Well, he is now about a year and a half, maybe even two
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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
chicken: Suddenly stopped laying eggs and she has begun biting herself
I am baby sitting my friend's adult chicken. Suddenly stopped laying eggs and she has begun biting herself and loosing a great deal of feathers. The feather loss seems pretty uniform and primarily are… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped
I have a cockateil, she is very young and was badly clipped by the breeder who sold her to me. the wing the breeder clipped seems to get stuck up in the air behind the bird and she squawks loudly when… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
I clipped my Cockatiels wings but as she was wriggling around
I clipped my Cockatiels wings but as she was wriggling around I accidentally cut a blood feather...it hasnt bled but there is blood in the vein....will it be O.K. to heal by itself?...can I leave it? … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in a very large cage with a cinnamon cockatiel. They have cuttlefish, fresh water and fresh budgie and cockatiel seed every day. They also have … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a young cockatiel whose wings have been severly clipped.
I have a young cockatiel whose wings have been severly clipped. She has fallen so many times that she has broken all of her tail feathers. She seems to break and loose her feathers easily and her wing… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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This morning my canary, Tulip, was fine and acting as normal
This morning my canary, Tulip, was fine and acting as normal in the outdoor aviary. This afternoon, I found him dead on the ground. Upon inspection under his feathers, he has holes through the flesh o… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Cindy is my yellow sided green cheek conure who hatched in
Cindy is my yellow sided green cheek conure who hatched in August 2008. I got her from the breeder about 2 weeks before she was weaned and finished hand feeding her. She became everything we had hoped… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has had an injured wing for sometime now. She
My cockatiel has had an injured wing for sometime now. She is 14 years old and seems to be in good health however, her flight feathers on the injured wing never grow. She picks at them often and it se… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing
My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing and I saw some skin. She is plucking her herself under her wing, but not anywhere else. I don't know what to do and she seems to be happy. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
cockatiel: pets at home..kepts indoors, and are let..good varied diet.
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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
cockatiel: My 4 year..collar..beak..her feathers..skin under the wing
My 4 year old cockatiel just had a e-collar removed one week ago. Yesterday morning I noticed she had a stain on her beak. The stain didn't look like blood more yellowish I was checking all her feathe… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my cockatiel has red spots and some feathers gone over night,
my cockatiel has red spots like sores,and pin fleathers on him back and some feathers gone over night, I check and can't find no reason for this, could he have mites, he seems fine just looks like he … read more
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