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I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has
Good afternoon Pearl. I have just recently bought a hand raised budgie. It has been scratching its head. Just checking If there are any symptoms for mites/lice. It has also been dusting in its bird se… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet has stress bars, hes happy and active but he
My parakeet has stress bars, hes happy and active but he refuses to eat veggies and fruits … read more
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My conure is picking his chest feathers, he picked a lot of
My conure is picking his chest feathers, he picked a lot of them in May and they haven't grown back … read more
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing clipping by the pet shop, and he keeps trying to fly but crashes into things and keeps breaking more feathers … read more
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My budgie is molting every other month. We moved 6 months
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Cockatiel has just been scratching a lot and losing
Hello, my Cockatiel has just been scratching a lot and losing feathers; I assume he is molting as he is approx 6 months. However, my main concern are his feet because they look dry(white and powdery) … read more
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Older cockatiel lost a lot of head plumage recently...
Older cockatiel lost a lot of head plumage recently... … read more
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How to prevent my cockatiels from preening themselves on my
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Salkin) is it normal for weaned baby cockatiels to have
for Dr Michael Salkin) is it normal for weaned baby cockatiels to have reduced appetite compared to before weaning? My almost 4 months normal grey seems to love play more than eat for the past two wee… read more
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My cockatiel has broken off her tailfeathers. 8months old.
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My African Grey developed a bald spot on top of his head a
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I have 2 normal grey cockatiels which I purchased at a pet
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise acts healthy and happy, has lost a lot of feathers around the front of her neck over the last 6 months. I have used food-grade DE re… read more
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
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My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in a very large cage with a cinnamon cockatiel. They have cuttlefish, fresh water and fresh budgie and cockatiel seed every day. They also have … read more
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cockatiel: short of some feathers on its head..bald..acting sick
I have had a cockatiel for two weeks. When I got it it was short of some feathers on its head now the neck is beginning to also be bald. The bird is not acting sick, eating playing etc. There is one o… read more
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