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I have a 8 year old conure parrot. He went for his usual fly
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a almost one year old cheek conure. We got him (we
We have a almost one year old green cheek conure. We got him (we think it's a him) two weeks ago. We love him but have never had a parrot. We are curious how often we need to feed him. He wants to eat… read more
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My bird is having problems and might be sick but I don't
Hi, my bird is having problems and might be sick but I don't understand what is going on entirely so I'd like to talk to a bird vet. … read more
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My bird is a greencheek yellowsided conure. He has black
My bird is a greencheek yellowsided conure. He has black tips on his green and blue feathers. I've had him for exactly one year. His previous owner had hi on a seed diet and I switched him to a pellet… read more
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I found a very parakeet outside my home and she flew into my
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My bird will fly but cannot actually stand up. Losing
My bird will fly but cannot actually stand up. Losing balance and leaning forward … read more
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I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring
Hi Pearl. I have a 10 month old sun conure who seems to be favoring one foot. I did not see her get injured, but when I took her out of the cage last night I could see she was not putting weight on on… read more
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DoctorMike
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My parrot has a crack on one side of its beak. It runs
Hi, my parrot has a crack on one side of its beak. It runs vertically, with the grain of the beak, from the tip and up, about a third of the way up. There is also some gray discoloration on the front … read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
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Hi Doctor,I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby.
Hi Doctor, I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby. I was in the other room today and I heard him shriek (not squawk) 7 times as if he was scared or being injured. It almost sounded like he was … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Some months ago our Timneh started plucking out feathers of
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a blue and gold Macaw 6 years old. He is fed Laffbers
I have a blue and gold Macaw 6 years old. He is fed Laffbers pellets for parrots (refuses to eat the macaw type throws them out of the cage) He gets a sulfate free dried fruit mix and once a week a se… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always playing with them. He won't step up onto my hand but he doesn't fly away either. He won't eat "people" food but loves his daily seed an… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a 4 year old Gold Capped Conure. Last year I noticed
I have a 4 year old Gold Capped Conure. Last year I noticed that his green feathers come in all green, but as they get older the feathers develop a very dark (black) edge that gets progressivly wider … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a rescue blue and gold macaw he is under weight and
i have a rescue blue and gold macaw he is under weight and i can not get any real weight on him he has had his legs broke and never was taken care of and his beak is crooked that is the way he was whe… read more
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This is to Dr.Pat;Have a 5 yr old DNA sexed Sun Conure,Olivia.Active,frie
This is to Dr.Pat;Have a 5 yr old DNA sexed Sun Conure,'Olivia'.Active,friendly,verbal,and absolutely bonded to me.Lives in a huge wrought iron cage plus allowed out to fly every day.Diet is mainly pe… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Sun Conure: diet..mixed seed and nuts, and dried fruit..drinks water
I have a male Sun Conure about 2 years old who seems to be having balance and coordination problems. His diet consists of a variety of pelleted food, mixed seed and nuts, and dried fruit. He has a hea… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 12 year old Lovebird named Dude who has always been
I have a 12 year old Lovebird named Dude who has always been very sociable with me but lately he sleeps a lot and when I let him out of his cage he flies to another part of the boat and just sits and … read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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