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I have a 5 year old green cheek conure. Last week he started
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My cockatiel is plucking her feathers under her wings. What
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I have a ring neck parrot with lice. Can't find a vets office that can see him today. What can I do ? My bird is not acting like himself … read more
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My 6 mo old parrotlet has started to molt. But this was
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My conure is bleeding right above his leg. I can't tell
My conure is bleeding right above his leg. I can't tell whether the source is from him plucking a feather it if it's an actual cut. It doesn't appear to be bleeding anymore, but he continues to preen/… read more
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I recently got my childhood parrot back and he isn't able to
I recently got my childhood parrot back and he isn't able to fly. He just falls straight down. His feathers seem a bit ruffled and he's plucked some from his chest and leg but otherwise he's a healthy… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My coca9. My cockatiel hurt his wing left wing flying. It
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I have a parrotlet. He is 3 years old. His feathers have
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have an indian ringneck, she has developed a habit of
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I have female eclectus parrot.Red swollen area developed on
i have female eclectus parrot.Red swollen area developed on wing how to treat that.Also she is in habil of plucking her wing very badly.help needed … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Indian ring neck parrot had lost all s feathers on s
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I submitted my deposit ( conure, bald spot problem) via
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My african grey parrot has started plucking around her crop
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My eclectic parrot is constantly moulting under his wings and
My eclectic parrot is constantly moulting under his wings and legs. He is super healthy otherwise. Connie… read more
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Hi,I have a 17 to 18-year-old cockatiel and his face is starting
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
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Hi, My parrot has chewed of almost all of her long wing feathers.
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I have a male Senegal parrot about 10 months old. He is pecking
I have a male Senegal parrot about 10 months old. He is pecking at his vent a lot. He has cleared a close circle round it. It does not look sore at all but is a little extruded. His droppings are loos… read more
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