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About 5 hours ago, we found our pet bird, a conure in the
About 5 hours ago, we found our young pet bird, a conure in the toilet with head halfway underwater. Eyes were open at that time but not moving. Kept him warm and went unconscious with heavy fluid in … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a pekin duck who got trapped on a frozen pond. after
i have a pekin duck who got trapped on a frozen pond. after rescue, i brought him inside- he seems to be labored in his breathing...anything I can do for him… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My birds appeared healthy last night. 1 was clenched on the
My birds appeared healthy last night. 1 was clenched on the side of the water dish this morning-not moving, I removed him & he was dead. Within an hour a 2nd bird died much the same way & within 2 mor… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My 10 year old blue crown conure has started breathing more
My 10 year old blue crown conure has started breathing more rapidly and a little deeper. His mouth is closed and he is eating well. This started last night, then he had a good nights sleep, was normal… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a wheezing rooster. He seemed fine yesterday morning,
I have a wheezing rooster. He seemed fine yesterday morning, but last night. he was wheezing. I brought him into the house for the night to separate him from my hens and to keep him warm. I read your … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 6 year old lovebird may have inhaled a seed hull. My veterinarian
My 6 year old lovebird may have inhaled a seed hull. My veterinarian isn't sure though and because he is so small he is to small to xray. Is there anyway to know for sure? He is on a seed diet, but I … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in another flight cage. One of my birds has never been able to fly since I brought him home aver a year ago. I thought after a while when tail … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Cockatiel has swollen abdomen causing difficulty breathing
Cockatiel has swollen abdomen causing difficulty breathing and elimination. X-rays showed fluid in abdomen and swollen liver. Is being treated with Clavamox antibiotic and Milk Thistle in water- is no… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a male cockatiel of unknown age that Ive had for 11.5
I have a male cockatiel of unknown age that Ive had for 11.5 yrs that has started having rapid/labored breathing even at rest. He has no signs of an URI. He's still eating and grooming but has no tole… read more
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Dr. Gwen
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
My 20 yr old cockatiel seems to be experiencing what seems
My 20 yr old cockatiel seems to be experiencing what seems to be coughing chirp & some degree of labored breathing. Is there anything I can do to help him more comfortable?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
my pet cockatiel is very lethargic and barely breathing. I
my pet cockatiel is very lethargic and barely breathing. I am keeping him warm and have fed him sugar water with a dropper He is not showing any signs of improvement… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
My male cockatiel is almost 19 years old and has been in decent
My male cockatiel is almost 19 years old and has been in decent health until ingesting something two years ago and going into toxic shock. This damaged his liver. He has been fine since december of 20… read more
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Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
196 satisfied customers
15yo Cockatiel. Head tilt, falling over, constant chirping,
15yo Cockatiel. Head tilt, falling over, constant chirping, twitching. Sudden onset. Otherwise healthy. Lives in kitchen: no oven cleaning, no new teflon etc Nothing new. House 4 d ago for insects.… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Do cockatiels generally breath through their mouth and what
Do cockatiels generally breath through their mouth and what is the rate of respiration per minute.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: always been on a seed only diet..treats..cage
i have a cockatiel, have had him for about 30 years, and he was a young bird when we first got him. He has always been on a seed only diet, never was interested in any treats or fresh fruit or veges. … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My cockatiel lost his voice , and now has a noticeable sound
My cockatiel "lost his voice", and now has a noticeable sound (very slight) when breathing (with his beak open) and it seems his tongue is visible at the top of his mouth. He shares his flight cage wi… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: year old female..labored breathing, weak, open mouthed.
Hello, My 20 year old female cockatiel seems to be in congestive heart failure. labored breathing, weak, open mouthed. She is mildly interested in eating and drinking, but is sitting with eyes closed … read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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