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I have a cockatiel who flew pretty hard into a wall today
I have a cockatiel who flew pretty hard into a wall today and then he the ground. After it happened he could still fly, his wings don't seem damaged, but a few tail feathers came out. There was no blo… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it
My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it was flying around like it has been and she said she heard what sounded like it hit the wall maybe it wasn't loud but made a noise . She went … read more
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She is making a different chirping sound than usual it seems
she is making a different chirping sound than usual it seems at a higher pitch and at a much faster rate she seems anxious … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have bought a pair of cockatiels 3 weeks a go. They where
I have bought a pair of cockatiels 3 weeks a go. They where fine when I got them. The female had little enlarged nostrils, but she was very active. They use to mate twice a day. But since 1 week the f… read more
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DrRoyC
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I have a male and a female cockatiel, who started laying
I have a male and a female cockatiel, who started laying eggs. They have two now, and this morning they were sitting in them constantly. I needed to put more bedding in there so when both tiels were o… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,947 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has Very watery poop. She is also very hormonal
My cockatiel has Very watery poop. She is also very hormonal at the moment , and yesterday she was crouched on her cage floor making little chirping noises and looking like she wants to lay an egg. Sh… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Male cockatiel stopped chirping, he used to sing very loud.
male cockatiel stopped chirping, he used to sing very loud. he is eating but also been resting his head a lot... a month ago we got a new cockatiel (believe Female), and they seem ok together she has … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage together? Also why do the birds not sing, chirp or tweet. They are totally silent making no musical noises at all. Are they depressedHad 4 birds … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,947 satisfied customers
I have a 6 or 7 month old guinea keet. It was given to me as
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Joan
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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiel is 20 years old this month, she never got sick
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My baby cockatiel has a frozen left leg joint. His foot is
My baby cockatiel has a frozen left leg joint. His foot is shaking; it is not possible to extend his leg or fold it. The baby is 20 days old. Neither of the parents show any defects. The parents are N… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Hinson
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
cockatiel: Today she had trouble with the right and now both are weak.
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Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
cockatiel: patches..Supposedly male but we dont know for sure.
I have a cockatiel question. Papi (short for paprika due to cheek patches) is a lutino, approximately 1 1/2 years old. Supposedly male but we don't know for sure. The past several afternoons, Papi has… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a parakeet, female who suddenly started favoring her
I have a parakeet, female who suddenly started favoring her right leg. from what I can tell it is not broken (it feels the same as the left leg does) after further observation it appears as though it … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
my 7 year old parakeet has a swollen area around its bottom-
my 7 year old parakeet has a swollen area around its bottom- about the size of a thumb. It has no feathers around it. This happened 4 months ago , and it either passed several large poops, or eggs tha… read more
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