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I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
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I have a 21 year old African parrot who developed a limp for
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
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my turkey, which is a hen was on a of straw and jumped
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Her wings flap..no problem, so it doesnt appear to be paralysis
Hello, I have a 14 week old barred rock pullet (female) who very suddenly cannot stand or walk. When set down, she falls to one side or the other (or sometimes on her face). Her wings flap, and she ki… read more
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Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
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I have a turkey who is holding his head and neck in a hunched
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I rescued an English Budgie from a pet store 4 wks today.
I rescued an English Budgie from a pet store 4 wks today. They said his foot was broken, you could see the toe flapping backwards. He's gotten worse, both feet are injured and now one or two toes on e… read more
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I have a gosling probably 2 weeks old. The goose is eating
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budgie: healthy..year-old female..behavior..claws open) on her perch
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bird: about 2 months old.I want him as a house pet..clipped..perch
Hello Dr Jo..My galah is about 2 months old.I want him as a house pet so a friend of mine clipped his one wing,but he flew around the house still.Then a bird friend of mine re-cut that wing lower and … read more
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found a pigeon..have any broken wings and feet seem to not be broken.
Hello, We have found a pigeon that seemed to be hit by a car. It does not have any broken wings and feet seem to not be broken. Legs maybe? He has problems standing and sitting. Falling on it's right … read more
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Greetings! One of our lovebirds, age possibly seven or eight,
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I have a nine week old Mexican squealer duck that I have raised
I have a nine week old Mexican squealer duck that I have raised because the parents hatched 18 of his siblings and then left the pond with them. He jumped out of the box two days later so I brought hi… read more
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