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I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was
I have a male cockatiel, just tonight I noticed that he was on the bottom of his cage. He seems to have lost the ability to stand and stay balanced. I've been holding him all night sitting with him. H… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 20-yr old cockatiel has lost use of his feet -- first the
My 20-yr old cockatiel has lost use of his feet -- first the left one two days ago (in what appeared to me to be maybe a broken toe) and now both feet. Both feet are warm to touch. The wings are stron… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cockatiel flew into a wall and I think he has a
my cockatiel flew into a wall and I think he has a concussion....help? He walks like he is drunk but he is eating and drinking. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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My Lutino Cockatiel injuried his left foot in a fall. He is
My Lutino Cockatiel injuried his left foot in a fall. He is favoring it and it appears to be in an awkward position. He is not in any noticeable pain or discomfort, but has a difficult time moving fre… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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My cockatiel, Joey, got scared by a rat two nights ago (even
My cockatiel, Joey, got scared by a rat two nights ago (even though he was covered up). He got quite a fright, and it looks as though he has broken a toenail off his foot. There was quite a bit of blo… read more
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Hawkedoc
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On Wednesday, my Cockatiel started suddenly limping. It was
On Wednesday, my Cockatiel started suddenly limping. It was hard to tell what was wrong with him but he did have a pretty bad fall that morning. I decided to wait and take him to the vet. On Thursday … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Hi Doctor,I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby.
Hi Doctor, I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby. I was in the other room today and I heard him shriek (not squawk) 7 times as if he was scared or being injured. It almost sounded like he was … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without
My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without falling. He is holding his tail sideways. I took him to a vet last year and found he was blind in one eye otherwise his health was really go… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My budgie seems to have hurt his foot, he has difficulty landing
My budgie seems to have hurt his foot, he has difficulty landing on it and holds it out. Could one if his toes be broken, and will it heal itself? He is still feeding and preening himself. He is about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Good Morning. I have a 6 mos. Cockatiel. Very active. Was fine
Good Morning. I have a 6 mos. Cockatiel. Very active. Was fine when I returned him to cage yesterday afternoon. Couple hours later he was limping. Favoring his left foot. Is still climbing bars, ladde… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
19,612 satisfied customers
I have 10 weeks old Cockatiel, I left him at home today and
I have 10 weeks old Cockatiel, I left him at home today and for 2 hours he was in total dark. When I came back, he is acting really weird, it seems like that he has gone blind? can darkness cause blin… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
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My cockatiel is having foot problems,not able to climb or perch,stays
My cockatiel is having foot problems,not able to climb or perch,stays on the bottom of cage,he is still very active,eats normally,drinks water as usual,and passes stool.singsand all the normal things … read more
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ALLDVM
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cockatiel: flies..ground (wings are clipped..strange breathing noises
my cockatiel will be sitting on her cage when she suddenly acts spooked and flies to the ground (wings are clipped) when I go to pick her up she acts dazed and can only grasp my finger with one foot a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: arthritis..cage..his beak when he sleeps, but this looks
Hi I have a cockatiel that is over 25 years old and has arthritis in its legs which causes imbalance and he sometimes falls off his perch. He now holds on to the side of the cage with his beak when he… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the cage outside with 3 larger ones. He seems so lonely and one of them is biting him on the foot. He stands up for himself, but he cant do mu… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
719 satisfied customers
My cockatiel was flying around, and ran into the counter by
My cockatiel was flying around, and ran into the counter by mistake and slid to the floor. Now, he is limping. He's keeping his one foot tucked up under him. The toes are extremely warm to the touch, … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: brought home..him hopping..cage walking up and down our arms
we just brought home a baby parakeet. In just two days my son and I had him hopping on our fingers. The next day he was out of the cage walking up and down our arms. Well the parakeet seems to have in… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: pets..bright yellow..floundering in the grass 3 days ago
We have cockatiels for pets but I have a question about a wild bird. I found a bright yellow american goldfinch floundering in the grass 3 days ago. We left him be as I thought he might be better off … read more
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