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I have a mourning dove, about 5 months old. I have taken her
Hello, I have a mourning dove, about 5 months old. I have taken her to the vet recently and they said she was healthy and fine. She is molting very severely and had been getting bald spots before new … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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23 year old cockatiel broke a blood feather yesterday. The
23 year old cockatiel broke a blood feather yesterday. The bleeding was easily stopped with stop bleed. She seems in good spirits and energy today. A vet trip would be very stressful for her as she ha… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
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He has a broken wing, it has been bandaged for a while but
He has a broken wing, it has been bandaged for a while but he keeps stepping on it and scratching it with his foot. I removed the bandage and it has been bleeding. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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A dove was tangled in heave brush and couldn't escape. I
A dove was tangled in heave brush and couldn't escape. I helped it get out. But, all it's tail feathers are gone except 1. It's wings are ok, but it can't get off the ground. Will it's tail feathers g… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have an indian ringneck, she has developed a habit of
Hi, I have an indian ringneck, she has developed a habit of splintering her flight feathers, and occasionally plucking at her chest feathers. I suspect it has become a habit, because we had a similar … read more
Dr. Bryd
Dr. Bryd
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DVM
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We have had this Quaker Parakeet for 30 years. ( born 1995)
We have had this Quaker Parakeet for 30 years. ( born 1995) we rescued him at 6 months old. He has had feather issues for his whole life. and now at 30 does look rather ugly. but he has been a happy b… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
3,839 satisfied customers
In 2011 I rescued a 7 year old Goffin's Cockatoo. He had
In 2011 I rescued a 7 year old Goffin's Cockatoo. He had plucked a lot of its feathers from his breast and pruned the end of most of the remaining feathers. I have cared for him for 8 years now and mo… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
3,839 satisfied customers
I picked up a dove off the street that got hit. She can flap
Hello, I picked up a dove off the street that got hit. She can flap her wings but won't fly, and she doesn't seem to use her legs. I've looked at the wings and the feet, but didn't see any blood or bo… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
27,346 satisfied customers
I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I
Hello Dr. Pat. I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I am looking for help. Is there a charge for your assistance?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has a hard bump near the end of his wing where
My cockatiel has a hard bump near the end of his wing where a long feather has been sort of hanging out lower than the other feathers. I've been worried he will hang it on something and break his wing… read more
DrWheelbarger
DrWheelbarger
DVM
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I have a big white domesticated pigeon which I believe to be
I have a big white domesticated pigeon which I believe to be female. I have had her for several years. She flies free in a large room in the house. Recently she began pulling the newly-growing feather… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
In the past few days her left wing has become swollen.
I have a ringneck dove that is either 19 or 20 years old - I can't remember. In the past few days her left wing has become swollen. It seems to be evenly swollen. She seems to have pecked at the round… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
cockatiel: Earlier tonight I noticed..my seven..wing clipping
Earlier tonight I noticed that my seven month cockatiel bird has lost his only two flight wings on one side that were left after a wing clipping he had about three months ago. Should I clip the other … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
JUST FOUND A BABY DOVE WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A BROKEN WING.
JUST FOUND A BABY DOVE WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A BROKEN WING. A FEW OF THE FEATHERS A BROKEN. I CAN'T REALLY TELL IF WING IS BROKEN OR ITS JUST THE FEATHERS THAT ARE BROKEN. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO FO… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
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female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly,
female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly, otherwise well feathered. Is this normal?… read more
Pet Vet
Pet Vet
veterinary hospital owner
Doctoral Degree
151 satisfied customers
rescued..only a few days old and sustained an injury to her wing..flys
I rescued a mourning dove from the clutches of a hawk about 1 year ago. She was only a few days old and sustained an injury to her wing. She cannot get "lift" when she flys, she can only glide. I have… read more
Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz
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222 satisfied customers
behind one wing on the back it looks like she pulled the feathers
I have a white dove. behind one wing on the back it looks like she pulled the feathers out but the pins are still in. I didn't noticed it yesterday… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a sick or injured dove that Ive had for 5 years. Her
I have a sick or injured dove that I've had for 5 years. Her parent were were frighten away because of house construction. I rasied her from an almost hatched egg. This made her attached to me and sca… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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