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Took our 26 year old cockatiel to a vet to see if his right wing was actually broken or just badly bruised. Just bruised. But the vet believes in clipping one wing, not both, so he clipped the injured… read more
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I have a cockatiel who is not team to be handled. He is
I have a cockatiel who is not team to be handled. He is prone to panic attacks and has actually had a seizure the last time I tried to take him out of his cage to groom him. Last night, he had a terri… read more
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My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it
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My cockateil started flying around frantically and hit
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He keeps falling over. He seems super clumsy. He couldn't
He keeps falling over. He seems super clumsy. He couldn't fly when I got him a few months ago, but now he has a hard time just standing. … read more
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We think that our 27 year old cocktail has had a stroke.
We think that our 27 year old cocktail has had a stroke. Yesterday he repeatedly fell off his perch. Now he can't seem to even stand up. He is sitting in and facing the corner of his cage. At one poin… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop
His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop bleeding but I'm just concerned he might be really injured … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
4,721 satisfied customers
When waking this morning I have found blood under both wings
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
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My cockatiel is extremely lethargic. Since about noon today.
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Our two cockatiels (Merlin and Mim) have been working on
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4,721 satisfied customers
My bird (cockatiel) has not had any collision or fall but
My bird (cockatiel) has not had any collision or fall but when i took him out of his cage i realized he wasnt closing his foot. He is holding his toes straight but the toes do move as i touch them. Th… read more
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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
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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
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My cockatiel will not perch anymore, he drags s feet and is
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Hello: We are leaving in 9 hours and we have been getting
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My cockatiel, Coconut, died last Sunday. He would have been
My cockatiel, Coconut, died last Sunday. He would have been 23 years old in December and he was such a beloved pet. I am just heartbroken and would like to ask something that was so very sad as he was… read more
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