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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
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I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel
Hello. I work at a bird hotel and an owner brought in her cockatiel and asked us to put Nivea face cream on his feathers twice daily. I did not know this until today. The bird is a regular guest. I no… read more
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My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems healthy and happy with the exception that one of his wings has a hole in the feather pattern and other feathers lay through the hole. Thus, thos… read more
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Mite infestation: we've had budgies for years, but the past
Mite infestation: we've had budgies for years, but the past few months one of our birds, who has his own cage, started losing feathers. I mentioned it to someone in a pet store, and he suggested a 50%… read more
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My 17-year old female cockatiel has her left name completely
My 17-year old female cockatiel has her left name completely blocked shut. Is this most likely food? Is this something I can take care of myself. Bird vet is 100-miles away. She is getting old and I'm… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a cockatiel he caught on a wire on the bird swing underneath
I have a cockatiel he caught on a wire on the bird swing underneath his beak and has a cut or a scratch there he won 't let me touch the area to see or clean it .I want to know if it's safe to spray a… read more
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Dr. Pat
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baby cockatiels leg joing of one leg has become red and its
baby cockatiels leg joing of one leg has become red and its not able to put weight on that leg.. please help… read more
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Dr. Bob
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We have a wonderful, seemingly otherwise healthy 19 year old
We have a wonderful, seemingly otherwise healthy 19 year old cockatiel (other cockatiels as well) who loves to fly. About six months ago he showed an under the wind near his body area that had bled - … read more
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Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a cockatiel who is 12 yrs or older. She has developed
I have a cockatiel who is 12 yrs or older. She has developed a problem & I'm at a loss as to the reason for it or the cure for it. She is biting herself to the point of having raw skin. She has pulled… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have an african grey congo that started plucking pretty bad
I have an african grey congo that started plucking pretty bad a few months ago. She has finally slowed down some on that behavior; however she has now developed a round ball looking growth just under … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My male Cockatiel is 23 years old. He appears to be
Hi, My male Cockatiel is 23 years old. He appears to be in generally good health for his age. The only problem he has is occasionally itching feet and ankles. He becomes quite agitated and starts biti… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for
Hello my budgie .has been preening herself all the time for two weeks now and constantly itching her neck and under her wing.She seems depressed and does not sing anymore but is eating normally. She h… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiel has been ruffled up n has sleepy eyes the past
my cockatiel has been ruffled up n has sleepy eyes the past couple of days i think she might be sick but she is eating then she goes rigtht back to the same position what might be wrong with her?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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cockatiel: 2 yrs old..Today I noticed a clogged nostril..his cage
I have a male cockatiel about 2 yrs old. Today I noticed a clogged nostril that I know was not that way yesterday, The clog is yellow in color. I thoroughly clean his cage once a week and change food … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My 15 yr old cockatiel injured his wing 3 weeks ago. At first
My 15 yr old cockatiel injured his wing 3 weeks ago. At first I thought it was only a broken blood feather(feather was pulled), but he also had some trauma to the wing itself. He was healing well for … read more
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My cockatiel just started a few weeks ago screeching loudly,
My cockatiel just started a few weeks ago screeching loudly, like screaming when he grroms his feathers, what could be wrong?… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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cockatiel: suddenly has missing short wing feathers..hisses..feed..pet
Dad's cockatiel suddenly has missing short wing feathers, and what appears to be blackish, scaly appearance in those areas and possibly around shoulders. She doesn't let us touch her, and hisses while… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My friend has a cockatiel who is about 16-20 years old. During
My friend has a cockatiel who is about 16-20 years old. During the past six months, he seems "sick" (puffed up, depressed)unless the temperature around him is adjusted to the high 80s degree-low ninet… read more
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