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He can only fly a short distance and then he falls.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My cat pulled out all my cockatiel tail feathers, He did
My cat pulled out all my cockatiel tail feathers, He did that thru his cage bars, The bird seems to have no balance now and has difficulty climbing. What can I do to assist him? He does not like to be… read more
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing clipping by the pet shop, and he keeps trying to fly but crashes into things and keeps breaking more feathers … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I bathed my 2 cockatiels in water with mineral oil. I put
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Dr. Bob
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I have a female Cockatoo. Ive had her for 4months. When I
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is 12 years old.one minute he is sitting in his
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: beak..bit long and her feathers seem quite greasy looking
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I came home to find that my cockatiel injured himself by flying
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My Amazon Yellow Nape, Annie, has started loosing feathers
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers we have tried diet and exersize is there any thing we have missed ? reguards Charles… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
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I HAVE RECENTLY BOUGH A COCKATIEL I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY HE
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob
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i have a male cockatiel that got out and flew into some cold
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