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Our two cockatiels (Merlin and Mim) have been working on
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at
My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at his food bowl … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just got 2 parakeets and the male seems to hang his tail
I just got 2 parakeets and the male seems to hang his tail super low he also looks like he is bobbing his tail And then when I pick him up he opens his wings and it's like they are shaking i don't kno… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a
Hi wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a lot of feature loss. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the
my daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the wing looks droopy … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Feather was bent and it was bleeding and the feather came
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My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Some months ago our Timneh started plucking out feathers of
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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A cockatiel landed in my yard on the cage of my pet cockatiels.
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Dr. Dan
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I found 2 baby crows last night, they try to fly and make allot
I found 2 baby crows last night, they try to fly and make allot of noise, how do I feed these little guys, I put them in an old bird cage put water and bred in it for them, what should I do?… read more
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Dr. B.
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Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while I was gone. I don't know how long he has been there. But I couldn't find him for at least 10 minutes and my other bird was by his cage. He d… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My cockatiel, Coconut, died last Sunday. He would have been
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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HI, Our 18 month old Peach Face Cockatiel was hand raised
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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Hi,I own 2 cockatiels (both male) aged around 1 year. They
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 24 year old male cockatiel. He has been to the vet
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