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I have a mourning dove, about 5 months old. I have taken her
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I was checking my parakeets wings and on his wings he has
I was checking my parakeets wings and on his wings he has two of them that have blood. It seems to be tried up inside and is not actually bleeding outside. What should I do … read more
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Booujie my parrotlet is going to be a year old in June and
Booujie my parrotlet is going to be a year old in June and he can't fly he crashes and it worries me … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight.
How long does it take for wing feathers to grow for flight. Had bird for 5 weeks seemsp like he still cant fly at all. … read more
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She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and
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My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps
Hello My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps crashing. … read more
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Cockatiel is going through his first molt. He has broken
Cockatiel is going through his first molt. He has broken tail feather which occur often, like one a week. He does fall sometimes attempting to fly. Are these the result of molting or should I be worri… read more
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I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears
I just took a look at one of my birds and it definitely appears that one of her wings is shorter than the other. I took her out of the cage for closer inspection and noticed that it seemed to be held … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian
My 5 and 1/2 year old budgie, Charlie, was attacked by Indian Minor birds today. He accidentally flew out of the house. He has an injured under wing which was bleeding. Unbelievably I was able to resc… read more
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8,877 satisfied customers
budgie: 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers..clipped..her breeder
My budgie (purchased 4 months ago) -- approximately 7 - 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers on one side only. I am sure she was clipped as a baby, but I have not, and will not clip her again. Was … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my african grey who is 12months old had her wings clipped after
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hello my love bird flew from my shoulder to the ground and
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cockatiel: Earlier tonight I noticed..my seven..wing clipping
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I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights
I just purchased an 11 week old Congo African Grey. Her flights wings have been clipped. She seems extremely un-coordinated. She has a hard time staying on any perch. I have put her in her cage with a… read more
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I have a baby mocking bird have had her 6 days, mother dead,
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My African Grey takes flight all the time but she is just 5
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bird: ago and now have the top one fully extended and one
Could my bird have been switched? The primary flight feathers were cut straight across 2 mo. ago and now have the top one fully extended and one down 2 feathers from that. Is this physiologically poss… read more
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