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Two weeks ago one of my 5 chickens started having trouble
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Customer: i have a 6 month old sicilian buttercup chicken who has a pale comb and seems to be loosing her feather. Her sister fine ? … read more
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My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
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I have an almost 4 year old RIR hen (not laying) who is lethargic,
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Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased another cockatiel to keep her company but it hasn't helped. She loves to sit on my shoulder. She has pecked her feathers so badly tha… read more
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my cockateil is vomiting undigested seeds. I first notice it
my cockateil is vomiting undigested seeds. I first notice it this morning when I changed his water. There were seeds in his water dish. i have him on my shoulder ,he shook his head ,and I ended up wit… read more
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I have a 20 year old female Congo African Grey, who is currently
I have a 20 year old female Congo African Grey, who is currently throwing up. A couple days ago I switched her from Regular to High Potency Harrisons (her avian vet had advised this before, and she's … read more
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Have a parakeet, approximately 5 years old. Lately, his feathers
Have a parakeet, approximately 5 years old. Lately, his feathers have been 'fluffed' up, his eyes are much smaller in size, and he seems to be sitting lower on his favorite perch. Also, I don't see as… read more
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My bird is very lathargic and putting his beak in his feathers.
My bird is very lathargic and putting his beak in his feathers. His back looks like there is molting and feathers are dishevled. He's puffy. He isnt himself. 1l12weeks. so far. Ligthly spray with wate… read more
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Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for two weeks now and constantly itching her neck and under her wing.She seems depressed and does not sing anymore but is eating normally. She h… read more
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My six week old chicken cant walk or stand on either leg.
My six week old chicken can't walk or stand on either leg. More so on the left leg. It has been like this for over nine days. I took the chicken to the vet just over a week ago and he could not feel a… read more
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally home alone during the day (9am-6pm). After his morning shower today, i noticed some bald spots on his wings (1/2 cm in diameter, both wi… read more
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parrot: that recently has started plucking his feathers..wing
We have an parrot that recently has started plucking his feathers. Most of this is happening on his neck and under the right wing. Our questions are: 1) What can be causing this and 2)_ what can we do… read more
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I have a green conure, 10 yrs old, very cute. I was told he
I have a green conure, 10 yrs old, very cute. I was told he is maulting, because he doesn't have feathers around his neck and a little on his head. This is the first time he is like this and I don't k… read more
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I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which
I have black Javas and Rhode Island reds and their cross which is an Auburn Java. Some of the birds have pale combs, some have what appears to be white spots( like broken off feathers about the neck. … read more
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bloated..lethargic..bit floppy, her feathers appear glossy..breathing
A 3 year old RI Red recently became very bloated and lethargic. Her eyes are clear, her comb is dark red and a bit floppy, her feathers appear glossy as normal, she just squats most of the time and ap… read more
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands in one place the whole day and doesn't struggle when picked up. She has a pale comb which is still erect, is puffed up and shivering/trembli… read more
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parakeets: pet store..fluffy with her feathers..groomed her
i had 2 regular pet store parakeets. about 2 days before christmas one of my birds died. let me explain, she was "fluffy" with her feathers, and the other bird groomed her. she was about 4 yrs. also, … read more
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