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My cockatoo appears to have a blood feather that was
My cockatoo appears to have a blood feather that was bleeding but now seems to have stopped. I am disabled ind having a particularly bad day Is it safe to watch that area stays dry as it is now and wa… read more
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My bird is just staying in one place and is not eating or
HI my bird is just staying in one place and is not eating or drinking keeps closing eyes and wouldnt open when i call him … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 32 year old african grey. He was fine until about 3
I have a 32 year old african grey. He was fine until about 3 days ago. Now he isn't eating, sits with his feathers puffed up, and is very lethargic. His droppings look the same, just less in amount. W… read more
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My name is ***** *****. We have a new cockatoo that has
My name is ***** *****. We have a new young cockatoo that has suddenly become very lethargic. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a female Cockatoo. Ive had her for 4months. When I
I have a female Cockatoo. I've had her for 4months. When I got her she had plucked her feathers on her back and chest. Those feathers have somewhat grown back. Fulana( the parrot) has now concentrated… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old.
Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old. He is a plucker/eater of his feathers. He has never let his tail grow, he keeps it down to about 1.5 cm. When we got Ernie, he had all of … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a
my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a little, the beak looks fine and he eats well has a variety of food like veg,toast, biscuits , bird seed , fruit plus more and he seems healt… read more
knstrand
knstrand
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Our cockatoo all of a sudden is bloody under both wings. I
Our cockatoo all of a sudden is bloody under both wings. I thought maybe a new light outdoors maybe was spooking him, but it almost seems he plucking his own feathers and I don't know what to do. He's… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Umbrella Cockatoos: rescue..plucked..her feathers, the male..grow back
I have experience with Parrots and have been asked to rescue 2 Umbrella Cockatoos F age 10, M age 20. The female has plucked most of her feathers, the male just his breast. I know these birds are know… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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My new dog just attacked my goffin cockatoo,...there are no
My new dog just attacked my goffin cockatoo,...there are no lacerations and nothing appears to be broken,...but he is now puffed up and appears very sleepy. What should I do to help him feel secure ag… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian
My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian Minor birds today. He accidentally flew out of the house. He has an injured under wing which was bleeding. Unbelievably I was able to resc… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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red lored amazon: huge indoor cage with a plexiglass divider..outdoor
I have 2 parrots--a Hahn's Macaw female of 20 years and a red lored amazon who is 12. They have a huge indoor cage with a plexiglass divider and an outdoor avery where they are taken in the summer. (w… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Hello,my name is David (From Australia)I have a cockatoo
Hello, my name is David (From Australia) I have a cockatoo that I have had for the last 1.6 years. The cockatoo is housed in a very large out door Avery and given fruit and Veg every day. I believe th… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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charlies: fly and somehow opened the cage door..clearly got excited
I just had an issue with my parakeet Charlie. He can not fly and somehow opened the cage door that faces the wall and jumped onto the floor. My terrier clearly got excited and made it to Charlie befor… read more
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Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
225 satisfied customers
my cockatoo has round open sore on its chest, keeps picking
my cockatoo has round open sore on its chest, keeps picking at it, not healing, this bird is not a plucker, what can I do, anti plucker spray or will it irretate the sore ulcerative dermatitis treatme… read more
Dr. Jaime
Dr. Jaime
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
225 satisfied customers
hi , i have a male cockatoo approx 10yo , he has started to
hi , i have a male cockatoo approx 10yo , he has started to loose feathers around his eyes, more towards his beak, the feathers around one eye are going quiet dard a brownish color, about the size of … read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
We have a 20 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo that appears
We have a 20 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo that appears to be in an extreme nesting, egg laying mode. For several days she has been very bad about eating and drinking on her own. She has a ceramic… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
I have an Umbrella Cockatoo. Getting close to 30. Have had
I have an Umbrella Cockatoo. Getting close to 30. Have had (him-I think) for 25 years with no health, behavioral problems. We moved to NC from West Palm Beach Florida, but could not bring the bird or … read more
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Dr. Lisa
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