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My pearly conure started getting black in his feathers about
My pearly conure started getting black in his feathers about a year ago when I got home from a month long trip. I thought it was because my mom likes to spoil him and gave too many sunflower seeds so … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just adopted a female sun conure 6-10yrs old possibly, and
I just adopted a female sun conure 6-10yrs old possibly, and noticed she's constantly moving her beak side to side with her mouth open. it's like it's off set, very exaggerated. I'm wondering what thi… read more
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DavidH1117
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I got a cheek conure around a week ago, the breeder said he
I got a green cheek conure around a week ago, the breeder said he is about 3 months. He has this perch he has destroyed. At first I thought he was just chewing it but he's actually eating it. He start… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a Sun Conure who is not well from more than a month.
I have a Sun Conure who is not well from more than a month … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My sun conure is having labored breathing, sneezing, and
My sun conure is having labored breathing, sneezing, and trouble perching … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have two lovebirds that are losing feathers, one even has
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August Abbott, CAS
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My sun conure hit his head tonight while flying after a scare. He was fine when I retrive
My sun conure hit his head tonight while flying after a scare. He was fine when I retrived him, lost feathers but no blood. He now has a small and a tiny bald patch on top of head. After one minute, h… read more
Dr. Pat
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3,596 satisfied customers
I need to get my sun conure to an avian vet but cant get him
I need to get my sun conure to an avian vet but can't get him to one until tomorrow. I took him to the breeder i got him from and he gave me something in a syrings he said he wasn't technically suppos… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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
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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
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Fluffy is 4weeksolsandhas been hand fed since 9 days old. He
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Dr. Dustin
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I have a 6 year old parakeet who is having trouble with his
I have a 6 year old parakeet who is having trouble with his right leg. we noticed it last night that he was holding it high and refusing to use it at all. This morning he looks like he is attempting t… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over
Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over his new pinfeathers since he doesn't have a buddy to help him? Any suggestions?… read more
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My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2 years ago at an independent pet store. After about a year I added another parakeet to the cage without any problems. Both learned to get alon… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Sun Conure: My 15 year..15 year old..more than usual..her perch puffed
My 15 year old Sun Conure seems out of character. She has been much quieter and sleeping more than usual. She sat on her perch puffed up and sleepy all day. Lately she has been eating dropped food fro… read more
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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
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birds: tiny white feathers coming..feed..I clean their cages regularly
Is there something that can be done about those tiny white feathers coming off my birds by the hundreds. It looks like a blizzard in my family room. I feed them fresh fruit and vegetables, they get pl… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 Sun Conures, nest mates-both sexed as male, about
I have 2 Sun Conures, nest mates-both sexed as male, about 15 years old. One developed a growth by his vent-almost 2 cm long and 1 cm wide with surrounding feather loss, ?decreased eating, weight loss… read more
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MY SUN CONURE IS ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD. THIS MORNING I NOTICED THAT HE ACTED LIKE HE NO STRENGHT WITH HIS FEATHERS PUFFED. TOOK HIM OUT OF HIS CAGE TO FIND THAT HE WAS BONES AND SKIN. HE HAS BEEN EATING.… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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My love birds beak is growing very long and breaking off.
My love bird's beak is growing very long and breaking off. What can I do. I have separated him from the other birds and he is eating well. He has been this way for about 4 months. He is happy and acti… read more
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