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Our two cockatiels (Merlin and Mim) have been working on
Hi Dr Smith Our two cockatiels (Merlin and Mim) have been working on their breeding box over the past few weeks. I recall mentioning that my male tiel became increasingly aggressive and that his behav… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in
He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in the middle of the night. I opened it for him and he tried to fly out, but couldn't fly well anymore. He ended up on the floor and seemed ve… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at
My cockatiel is fluffed up, sleeping a lot and sitting at his food bowl … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Our three year old cockatiel had a night terror Wednesday
Our three year old cockatiel had a night terror Wednesday night, losing up to four flight feathers from his right wing. One of the remaining feathers has rotated 180° on its shaft. There were three or… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My parakeet is missing feathers on one wing a lot of them he
My parakeet is missing feathers on one wing a lot of them he wasn't missing many last night so it wasn't noticeable he can't fly. He will let me pet him and gently stroke lightly under his wing. But h… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My moms cockatiel is losing feathers and looks like the
my moms cockatiel is losing feathers and looks like the picture, it happened quickly. could it be mites or a virus?… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps
Hello My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps crashing. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is twitching with sometimes rapid breathing and
My cockatiel is twitching with sometimes rapid breathing and screaming then it subsides and the twitch remains. Started about an hour ago. Very concerned … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
1,720 satisfied customers
My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems healthy and happy with the exception that one of his wings has a hole in the feather pattern and other feathers lay through the hole. Thus, thos… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Should I make an arthritic bird come out of his cage to move
Should I make an arthritic bird come out of his cage to move and walk around more?Should all his perches be larger for better gripping? My 17 year old cockatiel takes Metacam as needed for flares, but… read more
Dr B
Dr B
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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please
When would be the right time to take 'Rambo' out of his bucket of dirt and leaves and dark room to put him in cage please? He took flight yesterday so concerned as to when to put harness or what?… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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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
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel just started a few weeks ago screeching loudly,
My cockatiel just started a few weeks ago screeching loudly, like screaming when he grroms his feathers, what could be wrong?… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: suddenly has missing short wing feathers..hisses..feed..pet
Dad's cockatiel suddenly has missing short wing feathers, and what appears to be blackish, scaly appearance in those areas and possibly around shoulders. She doesn't let us touch her, and hisses while… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
bird: her wing..cage, not is like VERY weak and can even stand
It seems that my bird (cockatail) bleed a lot last night perhaps because her wing get trapped in the cage, not is like VERY weak and can even stand still , what can I do to help her ?… read more
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