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Our 8 (?) month old little pineapple conure Boba seems to be
our 8 (?) month old little pineapple conure Boba seems to be limping a little bit and it looks like her right toes are a bit twisted, she isn't perching like normal either. she has a variety of perch … read more
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One of my budgie' toe is going sideways (pointing at the
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My five month old African grey seems to be favoring her right foot. An
My five month old African grey seems to be favoring her right foot. Any thoughts on how to treat? I can send a photo… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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GA-AMM I have show turkeys that I am feeding turkey starter and they
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I have a 22 yr. old Eleanaor cockatoo, Becky. Last Friday
I have a 22 yr. old Eleanaor cockatoo, Becky. Last Friday (03-14 around 6pm) I had just come in the house and was watching TV. XXXXX XXXXXkes to set on my knee while I preen her, etc. I had a pair of … read more
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I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right
I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right foot. It is sitting more on his left side and seems to have a swollen or lump under his right wing. I think he possibly has dislocated h… read more
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Hawkedoc
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My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This
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Dr. Dan
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female 16 mouth old budgie approx is on the bottom of the
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hello, My parakeet has hurt his foot. When he flies to a
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Dr:D
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parakeet: day old..splayed left leg which I corrected..perch
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BA
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I have an 8 year old female budgerigar who is in generally
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I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
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budgie: is pulling up foot to body, appears to favouring the good one
budgie is pulling up foot to body, appears to favouring the good one. uses it from time to time but not wait bearing. Can you suggest treatment… read more
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eclectus: yr old female..she perches or when she walks..limps..metacam
on friday june 11, my 1 yr old female eclectus received an injury from her breeders ID band......which WAS on her right foot. her far left toe & her far right toe on the right foot.... still...... cur… read more
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sun conure: yr old..falling down..perch near the bottom of the cage
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Doctoral Degree
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My bird is holding her foot up above the perch, unwilling to
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Dr. Pat
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We have a six year old parakeet who has recently developed
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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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