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I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring
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Hi our parakeet who is about 14 months old appears to be sick. When I uncovered them this morning (she and her male pal) she was fluffed up on the bottom of the cage breathing rapidly with her eyes cl… read more
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She has a cut across the toe to the foot its like in the
she has a cut across the toe to the foot its like in the crease, it new years holiday so cant get any betadine. she will not walk on it to get food water etc and it very quiet. any advice would be hel… read more
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I found her on the bottom of her cage unable to walk or
I found her on the bottom of her cage unable to walk or climb. … read more
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My Lutino Cockatiel injuried his left foot in a fall. He is
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I came home yesterday and found the white skin around my caiques
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Dr. Pat
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Hi, my male one year old budgie is not using his right foot,
Hi, my male one year old budgie is not using his right foot, the leg itself is fine and moving normally. The foot has been open out wide for 3 days now and is limp with no grip. He doesn't seem to be … read more
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I am a bit worried over my 20 yo female gray. She has been
I am a bit worried over my 20 yo female gray. She has been sitting on her egg now for 3 days but now it seems that her right foot is giving her some trouble. She won't walk around and only keeps a lig… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This
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My 29 year old cockatiel has become unable to climb without
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My female cockatiel was limping about 10 days ago, favoring
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budgerigar: Within a week she appeared to be blind.
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Our African Greys foot appears to have been bitten ( ) by
Our African Grey's foot appears to have been bitten (?) by our Maltese. I did not see it, and the Grey was in the cage, but as I came in the room, it appeared the dog had caught the bird's foot. Just … read more
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My female canary is very unsteady on feet - she is clucky an
My female canary is very unsteady on feet - she is clucky and spending a long time in her nest but when out of it can't seem to balance too well at all... we have a male who shares the cage with her -… read more
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My bird is 8 years old. For about a year my bird has had an
My bird is 8 years old. For about a year my bird has had an open sore next to her oil glan sack on her tail. She picks at it and sometimes makes it bleed. Recently she started to favor her right foot … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: I came home from work he was on the bottom of the cage
My parakeet is about 7 years old. Today when I came home from work he was on the bottom of the cage and he wouldn't climb back up. He has been down there ever since. I gave him water and food on the b… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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I have a four month old quaker. Practicing step ups His feet
I have a four month old quaker. Practicing 'step ups" His feet were on my forrfinger and I was holdin one foot in place with my thumb when he decided to take flight to the right. I felt something pop.… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I think my parakeet has a broken leg, she dont walk on it,
I think my parakeet has a broken leg, she don't walk on it, she climbs with her mouth and other foot.… read more
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