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Just got my cockatiel 2 days ago. He's 15 weeks old. He
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I just got three parakeets a week ago. Earlier today he was
I just got three parakeets a week ago. Earlier today he was fine but when I got home his head was tilted back and he looked like he was gagging, along with his feathers puffed up. It's been a few hour… read more
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Anna
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We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park.
We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park. His nails were overgrown and had general signs of neglect. No avain vet near us. Today bird is clicking beak, fluffed up, sleeping perched, … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the
my daughters new cockatiel has diaherrea and she thinks the wing looks droopy … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She has bn feather picking, I've had her to an avarian vet a
She has bn feather picking, I've had her to an avarian vet a few times and still have no answers. She has a huge cage with lots of toys, is out of her cage most of the time and has toys all around the… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Old cockatiel, falling off perch and sitting on bottom of
Old cockatiel, falling off perch and sitting on bottom of cage, just fell off and is bleeding but seems fine otherwise, eating and drinking normally … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Male cockatiel stopped chirping, he used to sing very loud.
male cockatiel stopped chirping, he used to sing very loud. he is eating but also been resting his head a lot... a month ago we got a new cockatiel (believe Female), and they seem ok together she has … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,510 satisfied customers
cockatiel: 13 year old..year old female..her perch..bottom of the cage
Hi, I have a 13 year old female cockatiel, I've had her for 7 months, she was given to me by her previous owner who had my cockatiel since she was a young bird. My cockatiel has difficulty keeping her… read more
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allpetsdr
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Hi, I have a sick male avery cockatiel. It becames sck verysuddenly
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Nail polish remover was used near our quaker parrot last pm.
Nail polish remover was used near our quaker parrot last pm. he doesnt seem right since. loss of appetite and somewhat depressed. I just put all new toys and perches in his cage yesterday. could the w… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
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I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more
I have a young Australian Native Crimson Wing Parrot, no more than 3 months old. For an hour or so tonight she has had trouble balancing on her perch, she is usually a clumsy bird and is still young, … read more
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Dr. Bob
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One of our parakeets died suddenly this a.m. w/no warning.
One of our parakeets died suddenly this a.m. w/no warning. Now, another fell to the floor of the cage and began thrashing her wings and twisting her head. We did buy a new brand of food two weeks ago … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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We have just purchased a hand-reared Cockatiel (2.5 months
We have just purchased a hand-reared Cockatiel (2.5 months old). The bird has had it's wing clipped, so it's unable to fly. However, it fluttered to the floor a couple of hours ago and appears to have… read more
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Found a Cockatiel out in the country with broken wing down
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Dr. Lisa
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1,297 satisfied customers
Hi, my 3 yo male cockatiel broke his wing whilst experiencing
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My fiance' bought a male Cockatiel about 3 weeks ago. She was told by the breeder that the bird was 6-7 months old. It was fine up until this morning, when it began to show classic signs of illness...… read more
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