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I'm taking care of a cockatiel and she isn't able to fly. I
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Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a mouse, set out a glue trap, caught the mouse but had not put the bird back in cage. The bird got stuck in mouse trap. I have removed the bird fro… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly. Just
Second opinion] My parakeet�s wing seems to be hurt and he cannot fly… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3,847 satisfied customers
Second Opinion) I have couple of questions following up our
Second Opinion) Hi. I have couple of questions following up our conversation from couple of days ago. is anyone available? This is about our one year old male lovebird. He got attacked by a cat couple… read more
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Is anyone available? Male one year old lovebird. He got
No. He's usually at home. sometimes we take him to our patio and he sits/walks in our plants. … read more
DrRoyC
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He is unable to fly. He seems to preen too much or maybe he
He is unable to fly. He seems to preen too much or maybe he has poor preening technique? His feathers are messy, not smooth. We are not sure if the problem is physical (feathers unable to grow properl… read more
DavidH1117
DavidH1117
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Today I woke my lovebird up and usually he flies onto my
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I think my bird is in pain. Lovebird. Im not 100 percent
im not 100 percent sure he's hurt. But he's acting really weird and can't fly properly … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,847 satisfied customers
I have a two year old cockatiel and she does not have
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He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in
He was flapping around and jumping like crazy in his cage in the middle of the night. I opened it for him and he tried to fly out, but couldn't fly well anymore. He ended up on the floor and seemed ve… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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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
Avian Medicine Residency
3,847 satisfied customers
Wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a
Hi wanted to get my bird checked up. He cannot fly and has a lot of feature loss. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,847 satisfied customers
My finch is unfortunate. He's had a bad leg since birth, the
Hello, my finch is unfortunate. He's had a bad leg since birth, the vet said nerve damage. So he has never been able to fly well. But lately he doesnt fly at all. When he stretched out his wing to pre… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My cockatiel slipped off a metal bed rail while out of her
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I have a cockatiel. I kind of inherited him around 5 months
I have a cockatiel. I kind of inherited him around 5 months ago. I dont know gender or age, but since his name is ***** ***** probably a male. My dilemma is that i'm afraid to let him out of his cage … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hi, I have the sweetest Love Bird (his name is Peaches).
Hi, I have the sweetest "Love Bird" (his name is "Peaches). I guess he was lost and flew into my front yard 6 years ago. When I went outside he came to me. Since then Peaches has has been w/me. The ve… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: Earlier tonight I noticed..my seven..wing clipping
Earlier tonight I noticed that my seven month cockatiel bird has lost his only two flight wings on one side that were left after a wing clipping he had about three months ago. Should I clip the other … read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My lovebird has been preening more than ususal for the last
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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