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My bird's (cockatiel) nail came off earlier. I think it got
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I think my hamsters toe is infected. About two weeks ago it
I think my hamsters toe is infected. About two weeks ago it looked like she caught her nail on something. It was a Little red at the nail but nothing more. Now it seems to be red and swollen. … read more
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My birds cere is swollen and raised up and it looks like it
my birds cere is swollen and raised up and it looks like it might be blocked … read more
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My cockatiel has an injured foot. I think he fell hard on
my cockatiel has an injured foot. I think he fell hard on the floor, and might have either broken something, or could have nerve damage. He can't seem to open his toes, so he's walking around with his… read more
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My cockatiel got her leg caught in her cage last night and
My cockatiel got her leg caught in her cage last night and is limping now. We called the vet who said that if she isn't improving in 1-2 days to take her in. I just feel bad she is in so much pain so … read more
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I've had a mated pair of cockatiels for several years. Just
I've had a mated pair of cockatiels for several years. Just this morning, the female was euthanized due to some fast-growing tumors, leaving my male alone in the cage. So far, he's acted fine -- eatin… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My new cockatiel crashed from cage to the closet door. she
my new cockatiel crashed from cage to the closet door. she hurt part of her right side of her nostril. how long will it heal … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,311 satisfied customers
Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My bird has a lump/spot covering his left nostril, he seems
My bird has a lump/spot covering his left nostril, he seems to be normal in terms of activity and eating.I'm worried as his nostril does look slightly bigger too and the spot is covering it entirely… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cockatiel has had bouts of puffing up and staying on the
My cockatiel has had bouts of puffing up and staying on the bottom of her cage. She got better - but today it seems her balance isn't very good - back on the bottom (but pretty bright) but fell of her… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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He escaped Friday evening we have seen and heard him. My son
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Dr. Bruce
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my cockatiel just flew away around 5pm I tried looking for
my cockatiel just flew away around 5pm I tried looking for her - how long can she survive outside in the cold? is there any places they perfer to go where I can continue to look for her in the morning… read more
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I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the cage outside with 3 larger ones. He seems so lonely and one of them is biting him on the foot. He stands up for himself, but he cant do mu… read more
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I just got a new cockatiel yesterday but it doesnt look right.
I just got a new cockatiel yesterday but it doesn't look right. It has a large bald spot on the back of it's head and, when she stretches upwarad, her entire bare neck is exposed. The skin on her legs… read more
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