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I have a pet cockatiel. She used to be very talkative and
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel. She used to be very talkative and loved chirping a lot . But lately she has been very silent. She still chirps but it is sort of like a croak chirp. We have another bird in… read more
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He's not moving, shallow breathing, flat on the bottom of
He's not moving, shallow breathing, flat on the bottom of cage. … read more
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Our 21+ year old cockatiel seems sick. Started with sneezing
Our 21+ year old cockatiel seems sick. Started with sneezing and now wheezing and chirping sessions. I think he vomited just a bit ago. Vet couldn't see him today. No bird vets in our area so they ref… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Cockatiel seems to be breathing faster than normal.
My Cockatiel seems to be breathing faster than normal. Yesterday I counted 140 breaths per minute, this morning he was about 62. Its a little faster now. His wings are slightly drooped. He is eating f… read more
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I don't know where else to ask. I need help from pet bird
I don't know where else to ask. I need help from pet bird owners. I have a pet cockatiel that's been with us for about 2 years now. The last 4 or 5 days he started puffing up and stopped chirping. He'… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Inactive leaning against the side if the cage. Perched under
Inactive leaning against the side if the cage. Perched under his toy fariswill chirping lowly. Instead of actively around the cage. … read more
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She is making a different chirping sound than usual it seems
she is making a different chirping sound than usual it seems at a higher pitch and at a much faster rate she seems anxious … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My cockatiel is weak, I found him at the bottom of his cage.
My cockatiel is weak, I found him at the bottom of his cage. He has a wheezing sound when he breathes. Since he doesn't want to eat, I've given him your very and water with lemon and honey. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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I have a 17 yr old cockatiel with diarrhea. He is a little
I have a 17 yr old cockatiel with diarrhea. He is a little lethargic and hasn't been eating much. No changes to environment or food. I'm not sure what to do. … read more
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My cockatiel is breathing heavily. I have him a bath with
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Respiratory difficulties in my cockatiel...tail bobbling,
Respiratory difficulties in my cockatiel...tail bobbling, open mouth rapid breathing, crackling and wheezing with each breath … read more
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I have a duckling who keeps opening and closing his mouth so
I have a duckling who keeps opening and closing his mouth so we looked it up and it said he might be hot or dehydrated so we gave him sugar water and removed him from the lamp put him in cooler water … read more
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I orally administered my cockatiel some medicine and I think
Hi! I orally administered my cockatiel some medicine and I think some may have gone into her longs. She is making thee strange wheezing noises for the past 10 minutes She is a littl lethargic, staying… read more
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My cockatiel was wheezing after flying and now is breathing
My cockatiel was wheezing after flying and now is breathing through his mouth. … read more
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I was reading about cockatiels and had a question. If a
hello, I was reading about cockatiels and had a question. If a cockatiel is wheezing, is wheezing just a cold? Or can wheezing ne more like heart, liver, etc?… read more
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Do you specialize in cockatiels? We took her to the vet
We took her to the vet yesterday as she was breathing weird. Wheezing. That was at 4:30pm and the doctor found bacteria so we gave her antibiotics however he did say it could be a seed stuck in her air sacks, but he hopes it's not that … read more
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My Cockatiel seems to have laryngitis. His chirp is squacky,
My Cockatiel seems to have laryngitis. His chirp is squacky, he has a wheeze at times and sneezes. Is there anything I can do for him to give him relief? He hasn't lost his appetite. Hope you can help… read more
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budgie: drinking, pooping (normal) active..usual..distressed..wheezing
i have a budgie otherwise healthy who last i heard started coughing/choking.... this morning when i got home from work his voice has changed not chirping as loud, through the day he's been eating,drin… read more
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