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My cockatiel passed away. She was about 15 years old or so.
My cockatiel passed away. She was about 15 years old or so. I am not sure of age because she was a rescue. She was fine all day and then fell off her perch and looked like the bird in this video https… read more
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My cockatiel passed away. My vet said she might of had a
My cockatiel passed away. My vet said she might of had a heart attack or stroke. She was fine one minute and then next minute she was on the cage floor with her wings slightly out and her tail up. I h… read more
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I have a 14-15 year old cockatiel. She was from a rescue.
Hello I have a 14-15 year old cockatiel. She was from a rescue. She was acting normal all daym eating and doing the same things she does. Her weight was the same. She did lose or gain any weight. She … read more
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My cockatiel made a few loud chirps in her cage. Chirps I
my cockatiel made a few loud chirps in her cage. Chirps I never heard before like in pain. She was about to go to bed. Instead she went to the floor of her cage and had her wings out and mouth slightl… read more
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My cockatiel died. She was a bird that many many eggs. No
My cockatiel died. She was a bird that laid many many eggs. No matter what I did (put her to bed early, get dummy eggs) she still laid eggs. I feel so bad. I was putting her to bed when she was on her… read more
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I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding and keeping it warm at night. tonight she fed it about a couple hours ago and is sitting on top of cage instead of down with the baby. I t… read more
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Hello, my love bird was injured, got caught in with my foot.
Hello, my love bird was injured, got caught in with my foot. she is having trouble with balance, heavy breathing, and can only squeak but no loud chirps. She is calm, affectionate and no visible fract… read more
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My 19 yr old cockatiel had a stroke and keeps falling off
My 19 yr old cockatiel had a stroke and keeps falling off her perch. I padded her cage so the fall isn't as hard on her. Her left wing and foot keep getting caught and she screeches and sceeches. I tr… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
my parakeet is unable to stand u pright- appears that his right
my parakeet is unable to stand u pright- appears that his right leg is paralyzed. his wings are still able to move but he cannot fly to his perch. he is contantly moving in a small circle on the cage … read more
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My 14 year old parakeet suddenly has difficulty balancing and
My 14 year old parakeet suddenly has difficulty balancing and moving from perch to perch in his cage. He won't perch on his food and water cups and when sitting on a perch he is very low to the perch … read more
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cockatiel: Today she had trouble with the right and now both are weak.
My 23 year old cocketiel began having trouble with her legs yesterday. Last night she would not move the left. Today she had trouble with the right and now both are weak. She spent most of the day sit… read more
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i think my kid held our parakeet too tight. He fell to the
i think my kid held our parakeet too tight. He fell to the ground and was kinda limp at first but now he seems to be okay. How do i know for sure he didn't break something? What kind of signs should i… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Greetings! One of our lovebirds, age possibly seven or eight,
Greetings! One of our lovebirds, age possibly seven or eight, 'thuds' about her cage. She drops to the floor of the cage, out of her breeding box in a decidedly indelicate manner. She was rescued from… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my parrot fell from her perch onto the floor of her cage last
my parrot fell from her perch onto the floor of her cage last night. When we picked her up she could not open up her left claw...it was clenched. She then started fluttering about as if she were frigh… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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bird: had a fatty liver which caused fluid to build
if a bird had a fatty liver which caused fluid to build up, would it cause breathing difficulty? And would the breathing be constantly or now and then?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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suddenly tonight parakeet can barely balance anymore, cant
suddenly tonight parakeet can barely balance anymore, can't control his wings, moves in jerking motions -- I held him lying in my hand for two hours and thought he would just go in his sleep -- then h… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
My 42-year old female Amazon got a "leg cramp". As I was about to take off the cage cover in the morning, I heard wings flapping. She appeared to have slipped off the perch, was upside down with one f… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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if a bird had an enlarged organ would that cause the bird to
if a bird had an enlarged organ would that cause the bird to breath fast and make audible breathing wheezing sounds? Also if a bird had this would it cause the abnormal breathing all the time or on an… read more
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