Connect one-on-one with a bird specialist who will answer your question
Expert avatar
August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
2,747 satisfied customers
Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
Pearl avatarPearl Wilson, Assistant
Bird Specialist is Online Now

Get your bird care questions answered by bird specialists

Verified bird specialists are online around the clock and ready to answer your question online or by phone. 
Related Bird questions
The symptoms my 2 Cockatoo's are both getting are primarily
The symptoms my 2 Cockatoo's are both getting are primarily Standing with legs splayed wide for balance Using their beak to hang onto the cage or other objects to remain standing Lethargy or excessive… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Certified Avian Specialist
Doctoral Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
Very watery poo with some yellow solids. she's lethargic and
Very watery poo with some yellow solids. she's lethargic and hunched over. Not eating but I can get her to drink water from a syringe. I thought it was cocci when I first noticed her hunched puffed up… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
Tongue. Heavy breathing. Open beak. Unable to stand upright.
Brown tongue. Heavy breathing. Open beak. Unable to stand upright. Very weak. What should I do!? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
Rhode Island Red fowl has a continuous - every couple of
Rhode Island Red fowl has a continuous - every couple of minutes- gasping/coughing movement, with significant noise, shaking,twisting its neck. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
One of my two parakeets has an overgrown beak and I'm very
One of my two parakeets has an overgrown beak and I'm very concerned about him. I have a cuttlebone and a mineral block and several toys but it doesn't seem to help.… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,064 satisfied customers
How can you care for ahummingbird that doesnt leave? Its
how can you care for ahummingbird that doesnt leave? Its getting cold in NJ and i stil have one in Nov… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Certified Avian Specialist
Doctoral Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
African grey approx 17 years old acute respiratory distress,
African grey approx 17 years old acute respiratory distress, no vets in area for emergency. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
My Amazon parrot has diarrhea and continuously is passing
My Amazon parrot has diarrhea and continuously is passing gas. He seems to be in distress because his feathers are all puffed up and I can see him strain to pass gas … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
I believe he had been having a seizure for the last hour?
I believe he had been having a seizure for the last hour? … read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Certified Avian Specialist
Doctoral Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
Elderly Isa Vet has given medication as it was not eating
Elderly Isa Brown Vet has given medication as it was not eating well or defecating. Bird hated the meds, so did not get them down it every day. Now is very thin and getting weaker, and still not poopi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
My 14 year old Hanns macaw is loosing feathers. Much of his
My 14 year old Hanns macaw is loosing feathers. Much of his belly and legs are bare. Appetite is good. No new stresses. Very chatty. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
He is weak, has his wings stretched out and his eyes are
He is weak, has his wings stretched out and his eyes are closed … read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Certified Avian Specialist
Doctoral Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
My six yr old canary used to sing but has stopped for quite
My six yr old canary used to sing but has stopped for quite some time he also started stumbling around and not being able to stay on his perch. Recently he started being on his back and having trouble… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
Female budgie was having problems delivering her first egg.
Female budgie was having problems delivering her first egg. it finally passed after I already booked an appointment with the Vet. The egg that passed looked normal but on further examination by the Ve… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
My baby budgie can't stand up. He can't stand up or sit on a
my baby budgie can't stand up JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: he can't stand up or sit on a perch JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: his legs JA: OK.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers
We have a very - 10 -12 week cockatiel and my daughter
We have a very young - 10 -12 week cockatiel and my daughter noticed a small patch in the middle of her back this morning that looks like feathers are missing. It doesn't necessarily look sore or red,… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
Certified Avian Specialist
Doctoral Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
I have a 28 year old orange wing amazon. One of his rear
Hello. I have a 28 year old orange wing amazon. One of his rear facing toenails was injured many years ago when he was young. When it grew back it came in curving up instead of down and never grew a n… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
3,064 satisfied customers
Oh it's you again? Are you a human or a robot please? :) The
Oh it's you again? Are you a human or a robot please? :) … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,746 satisfied customers