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I thought I was reading a firum. Forum. Sorry dog nudged me.
Forum. Sorry dog nudged me. 22 yr old nanday conure. I noticed about ten days ago she seemed unsteady. It seemed like she was holding he left foot closed or behind the perch. Then be ok. She'd fall to the floor. She's not clipped and will do flybys through the house back to her cage. We have one dig I don't trust. We've kept her caged. Spends lots of time in her happy but. Has fallen to cage floor couple of times. Eating regularly. Today I picked het up and can feel her breast bone. Pretty drastically. She's list a lot of weight. … read more
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I hope you can help. My 20 year old female conure has bald
Hi there, I hope you can help. My 20 year old female conure has bald patches on her chest, back and underneath her wings all of a sudden. She has never had this before and her cage mate does not have … read more
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We have a an alexandrine parrot 3 years old, He flew away
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August Abbott, CAS
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Hi there We have recently acquired a princess wales parrot
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August Abbott, CAS
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Today i tried removing the peanuts from her diet and it seemed
Today i tried removing the peanuts from her diet and it seemed to cut down on the bubbles for a while but her most recent dropping had a foamy sound to it and lots of tiny bubbles. also... how can i t… read more
August Abbott, CAS
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Ive been trying to find information specific to beak health
I've been trying to find information specific to beak health for my two conures. The Jenday's beak is black, opaque and shiny while the Sun's beak is paler when he's in sunlight, you can see light thr… read more
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i have a jenday conure born 12 yrs ago, wonderful playful friend.
i have a jenday conure born 12 yrs ago, wonderful playful friend. the past 3 mornings when i wake her up her beak is covered with something, it almost looks like seed debris but quite a bit of it all … read more
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The medium sized parrot I inherited has a hole in the right-side
The medium sized parrot I inherited has a hole in the right-side bottom portion of her beak. It is on the underneath, but does not go through to the inside of her mouth. Will this heal, and how can I … read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
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I have a Nanday conure and she is fluffing her feathers which
I have a Nanday conure and she is fluffing her feathers which she has never done before. I placed a small heater in the room maybe because she is a little chilly. She is eating but I noticed this morn… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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My GC conure has lost a full layer off the front half of her
My GC conure has lost a full layer off the front half of her beak. What would have caused that, and is it a problem? She is 8 months old.… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
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My parakeet, Mr. Bird, is about 25 years old. During the
My parakeet, "Mr. Bird," is about 25 years old. During the last few years, he's been getting sick with severe diarrhea more & more frequently. About 2 weeks ago, he got sick again, but this time, he h… read more
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My 5 year old female budgie has had a problem the last few
My 5 year old female budgie has had a problem the last few days with a blockage of green fieces in her feathers around her bottom, we have been bathing her clean every day, she has lost some of the fe… read more
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budgie: nest has not got all its feathers..feed..be fed soft food
I have a baby budgie ..still in the nest has not got all its feathers yet and it has a deformed beak ..Ihave only just noticed it ..it is still being fed by parent..the top beak is short very short th… read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
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I have a 23 year old female Blue and Gold macaw. She is a rehome,
I have a 23 year old female Blue and Gold macaw. She is a rehome, but have had her 3 years now. She has always pooped only 3 to 4 times a day. Huge amounts. Not the small poop every 20 to 30 min the o… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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we have had two male parakeets (hans& fritz) for almost a year.
we have had two male parakeets (hans& fritz) for almost a year. for the last week or so one of them (hanz) is moving his beak as if he's chewing on something, though he's not. he is eating & singing/s… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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Ducks: Male..it hasent effected his eating or any of his activities.
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cockatiel: My young..clear water instead of his usual healthy stuff
My young cockatiel has just started passing what looks like clear water instead of his usual healthy stuff. What's his problem?… read more
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My cockatiel has loose droppings for the past day.
My cockatiel has loose droppings for the past day. Otherwise she seems healthy. Should I be concerned?… read more
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