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My 21 heat old cockatiel that is always active is showing
My 21 heat old cockatiel that is always active is showing signs of puffing feathers and sleeping during the day which he has never done. He's eating normally, however, I've noticed watery droppings recently. He's always talkative but since yesterday has been mostly quiet. What do you think is wrong with him? Thanks! … read more
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my 9 year old cockatiel has an enlarged abdoman. i thought it was a bound egg so took to a local vet. they dont normally see birds but they x-rayed her and said they dont think its an egg. that was 1 … read more
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my cockatiel has been very quiet, not flying, puffed up a lot,
my cockatiel has been very quiet, not flying, puffed up a lot, but still eating - I haven't seen him drink, but I'm not w/him every second either - he'll be 22 in July - what do you think may be wrong… read more
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cockatiel: reason, he is 6 months old and nowwwwwww im not sure
hello i have a question I have a new cockatiel that used to sing every morning and before slepping and he has stopped since 4 days ago i do not know the reason, he is 6 months old and nowwwwwww I'm no… read more
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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
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Over the last 14 days, my cockateil has become very agitated.
Over the last 14 days, my cockateil has become very agitated. He doesn't sing like he used to, I can't come anywhere near him. He is the only animal in my house. He is about 8 years old. Is he sick?… read more
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COCKATIEL: I noticed heavy laboured breathing and sneezing..vet twice
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My cockatiel has arthritis of legs he cant walk or sit on
My cockatiel has arthritis of legs he can't walk or sit on a perch. His behavior is the same eats all foods, chirps like he did before except his legs don't allow him to walk or sit on his perch like … read more
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parakeet: his cage not on his normal perch..under a blanket..chirping
I have a small parakeet and this morning, he was all "puffed" up and sitting in the bottom of his cage not on his normal perch. We have taken it out of the cage and he is under a blanket on my husband… read more
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We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died
We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died after a few weeks.So for 2 years he has been alone. He seems very angry,He whisels, does not talk, won't get on finger. He stays in his ca… read more
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Not sure if I should ask a vet or a bird trainer but anyway
Not sure if I should ask a vet or a bird trainer but anyway - I just got a new cockatiel and he is between 9 months to a year old. I got him from the Animal Human Society. His owners or someone in the… read more
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What would you recommend for a female cockatiel with the following
What would you recommend for a female cockatiel with the following symptoms: drooping head, falling off perch, easily surprised/stunned/scared, losing few feathers, and appears to be tired all the tim… read more
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I have a healthy Blue and Gold Macaw, he is 21 years old. He
I have a healthy Blue and Gold Macaw, he is 21 years old. He seems desperate to be a father. He nurses his wing, shreds paper and made a nest. He seems to hate everyone. He is vet checked twice a year… read more
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My friends cockatiel has wavy primary flight feathers and
My friend's cockatiel has wavy primary flight feathers and I've noticed he doesn't fly as straight as he should. His tail is slightly bent at the tip. Does this indicate a dietary insufficiency and if… read more
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I have a lovebird only 2 years old. He has started having severe
I have a lovebird only 2 years old. He has started having severe behavioral problems. Excessive biting, not wanting to leave the cage, aggression. This was a sudden behavior change, as he was never li… read more
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Hi, We have 3 cockatiels, yes three. It started out with
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My 19yr old gray cocketiel is balding on the top of his head.
My 19yr old gray cocketiel is balding on the top of his head. Why? He still eats good and talks and sings, the only other two problems is his watery poop and not wanting to be handled like he use to. … read more
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cockatiel: fine and active and whistling for the 3 weeks.
We have had our cockatiel for 3 weeks. It flew down on my husbands head outside. It has been fine and active and whistling for the 3 weeks. Then all of a sudden today it is lethargic, seems to be shak… read more
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