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Happy holidays - my female quaker is all puffed up all the
Hi dr Pat Happy holidays - my female quaker is all puffed up all the time and acting strange and is making funny noises when she tries to go to the bathroom . I am very worried about her . She is eati… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I rescued a starling nestking 7 days ago from the pkayground
I rescued a starling nestking 7 days ago from the pkayground area at the school where I teach. He is growing and feathering nicely, but has stargazer symdrome. I am feeding him a dog/cat food formula … read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Cockatiel sneezing and coughing pneumonia white liquids coming
Cockatiel sneezing and coughing pneumonia white liquids coming out ..help lost his power not moving ..I gave him rice food with a syringe and some water too ,no progress since yesterday please someone… read more
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i have a young quaker parrot about 18 months i think - last
i have a young quaker parrot about 18 months i think - last three days has been quiet and not eating well and has been puffing up feathers - today found on floor of cage lathargic and feathers around … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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We have a male cockatiel who is 6 years old and has always
We have a male cockatiel who is 6 years old and has always been healthy with no issues. He is extremely vocal and has many different whistles. Around January 23rd, we suddenly noticed over the course … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have an african grey parrot which I inherited from a friend.
I have an african grey parrot which I inherited from a friend. We believe she is around 15 years old. She is a friendly bird and talks and makes lots of noise. Since yesterday she has been a bit quiet… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a parrotlet who was fine playing and singing about 2
I have a parrotlet who was fine playing and singing about 2 hours ago then he got really quiet puffed up his feathers and wont move he cant keep his eyes open and is just laying here in my hads what c… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a yellow cockatiel with red cheeks for 24 years. He
I have a yellow cockatiel with red cheeks for 24 years. He is always talking singing whistling and jumping around. ( i think he is a male)in the last 2 weeks he has gone very quiet and sleeps a lot. N… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Ive had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came
I've had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came home from work one of them has all his feathers puffed out and both of them are quieter than usual. Today, when I came home from work he was … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My normally happy and active zebra finch (female) has no outward
My normally happy and active zebra finch (female) has no outward symptoms, but she is puffed, lethargic, silent, and not eating. She let me hold her to do a brief physical exam to check for bleeding, … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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birds: puffed..little movement and then are dead the next day
I have lost 3 birds (one each week). They seem to be all puffed up in the chest area...feathers are real full. Stand around with little movement and then are dead the next day. I have lost 2 full grow… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored.
I have a 4 year old parakeet and his dropping are cement colored. They are usually dark green with a white center. I am not sure how to treat any illness he might have, He is eating and drinking and f… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
My african grey suddenly has very watery stool and his feathers
My african grey suddenly has very watery stool and his feathers are wild looking. He is also sitting in a new place on his cage. He has also stopped talking and whistling. What could cause this? Shoul… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I lost my internet connection so will repeat my question.
I lost my internet connection so will repeat my question. I'm caring for my Mom's year old cinnamon cockatiel. He generally talks all the time but since being in my home is not making a sound. He puff… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
lorikeet: generally quite active, playful..wings..sprayed for mites
Our lorikeet on his arrival at our house, (flew in made himself at home 6 years ago).At that time he looked pretty good only pecked feather ends. He is generally quite active, playful and like most lo… read more
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Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
Congo African Grey: my male..avian vet..broken blood feathers..wings
One week ago, I took my male Congo African Grey Parrot to the only avian vet close to my house here in Japan to get a couple of broken blood feathers removed. I wasn't allowed to watch the procedure. … read more
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Pet Vet
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Doctoral Degree
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I am very concerned. I think my female bird is sick. Her behavior
I am very concerned. I think my female bird is sick. Her behavior has changed; she is now always puffed, with her beak within her feathers. She only moves around to eat and thats about it. Please help… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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