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He keeps lucking out his feathers. I rescued a dove from a
I rescued a dove from a cat attack in my yard. I got it to where it grew back the feathers but now in the last few weeks for some reason he has plucked out all his feathers and now has a sore that I am trying to treat. To me it looks like the sore is on the R shoulder … read more
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I've noticed blood coming from my dove and today he's making
I've noticed blood coming from my dove and today he's making a sound like he's hurting or sick, and then he had like the dry heaves and then threw up a little (but no blood). … read more
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Rebecca Coles
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I have a lovebird, Sparrow, that has never grown out his
Hello, I have a lovebird, Jack Sparrow, that has never grown out his primary feathers on his left side. So of course he can't fly. Is it blood flow that is stopping it from growing? Can he get a shot … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a question in relation to a 17 day old collared dove
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I have a mourning dove, about 5 months old. I have taken her
Hello, I have a mourning dove, about 5 months old. I have taken her to the vet recently and they said she was healthy and fine. She is molting very severely and had been getting bald spots before new … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want
Hello! We got a parakeet/budgie from another owner who didn't want to take care of it anymore. Recently, I've noticed a couple of strange signs, keep in mind that the budgie is scared of us and I've b… read more
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Booujie my parrotlet is going to be a year old in June and
Booujie my parrotlet is going to be a year old in June and he can't fly he crashes and it worries me … read more
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She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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 cat drug home a morning dove and he bit into the joint of
My cat drug home a morning dove and he bit into the joint of his left wing and two blood feathers are hanging down. I cleaned the bite and removed the little feathers that were already pulled out and … read more
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My bird Rio is missing his first 5 flight feathers, I have
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Yesterday I rescued a mourning dove in my yard from the beginning
Yesterday I rescued a mourning dove in my yard from the beginning of a cat attack. Mostly the cat had just started pulling out some tail feathers and the feathers in the lower half of a wing. There is… read more
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Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old.
Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old. He is a plucker/eater of his feathers. He has never let his tail grow, he keeps it down to about 1.5 cm. When we got Ernie, he had all of … read more
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Good afternoon.my neighbor was watching my parakeets since
Good afternoon.my neighbor was watching my parakeets since Saturday, I just arrived home and saw dried blood on the wall and cage, also the long feathers of the parakeets wing were pulled out! The blo… read more
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I have 6 week old Indian Ringneck chick two twohave some problem
I have 6 week old Indian Ringneck chick two twohave some problem with growing feather on they back. Both looks healthy and well feed by parents headds to mthe neck are fully cover,wings and tail looks… read more
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We rescued a fledgling bandtail dove while it was being attacked
We rescued a fledgling bandtail dove while it was being attacked by three adult crows, the crows had pulled out all of the dove's tail feathers leaving the victum with a bloody rear end. We've kept th… read more
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