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My parakette has a lump on his stomach 
Why does my parakette have a lump on his stomach

I think she is yawning. Not sure. 
My Cockatiel is opening her beak alot wide for a couple seconds, closing her eyes, and twitching her head. I hope she is okay.

kakariki puffing feathers and wiggling bum 
My kakariki keeps sitting on her perch puffing her feathers to make herself fat and wiggling her bum feathers higher than her head making a crying noise …

Society Finches 
I just got a pair of society finches on Monday. Just got home from dinner and the ones breast bone is sticking out on the one side and he has blood on …

African Love bird gets constipated 
My African Love bird gets constipated for two days, what is the proper food to give? What is the proper medication?

sun conure ruffled head feathers, droopy eyelids 
Our sun conure has been ruffling her head feathers and seems sleepy. Is eating and drinking however not her loud self. She has been ruffling her head …

unusual seizure like behavior of yellow crown yellow nape male Amazon Parrot 
I have a 15 month old male yellow crown yellow nape Amazon, and a week ago, when we had the time change, he began to have episodes where he makes a honking …

Budgie is sick what is it? 
Hi...I have a beautiful male budgie who is going on 4 years old. He is very tame, out of his cage most of the time, talks with a vocabulary of about 30 …

my little guy is falling 
my amazon yellow nape is 30 and instead of sleeping standing up like he always has he tries to hunker down. He also falls off his cage every now and again. …

Ring neck dove need help please 
Im new at this my ringneck dove is pooping brown feces is this bad? and if so hpw may i fix this problem.?

Budgie has bloody protrusion from rear end 
Just purchased a budgie 5 days ago still feeding 3 times a day his rear end is bloody and something is protruding it looks like his rectum he is still …

Love bird just eats and sleeps 
Our peach face love bird, that was very active and vocal, one day just started sleeping all the time. She (?) tucks her head under her feathers and will …

eye injury 
my galah was badly bitten around the eye by a former male partner about 3 months ago for a month or so it was weepy and closed. she has healed nicely …

My Cockatoo has had a hard ring around his right eye 
I wasn't able to obtain a solid answer from my avian vet so I thought I would post a picture of Bogie's eye to see if anyone has seen this condition before. …

eyes still have not opened 
My budgie was born on Feb 15th and it's eyes still have not opened. What do I do?

african grey tried to brood her ball 
flo my six year old african grey was given a ball that makes sounds. As per normal she was initially afraid of it but after playing with it for longer …

Parakeet ear bald spot 
I have recently purchased a parakeet and have had him for about 2 weeks now. We are guessing that he is around 4 months or so because he has most of the …

Eye Lid is shut 
Hello! ive just noticed that my birds left eye is shut, for no particular reason and she keeps rubbing it... could there be a reason for this??

Conure Nibbling on Legs! Help!!! 
My baby green-cheek conure has been nibbling/biting her legs. She'll lift up a leg and nibble on the end for hours. Whether she's on her perch outside …

Goffin Cockatoo has what looks like a blood blister below left eye 
I noticed last night that my female 15 yr old Goffin's Cockatoo has a redish-brownish area just below the bare skin area on the left eye. I used a damp …

Sudden death of indian ring neck 
Hi, This morning we woke up to find our indian ringneck named flynn dead in his cage. i believe he was about 9 or 10 weeks old. we only had him for …

Parakeets runny poop 
My parakeet has runny, slimy poop. I had two parakeets, but one passed today. Please help me. I don't want this one to pass away too.

zebra finches  
how do i know how old my zebra finch bird is if it doesent have a ring

Zebra Finch has watery yellowish/greenish droppings 
Hello, About 10 days ago my husband brought home a zebra finch, given to him by his friend. The bird's cage looked like it had not been cleaned in over …

Black Specks on skin 
My 6 year old lutino cockatiel has black specks on her skin, could they be mites? But there's no other sign of mites I don't see them on the cage or her …

can lorikeets beaks be trimmed ? 
can lorikeets beaks be trimmed ? does they grow back ?

Blue and gold Macaw has a big bump on lower belly 
Okay....recently, I notices that my macaw has a large bump between her legs on her lower belly? She is approx. 30 years old and I have had her since she …

my bird is almost bald 
i have a 20 year old cocateal and it keeps pulling out his feathers and shaking i dont know what to do i also need to say hes been doing this for like …

Lovebird care 
ive got some love birds about 4 months ago i was using sandpaper and nothing other on the bottom of there cage but about 2 weeks after that they started …

How do you tell the age and sex of a Quaker 
We just bought a quaker and the people we got it from didnt know how old it was. it seems like it still has some pin feathers on the back of its neck. …

Baby parakeet  
My parakeet laid 5 eggs and only one hatched so far the one that hatched was two days ago there are these two boil looking things on his chest, is that …

Chick hunched and smaller 
For the pasr week one of my chicks has been hunched and not growing well. She is eating and drinking just fine. I do not want to put her down but she is …

Kakariki pulling out tail feathers 
My 10 month old kakariki recently started pulling out his tail feathers and within the last week has pulled and chewed that much that he barely has a tail …

Baby regurgitation after feeding 
My 6 week old eclectus parrot is spitting up food. For example, her last feeding was at 8:30pm last night and it is 8:36am now and she just spit up 10-15 …

Lump next to eye. 
Over the past week or so I have noticed a lump come up next to my cockateil's eye (to the left of his eye). I have been keeping an eye on it and until …

My budgie and bell 
My budgie sits with the mirror bell around her neck, why?

bird hurt his foot 
hello. I have a senagal parrot and around 5 hours ago he went after a dog and the dog got him. He isn't bleeding and is eating fine and is grooming himself …

Boy or girl lorikeet? 
Is it true that a female lorikeet has red eyes while a male has brown/ orange eyes?

Baby head twitching 
Hello, I have a baby Ringneck parrot, she was born in January and we received her when she is about 6 weeks old. We have been hand feeding her baby formula …

my pionus parrot bit the bottom of his feet.  
About a year ago I noticed a growth on the bottom of his one foot; could have been from him bitting then. This winter he has been bitting the bottom of …

macaw feet 
I have a Blue and Gold Macaw and this week her feet have been curling up and makes her fall so she will fly to the ground it will last for a few min then …

African Grey - losing feathers 
My African Grey is losing feathers on the back of her neck. When she bends her head, one can see her skin in this area. Regards

parakeet feather loss and possible human itching 
Our parakeet is 7 or 8 years old. About 5 years ago, she started losing feathers on her chest until most were gone. I took her to an avaian vet who said …

Red swelling on back of neck w/no feathers 
I have a 5 week of Cochin pullet that developed a swelling on her right shank and a hard swollen red bump about the size of a dime on the back of her neck …

why the extreme thirst 
my female cockatiel pretty girl has laid eggs and i have noticed that she drinks more amounts of water is she okay or is she getting sick i am a first …

Parakeet health issue 
Recently, my mom noticed that one of our parakeets has a huge clump of poop stuck to his rear end. It is slightly greenish and black. My mom think it's …

why is my indian ringneck plucking his tail and wing feathers only 
hi, my name is Leah, and I have a rescued Indian ringneck , I know he is a male (for sure) but not sure of his age. I have had him now for almost 12 months, …

Cockstiel has a big red veiny patch on it's chest 
My bird which is a cockatiel lutino almost a month old, so I was blowing on his feathers for mites and saw a big red veiny patch on his chest and I dint …

Baby budgie acting weird, is she sick or stressed? 
I just bought a budgie yesterday, she still seems to be only around 8 weeks old(white & lightish blue cere and she's pretty small).. She seemed very active …

Sleepy Scaly lorikeet 
I have a mustard scaly lorikeet approximately 3 months old and compared to the blue breasted which is two weeks younger, the scaly sleeps a lot. He quite …

my parrotlet is making a scratching sound with his beak?  
My parrotlet is making a really weird scratching sound with his beak I don't know why.. he won't stop doing it

Pigeon found unable to fly, etc. 
A few weeks ago we found a wild pigeon on the verge of death, severely emaciated and unable to fly. It was a young juvenile, but should have been on it's …

My bird just chewed on a pen, will he be okay? 
My Umbrella Cockatoo had some purple residue on the bottom of his beak, and after searching his cage, I found a torn apart pen at the bottom of his cage. …

Green-cheeked Conure (Pineapple) nail trim 
If i take my Conure to a bird store full of other birds to get her nails cut will she get sick?

african gray cloudy eye, pupil barely responds 
Our african gray approx 30+ yrs old seems to be losing sight in one eye really badly, it is cloudy..we are told it is likely due to age and cataracts, …

Blind Cockatiel 
Hello, I noticed my male cockatiel acting different the last two months. He is eating well, drinking water, no watery stools, but he not as active. He …

Irritated eyes 
My budgie dived into the bathtub which was filled with shampoo water. His eyes are irritated and ive flushed them out with water a few times but he still …

my african grey 
my african greys neck and stomach is swelled up what do i do

Facial feathers turning reddish brown 
Hello there, I have had my little purple budgie (Chirppy) for almost a year now and she has been a delight to have around! Even though she is female, she …

Swollen foot - Green Cheek Conure 
Back in November, my conure broke her right foot. It healed in the beginning of January and she nod no noticeable problems then on. Recently, about a week …

My baby budgies turning blue.. Please HELP!!! 
Dear Doctor, This is swathi from India. please let me know why my baby budgie is turning blue at head and wings , it is just 2 weeks old . the pot …

splay legs 
Hi, I have a three weeks old baby budgie and he has an splayes leg on one of his foot please advice me if i can do anything if possble.

birds feet like a fist 
Both of the feet are like making a fist and the toes won’t straighen out

Canary fluffy and doesn't sing  
Our little Skippy doesn't sing like he use to. Since before Christmas he's been quiet. He chirps but nothing like before. He's about two years old. He …

budgie baby 
my budgie had three babies, two of them are already getting their feathers but the other one is still small and no signs of feathers coming out

Caging - size 
Do I have to worry about the size or quality of my Parakeet's cage if I will be home most of the time, and the bird is able to fly freely around my bedroom? …

kakariki yellow soft lump 
my male kakariki who is about 4 years old and 3 months has developed some sort of a yellow, soft, possibly liquified lump on the back of his neck, left …

parakeet white ball in throat 
why does my baby parakeet have a white ball inside but in the bottom of its throat ?

Giving Cerelac to Pet birds 
Can I feed Cerelac to my Love Birds, Cockatiels, Budgies and Zebra Finches? They all are mature and they all will lay eggs soon. Please reply me first. …

ringnecked dove 
my 13yr old ringnecked dove has started to peck and pull @ his wing causing it to bleed apoun investegating this i noticed he has very tiny light brown …

Is my cockatiel a male or female? 
I have had my cockatiel for about three years and i named it Gracie, but a friend said it looked like a male because of its white head. Can you tell if …

Grey feathers 
So we just got our birds yesterday and they seem to be fairly young. Our lovebirds are mates and are basically inseparable however they get a little irritable …

bald patch on heads 
hi im jsut woundreing why my 2 button quails may have bald patche on the top of their heads?

Bird breathing heavy 
I just got a cocktail and the second day it started to breath heavily and make weird noises ones breathing .

Blue parakeet shots 
How often do my blue parakeet needs shots?

Lump on her head 
One of my 3 week old chicks had a lump on the right side of her head and it has only surfaced in the last 2 days. Should i be worried and get it checks …

Budgie with bald area around right eye, swollen and red 
My elderly budgie (10 years) has a 1/2" diameter area around his right eye with no feathers. The upper area around the eye looks bluish. The rest of the …

small cut on chest 
my quaker jumped off of the top of his cage which is about 5 feet tall and landed on the floor. then I noticed that he had hit his breast bone on the floor …

Itching cockatiel 
My cockatiel has been itching its self every time i take him out of his cage...Why does he keep itching?!

My budgie is scratching his bum and puffing up alot. 
Hi, my budgie I have had for about a year now has been puffing up a lot lately, wiggling his bum, almost like he is trying to go to the toilet, anyway …

my budgies vent area is swollen and red 
my budgies vent area is swollen and red Raw and featherless

Cockatiel chest hole  
My mother has a cockatiel that is at least 7 years old. It has been very healthy but I just noticed that it looks like there is a little hole directly …

feather loss 
My male lovebird seems to have lost a large amount of feathers, mainly down feathers, on his neck, belly and above his tail. He does not appear to be plucking, …

Budgie calcium and more 
I don't want to seem like I am over woied about my budgies, but i do have a few queries. I have recently changed my budgies to Harrison's Pellets, which …

Discharge from eye and respiratory distress 
I have 4.5yr old male yellow and green parakeet named Marty. Marty has been sick since October and my avian vet does not know what is wrong with him. I …

Treating scabs on maxillary beak? 
We're currently sitting a male budgie (Sky), a "pet" in a preschool classroom, for the third time. He's got some scabs on his beak. Last time we watched …

cockatiel has thread wrapped tightly around ankle 
We are caring for my child's classroom bird for winter break and I noticed a thread wrapped tightly around his ankle. If I could hold his foot still I …

Hen Turned Mean then Died 
Hello there. I have had a flock of laying hens for over 2 years now and they have been doing great. I introduced four new hens to the flock last july and …

Canary fluffed and warm legged 
hi there, so my canary was all chirping and singing today morning. I put him to sleep in the afternoon and when he got up he was all fluffed up, pressed …

blood in poo then next one was normal and next was green liquid? 
my scaly breasted lorekeet isnt looking happy and did a big poo with blood in it, since it has eaten some food and done 2 more poos one looks farily normal …

Lump on my parakeet's neck. 
My male parakeet seems to have developed a lump underneath his feathers on the right side of his neck. It doesn't seem to bother him but it's noticeable …

Zebra Finches sleeping arrangements 
I have two zebra finches, i am not sure how to get them asleep and what they sleep in. Do you need a bed for them ?

Bird fell into chlorine water 
A few days ago my budgie fell in water full of Chlorine.I went to the vet, and she said that i needed to clean the budgie with vitamin A, and I did.The …

need to know about sneezing ASAP. 
My blue and gold Jezebel has been dry sneezing for a month! I have taken her to the vets three times. He just keeps sending me home with antibiotics. they …

Odd things covering bird's nostrils. 
Our galah cockatoo has these lumps growing over it's nostrils. These lumps can be pulled off, but they grow back. It has had this ever since we got it, …

why does my molly have a red spot on her opening? 
why does my molly have a red spot on her opening? she is a tiny bit fat but can you please tell me?

brown spots 
Hi, We have a new baby budgie that we've had for a week now. We've noticed that when she gets wet she gets spots on her belly that are brownish (she is …

My finch's feet 
Why does my male rainbow finch's feet appear dry?

Pellet Transformation Success? 
I followed the instructions for changing budgies to pellets on this website, and started this morning. My budgies went straight for the pellets and …

Baby with black beak 
I have a 3 week old baby parakeet with a black beak. Is it normal for a baby to be born with a black beak? The others all look normal. He is kind of …

love bird eye 
i have two lovebirds. One has a swollen eyering and the other has faint red marks around it's eye. They dontn't get along, is this an injury or something …

head bobbing & wing twitch on blue & gold macaw 
i have a 7 month old blue & gold macaw. about a month ago she started to bob her head up & down slowly & her wing will twitch. every time she twitchs her …

swollen head 
Obi is our 55+ year old umbrella cockatoo. He is a plucker. We rescued him a year ago, and he has been doing wonderful. His personality and health has …

Budgerigar's Foot - black spot 
Hi. My Budgie is almost a year old. Recently, a black spot appeared on one of his toes, which are usually pink. It's not pitch black, but sort of a dark …

Dark lumps at the base of tail feathers. 
I have a scarlet macaw that I rescued a year ago from a neglectful owner. My macaw,Robert, has pulled out all his body feathers for a very long time before …

chicken with lump 
Hello my name is victoria and I am 12 years old... When I grow I want to be a vet. I live on a farm and about a year ago a raccoon attackied my 2 baby …

Calcium in budgies 
Due to being currently being unemployed, I cannot afford the bdgie pellets advertised on this site. So until I become employed (near future) I am having …

Is my budgie sick? 
My baby budgie has been sleeping alot lately. He hides himself in the bottom corner of his cage under the food, and sleeps. He doesn't squark anymore, …

Unusual Dark Lumps Above Cere/Nostrils 
Hello, I have a Double-Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot. I've taken her to the local avian vet a couple times. She's in good health, although she's low …

lunp on thr galah  
i have been given a galah which has been caged in a small cage all its life of 9 years, it it is quiet and i will do all i can to give it a new free range …

Mixing Antibiotics 
Will it harm a sick bird who's been fluffing up and sleeping most of the time and has been taking cephalexin to switch to baytril? My zebra finch was improving …

acting strange 
My crested duck is acting strange twisting her neck around and falling over what do i do

my cocatail wakes up covered in mucus or saliva 
what does it mean when my cocatail wakes up covered on mucus or saliva?

Maroon-Bellied Conure having seizures 
Hi. I have an 8 y/o MB Conure and he randomly started having seizures on the way home from getting his wings clipped by the vet. I suspect that they drugged …

Small shiny mites on my new African lovebird 
Hi, I am from India and very new with keeping African lovebirds. A few moments ago I saw a small shiny insect on my birds head, it immediately vanished …

My africian grey is sleeping with head lower than her body 
she doesn't' do it all the time but it concerns me something might be wrong. It's like she's asking for a head rub with head down and tail up, tho' she …

My bird is missing a part of her lower eyelid... 
I came home to my bird (cockatiel) and she seems to be missing part of her lower eyelid. So about three fourths of her eyelid can close but the other one …

Sneezing Amazon 
I've been noticing my bird is sneezing quite often lately. It started with 2-3 sneezes and now he sneezes 15 or maybe more times during the day. I can't …

Amazon Sneezing? 
Hello, I have had an orange wing amazon for 26 years and a about 4 months ago he started sneezing, usually in the evenings. I don't know if this is sneezing …

Baby Chicken lump 
my baby chick just hatched but it has a big red lump on its behind(anus) Help!!!!!!!!

Mourning a companion 
My male Blue Front Amazon (Billy, age 10) passed away on the evening 02-07-2012. Signs of distress came on suddenly at which point I took him to the only …

I have no clue what parrot I have or what the weight should be. 
I bought a White fronted Amazon Parrot (so I was told) but looking at pictures of the amazon species, it doesn't look like it at all. My concern is what …

Found a dove with a healed up broke wing, can't fly 
My cat brought me a white dove in a terrible condition, about a year and a half ago, it was in a terrible condition, the broken wing that had healed up …

two different species in the one cage 
hello i am just wondering i have a kakariki parrot and i want to get a budgie or canary can these breeds be mixed with a kakriki or not if you could help …

possible broken toe (caique) 
My macaw escaped out of his cage at night and climbed onto my caique cage and bit my caique's toe while he was hanging onto the cage bars! Can a toe be …

bird seizers 
I have taken my bird to a vet to just be told that in the exray they can not see her bone from hip to knee. it must have given out when she had feel over …

Fat problem in overy of my canary bird 
dear sir i have 2 cnary bird pairs both pairs lay unfertile eggs and due to excess of laying eggs my canry hen have fat in her overy please tell me what …

cocktiel is losing feather at stomach 
my cockteil bird is loosing feathers at stomach area ...it's also been dizzy and cant walk or climb well for about 3 days....it seems so quiet and wierd.....wt's …

i think my bird ate a small piece of glass 
I think my bird ate a small piece of glass, will this cause any issues to his health and can I do anythin?

Lovebird book recommendations - Mom has killed 3 so far 
I am so disappointed that my mom has not figured out how to keep her lovebirds alive. They were untamed adult peach-faced lovebirds. The first one was …

Pink poop 
Parakeet poop is pink and big like a small garden slug. She's leaning on one leg, favoring the other but she gets around the cage normally, playing with …

My cockatiel seems sad and less energetic.  
She closes her eyes various times during the day, which is unusual. What could the problem be? Is it psitacosis?

aggressive senegal but only to me 
I have a 2 1/2 year old Senegal that I got a little over a year ago from a breeder because the woman who originally had him didn't have enough time for …

raspy chirp 
Hi! I have a baby lovebird and today he nibbled on some brown rice with me. It had just a touch of soy sauce but i didn't think that would bother him. …

Preening or plucking, how to know when it is a problem? 
I have an Indian ringneck that is 10 months old. Lately when I hold it it seems to preen itself by pulling out some of it's down feathers. How can I …

budgie and canary together in cage 
will a female budgie mate with male canary

Parrot shrieks when excited 
I have a 6 year old male green winged macaw. He is very loving and sweet towards me and likes my husband and daughter. He is not a talker although he will …

old goose unable to stand or walk 
30 yr old goose cant walk or stand but eating and drinking ok

my macaw lost his good smell way??? 
my macaw lost his good smell way???

Mites on budgies.. 
how do you know if your budgies got mites from the flock?.

My green head amazon has began to shake and lose balance 
I have a 20 year old Green Head Amazon who has began to shake and lose his balance this has been going on for about 3 days now...What would cause him to …

baby cockatiel panting 
my two week old cockatiel is panting alot what could be wrong with him

stop birds from shaking when petting them 
my Quakers start to shake when i pet them.how can i stop that? every time i pet my two birds they would get scared and shake.they are use to me but don't …

featheer cyst on dove 
i lanced a feather cyst on my dove's wing which produced only a little blood; she has multiples, but i think they are feather cysts. some look like a rooster …

feathers pulling 
my blue and gold has pulled out all most all it feathers

Watery eye 
My african greay has a right watery eye. He is almost five years old now and this is the fisrt time someting like this happend should i be concerend and …

why does my budgie change colour 
why does my budgie change colour he was a blue then went green then green and yellow now going back to blue and top part of peak was blue then when brown …

Egg laying and changes in appearance of Sun Conure 
My single sun conure laid her fist egg a couple of days ago. The egg fell to the cage floor and cracked so I removed it. She didnt seem to mind at all. …

Lorrikeet poop changed texture 
Hi My Lorrikeet is about 5 months old, and yesterday his poo changed texture. He went from pooing a very running liquid poop about every 10-15min to …

Lethargic Zebra Finch 
Hello, a few months ago my boyfriend and I rescued some zebra finches from a neighbor who was moving out and was simply going to release his birds outside …

I have a plucking eclectus... 
I have just aquired an eclectus from a friend who only had it one week and I have very little info to go on buddy except word of mouth ,Buddy is 10plus …

Siezure ?  
We have a mitrid consure about 10 years old. My daughter ran into us this morning thinking she was dead as she was at the bottom of her cage not moving. …

Are half open eyes in a lovebird a problem? 
Today, I bought a female lovebird to pair up with my current one. But, the problem is I haven't noticed her eyelids are drooping, half open until I got …

duck egg bound 
My duck was egg bound she passed the egg but still is not acting normal, still has her butt pointed down, holds her wings out, she is eating, drinking, …

lump on parakeet's cheek. 
I have a parakeet that has a lump on it's right cheek, what does this mean? should i worry or what should i do?

lump in front of her vent 
i have two females(3 years) ...one male .one female has never laid a egg ever but she is mating with the male ...and the more they mate the lump seems …

How can I tell if baby lovebird has injured itself  
How can I tell if baby lovebird has injured itself after a failed landing from table to floor? My baby love bird attemptted to fly down from the table, …

sore throat 
our african grey acts like it has a sore throat. What can I give it

Vertical wing feathers on Rose Breasted Cockatoo 
Hello Doctor, 6 weeks ago I trimmed my parrots wing feathers and she screamed and wiggled constantly like never before!!! She is 5 years old. Now the …

My Canary has a sore leg. 
My one year old canary hen has a sore leg that she keeps under her feathers.I don't know what is wrong with her. What can I do. Can I place it in peroxide …

Black Masked Lovebird pulling out feathers 
My black masked lovebird has just recently started pulling out his feathers. He is almost totally bare on his tummy. He is a happy active bird at the age …

strange colored feathers 
Hi, my galah was rescued about 4 years ago by my friends from a lady giving her away saying her husband was going to kill her. Her gray feathers where …

My Cockatiel Has Something in His Eye 
I took my bird outside today and noticed that he has something in his eye. He does seem to blink a lot, and I am wondering if I can use water, etc. (It …

female electus parrot 
how can i prevent the egg laying in an electus parrot? when she lays her eggs is there anything i can give her to keep her healthy during this particular …

love bird broke her leg 
my lovebird broke her leg about 2 week before and i took her to birds vet and they put cast on her leg and after two week i revisited to birds vet to take …

something hard sticking out on left side of chicken's neck 
hi. my chicken has what looks and feels like a bone sticking out on the left side of his neck. i dont know if this is normal (because she's still growing) …

crooked beak 
my african greys beak grows crooked on the bottom part one side a lot longer then the other, should we be trimming it?

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet - Wants to "Mate" with my Feet! 
My pet Scaly Breasted Lorikeet (2 Years old) is very tame and he can talk too! Whilst he is IN his cage I can pet him, talk to him and he talks back. …

Regurgitation & How Many Nuts Are Too Many? 
Hi, I have a Blue & Gold Macaw @ 5yrs. old, who constantly throws up on just about anything and everything she has and then re-eats it. Most of the time …

baby lovebird not pooping 
i have a baby lovebird which is about 1 month old, i had to take it away from the parents since they were inexperienced at breeding and had already killed …

Limping 2 month old chicken 
Today when I let all my young chicken into the house for the night I noticed one was limping... I observed it closely and saw that its right leg is somehow …

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet tired looking 
hi I have a scaly breasted lorikeet and have noticed today that he/she is not eating much. I picked him/her up and he didnt climb up just sat there like …

Galah in corner of cage 
I have 2 galahs and one of them is sitting in the corner of her cage. Is this normal? Shes fine, eating and drinking and being annoying.

Macaw eating habits 
Our 11 year old female macaw grinds through her food within a matter of minutes, discarding 99% of her food as she grinds. She had started swallowing her …

my crimson rosella has a bubble on the back of his neck 
i noticed after a shower with my brid that he had a bubble on the back of his neck( raused area of skin) it looked like a really big blister. about an …

cockatoo panting and shaking? 
not always but once in a while our 7 yr old female cockatoo LuLu will open her mouth and shake. like she is panting. it worries me. other than that she …

Over grown budgie beak 
My budgies beak is over grown alot and it's starting to reach her neck I think this is affecting her eating should I go to the vet right away and how much …

canary feather loss... 
Hello, I am new to being a bird owner (3mos). My male canary has been loosing feathers for a month now. I have been giving daily baths, and extra protein …

Pekin duck 9 days old eyelid torn off 
I have a baby pekin duck, our chicken grabbed him today and tore his outer eyelid off! He seems to be okay, he is eating and drinking and swimming just …

overgrown beak 
My cockatiel's beak has become really wide and overgrown, mainly at the bottom. He has sticks and rough texture perches but they don't seem to help. Is …

goose with infected foot 
goose stepped on thorn. we extracted it but now it seems infected. he is badly hobbling on one foot. we washed with gelatin soap and water and put on oxigenated …

baby canaries 
my baby canaries are approx 10 days old the mother no longer stays in the nest at night is this normal

mcaw scratching face 
My blue and gold mcaw is scratching his neck and side of his face and making himself bleed. Why is he doing this?

Mini macaw feather problems 
I am unsure if my parrot is a hahns or noble macaw but his beak has been peeling. He also has a tail feather that is like half gone on one side and black …

How can u tell the sex of a Congo African grey 
How can u tell the sex of an African grey

Duck Eyes closed 
Why does my duck have her eyes closed constantly.

baby chickens 
my baby chicken has poop on his bottom, but he has alot of it. what does this mean?

Budgie with huge lump 
My budgie has grown a huge lump on his stomach. It is all crusty and red.

Senegal Limping 
My Senegal has 2 red spots on the bottom of 1 foot. Began limping slightly, but is now getting worse to the point of him not wanting to put any weight …

best cage for canary with 1 good leg 
Our canary broke a leg about 6 weeks ago. Was treated by vet - is going great, no signs of pain/distress. We have kept him in a terrarium to keep him …

Zebra finch hole in the beak  
My zebra finches, 3 of them out of 8 have developed a hole in the middle of their beak. Another one is beginning to develop one. These are the younger …

My Rainbow lorikeet just died 
Hi all, Yesterday my lorrie started vomiting so we brought her and her partner inside. This morning she was okay, but just an hour ago, we was dead. …

Getting new bird to eat pellets 
I am having difficulty figuring out how to get my new bird to eat pellets while keeping my older bird, that eats pellets, from eating the new bird's seed. …

my cockatoo's eggs 
I have cockatoos ma and pa they are sitting on eggs but time has come now when they should start hatching and havent . however the parents are very protective …

spike on back of birds neck 
Hello, I have had my cockateil for about a month now and was petting him and noticed on the back of his neck close to his sholderblades, there is a black …

Rainbow Lorrikeet from NZ pulling out feathers 
I have brought my bird back with me from NZ and he started pulling feathers out when I sprayed him with some flea powder Usually I spray with adiluted …

Cocktiel not active 
hi i am a new cocktiel owner....... i just got it yester that is on 17\1\2012.......my bird doesnt chirp at all.........it doesnt make any sounds.......it …

Bird has swollen foot with puss and black toe  
My bird has a swollen foot and it has some yellow pus coming out and the end of the toe is turning black. When I first noticed a problem it was swollen …

Rainbow Lorikeet attacked by Dog 
Hi, my Rainbow Lorikeet was unfortunately attacked by a dog recently, and had his entire tail feathers and some wing feathers torn out and damaged. We …

lovebird with flaky beak 
In the last few weeks we noticed that our lovebird has a flaky, dry beak with streaks. Is it a sign of a disease? thank you

my budgie is being sick and its yellow 
she cant keep her food down its coming up all seeded but she is still talking to us like she always does what can i give her please

African Grey strange scratching  
My african grey has scratched her feathers very thin on the back of her neck,ears and throat. She also seems to message her throat with her claw. She is …

my Lovebird Pleas help! 
Hello My love bird has something on her beak it looks like a crack but's not I can touch it and it dose not hurt her. Please help me it's at the base of …

African grey parrot 
My african grey parrot has started to make a very strange noise which sounds like it unwell a very quiet growning noise his eyes seem very heavy im not …

Parakeet's all puffy, has one leg up, and his nose is getting brownish. 
Please help me because my parakeet is all puffy and has one leg up every single day and it's the same leg up. At times he would look normal but then after …

Female Canary 
My mother has a beautiful female Canary she is constantly laying eggs, as soon as we remove them,she lays more eggs. this is all she does. Is that hamful …

My sun conure in tent 
My sun conure is usually out of her cage and always wanting to be by us. But for the past few days she's been laying in her tent, very fluffy and looks …

Prognosis of Indian Ring neck health problem 
It has been 6 months since i clipped my parrots wings and now grown back and i seem to notice after flying for some time open mouthed heavy breathing and …

Feather picking 2 year old military macaw 
Our 2ish year old macaw has been feather picking for the last couple months. our avian vet has done a couple test and her health seems to behold. we had …

dry blood prob?? 
my budgie had dry blood on the top of his head do you know what happened to him?

My cockatiel is shaking/pulsing and squeaking 
Hi my 1 year old female cockatiel has been leaning over on her perch and shaking/pulsing and squeaking. Is this a sexual thing or is something wrong? A …

My umbrella cockatoo acts fine but has white spit in his mouth? 
My umbrella cockatoo, has white foamy spit in his mouth, hes also chewing on it, he acts completely fine, and is eating, drinking, and playing normally …

The sex of my parakeet. 
I have a young parakeet and it has a purple cere it is a male or female? I really want to know. The bird can't talk like my other bird, and this bird likes …

bird angry?? 
why do my budgies scream and flap their wings when i scold my kid???

Injured pigion 
I found a healthy looking pigion outside flapping around in the snow. I took it home and there are no broken bones or wings that i can see, it walks fine …

help?! parakeet nose 
what does it mean when my parakeets nose above has been losing color and scaleing

pain on tail 
our 2 year old blue indain ringneck has been feeling pain on her tail and we noticed that it turned a little bit purple what can we do to make his pain …

musk lorikeet vomiting 
my musk lorikeet has started to vomit while we were away on our boat i am scared i need to know what to do

Muscovy drakes feathers shabby and worn 
Hi. My Muscovy drake's tail and wing feathers look worn and shabby. The soft parts are missing from the feathers and only central shafts remain on the …

my budgie died with a death grip on the cage 
my budgie was less than a year old, and seemed very happy. he was singing and happy when i left, and weh i got home about six hours later he was dead on …

Cockatiel with respiratory problems.. 
I found my cockatiel laying on the floor three days ago , and we took him to the vet .. The doctor said he has bad respiratoy problems , he gave us some …

sick doves 
My male dove has red swollen eyes and they are watering the feed store gave me antibiotic but I would like to know what causes it

u2 that chews on spit ??? 
I have a 3 year old umbrella cockatoo who appears to be chewing on her own spit its kinda thick but not discolored and she just sits there and spins it …

Budgie very quiet, fluffed and lethargic, but eats a lot 
Our budgie - which is between 7 or 8 years old - has been very off in his behavior for the last two to three months. Normally he is very chatty and sociable …

Cockatiel keep losing his blood feather 
I saw it on the bottom of his cage three times and it's always been the one on the right if you look at him from the back. It looks like the blood dried …

Feather Problem  
Hello My name is Brad Johnson. I am a veterinarian who owns a small animal practice in Nebraska. I have limited bird experience and am reaching out for …

Budgie Vet Visit & Medication 
I took my budgies to the vets as one has been having an eye irriration since 14th December when I first visited. The eye drops had helped somewhat, …

budgie some times wines 
Hello I have a 3 year old female budgie, she is molting at this time. She sleeps quite a lot of the time in the day and evening. She some of the time …

sneezing and feathers for scaley breasted lorikeet? 
Hi i have a scaley breasted lorikeet, and just over the past week i have noticed he has lost some feathers, they are in the bottom on his cage also when …

Pulling out feathers 
I have two alexandrines both 3months old, one has a perfect coat and the other birds coat looks rough in patches and he has pulled both his long tail feathers …

abnormal feather loss  
I have an 8 month old Indian Ringneck and he is losing his feathers, he is not molting because its been too long and no feathers are growing back but I …

budgie pulling blood feathers 
my male budgie is not very stressed but is constantly pulling at his blood feathers. we are very worried that he might bleed but he does not want to stop …

Budgie has a sore foot? 
Hi, I've had my budgies for a few years now and i know they sometimes stand with only one foot. But my male budgie, Sunny, isn't curling up or tucking …

[Love Bird] sits with its head laid back 
My Love Bird has started sitting with its head laid back, also weaves its head from side to side at times. The weaving only seems to be when it is waking …

Shaking of head.  
Hi My African grey has been shaking her head like she has something that border her. When she gets a shower daily she does not do it.. Can you …

My 9 week african grey seems to be throwing up. 
Hi i received an african grey as a gift for christmas and i got the bird for 2 weeks now and the person we bought it from told us that the bird is 8 weeks …

White Lump on birds Foot  
Hi my bird canary has a white quite big lump on his toenail and it sometimes bleeds it stands on the other leg i don't know whether or not to take it …

Featherless Eye 
My male budgie has lost a bit of feathers around one of his eyes. I have caught him rubbing that same side against his cage....could that be the problem? …

My cockatiel 
Is it normal for my cockatiel(natural color, red cheek)to have a black line under his eyes?

cockatiel not able to lower its head to eat 
I have a 4 year old grey/white cockatiel that recently flew into a glass door. He is still able to fly and walk.He acts like his normal self except that …

Amazon Parrot eats too fast 
Hello I have an amazon parrot who is about 10 months old. She is on a pelleted diet (Zupreem natural). Ever since we got her she has had this problem where …

Dying Canary 
We had a 3 year old canary, sex undetermined. Bought a new canary 10 days ago. Put it in the cage with older canary and she tried to pluck its tail feathers …

Bird with blood around his mouth 
Hello last night my bird was sitting on the bottom of the cage in the corner he is a cockatiel is is very much unlike him he looks so I'll. He was not …

Budgies ate amaryllis 
Yesterday evening I entered my room to find that my budgies had taken a huge chunk from my amaryllis bud. I phined the vets and I was told that there …

Kakariki losing feathers around the neck and falling from perch 
Hi, We took our 1 year old Kakariki to the vets recently due an inability to stay on the perch when sleeping, it is also losing feathers from around the …

28 year old cockatiel 
Hi, I have a 28 year old cockatiel who started to sqawk quite frequently and the feather at the end of her wings are getting scraggly looking. I noticed …

Renal tumor in keet 
I took my 10 yo keet to avian vet yesterday, he feels like he might have a renal tumor as his claw is clamped and he doesnt like to use the leg. He gave …

Male canary is not right 
I have a male canary ducky who use to sing beautifully, it eats an awful lot and can't seem to fly, he tries and sometimes he makes it to the perch and …

Budgie sneezing 
I know that some sneezng is ok, as they ould have dust of seed husks giving them a little iritation in the nose, but my budgie seems to have sneezing episodes …

Budgie's eye closed 
Sorry this will be long, but a background story is needed. On 14th December 2011 I made an emergency appointment at the vets as I beleived my budgie …

My cockatiel his eye bothers him 
He keeps opening and closing his eye, and when i came home his feathers look like if someone put hair spray, he throw up of course. Im guessing, please …

budgie birds sore claw 
my budgie bird has a sore or blister on the bottom of her claw. she keeps it up and is unusually quit, what can i do.

Conure chewed off him nails, will ther grow back? 
Around Thanksgiving my Jenday Conure hurt his foot, it was only a little chord that got tangled, it didn't do any damage. That night he kept chewing on …

Spits up after she ate her formula 
I have an bare eyed cockatoo and I just finished feeding her this morning and i notice that she spit up some formula it came watery out of her mouth she …

My English Budgie has blood on her wings. 
My new english budgie has small amounts of blood at the tips of her wings. A small bit will get on my fingers when i hold her, i also think that it came …

Black skin on Budgie 
We have taken her to a vet and they say everything is fine. She I an Albino with red eyes and black skin. Was checked for blood, crop wash, and everything …

bird croaking 
Hi, i've got a 6 year old parakeet budgie. for the last few years he's taken on a worrisome habit. when he's alone or left to be quiet, he'll start this …

my umbrella cockatoo 
hello my name is diego i have an unbrella cockatoo and for the first three weeks he was ok but now he seem's really skinny and his feather's look all messed …

Zebra Finch - Eggs 
Hello! I have a male and female finch. They've started laying eggs (about 1 egg every two weeks), I got them a nest after the first egg. The eggs are …

green cheek just not the same since she was stepped on 
2 days ago, my husband stepped on our 2 & 1/2 year old green cheek conure when she was walking around on the floor. We took her to the animal hospital, …

sick coketeil? 
hi i have a coketeil who shakes all the time he seems happy,eats alot,and seems to enjoy life i cant afford to take it to the vet? also this bird seems …

Umbrella Cockatoo Nail Problem 
I just noticed this a few days ago, when I had him out of his cage. I noticed on his right foot, front-left nail, it's curled; almost to his foot. (FYI, …

Budgie: Excessive Liquid Waste with Interspersed 'Normal' Waste 
I started feeding my four budgies Romaine and Red Leaf Lettuce(usually 1 leaf/day; began about 5 days ago) and noticed last night that they have frequent …

Cockatiel is not acting normal 
For the past week my cockatiel, Baron, has not flown, squaked or let me pet him, even tough he usually does.He normal sits on my shoulder or when i hold …

Budgie Nutrition in the UK 
I have 2 budgies both of who are under 6 months of age. I am worried that they are not getting enough nutrition because: 1) They are on a 100% fortified …

One day old Love Bird 
Hi, I had a one day old healthy appearing love bird that died after about 36 hours. It was our first to hatch. Still waiting on the others. I did the floating …

Not eating much lost appetite 
My blue gold Macaw age about 6 month, not sure about the sex, weight 885g. Just noticed for couple of days lost appetite, not eating much. stool don't …

black fingers 
the fingers of my finch bird are turning black, some sort of thread was around his leg, what can i do pls?

Something Weird !!!!  
I just got a alexandrine Parrot male . he is 1 month old and when we got hi, he was doing well then we feed him apple , cerelac and boiled yellow grams …

Why is my cockatoo puffing up? 
My cockatoo recently started puffing her feathers. Mostly when she sleeps. What would be the cause for this? Thank you so much!!

New baby grey parrot seems to not know how to eat well  
Hi I bought a baby grey and he still begs for food , i give him a bowl of fruit chopped up but he seemed to struggle to actual get any down . I gave him …

end of toe falling off 
one of my parakeets toe is falling off! i saw it when clipping his nails i thing it might have been caused by the toy in the cage so i toke it out and …

.Cockatiels blind eye irratation 
my cockatiel irritated her eye when she scratched it and now she is blind. She keeps scratching the eye and irritates it and then there is flesh hanging. …

My happy but panting budgie 
Hi I'm Serena, I have two female budgies, Maxi and Molly, who have never been with a male bird before. About a month ago, I noticed that Maxi was panting …

lovebird laying eggs 
my lovebird is almost a year old in the last 3 months she laid 14 eggs .how can i get her to stop laying eggs?im afraid of something will happen to her.i …

My male budgie slammed into a wall...? 
Hi. I had my male budgie out about an hour ago with my two cockatiels, and he got startled and flew into the kitchen. I heard a loud thump and saw him …

Feather Plucking 
Hi, my one year old fisher lovebird has started feather plucking, he has a featherless ring around his neck, and down the middle of his back, and around …

fatty deposit and feather loss 
Thank you for taking the time to consider this question. I have a female cockatiel about 6 years old. She acts like she feels fine but for several months …

afican grey 
Hey my african grey died on the 27th of december and I was just wondering if you would have an idea what caused this before he died I heard him screaming …

The Beak Concern 
What do I do when a parakeet's beak starts to fall off (disappear) ?

My lovebird suddently took ill and died this morning 
This morning when I came downstairs my black masked lovebird was fluffed up and just nibbled at the treat I offered her. I wrapped her up in a warm felt …

Feeding for my Indian Ringneck 
My Indian Ringneck Parrot seems to always be hungery! He is 9 weeks old and i mostly feed him his baby formula in the morning and at night with a few treats …

parakeet banging beaK on cage 
My parakeet keeps banging her beak on something but i dont know what it is! Why does she keep doing this?? Is it because she is lonley??

eclectus srugging his wings 
he shrugges his wings then shakes or quivers them. I am not sure if there is a problem since he does so much mimicinc. he was coughing and worried me untill …

Cockatiel pulling at his toes and squeeking 
Hi, my cockatiel is pulling at his long middle toe and squeeking as if this hurts him. he is a rescue bird found outside but I have had him for over a …

parakeets molting 
My parakeet is currently molting at the moment, but he has become very scared of me, and normally he is never scared of me. Is this normal?

clipped wings 
on the second week of october i took my bird ( a budgie) to the local pet store and asked that his nails be cut. they did cut his nails but they also …

chickens feathers 
It looks like my chickens feathers are turing brown and breaking I guess you could say some of them have started falling out on other chickens and it does …

quite quaker 
hello. we buy a quaker parrot 2 weeks ago she is 8 mounths old 1 week she wasn't friendly and try to open her cage I told my kids let her used to us since …

Lutino cockatiel changing feather color 
I have a lutino cockatiel who is about a year and a half old. When I got him I was told by the breeder he was male but I have always believed him to be …

feather growth 
Do birds grow new feathers even when they are not molting? I have a caique who is 5 months old and lately I've been noticing new pin feathers coming in …

my orange winged parrot frequently sneezes 
Hi, I have a oranged winged parrot, (he or she) is nearly 12 years old. For a good few years now he sneezes, a few times every day. He doesn't seem ill, …

bird bleeding. 
my african grey is bleeding every so often it is very strong in colour but only a few drops, i cannot see anything on him anywhere, but we cannot handle …

my birdie layin infertile eggs 
my birdie initially laid 2 eggs whch broke n aftr 5 days it started laying day after day about 5 eggs where all r not fertile n as removed 3 ggs it again …

Budgie behavior 
My budgie Goes crazy when we put our hand inside her cage. She fluffs up and wags her tail while nibbling on our fingers. While she is doing this, our …

Macaw with irritated nostrils. 
My blue and gold macaw has red around his nostrils and it appears to be irritated. It almost has a brownish look to it. I'm not sure what it is, but it …

Shaking 
Why is my pet galah shaking ?

hunched over 
I have recently gotten 3 budgies and one of them seems to be in a hunched position about 1\3 of the day. The others don't ever seem to be in this position. …

New cockatiel 
Hi I just got a new cockatiel a couple days ago. And ever since I've had her home she doesn't make much noise at all and I believe she eats when I'm not …

2 lovebirds died 4 days at home  
I purchased a hand feed baby lovebird had him for 4 days was great for 3 days on the 4th was fine before I had been gone for the day about 7 hrs came home …

african greys feathers 
hi i brought a pair of african greys a month ago was told the back of the males neck was plucked due to breeding!! when i asked when the last time they …

Eclectus female has a new pure yellow feather on her neck 
Hi, We have a 3 year old female eclectus (subspecies unknown) which we bought 4 months ago. We are her 3rd owners. Just before switching to her 2nd owner, …

dusky conure's eyes, etc. 
My dusky conure was born July 24, 2011 and has recently developed a pinkish tint around the fleshy part of his eyes, nose and the fleshy hinge of his beak. …

Parakeet dropings sticking? 
I just purchased two parakeets on the 26th. Both young and enjoy each other's company. One is slightly smaller, eats less then the larger but other than …

bleeding backside 
3 month old pet galah bleeding from backside only noticed in last 2 hours.. what should we do apart from take to vet

Won't Fly 
I have a 3 year old Green Cheek Conure who we think got a concussion on Saturday, he took off flying and landed on the curtain, then acted as though he …

tore up chest on female cockatial 
my female cockatail laid eggs and one hatched a few days ago,now her chest has lost almost all feathers in large circle like area and the the skin is visable. …

Parakeets Blinking is off... 
My parakeet seems to be blinking weird. His right eye is completley normal, however the eye seems to blink at seperate times, and stays closed a tick longer …

Advice for my bird's situation 
My bird has been making squeaking noises while breathing for the past day or two. He also doesn't seem to fly around or chirp has much anymore. But today, …

cockatiel with very dry feathers 
my pet cockatiel has very dry feathers and i was wondering if there was something wrong.

Cockatiel squaks when preening between his upper wings. 
I have a cockatiel that appears otherwise healthy except for something he has been doing for about a month or so. He turns his head around to the back …

puffed lovebird 
puffed lovebird

Swollen Underbelly - Cockatiel 
i just adopted a cockatiel and noticed that it has a swollen underbelly where it urinates from. i do not know its gender unfortunately but i do know that …

drooping eyelid in macaws  
I have been having a problem with macaws in an open field avairy. with some not all getting drooping eye lids I have take to vet and run blood test and …

Budgie vomited 
I took my budgie outside with her cage and removed the bottom of the cage so she could nibble on grass in the back yard. I have done this many times before …

Death of a Parakeet 
I have had 2 parakeets for around 10 years. The first one died about a year ago. He was very quiet and did not move much and was puffed up. One night we …

quaker bird 
My Quaker bird about five to six months today I noticed that she does red poop what does this indicate?????

a weird thing thats wrapped in the leg 
hello! i got 2 parakeets on november 4, and i just noticed that one of the parakeets (which i believe is a female because of the brown above nostrils) …

Lafeber's Pellet-Berries 
Are these types of pellets healthy for my cockatiel?

eye 
my budgie has sore eye. It is a bit guey and he is scratching it. I rescued him from a couple of boys two weeks ago. I dont know anything about budgies. …

Unexpected Death 
My mother's Bird, Bailey was a 2 year old Son Conure. Yesterday was the like any other day. My mother lets him out of the cage for a while. He flies around …

I cannot find a good answer for healthy nacaw poop 
I have searched and searched for an answer. my avian vet is closed today because of the holidays and the emerg line is always busy. My 5 1/2 month scarlet …

how to tell the sex of a fancy green cheek conure 
how can you tell the sex of a fancy green cheek conure? i want to know before I buy another partner for him/her.

my canary broke its leg 
Hi, my male canary got his leg stuck yesterday and blood went down i was so worried but my father tried to help by cleaning its leg and now he (prince) …

He won't eat treats 
Four days ago we bought an 8-month-old green cheek conure from a pet store. He eats Zupreem brand pellets, but he has no interest in the "treats" we were …

my zebra finch  
my zebra finch is puffed up and isn't as active as usual what do i do

parrot looks like she is falling forward 
parrot lying forward all the time, do you no what is the matter with her she has been doing this for about 3 days.

Something.next to.beak a size of a sultana  
Hey I.habe tweleve week.old ecelectus male parrot and their.is.something thwir.browny colour a size of a sultana please your information will be usefuel …

My parrot is regurgitating violently  
Hi, My parrot has been shaking his head very violently. In the past he would eventually throw up a white ball, but this time i only saw the ball before …

My Green Cheek Conure Sleeping on both feet! 
Hello, My bird is sleeping/napping on both feet on the floor of his cage (normally he sleeps on his perch behind his towel on one foot). Also, he is …

why does macaw stand on wings? 
why does my macaw always stand on his wings?

redness in skin of society finch 
My society finch has dark red skin mostly everywhere on her but she isn't losing feathers and the feathers are in perfect condition. How do I get it to …

Aspergillosis 
My 18 year old Blue and Gold Macaw became sick Aug 14,2010. Numerous trips to my Avian Vet and over the past 1 1/2 years he has been on: Metacam, Albuterol, …

Cockatiel with yellow cheeks? 
My cockatiel has yellow cheeks instead of orange is that normal?

hot beak 
what does it mean when my bird's beak is hot to the touch?

finch attacked by cat 
i bought a finch from the pet store that was scratched by a cat ( so they said) im hoping it will survive, do you think it will it is wounded by the top …

Parakeet can't turn head 
My parakeet seems to have his head stuck in a backward facing position (the position that he normally takes before going to sleep). He tries hard to turn …

*CANARY* My canary is flicking snot/spit. 
He is really unhappy. After an hour he livens up but it seems to be getting worse and its like he has a cold. He has spit sometimes clear & white-(ish) …

Perching question re: a conure 
If a conure is unable to perch, how does that effect his health overall? Or, does it even effect his health? Can he live a regular life without perching …

Help regarding Budgies .. 
Hello, I'm facing a strange kind of diesease in my budgies, mostly my male parrot's are getting affected, they start loose dropping with light green in …

Love bird Bites toenail off 
Hi. i have just bought 2 lovebirds 4 days ago and today have noticed that 1 of them bites at one toenail to the point the toenail is missing. There doesn't …

cockatiel sick? 
I have a cockatiel and he is about one year old. is the last few day ive notices that he is fluffed up all the time and also he is constantly sleeping …

My lovebird is getting grey spots 
hi there, my female lovebird is getting grey hair :) it's just grey spots on her head and wings. The male one died recently and i'm just wondering if …

Black spots on Canary baby skin! 
Hi, I have a red factor baby canary (maybe a boy) born on 25th Nov 2011 and I've just noticed that he has black spots on his skin where feathers used …

lump under my parakeet's neck 
My parakeet has been pulling out feathers under his chin. He usually does this and they grow back. However, I noticed a big lump under his neck on this …

indian ring neck 
my bird was wormed and had a pooh test yesterday that was normal. but today is not him self. sneezing, lathargic, and yellow wee like pooh. question....what …

poor feather coverage 
hey i have a pair of Alex parrots that i got about three weeks ago the female bird has poor feather coverage they do not look smooth like most other Alex …

Chicken Question 
my chicken has lost all her feathers on her belly and she does not lay eggs anymore! Every time she sees a feather she picks it up and puts on her back! …

My finch keeps putting one leg up  
Hi, I came home yesterday and noticed that my finch was standing on one leg, when I looked under her I noticed that their is some dry blood by her leg. …

gouldian finch twitches a little 
My finch has a slight twitch from time to time...He is eating, drinking etc but I have a canary and another finch whom where both treated for air sacs. …

There is something weird on my bird. 
My canary has a weird feather or grey thing that is sticking out an I dont know what to do.

Pekin cockeral has partially ripped off top of his beak! 
Noticed today that my chicken has managed to partially rip off the top of his beak? Obvioulsy is having trouble eating as when he pecks the beak moves...does …

Why is my parakeet's poop yellow? 
my parakeet's poop is light yellow. I haven't changed her food but i have been giving her millet lately. She doesn't like to eat fruit so i don't think …

Sore Budgie ankles 
My Budgie has irritated ankles, slightly swollen and scaly like, almost like excess dry skin, she doesn't have trouble standing but is obviously unsettled, …

quiet and slow 
My 5 year old lovebird has become very quiet and slow in the last week, what could it be. He gets enough rest

Sore beak 
our rainbow lorikeet has stopped using his beak to climb or eat with. He appears healthy and is still eating his powdered food. There isn't any apparent …

egg laid? 
i saw a white round object in my budgie's cage.is it an egg?and if it is what should i do?

puffed upi budgie 
my budgie is puffed upi and has a swollen nose. whats wrong with it?

Duck bleeding through the nose after dog attack 
Our mallard duck was attacked by a neighbors dog and she got a bad gash on the back of her neck and the skins missing, and a smaller cut under her wing. …

Quaker with short nails and bent toe 
Hi, My boyfriend recently bought me a Quaker from a pet store. the bird is approx 8 months old. He has very short toenails on all of his toes. Some toes …

Balding bird 
My 5 year old sun conure is going bald basically everywhere. We have brought him to the vet twice now and nothing has changed. He has been treated for …

My dove's beak is turning blue... 
I've had an albino ringneck dove for about eight years now, he's old but he's in amazing health. He gets millet and baby carrots as treats sometimes, …

Grey Baby Parrot sound 
We got a Baby African grey parrot a week before the time we purchase from a local bird market here in Kuwait his sound was clear and loud saying koko koko …

hooked claws 
my cockatiel is of 1 month and his claws are like hooks. his claws are very abnormal,he cant walk properly so is there any home treatment? i tried to …

Baby Galah ! 
I have a 4-5 month old galah that I just brought. I noticed his quite sleepy and has slimy green poo, I havnt owned galah's before so just wondering if …

I just got a 4week old cockiteal and he won't open mouth to eat formula 
I got a baby cockiteal last night he's 4 weeks old the breeder I got him from said she was hand feeding them I used to raise them when I was little. But …

Sneezing 
Hi, I was wondering if it's normal for my cockatiel to sneeze almost everyday at least once. He doesn't show any other signs that he is sick I am just …

7 month old Salmon Faverole hen with pale whit bugs around her vent area 
I have a hen, one of 9 who for the last week has been setting almost broody, (we have no rooster) but I don't know if she's laying, I don't think she is …

Tail bobbing and fast breathing. 
I have noticed that of a mornjng on eof my budgies sneezes a few times every morning, but do not worry about that as they do not sneeze again until the …

chronic non-stop molting in cockatiel 
My 2 year old female white cockatiel is molting non-stop. I've had her since she was approximately 4 months of age. I also have a 14 year old male and …

what do i do when my budgie gets a stroke? 
please help my 4 year old male budgie has a stroke. what do i do?

Zebra Finch losing feathers 
My Zebra finch lost the belley feather and had a swollen feet

my blue naped parrot dead 
my parrot dead now around 8 30pm :( and i saw she is dying i dont know what to do is only put him on the basket and stairing there :( im so sad why she …

Liquid lump 
hi my rescue rainbow bird has a liquid lump behind its head on its neck and i am a little worried that it is not meant to be there.

lorikeet losing breast feathers 
my scaley breasted lorikeet is pulling out his breast fathers and there are no visible pin feathers underneath. Does he have some kind of disease or is …

my parrot lost her leg and one wing,now it can't stand. 
my parrot lost her wing and one leg,now she can't stand can u please help me.

Scratching and bleeding bird 
My lovebird has recently starting scratching his side to the point it is bleeding. He keeps picking at it all the time. Someone told me to put flour …

My Blue fronted Amazon of 5yrs started making weird movements 
My Blue Fronted Amazon of 5yrs old... started making weird movements... shaking and jerking... and weird sounds. It last only a few minutes... then …

My dove is limping and not flying 
Hello. I have a Eurasian Collard Dove that is limping, and appears weak as he does not fly as much anymore, not even up to his perch to eat his food. …

sneezing and red nostril conure 
Frequently I've been noticing that my sun conure has been scratching the part around his nostrils constantly and they now have a distinct pink color around …

Clip my bird's wings 
I am sorry for bugging you, but I'm not sure about something. I was wondering if i should clip my Parakeets' wings. They got out once and almost flew out …

Is it normal for my cockatiel to have a hole in his cheek? 
Hi I have had my cockatiel for a couple of weeks and know none of his history. I have noticed he has what looks like a hole in the middle of his orange …

macaw cyst above vent 
my female blue and gold has a cyst above her vent one inch by one and a quarter. She has laid eggs in the past. Her diet is fresh human grade fruits, nuts …

Chipped beak 
My bird fell of her perch the other day and chipped the tip of her beak. It almost looks like a manually clipped beak, like they do on some chickens. She's …

wing clipping 
I have an Indian love bird, it has been flying around in my room, i never cage it, is it ok if i clip the wings now? will it hurt itself trying to fly …

My Parakeet's poop 
My parakeets poop red sometimes. They have been in my home for about a month or so. Sometimes they poop red. it reoccurs every month or so. Is it the food …

white bump on GCC nostril 
My 5 1/2 month old green cheek conure, Daenerys, has developed a small white bump right on the edge of her nostril opening over the last couple weeks. …

short whimpers throughout the night 
this is a bird we adopted from my mom the bird is 27 years old and has really bonded with my wife and i. we also have a shitzu and black lab . now …

Parrot pimple 
Taylor is my double-yellow amazon parrot. Last week he had a tiny white pimple between his nares. I carefully cleaned it and it resolved. Today he got …

Chronic Vomiting in Budgie, please help 
I know this is a bit long, but I really don't know who else to ask at this point Question: What could be causing my budgie's chronic vomiting? Details: …

slimy poop 
what does it mean when a sun conure has slimy poop?

Depressed bird  
I have three parakeet budgies. The two green ones are males, and the yellow one is a female. One of the males has already mated with the female and have …

parakeet budgie eggs 
Does a female parakeet budgie get sad if her eggs dont hatch??

Losing feathers and Dark Brown/Black underbelly 
I have a pair of finches. One male and one female. The female seems to losing feathers and had been turning dark brown/black in the underbelly and anal …

Wings clipped, now clumst in flight 
Both my budgies wings were clipped on Saturday. My 12 week budgie seems fine with flight, but the 10 week one is very clumsy and flies in to the walls …

Budgie eye bleeding 
My budgie is bleeding around the eye very severely and the blood is very red. Before this, he already had infectious eyes. but i don't ahev another spare …

Budgie not using perches 
I just bought a 3 month old budgie yesterday and have set up his cage with 2 tree branch perches of different widths, I have also left in one of the wooden …

interspecies romance 
I have a male canary in a very large aviary style cage. I wanted him to have some company but not another canary male or female for the obvious reasons. …

my red rump keeps tilts his head to one side? 
Hi I bought a pair of red rumps today and never noticed till I got home that the males head is tilted to one side hes 2 years old what could it be ? I …

Been to vets, appears to be breathing problem... Advice for medication?? 
Hello i have previously wrote to you about my cockatiel who i thought was egg bound but is not. Thank you, I have taken her to my vets and they say she …

male hitting female with open beak 
my male and female cockatiel hit eachother constantly with open beaks and they also hiss/make sounds at each other only before sleepin.today the male while …

foot problems 
I have a 28 year old green cheek conure. She was okay until a couple of day ago. Now she seems to have trouble with her feet. She can't curl them for …

Quaker plucking 
My quaker is about 2-3 yrs old and she is a plucker. She will pluck her feathers out until she bleeds sometimes. It breaks my heart. I clean her wounds …

why does my african grey have a white looking saliva in his mouth  
my african grey every day is like chewing and has no food at that time and you see a white mucous saliva in his mouth i dont know if its cause she has …

Taking my budgie to another country 
So my parents told me today that we are going to go back to the Philliphines to visit our family there. But I have 2 budgerigars and I want to bring them …

the sex of a cocketiel 
I have a cocketiel, many people have been telling me its a girl. But som people say that boys whistle and sometimes looks in the mirror. But my bird has …

Could girl cockatiel be pregnant or sick? 
My girl cockatiel is puffy, most of the time. She does not want to fly for the last two days. Her appetitite is normal, (maybe slightly increased) so …

dark mark on nose, cockatiel 
there are two (one each side) spots on the nose band. looks like and extra nostril;. have you heard of this ?

baby gouldian finch 
I have a baby gouldian finch that stays fluffed up and both wings are slightly dropped. He does fly and eats but does alot of tucking his head in his …

African Congo Grey 13 years old Persistent infection under wings 
I left my bird in the full time care of an Avian Clinic and a renown expert...for six months... I am sure she did her best, but my bird, Grace' is back …

colored poop 
Why is my. Budgies poop green and not black? It still is white in the center.

My parrot is lost wing 
my parrot lost her wings & Feathers tell medicine name and what can i do..my parrot is Indian ring neck Yellow..

Is my cockatiel in need of a check up? 
My cockatiel has a swollen, purple coloured cere and her nostril is black and crusty on the inside? What is this, and do I need to take her to my local …

White face cockatiel minor issues 
When ever i go to pet him he always puffs his chest out and fethers come up under his beak and white black and green dropngs? Is this normal …

Squeaking sound at night  
hi i have a budgie about 3 years old and he has been squeaking at night only when i come close to him?

Quiet When It's Very Busy 
My bird has been all fluffed up for a few hours and very quiet, while my house is extremely busy and loud. He looks tired and like he wants to sleep. Should …

skin tag or polyp in the crease of 12 year old macaws leg  
While my macaw was bathing I notice a skin tag or polyp in the crease of her leg, it is not discolored, nor does it seem to bother her. It has not been …

Budgie WIng Clipping 
I do not really like the thought of having my budgies wings clipped and restrict their flight, but since getting a friend for my budgie within a week …

Cockatiel lost balance and energy... Help please! 
What does it mean when my cockatiel has lost balance and doesn't have much energy? She still eats, drinks, preens and poos and she can still also climb …

panting budgie- maxi 
hi, im serena i have two female budgies. one of them called maxi, she is breathing nomally but every now and again she starts panting for a couple of …

why is my cockatiel losing feathers on his neck? 
Why is my cockatiel losing feathers around his neck?

Female Zebra Finch Very Concerned.... 
I have a female Zebra finch who i've had since the summer and only about a week ago did I notice that she seemed to get very sick... I'm concerend because …

Galah has fungus on foot and is listless and not perky 
I have a galah that is just under a year old. It was a bird rescue galah after being hit by a car. She used to eat sunflower seeds as treats and crack …

Not using her left leg 
I just noticed tonight that my green cheek Conure is not using her left foot much. she will perch with her right leg but holds her left foot up. she can …

very skninny conure 
i have a conure who is very skinny, a little weak, brown/black stool, but eats all the time?? what is wrong with him, thanks

Sick conure (long) 
My green cheeked conure has become really quiet(lethargic) around 2 weeks ago (19th nov). We also noticed he is chewing/possibly eating his faeces so we …

Worried about my 3 parrots catching Air Sac Mites from new Canary 
A Pet store gave me 2 canaries recently. One is bouncing around his cage. One is moving around a little to eat, and drink, but it makes a sqeaking sound …

sneezes 
why does my green cheek conure keep sneezing? they are very light sneezes, not accompanied by anything else. I shower with him almost daily, and he sits …

blood coming from nose on conure 
we have a conure who is hand tamed and we noticed some blood coming from her nose, she sneezed and some more has come out what could this be??

budgie eating plastic 
budgie of two years bites plastic from its food and water bowls and eats it. They also seem to eat paper. i am not able to find an avian vet for my birds, …

TAG behavior 
My TAG, Pepper, is a 3yr old female I purchased from a local aviary a cpl months ago. Great bird. I am curious about her behavior, simply bc my IRN, and …

bugie with red lump under wing 
My budgie has a big red lump growing under the top half of his wing it is about 1cm round and is red. His wing is being held out to allow for the growth. …

Help! 
Ok, so my cockateail is on the bottom of its cage making a squak noise and is twisting its head all the way around and putting its foot above the wing, …

why does my bird have a big lump under her stomach 
my budgie has a strange pink ball/lump under her stomach, it seems to be growing and she can not stand or walk properly on it.

sprained wing? 
Hi, I have a new cockatiel baby about 4months old, he seems to fall of perches here and there.. he had a vet appointment yesterday he seemed fine.. today …

My cockateil...skin flakes 
Hi My name is Merete and My cockateil Chico is about 10 mounths old. I bought him at a pet stor and he has been doing fine until i got Arabella my african …

Ring neck dove cost and health 
I found a ring neck dove in front of my house and do not want to let it go because i read that ring neck doves cannot find their way home. I want to bring …

Budgie quiet and puffed up for most of the day 
I recently was given a 9 week old budgie to keep my 11 week one company, but the 9 week old one never or rarely makes any noise and is always puffed up …

Usually sleepy baby cockatiel 
My three week old baby cockatiel began sleeping all day today and yesterday. The baby tiel will even keep her eyes closed when she eats. There is very …

budgies feathers 
why do budgies feather grow upwards on chest his about 4yrs old now

Pionus with a nut allergy? 
Hi, We have just taken a Pionus into our home after the owner was unable to take care of him. We gave him some nuts last night, hazelnut, brazil nut, …

choking on pellets 
I (think/hope) that I've recently been successful in converting my flock from an all seed diet to a pelleted diet. I've been taking the transition slowly …

Dirty Budgie 
I got my pet budgie from a pet store and when I got him home he was clean, we've had him for about 2 months now and his head is dirty, especially above …

Conure's Leg 
Yesterday, my fancy green cheek conure fell from her cage. When I went to check up on her, she couldn't step on her left leg. She has been dragging her …

male and female parakeets fight 
I had a male and female parakeet that got along really well. We switched her with a different female. Everything was well until we brought them home. …

ring necked dove with dandruff and sneezing 
my ring necked dove has dandruff and is sneezing, help?

13 year old sun conure 
How long do you keep a bird hospitalized if her weight has improved and droppings but she still is puffed. Can't I treat her at home. I have already …

mimi macaw 
It seems something is coming out his ear

my alexandrian parakee keeps her eyes closed 
My alexandrian parakeet is very lazy and she keeps her eyes closed all the time.what must be wrong with her?She is seven - eight months old.She eats everything …

Yellow mark on ringnecks beck 
Hi,I have a ringneck parrot about 4 mths old.I noticed a yellow mark on it's beck, it looks like the top layer of the beck is worn away. Don't know if …

How Do I Rehabilitate My Budgie's Wing? 
My budgie injured her wing a few weeks ago. The vet diagnosed a fractured radius/ulna (just 1 of the 2) and wrapped her wing up. We removed her bandages …

sprouted sunflower seeds 
My Indian Ringneck, 'Indiana' is 3 months old. She eats a variety of foods, including fruit, veg, pellets and sprouted seeds. However she only eats the …

Golden Capped Conure  
Every time I pet my golden capped conure, she starts flicking her wings and sometimes does a biting motion toward one of her wings. Is that just how she …

lovebird chicks 
my first lovebird chick is gaining 2-4 grams a day while the other two are only gaining 1. the second hatchling is a day older then the third but ways …

noise coming from parrots chest 
Hi, This morning my bird accidently flew into the shower and got really wet and was quite panicked. He was sitting on my shoulder later and when he would …

parrot having vitamin deficiency 
My parrot having vitamin deficiency and the feathers are fluffed all the time. please suggest me to make my bird healthy and to grow feathers fastly. What …

my paraketet is lossing feathers 
hi i have three different parakeets and they are all in the same cage. the question i wanted to ask is that there feathers all over there body looks dirty …

eye has white dot 
why has my cockatiel got a white dot in the corner of its eye? please and thankyou!

vocals wheezing 
my amazon double yellow started about 4 weeks ago with wheezing,he was on baytril for two weeks and the a new antibiotic for six days ,the wheezing improved …

Traumatized canary 
My canary escaped his cage and my small dog and cat were found overtop of him on the floor. He does not appear to have physical injuries, however he doesn't …

Sneeze  
My cockatiel sneezed a wet on right in my face should i be concerned?

parakeets foot larger 
what do you do when your bird's foot looks bigger then the other almost swollen, and the parakeet also has a yellowish bubble on the same foot

Feathers around the beak of cockatiel 
The feathers around the beak of my cockatiel are changing into a brownish red tinged color is this normal?

molting or feather disease 
I have a female quaker bird and yesterday adn the day before yesterday she seemed to lose her feather by her ears and now there all gone on both sides …

Parakeet having seizures 
I have a year-old parakeet named Orbie. A few weeks ago, he flew wildly in the cage as I was trying to clean the perches. Later that night, he was sitting …

Budgie Balding Vent 
One of my 4 month old budgies is balding around his vent, he had this when we first picked him up from the store. His stool looks normal in consistency, …

bold head 
hi i checked my zebra finches today and i noticed one of my hens has some fethers missing from her head can you help

pekin ducks eye is shut 
please help...our pekin duck has been leaning her head and neck to the left side and her right eye is shut...looks like it is watery and she seems to be …

Growth 
My 12-year-old budgie has a growth on her wing - brownish in color. It seems to be growing albeit slowly, but doesn't affect her flying. I was wondering …

parrots eye 
my parrot keeps closing its eye like something is wrong she cant keep it open for more then 2 seconds what do i do or do you reckon she hit it on something. …

air in the crop of baby bird 
my 14 day old budgies crop continually fills up with air. majority of the time, my budgie will burp itself, but i have found i have had to do it. how can …

Lovebird attacks self 
I have a 4 year old female Creamino Lovebird who started attacking herself a little over 2 yrs. ago, and I am desperately seeking solutions. She started …

african grey not using leg 
on nov 8th my african grey got spooked & flapped around in his cage, the metal ring dug into his leg & made it bleed. i took him to our local vet, as …

partial absence of feathers 
I have adopted a pair of ringneck parrot. D female has partial absence of feathers in d stomach region nd d males tail was cut.nd both arnt growng back.what …

feathers around the throat and chest missing 
my father in law brought a pair of galahs 2 years ago the hen had a slight bald spot the size of a 1p but over the last year or so she has lost more feathers …

Medication overdose? 
Pet sitters gave my green Cheek 10x the amount of baytril and anti inflammatories he was supposed to get for the week I was out of town. He seems ok for …

Fluffy, inactive Budgerigar 
I have a male & female budgerigar both about 2 years old. Both have always been very talkative and active. About a week ago, the male became inactive, …

Changes in color 
My fully white parakeets' underbelly is getting darkish, is there a reason for this? I've had it for five years now, and I think it fights with the two …

Duck with mucus 
I took my baby pekin duck out of the water he was swimming in and put him in a little enclosed area on my porch to run around and he started spitting up …

my bird just died 
I just brought home a cockatiel and it started coughing. I thought maybe it was imitating me, but then all of a sudden it just dropped dead. What could …

Lump on african grey's cheek 
My African Grey has a lump on his cheek. He shows no sign of discomfort and he eats and acts normal. The lump is hard and is covered with feathers. What …

Tail is contracting up and down 
Hi, we bought 2 budgies back in September. We thought that they were both male, but they really could be boy and girl too, since they seem to snuggle alot. …

Parrot beak 
I gave my parrot a toffee..it ws hard..my parrot couldnt break it but i noticed its upper and lower beak was broken from the sides..is it because of some …

Sick Canary 
We have what we thought was a healthy young canary up until a week ago. Brought him to the pet store for a nail clipping and they diagosed him with mites …

cockatiel starter bird? 
is a cockatiel a good starter bird?

baby galah is making a gurgle sound while he breathes 
I feed him a hand rearing mix and now while he breaths its a gurgling sound. Is some thing caught in his throat? Or is it normal? His breathing doesn't …

air sac mite 
HI, there: I got a young male canary which has air sac mite infection. I gave the bird one drop of Scatt on his upper leg under the feather 3 days ago; …

budgie with swollen bum 
My budgie has a swollen bum and its turned yellow we havent treated it bad i want to know what the problem is

baby duck 
i've recently adopted an orphaned baby duck, around 2 weeks old. today though when i have moved him from outside to inside enclosure he just opens his …

Sunny the Cockatiel and his new room mate Buddy the Conure, Are they getting along? 
Hello, My name is Brooke and I have 2 small parrots. One is a male latino Cockateil and the other is a Green cheeked conure I think male also. I'm not …

Cordon Bleu seems to have an obstruction. 
Yesterday my bird was fine. This morning he was eating but seemed to have difficulty swallowing. Kept stretching and twisting his neck. Later he started …

Lump under wing 
We have Quaker that is 5 years old and is a plucker. We discovered a rather large bump under it's left wing. If you run your finger on it he bits at you. …

Why do my female finches keep dieing 
Hi, I just brought two zebra finches from petco a male and a female; after one day the female went down towards the floor and died. I replace the finch …

missing patch of ear feathers 
Our budgie has a missing circle patch of ear feathers the size of the tip of a small pencil earaser, with slight redness at the outer edge, ear appears …

what does it mean if ur birds noes is bleeding? 
what does it mean if ur birds nose is bleeding?

Bored or Sick?? 
My male budgie is about 3-4years old. When we bathed him yesterday we noticed feathers missing around his stomach and vent area. I have looked on the internet …

Love bird and dry scaly skin around neck with no feathers 
What should I do? Will light coat of bacitracin work? Am adopting from a friend. Area does not bother him and no sign of mites. Has a cage mate, a parakeet …

Nostril area pink. 
I have a 6 month old Blue & Gold Macaw. He is acting very normal, appetite normal but every so often he itches his nostrils. I notice they are pink as …

My Gouldian won't Molt. 
I have 4 Gouldian finches. Three of them have molted several times. They have beautiful colors! One female has never molted. The feathers are falling …

Constant chirping, and chewing of leg. 
I have a senegal parrot, we have owned her for 9 years. About 9 months ago she started biting her left leg all the time. While she is biting, she is also …

Why did my crimson bellied conure die? 
I had a crimson bellied conure for maybe two weeks before he died. I fed him 1/4 cup pellets everyday that he would chow down happily with fresh water …

Seed stuck in Linnie nostril??? 
Hello, I have a Lutino Linnie and some how she has gotten a bird seed stuck in her right nostril. It doesn't seem to be bugging her but it is driving me …

My two parakeets died and appeared to be wet all over. 
I had a parpkeet that appeared to be wet all over and then died a few days later. It did not stay wet. I just noticed it the one day. A few weeks later …

what does this mean? 
my senagal parrot will often lower his wings, open and close his beak making a squeeling noise and walk around in circles? I was just wondering if you …

plz help :'( 
hey, my love bird bit my canary leg. He cant stand on it, hes breaking my heart...and to get him just checked its 60 dollars that i can not afford :$ is …

10 month old budgie bottom beak split? 
Hi, I have just today inherited two budgies from my late Grandfather that I am told are roughly ten months old. In mid September the female started laying …

How much should my 10 week old lorikeets be eating? 
I have 2 beautiful rainbow lorikeets. I have been offering them two heaped tablespoons of dry mix every day (which they never fully finish) and different …

My finch seems to be sick 
I've had my finch about two years and it wasn't until recently I noticed she would either sit at the bottom corner of her cage or sit on the highest perch …

Lovebird with enlarged black foot 
My lovebird's foot is enlarged & black. She had pulled some feathers off her back a few months ago & now seems to have moved to pulling on her foot. …

vomiting, non-interactive, lazy, keeps fluffy 
I have a slaty headed parakeet at home for 8 years now and it is not keeping well. It use to be very interactive and all the time talking. Now it has become …

Big round bloody egg sack? 
My african grey parrot scared me because she/he had what seemed to be just a big round bloody ball sticking out of her/his rear end. When i checked on …

Baby Finch doesn't chirp 
Hi there, I rescued a baby finch out of my avery - the mother got trapped in the nest and had died... There was on only one baby left. He doesn't make …

my socity finch 
My socity finch(Feta) keeps on opening its beak. Why is he keep on doing this?

Sick Scarlet Macaw 
We have a 9 year old, male Scarlet Macaw. 3 weeks ago began making slight whistling noise from his nose holes; tonight began vomiting, shaking, labored …

goffin cockatoo blood around ear 
Hi, I have a coffin Cockatoo and I noticed around her ear has dried blood, what could this possibly be? Thank you!

musk lorrikeet shaking 
Young lorrikeet, behaves normal but every now and then she shakes. If you cover her with your hand and pat her she stops. Any idea why? Is it just a comfort …

Iitchy and flakey body 
Hi,my name is Natalie. i have a 2 .5 year sun concure, recently i notice his body is very itchy and flaky. About 3 months ago he had an infection and was …

rainbow lorikeet 
my male rainbow lorikeet has like red/brownish sores/scabs on both sides of his mouth,is that anything to be worried about? and what is it?

Is my bird sick?  
I just got a Sun conure his name is Tito he is very well tempremented but he keeps his feathers fluffed all the time and he keeps flapping only his right …

parakeet with broken leg sleeping/not eating 
About a month ago, my parakeet mary broke her ankle. We took her to the vet immediately to have it splinted. She has been in an aquarium alone since then. …

My Sun Conure is having trouble talking 
My Sun Conure appears to be healthy but is suddenly having trouble taking. He no longer makes any loud noises that he was making and can only make soft …

Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird 
Hi, I have a pair of Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird. They totally fine and are active all day. One of them some times keeps of scratching his lower part …

Rainbow lorikeet 
why is my four month old rainbow lorikeets losing most of its wing feathers? Also why does he have a small lump on his upper eyelid?

first vet check up 
i just got my first parakeets and i want to know when should i bring them to a vet?

Gel Fuel 
Is it safe to burn a gel fuel can in the same room as the birds?

please help, my budgie appears to be hurt but i dont' really know 
please help, what do you think this could be: my budgie seems to be inhaling very deeply for breathing, he is looking too slim, he can't fly much or very …

young cockatiel picking himself 
my young cockatiel is picking at his chest and making himself bleed, i thought it was because he was scare of my young daughter but i seen him do it the …

Parakeets Perches 
Hi, my parakeets beak is overgrown and i'm going to take him to the vet soon, I was wondering what kind of perches are good for their beaks the price of …

a cut on his foot 
my cockatiel cut his foot by fighting with another cockatiel what can i do to help him

Grey African Parrot 
I've a grey african parrot ,recently he can't hold food with his fingures !!

Lump on wing 
My pekin duck has a lump on the outside of his right wing. It been there for a while, although now it seems to be getting bigger. I haven't noticed any …

My 9 year old bugie has a lump on his back  
Hi, my 9 year old bugie has a lump on his back it is all crusty looking and his feathers don't seem to be growing properly, it's a large lump white & creamy …

Behavior- Extreme Aggression 
My name is Brandon Skinner. My wife, Kristian, and I have had our Green Cheek Conure, Coco, for about a year and a half, but we are unsure of our Coco's …

injured wing or pulled muscle maybe? 
hi we have just taken on 2 african grey babies. one of them was flying great when we got her although her landing techniques left a lot to be desired. …

Brown stuff coming out of my parakeets mouth ?! 
So he was playing with his toy and he went all weird and started nibbling on the toy and brown stuff came out on his toy and hes done this so many times …

budgie tongue 
What should a budgie tongue look like? Mines has what looks like a bumb on the tip. Thank you

Odd Behavior  
Hello, I have a six year old blue parakeet who has been acting odd lately. Usually she wakes up, eat and she's a huge TV fan, so she'll watch TV and play. …

pineapple conure and dog 
I have a 22 month old pineapple conure. I just moved places within the last month. She's been constanly screaming day in, day out. However within the last …

watery poop.. and water in eyes of my alexandrine parrot 
my parrot puked some amount of water and i saw him having tear in his eyes sometimes.. he also has a watery poop..we feed him on fruits.. wheat,, chillies,,almonds...corn …

Young chicken... 
I have a young silkie chicken who was recently cornered by the older hens who pecked and battered her. When I found her she looked ok, no broken skin but …

ringneck and Cockatoo issues 
My name is Amy We recently got a 12 month old Sulfer Crested Cockatoo He will take seed from our hand and apple but anything else he will not tolerate. …

Pink eye 
I was wandering if macaws can get pink eye from humans.

losng color 
I have a small yellow parrot with a red mask and red top on his head he is a young bird about a year old and lately his feather look like hes molting but …

Parakeete 
My female parakeete has a slight yellow crust over the top of her beak and along her toes/claws. What on earth could this be? Her male partner does not. …

Cockatiel facial feathers changing colour. 
My 15 year old cockatiel's feathers just above his eyes are changing from yellow to orange.Is this normal?

African grey chirping while eating 
My African Grey parrot chirps constantly when eating. No change in appetite, droppings, doesn't appear to be having respiratory problems, is not listless …

Is food that tastes sweet or contains sugar is not good for parrots? 
Is food that tastes sweet or contains sugar is not good for parrots? My parrot loves food that contains sugar.he eats too much of sweet food and cold …

Budgie Wing Problems 
My budgie for some reason is holding up one of his wings and it kind of twitches while being held up. His other wing does not do this and I don't know …

If my parrots nose is torn will it heal? 
How many days will it take to heal the torn nose and the broken beak? Well, do we need to give him the saline? This is about a cockatiel's beak and nose …

Red Nostril 
My cockatiel has one red nostril . I'm worried he might be sick. Is he?

Falling off perch 
My 13 year old cockatiel keeps falling off of his perch. He appears very nervous. I take him out of the cage and hold him and sing to him. Please help? …

Orange appears after bath - is this normal? 
when my Alexandrian parrot has a bath orange appears around his nose is this anything to be concerned about or is this normal.

swollen chest 
i have a budgie with a swollen chest that has become prominent. he is not panting with his beak open but his breathing does seem laboured. he is eating …

yellow head amazon bird feet is swallen? 
i have a yellow head amazon bird and her feet looks swallen and im realy werried about her. so im asking if anyone knows what medicine or gel i can buy …

Itching head and feet 
I have a Hanhs Macaw that is always itching his face and head and also chewing on his feet. Is it a diet thing or something I should see a vet for?

sun conure is growing spiky feathers 
my 10-year-old sun conure is otherwise healthy, but just recently started growing a lot of spiky feathers, mostly around the back of his head and neck. …

liver disease 
Buddy, my budgie has liver disease and he's losing the use of his legs. Plus he's out of breath a lot. I've brought him to the vet and she gave him an …

Ringneck losing feathers 
Hi, i have a sky blue ringneck and his name is Montego. My baby... I have a concern about his feathers. Most of his tailfeathers broke off (including …

Brand new budgie with oddly shaped feet, discoloration on cere? 
Just brought home a new budgie, age approximately 4 months. When I got it home, I noticed her toes/toenails seem oddly curled and the bird does not wrap …

"Oversized" Beak 
My Lovebird has an "Oversized" beak. (Or so my Father said) He said it will die from not being able to eat/crack open seeds beacause when it chews it chews …

lose of control 
i have a 38 yr old cocatoo that was fine yesturday went tog et her out of cage today and she has no control of her legs and wings but looks bright in her …

Yellow peach faced lovebird is plucking tail and leg feathers! 
Hello, I am extremely worried about my Peach-Faced lovebird Juanita. I have been trying to give her as much attention as i can, but i have other things …

Twitchy budgie  
my budgie keeps on twitching her wings and she keeps on tripping on other objects. What do I do?

Parakeet not using his foot? 
Okay, so the other night, my parakeet, Artemis, managed to get out of my room. Thus, being attacked by my cat. I threw the cat outside, and got my poor …

Parrolet Nares 
I have a Lutino Parrotlet that got 2 weeks ago and I just noticed that it has 3 nare holes is this ok for the bird? There are two holes on the right …

Yellow tail feather tips for my tangerine ringneck dove 
Hi, I have 2 tangerine ringneck doves that I just noticed that the tips of their tails are yellow in colour. Should I be worried? They were never yellow …

Ringnecked parrot sneezing and feathers falling 
Hi, My ringnecked green parrot is sneezing,I saw some drops on his beak. Also his feathers are falling from the stomach,back and leg region.Please help …

Black hard scabs or bumps on lovebirds wings 
I had this lovebird a long time ago, and he had these bumps or scabs that would form on his wings. They were usually large and hard and had a certain smell …

My cockatiel won't talk 
My cockatiel bird is almost 7 months old, before i took him to get clipped a few days ago, he used to say "pretty bird", "whatcha doing" and he would sing. …

ill cockatiel 
hi my 5 years old cockatiel is throwing up looking calm tending to sleep all the time i have no avian vet in my area please help me

Green Stuff on perch 
This morning when I woke up I found something green on the perch in his cage. I am not sure if he has gotten sick or if he is sick and his poo is changing …

18 yo cockatiel with an open wound 
This little guy has been through a lot in his lifetime. He faced death several times when he was younger. Now he is 18 years old and it started out as …

1 year old budgie female appears to be losing its sight 
I have an aviary with 5 budgies all female and 3 zebra finches, the aviary is 19'x15'x 9'high. There are a lot of plants in it. Today I noticed my bird …

hen ill 
i have a silkie hen and for 3days now her head is on one side flopping over, ive tried infections to no avail. any ideas

lovebirds riding cockatiel tails 
Was wondering why my lovebirds like to ride my cockateils tails

african grey ill 
hello, my name is mandy and i am the proud owner of an congo african grey his name is lefkos he has been ill now for almost two weeks as soon i seen he …

crop is still full after 4 hours 
i have an nearly 5 week old ringneck an i was told by the breeder to feed it every four to five hours but i have notcied today wen i went to feed it at …

MyCanary HELP! 
My Canary is itching himself like he is like itching his head a lot and his body. He was itching his head long time ago and my thought putting normal cream …

difference between wheezing and normal parrot sounds 
my parrot has begun to make a new sound, a bit like he is communicating. not sure if this is actually wheezing though as i havent heard this before 2 days …

what kind of tratments for twirling  
my bird is twirling, what can i do for her

african grey sitting on eggs 
I have two greys and after mating the hen used nesting box for laying and I seen first egg on Sept 14th,she has remained in box only coming out short periods …

Mucus production in Galah 
I have an 8yo Galah. I noticed yesteday morning he had mucus around his mouth. I wiped it off and he appeared to be eating and behaving as normal through …

My Amazon has a lump by his rump 
My 30 year old double yellow headed amazon has a lump by his behind. It doesnt seem to bother him, its on the soft side. He has a fatty tumor under his …

A very bald cockatiel 
I have 2 lutino cockatiels that are about 6 months old ,one female and one male,the male though is starting to lose hair .Ive heard sometimes its normal …

eating with side of beak 
My ring necked parakeet has been eating with the side of his beak for 2 days. He normally bites his apple with the center of his beak. He is still eating …

My baby Cockatiel 
ok so we breed baby cockatiels. they r around 3-4 weeks and are getting hand fed with baby bird food like normal. But this one baby is scared of movement, …

tail feather plucking 
What could be the cause of my female lovebird to pluck her tail feathers

Lots of Stretching 
Our 4 month old budgie is stretching his shoulder wings a lot... he doesn't open the wings, just shrugs his shoulders. He shrugs both at the same time. …

my africken lovebird eye is waterey what to do 
my africken lovebird eye is waterey what to do

eat too much apple 
can a half moon conure eat too much apple?

Sick Duckling. 
My duckling's head keeps titling towards the side and it is walking weirdly and loosing its balance its eyes also keep closing and it looks very weak. …

Feather Plucking eclectus 
I have a male eclectus parrot that came to me in bad shape. he was in a very small cage being fed nothing but seeds and never got to come out of his cage. …

Choking bird 
what to do if bird is choking and the vet isnt open cuz it is in the middle of the night or on the weekend?

My cokateil rubbs his butt on his perch 
My one year old male cokateil rubbs his butt side to side on his perch while making a cluking noise has he got worms? is he marking his territory? actracting …

sick finch 
my finch is not doing well he got bare spots an is back and he is barley moving around but he is eating what do i do

6 year old cockatoo lump in soft abdomen 
My umbrella cockatoo has a lumb in her abdomen, I took her to an avian vet and they said she was fine. Im still concerned because she has some labored …

budgie flying funny  
my nearly one year old budgie is flying in two walls some times and landing on d floor with a thump , i have two they other one fly,s fine , there still …

green cheek conure black feathers 
My green cheek conures feathers keep getting worse they are black and she has started chewing them all and plucking feathers. We give her fruit and vegies …

Breeding galahs in Captivity 
We have tried everything possible to get our galahs to breed, they have mated but still no eggs,any tips would be much appreciated please.

Sick bird not getting well 
my bird is unwell been to vets twice once for xray & fluids, then fluids & anti-botics he keeps vomiting & his poos/wees are clear liquid. the vet says …

Cockatail cannot fly. 
He's one year old. He eats well (seeds), has normal droppings. His feather are perfectly normal. We change his water every day. He's in a very large cage …

Cockatiel beak trimming 
Hi I'm worried as I'm taking my 3 1/2 yr old cock cockatiel to the vet's tomorrow morning to see if his beak needs trimming as it seems long. It's worrying …

my indian ringneck parrot doesn't have his long tail feathers hes 8 months old why? 
my indian ringneck parrot 8 months old and has no long tail feathers just wondering why and will they grow?

cockatiel falling off perch when sleeping 
My 15year old cockatiel has started occasionally falling off his perch when he is sleeping. Once or twice a day. He then seems to have difficulty using …

chowking parakeet?  
my parakeet keeps moving his neck up and down like he is trying to swallow something down or throw up. i dont know what to do i think he may be chowking? …

bugs on my budgie 
there are some small thin bug things on my bird with like a green/brown body color.

My bird died... I dont know why. 
I have a 7 month old green cheek conure name d Spirit. He died last night and i felt horrible. The only thing thtas making me super curious is how did …

Injured leg 
I came home tonight to find my parakeet hanging upside down. Not an unusual sight, but this went on for about a half an hour. I took a closer look and …

Cockatiel's Lost Voice 
My cockatiel seems to have lost its voice. It tries to scream and can't chirp. What could be the problem?

one of my canary look sad then the other ones  
i have three canary and two of them look good but one of them sit in the bottom of the cage looking all sad......i don't know what to do i want to make …

Nose discharge 
my bird flakey discharge from in the middle of his nose and a flake of stuff fell of his beak.

why does my bird grab his leg? 
i have a male cockatiel that likes to grab his leg and make noises. he does this every once in awhile and i'm not sure if he's being playful or not because …

Zebra Finch is missing feathers and more! 
Ok, so all of this seemed to happen literally overnight. Just yesterday, my female zebra finch had all of her feathers and was doing just fine and dandy. …

scratched eye? 
when i got my parrot up this morning one of her eyes closed over she was fine when i put her to bed last night. could she of scratched it in the night? …

nervous bird 
I just got a 6 yr old Timneh Grey...Shes is a very good bird except she never sits still she is moving all the time and fast..almost like running..she …

My budgie is sleeping too much 
I've been watching my budgie lately, he's about 6 years old now and he's been a little puffed up and eating lots, then sleeping throughout the afternoon …

My budgie keeps picking and grooming at its butt 
My budgie keeps grooming itself (mostleg its butt) and its constantly doing it

budgie signs 
I always wonder if my female bugdie is pregnant, but I don't know how to tell. Can you give me some pregnancy for bugdies signs? Like I said I don't know …

parakeet eating paper 
my birds usually chew paper,i don't know they are eating the paper or they are just shredding it.is it harmful?

Lovebird Chick's Eye 
I'm hand-raising two 3 week old fischer's lovebirds and one of them seems to have something wrong with one of its eyes. The right eye looks as though it's …

don't know my bird sex type 
hey my bird is pure white cockateil and i don't what sex type it is and it looks like got a bit of the pies in there

canary an air lump under the wiing skin big lump 
big lump under the wing skin canary

poop 
my budgie wont poop properly what do i do?

RI Red hen's feathers turn white after death 
Hello. I was wondering if you could explain to me why my hen's feathers turned completely white after a traumatic dead. (by a hawk or coyote)This bird …

Parrots toe is limp? 
I have A mustached parrot and his toe is limp. he holds it up off his cage and my finger. it stays straight and doesnt hurt him to the touch. is somthing …

cockatails possibly sick 
my friends cockatail looks like it has a sore that is scabing or looks like food is stuck on tonque never seen this before and not sure what it is any …

my parakeet feet seem odd 
ok for the past few days it seems to have gotten worse we ahve had this bird for nearly 8 years or so any where it looks like his right front toe is turning …

Parakeet Might Be Sick 
I have a 5 year old parakeet that has been regurgitating clear liquid. Is their anything I can do for him as in medicine means or is their anything at …

African Grey post mortem 
Hi, my much loved African Grey has just died at the age of 4 after a brief illness. We didnt take him to the vet straight away and we didnt have a post …

parakeet wing 
my parakeet's wing is shaking too much,what should i do?

Weight on cockatoos 
I have 6 cockatoos, 5 goffins and a citron. I weighed them the other day and here is their weight per bird. I was wondering if these are good weights …

sick lori 
I have found a sick sick lori in our backyard he cant fly anf looks unwell..he is an adult and still has all his flight feathers . what should i do

What caused my Cockatiel to die? 
What happened to my Cockateil? Took him to the vet on Monday. He got a beak trim and vitamin A shot. Before we got him home, he started breathing heavily …

Love Bird Attacked 
Our love bird was in his cage and somehow, we think a cat must of jumped onto the cage or something, but it seems as though a claw went through his head. …

sudden death in cockatiel 
I had a beautiful lutino female cockatiel for five years....I got her from a rescue and they told me she was about a year old when I got her, so that would …

Skinny Galah 
hello my female galah I've had for awhile now has lost alot of weight. She's really light when i hold her & i can feel her bone on her chest when i pat …

head twitching 
Hello, I have a one year old GC Conure. About a week ago I noticed that he has a little head twitching going on. Almost like a person with a tick. …

lovebird lethargic 
My lovebird seems very lethargic after getting his beak trimmed down at the vets yesterday. What could be wrong?

parakeets toes facing the wrong way 
my parakeets back toe is curled under the front toes and i do not know what is wrong with it

Lorikeet preening and screeching 
For a couple of days now whenever my 3 year old rainbow lorikeet preens himself he often pauses and screeches as well. He seems fine overall, but I can't …

cockatoo birds  
My cockatoo bird has been having problem cant poop and anus looks inside out..what should I do to hekp her

bird exposed to gloss paint 
my budgie was exposed to gloss paint fumes a week ago, he was very ill but seems to be getting better although he has not fully regained his balance. i …

Bird nails 
My canary's nails are very long. How do I trim them?

cockatiel eye problem 
I have a 28 year old cockiteal that has a white spot in his left eye ( the vet says that it is in the inside under the cornea) and keeps it shut all of …

cleaning cages 
First let me thank you for getting back to me about my grey and his ruffled feathers. I appreciate it. I am taking him to the avian vet on Mon. …

african grey feathers illness? 
my 19 year old african greys feathers look kind of fluffed up and kind of turned sideways. It's hard to explain. My other grey is 18 and looks fine. …

Bird plucking tail with constant bleeding and scabbing 
Our female African Grey, 9 years old, will not stop pulling out her tail feathers. She has none. As soon as they start to grow back, she pulls them out. …

budgies eyes 
female budgie, and every once and a while her eyes will go almost white and she will not move or if holding her she grabs on very tight and leans into …

Baby Chick Born with no eyes 
I have a two day old baby chick we just noticed she has no eyes. I cant. Get ahold of my vet, and I am wondering what or how this could have happened. …

Budgie with white .... errr??  
I was given a budgie just over a week ago so I don't know his history. I can tell he's fairly young (I was told he was young but not how young). He's …

sudden death of my Quaker, from Tina  
Hello. My Quaker, Petro (Peter), just died today. For 4 hours he wasn't very well and then he just died. He let out 3 peeps and died in my hands. He couldn't …

2 parakeets, one broke it's leg. 
Sprite, my green budgie flew into my cieling fan a little over a week and a half ago, since then my other parakeet sprinkle has begun to pick on her, she …

3 month old Sun conure beak swelling.  
I have my beautiful 3 month old sun conure for about a month now, Im worried about its beak, because the left upper side of his beak is kind of swelling, …

broken leg 
hi does budgie have bones in thier legs and if so the how to fix a broken leg. none of my budgie leg is broken im just curious

hurt wing? 
Our parakeet was flying around and hit a window a few times. Now instead of flying, she is only hopping. Should we do anything for her? Can a hurt wing …

Gouldian finch paralysed 
We have a gouldian finch and a zebra finch, both male. I went up to the cage today and the gouldian was on the floor of the cage looking like he was asleep. …

my bird sneezes 
hi , i got a lorikeet a few weeks back and she sneezes a lout ! more then i think is normal. she might sneeze 48 times in one hour. i dusted my room and …

Lovebird - scratching? 
My peachfaced lovebird appears to be happy and healthy apart from she scratches quite a lot. Other than that she is chirpy and active. Her feathers appear …

keeps tilting his head back 
My bird for the last 3 weeks has been constantly tilting his head back a puffing out his neck feathers. He seems to be doing it all the time now. Is his …

gouldian finches 
can their cage be placed in front of a window

my white dove neck started turning back and it loses his balance and fall why 
why does my dove neck started turning all the way back and it loses it balance why

birds stroke 
what to do to prevent or cure bird stroke?

my pigeon hurt his neck 
my pigeon got attacked by a cat he was walking but wouldn`t fly now he can`t walk and can`t hold his neck/head up. What should I do.....?

Cockatiel's nail 
Hi. I have a male tiel (4) whose nail seems to have broken and does not grow back. The nail is still there. It also points upward slightly. It has …

African gray has birth defect nose is crusted 
My sister gave me her african gray and ever since she got it the bird always had a crusted beak with snot a few times a day the person she got it from …

budgie standing on 1 foot 
My parakeet stands on 1 foot and in my care sheet, it says that if they do that, there sick. And also, When my female budgie gets close to my male one, …

budgie unwell 
my budgie is bald around her bottom and is unwell wot can i do?

Budgie always eating 
Hi, my budgie (age unknown because it was found; over 5 years for sure) is constantly eating. Every time I go to give him more seeds, he jumps to the bowl …

My lovebirds rectum falls out when she poops 
Hi, my lovebird could not poo for a couple of hours - when she would press to get it out, her rectum would stick out, but then go back in, without any …

Gouldian Finch favoring one leg 
I have a pair of Lady Gouldian Finches. one has a orange head male, female has a red head. I have had them for one month. the female laid one egg, after …

Bird Wound and pecking 
my lovebird wont stop pecking his wound that he has under his wing what should i do? that wing also looks a little bit bigger than the other.

baby cockatiel has poop stuck to butt is he getting sick 
I just purchased an eight week old baby cockatiel and he is bright eyed, not puffed up, alert, but his poop is sticking to his butt. It is normal green …

9 week old Eclectus 
i was wondering how much a 9 week old eclectus should sleep? i know the 12 hours at night but how much during the day?? thankyou

Bald Spots under feathers 
I have an Indian Ringnecked Parakeet that has small bald spots on each shoulder (not even visible unless you push feathers aside) and also under his wings. …

IRN not using foot properly 
Hi, Last week we bought 2 Indian Ringneck Parakeets. We have a green one who is 4 months old and a blue one who is 3 months old. Both birds were fine …

Juvenile Muscovy 
My girlfriend bought two muscovy from her work and they have grown very large. One has a full wing span of about three or four feet and the other still …

mockingbird with no feathers on neck 
how can we get our mockingbird to grow feathers on his neck? raised him from a baby and would like to release him healthy.

sick bird 
7 year old female cockatiel 3 days ago had hiccup symptoms and would walk in circles. yesterday she slept constantly, wont eat, or drink. today she is …

duck voice getting quieter and quieter 
I do not have a parrot but a house duck. If you can help me, great. If not, please direct me to someone who might. I do not have a great deal of money …

two baby cockatiels questions 
Hello, I've bought two new cockatiels 2days ago and they seem perfectly fine, however the 4week old one doesn't seem to eat from the pot as well as the …

My canary's foot is swollen  
My canary's left foot is swollen and it was bleeding before. What's wrong with it and what should I do?

bird eating of food from floor 
hi, I have 2 parakeets. My female keeps eating the seeds of the ground is that normal?

African grey chest bone sticking out 
i have an african grey hes about 5 month old is it normal for it to have the chest bone sticking out as in its very skinny.... is that normal? (we do …

cut on chicken's neck 
my sisters chicken has a cut on the back of it's neck were keeping a close eye on it & we are going to get some bird anaseptic hear are some resons that …

Dog broke bird's nail 
what can i do if my dog broke my birds nail?

budgies nostril enlarged 
hi there, one of my budgies nostril hole's has gotten extremely large, is this a problem and does it heal?

bleeding bird 
My bird flew into the window and it now bleeding above the nose and above the eye what do i do?

Lovebird Has Dislocated Hip 
My peachface lovebird has a dislocated hip. What can be used to hold the hip in the socket so it can heal? My vet said it is very hard to tape a little …

how to tell age of scaly lorikeet 
I have a rescued scaly breasted lorikeet. He appears to be a baby. He has a slightly darker beak than an adult. He has mostly adult looking feathers, but …

Cockatiel pulled stitches out of his eye lid 
My cockatiel cut her lower eyelid and recently had surgery to stitch it up. This was about a week ago. However I just noticed that tonight she has pulled …

Semi-bald parrotlet 
I recently (just over 4 weeks ago) purchased a female parrotlet to pair with my male (who lost his mate a little over a year ago). I have not yet introduced …

Lovebirds nose turns to brownish from white. 
Greetings! I have a less than 2 year old female Lovebird. I'm noticing that around her feet there's a development of white substance it looks like fungus. …

Finch with lump on foot 
What is a lump on the foot of a bird?

red bump beside my amazon's nostril 
Hello, I have a wonderful 4 year-old blue fronted amazon named Sunny. She has never had any health issues, however, today I am noticing a fairly swollen …

Parrot bond 
Hi, I'm getting a Senegal Parrot but, right now I have a Quaker parrot. He's one years old. I was wondering if I could be able to make them bond with each …

my Budgie beak 
hi im angelica my bird has white stuff around his beak do you know what it is and is there a medicine for it?

Amazon dark runny stools 
My blue front amazon has developed stinky, dark, runny stools. Really nasty.

dark runny stools 
My blue front amazon has developed stinky, dark, runny stools. Really nasty.

albino budgie acting werid? Not sure if male or female.. 
I got two budgies from two different pet stores about four weeks ago they were fine and love each other and hate being seperated. I have a boy with a pink …

Lovebird Red irritated Skin 
I have 2 lovebirds, about 8 yrs old. One is fine, the other one seems to get red skin under its feathers a couple times a year. It comes and goes. This …

Feather lose on rump 
A cockatiel hen & a Lineolated hen. Both have lost all feathers in rump area. 2 different buildings. Both of their mates are fine. Any Idea. Help please. …

My parrot has a little bit of white stuff in eye 
My baby 5 week alexandrine parrot has trouble opening his right eye as there is some sort of white tissue at the top? How do I fix this

chick unable to stand 
hi i wonder if you could help me, i received a baby chick born yesterday, its legs bend at the sort of elbow joint but its feet are pointing upwards and …

african grey toe 
hi ,im after a bit of advice regarding my african grey babies toe , it points the wrong way , the grey is now 9 weeks old and i have only noticed it over …

Scared cockatiel 
I have a 7 month old cockatiel, he was tame when I purchased him, but then he saw the hawks and big birds outside, have him on the side of the window now …

Continuous growing wing feather 
Our pet Blue Fronted Amazon has a secondary covert wing feather that is growing continuously. It now extends well beyond the end of the primary feathers. …

Cockatiel stressed out after beak trim now limping 
i took my 5 year cockatiel to get his beak trimmed yesterday at the vet and as usual he didnt like it and seemed stressed out. however when we got home …

Indian Ringneck  
My white indian ringneck lost all his feathers and is growing hard white lumps around his beak. He is still eating the same amount of food as before and …

laying eggs 
WE have a female sun conure that lays an awful lot of eggs. Back in June she layed about 7 and now shes laying again and on her 5th one. This time I'm …

what does my cockatiel have 
She itches alot her tail feathers look horrible some areas her feathers look thin she held her wings up and whistled real loud looking at her wing like …

wing problem 
wing problem by: Peter Hello DR B. When I took the bird to the vet they did alot of test for infections and said the bird is very healthy. the …

fungal infection 
i have 2 african love birds ! i just gave them bath while cleaning their cage after few days one of the bird started to itch its head ! we took it to the …

African grey has a growth on its face 
I have a twenty five year old timneh grey that developed a growth above the beak last summer. We took him to the avian vet and she thought it was a bacterial …

scratched baby ringnecks eye 
I have a baby ringneck bird that is about 3 weeks old!! this morning his eye was closed, and when he open it, it looked like it was scratched or poked …

Hair loss  
My cockatoo keeps scratching his head, he started loosing his hair and sometimes bleeds. What can we do to prevent this from happening?

white lump 
today i saw a white lump on neck of my baby sparrow what to do now?

white lump on neck 
today i saw a white lump on neck of my baby sparrrow..what is it ??

Dry skin and eating habits 
Rex is almost 16 years old. He is a green amazon parrot. the poor guy is itching like mad and I am concerned for him. I give him spray baths but he still …

Female SI eclectus with yellow stripes on feathers 
Hi - I have a female SI eckie. She has recently seen an avian vet for her annual check up and everything was good including a gram stain test. But she …

My nanday has a lump under his wing on his side 
My mom and I really don't know what it is. We have a book but its from the 80's-90's, so we don't know if everything is up to date. Anyway, he lifts his …

oil on tailfeathers 
my bird flew into a non hot pan of oil n got tailfeathers oily ,what do i do ?,can i leave it ,wash it ,will it hurt or affect my bird ,its also flightlass. …

Budgie having seizures  
Please can you help? We have an old budgie, he was my partners before we met and he is about 15 years old! He has always flown freely around the house …

Budgie does not appear to have control over back toe. 
Hi, My budgie suffered from "Bumblefoot" a few months ago and I gave him antibiotics and plenty of green vegetables to help him recover. He appears to …

My cockatoo keeps lifting his legs? 
2 1/2 wks ago I had my cockatoo's nails trimmed, now he keeps lifting his legs?

Injury. 
Hello. My budgie's leg has been sprained for 1 week and it doesn't seem to heal. He moves it to the side, tries not to stand on it and limps. When he sits …

Parakeet plucking feathers from butt 
My parakeet has no feathers around her butt and the feathers she does have has poop stains on them. is their something wrong

Sneezing leading to Death 
My 18 year old cockatiel got up yesterday morning just like any morning, ate cereal with us on the patio and had a calm typical day. But last night, …

bird humps mirror  
why dose my bird humps the mirror and then eats the white spray stuff that comes from him? do i need to get him a female bird?

Canary Limp Leg 
My canary's left leg is limp and his left wing does not appear to be moving. Do you have any idea of what could be wrong?

biting of leg 
My ringneck started to shake his one leg and also bites it. I do not know if he started to shake the leg because of an injury or if the injury is because …

My GCC slept all day 
My 1yr old green cheek conure slept all day today. He is usually very active and chatty but today he stayed in his little tent and did not want to come …

Was my parrot ill drom the breeder? 
I bought a 14 week old Indian ringneck last sat. He died suddenley 4 days later. The bird had runny stools the whole time i had him and did't eat for the …

female crested cockatoo in heat? 
Hi, My female crested cockatoo is 6 yrs old. I've had her for around 6 months now. she warmed up to us quickly, she has been showing signs of being "in …

sun conure sudden death 
My sun conure, Shamus, just died a few hours ago and I have no idea as to why. He was fine all day his typical active, chewing, screaming self. I cooked …

one side of face injury including on a wild blue jay 
i have a blue jay in my yard and he has a big bubble on one side of his face. that same side seems like the eye is either swollen shut or his eye is missing. …

Sexually Mature Pionus noise? 
I have a (female?) Bronze Winged Pionus about 3 years old. Recently she(?) has started doing that weird cluck-y wing shake-y call non stop. Literally …

Yellow spots on cockatiel 
Hi, I have a lutino, and I have noticed a few (small) yello spots on the bottom of his right feathers. His droppings have not changed and he is acting …

baby budgie 
Hey, i recently bought my first budgie he is 11 weeks. i have never had a bird of my own before but my mother has a blue headed green amazon parrot, but …

Dirty looking substance around nostril holes 
My 2 year old Double Yellow Headed Amazon has the slightest darkening substance around her nostril holes... I can not rub it off... and she is healthy …

my cock tail bird has a brownish bump on his eye 
My bird I had him since he was Little 14 years now and he has a brownish bump on his eye on the left side of the eye ball and Im very terrified so Please …

lumps on bird feet/legs 
she has these lumps there soft and you can see the veins have only appeared in the last week that i have noticed as she cannot use her legs now? also the …

dove wheezing 
Hi I just got a pet dove recently and I have noticed that after his coos there is a small wheezing noise he makes and I'm wondering if that is something …

canary droppings smell 
my canary droppings smell but my canary seems healthy

painting cage... 
Hi I have purchased a second hand cage and it looks rather well used, I was wondering if it was safe to spray paint it,I am getting a rainbow lorikeet.. …

Gouldian Finch. Blood under skin 
Gouldian Finch. Was fluffed up and sitting on the avairy floor quite a bit. Was often seen flying to perches but appeared to be not an easy manouvre. I …

Indian Ringneck Parrots babies die 
My Indian Ringneck Parrot pair have been sitting 5 eggs - the parents are aobut 11 years old and have breeded successfully in the past - they both have …

cockatoo with watery poop 
We just bought a 2 yr. old cockatoo 5 days ago, today I noticed his poop is very watery. Is this a sign of illness? Or could it be his food? The previous …

Conures mating constantly=no eggs...ever 
I have two conures, Male (Jack-Jack) is a sun conure and the female (Violet) is a jenday conure. I got them both 3 years ago. They are both free roaming, …

african grey falling off perch 
hi my parrot falls off hes perch alot i was told by pet shop it may be calcium def so i bought powder to give him and since he hasnt been doing it as much …

How much should a 4 mnth old umbrella cockatoo weigh? 
I just purchased a 4mnth old umbrella cockatoo, still hand feeding once a day but cant seem to get it to eat supplemental foods like pellets,fruits,vegis …

tiny black and red insects  
hello this morning i was looking at my budgies i have 8 budgies as i was looking i noticed that there were realy tiny red colour and black colour insects …

What is appropriate fluid to use for emergency to cleanse open wounds? 
This is not an emergency. I want to have the appropriate fluid available in case of an emergency. What fluid is appropriate to cleanse an open wound …

my baby greenwing macaw is 4 weeks old and has a toe tip that is turned out 
our baby greenwing macaw has a toe nail that is turned outward. Any helpful advise would be greatly appreciated.

Gender 
My lovebird puffs up fequantly and I just found him outside on my sidewalk 2 days ago.Since he puffs up is he a boy trying to defend his territory or is …

My new pet cockatiel sleeping too much and seems inactive 
Hi, I bought a two month old cockatiel 5 days back. It was initially very scared. Now it is no more that scared but it sleeps a lot. Most of the time …

African grey parrot 
What to do if a parrot keeps closing his eyes and has loose motions? (we showed him to a vet and he prescribed Vimekat which didn't work at all. Before …

Baby Pigeon can't grip 
Hello, We found a around 4 day old baby pigeon and have been hand raising it for the past 4 weeks - hes doing really well and is almost ready to fly! …

my cockateil died unexpectedly 
is avocado bad 4 a cocateil, its the only thing he had that was different

Budgie bald around anus 
My budgie has started balding around his anus for around a week. What could be wrong with him?

swollen/ scabbed eye? 
My bird has been in a condition for at least 5 months. He is a Zebra finch and flies completly normal, like before he got a condition. He has a scab over …

my bird is too weak! 
my bird is not moving, she's been sitting on the bottom of the cage.. she laid an egg yesterday and is very lazy since morning. She is also losing balance. …

Cockateil Throat Flutter 
I have a 4 week old cockatiel and it always flutters or kinda vibrates its throat. Especially if its resting. It'll close its eyes, open its beak just …

Blood vessel damage in eye of my Congo Grey 
Hi Doctor, My Congo was frightened for some reason while on top of his cage, and had rough landing. I noticed that when he went back in the cage, he apparently …

Mourning Dove eye 
I have a mourning Dove that on occasion itches one eye and then closes it..Itches under her eye and top of her head. Do I have a problem.? Eating is excellent, …

indian ringneck swollen eye 
my ringneck has a badly swollen aya its nearly 1.5 years old and a dear to me... please give me adviceas to how to treat it... i took it to my vet but …

female timneh plucks the male 
my female timneh plucks the male, why? she does it very nicely and obviously the male consent to this, is there a reason why?

Cockatiel with red eyes and nostrils.  
Hi! I have a 6-months-old, possibly male, lutino cockatiel. He's molting, by the way. It's been about 4 days that I've noticed that his left eye's eyelids …

Birds with fleas? 
Why does my bird scratch its head with his foot?

Gouldian Red-head Male feathers changing 
Hello, For the past week, I have noticed that my male red-headed Gouldian Finch had his head-feathers becoming increasingly white. He seems to be behaving …

my parakeet has blood on his chest 
well i noticed a patch of red stuff on my green male parakeet (fernando) chest when i went to go tell my mom and she came to see he didnt have blood on …

1 yr+ Timneh started doing the baby bird hunger cry... 
We have 2 Timneh African grey parrots, Teancum, a 7 yr old male and Abigail, a female just over a year old. About 2 weeks ago the Abigail started becoming …

Green Cheek Conure pink or red eye  
Hi i have a 13 month old female green cheek conure and about 2 weeks ago she got a pink eye, its on the top of her eye one eye is more pink the other one …

Cockatiel Chicks with a wierd lump 
I have two chicks and one has what looks like a lump of seeds stuck in her throat about the size in diameter of a dime in her thoracic region. Is this …

Estimating Age of Male Eclectus 
We have a male eclectus who is most likely a Grand Eclectus(he's about 14 in. long from head to end of tail). We acquired him a couple years ago as a rescue, …

What can I do to help my maroon bellied conure gain weight 
My maroon bellied conure (17 yrs old) is losing weight steadily. Is there something I can do to help her gain weight. She is not ill - according to vet. …

Budgies foot seems paralyzed? 
This has happened in the last few days. The leg is still funtional and "Sparkle" is fine but the foot looks limp? Still attempts to use though and gets …

protrusion out of my cockatiel's head 
There is a small, grey, protrusion coming out of my tiel's head that is rounded--is it the shaft of a feather? It looks like bone

Budgerigar tumor prevention 
Is there anything that we can do at home to prevent budgies getting brain/other tumors? And what are common illnesses and the symptoms in budgies?

Parakeet seems sick 
My parakeet is sick...obviously so. She is fluffed and listless. She had feces stuck to the feathers near her vent. I gave her a warm shower and held …

eclectus parrot chewing on leg 
My eclectus parrot has recently been chewing at the top of her leg(where the feathers meet the leg)causing her to bleed large puddles of blood. She does …

bubble on cheek 
Hello, This question is about a male Zebra Finch. Our bird has developed a "bubble" on his left cheek under the left eye, and it just keeps growing more …

Pink Eye- African Grey 
I have Pink Eye, Conjunctivitis; is it possible that I have given it to my African Grey? I handle him often, and I am worried I may have infected him. …

Zebra-Finch (Not an emergency) 
I came home one day and my zebra finch's leg was twisted. she had a little pink thing (they put it on the birds at pet store. diff colors, but mine was …

Dying at the Vet's 
My family's bird died at the Vet today. They were clipping his nails and he chocked on his own vomit. How can this happen?

Indian Ringneck Parakeet with abnormal lose of feathers 
My Indian Ringneck parakeet has lost all of its tail feathers, and now is starting to lose its flight feathers. It looks like it was about weaned and …

Manicure chemicals harmful to Cockatoo 
Is manicure chemicals harmful to cockatoo? She is not in the room with them but in an adjoining room. Thank you very much

finch feathers discoloured or changing colour - unsure 
my very white male finch appears to be changing colour from his low back through his tail feathers - they are turning fawn - ish, almost a pink ? When …

my finch is losing its feathers 
my pet bird finch what i have is losing its feathers can anyone tell me what is wrong ... ?

Budgie bites his nails 
I have a pet budgie in which I bought about 2 months ago. About 1 1/2 of a month later, (3-4 weeks from today) he started biting his nail on his right …

Gouldian Finch died suddenly 
My pair of Gouldian finches just had 3 out of 5 eggs hatch yesterday (Sept 13, 2011). This evening my male died suddenly and I have no explanation for …

10 day old cockatiel died, can you tell me why? 
My tiels laid 5 eggs, 2 hatched. The first baby to hatch the parents took care of, fed, brooded and the baby was growing fine. I had to pull the second …

my duck  
my duck wount eat and has some white stuff in his mouth what does that mean?

Parakeet's right foot is unable to move or grasp perch to stand 
my parakeet's right foot is not able to grasp perch to stand. He supports himself on the perch with his working left foot and right leg but his right claws …

Canary has loss of feathers around the neck and on the wings 
Hello. I recently moved and the people here before me left their canary. I recently noticed that she has a ring around her neck that has no feathers, I …

Open Sore On Lovebird's Wing 
Hi, I have 10 Lovely Lovebirds & one of them has an open sore on one of her wings at the top which is making the lower wings go a bit haywire. I haven't …

Bach remedy 
Am I alowed to give my jardine parrot Bach medicine remedy.? He is moody , bossy , jealouse, angry and hormonal. He bites if I come near his favoutite …

Swollen Tushie 
My yellow-sided conure has a swollen and red bum. Why could this be? What can I do to help him?

Runny stool in nesting female 
I have a year and a half year old female budgie who just laid 5 eggs two weeks ago without a mate. Besides the fact that most of her time is spent sitting …

my budgie sitting very low on her perch  
hi, does anyone know why my budgie is sitting very low on her perch? she's kind of sitting with her bum a little bit up in the air and got her head down …

Jolly's drooping wings. 
I have a green cheek conure. I took him to the vet a month ago and they said he was fine but the vet never actually came into the room at all. Just the …

Hole in Parrot's Skull 
i have a male indian ringneck parrot that is approximately 7 years old. the vet scraped away some sebum like material at the site (about pencil eraser) …

sulphur crested cockatoo died 
Is it common for a sulphur crested cockatoo to die at the age of 23 after a seizure?

my bird is falling 
i have a 7 year old pirikit (don't know if spelled correctly)lately it has fallen in its cage with its head facing the other way like it's having a seizure …

chickens 
i have 19 chickens but about 3 days ago i had 21. one is ill and a bantam is looking a bit poorly as well. for the first bird, it stopped eating and soon …

Parrot let missing feathers 
I have a pacific green parrot let I brought from a breeder through a pet store 4 years ago, she still doesn't have feathers on her chest just down but …

African grey lost nail 
My African grey is missing a nail. I'm not sure how this had happened. She seems ok an is acting as she normally does. She let's me touch it. There is …

blue quaker parrot with red skin? 
My blue Quaker is moulting i believe but he scratches a lot and i looked at his skin and it was red? his head is in the process of moulting with the white …

Fischer Lovebird with no tail 
Hello, I have two fischer lovebirds that came from the same aviary. My male lovebird has no tail. He still sings, plays, eats and is very active all around. …

birds wing injured? 
someone gave me a cockatiel and it was in cage by its self for months in a room by its self when i take it out i have to force it out it afraid of my …

Lovebird has drooped head 
My lovebird is about 12 yeard old, for about a month his head is drooped over to the side, almost touching ground. He is still able to eat and drink, but …

B&G Macaw sometimes strains to poo - avian vet says he has prolapse 
Our 25yr old B&G eats fresh fruit, veggies, cooked legumes, pasta & sprouts. Avi Cakes & an assortment of fruit, veggie Nutriberries are his main diet …

Does my pigeon have a broken wing, or just a strained or sprained one? 
Hello :-) MY name is Christina and I live in Australia. I found a pigeon with one wing drooping lower then the other. He was in the park. I am going to …

Red mites in my home 
I noticed yesterday that there were red mites in my budgie cage. The budgie was out at the time so I bleached all his cage/toys and poured boiling water …

death of cockatiel 
i have a nesting pair of cockatiels the male died will the female be okay

No feathers around neck 
Hi my husband just got 2 cocketils from a lady at work not sure how old they are she said the are babies . They are both eating and drinking water but …

loss of feathers around cere and cere changing color 
Hi. I have noticed that my parakeet (approx. 3yrs) has started to lose some feathers around its cere. Her cere is also changing to a blue tint. She is …

Plucking babies 
Seven weeks ago our 2 lovebirds had 2 babies. Two days ago we noticed that the parents were plucking their feathers. The babies had just recently left …

Locking beaks 
I have a green cheek conure and a 7 month sun conure. I have recently let them play on the play gym together. After a bit they are locking beaks and then …

bird very sleepy and has black patches on its nose 
my lovebird is very sleepy it use to jump around but now it sleeps it has a black patch on its nose which wasn't there before i am scared help

Budgie has white spikes on his head?? 
My budgie has white spikes on his head, not sure what it is, my husband says it looks like his feather quails or the end of the feather. Can you tell me …

Should I put my lovebird to sleep? 
I have a peach face lovebird that we have had for 12 years. I don't know how old she was when we first got her. She is going blind so no longer has free …

Senagal gone quiet 
Hi, My Senagal Parrot is usually really loud and full of energy. I woke up one morning and he didn't do his usual call (He calls when I leave the room). …

Splayed legged budgie with pressure sore 
I rescued three splay-legged budgies about a year ago. They are really healthy and active. I set up perches along the side of the cage so they can perch …

mites 
what do peach-face love birds look like when they have mites

why hand reared parrot suddenly died? 
I have been hand rearing a baby lovebird since it was 7 days old and suddenly at three weeks old it suddenly died. I was shocked as an hour before it …

Unhealthy sun conure in bird specialty store 
Hi I'm a new owner of a lovebird and stopped into a local bird store (Florida) to find most birds looking healthy and friendly except for two sun conures, …

Budgie dropping green 
2 days ago my budgie's poop started turning out light green with white and after it dried it would be dark green with white. Is he sick? If so what kind …

Inactive 4 week old budgie 
I have had my budgie for 1 week, and his/her (not able to tell yet) activity level is not very high. From what I have been informed, to get them trained …

cockatiel 
I have a cockatiel that is approx 2 1/2 yrs old. ever since we had adopted, he has never made a sound...chirping or whistling. he had what we thought …

Chicken not standing  
I let me 10 chickens out the other morning and by the afternoon I found my black sex linked chicken on the ground with the top of her head pecked very …

African grey help 
Our African grey has started to sleep quiet a lot and is sometimes quieter than usual (but not all the time) he also squeaks when he poos but I'm not sure …

abnormal parakeet beak growth 
My parakeet is over six years old and n the last few weeks it's beak has grown to the point that it can't eat. I have trimmed it twice and it is fine …

Kakariki eating own feet 
Our 6 month old Kakariki arrived to us with 2 missing claws on right foot. We put it down to poor keeping from previous owner, as he was in a very small …

conure is favoring one foot and cannot stand on one leg  
conure is favoring one foot and cannot stand on one leg without holding onto the cage bars

Molting at different times 
Cosmo my catalina loses a couple feathers at a time then new ones grow in...I totally understand that concept, BUT Bella my B&G loses down feathers all …

sick bird 
what do you do to help a Cockateil get rid of the sniffles?

why finches lose hair 
loosing hair on my finches neck 3 of them

Wing problem 
Hello I have an 11 year old african gray we moved from Connecticut to Florida 6yrs ago. Ever since we've been here our bird gets ingrown feathers or cysts, …

Eclectus diet. 
I recently acquired a female Eclectus who was mostly plucked. I was told that I should not feed pellets because they are vitamin fortified, but before …

nose bleed from my budgie 
iv just got a female bugdie and she flew into the window and now she is bleeding from the nostrils,what can i do?

Bird gone quiet 
My maxamilias pionus is chatty and the most loving bird, we have his wings trimmed to prevent him from flying off. He had this done as a young bird and …

Blood from nostril of budgie 
Hi, I have a budgie 3 years old.Last week I noticed some staining above her cere and blood under her nails.I thought she must have scratched herself as …

Eucalyptus oil for feather loss 
I've noted that eucalyptus oil is recommended but are there other (better) forms of it to treat (or supplement) my tiel externally and/or internally. Have …

is it common practice to remove flight feathers surgically in macaws? 
I have a 7 year old macaw that I aquired recently. I was told at the time that I brought her home that her flight feathers had been surgically removed …

Bird hurt toe 
A while ago my bird accidently hurt his toe, not enough to break it but enough to cut into it. After a few weeks(About a week and a half I think) it …

Lovebird plucking partner 
I recently bought two lovebirds and they seem to get on but recently the male lovebird has been plucking fur off the top of the female lovebirds head and …

macaw in heat 
how do I tell if my greenwinged female macaw is in heat

squealling alexandrine parakeet 
why does my bird squeal?? he is an alexandrine about 1 year old male. is there anything we can do to stop it.

green chick conure need shut? 
we have a green chick conure for two months. does it need shut? and how can i find it's a boy or girl?

Chicken tail feathers look chewed 
My 3 year old ex-batt hen is healthy although perhaps a little overweight. I have noticed the end (not where it joins the body) of her tail feathers …

yellowr tail feather on blue & gold macaw. 
I have a Blue & Gold Macaw that has a solid Yellow tail feather does this mean he is sick or has an illness? Or is he just rare?

my african grey timneh eye looks a funny colour  
also the pupil doesnt move and he has began to blink alot out of it

Recommended disinfectant for cage, nest box etc. 
I recently found information about GSE, and I want to use it to clean\disinfect cage, nest box, syringe, food & water dishes etc. Is it a recommended …

Messy vent and bobbing tail 
My pet budgie looks unwell sometimes. She is 10 months old and is a female, and a blue bird. Most of the time she has a very messy vent and seems to …

My blue macaw not eating and saliva from his mouth 
Hi, My blue Macaw 5 months old is not eating well not from hand feeding nor on his own, also he is dribling stick saliva from his mouth could you please …

tumors in birds 
what might cause a bird to get a tumor

bird injured her foot still bleeding 
my quaker parrot injured her toe and it keeps lightly bleeding and hasnt stopped

my canary with crusty eye 
my canary was fine yesturday til today when i removed his blanket from his cage this morning i noticed one of his eye has some crusty thing around it,his …

Jardine digestion problem  
My Jardine has been admitted to our local vet over the last four days, with some kind of digestion problem. He is eating constantly without getting full. …

29 year-old macaw doesn't grow flight feathers 
I have a 29 year old blue and gold macaw. I've had him for about three years now. His left wing looks normal, but his right wing is completely void of …

The cloud eye of a 20y Moluccan  
My probably 20y moluccan ,which I have rescue 10y ago, has suddendly shown a cloudy eye he is eating well ,fresh fruits and seeds, I got him with a mutitalate …

budgie's tail has bobbed for 5 to 6 months 
My budgie's tail has bobbed every since I got her at 3 months old. She is now 9 months old and still does it. She act fine, eats and drink good, play and …

my cockatiel picking feathers 
everytime after my cockatiel eats something (that isnt seeds) he picks at his feathers on his neck for about half an hour, is this an allergic reaction …

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 
Hi, I would like to ask you a few questions in regards to my Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. A week ago, she laid an egg. We only have a female cockatoo and …

swolen finger, yellow, dry, no wound 
Please see this photo first: (link didn't work) The long back finger of the left foot of my lovebird is swollen, but the swollen part looks yellow, not …

chicken beak 
our chooks bottom beak isn't opening normally. she is an older chicken and when on hols we had a chook taken by a dog or fox, so we are not sure if she …

30+ year old umbrella cockatoo losing balance 
My 30+ yr.old umbrella cocakatoo is having trouble keeping his balance... sitting on the bottom of his cage and is holding his wings open. He seems to …

white parakeet falling from perch 
I have a white parakeet and he is approximately 1 1/2 years old. He has been occassionally falling off his swing,and now his left eye is loosing hair. …

Baby cockatiels loosing weight 
Hi i have some cockatiels im hand rearing im using the same food and methods iv always used but for some reason all the chicks seem to be loosing weight …

sulphur crested cockatoo wings bleeding for the past 30 minuites 
i think i cut my sulphur crested cockatoo wings too close she has been bleeding for the past 30 minuites. i put corn starch on her but she is still bleeding …

featherless 
my female cockatiel is rapidly losing feathers. i initially thought is was my male bird preening her roughly so i keep him away from her. she is prone …

My oranged-winged amazon is loosing her contour feathers in belly til the neck. 
I wonder what could be wrong with my orange-winged amazon.I purchased her 6 years ago she never had problems,I don't know exactly how old she is but just …

Orange Tipped Amazon: first fluid, now lump 
Hello: I have an Orange Tipped Amazon hen named Betty. She is about 30 years old (I am the second owner so her age is only a guess) and about a month …

Food for conures 
what do green cheeked Conure birds eat

rosella seems sad 
i have a pair of scarlet rosellas very pretty. have had them for a year now. they been in the same cage and they have a nest box but the female has never …

Question About unidentified "thing" on african grey's head 
I was petting my african grey on the head when I realized that i felt something strange by the nape of his neck. I combed through his feathers and it …

Don't know If I Need to be concerned or not. HELP!! 
my boss has an amazon parrot that I look after-She has started tucking her tail and making these weird noises. she is almost 30 years old. I have been …

Sun conure ruffled feathers, flapping one wing 
hello. my sun conure is about 4 months old and I've only had him 2 days. all of a sudden he keeps his body feathers all ruffled and won't relax them keeps …

Injured budgie foot 
We had an accident in the house about 6 weeks ago when my African gray bit off one of my budgies toes. We went to the emergency vet and had the toe cleanly …

Leg Band 
Our 12 week old Hahns macaw removed his leg band. We cannot find it. Is he required to wear a leg band? What are the implications if we don't have a …

Cocatail 
my pet cocatail just laid an egg but she has something red hanging is that normal ?

budgie with curled toes 
Female budgie (age unknown but at least 5 yrs old) has toes curled on one foot. Her beak is also flaking at the tip but not sure if because she is using …

Female Quaker with dent in beak 
We went on vacation and noticed that our Female Quaker (Polly ) has a dent on her beak when We got back. She has a mate that shares her cage. Wondering …

i found a bugie that cannot hold anything help please 
please help me i actualy found it on the street today

sick cockatiel 
I recently had a male cockatiel operated on for removal of a mass. When I took him back in 10 days for a recheck, the vet told me he had a prolapsed rectum …

My bird is acting weird and won't fly  
You're an Avian Vet so I think you can answer my question. I have a House Sparrow (not a parrot but I don't think that matters) that I raised since it …

Finding the sex of your bird 
Can you find out the sex of the bird by checking the area where feces is released?

21 day old Catablu hasn't opened his eyes yet. 
Hi, we pulled Jake approximately 8 to 10 hours after hatching. His parents are first time parents and hadn't fed three previous chicks, they passed after …

budgie feels really hot almost every time he eats 
Hi, my budgies is about 2 years old. He used to feel hot when he would be eating his millet and would raise his wings. This would only happen when he …

cocketeil breeding 
My baby boy (6 mos) just mated with my female cocketeil. I do not want to breed them. I was planning on moving him in the the other male this weekend. …

about my male budgie 
hey my green male budgie has something grown on either side of its beak as the same colour of the beak. and its beak has become completely dry plzz let …

blood in droppings 
Mums mountain lorakett is almost 18 years old and she noticed today that there was blood in babies droppings... should Mum be alarmed

7 month old catilina macaw has been very quiet  
when I purchased him from the pet store,he was load and vocal until I brought him home. He was aggressive for the first 24 hours but now is very sweet …

Sick conure? 
I have a sun conure who is a little bit over six weeks old and got him from a breeder. The breeder supposedly hand fed it, however, my bird, Juan Pierre, …

feather picking 
Hi, my parrot had its first 1 year old moult and decided to pluck all its pen feathers out. So - it is left with just the downy feathers and obviously …

plucking feathers 
Hi, why my African grey pulls out tail feathers and the long dark grey ones on the back. It started since its feathers were clipped for the first time. …

Budgie quiet, poop stuck to feathers 
Hi my cat got on top of the table of my budgies cage and it fell so he got stuck under the tray and he was suffocating when we tried getting him out he …

bird won't eat vegetables 
i have had my cockatiel for a year now but i dont feed any vegatables and im worried if that will make him sick ill tart feeding him vegetables soon.

African parrot foot turned black 
My parrot seems fine but I noticed one of foot (right) turning black doe not hurt to the touch and still holds food with it

Broken back toe 
My dove has a broken back toe, is there anything that can be done?

grey is eliminating lots of clear liquid 
my 2yr old grey has been eliminating lots of clear liquid over the last couple of days - it started with what appeared to be a vomit but now he poops very …

full spectrum lighting - distances 
How should I determine the distance above a bird to locate a full-spectrum light? What does one do about getting light close enough to birds in cages …

do lovebirds (peachfaced) have closed rings? 
hi, im looking to buy a lovebird since i am a bird person , under one condition, i have to have a closed ring on the bird, i went to the pet shops and …

Beaks fell off lovebirds? 
Both my breeding pair of lovebirds died at the same time with the same symptoms.Because they were nesting i did not see it until they came out while i …

i dont know if i should worry or not 
my cockatiel has kind of red nostrils, and a little bit of, looks like chapped beak if that exists. and a little discoloration on his lower beak.(white) …

4 week old b/g and 4 week old scarlet macaws sneezing 
Hello, I just got two macaws from a breeder today. The male is the scarlet and the female is b/g. On our drive home ( about three hours from breeder) …

swolen butt canary 
my canary has a swollen butt, but also I've noticed that his butt has a bad smell. Is he sick?

tail biting 
Hi I have a pet Lovebird he is about 7 years old and recently he started fanning his tail feathers and biting at the right hand side of them will this …

Missing feathers 
My parakeet has a patch of feathers missing on his under side does this mean he is sick or anything?

feathers around budgies eye 
Today I noticed my budgies feathers around his left eye seem a bit brownish and messy. The eye looks like it may be some what squinty compared to his …

Lump on cheek 
My 11 year old conure has developed a lump on the right side of his face, behind the beak and under the eye. He looks like he does when he's excited and …

Chicken with lumpy mass 
My Ameraucana Chicken in the last couple of days has had a lumpy mass form on her left underside(Subcutaneous) inbetween her left leg and her breastbone. …

crop fills with water 
I have an african grey 11 weeks old. He loves bathes but more than the bath he loves drinking the water. After every bath his crop is fully extended. Sometimes …

How common is "false pregnancy" in cockatoos? 
Hello... My 36-yr. old umbrella cockatoo has a "false pregnancy" or "false egg" about twice a year. Each time, she swells like she has an egg, and picks …

my pet zebra finch lost plenty of feathers 
My pet zebra finch lost a whole bunch of faethers but there were no missing pathches, strangly.that night we were out at a resterant so we could not see …

senegal flax allergy 
i think that my senegal is allergic to flax. have you ever heard of this?

cockatiel bird injured? 
so my cockatiel will on accasion hold one leg up and make some noise almost like its hurt or something. before and afte she walks on it just fine which …

Symptoms of my mitred conure 
My female mitred conure has been having seizures and also the following sysptoms: cold beak and feet, shakes her head from time to time like she has something …

ill budgie 
My budgie keeps loosing its balance and often falls off her purch, she can fly a little not like she used to be able to and often ends up on the floor. …

cockatiel calls his owner non stop for hours 
The cockatiel learned to say Lynette early and now when she's out he screams her name non stop. It is so bad its driving us mad. Almost to the point of …

my cockateil has a squeaky voice 
my cockateil has had a sudden change in his chirp, its really squeaky and then when he squarks its really deep, should i be worried if something stuck …

burke parrot with sore eye 
My Burke parrot has a sore eye. Seems to have lost the feathers around the eye and eyelid is closed. I treated with medicine I use for Budgies scaly beak …

bumps on parakeets feet 
My parakeet has bumps on his feet is this normal? He doesn't have any problems getting around.

My bird randomly spazes out.  
my love bird is about 13 years old and will occasionally fall over and flop around like he is having a seizure but then 30 seconds later he will get up …

Is my Baby Budgie ill? 
Hello. i got Billy the budgie 5 days ago, and he is 10 weeks old on Saturday. I have been spending a lot of time with him and he will happily perch on …

Why are my budgies dying 
I have 4 budgies die on my the first pair, I had for two week which I purchased from a pet store, one night the was a lighting storm and a large clap above …

ivermectin dosage 
Dear Sir/ Madam, I'm a budgie breeder, i have big quaninty of full crested budgie and normal my question is about the ivermectin dosage, last year i have …

Weird sounds 
My 6 year old umbrella cockatoo recently started sounding like he has a sore throat. Unfortunately he screams a lot, and occasionally it sounds like what …

Legs not working 
Why would a seemingly healthy bird just stop all of a sudden using it's legs, holding them next to the body like they are paralyzed. It cannot grasp anything …

Baby Sun Conure with weak/useless toe 
Hi, I just adopted a Sun Conure from a breeder two days ago. She is 10 and a half weeks old. The next day, when she started becoming more active, I …

Lovebird's tail bleeding 
Hi, A few weeks ago I bought 2 lovebirds from a friend of mine. The 1 year old male's tail feathers were missing. I was told the mother had done this because …

parrolet ingured foot 
my 7 month old parrolet has recently been lifting his right foot went he sits..at first we thought it was a cute trick but this morning when i took off …

cockatiel female lose feathers 
I got 2 cockatiels from a coworker and the females cheek feathers where the orange circles are suppose to be are gone. the lady i got them from said this …

amazon hurt his leg  
My Amazon Yellow Nape is usually in good health. But last night I knowticed he was limping. He will not put weight on his hurt foot and still limping today. …

Is 13year old quaker to old to breed? 
HI i just bought a pair of blue quaker parrot,i was told they where 3 years old. but when i got them home there leg band say 1998 that makes them 13 years …

American Budgie Belly 
I have an american budgie, and his chest is protruding is this unusual? do i need to seek help?

My cockatiel can't make noise !! 
I woke up and found that my 1 year old male cockatiel can't make sounds .He is trying and is getting little intermittent sounds . He is eating ,drinking …

Abnormal Feather loss and growths On my Budgie 
My Budgerigar is around 6 years old. In the past six months his feathers have been doing very strange things. At first he started getting bald patches …

Parrot Wheelchair 
I have handicapped conure that i would like to have a wheel chair for . Do they make them or do i need to design one. His name is Max his leggs do not …

Sick Budgie 
My budgie is pooping with a white-ish tint. Not in the middle, for that is "pee" but the part thats supposed to be green-ish. He's been sleeping more often …

Dropping problem? 
I just brought home a parakeet and sometimes her dropping will stick to the feathers around her anus. Should I try to wash them off for her, or is something …

My Bird (Chicken) wont open one of her eyes! 
Hi, I know my chicken is not a parrot, but I thought maybe parrots have this problem as well. There is something wrong with my chicken and I have been …

Baby not growing feathers on head 
Hello, I just purchased a couple of cockatiel birds in December 2010. The female laid a clutch of 8 eggs and only 1 survived of the eggs that were fertile. …

Bird Died, worries about partner 
I have a cockatiel that just passed away, and I was worried about his partner. Would it be best to give his living partner more human attention than he …

unsteady sleepy buff orpington 
She has been weak and unsteady on her feet for about 2 days now. She's very sleepy. we have isolated her. Not drinking much, not eating unless I soak …

avairy bird with red around eye 
ive got a white female budgie and she has got red round one of her eyes she is in the avairy with 4 cockateails and 3 other budiges and 3 quails they …

Budgie not folding back its wings completly 
when ever my budgie is resting ive seen that both f his wings are resting lower and are not folded agaisnt each other?? are his wings injured?

cockateil is limping 
my cockateil is limping should i be concern

lori has orangey red pooh. 
my lori has orangey red stools. is this her diet or is she sick? her behaviour is normal.

Help this is a emergancy!!!!! 
My bird has funny looking red lumbs above his eyes and he has had them for about 3 weeks and one has popped and covered his eye and we are not sure wat …

canaries eye gone white 
my canaries eye has gone white. its just like there is a white cover on his eye. what should i do? HELP

Worm like thing above cere 
My budgie had a little lump above her cere it was noticeable because of feathers missing. I put llium drops on here cere because it grew big again and …

Parrot pregnant too long 
My 36-yr. old umbrella cockatoo appears to be carrying an egg, but she had had it for 4 months now. In the past, she has laid 1 or 2 unfertilized eggs …

i have and amazon bird that makes weird sounds like in pain  
i dont know if this is and emergency he started this today making this weird souds he scronch down and i'm really worry is sunday night i dont know where …

Small abrasion on my sun conures stomach 
I noticed this evening a small spot on my sun's stomach where her feathers were darkened with blood. After examining her, I found a small abrasion, like …

Solomon Electus doing leg biting 
Hi I have a 5 year old female solomon Electus that rejected her 8 year old male companion and a month later she has started biting her legs is this a deficiency …

help - bird twitching 
bird is twitching its neck to the left and 1 eyes is alot bigger than the other

feeding my bird 
I just bought a four month old cockatiel yesterday, but I forgot to ask the person who sold me the bird at the pet shop wehat the bird eats. What should …

Swollen leg. 
My bird has a band on it's leg and it is to tight. His leg has swollen around it and it is now 1/4-1/2 in. embedded into it's leg.

Cockatiel with swollen, blind eye -- with blood? 
A few weeks ago I noticed that my 14 yr. old cockatiel Gally had a swollen eye. She held it shut most of the time, and when she opened it, it looked glassy, …

If my budgies eye is bleeding does that mean its blind? 
My budgie "Lucario" AKA "Feetees"was flying then saw my other bird 'Genie" and quickly moved then looked back and banged into a misquote net and he fell …

parakeet gender 
im noticing blue rings around my FEMALE prakaeets nostrils shes about 5-6 mounths old but does this mean she really is a male if she has blue rings around …

White crust on feet 
my budgie has this white crust on both of his feeet and i am not sure what it is

medical - stroke? 
can a orange winged amazon have a stroke or sezier? I looks like there is something wrong with my parrots right claw, Like she can't put in down or control …

indian ring necked is not growing feathers 
My indian ring necked is not growing feathers after his first moulting. My parrot is around one and a half year old. his feeding habits are absolutely …

Canary: Strangely Grown Claw 
My canary has been standing on his one leg since 2 days now. I thought he hurt himself, but when i saw his claw closely and compared it to the other one, …

Itching vs plucking 
How could you tell the difference when your bird is itching itself opposed to plucking?

my budgie has a buldge on the side of face 
my budgie has a large bulge on the side of his face..it is getting bigger..what could it be?

Indian ringneck okay fruits 
I have a indian ringneck abd rainbow lorrikets Can they eat strawberries and kiwi fruit. Also hav a love bird and pink and grey glaha and want to know …

Swollen belly on my 19 year old sun consure 
My bird stomach is distended, she/he is eating but does not seem to poop as much as usual. I am worried. I need a vet that knows about birds. I live …

Lump on my bird. What should I do now? 
Hi! I have a 11 year old male cockatiel. He developed a large lump on the side of his neck. But otherwise was fine. I took him to the avian vet (about …

Conure tail feathers fell out 
Hi there, I bought my Green cheek conure in March 2011. He did not have a tail due to a fight with another parrot who pulled them out. He is now about …

My cockatiel laid 3 eggs 3 weeks ago. 
This morning I found all 3 sticking to her belly. What is this and what can I do?

moving there tail 
my female parakeet moving his tall up and down its a sign of illness

why my budgie sleep  
hy my name is qaim i have a pair of budgie they are in breeding condition but the male is always sleeping and looking bore they some time kiss with female …

Weird Macaw Behavior  
I have a 9-year old Miligold Macaw. There are times when he looks like if he were in a trance. His eyes dilate, he twitches, sometimes he repeatedly nods …

sleepy cockatiel? 
My 4-year old male cockatiel, Donny, used to be quite lively and spirited. He would sing, chirp, talk to feet (idk why, but it was cute) and just be an …

Dark Colouring around my African Grey Parrot's Eyes 
Hello, My African Grey parrot recently flew away and was lost in the local woods for 2-3 days. When he was found he started developing dark circles around …

Budgies quiet and scattering seed 
my budgies have become a little subdued in their singing,singing very quietly and they have started to scatter their seed over the floor of the cage.they …

overgrown dove's beak 
My dove's beak is curving downward with a significant arc. I haven't been working for the last year and can't afford vet bills. Can she starve to death …

Loss of grip in foot 
I have an Eclectus female who recently reached breeding age. She is paired with a male and has laid 2 infertile eggs over that past few months. I noticed …

Plucking 
I was given 2 cockatiels that are believed to be 3 yrs old or so. They were stressed when they were brought to me due to their previous owner dying and …

mites 
we have a black capped conure and wondering if it has mites. We noticed some white stuff under its wings...any ideas?

lazy budgie  
my male budgie is always looking sleepy and bore i also go to vet but he said their is nothing wrong and the other question is they are in breeding condition …

duck itchy 
My mallard duck keeps quacking, what I perceive to be, painfully, while turning around in circles trying to bite an itch on her tail feathers?

My bird walks in circles 
When my lorikeet walks in circles it's in the cage and sometimes when he's out what does it mean? Is he bored? Also he is around 4 months and he is …

Nostril Growth on 21 year old cockatiel fell off tonight. 
My cockatiel is about 21 years old, and over time has developed a growth on his left nostril. In the past month, it has grown a bit, but the bird has not …

Bald cockatiel 
I purchased a cockatiel 2 mos ago, a young male. He lacked a lot of his feathers on the top and sides of his head and is still bald, to date. Otherwise, …

Cockatiel dried blood around nose 
I was looking at my pet cockatiel when I saw what looked like dried blood around her nose. I was curious as to what this was because I have never seen …

Mass at the side of the nose of the bird 
I have noticed a mass at the side of the nose of my bird cocato is that a disease Thank you

Budgie's eyes closed and is limping a little... 
I'm not sure what to do. I have a budgie that flew onto the top of my car hood a couple of years back and decided to keep her. She seemed to be a little …

Budgie died 
Parakeet opening and closing mouth, stretching neck and itching on perch frequently. My budgies friend died on august 5th, Just wondering if this has …

my birds eating himself 
hi, my bird keeps eating himself, like between his neck and his wing.. he like picks at it, we took him to a vet, but he didnt really help at all, just …

feather plucking 
i have a quaker and he is an adult. he has never plucked his feathers before until today. i hear him banging his beak against his cage and i go to see …

my parakeet seems sick 
my bird has been puffy a lot more than usual.her nose seems to be getting dryer and it is turning a brownish color.she drifts off to sleep randomly in …

The superman look 
My conure keeps putting his wing out and stretching his leg with it, looking almost like he's doing a "superman" look. Its not hurt, that I know of, but …

6 year old Sun Conure started laying eggs 
Hi, my Sun Conure layed an egg last Sunday and then again Saturday night. She is 6 years old (we just found out our bird is a she). I have searched the …

baby bird panting? 
My baby bird is panting. He's not hot, just warm to the touch, and he has hopped around before but never enough to get him panting. he's been like this …

baby pigeon breathing problem, yellowish deposit 
a pigeon egg hatched on my apartment window, the second egg didnt hatch. the baby pigeon is one month old now, it has scissor beak... i provide it with …

Growth on the bottom of IRN's tongue 
I have a 5 month old male indian ringneck parakeet. It has a small growth on the bottom of it's tongue. He has been in to see his avian vet recently …

sun conure death while grooming 
While taking my 11 year old sun conure to be groomed, before clipping the wings and while filing the beak, he just died. I have been taking my bird to …

Female parrotlet chews her tongue 
My female parrotlet has started sometimes poking her tongue out the side of her beak and chewing it, this began about a week ago. It is not bleeding or …

reddiah blub like substance coming out of butt 
I have a 6 yr. old parrotlet. She is on her way to the avian vet as we speak. In the meantime I wanted to find out if anyone could help me with the problem …

my parakeets is bleeding from its tail 
my budgie snowball has no tail feathers but yesterday he started bleeding is that bad i rubbed flour on it but i was just wondering

Scraped foot 
How can I treat my sun conures injured foot?

parakeet not doing anything 
i got my budgie 4 days ago and it was doing fine but this morning i noticed it was just sitting on its perch and closing its eyes. I dont know if its sick …

Parakeet not eating fruits/veggies 
Hi I just got my parakeet 4 days ago and i tried feeding it fruits or veggies but it wont eat anything but its seed mix. please help i am worried it will …

are carrots good for lovebirds 
what kind of fruits can I feed my lovebirds, lettuce, carrots strawberry are they ok

Canary bald spot 
Hi, I'm minding 2 canaries for a friend (1 male-yellow, 1 female-green). They seem to be comfortable in my home now but recently I noticed that the …

Parrotlet scratches eye till it bleeds 
I have an old parrotlet that I took in from my aunt since she couldn't take care of him anymore. The bird is pretty aggressive and doesn't get along with …

small lump on belly of a caique 
I noticed a small lump on my female caique's belly the other day. It's the same color as her skin. She is 4 years old.

rosebreasted cockatoo sneezing /stock dove  
I have a rose-breasted cockatoo. She is 8 years old. Occasionally she has a sneezing fit like a person would. Is this normal? would it be dust or a cold? …

Green cheeked conure slow to recover 
Hi, my son has a green cheeked conure, Popeye, who began having siezures. We took him to our usual vet who seemed to think he had a calcium deficiancy …

what or puss filled pocket on the neck line (yellow collar macaw 
my yellow collar mcaw is 12 yo and a picker we got him frm a prevous owner who said he never got out of the cage and later found out thats y he picks …

Sick canary. 
My canary is 7 years old and sleeps excessively, puffs up, and sits at the bottom of the cage. He breaths heavily and raspy now when he sleeps. What does …

Conures wings grow back? 
We clipped our yellow sided green cheeked conures wings 3-4 months ago and then decided we don't want to clip anymore. But since then they have not grown …

Female cockatiel with scabs and crusty eye 
I have just got a pair of cockatiels who are about 10 years old. The girl has scabs on her head and a crusty (but not red or swollen) eye and she sits …

Parrot Diet 
I currently am feeding my 13 year old Grey Harrison's HP course pellets. Since it is so expensive, I have a measuring system when I dispense her food. …

Milky white susbance from beak 
My 10 year old African Grey parrot began to have a milky white drip from his beak this morning...he wouldn't talk or move around...but after about an hour …

a ball like bump on my bird 
my cockateal that was just given to me has a bump or well its ball shaped right where the wing joins the body and its getting bigger, now is this a tumar …

my pet is sick..........! 
i have a 2 months old baby Alexander parrot when i brought him he is only 2 weeks old after some bays i brought him he is having loose stool and vomiting …

white tip on beak 
what does it mean when my caique has an extremely white tip on her beak?

Parafin Wax and Soy Wax 
Are the fumes from parafin and soy candles harmful to a Conure?

Hole in my Canary's beak and he looks like he's itching a lot 
My 2 year old canary suddenly looks like he's got a hole at the top left of his beak and it looks quite red. He seems to be itching a lot and often sounds …

broken toe from dog attack 
I have a yellow indian red necked parrot that is about 7 years old. My friend came over with a small dog and we comnpletely forgot about my bird and he …

My Cockatiels eyes are going beneath his lower eyelid 
A few months ago my cockatiel developed a lump over is right eye. took him to the vets and they ended up cutting above the eye. He is eating and drinking …

budgie with bulge 
hi there, i have noticed my budgie has a bulge in his stomach, i am not sure if it is just fat or what, any thoughts on this, what it might be? He is eating …

Lovebird is cocking his head 
I have a lovebird (Agapornis Roseicollis) that has just lately been turning his head sideways an unusual amount of the time. He is around twelve years …

Alexandrian Parrot plucking 
I have an Alexandrian parrot. We were away on vacation for 1 week and had him stay with a friend. This week we are noticing a behavior where he appears …

impacted tail feather 
Thank you so much for your answer to my previous question about mesquite pods. Since there is no avian vet in my state or anywhere within many, many hundreds …

canary with swollen butt 
i have had this canary for 9 months, i did bring it to the vet he took an x-ray and put it on the internet to see if any of the other drs knew what it …

live food for parrots? 
Are crickets and meal worms or any other live food a good thing for parrots?

lovebird regurgetates food 
My lovebird is regurgetating its food and building a structure with it. Why?

Safe Products 
Are scented reed diffusers safe for birds?

mesquite pods 
Hello, I have a molluccan cockatoo and an african grey. I also have a large mesquite tree......occasionally a pod from the tree fals into a cage and my …

My lovebird past away yesterday 7/17/11 
My lovebird died yesterday. Before she died she was panting really hard and her eyes closing. I have a bird cage that stays outside. It's has a roof and …

No feathers on wing 
HELP! My male canary's wing has no feathers, and is bleeding. He had a lump on the tip of his wing before, and my dad cut it out and it was almost like …

my canary is losing feathers around the neck 
my canary has been scratching his neck and has now lost feathers from around his neck.They are not growing back. damaged feather follicles maybe? Now …

New bird 
I got a new parakeet a 2 days ago he's always sleeping in his cage he didn't eat he stays in one spot but when I get him out he's just normal he eats when …

Why did my Conure die...? D: 
Hi. A few days ago, my beloved Conure died suddenly. The day before he died he was PERFECTLY fine; acting just like himself. But, the next morning he …

sneezing parrot 
my quaker parrot has been sneezing and has not spoken for a few weeks.

Rusty brown droppings and occasional sneezing and shivering 
My three month old green cheek conure has the symptoms described above. It doesn't seem urgent. There have been no changes in diet or behavior.

bad leg on finch 
my zebra finch has what looks like dried boold on his leg he can not use it and holds it up all the time do you think that this is an infection and what …

Parakeet baldness 
I have 2 keets that are completely bald except the tips of wings tail and a tiny patch lining the nare. Otherwise they seem healthy they r about 6 wkd …

rainbow lorikeet 
my rainbow lorikeet has laid two eggs and when they hatch i have no idea what to feed them or how to look after them help!!

bones sticking out? 
My cockatiel has a bownish gray stick like thing coming out of his chest/stomach. what is that and should i be worried?

some sort of head injury? 
So I have an older female cockatiel and the past year or so my family and I have noticed that she'll randomly fly into walls or fall off her perch. But …

Bleeding, bald spot 
My moms love bird is missing some feathers about a 1/4 inch back and slightly down from right eye. There appears to be some blood spots there as well. …

Cut eyelid on bird? 
My amazon has a cut on her bottom eyelid, and a small whole on her upper eye lid. Is there any way I can treat it? Or should I just take her to a vet?

How to know if my cockatiel is pregnant? 
My birds were mating the other day, i thought they were too old to mate. We dont know how old they are, but I noticed my female cockatiel has gotten a …

Parrot advice 
One of our parrots is sitting on the bottom of her cage, with slight heavy breathing. She seems to be eating, although not as much as usual. She is very …

Budgie with a big moving lump! 
I have a Budgie with a big lump near its bum. I took it to the vet a month ago and the vet had never seen it before, she took an xray and nothing showed …

weird noise 
my cockateil makes a weird noise and he isnt a bird from a pet store i found him when he flew into my backyard.th noise is really hard to explane its quiet. …

picking at underwing feathers 
my 11 yr old blue fronted amazon has recently started picking her right wing underside. when a youngster she fell from her playpen down into the legs …

bulbul bird losing feathers 
I have a bulbul bird which keeps losing its wing and tail feathers then growing them back. It happens so frequently the bird can no longer fly. I feed …

Budgie swollen joins & white "pimples" on both feet 
Two weeks ago we noticed that our budgie was unable to grip with her feet and that her feet were rigid. We then noticed that the joints had swollen and …

My bird has a blister thing  
Hi my bird is a male galah he lost a big feather from his wing I was not worried but a few weeks later he got a blister thing where the feather was and …

sudden screamings  
my green naped lorikeet was in the middle of his sleep but he just screamed out of no where . this happened a few times today . it has never happened before …

Mother has feathers worn off around eyes, inflamation 
I have a hen with two 3-week-old chicks. Her face around the eyes is devoid of feathers, from the diligent feeding by her mate and abrasion from his beak. …

bird safe paint 
Are there any bird safe paints for touchups on cages?

bloody fatty spot on budgie 
I find bloody spot on budgie stomach and after examination i saw fatty deposit on her stomach and a bloody spot on it! bleeding stopped and started again …

Right wing held out 
My bird keeps holding his wing out, whats wrong? He likes to flap around and is easily excited could he have hurt something?

I think my cockatiel has conjunctivitis, please help me.  
Hi, I have a Lutino cockatiel who is around 2years old (I think) & she has a problem with her eyes. it started a while ago now, they started to look quite …

The ends of my Green cheek's feathers are turning black 
The ends of my Green cheek's feathers are turning black...almost like ashes. Its almost like they are dying or rotting or were burned. I noticed it a …

Lack of breast feathers on two of three 4 1/2 week old Canaries 
I have two young Canaries which appear to have abnormal breast feather patterns (or lack thereof). One, which is the runt, is almost completely bare on …

About Nestbox moving 
My lovebird laid 6 eggs,now it started incubation,can we change the nestbox into an another cage.......? If we change what will happen.......?

What should a baby rainbow lorikeet poo look like 
It is 12 weeks old and I have had it for two days. The poo is watery as it should be but always has flecks of dark green in it which looks kind of like …

foot curled under 
My older canary has a foot that has turned under otherwise he seems fine, eats, chirps etc. The expense of taking him to the vet worries me since we just …

swellimg in crop and diaraiera 
love bird has been eating papers in bottom of cage and now has diaraiera and a swollen crop, what to do?

Green Cheek Conure flight question 
I have a three month old green cheek conure. Up until yesterday she flew around the apartment just fine. Today she seems to be having trouble flying upward. …

Rainbow lorikeet Food 
Hi, I just brought home a 9 week old rainbow lorikeet and I just wanted to know what to feed him. I know about the wet/dry mix but I was just wondering …

bird redes-brownes beak 
what do you do if your bird has a redes-brownes beak

5 year old African Grey first molt?? 
I have a five year old african grey and he hasnt been eating as much lately for the past three days and today I petted his back and a good 5 to 8 feathers …

Totally Organics vs Harrison's pellets 
I have had my conures on TO but am trying Harrison’s. Since Harrison’s cost more, I assumed that it was a better product. Based on the packaging, it …

Parrotlet belly swollen 
I have a blue female parrotlet and for the past 2 months her stomach has been swollen. She continues to eat and drink water and seems ok. I'm not sure …

Budgie constantly molting 
My budgie has been constantly molting for a few months now. She drops her feathers, starts growing them back, and then promptly starts dropping feathers …

egg laying 
why does my quaker bird keeps laying eggs she is 4 or 5 years old . i have gone online and done what the said to do, the lights the food, baths and move …

my macaw spits out food  
why does my blue and gold macaw spits out food on the inner side of his wing and then keeps chewing on it

my budgie lost its beak. 
hi. my yellow budgie had a fight my my white/albino budgie , and sadly , the yellow budgie lost its upper beak in the fight. after that. it did not eat …

Nostril growth 
My 13 year old cockatiels nostril looks like it is growing closed. One side is fine the other side is out farther than the other and appears it is closing, …

parrot laying eggs 
Hi i came home from work 2 days ago to find my eclectus had laid an egg! she has since laid another. i have been told to remove the eggs as this could …

Bird Nibbling her Tail feathers 
Hello, I got a Pineapple Green Cheak, And she is fine in temperment and eating well, Only problem is she tends to nibble on her tail feathers until only …

love bird been sick 
my love bird was sick and she keeps sleeping she seems to be coming around on her own and my mum says i cant take her to the vet cause its to expensive …

Weird signs of a luntino lovebird 
I have a 1 year old lutino lovebird that I got last Nov. When we first got her she learned to 'step up' and come to me very easily. Ever since I had to …

Barbados Cherry? 
I would like to know if the Barbados Cherry is safe to use in my outside aviary? The fruit, leaves and bark? I know that most cherries are toxic but …

Covered breathing hole 
My parakeet who is 10 years old and seems very healthy has one of his breathing holes covered by feathers and closed. seems it just closed up. He seems …

Juvenline Starling 
My friend found a juvenile starling near the road last night. She doesn't appear to have anything wrong with her wings, however she can't seem to stand …

chicken 
my chicken has what looks like a tumor on the side of her beak extending to the inside of her beak at first i though she had food stuck in there it is …

my canary is loosing feathers 
hi, dear madam/sir i hope you can answer my question, i have a canary( female) and a male, for more than one year, about a year ago, the female started …

Sudden death of my cockatiel 
I've had a wonderful female cockatiel since 1996. About 2 years ago, she started getting crusty stuff around one of her eyes, and we took her to an avian …

My budgie sounds different when he flies 
My budgie is still young around 1 year old. He seemed fine when I let him out to fly this morning. But when I came home from work and let him out I noticed …

wood in lovebirds wings 
My Lovebird, Claudia takes pieces of multi-colored wood from her wooden toys, and puts them in her feathers. She somehow cuts them so they re short and …

cocateil nasal passage black 
My cockatiel has one white clear nostril and one nostril that looks black.Is he sick?

bird puffing up 
i have a california quail that ive been raising for 3 years and it was very healthy but lately its been quiet at the corner of the cage it eats a little …

grunting bird 
grunting parrot at times pushing his bottom forward with these weird sounds like it is painful??

suddenly agressive 
My 15 years old cockatiel is in heat about to weeks. He became very agressive and wants to be on my hair all the time. Help, what should I do with him. …

switching to pellets 
i just bought a Budgie (aka Parakeet) yesterday ans the pet store was feeding him seeds. I would like to switch him to pellets, when should I do this? …

what about the skin under the beak? 
the skin under the beak that connects the beak, is it very shallow? what are the chances of infection if cut? is it an emergency if it is cut? my birds …

11 yr old Parakeet excreted tissue before dying 
My mother had a blue cheeked parakeet for 11 years. It recently died, and she told me it had passed a fleshlike tissue of sorts before it died. We know …

African Grey is not eating and is spitting out clear liquid 
My African Greys is 3 years old and is not eating and is spitting out a clear liquid, and is only closing her eyes. Nothing has changed in her diet, so …

love bird sinus infection 
my love bird has swelling on nose and an eye infection plzz let me no any remedy to cure it or an vet nearby

salt n poisons 
i was just on this page i was concern about the table scraps n salt ive been feeding my nanday. I just got my bird a nanday. I wasnt aware of salt being …

Need help with proper dose of baytril  
I had to order baytril on line as I do not have an avian vet in my area or one who sees birds. I've been around birds long enough to know My English Budgie …

Lovebird head twitching  
I have a female fishers love bird of unknown age and today she has started to twitch and shake here head from side to side every time she moves. She doesn't …

skin hanging from his eye 
He was attacked in his cage by a cat we think. Since then he has a piece of skin hanging over his eye.

Conure screams for attention all the time 
Hello. My 13 year old conure always screams for attention when left alone. I know this can be a normal thing a bird does to call to the flock, but it …

fatty liver disease long beak 
I just got a 17 year old green quaker that has always been fed regular parrot mix (seeds, fruit, peppers). He has a really long beak, but his claws are …

Lovebird with swollen right eye 
Hi, My female lovebird is 5 years old and I noticed today that the white flesh around her right eye is a yellowy colour and is swollen up a bit. She does …

Uneven hard lump on keel of eclectus 
I have an eclectus with an unknown history. She has been to the vet twice because I would like to know why she plucks. She is on a fantastic diet and …

my female zebra finches likes hangng with parakeets normal?  
my female zebra finches likes hangng with my lillte sister parakeets, she got to the piont the they live together in one cage because she cant live with …

Swollen Claw 
My sun carrier got tangled up in his bed and his claw was bent back and we untangled the claw now he isn't using it and its very swollen all the way up …

looks like a seed on side of beak 
my budgie has something that looks like a seed on the right side of his beak. i have tried to remove it but he squawks when i tried. it just seemed to …

Male Sun Conure looking for mate? 
My twelve year old daughter and I recently acquired a 3 yr old male Conure previously owned by a male. This bird likes to dance in the bottom of his cage, …

Sick Bird? 
I have a bird named Kyo who I bought a few days ago. He is well behaved and loves to sit on top of my head. I just noticed that he is missing feathers …

green cheek conure breeding behavior? 
I have had a green cheek since it was eleven weeks old. We have always handled her take her everywhere with us. All of the sudden it is starting to bite. …

conure breathing 
green cheek conours breathin isfast and shalow seams to be snezin

Sun Conure laid egg 
I have a Sun Conure who I was told 17 years ago that it was a male. I recently gave the bird supplements with the regular feed of seeds,The supplements …

Cockatiel has allergies? 
My hand fed cockatiel is 6 weeks and slightly weaning. He has started spitting this morning, more like a cough. This is not only when he is eating but …

Jenday conure died suddenly... 
I had a Jenday conure who had got lost a couple day ago. We got him back within a few hours. The next day he was fine until that night. All of a sudden …

head drooping 
I am watching a Conure that belongs someone who is away on vacation. Before the owner left he told me that he is looking for a home for this bird and …

Parakeet has a swollen abdomen and no feathers in that area.  
I noticed tonight that my parakeet has a swollen abdomen - not chest, but lower forward from her "rectum" and there are no feathers in that area. It feels …

Quaker parrot stay with relative? 
i am planning on going on vacation for at least four days and me and my quaker parrot are very close and she's always out of his cage. will my quaker die …

quaker parrot's keel bone 
Hello i have a 8 month to a 1 year old quaker parrot that i bought a few months ago.My question is are you suppose to be able to feel their keel bone?Why …

indian ring neck is 6 month old his lower peek 
my indian ring neck is 6 month old his lower peek is peeling a bit

Red swollen lump above my cockatiels eye  
My cockatiel has a red swollen lump above her eye which seems to be causing irritation

Cockatiel feathers turning white 
I have a grey male cockatiel about 4-5 yrs old. The grey feathers on his back and wings are turning white. What causes this and what do I need to do? …

My parrotlet is favoring one foot. 
My parrotlet is favoring one foot and has for a while is this something I should worry about? He is eatting and flying just fine.

love bird has swollen crop 
Why does my baby love birds have swollen crops?They are about 5 weeks old and they look very sick

Cockatiel huge bulge under base of tail 
One of my cockatiels has a huge bulge under the base of his tail. This budge has been there for months and does not affect his eating. He is such a …

lovebird has a swollen leg 
is there anything to put on a love bird that that has a swollen leg?

moluccan cockatoo has bleeding sore, from biting 
He has a big bloody spot on his chest and he is still picking. I tried bactine anti itch, but it did nothing. What else can I do I can't afford a vet

finch picking feathers from vent 
My zebra finch keeps taking feathers out of her butt what do I do?

Black bump on parrot's foot 
We just noticed she has nice size bump on her toe , it's black and hard . Hurt to touch seems like. Fever on the leg. I will go to the vet tommorrow , …

parakeet care while you are away  
I have a male parakeet in cage and I need to be out of house for two weeks. What should I do. A bird can survive for two weeks if there are enough food …

Itchy butt bird 
Do you know anything about our avian friends having trouble with a distressing foliculitis type problem? My lovebird of 12 years began plucking out immature …

New Maroon bellied conure not playing 
hello please help me i recused him 2wks ago the person who we got him off was feeding him budgie food he had no toys, he is now fed parrot food and he …

cedar wood poisoning 
If my bird is suffering from cedar wood poisoning ,what can I give it,to control or eliminate the effects of the poisoning?

Parakeet feces 
My parakeets feces is powdery white. Is he sick, eventhough he acting normal. I did change there food recently. Editor's note: I had to retype your …

White Liquid dripping from beak 
My cockatiel recently passed away and when i looked at it i found that a white liquid was dripping from its beak i would like to know if this had anything …

crest broken 
My poor female cockatiel glided a short distance against a wall it scraped off her crest feathers she did not bleed or cry but it looks like a reverse …

missing feathers on my parrotlets head 
i just purchased a normal pacific and Spectacled Parrotlet.the boy (spectacled) has missing feathers atop his head. i believe this may have happened during …

Strange physical manifestation: Seizure?? 
I have a White-Bellied Caique who has recently been exhibiting some strange behavior. I have noticed this occur 7 or 8 times over the past couple of weeks …

4 week old Green wing macaw 
I have a beautiful 4 week old green Wing Macaw when he hatch his mom nipped half of his back toe off will this lower the price if i ever sale him ??

African Gray pulling feathers 
After having my African Gray for 20 years now (since a baby)she has just started to pull her feathers out and attacks me more often than normal. Nothing …

Wild baby mocking bird 
I found a wild baby mocking bird. I looked up what I should do. I put her in a nest I had found & put it in the tree where she was found under. I watched …

Jardines Parrot raw anus 
I recently rescued a Jardines Parrot and she has been losing feathers around her anus. Her anus appears to be raw and theres some scabbing. She has been …

Paranoid about my birds' pellets. 
I live in a country that doesn't have a lot of animal care, so good birdie food is hard to come by sometimes. people mostly think that parrots eat seeds …

yellowish feet in a alexandrine ringneck 
we rescued a alexandrine ringneck. it came to my attention that the coloration of the feet are yellowish (similar to the coloration of chicken feet). however, …

sparrow eye please help 
i found a sparrow on the street and it couldnt fly and it was very cooled so i took it in and saw that his eye was bad on the eye lid it was red and rough …

Cockatiel hearing and sight 
Hi, how good is a cockatiel's hearing? Also, how good can it see in the dark?

African Grey scatching question 
Hi I have a 10 year old African grey (with the maroon tail) she seems to be scratching herselft alot lately and when we assist in the scratching there …

lovebird has dried poop 
My lovebirds bottom is swollen and seems to have dried poop on it. This is from what i can see

Biting metatarsal pads 
My Rosella is biting her metatarsal pads. First one, now the other. No obvious drainage other than bloodied. Pads are darkened with swollen outer edges. …

bird is hoarse 
my 5 year old sun conure is being real quite and squeaky today and it looks like his nasal passage are reddish... other then that he seems fine, he has …

african gray eating its feet 
im looking after a african grey and its owners told me it eats it own feet what can we do

my 9 year old african grey is going bald 
hi, my 9 year old african grey has lost all his feathers on his legs, from his neck starting right from under the bottom of his beak down to chest, belly …

Swelling on 1 side of birds face 
I have a crested pigeon I found and have been hand raising as no wild life carers would take him and he is probably close to a few months old now. I have …

paralyzed, lame on cage floor love bird  
hello - our female love bird is sitting on the cage floor cause her feet don't work and she can't hold onto the branch. she is panting.

Sun Conure diet 
My 7 year old Sun Conure will eat "Zoopreem Fruit Flavor", by hand, but will not eat it from bowl. He forages through his bowl and eat everything BUT …

Cockatiel died .. a couple of questions 
My cockatiel died on May 15th. He was with us for 15 years. He has never been to the vet but he was very well socialized and has been around a lot of different …

plucking feathers  
Hi I have got a 15 year old african grey parrot who has picked up the habit of plucking his chest and leg feathers and I am afraid for him. He is in great …

Baby sparrow red swollen foot and yellow scabs under wings 
Hi I rescued a baby sparrow of a week old and he was doing fine up until a few days ago he is now 5 weeks old and eats really well. He was starting to …

Lovebird living outside 
Can my pair of lovebirds live in an outdoor aviary year round if they are slowly acclimated over the summer/fall? I live near Roseburg Oregon. The aviary …

lovebirds look ill at store 
i went to a pet store to buy a couple of lovebirds but they look ill koz they are standing and they are lcosing their eyes most of the time even while …

toes rotting off 
Hi we have raised several lovebird chicks, one has been treated with antibiotics from the breeder as it began to have its toes go black the die then drop …

My pigeons canker has gone but now he has a hole in the roof of his mouth 
Hello, how are you going? :-) My pigeon had canker so I took him to the avian vet as I found it hard to give him his medications as he kept running away. …

Parakeets bands and diet 
we have 2 baby parakeets that have bands on there legs, do they need to be removed and what type of nutritional diet do they need?? Thank you Yvette …

white liquid coming out my lovebird mouth. 
my love bird is still a baby that has learned to fly and eat pellets but just yesterday for the first time white liquid came out its beak like it was sneezing. …

is my african grey ill? 
my african grey has gone quiet for the past two days not himself usually very noisy and talking alot when he comes out just wants to stay on my shoulder …

Gouldain Finch - sick 
I have a goldian finch that seems to always need extra care. He is a blue gouldian and the major issues I see is that He seems to bob or rock every now …

my macaw - apple cider vinegar? 
Is it ok to give my macaw apple cider vinegar for his sneezing he does it alot and if so how much do i give him

Cockatiel Droppings 
Hi - I adopted two male cockatiels from a lady who didnt want them anymore about 4 months ago. They have been on a seed only diet. I am trying to introduce …

Cockatoo has musty smell 
Hello, My 13 year old female cockatoo has developed a musty smell that I notice sometimes more than others. She has been a feather picker in the past …

yellow nape injured 
my yellow nape has 1 cloudy eye and it looks like he broke the corner of his bottom beack and i can also hear him breathe is that normal?

confused - mites and gender? 
my bird is a budgie what are the signs of a mite?? also how do you know if female or male?

small raw wound on his wing elbow of a cockatiel 
chewy the cockatiel has a small raw wound on his wing elbow he fell out of the nest as a chick he is around 6 months old, boath his wing elbows are bald …

Jenday conure with bump before her eye. 
About a week after I bought my conure from the pet store she developed pink eye. I took her to the vet and got medication and it went away. Now she has …

Cockatiel beak rapidly growing 
We have 4 Cockatiel 3 females and 1 male we have had them all for about 3 to 7 years my one females beak wont stop growing in the past couple of months …

Chest Lump looks like a sac filled with seeds 
My cockatiel, Mochi, has missing feathers on his chest. Today I noticed that where he has missing feathers there's a lump. This lump is translucent and …

Budgie's right leg dragging 
My budgie, Charlie, seemed to be having balancing problems. Took him to a vet to get his nails clipped to see if that would rectify the problem. Now …

claw wont close and limping 
Someone sat on my conure. He's ok..eats normal..bathrooms regular.. but walks with a limp like his claw n arm are numb. He doesn't move or close his claw …

Senegal Parrot jerks head alot 
Good afternoon. My senegal parrot Rocco has recently picked up a habit of jerking his head from one side and sometimes looks back and jerks. Also i will …

Bump over nose 
Hi there i have a quick question/concern? Our 3 month old African Grey has a his minor bump/lump by her right here over her nose. We would like to know …

Birds and art paint 
I paint as a hobby using oil paints, but non-toxic brush cleaners. My art room is upstairs. I have even considered getting water miable oils. Could …

Rosella is losing his breast feathers 
My male rosella has been losing his breast feathers. They seem to be going white first then falling out. Other than that, he seems perfectly happy and …

cockatiel-mass or blood blister on side of face by beak 
My cockatiel has developed a mass or tumor that looks like a blood blister on the face where the beak opens. She seems fine other wise.

parakeet has lost all feathers around her butt area 
I have had my female parakeet for about 5 years. REcently I have noticed that she is puffed up all the time and she has lost all the feathers around her …

Sudden Sun Conure Death 
Hi, Im just wondering if you can shed some light on the tragic loss of our bird. One minute he seemed to be fine, then shortly after he was bobbing his …

Adult Budgeriar attacking babies 
I have a 6ft x 2ft x 3ft cage with about 40 budgeriars. They have 10 aviaries 3 of which not occupied. Whenever a Budgieriar jumps out of his aviary a …

nesting? throwing up 
my 15 yr old green cheeked conure recently started throwing most of his food out right after i fill up his feed bowl. he then climbs into the feed bowl …

Runny nose 
Hi i have a cockatiel and he has a runny nose and keeps on sniffling......this has only started this morning..... what do i do?

Galah gettgin Red eyes 
Our galah is developing red spots in the grey around its eyes. We have photo's from a few years ago that do not show red spots. Please suggest if this …

Will spinach cut my Cockateil 's throat open? 
I have two Cockateils. I feed them spinach but my cousin tells me that it will cut their throats open! The one we think is boy is grey and has a yellow …

My canary has splotchy red patches on both legs.  
It originally started as very dry and scaly feet. I took him to the vet, and was told to purchase sunshine factor dietary supplement, to use for 30 days. …

alexnadriene gender 
how do i tell if my alexnadriene is a girl or boy ?

White sore foot 
My parrot strained himself while pulling himself up. For about 2 weeks he has favored his foot. Now I notice his foot is turning white.

Recurrent diarrhea/polyuria in cockatiel 
We have a 7 y.o. male cockatiel, with a history of liver damage. We have treated this with diet (pellets), milk thistle, and lactulose. He has had recurrent …

White Casings around birds feathers 
Good Afternoon, I have two baby budgies named Jelly and Bean,about 9 months old and both of them (one is not as bad as the other by any means), have white …

Budgie making "spitting" noises 
Hi there, My green and yellow budgie has started making (what sounds like) spitting noises. He makes like 6 ot 7 of these noises in a row and then will …

feather plucking habbit 
my alexandrine parrot pair is plucking its feathers for the past many years. the vet has not been successful in eliminating this problem. they are not …

Budgie with tongue deformity? 
My new budgie's tongue is not straight but seems to have tongue growths (like 3 circular tongues stuck together). What is this and how will this affect …

Yellow crust on African Grey skin 
Hi, I have a 5 year old african grey timneh. He is currently eating zupreme fruitblend pellets and taking additional clacium and vitamin supplements. …

area above nostral - what is it?? 
my parakeet in the nostral area just above it is redish brown and white. he is acting normal and is eating well, he doesn't drink alot of water but he …

cockatiel pink face color 
my female albino 1 1\2 year old cockatiel has a pink face nothing seems wrong with my pied male nothing strange in the cage or food!!??

a pigeon with broken beak 
It's about three days I'v found a pigeon that Its lower beak has broken and it can't close its beak. I got it to a vet and he told me that if I close its …

3 week old chicken has twisted leg. 
I know this isn't a parrot question, but their legs are somewhat structured the same way as a chicken. Her right joint above her hock is turned inward …

Malnutrition - Conure 
My green cheeked conure was acting so weak and sleepy so we took him to the vet today and found he has malnutrition. The veterinarian felt his breast bone …

Lovebird dragging leg 
My little lovebird is dragging her leg and she is also nesting. She is able to use her feet to climb and she open and closes her feet fine, but when he …

friendly little guy 
Hi i got a new parakeet just yesterday and he already wants to come out of the cage and play he already lets me pet him as well is it strange for a parakeet …

LoveBirds breathing  
how many breaths does the average love bird take in a minute? it is for college work please help

Cockateil lump 
What could a raised lump to the side of the beak and nostril be on my cockateil. It has only appeared in the last 24hrs.?

Not active dove 
Hi my pet white dove is not active for some reason.It always slumps down on her perch and its wings shivers and it starts cooing until I take her out …

laying of eggs 
i have a single love bird but dont know the sex,im gussing female as she is laying eggs unfertilised.is there any way to stop this and do i need to?any …

My pigeon missed a dose of canker medication- what do I do? 
Hello, how are you going? I live in Australia and I need help quickly becuase it is Easter long weekend and all the vets are closed for 4 days. A wild …

Weird bump/lump on the back of parakeet's head 
There's a weird bump/lump on the back of my poor parakeet's head. I don't know what it is and how it got there. I want to take him to a vet, but I doubt …

Something in eye 
I've recently, noticed, my cockatiel, to have something in her eye, my dad looked at it under a magnifying glass and looks like a bit wax, but we're not …

Disinfecting polyoma 
Back in feb i got a newly weened black cap conure from a breeder. approx a month later he got sick and I got to the vet with not enough time :'( He was …

lorikeet not breathing properly 
hi i have a 8 week old rainbow lorikeet who has suddenly changed in behaviour. lorikeet not breathing properly and very weak, we have been hand feeding …

Shedding budgie with strange growths on head 
My three year old male budgie has started losing all his feathers. His blue and green ones are almost half gone and he just has big patches of White under …

Inflamed area near anus; female cockatiel 
Lately I have grown concerned about an inflamed spot on my 10-year-old female cockatiel. This inflammation is directly to the left of her anus and appears …

My cockatiel wrist has scabs 
My cockatiel has scabs on his wrist from the breeder I saved him from I moved him into a huge cage so he don't bang them up he likes to fly and when he …

canary bird red spots 
My female canary has starting to have red spots around her eyes and a bit around the nose..could that be a problem? if yes, what should I do to help her. …

blue+gold macaw thowing his food out 
how can i stop my blue+gold macaw thowing his food out he is healthy. my macaw is eating very well but on times just wastes his food why

Bump on Cockatiel's Wing 
Hello, My cockatiel is roughly one year old and seems to be doing fine. Eating and sleeping well, and very talkative and playful. Only thing is, I noticed …

Clear liquid throw up 
Hello, my cockatiel has been very sad lately because his friend a small bugie died a week or two ago. Since then hes been staying in the living room a …

empty eggs 
hi, i have a pair of african grey parrots , unfortunately dont know age , i have seen them mating and the hen has laid 2 clutches of 3 eggs and sat for …

feeding worms and insects  
I have 2 green cheeked conure, and my fiance just recently moved in with me and he keeps trying to feed them an earth worm that he feeds his lizard. Is …

Viral infection in my african grey 
My grey suddenly stopped talking and whistling but was still dancing,eating and drinking as usual. We had rescued another grey and presumed poppy was just …

First time bird owner 
my cockatiel has a sore beside his beak should I be concerned? and what can i do to heel it? thank you from Spike and the adams family

very old parakeet 
Hello, My parakeet, Gigi is very old, her band says FL91. She has developed a very bad pecking/pruning disorder and her wee behind is very swollen and …

Seed in eyelid 
I got a young male parakeet recently and after a few days i noticed a lump that looked like a seed stuck in his eyelid. After a couple more days i found …

my bird seems to sleep a lot  
my love bird seems to sleep a lot from yesterday and stays puffed up at the bottom of the cage . . .it seems to be a young child and still doesn0know how …

love bird neck bent 
my love bird is about 12 years old. for two weeks he keeps his head bent. like he can't straighten it up.I took him to the vet he said there is no lumps …

Parakeet not using foot. 
Hi. My parakeet is not using her foot and she is holding it up with the toes straight out instead of curled up. There is a small scratch on the side of …

Budgie broken leg 
My pet budgies have been breeding and it was going really well. But recently the mother got really mad with the eldest of her chicks and threw him out …

Bird Grooming - bald spot 
I've had my budgie for about 1 year and recenly I put in a new one because she was getting lonley they really like each other but my oldest bird has started …

AG sore on face above beak 
My african grey has got a bald patch on his left cheek above his beak could it be where he scratches himself or could it be something else

cockatiel beak crusty 
I feed my cockatiel toast of a morning ever since i picked him up from the breeder because that is what I was told to do. Anyway I have started to notice …

Sticking tongue out and rubbing it 
My Quaker Parrot who is almost 2 (we have had her since 11 weeks) started sticking her tongue out to the side this morning over and over. She also is …

Alexandrine parrot losing feathers 
I have marking alexandrine parrot losing feather and white flakes are visible on the body surface .

sick aystralian electus 
i have a australian electus and he picks his feathers in the chest area but last night i notice he is swollen about a 1/4 inch below the throat area what …

Broken parakeet wing 
I don't know if my parakeet has a broken wing or not, but I guess it does. It keeps its right wing up, and I can't take it to a vet. It fell down last …

Lovebird Chick-- Lump on head 
Today I found a "surprise" masked/Fischer's lovebird chick. S/he is probably about 5 weeks old. What caught my attention is a swelling on the side of its …

raw spot under wing of out quaker parrot 
We just noticed a raw spot under our quaker parrot's wing. I put aloe on it but he keeps picking at it. As w/ quakers, he is always picking scabs off us. …

respitory - bird died 
my grey died last year, she was bout 12 y o. i came home from work at 10 pm and she seemed to be weezing but with no obvious discharge etc, i spent the …

Cockatiels dark tounge 
Why is my 2 month old cockatiel tounge a little dark on the end, almost black? I dont see it in any other 6 birds? Is this a sign something is wrong? This …

male bourkes' parrot lump 
I went to worm my male bourkes' parrot today when i noticed a large lump above his vent, it is quite large (about 4cm across), red and is soft. He is about …

Sun Conure Parrot some feather loss 
My Sun Conure is about 2 years old I bought it from a lady about a month and a half ago, Just in the past week and a half she has started loosing feathers …

excessive molting and bare spots 
we got a bluefront amazon bird about a year ago it is 5 yeras old now and is molting to the point where she has pulled all of her chest feathers out and …

naked lovebird jerking 
hello my lovebird is approx 10 yrs old his mate died 5 years ago and i threw the whole cage out and put him in a new one so he would forget...he did and …

Year old green cheek conure 
I have a sweet little one year old green cheek conure. She eats healthy and always seems to be in a happy and active mood. Recently I had noticed that …

Unexplained Illness in Lovebird 
I have a six month old lovebird. He became very puffy and almost comatose on Thursday night/Friday morning. He wouldn't eat or drink anything. I took him …

Possible Injured wing 
My parakeet is holding up one of his wings for the last few days, and he keeps holding it up higher at times, as if he was airing, it looks like he injured …

my rosey bourke has no tail  
My rosey bourke never grew a tail or wings and she has very few feathers. we have had her almost a year and got her as a baby. went back to the person …

What to expect in aging love birds? 
My 10 year old love bird seems to be becoming weaker is this normal because of the age?

lump on wing 
Hi, my cockatiel has a small (less than pea-size) hard lump on the middle of his wing. Usually it is covered up with feathers, but it is actually bald …

hand feeding problem 
i am hand feeding a harlequin macaw she is 6 weeks old and every time i feed her she throw her food up not all of it

flew today 
my four month old indian rinckneck flew today will he come back

To clip or not to clip bird's wings 
I am getting conflicting reports about Wing clipping, some in favour and some against I have been told not to clip his wings until he is 2 and possibly …

cockateil grain stuck in mouth 
cockateil seems to have a grain stuck in his mouth

indian ring neck parrot hunched over 
i was just wondering why my parrot is always hunched over. No matter if he is on top of the cage or on his perch insie the cage he is always hunched way …

Large lump on cockatoo 
I just noticed that my umbrella cockatoo doesn't sing or scream like usual. We just noticed that he has a huge bump on his chest. What might this be? …

my Conure has breathing problems 
Hello I am living in Athens (Greece) and i have a problem with my parrot,he is a 3-4 years old conure mitred,are 3months now since it started to make some …

Love bird with red skin around eyes 
My Lovebird has reddened skin around eyes and over the beak, what could be the possible cause?? It looks like the feathers have fall out around those areas …

Poop String on New Bird 
I brought home a new parakeet yesterday and he seems to have a little poop string attached to his vent. I tried to move him to see if it would fall off, …

need to know gender 
i have a cookatoo and it has green in the out side of the eye and black in the in side is it boy or gurl

swollen area under wing 
My cockatiel has developed a swollen area under her l wing. She does not appear sick. Still eating and drinking. She still enjoys our companionship …

Can a Cockatoo and an Amazon have chicks (Part - 2) 
I would like to thank Dr.B, Linda, and ?? for your comments on the subject. I understand that the two birds will not have chicks But some of the advice …

bare, crusty anal area, tired and listless budgie 
sad budgieI have a budgie who seems very tired and listless, and has a large bare area around his/her anus. could this be mites? and can it be transferred …

swollen nostril 
Hi, I have had an African Grey for approximately 6 years, however the last 6 months he has his nostril swollen. Unfortunately, in Greece I am not able …

sex of parrot  
when i stroke down the back of my red lored amazon it raises its tail in the air and a small vent opens up at the base does this mean it is a female bird …

worming conures? 
how often and if should i worm my conure? she is nearly 3.

Nose problem ! need help ! 
My COG has a swelling in her nose and she scraches it occasionally.it has been ther for a long time now,over a year perhaps.I though it would it heal itself …

Can a Cockatoo and an Amazon have chicks 
Just found this blog today and I think it's a great site with a lot of information but I have a few questions I couldn't find answers for. I have a red …

16 yr old African Grey 
I rescued an African Grey from euthanasia approximately 15 yrs ago. Every Vet I went to told me the bird is neurotic, self mutilator and cannot be helped. …

Blue Crown Fatty Tumor 
Can anyone tell me about a fatty tumor ...?? I have had Polly my blue crown to the avian vet twice and she has told me it is a fatty tumor. Not to worry.. …

Female Timneh Large Scab on Sex Organ 
Okay, I have had a female and male timneh for a couple of years that have coexisted fine without any issues. Yesterday, I was holding Molly and noticed …

African Parrot eye is shut and not eating 
Hi, My uncle has an african parrots who's eye has shut and swollen and he is not eating either. Please could you advic. He does not have access to a …

African Gray Parrots and Vent Free Gas Fire Place  
We have an 18 year old African Gray Parrot. We have a new vent free gas fireplace in the basement. Is it safe to have the bird in the basement with the …

Weird growth on my African Grey's beak 
I have recently inherited a 3 year old African Grey and he's got this weird looking growth either side of his beak, it seems to grow and its fallen off …

budgies beaks health 
if i start feeding my budgie fruit and vegetables now, will the crust on his beak go away?

Budgie Behaviour - flapping wings 
Hi, I was just wondering why my budgies hold on to their perch and then "fly"?; they flap their wings as if they are flying, quite rapidly, however they …

Parakeet's butt - sick bird 
Hello my parakeet has been sick for a long time and sneezes all the time but the vet couldn't do anything. Now he is starting to be less active and his …

Cockatiel sick from last 5 days 
Cockatiel sick from last 5 days, nostrils clogged, running poop, sleeping alot and not singing, eating or dinking. We brought a small 8-9 month old …

Alexandrine molting or plucking? 
Hi, I've got a supposed male Alexandrine,one year old this week, and he has not had a serious molt yet. When he was about 6 months he lost a few baby …

Lovebird is favoring one leg lately. 
Our lovebird seems to be favoring his left leg for the last 2 days. When standing, he tucks his right leg upwards. Could he be ill? Thank you in advance. …

Average weight of SI Eclectus-8 wks old?? 
I have a male eclectus that I have been hand raising since he was 3wks & 5 days old. As of today, he is 8wks & 5 days old. He has been weighing in from …

something is coming out of my cockatooos butt! 
I have a 21 year old cockatoo, but she often looks like her butthole is coming out from inside of her. What causes this and how can I stop it from happening? …

Parrottlet losing feathers 
Our pacific green parottlet is losins its feathers around its eyes and back why is this? We are just new to the bird world is this something to be concerned …

Lovebird making messy poops 
Why is my lovebird pooping really wet and messy poops?

Sick Budgie-help needed 
My budgie ( 4 years old) has some abnormal growthswelling in his left cere for about a month now. It is increasing in size. He is quite active otherwise. …

Indian ringneck parakeet  
thanks for looking and for your help in advance. I have a pair of indian ringneck parakeets both male and female. the female is approx 4-5 years …

Parakeet has long beak 
I have 2 parakeets in one large cage, eat the same food. One of them is growing a very long beak. It is starting to curl under. What to do? Uses cuddle …

My Cockatiels Beak... 
I just noticed today that she has a white spot on her beak on the tip. Almost as if her beak is like "peeling"? She grinds her beak on her sandy perch(its …

budgie's feathers missing from neck area 
Why does my female budgie have feathers missing from her neck area? She's not pulling them out because she can't bend her head down in a way that she …

picky cockatiel - switching to pellets 
I bought a Cockatiel from petco about a month ago. They had her on a all seed diet and I have been trying to switch him over to pellets. But she won't …

2month scally breasted lorikeet 
what can make a 2 month old scally breasted lorikeets feathers fall out?

My Caique is constantly sticking his tongue out 
He is constantly sticking his tongue out and rubbing his beak everywhere. Is he ok?

Lovebird problem 
I don't know what happened to my lovebird. He is always sitting in the bird stand with his head turned towards wing with eye closed. His feather looks …

Albino Parakeet with darkness around right eye 
Hi, I have a 4-year-old male albino parakeet. He has darkness around his right eye that looks like it is turning yellow in some places. Is it possible …

canary has an odd grey/purple spot above anus 
i was cleaning my female canaries feathers near her anus because she had a little solid feces stuck there. she's still been able to have bowl movements, …

Bird symptoms/possible illness 
I am currently looking at purchasing a 15 yr old male Blue Front Amazon. I noticed the bird has a constant twitch or shakiness to him. He is a very lovable …

parakeets foot 
I just noticed my parakeets one foots back claws aren't holding onto perches or my finger as strong as the other one is. It basically stays kind of straight, …

male moluccan cockatoo, eight years old falling 
3 times now my moluccan has lost his balance wings flapping wildly he falls off his perch. I noticed that the problem seems to be that his left foot is …

cockatiel puffing up 
my cockitel is 10 weeks old and he is playing with his toys but hes puffing up. i just got him yesturday is that normal for him to puff up?

Sick Nanday Conure after egg laying 
I have a nanday conure, im not sure of her age i was told she was 10 when i got her and i have had her for four years. so anyway the poor baby goes through …

Sneezing bird 
My parakeet is sneezing alot when it ruffles it's feathers. He acting fine. Is this normal.

Rubber bands safe for birds? 
We discovered that our birds love rubber bands. We tie them to the cage bars, and they chew and move them around. Are rubber bands okay for the birds …

budgie died 
my budgie 'Gori' died as it was egg bound. had taken it to the vet but could not save her.

Candles in a room separate from bird? 
I have a 5 year old Congo African Grey. I know that (in addition to most household cleaning products and teflon) burning scented candles in the same room …

2 pinks lumps on my birds back 
I have A new cockatiel and ive had him for about 2 months and he has 2 pink lumps on his back that are symettrical and they show when he takes a bath. …

Prevent Pecking at sore 
My bird has an open sore that won't heal because she pecks it. it has been going on for about 8 months now and we don't have a vet on island to look at …

Conure-Loss of balance 
Sunny is a 9 yr old Sun Conure and through the years has restricted her diet substantially. She only eats safflower and sunflower seeds, apples and bannanas. …

sick budgie????? 
i have 3 budgies (2 female and 1 male). female budgie got her egg stuck in her and could not lay, the vet removed the egg manually and gave few medcines. …

my 1 yearold amazon parrot has a musty smell  
i have had her only 5 days is this normal for these birds and if yes is there anything I can do to counteract it?

shaking head 
I have about a 4 month old cocckateil and latley every time i start talking to he/she starts to shake its head and close its eyes while im talking should …

Conure with wetness/sticky on head,  
My pineapple conure keeps having a sticky wetness on the left side of her head, between her ear and eye. What could this be?

Fancy Budgie has a swollen abdomen to bottom 
My bird has a "blackish" swollen abdomen to butt & it can't seem to produce feces properly. & when it does produce feces it tends to all be connected. …

Vet suggestions for Budgie, Lory and Eclectus diets? 
Dr. B mentioned that these birds need a different diet. Ii asked him to clarify, what is best for Budgies, Lorikeets and Eclectus to eat?

Lovebird baby with swollen bottom 
My love bird has a swollen liquid bump near his bottom how do I treat it and what is it?

Could a sore foot cause other problems?  
For the past three days my Green Cheeck conure has been babying his right foot. He doesnt grasp onto perches or even fingers with it and he always has …

Injured foot 
A couple of days ago, I woke to find that my Sun Conure's foot was trapped in a string that was on her hut. She had somehow managed to get it wrapped completely …

birtd tail is sore 
My bird has broken most of his tail feathers in the middle of his tail. this happens when he tries to fly from a fairly high perch. his wings are clipped …

Mucus around bird's nares 
just got my birds beak trimmed the groomers noticed mucus around my birds nostrils and that he has a soft beak tissue. ive noticed that recently, and only …

Cockatiel falling off perch 
Why is my 17 year old cockatiel falling off her perch?

Will a wild mouse attack my cockatiels in their cage?  
I have been on a number of occasions woke up in the middle of the night with my birds flapping and squalking, and falling off their perches. When I look …

Indian Ringneck Parakeet died of unkown causes 
We recently bought an indian ringneck pair, when we bought it, they said the female was moulting? its feathers looked pretty bad and she patches that had …

Umbrella cockatoo breathing differently 
Umnbrella cockatoo breathing quickly and shallow. Sounds like it has a stuffed up nose (so to speak). Cause and cure info would be nice.

should i get a male or female budgie? 
I've had my male and female budgie for about 3 1/2 years now. Just recently the female budgie died. Both budgies were very close so I'm worried about the …

Itchey beak purple in color 
my 20 year old female double yellow head is extremely hormonal. will not eat. scratches her beak franticly on the cage and the beak is more purple than …

a growth 
I have just noticed my budgie has a dark coloured growth approx 1cm in length, just above his tail feathers. I fear this is serious, we do not have a vet …

rosella parrots pecking problem 
since my male rosella had a injury 2 her foot, the felmale seems 2 b pecking at the male most of the time,not causing injuries but follows him around the …

my bird is falling down like paraliss 
my bird is falling down like parallel atake what happens what type of tablet i should give it

blood in urine from egg laying parrot 
My parrot (yellow nape) has layed 2 eggs and her urine/feces seems to have possibly a bit of blood in it...should I get her to a vet immediately, or is …

Lump on Zebra Finch's leg or abdomen 
Yesterday we noticed a large lump on our zebra finches abdomen next to her left leg, or more probably on the leg itself. Hard to tell. It's a yellowish/brownish …

diamond sparrows  
My diamond sparrow is very nice but its getting fat.Realy fat.I did everything i could i made this huge cage with plants and things but its very lazy how …

My sun conure is keeping one of his foot tucked up 
I have had my sun conure for almost a year now. I just got my sun conures nails trimmed, which I have done before and when I came home today, he is not …

Pigeon has string around his foot 
Hello, how are you going? One of my pigeons sat on the clothesline and he got string from a towell or something it looks like wrapped around one of his …

2month old Sun Conure not eating enough and watery poop 
I just got Kiwi 4days ago from the lady who was weaning her. She had a full stomach and her poop was big and solid. So i got an idea of what her poop looked …

Scarlet Macaw Loosing Down Feathers 
Hello, This past July I acquired a 2.5 year old female Scarlet Macaw. She was on consignment by her owner who could no longer care for her. I had …

size of eclectus parrot 
i have just acquired an eclectus parrot.the breeder emphasized that it is the large sub-species of the grand parrot.is there any such thing as a large …

Parakeet scratching frantically 
My parakeet continuous scratching his back as if something bothered him, he moves his wings frantically and moves in all directions. and it has been a …

Green Cheek Conures feathers turning black around edges 
I got my Green Cheek Conure a month and a half ago from Petco. Not the best place to get a bird I know, but I fell in love with her. Anyways, her green …

New cockatiel is trembling 
I just got a young cockatiel today, he seems content (Crest down, grinding his beak, sometimes napping) But he occasionally trembles and he has a puffed-up …

Scraping his bill on the bottom bars of the cage 
He is scraping his bill back and forth on the bottom bars of the cage. Both top and bottom bill. What is he doing this for, never done it before?

Cockatiel died suddenly 
I had a 19 year old cockatiel. About 2 years ago we unknowingly lived in a house that had black mold in the basement. He got very sick with a lung infection …

My parakeet quiet 
Hi, I have a male parakeet who is blue/white, and he have started being quiet all of a sudden. He flies well. He lost his female (albino) mate last year. …

white zebra finch swollen cheek 
my bird has a swollen creek on one side . What can it be?

Unable to fly - tumor 
I am holding a lutino african love bird pair. In recent days i noticed it was not able to fly and it comes up and down by holding the mesh with its beak. …

rainbow lory found sick 
i found a rainbow lory its about 4 months old was lying on the ground has a broken wing and cannot walk it also has a bad case of diarrhea i already have …

bald spots on my new finches 
I have a clutch of four in the last few days we have noticed them scratching and pecking at there own necks and they now have bald spots. Is this normal …

Sun Conure acting strangly after a trip to the vet. 
I brought my new Sun Conure to the vet yesterday, since then she has been acting strangly. She has been with us for 1 week, and she seemed to be doing …

Budgie tired and lethargic, also drinks more than usual 
Our usually very bright budgie has been very lethargic over the last week or so, sits around the house sleeping most of the day and is drinking much more …

Clearing Crop? 
Hi, I have several cockatiels. They are approximately 2 years old. I have had them since they were 2-3 months old. One I have had since it was a baby. …

Meyers Parrot scratched feathers out around its eyes. 
my meyers parrot has scratched the feathers out around his eyes and is now working on his left ear area. He otherwise seems fine. he is eating and playing …

Lump on the back of my canaries head 
Hi, My female canary has a lump on the back of her head, she has had most of the feathers pulled out by the male canary. what do you think it could …

Laying eggs first time 
Hi My friend gave me her green cheeked conure a few months ago, we thought it was a boy she has had him for 7 years, apparently it is a girl the last week …

wound on the vent  
my amazon having wound near the vent and it bleeds twice

green cheeked conure looks like he is about to throw up 
Hi, I have a green cheeked conure who is about 3 years old. Lately he has been bobbing his head up and down (beak open and wings slightly raised) as if …

cockatoo watery poo 
why does my cockatoo have very watery poo have I been feeding it incorrectly?

cloudy eye  
My 11 year old lovebird has a cloudy eye. It appears as though there may be a thin filmy substance that will not wash off. Any suggestions???

Beak pigment change 
My 8 month old sun conure is nearing the end of his first moult; he is also a very petite sun nearing only 104-108g. He is now presenting with lighter …

quaker swollow their tongue 
i have a quaker bird and he got scared and went into shut down mode. he is flying and walking now but it looks like his tongue is stuck in his mouth he …

Cockatiel 
Cockatiel pecks on perch until he spits something up and then he eats it. It doesn't come all the way out of his mouth before he starts eating it back. …

salted foods for birds? 
Is a little bit of salt bad for green cheeked conures?

african grey with swollen left nostril 
why is my congo african grey have a swollen left nostril. I have had him for 5 years. Healthy bird, good appetite very talkative. I see no other signs …

crimson rosella 
ive got a pair of crimson rosellas and the one of them has a broken pad on the side of her foot, it looks sore and inflamed and it has bled a little, she …

Tired Budgie 
i have a budgie that i bought about almost a year ago and recently in the past few days i have noticed he sleeps alot and dosent play much and today hes …

Cockateil - wing-bone damage 
Our Cockatiel whilst flying, lost height, bumping into the slanted back of the TV, he landed on the floor, kind of hunched and fluttering his R wing, After …

Lovebird molted now flys too high and acts weird 
My 8 year old male lovebird "Ipo" (means sweetheart in Hawaiian), molted recently but a few nights ago he was acting crazy in his cage throwing himself …

Memory and human attatchments 
I have a Hahns Macaw that I rescued(18 months old) and I have only just managed to find a suitable loving home for her after 15 months. The problem is …

my cockatiels bum looks swollen 
my cockateil has been fine but now it looks like his left side of his bum is swollen and hes loosing a lot of feture al round his body he has all his bum …

Questiong concerning cordon bleu finch feather loss 
We have three finches in a 15 x 15 x 15 cage. They are a society finch and two cordon bleus. However, recently the female cordon bleu has recently lost …

wet feathers above my lovebirds nostral 
i noticed tonight that my lovebird has wet feathers right above her nostral holes, there is no blockage it just looks a bit wet. she is eating fine and …

treatment of abscess in my parrots foot and what are its causes ? 
My african grey parrot has recently developed an abscess in one of his toes , I tried to prick the pus gently and he very politely removed my finger by …

Conure needs beak trimmed 
I just wanted to know how much it cost to have a conures beak trimmed?

my 1 and half months old parrot baby is always sleeping and looks tired. 
my 1 and half months old parrot baby is always sleeping and looks tired. since the time i brought the baby to home when i was 20 days old it is the same... …

puffed up zebra finch 
My male zebra finch is puffed up he eats well and all he just puffed up and he sleeps alot I put a towle on their cage and I leve them inside for now …

Car sickness in Cockatoo 
Our Sulfur-Crested gets car-sick when we take him to get his wings done. Is there anything we can give the poor guy? A nibble of ginger, perhaps?

baby quaker 
I will be getting a baby qauker soon how important is it to take him/her to the vet? what do i feed my baby quaker The lady said the bird will only …

help i think my bird is sick 
Hi i have a lovebird, Dudley who laid an egg today. I think there is a problem because there is quite a big red lump near her anal area. And when you press …

help i think my bird is sick 
my bird has a lump on it's but and when i press his tum poop comes out

Odd Wing... Sticks out funny when she walks..? 
I have a parakeet, shes about a year old and i got her wings cut, but they looked perfectly fine when i looked at them. But its been a couple weeks and …

lovebird is throwing up, not regurgetating.  
My lovebird is acting very sleepy, sleeping all day long. today i saw him throw up his food, its not regurgetation (i've seen him do that and its different). …

wounded cockatoo leg not healing 
my cockatoo got her leg caught in a toy. she keeps it clean but the sore wont close what can i do to help it heal

eggs and sore leg 
about two weeks ago our pet female lorikeet layed ONE egg, this morning have noticed she has a sore leg, she has got another male lorikeet in the cage …

Baby cockatiel head down 
Is it normal for a baby cockatiels head to be down almost all the time?

Seperation anxiety 
Hi, I have a Rainbow lorikeet (2 Years old) and a Scaley Breasted Lorikeet (2 1/2 years old). We have had them since they were born. My partner and …

My Cockatoos are acting very grumpy and snippy 
I have two Cockatoos, a female and a male. They both have their own cages. As of late they have been, for lack of a better word, mean. I can reach into …

Wild lorrikeet has swollen eye and sneezing 
Hi we have a group of Lorikeets that frequent our place. One of our favorites was on our back door step with a swollen eye and was sneezing and rubbing …

Pink around eye of Mitred Conure 
I just purchased a Mitred Conure from a local pet store. She seemed very healthy and still does. I see no lack of appetite or playfulness. But there is …

african grey (wings to chest, coughing/sneezing sound) 
my african grey has been making an odd sneezing/coughing sound and he always pulls his wings around his chest when he does. he has also been twisting his …

Can I put Neosproin on my Zebra Finch? 
We have had our finch for a couple of months and have finally been able to have close enough contact to see he has a sore under his feathers on his chest. …

sick love bird 
I have a love bird about a year ago she started laying alot of eggs none hatched she is now looking dull sleepy does not move around, where I am we don't …

African grey suddenly inactive 
My african grey has suddenly gone very quiet he usually talks or 'screaches' and climbs around his cage. He is eating and drinking and has no visible signs …

Transportation 
I'm concerned about transporting my macaw from the environment it has been living in (a high valley, moderate temperature of 23°C, low humidity) for over …

One Wing Male Corella - Mating? 
Our male short billed corella has one wing, due to coming to us from the wild after a collision with a car and the follow up amputation. He is nearly 3 …

Balance issues with my African Red Bellied Parrot 
My husband and I rescued an African Red Bellied parrot who is about 9 or 10 yrs old. Sometimes he will be standing on his perch or playing around in his …

our kikes chest feathers are coming out 
we have a kike had him 2 years..just noticed yesterday some of his chest feathers are coming out, today there are large clumps of chest feathers gone leaving …

medicines for alexandrine parakeet babies in India? 
hello mr.avian am Rohan from India.I have a 5-6 weeks old alexandrine parakeet and it's very healthy and active.it loves to eat food and i feed it and …

Golden Conure with "hiccups" 
my bird has been exhibitng "hiccups" or "gasping" occastionally for about 8 mo.s Took to vet and treated for resperatory infection (got chest muscel …

my bird has lump 
hi there ive had geordie my red fronted conure for 10 years although he goes through phases of feather plucking ive had him out tonight fora cuddle and …

my parakeet hurt his tongue 
My parakeets fought And the female parakeet bit the males tongue An he's unable to eat because of the sore what should I do?

parotlett old age? or side affect of stroke? 
Our mother's bird seems to be sleeping a lot (more than normal) since yesterday. We were told she is about 8 yrs. and has been seen having stroke like …

Knee fracture 
What can be done for a knee fracture other than a splint for two weeks? Can a mistake be made in not aligning the fracture properly? The vet indicated …

Odd feather growing 
This is my first bird. I've had my love bird for a couple months now but have not gotten his wings clipped because I didn't think it would matter besides …

14 yr old parakeet no longer flies 
Hi, my old 14 yr old best pal keety is in excellent health, but over the last year or two he began flying less and less--in distance and height, until …

red factor canary lame and puffed up in corner. 
My red factor canary is getting sicker and sicker. its not an emergency yet but it soon will be if i cant find out whats going on. The bird is lame and …

Cockatoo screaming on road trips 
I live in NJ & plan on driving to Florida in the next few days with my 12 year old cockatoo. However, when I go on any car trips with him, he screams …

Sick cockatiel 
My male cockatiel has dark watery eyes,is trembling, and weak and we found him on the bottom of the cage on his back and he couldnt get up! Hes sleeping …

Knee fracture 
Dear Avian Vet: Our green-cheeked conure sustained a fractured knee when she attempted to fly after chewing her wing feathers of which we were not aware. …

black spot 
my senegal parot has a black spot on bottom of his foot ?

lovebirds not making noise suddenly 
We brought home a pair of african love birds 2 weeks ago. They have suddenly become quiet from yesterday. we feed them seeds and fresh spinach & coriander …

wet sneezes and breathing sounds 
My quaker parrot is about 4 months old and is displaying some strange symptoms. Lately I have noticed that the area of feathers around one of his nostrils …

Catnip safe for birds? 
Is Catnip safe for my cockatoo I have a cat house for him to get away in and its treated with catnip

Bird plucking 
Every few months my love bird goes through a period of laying infertile eggs. I noticed one time she was laying eggs and the top part of her chest was …

My parakeet (budgie) twitching all night? 
I've had my budge for 4 and a half years a suddenly last night he began twitching. He never went to sleep as this is still currently going on. It's so …

galah has bare patch under wing 
Our Galah has a bare patch under his right wing. It does not seem to be worrying him. He does not seem to be scratching and is not moulting. He is housed …

Puked and poop that looks like water. 
I have a Brown Throated Conure, and I am very worried about this situation. After from bathing Pheonix(the bird) I went to go get him a clean cloth to …

3 week old baby canary injured 
my baby canary that i have been hand feeding was not far from leaving the nest. i put him into the avary to see if the mother or father would look after …

Picking out her chest feathers 
Hello I have a Green Cheeked Conure and she is picking her breast feathers out. Just the small colored ones. She doesn't appear to be bleeding from this …

Leaving My Conure for Several Days 
I have a 2-year-old Green Cheek Conure named Tiki Bob. We are very close. I work from home and he "assists" me most of the day, so we spend a lot of time …

Crop bloating and fills with air 
I am a breeder and I have notices crop bloating on my baby chicks. I wait till its empty but still it fills with air. Is there any home remedy that can …

Cockatiel prosthetic foot? 
my sweet cockatielhad to have his foot amputated due to an injury. I want to get him a prosthetic foot. where can I go? who should I call?

Leave eggs or take them away? 
Recently Dr B helped a breeder with this question. The concern has been that if people leave unfertilized eggs in the nest, the birds may crack and eat …

Should I throw this bird cage out? 
Hello, how are you going? :-) My name is Christina and I live in Australia. Last year when one of my pigeons had coccidiosis I bought a good bird cage …

feathers missing 
this bird i received yesterday and i find this issue with her a 29 year old a double yellow naped amazon. Under wings its bare No feathers just a bare …

parrot not making noise 
My parrot is a 2 mnth old baby with feathers grown on him.... All this while he used to make suttle noises while he was kept in the balcony or being …

7 month old cockatoo reverted back to handfeeding 
A healthy, 7 month old cockatoo that has been weaned now for about 2 months suddenly stopped eating, thinned, and cries constantly when an older cockatoo …

Please help. Sick bird?? 
Hi well I may have some problems with my cockateil and I was wondering if I could tell what's wrong and maybe if you tell whether if it is or not normal …

Bird eggs - layed first egg 
What do you do with a 17-year-old nanday conure's first egg?

Confused about bird sitting on eggs 
A breeder mentioned that you should always throw out broken eggs because the bird could die if they eat the insides. She also says that when my bird that …

Broken Feathers on Cockatiel. 
Hi, I recently rescued a Cockatiel and have noticed that her blood feathers are breaking and falling out easily. Im just wondering what could be wrong? …

breaking eggs 
i have a breeding pair of african greys , they laid 1st egg 14th dec 2010 , 2nd egg 19th and 3rd egg 22nd , today i found that 2 of the eggs ahve large …

Bald spot on the back of my Green-Cheeked Amazon's head 
Hello there, and thank you for taking the time to read and answer my question. I have a 7 year old Green-Cheeked Amazon who has never once had a plucking …

my lovebird's beak 
my lovebird only has one nostril that is visible. On this side of his beak he continually rubs it on his perch, mirror etc. His beak appears to be flaking …

house paint / safety 
I have some painting to do in my house is this safe for my green cheek conure?

Artificial Lighting for Indoor Birds 
I have a game bird that is kept strictly indoors, except for dust baths outside in the summer time. We also have a cockatiel in the same situation. I …

Hahns Macaw with syst on or right by oil gland. 
I Have Taken my hahns To the only avain certified vet that we have within 200 miles and had blood work done and the syst drained. The Vet told me that …

Cockatiel laying eggs 
My cockatiel layed an egg yesterday but she has not really spent much time in the nest box and she burried the egg under the nesting material. Should …

parakeet arthritis pain? 
My parakeet is about 9 years old. Recently I noticed he started having problems with his right leg, it seems to pain when he puts it down on the perch. …

Watery Poop 
My African Gray started having watery poop this morning. It is regular, but not firm at all. He drinks, eats and acts as normal. Please advise Tina …

Lorikeet lice 
How do you rid a lorikeet of lice? I recently found a wild lorikeet and would like to release it back into the wild. It is only a young one, we think it …

Best food for baby Jenday Conure? 
Hi, I just adopted a baby 10 week old jenday conure. I've heard from alot of sites that pellets are better than seeds for him. i know they say the base …

strange sounds and puffed feathers 
I have a question, my parakeet/ budgie (one of two) has started making strange sounds and has had its feathers puffed up very often for about a week or …

Red Factor puffs up 
My male red factor constantly looks like a big puff ball or blow fish. he does not appear ill and hops about the cage as normal. I am breeding him and …

My Love Bird - sick 
i have a few questions and would like to know a common illness for lovebirds she keeps her eyes closed and is not eating very well what can i give her

My red bellied parrot female sleeps with her tail up.  
my female Red Bellied parrot sleeps at night with her head down tail up position. She seems normal otherwise. should I be concerned?

Is spinach safe for birds? 
Spinach ( a no no since 1950 in animal husbandry ) is also a source of Fe and will prevent the absorption of Calcium. Yet you have it as a good food for …

feather plucking and swollen neck 
hi I got parrot few weeks back that has plucked most of its chest hair out and also it wing has lost most its feathers its neck is also swollen I want …

Sun conure scratches ear 
My conure scratches his ear and then makes a funny sound is something wrong

pink area under bottom beak swollen please help 
I have an african Grey and is extremely worried.The pink area under bottom beak is swollen.She is eating and drinking.Should I be concerned and what should …

my sunconure died 
i had a 2 yr old sun conure named nunu who died on christmas day. he was totally fine in the morning. all of a sudden, he got quiet then jumped out of …

Moulting and undigested seeds in parakeet poop 
ALoha We have a one year old parakeet that recently moulted and this moulting seems longer than normal. There are still a bunch of new feathers coming …

egg laid yesterday she is not sitting on it (red rump) 
my female red rump has laid her first egg yesterday and she is not sitting on it should i be worried? how do i tell this egg is fertile and if she wont …

Cockatoos - cover cage? 
Do I put a blanket over a birds cage??

sun conure eye problems 
My sun conures white area around one of her eyes looks like it is seperating at the bottom. Looks like two white areas at the bottom of that eye. It …

My eclectus female has begun biting her wing feathers 
My eclectus female has begun biting the ends of her wing feathers. She is not plucking them out, she is pulling at them. Hard enough that she looks like …

What are thease lumps on my birds head 
Hi My bird har gotten a lump right next to the beak and one right above the beak. what are they? and are they bad? He is his normal happy self eating good …

Green cheek congested, trouble breathing. 
Hi there, we have an 8 month old Green Cheek Conure, "Benji" and lately he seems to have a lot of congestion and sounds like he's got difficulty breathing, …

Parakeet Is'nt Chirping 
My new parakeet will open his mouth but nothing will come out. He hasnt tweeted yet. He flew into a wall very hard and landed on his back. I am worried …

14 year old yellow-crowned female amazon noises 
My 14 year old amazon has just started making odd vocalizations which last for one minute and sound like she's having a panic attack. I don't believe …

Sun Conure one wing flickering 
Hi, I have a sun conure, and i call her Sasha. i really dont have a lot of deatils about her sex or age cause she was a rescue bird, but she surely is …

Cockatiel w/ swollen chest 
I have a 17 yr. old cockatiel, and I have been noticing that his droppings are mostly liquid here lately. Also, I was feeling his chest earlier today …

blue and gold macaw red spots 
I have a year old blue and gold male macaw. I have noticed little red dots on the white part of his face. He eats lavian fruit blend and pellets along …

Budgie looks like he's chokng 
I have a male budgie, and this morning, he kept bobbing his head up and down while opening his beak really wide and closing his eyes. He kept sleeping …

My Bird has a big bump 
My ringneck dove has like a big red bump on his stomach that he keeps picking what is it and how do we care for it it is rather large

My Alexandrine seems to be losing feathers 
My Alexandrine 12-18 month old parrot seems to be losing its feathers it has just turned Summer in Australia do Parrots drop feathers in warmer conditions? …

Zebra Finches 
I have a White Female Zebra Finch, and she was going bold around her bottom and her neck, But now she looks healthy and better. But ive been looking at …

Blue Gold Macaw's red nostrils 
Hi my BG Macaw has been sneezing. Initially I thought perhaps it was dust. But now after 3 months, he is still sneezing. I'm not too sure if there's any …

Parrotlette with stiff feet 
Hello, Our 11 yr. old Pacific Parrotlette is not able to grasp with his right foot and the left foot seems to be getting stiff also. He is very thin, …

Rainbow lori with pimple by eye 
My rainbow lori has a little pimple on the side of his eye. I notice it 3 days ago. Maybe i didn't see it earlier, but it looks like it is getting bigger. …

Buff Orpington HEn with swolen face 
Hi have a Buff Orpington hen that has a swolen face, when she shakes her head clear liquid comes out of her eye! Can you please help me??? Thanks!

The death of my conure 
My green cheek conure just recently passed a few hours ago. Two days ago he was acting absolutely normal and looked great. Yesterday morning he was very …

Leg and/or foot hurt 
My white front amazon has hurt his foot or leg or both. Will it heal on its own? What do I need to do about it. Thanks, Teresa

blue and gold macaw nesting behavior?? - plucking 
I have had my macaw for about 5 yrs, was told when she was giving to me she was between 8 and 12 yrs old? About six months after I got her she started …

Plucking her own feathers. 
About a week ago my ''Ringneck'' started plucking out her feathers on her chest and wings.Im not sure what the problem can be,and if there is one at all? …

whitness on my parakeet's feet and cere 
Hi i have a albino male parakeet that has some white kind of looking fungus on his feet and his cere.i dont know what it is and how to treat it.Should …

from india, my pet is not walking 
I have a parrot one day I wa cleaning his tail and he shouted very badly and even tried to bite me I think my mistake I have pressed his legs or osmething …

cyst on cockatiel 
Hi, I have a approx. 9 yr old (male we think). About 2-3 months ago we noticed he was walking with a limp. Shortly after we noticed a lump growing on …

Rainbow Lorikeet feather plucking issues 
Ten months ago, my 7 year old Lori started plucking her feathers out. She started by scratching them off to the bare skin on the base of her head. Then …

Ringneck weening problem... wont accept syringe anymore and wont eat weening food 
I was left to raise a indian ringneck from 2.5 weeks as we had an avery and the two parents died tragically and suddenly. I had to either take it over …

My Sun Conure Sighs  
My 2 year old male sun conure makes slow, exaggerated, sigh-like noises on occasion since I've owned him (about 1.5 years). He'll exhale like this a few …

Society Finch has red bump by nostril. 
My family has recently had the pleasure of adopting 3 society finches- 2 females and a male (their sexes were quite obvious after about a week- the mail …

blue & gold macaws feet and molting 
I notice at times i remove them from there cage 2 come out 4 the day. My older boys feet r warm. As 4 my younger hers r cold. is there any alarm 4 this? …

senegal suddenly losing belly feathers 
Our 10 year old senegal parrot in last 3-4 days is suddenly just flapping wings & losing the belly feathers. Looks bald now on belly. They are the small …

Splayed Legs 
Hi, I have a five and a half week old baby budgie that has just left the nesting box, and I have noticed the budgie has splayed legs, I have been informed …

Leg Paralysis 
We have a two year old Brown Headed Parrot. About a month ago she got paralysis in her right foot, the left foot soon followed. We rushed her to the vet …

parakeet swollen vent 
My name is Lisa my parakeet has this garbonzo size swelling between her vent and her tail. It droops down hanging below her vent. It is not hard but mushy …

lovebird lower beak has fallen off 
My lovebird Aoki was pulling at her lower beak for the last few days, and split the appendage in two and now the lower beak has fallen off! Will the …

african grey pooping lime green and not playing 
Hi, I am a Supervisor for a petstore, we had two african greys arrive 8months ago, they are seperated through glass,but, can still see eachother. Recently …

Hind toes folding forward on baby conure 
I have a 3 month old Jenday who folds one of the hind toes (the inner one) forward on each foot and never unfolds it to hold a perch or finger properly. …

cockatiels inactive 
i have two cockatiels, since yesturday, both have been very larthargic, just sleeping all day with ruffled feathers as if they are cold, when it has been …

redness around one eye 
Hi, I noticed day before yesterday my black headed caique has a bit of red and puffiness along the top of one eye, and now I think his other eye area is …

Lovebird Scratching 
My lovebird started dragging her bottom across the perch. At first it looked sort of like humping, but she is doing it frequently throughout the day and …

my macaw died 
hi my name is sommer and i live in trinidad i had a 3 yr old blue and gold macaw and he died 2 days ago. i'm in a mess and i cant stop crying, it all started …

Changes in droppings 
Twice now I've rushed my (3 yr old) lovebird to the avian vet because I've spotted small amounts of blood in his droppings. Given a few hours of observation …

calcivet dosage? 
how much calcivet is required for hahns macaw i use one teaspoon in water

Prolapsed intestine? 
I am currently handraising some young birds. Last night at feeding time, I noticed a long bloody protrusion shaped like a thick worm about 5 cm long coming …

Lovebird sleepy and underweight 
Hello, My lovebird has been very sleepy, he allways wans too sleep and he has no energy too move or fly. No and then he will run around but suddenly stop …

Warm beak and feet. 
Hi,I took my blue quaker to a bird store yesterday to get her wings and nails trimmed. When we got home I noticed that she kept lifting up her feet, I …

amazon parrot falls 
My 33 yr old amazon parrot has been falling from his perch and his feet are clinched together as if he were paralyzed for a few minutes and then he returns …

Active female budgie wants to sleep all the time now 
Hi, I have a 2.5 yr old female budgie that has been extremely active and within the last few weeks has become very tired and not as active. I have not …

Chews white dot on back? 
I received my pet parakeet 3-4 years ago. He is a bugie and he has a white dot on his back. He has had it for awhile and he keeps chewing it. at first …

Specialist Avian Veterinarian 
My parakeet was treated my one of the Best Avian Veterinarian in India with expertise in Wild life Medicine and Avian Surgery Please go to Dr.Yuvraj …

love bird losing feathers 
My love bird who is 2 yrs old all of the sudden started losing his feathers. What could be wrong?

Black, swollen, featherless belly on my white zebra finch 
My white female zebra finch has a distended area under the vent & between the legs. It is black (charcoal shade, the skin is shiny & no feathers. The vent …

a bit swollen of the eye - lovebird 
My lovebird is around 5-6 months and she suddenly has her left eye a bit swollen. Not swollen as in it's puffed and etc, but the white skin ring around …

cockateil continual egg laying 
Hi, A friend has a pet young cockateil, bred Jan 2010, (told it was a cock) it has layed a total of 10 eggs(one at a time)over the past 8/9 weeks. Droppings …

cockatiel eye swollen 
my cockatiel has no feathers around its eye and the eye is sticking together. its a bright pink swollen area near the place where the eye is closest to …

lost 3 scarlett chested parakeet hens 
I have lost 3 scarlett chested parakeet hens, two upon laying eggs. I am giving calcium, vitamins including D vitamins, kept under vita lite lamps. 3x4x6 …

My bird has funny stick things growing on its head 
Hi my Indian ringneck is nearly 3 yeas old and is just getting his black ring around his head. I know this is normal but what im not so sure about is there …

Droppings stuck to vent  
Lately our budgie has been plucking the feathers around the vent area bare. Recently we have noticed droppings stuck to the vent area. The droppings …

Green Cheek Conure chest feathers? 
Digby is 6 years old, he is my noisy baby. I moved out for 2 years and couldn't take him with me so he stayed at home with my parents. Over year ago …

fertility of birds 
I am from mumbai i have two pairs of mating birds, the first time it laid a set of eggs of 5 all hatched the second time when both the pair laid egg only …

Female Zebra Finch losing tail feathers 
I have 2 female and 2 male Zebra Finches in one large cage. The 2 males and 1 female I have had for 3 to 4 years. The other is a new female I've had …

sorry for the long backstory 
I've had my lovebird Fiji for almost a year now. The way he came into my life was stressful to begin with so i'll explain so you can see why i could think …

Unusual noises & behaviour from a Rainbow Lorikeet 
I have a young Rainbow Lorikeet who joined the household about a month ago. Last week we noticed that she started behaving a little oddly when being …

excessive drinking 
My 13 yr old Senegal has been drinking a lot of water for about 1 yr. He will fill up his crop so much that he sometimes regurgitates. He does this throughout …

Sudden death. 
My son's green-cheek conure died suddenly two days ago. There were no symptoms of illness he just died in front of his eyes. The bird was almost two years …

Aloe Vera Detox 
I have read that Aloe Vera Detox is a good thing to do for parrots .. what are your thoughts.

indian ring neck Parrot medicine  
I have a indian ring neck female parrot. it is one year old. what are the medicine can i give her which are available in India?

female cocktiel is blown up & breathing heavy. 
why would my cocktiel be blown up, breathing heavy and sitting on the bottom of her cage? Also her eyes are partly shut. Hoping you can help. …

Quaker Parrot lower beak stuck on cage door loop hook. 
We have a Quaker Parrot and 2 days ago she got her beak stuck on the cage door loop where the vertical bar loops around the bar of the cage to go up and …

Hahn Macaw growing white hair like strands. 
I have a Mini Hahn Macaw who is green and I noticed that he is starting to grow all of these white strands in between his feathers around his head. Is …

feet sore and bleeding 
my canary has a sore on its foot and it bleeds what should i do and what could it be

Oven Fresh Bites or Harrison's? 
I have a 10 year old conure I adopted a little over a year ago. Her feathers use to be all green (her head red) a few months later she started getting …

Sporadic feather loss 
Hello, In my flock of cockatiels (I have 19), there seems to be a feather disease that only a few (3 or so) birds exhibit. It's spordic feather loss that …

Let me guess "Take to avian vet!!" 
My budgie has a crust on his beak and starting to go to feet. My research has shown that it could be mites. First, could mites cause this crust? …

parrott support needed  
hello i have a male senegal parrot and its a few years old or could be older and one of its noistrols is blocked and he keep picking at it. what could …

Conjunctivitis in parakeets 
I think my parakeet has pink eye, are there any over the counter medications I can give him

Green Cheek Conure Freak out 
Today my green cheek conure, 2 years old, flew off my shoulder and fell to the floor (his wings were just clipped yesterday). When I picked him up he seemed …

Conure with pink under eyes 
Hi I have a black capped and I noticed today that my black capped Conure has pinkish under-eye (both eyes)on the featherless normally white area around …

bird still sick 
i took my amazon bird to vet be he finished his meds and still has a cold what can I do

Puffed up Cockatiel 
i have a cockatiel bird and he's very quiet and puffed up, and he has a low cherp what can be wrong?

putting parrots together 
can i put a african gray in with a amozon parrot

Dusky conure - cold-like symptoms? 
Dusky conure makes squeaky noises, sneezes, has a warm beak, and is maybe a little more affectionate than normal. I have a dusky conure that is about 9 …

Bugie questions 
my blue and white budgie is growing black feathers above her beak and is loosing feathers there also! she is making a strange noises as well sort of like …

Cockatiel with unusal bubble like lumps 
Sparky; our 16 yr old cockatiel has unusual bubble like lumps at the back of her neck, they do not appear to be filled with anything other than air and …

Nail Clipping-sedation? 
The vet across the street from me who owns birds but primarily deals with large animals such as horses or dogs. He recommends he sedate my pionus to clip …

Cockatiel lump 
Hi I noticed today that my cockatiel has a lump under her belly, between her legs. She has been sitting for weeks on eggs in a nesting box so I only saw …

I think she has the sniffles. :-) 
I was holding my missy, (lesser sulfer crested cockatoo) and she sounded like she had water or some kind of moisture in her airway when she took a deep …

Eclectus with PVDD 
Do you have any experience with PVDD? My Electus contracted this disease about a year ago. He is also a plucker and we lost the female due to this disease. …

baby Quaker parrot ate pimple cream 
Will a baby parrot die if it eats pimple cream. Because me parrot got on my dresser while I was cooking and she ate a little bit!! Will she be ok???? Please …

Baby ringneck won't sit up 
Hi i have a 6 week old indian ringneck that has been hand reared that still can't or won't sit up. It just lays on it's belly all day & crawls on it's …

My bird has a lump over its eye and nose 
Her eye also appears to be bulging a little. I have already taken her to the vet.If it is a tumor should I have them remove it or is that too risky. What …

7 wk old budgie problems 
i have just purchased a 7 wk old budgie but it dosnt seem to be walking properly and dosnt seem to stand with its legs extended is ther something rong …

New Green Cheek Conure 
We just got a 6 month old green cheek conure, he/she is very quiet and I am concerned he/she may be sick. He/She has been eating and pooping regulary …

Is black rubber toxic? 
Do you think that the natural rubber dog toys shaped like a car tire are safe for birds? sure would make a cute tire swing, but smells "rubbery"

Okay in diet or not 
My conure loves whole wheat bread - any problems feeding her this? How much if yes? How often if yes? Yes is it's okay.

Conure wing twitching 
I have a Jenday conure, today I noticed he seems to be twitching his right wing every few seconds. He also seems unsteady on his feet when he is climbing …

Radishes safe for birds? 
Is it ok to give my Congo African Grey radishes?

Possible broken wing on my parakeet 
My cat knocked over the bird cage and carried the bird into another room...I'm assuming that's how they got there. Pretty Bird now seems to be holding …

acquire assistance  
my chickens seem to be losing feathers allot and it seems to be getting dandruff and boil type things. the chicken does not seem to be in any pain but …

I see a disturbing trend all these birds really need to go to the vet...asap 
If you had these illnesses you would go to the doc asap an So many of these parrots need to see a vet asap. Im not judging anyone im just telling it like …

Nanday conure feather loss 
I have a nanday conure aproximately 10 yrs old. he has lost all his feathers under his right wing and it looks like he is starting to lose a small amount …

Parrot foot problem 
I have a 30 yr old red-headed amazon. A few months ago he started not standing on one foot, not sure if he injured it (has a very large cage). I switched …

bald spot on budgie 
hi by budgie has a bald spot on his neck that has been there for a bout a year. feather shafts are growing but never any of the fuzzy part of the fearther. …

my parakeet might be ill 
his name is humberto and his brother poopy as well, humberto is more than anything to me and so is poopy, but humberto is like cupcakes on a blue savanah, …

Baby Quaker curled feet 
I have a 7 week old baby quaker baby that I'm hand feeding. Her feet kind of fold/curl to the side and she doesn't seem to want to perch on our finger. …

Caique with a little redness on ankle 
I have a YT Caique and he's had this little pinkish patch on one of his ankles, but not the other. I didn't think much of it because he doesn't seem to …

Sun-Day Conure missing feathers, overnight 
My Sun-Day Conure (hybrid) was missing his grown feathers (sorry not sure of correct terminology) and was only showing the white down feathers on his chest …

acupuncture 
I have been asked by clients whose dog I have acupunctured to help them with their 2 1/2 year old budgie hen. She was eggbound on October 6'th , the egg …

parrotlet in seizure?? 
My green parrotlet comes from a reputable breeder, and was fine when we brought him home at the beginning of the summer. About a month later, he started …

Swelling of the Cere 
Our bird flew into the bathroom mirror and hit it pretty hard & fell into the sink. At first he was a little shaken up but now he's fine, a tad bit ornery …

Loosing Feathers 
I have one parakeet and have had it now for almost 2 months. I am a little concerned because he seems to be scared of me so I can;t hold it or let it sit …

my quaker has a broken leg 
I live in chicago ill and its 10:00 pm here my little sis was holdin my little bird and when I notice he couldn't walk and his little leg goes to the side, …

lovebird with seeds in poop 
my lovebird has seeds in his poop mostly millet seeds. What does that mean? he is about 5-6 years old.

Sun conure hurt claw? 
I took my 1 year old conure to the groomer yesterday to have his wings clipped and nails trimmed. They took him to the back to do what needed to be done. …

green cheek conure babies 
my green cheek conures just hatches there eggs is it ok if i grab them to hand feed them im am worried that the mom will kll them if they are to be touched …

greyish sac(cyst) hanging from rear of parrot (large) 
had bird for more than 20 years.it developed sac about 10 years ago.asked vet if he knew anything about them.just shook his head.doesn't worry bird(sulphur …

Stepped on my bird 
He is still able to fly, hop, walk, drink and sing. Just wondering what i should look for in terms of well being. She is not shaking, or fluffed, or bleeding, …

Blood around eye. African Timneh Gray 
25 yr old African Timneh Gray. Fell off perch looked like a seizure and had blood under skin white part of eye not the eye small feathers around eye. Was …

feather plucking 
what is the treatment for feather plucing in rosa bourke

Cockatiel titled head 
Hi! I noticed last night (10/14/10) that my female Sweety, 8 years old, was walking around with her head hopelessly titled to the right. As I tried to …

parakeet 
Why is my bird itching his butt on his scratching post?

Love bird - Head bobbing 
Hi, My love birds is about 8 months old now and a while ago he started doing this strange this with his head. He bobs his head and it kind of looks like …

Cockatiel stopped whistling tunes. 
Hi, I have a 7 month old cockatiel who used to whistle about 3 different tunes. I am a student and I bought him over the summer when I was on vacation. …

constipation 
How can I tell if my baby cockatiel is constipated? They are all around 2 weeks of age and seem to be pooping quite a bit. Only one seems to be acting …

Nasty lump on my canary 
My husband found a canary on the side of the street. Look like he had a injury to his eye, it was almost closed. So tookcare of him then he started to …

Broken leg 
My Budgies had 3 babies and the oldest one has just started walking out of the box but her mother went feral at her and threw her out of the cage and she …

centre of bird eye cloudy 
My sulphur crested cockatoo's eyes are now both cloudy in the centre. He is about 50 years old (approx) and is a rescue bird. He has bad wings, he can't …

seeds and my budgie 
my budgie has seeds stuck to the inner side of her stomach that cannot be taked out.

one of sun conure started eating alot 
i have a pair of sun conure (untamed) their sex is unknown to me. but one of my conure has started to eat a lot. as soon as he notices food in my hand, …

pink nares 
my 1 yr old harlequin sneezes quite a bit-no discharge but now i notice around his nares are a bit pink-is this something to be concerned about? i recently …

Grey spots on mouth 
Hi, I have a 7 month old senegal parrot, boy. I noticed that on edges of his skin between the beaks there are now dark grey spots. I would like to know …

quaker parrot has runny nose and is breathithrough mouth 
what can l do ther is no vet near by?

Bent tail after clipping. 
I just clipped my budgie's, Mishka, wings, only half-an-hour ago or so. I noticed moments ago that her tail was bent down vertically while on her perch, …

Cockatiel has abcess between his legs. 
Hello, I've had this cockatiel for about three weeks and about a week ago i noticed that he has an abscess on his tummy..between his legs and it seems …

Quaker Parrot Poop 
My quaker Parrot's poop has turned a very runny lime green color, and has a very bad oder. What can cause this? His feathers around his butt are starting …

Conure Bird Eye closed 
The Conure bird's eye is open just a slit. Not sure if it's infected or the bird scratched the eye and is now trying to heal it by keeping it closed. …

White flecks on surface of conure's eyes 
I have an 11-year-old conure who is very healthy, friendly and inquisitive. Yesterday, as he was perched on my shoulder, I noticed he has several whitish …

How careful do I need to be about nonstick pan fumes? 
Hi Avian Vet, I'm one of those bird owners that probably errs on the side of overly cautious- I don't take any chances with my lovebird. I'm wondering …

my cockatiel died 
my pet cockatiel did not eat or drink for last 48 hours and died with seizures was six year old

Canary with twisted back claw 
Just got my new Canary home and put him in his cage and then noticed that on his right foot, the back claw does not grip the perch as the other does. On …

my cocki has stopped talking 
can you tell me what could be wrong with my cockatiel, we have had it since a baby so its about 8 months old he was very chatty and said preetty boy, …

why my paraket is siiting on the bottom of the cage with the beak hidden in the feathers? 
i don' t know what happen my bird is sitting on the bottom of the cage for the last 3 days eat and drinking fine i have all together 4 paraketts 3 are …

Cockatiel with dark abdominal fluid 
Hi. I noticed something was wrong with my cockatiel one day when I let her out. She flew across the room and was out of breath when she landed. Shortly …

parkeet sick 
my parakeet is sleeping all the time and her head is resting on her back, what is wrong with her and what can I do? Please

Green Canary-Lost of Feathers 
Hi my pet green canary has for the past few days lost a lot of little fluffy feathers he would usually lose one or two but this is a pile he dosnt look …

Parakeet mites and feather loss 
I have a male parakeet that when taken to a vet, said that my bird had mites and had picked at himself so much that he had an open wound. The vet put …

African Grey Foot turning a brown color 
I have noticed my African Grey's one foot is turning a brownish color, the other is not. He is not sore and and he moves around fine on it. Could this …

How much formula to feed baby love bird 
Hey, I recently had to take out my baby love bird who is 3 weeks old from the nest because it has splayed legs. We are now hand feeding it and i am wondering …

feather discolouration 
I have a 2 year old, highly active, male Lutino Kakariki. This morning I noticed he had a patch of brown crusty feathers on his chest. I tried to get him …

bleeding out of beak 
My African gray is bleading out of her beak. And I don't know why. We found her off of her cage and she never got off before. Please help!

black spots around nostrils 
Hi I have a cockatiel that has black spots around her nostrils which come aqnd go. In herself she seems fine and eating well etc. But the last time she …

African Grey vomits? 
HI, well I just want to ask you about my african grey I dont really know what he did, he just kept moving his head up and down more than 3 times then I …

Red Palm Oil 
Greetings, I am proudly owned by a Timneh Grey & I was wondering your thoughts on adding all natural Red Palm Oil to his diet. He was just at the vet …

Envirox Cleaning Products 
I have cleaners coming to clean my house tomorrow. I usually do it myself with bird safe ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar, olive oil, lemon/lime …

Love bird wih enlarged left side chest. 
Dear Avian Vet, We have a Love Bird and have just noticed today that it's left side of it's chest looks like he he has swelling. Need a picture let me …

laying egg period 
How long do female birds lay on eggs? My bird has been laying on 3 eggs for more than a month. Should I remove them or leave them alone?

senagal parrot swollen nostril 
Hi i have a senagal parrot about 7 years old recently his left nostril has swollen and looks encristed inside he does seem fine in himself any advice please …

Umbrella Cockatoo has crusty butt 
Our Cockatoo is about 18 years old and we noticed this week she has a crusty butt and we have never seen this happen before. She has not wanted to take …

Swelling in neck area in a lovebird 
My lovebird is 18 years old and lately he has taken some falls from my shoulder. I noticed he has some swelling right above his breast bone in the neck …

Lovebird with orange/yellow lump/bump 
I have my 13 year old female lovebird with a yellow/orange bump(lump) between her legs but a little above them. Shes had this for about a week and it doesn't …

Possible cause of death of Love Brid 
We had a love bird for three years (He was around 13 years old). About a year ago he developed breathing problems, was lethargic, and was on medication …

Found parrot on road with paralysed legs. 
3 days back I found a parrot lying on road.I took it home and found both of the legs paralysed, Atonic. Now feeding well. A very feeble movement is noticed …

lessor jardine 
my year old jardine's beek is turning white. Is this suppose to happen? The bird appears to be Happy & healthy. It turned a year old september 4th 2010. …

Love Bird itchy tail area 
I have noticed that my love bird seems to be itchy near her tail area. She keeps on shaking her tail a lot. Except for the excessive scratching near the …

Parakeet regurgitating whole seeds? 
My budgie, Kyu, is about 2 years old. He seems healthy enough aside from the fact that for the past two days he's been regurgitating these small yellow …

cockatiel behavior 
Can you tell me why my cockatiel is sputtering? it just started today. She is 2 yrs old. Her cagemate is not doing this. The only change is that I …

Moving rear end over my hand 
My cockatiel rubs her rear end on my hand while she is perched on my finger. Why does she do this?

Nanday Conure with an Itchy Beak 
I have had my Nanday Conure since he was a few months old, for about ten years. Today I noticed he is grinding his beak against anything he can(this is …

companion for bird 
I have a 1 1/2 year old Meyers and I think it is boy. I am going to croak soon and although I can probably find him a good home for basic care I do not …

Parakeet scratcing 
my year old female white parakeet, seems to scratch her head often with her feet much like a cat or dog would. should I be concerned?

Green Cheek Conure Runny Droppings Sneezing 
So basically, my precious green cheek conure named Marcus Junior whom I love more than anything in the world has been sneezing lately so I took him to …

Asprin for birds? 
Can a blue front amazon benefit from a small dose of asprin?

canary making strange sounds and feather loss 
hi my canary is about 1 years old. he is not singing anymore but making strange clicking/breathing/scraping sounds. he is also losing feathers around his …

Canary colour food and Finches 
Hi I have 4 society finches and an apricot canary in the same cage. They all get along fine but i was just wondering if it was ok to put the red factor …

cockatoo scratching ear 
my cockatoo is scratching at her ear area and holding her mouth open while doing it does she have a ear infection or is this ok. she is new to our household …

Puffed up budgie! 
My budgie is constantly puffed up and wanders to places in the house and does not seem to be singing or as active as normal! ... he seems to be skinnier …

Can a Parrotlet get a seed stuck in their throat? 
I picked up my Parrotlet on Saturday and she died on Sunday she was 7 weeks old and eating on her own but very small. She fell off her perch and when …

conure n parrot in same cage 
Will my blue headed pionus parrot get along with my nanday conure if put in same cage?

Zebra hen, plucking tail feathers and has tiny white bump (puss?)  
Hello, I just noticed yesterday that my otherwise very healthy looking Zebra has a large bald spot down her back close to her tail. The tail feathers …

Feathery Parrotlet 
I've had Bruce, a parrotlet for almost two years. Over the past summer he seemed to have been pulling or losing a good amount of his feathers. We tried …

baby bird pink eye and sneez 
i have a baby cockatiel (popet), who is 12 weeks old, since we have had popet he has been sneezing, however a week ago he begain shuting his right eye. …

Two conures dead wihin twelve hours, help me understand. 
I had a Red Mask and Jenday who were perfectly fine when I went to work yesterday. When I came home for work and the gym welve hours later, they were …

Sun Conure Wing Twitch 
I've had a sun conure for just under a month now, I got her from a breeder. She is almost 4 months old (she was born May 2, 2010). She has this strange …

lovebird sick? 
my lovebird is only about 5-7 months old. he walks around slightly puffed up. our house is not heated and we live in australia (temperature is about 17 …

Budgie has turned up feathers  
I found a Budgie in my garden four weeks ago and she has been very quite. but has now started to scratch and pluck at her feathers her feathers are turned …

Swelling on B&G Macaw jaw? 
I have a 5 year old Blue and Gold Macaw, and I just noticed an area on the back of his mandible below his ears that is about the size of a penny and swollen/some …

Goffin with bald spot on chest 
My goffin has a bald spot on chest and legs is it mites or is he plucking

botulism in duck 
i think my duck my have botulism, how do i treat her

Alexandrine Parrot discoloration 
I have noticed a discoloration on my Alexandrine Parrot's head, what could cause this? It has happened twice now.

Pet sitting for a Green Cheek Conure that plucks... 
Hi, I'm pet sitting for a green cheek conure that has a history of plucking. I've had her at my house for 4 days now and she'll be with me for another …

Rhododendrons branches safe? 
Rhododendrons - Are they poisonous or can birds chew their branches? Thank you.

Help! peachface lovebird sick 
my lovebird's tail is bobbing up and down when breathing. and there is a slight swell in the tummy. her stool is watery(excess urine) and sometimes have …

budgie 
My budgie is about three and a half years old. Over the past week I have noticed the feathers around her right eye have been worn away so her skin is visible. …

Lorikeet with lame feet 
My healthy Rainbow Lorikeet bird has just been given to my parents and it has now gone lame- feet curled up,this also happened to my Brother's bird, same …

african grey help !"!! 
i have a 2 year old african grey i have owned him since he was 3 months old, but the past 2 days he dusnt seem rite, hes playing and talking like his normal …

cold/virus from humans? 
Can my Meyers parrot catch a cold or virus from the humans he is in contact with?

Green Tongue 
My pet Budgie has a green tongue at first I thought it could be green wood or dye or something but there's none of that around his cage and he also has …

Maroon Bellied Conure ate several sand size plastic parts 
Hello Avian Experts, My 2.5 yr old maroon bellied conure ate a few little parts from a clip in my hair. They are about the size of sand. It thought I …

Biting foot 
my Budgie constantly bites his foot an I can I don't know why.

Barfing bird 
hi my names adnan my dusky headed conure is in perfect condition but hes afraid of being left alone in a room and screams really loud and he or she knows …

my hen pretends to lay eggs 
About a month ago,my Rhode island red,who layed an egg a day,stoped producing eggs. Every day,she goes through the motions of crowing before the act,siting …

budgie foot problem 
My budgie do not exert much pressure on its effected foot.And two claws have no nails..it also seem to be lethargy and week.plz tell me the cause and treatment? …

parakeet harmed wing 
i hava 2 parakeets that roam freely in apartment. one has wings cut short when purshased. parakeet flew and harmed wing with box and started bleeding. …

my african grey has been picking his feathers 
and now there all gone he has a red lump that is getting bigger what can this be?

parakeet has tumor 
hello, I wrote in before asking about why my keet that stays on the bottom of cage with very little chirping and so on. I did take her to a vet, and she …

general maintanence and general question 
Hi Doctor I am 4rom mumbai i want to ask some general quetions.I blow the food husk everyday and feed it clean kitchen tap water,is that ok or i feed …

Parakeet foot problem 
My parakeet is always on one foot and when he walks he tries not to put much pressure on his bad foot. One of his nails looks greenish on the bad foot. …

tiel split lower beak....... 
My female tiel managed to seperate the wire ring holding her swing & wire pierced her lower jaw & went into mouth. Took her to vet & she was treated; she's …

puffy bird 
is it normal for my cockatiel to puff up a little bit when she is sleeping?

Parakeet Acting Wierd! 
Hello, My parakeet is 3 years old, and has always been friendly.Would go on my finger, and always be on the perch, and woulden't mind my hand in the cage, …

my b & g started sneezing and his nose has a little blood,  
I just bought an 8 month old b & g macaw. He has been with us for about 7 hours. He just started grinding his beak and sneezing. We just looked at him …

my bird need a medicine  
my budjie is always sleeping and it looks tired and don't sings or make a sound , what to do ? is he dying ? { the green one in the picture }

What shall I do to make a Parakeet/budgie to prevent dying? 
My very beloved parakeet just died today and I do NOT want my other lonely parakeet to die.How could I tell if it's sick or if it's gonna die? ~Mina …

African Grey Slightly Bald Underneath Wings 
Not sure if this is normal, he has a bit of bald underneath the wings, 'armpit' sort of area. Skin just looks pink not sore.

Help my green cheeks tail seems to be disintegrating 
I came home one day and noticed the end of my green cheeks tail was bent and messed up. I naturally thought she got her tail caught in the bars of her …

Africa Gray questions 
Found an African Gray on my doorstep about 3 days ago. It's people friendly and you can feed it by hand. But it seems to have a hurt leg, it won't fully …

budgies attacking 
Hi, I am from Mumbai,India. I have three budgies in the same cage, 2 female and 1 male. The problem is that one female is continously attacking the other. …

maintance of love birds 
doctor i am from mumbai as u know i had written before i want to ask some general questions i evrytime insert an calcium block and every 8 months i mix …

Swollen Face? 
Today, my cockatiel hit into a window. I thought he was dead, but he just knocked himself out. I put him back in his cage, so he could rest, when he woke …

baby parakeet that can't sit on perch 
My granddaughter is adopting a brain damaged baby parakeet, 3 months old. He cannot sit on as perch and sleeps in his food bowl. Pet smart is giving him …

sudden loss of toe 
My hawkhead parrot's foot was caught in her the loose strings of her tent last week. Today she lost half of her toe. What do I do?

Male Sun Conure becomeing "sexually frustrated"? 
Hello i am getting a 4 month old male sun conure. My little sister has a female parrotlet she is about 3 or 4 years old. And i would like to know if the …

Caique Severe Itching - Excessive Grooming 
Hi to everyone, Thank you in advance for taking time to answer this question. I have a 1 and a half year old caique and only recently he has suddenly …

Jenday Conure Tail Twitching 
I have a beautiful and happy approximately 18 month old Jenday Conure (called Fish) who is the shine in my world. He (I never got him sexed, but always …

budgie feather cyst  
My 2 year old blue parakeet, Baby has a feather cyst on his left wing by the primary fearthers. His vet has had me put a warm compress and neosporin on …

light pink and slightly swollen eye rings 
Hi, when i went to check on my green cheek conure and my jenday this morning I realized my Jenday's eye rings were slightly swollen on the bottom and were …

Budgie Disease 
Drear sir, my budgie's dropping is seem to be normal but stick on vent feathers and produce greenish appearence.She has loss of appetite,over growth …

medicines 4 sick love birds 
hi doctor i am 4rom mumbai i have atleast 5 pair of love birds just 5 months ago my4 love birds died in continously 4 days the symptoms were that their …

strange sound 
I have a 6 yr old timneh African gray. He started making some strange noise a few weeks ago. I have not worried about it because he hasn't been acting …

Male eclectus chest lump. 
My 12 month old male eclectus parrot has developed a sack-like lump on his breast. It's quite large, and I only noticed it today when he was in the shower …

conure losing his tail feathers 
I have a green cheek conure that I have had for about 2 months that has lost about 3 or 4 of his tail feathers. He is about 2 1/2 years old and was attacked …

Disease 
Dear sir, my budgie vent is greenish and her claws nails are long.she is seem to be masticated something in her beak. what would be the diagnosis?And …

Abnormal feather growth and bald spots on 23 yr old Nanday Conure 
I have owned a Nanday conure for 23 years named Larry Bird. His exact age is unknown because he was in my friend's cherry tree before he decided he had …

Budgee Distended Chest 
The bird is acting normal except for a sudden swelling of her chest. What would cause this in an otherwise healthy bird?

crusted skin 
my budgie charlie has crusted skin around his nose and beak is that normal?

my parakeet swollen part of the adomen 
why does my female parakeet havent laid any eggs yet she is only swollen

runny eyes and nasal discharge 
My 7 month amazon has been given Dexametazone , Tobramicine eye drops vor an eye swelling problem. It also has watery discharge from both nostrils. …

Sudden Beak Growth 
I have a Love Bird that had a portion of it's lower beak suddenly start growing. The part was between the back of the beak and the tip. An area about 3/16" …

Red feathers on breast of African Grey Congo 
I've surfed and surfed and have yet to find a good explanation for these pink feathers that are randomly appearing on my AGC's front and back. The region …

my african grey neck has become swollen  
i have a 2 year old male african grey. he has just started to pull his feathers out and his neck has started to swell on the right side can you help

parakeet with hurt foot 
my parakeet can't seem to bend one foot around his perch. It is not discolored or deformed. The toes stick out straight and he seems unhappy.

Amazon - Bad Day's 
I have a yellow shouldered amazon and he (or she) is about 3.5 years old. My wife and I both raised him and he has bonded strongly to me. He normally …

Bird Poo 
My bird has not been sexed yet. Recently she (as we believe she is a she) made a poop that had blood in it. It was almost encapsulated. She had only …

Baby green parrot attacked by dog 
My baby green parrot (about a month old and I'm not sure exactly what kind it is) just got attacked by my little dog (chihuahua size). I checked the parrot …

swollen love bird leg 
My love bird had string tied around her foot from the nesting the swelling went down a little but not all the way there is a black thing around her leg …

Handfeeding Question 
I was just wondering how often a one month old sun conure's crop should empty? I recently had a vet visit in which they told me my bird was at the perfect …

Feather Loss 
We have a Seven year old Kakariki who has lost all his body plumage and only has grey down covering him. His head and neck and tail are unaffected. We …

Feeding my Ecleptus 
I am getting a young ecleptus in a couple of weeks, and have been told to feed him Harrisons lifetime pellet food, high potiency. Is that instead of any …

Mini Seizure or not? 
Hello. We are the proud owners of a peach faced love bird, aged 13 years. Sunny (the bird) has been healthy for a long time. Then, a week ago he had a …

moulting ? 
hello, today i noticed my cockatiel attempting to fly but not doing ti soo well it seems like hes lost his flight feathers on one wing he is moulting soo …

Gender of Quaker parrot? 
How can you tell the gender of your quaker parrot?

why is my lorikeet rubing or scraching his head or pluchuing feathers 
do u think its molting its 18 months female

possible tumor 
My cockatiel has a growth on left wing- about 1/2 inch around- no blood- doesnt pick at it- took to a Vet and was told I could have surgery done but since …

Possible actual cause of death in my aged (31 yr old)cocketiel 
Around a quarter to one in the morning(7/18/10), I went into the kitchen of my home to grab a snack from the refrigerator. As I passed the cage of our …

One month old baby sun conure sneezing frequently 
Hi, I purchased my baby sun conure from a breeder over 2 weeks ago. He was at the time 2 weeks old and seemingly healthy, he did sneeze maybe once or twice …

Cooked beans safe for birds? 
Please could you tell me specifically what beans are safe for parrots. We have a conure, we have been giving him lima beans, broad beans, green beans, …

Camicide on birds? 
My two canaries have air sac mites; something I'm sure they came with from the pet shop. They have both been treated with Ivermectin. I wanted to use the …

gas bubbles in lorikeet droppings 
Hello, I have a pair of rainbow lorikeets which have been having gas bubbles in their droppings. I have spoken and taken my birds to an avian vet and …

my female budgie has dark circles 
why does my budgie have dark circles around her eyes?

Itchy Peach Faced Lovebird, Blood on Feather 
I have a 5 1/2 year old peach faced lovebird. He was hatched from my in-laws birds, so we've had him his entire life. He does not have a cage mate and …

growth under bird's nostril 
my parakeet has just developed a growth on her right nostril? it is dark in colour and is around 2mm in length. it doesn't appear to be affecting her at …

cockatiel infection 
my cockatiel(sunny) has a red bubble on her back and i dont know if it is a infection or if it is just a bug on or in her the bubble is again red and looks …

hey 
my sis droped the bird cage wen she was cleaning and we had a parrot in the cage and it looks like hes hurt on his but. he didn't loose any tail fethers …

My budgie has awkard vomiting 
Name of budgie: JJ Age: @5-6 months old Where and when did I get JJ: Local bird shop on 5 June 2010 * We don't have any avian vet here in Hong Kong …

zebra finch feathers 
I have a male zebra finch he is missin feathers right abover his tail under his wings and has white crusty stuff on his beak what should i do?

pink raised lump under my parrots beak 
im writing to ask about a pink raised lump under my parrots beak with a black spot on it can hyou help pls

love birds beak  
one of my love birds have developed a black patch on its beak, It seems perfectly healthy apart from this, so would just like to know it this is something …

green urates, eating poop, watery green suronding poop 
my cockatiel eating her poop for a while and now has greenish urates and urine sorounding her poop we drove up to my grand parents for the summer on tuseday …

Pigeon has cloudy small spot on his eyeball 
Hello :-) I have a white pigeon with grey spots.His name is Spotty, and I noticed that he blinks his left eye a lot. So I looked at his left eye close …

Sun conure losing gray feathers 
Our 10 year old sun conure lost all her breast and tummy and under her wing gray feathers literally over night. She is totally bare in those spots and …

parrots male or female? 
how can i tell if my quaker parrots is a male or female

Open Chest Wound. 
My African Grey, Female, 6 years old fell from her perch onto the tile floor and a small cut was observed on her chest. She stopped bleeding however never …

Darker chest 
Our cockatiel is 16 years old and has been very healthy. I have just noticed the appearance of the feathers on his chest to have turned a darker shade …

Vomiting in 75 year old Amazon Yellow Head 
My 75 year old parrot has been vomiting once every morning. it is white with white seed looking particles in it.

Picking problem? 
I have a cockatiel that is about 15 years old. For the last year he has been picking underneath his right wing! Sometimes he will pick himself bloody to …

My cockatiel has a growth on his wing 
Wilbur, my 18 year old cockatiel, randomly fell off his perch back in December and bent a feather out of place on his left wing. There was no blood, …

Canary with Clipped Toe Nails 
We recently clipped our Canary's toenails (a groomer did actually) and now whenever he hops to a perch he falls off of it. He's been sitting on the lowest …

blood blister on leg 
My 9 month old sun conure has blood blister on his leg at joint. don't know how it happened but think my lovebird bit him. the love bird has been put in …

lorikeet scratching head a lot 
i have noticed that my rainbow lorikeet has been scratching her head a lot could there be a problen or is that normal she is other wise happy and active. …

broken off bottom mandible 
4 days ago my mustached Parakeet's bottom mandible broke,or I should say fell off. (No sign of decay, etc.) There is still about 1/8" left on the bird. …

Old Lilac Crown constantly squaking 
Our old Lilac Crown has begun squaking for extended periods (hours) during the day. This has been going on for at least a couple of months. She acts …

Parakeet has runny poop, clusters around bottom 
I’ve had my parakeet for a little over 7 years now. Lately I’ve noticed that his poop has been very runny. Sometimes it clusters around his bottom and …

swollen soft stomach 
Could my bird have liver disease? She has been swollen for about 2 weeks now. I have felt her and there seems to be no eggs in her stomach. She does have …

Canary not laying 
My canary hen is 2 years she laid last breeding season this year she has not laid and not even built a nest like she does. I wormed and treated her for …

Can an external trauma cause tumor/cancer in birds? 
My 20-yr old green cheek conure just passed last weekend. He had a very large tumor near liver or spleen that was pushing all of his digestive system in …

Ringneck 
What does it mean if a Ringneck scratch his beak constantly and sneasing what can i do about this?

Parrot Nose Bleeding 
My friend adopted an 8 month old blue quaker parrot one week ago. She brought him to the vet to get him checked out and to have a blood test done. The …

my female finch 
hi there i have a pair of little white finches and my female had a small bald patch behind her head (back of neck area)they are in a good sized cage with …

I Need Help!! 
I have an Alexandrian parrot - a female parrot, shes about three and half years old and she has been plucking her tail blood feather since young ,when …

Caique - Black Rings around eyes 
Hi - Firstly, thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question. I have a 1 and a half year old white bellied caique; when I first got …

Budgie face and feather looks scruffy 
My Budgie is one year old, and for the past week, I noticed the top of her head seems rough and her feathers are sticking out and looks like sticks, and …

One of 2 pet budgies died - we're worried about the other one! 
Four years ago we bought a pair of baby budgies, a male and female. 5 days ago, the female died and we're not exactly sure why. She displayed no symptoms …

Bird mites! 
I just got two pairs of zebra finches two months ago. The birds all share the same cage. One of the females has a bald spot right above her beak. And …

CITRON COCKATOO WITH A BALD SPOT ON HER FACE 
I have a 9 year old female citron cockatoo. Shes always had great feathers and no plucking problem. she recently started molting. she has had so many new …

Lethargic 13 year-old parrotlet 
We have a 13 year-old parrotlet with an enlarged liver as seen on an x-ray. Our vet or we are not willing to get more invasive to find out the cause, so …

Twitching feet 
Hi, My budgie (girl) has just started this evening making a twitching motion with her feet. Its as if she is lifting each one up and contracting it in …

Trying to feed his owner 
I have an African Grey that I recently inherited from a family member and over the past couple of days he has been trying to feed me everytime I attempt …

Budgie Constipation 
Hello, about two days ago I noticed my five-year-old budgie showing signs of constipation (constantly puffed up, picking and scratching at his vent with …

Lovebird liver problems 
My lovebird was diagnosed a little less than a month ago with having liver problems, my avian vet took some liquid from my bird's belly (cause it was enlarged) …

4 month old indian ringneck with swollen vent 
I have a 4 month old Indian ring neck (hatch date Feb. 1 2010) I got him 04/26/2010 I have had him for about six week now. and this morning I noticed …

Sudden change in behavior. 
I have two Lovebirds, one Fischer and one Peach Faced... siblings. Given to me last Christmas as hatchlings, we hand fed them, and they've been great …

Unformed eggs and passing of blood 
OUr 4 year old cocktiel laid what appeared to be an unformed egg in a stream of blood a couple of days ago. Today she has passed another stream of blood …

will my cockateil die if I take his mate away 
I have a cage at my house with two cockateils in it one is my friends and one is mine she wants to take one of them to her house and they are really attached …

foot fracture, bruise 
I accidently stepped on my parrot while shaving and didn't know he was there. He made a loud screech. Nothing seemed to be broken except for my heart. …

Parrolet switch to pellets 
I have taken your advice and is in the process of switching my parrolet over to pellets. i don't want her to starve BUT...it has been a week and she is …

My friends former pet died. Wanna know the cause. 
Hello what does it mean when a Zebra Finch loses its feathers and develops pink bumps on its skin? What could be the cause of it?

Flem from mouth 
I have a green cheek that has never traveled nor has ever had flem come from mouth. She is 3. I drove her to my moms and on the way, yellow flem was forming …

Avian Vet in India 
Someone just added an Avian Vet in India to our Find an Avian Vet page. This is GREAT news for all the people that write from India needing an avian …

Sunday Conure bald head, bottom, and legs! 
I have a Sunday Conure. I am not sure of the gender. When I purchased the bird from a breeder, she clipped the wings too short, so when the bird would …

canary pulling out feathers and his eye is like it is infected please help 
hi i don't really no much about my 8year old daughter was bought 2 male canarys for christmas as a present. at first they were fine but recently they have …

both nostrils blocked in my cockatiel 
hello, i recently noticed both my cockatiels nostrils are fully covered over, it looks like the skin has grown over them. He is still eating and whistling …

conversion chart 
i am just wondering what the cockatial to human years is

Improve Feather quality in Umbrella Cockatoo 
My Cockatoo Taz is 6 months old. He eats well and spends a lot of time outside the cage. However I feel he is not as healthy as the other cocokatoos I …

Wall paint safe for birds 
I have bought a house and it needs painting. I plan to paint before I bring in the birds (parrots). Is there a paint/brand you would recommend that is …

Lathargic male parakeet 
My Male parakeet (blue nose) has been lethargic but still has a good appetite. When he's not eating or drinking he's on the bottom perch quiet sleeping …

can't seem to keep feathers on body 
Hi, I have had a blue parrolett since it was a baby about three-four years now. In the last year, she continues to appear like she is molting. her feathers …

hen that is not eating or drinking, what should I do? 
hen that is not eating or drinking, what should I do?

Cockatiel with paralyzed legs 
We have had our cockatiel, Sheila, for 12 years. She is very small, about 75 grams when healthy. She is not a cronic egg layer, but she did have egg …

Indian Ringneck Parakeet balance problems 
I have a Indian Ringneck who is between 25 and 30 years old. She rarely sits on the bottom of her cage but has chosen to do so for the past few hours. …

toucans 
Can toucans survive in a non-tropical environment

small red bump 
My 14 year old Blue and gold macaws has devloped a small pinkish red bump in the white part of his face. He has no other symptoms but it still worries …

Closed eyes and loud breathing?? 
Hi, I have an eclectus parrot that I am worried about. About 3 days ago she was vomiting, she ate very little, her droppings were dark color and both …

My Canary still not singing 
I have a red factor canary and he has been molting since the end of February. It is now May. He still has a few white needles on his head which I believe …

Red belly parrot 
my red belly parrot spits up every once in awhile what causes that

Hahn's Macaw possible PDD? 
I wrote in recently about acquiring a 5-6 year old Hahn's Macaw. I have brought him in to the avian vet for an exam and he was tested for PBFD, Polyoma, …

sick parakeet 
hello, I have a 5 years old parakeet who lives with a mate (mate is healthy). for last month he became quite sick. he looks tired, always sits like a …

Kill termites and wood ants, but safe for birds? 
We need to do something to kill the termites and wood ants in our house. What is safe to use? We are told we need to spray in the attic and outside, …

squeaky breathing 
I have a budgie about 8 yrs. old. Lately she has been squeaking while she flies and sometimes when she's just sitting but at night,periodically, I hear …

rainbow lorikeet (Chester) has a lump near his bum. 
There is a lump under my rainbow lorikeets body near his bum and a little to the left. Just wondering if they can have a egg stuck like budgies can, or …

can you breed a severe macaw and a yellow collard macaw togather? 
just wondering if you can breed a severe macaw and a yellow collard macaw?

Conure with dislocated leg 
I was recently made aware of an injured conure through a posting on a classified listing site. The owner stated in the ad that her bird was injured and …

Ill Lilac Crowned Amazon, sudden feet paralysis, not eliminating 
Our lilac crowned amazon, who has been completely healthy for the past 22 years started sitting on the bottom of her cage Friday. She suddenly lost …

Pigeon is at the vet  
Hello :-) We have a flock of piegons who come to our backyard every day and we feed them and give them water and seed and we love them a lot. A few days …

Tempurature 
We just bought a huge cage to put on our screen porch so our Senegal parrot can enjoy the Spring & Summer. We cover him up at night, but I worry that …

Stool stuck to parakeet's underside 
I'm wondering if the bird is sick. He has stool stuck to her underside. She seems to be eating fine, but never drinks much water. She puffs up alot and …

pigeons eating dust? 
My pigeons eat lots of dust particles, cement and they even start pecking in the garden. even their droplings are very watery, their cage is also wet all …

A grey pigeon who doesn't seem well 
Hello, how are you going? A while ago, my white dove got a bacterial infection and then he disappeared half way through his course of tablets :-( Now I …

Peach-Face Parrot - small white growth on edge of beak 
We have a peach-face parrot. He has been very healthy to date and is around 5-6 years old. Just this week a small white growth appeared - this is located …

Bored with food 
I have a 5 month old male quaker called Bailey. I have recently noticed that he has started to eat less and less of the food he is given each day. He has …

Bird Foot Chewing 
My bird has started to chew his foot. He will take it and shake it and pick (what I think is skin) off and it's swollen at the joint and just started this. …

small bump on caiques upper eyelid 
My 1 year old caique has a pink bump on his upper eyelid, and I have been reading around that if your bird is on an all seed diet it may get this, Sammy …

Baby budgie with splayed leg 
Hi, how should i treat a 3 week old baby budgie with one splayed leg ?

Broken leg 
My Ring Necked parrot has broken his leg what to do with him.

Panama amazon doing really big poos 
Hi I have a amazon, she is 8 years old and I have had her for that time, suddenly this week she has started to do really big poos, as big or bigger than …

african grey hen has a lump under the skin below her cere 
hi my african grey has a lump under her cere its not open its under the skin and i cant bring her to the vet yet as she is sitting on eggs but its seems …

Swtiching Harrison's Types 
My Sun Conure was originally on High Potency for about six months, but when we bought a new one, they only had Adult Lifetime. I'd like to switch him back …

Sudden behavioral changes in my Green Cheeked Amazon 
My Green Cheeked Amazon (Mexican Red-Headed Amazon) recently terrified me by acting bizarrely, suddenly out of character. He was sitting calmly on the …

about my b&g macaw 
i have got a nine month old blue and gold macaw and i have noticed that the outside bit of its throat looks a little bit red what could it be any answers …

cockatiel stops talking 
Hi, I've had a male cockatiel since he was 2 months old. He's now just about a year old. He had been talkng for about 7 months. Just a handful of words …

lovebird leg paralysis 
Hello, I have a peachface lovebird and lately (I noticed this 2 days ago) his legs got paralysed. It happened practically overnight, I didn't see any …

animax for sun conure 
i would like to know if you should prescribe animax/panolog for a sun conure

Sun conure vs. mouse.. 
Can a mouse get into the bird cage and actually hurt the bird? Would the bird try to defend itself against the mouse or is he a sitting duck?

broken leg sunconure 
my sunconure had broken his right leg within a few days of this i had got the leg set the splint was on for 2weeks. will his leg ever be the same again …

Fungus  
My bird (lovebird) was adopted from our bird club he was very sick when we got him and no one wanted him so my husband and I took him. His nares are huge …

What does this mean? Lump 
My female budgie has a lump under her belly and near her but. What does this mean?

shock, fungus possible 
I work in a pet shop and I'm concerned about a cockatail that has been in our care for two weeks. He is the sweetest bird ever, until about a week ago …

Diamond Dove losing feathers around neck 
Hello, Thank you for any help you can provide my family. We have recently purchased two Diamond Doves approx. two months ago. Today we noticed that …

there is a bald patch on my female zebra finch and it's a bit green. 
My female zebra fich has a bald patch around her back and neck.it'a little green. what should i do. i put a mixture of clean water and aloe gel on the …

there's a red bump on my parakeets foot 
My parakeet bit my other parakeets foot and then this red bump showed up. I'm not sure if i should be worried. should i or will it heal??

Pigeon has feathers missing on neck 
Hello, how are you going? :-) We have a flock of pigeons who visit our backyard every day, and we feed them and give them water and love them all a lot. …

Pinkish bump on Parakeet's base of tail 
My parakeet has a rather large bump on the top side of her body, near the beginning of the tail. She's been seemingly fine for the past year that she …

Parakeet red right nostril 
Hi, I noticed that my parakeet seems to have something red-ish in his right nostril, it doesn't seem to bother him much but he hasn't been as energetic …

Abscesses on legs and wing 
I would appreciate very much if you could provide the diagnosis (or the best possible guess) and regimen (instructions of treatment) based on the attached …

Female lovebird has seizures 
my lovebird has always been with her mate. now i watch and her seizures tend to be more when she goes to bottom of cage and the male wants to get on her. …

Motion Sickness 
I have a 7 month old umbrella cockatoo who gets car sick and always throws up. Each car ride, he is now throwing up sooner. Is there any medication I …

pulling out feathers 
why is my ringneck baby +- 7months old pulling out her tail feathers, she has a large cage, she has toys to play with we put the radio on for her during …

My new white dove is doing really well. What's the best things to feed him? 
Hello, how are you going? :-) I wrote recently about my new white dove who came to me from an animal shelter. He was abused terribly by his previous owners. …

bondi, parakeet, won't sit on eggs 
Our female parakeet, 1.5 yrs old, has been breeding daily with our male parakeet, 1.5yrs old. Bondi, female, has laid 2 eggs in 3 days. She will not …

sneezing green check 
my one yr old green check sneezes every once in a while, big wet ones. nothing around her nares are are any different then they have always been. and she …

Baby Green Cheek Conures have lumps on beak 
Hi there, I have two baby green cheek conures (5 weeks old) that have a little lump of skin on both sides of the base of their beak. Both the babies have …

Golden Sun Conure feather plucking mate 
I have a breeding pair of Golden Sun Conures. The male Sunnie is being plucked by his partner. They are currently sitting on 3 eggs and cannot separate …

sudden death of my conure 
2months ago my jenday conure died he was 10. he was on top of his cage on his play gym i noticed him breathing hard then it became slower and he died on …

biting 
I have a 10 year old Timneh africian parrot. She has always been social (she is often out of her cage more than in her cage). She has starting biting …

Sun Conure Laying Eggs 
I have a sun conure with a mate, and she has just laid her 3rd egg which is normal for her . I noticed that this time when she's sitting on her eggs she's …

please help hurt cockateil 
My wife was getting our cockateil food this moring and left his cage open and he got out. I didn,t know she was feeding him and he flew into the living …

Goose with broken beak 
Dear Sir/Madam Our goose broke the tip of his bottom jaw off on a fence while attacking a straying dog. He does not seem to be able to grip the tips …

Cold Food 
Is it dangerous to feed adult birds their cooked food directly from the fridge? They seem to prefer it cold rather than room temp. My sun conure loves …

Little Fluffy Feather on chest 
I have two quakers in the same cage. They both seem to get along fine, however, one of them has a little bald spot on his chest. I have seen fluffy feathers …

Diet: question: 
I run an a small parrot rescue out of my home and a good 90% of the birds that I see come in with a completely messed up diet. None, so far have ever really …

Broken and bleeding legs of a parrot 
How to treat an broken legs with bleeding of a parrot? Can we use human antibiotics(beta dine cream,etc)? Which other antibiotic should be used for such …

Sun conure hurt :( 
I have a sun conure, i found it bleeding in the feet day before. It has a broken finger and i leg dispositioned. I belive either the cat or mouse hurt …

Green wing macaw- breathing 
Hi there, I am an 18 year old girl and I work at a pet store and a few days ago I found one of our 9 month old sun conures at the bottom of his cage on …

indian ringneck quiet 
I have a 5 month old Indian Ringneck! the guy told me he was a male, but he hasn,t got the ring on its neck so i take it its female. I feed him fruit and …

Skinny Cockatiel  
My cockatiel has all of its feathers, it eats fine, is about 7-9mons old, it has some problems whistling, it walks really slow as if it had no strength …

Parrot Feather Condition 
I recently was given a 4 year old parrot who is a chronic plucker on her stomach only. Her stomach only has her white undercoat which she doesn't mess …

Redness and Feather Loss 
I have a Pionus and she is 4 years old. About a week ago it started getting red around her nostrils and it quickly spread to the skin around her eyes. …

my parrots tongue 
i noticed today my african parrot has a red area at the back of it tongue. He seem well in himself and eating normally

cockatiel pimple on where beak meets cheek 
There is a little fleshy looking pimple where my birds beak meets her cheek...and it's getting bigger, do you know what it could be?

parakeet with bloated stomach 
What does it mean if you have gotten a new bird and it looks as if it has a bubbled or bloated looking stomach?

please help me!! 
My parakeet has long white things growing out of his legs and around the sides of his beak what is wrong with him what can I do?

34 year old blue crowned conure may have tumor? 
Hello, Flapjack, our 34 year old blue crowned conure has been in our family since my father purchased him as a baby from a pet store. He was born in …

green cheek conure strange behaviour 
Hi my Crimson Rosella died 3 days ago, I had only had her for a month and ever since she passed my green cheek conure has really changed. I also have a …

Scaley Face Mites 
I have 7 parakeets with scaley face mites, to take them all to the vet i have to pay $45 for each of them and that is not including the medicine. I need …

Head tremor 
My parakeet does this really odd thing with her head when she is close to my face. She will have the head tremors, looks like she is shaking but only her …

Budgie has swelling on tummy and back 
Pet caged budgerigar approx 3 years old has developed large swelling on front of tummy and back. Tail feather is constantly positioned downwards. Bird …

quaker parrot bleeding 
do birds have periods if not why would she have blood on her behind

feather loss 
hi, my 4yr old African Grey (m) is always bald at the back of his neck, you cant see his skin , but his long feathers are gone leaving like soft down underneath. …

my congo african grey started plucking her feathers! 
hello, I have a female congo African Grey "Obbi" which is 5 months old, she started plucking her feathers under her left wing.What should I do?

Parakeet 
I've had these two parakeets and one recently dies. The other i noticed that it has a huge swollen belly and no feathers there or around its butt. It is …

African Grey no feathers around eyes 
I got a 14 week old african grey today I am a little concerned about the fact that she has no feathers around her eyes. I was thinking maybe a plucking …

xylitol safe for birds? 
Is the sweetener xylitol safe for all birds? (Appears to be safe for chickens) I'm specifically interested in feeding xylitol sweetened foods to corvids-- …

Runny cere, rapid loss of feathers under wings and around the cere 
I am pretty sure this is an emergency, but I live in a small town and cannot find a bird vet. I tried contacting one of the general vets here, but they …

bumble foot gangreen? 
i have a baby cockatiel that was always a little clumsy and would fall out of the breeding box i had placed for its parents, so one day i woke up and saw …

bald patches in green cheeked conure 
i recently got a green cheeked conure who i was told is 2 years old.When i got him he had downy feathers on his chest which are still there with no sign …

Reason for male lorikeet's death. 
My male rainbow lorikeet of about 2-3 years just died on Friday night but we don't know what had caused it. We found it lying at the base of the cage but …

Sneezing crusts 
I was playing with my 8 month old male budgie when I realized it had crusts around it's nose. While I was examining him he did a wet sneeze in my face. …

wing holding 
I clipped my budgies wings by myself. I clipped the first six feathers and did it all correctly. But now my budgie is holding his left wing up and seems …

african grey not drinking water 
Hi ive just got a pair of african greys and they dont seem to be drinking any water is their anything i can do ive had the pair for two weeks now …

african gray hen  
hi i have noticed over the last few weeks that my african gray hen has a bright pink bottom thats open a bit iv seen this as shes going in to the nest …

Rainbow Lorikeet with a swollen and split tongue 
Hi, We are feeding some Rainbow Lorikeets apple on our balcony. One of the regular ones appears to be having trouble eating and it looks like it has a …

Returning a conure 
If I return a green cheeked conure to the pet store I purchased it from within the 14 day return policy, will the conure suffer any emotional trauma? …

Foot biting 
My Quaker has always been an energetic naughty bird until recently he has been biting his feet till they bleed, now he's just like a cute stuffed toy puffed …

my parrot is starting to pluck feathers 
Hello, my African Grey has started to pluck some feathers.I see it sometimes put his head under his wings and start to pluck, but only the really small …

wheezing lory 
I have an 11 year old rainbow lory. He is extremly active and has a great appitite , His stool seems normal and he seems to be in good health, but I notice …

bald cockatiel 
my cockatiel has a bald patch on the back of his head and has dry skins on the back of his head

how an I know if my grey african is sick? 
My grey African who I just bought this week was always playing and shouting until today, he just shouts when he wants some food. and he isn't eating when …

Timneh Grey - Standing crouched trying to look flat 
Hello, I've had my bird 22 years and I've never seen him do this: He's crouched on his perch with his wings out slightly, he looks like he is trying to …

something is wrong with my canary elphie 
on 3-13-10 she was almost eaten by my cat and she started pooping clear then it went back to normal the vet said she was okay but she wont sing anymore …

Parrotlet diarrhea 
Hi my parrotlet has recently developed a diarrhea. I haven't changed her diet and she feeds on a seed based diet. I change her cage frequently, has fresh …

hepatomegaly due to AL intoxicity 
my AGP was recowered from AL toxicity but his liver have some degree of enlargement.please help me what i must to do?

My tiel has a bald spot on her head and the skin is very red! 
I took my tiel into the pet store I bought her at to have a routine wing/and nail trim. Her nostrils had been very dark/black for a few days, and I tried …

dodwn feathers 
I have a blue and gold macaw who is 8 years old. In the last week or so he has really started looking like crap. I shower him often but not so much in …

foot sores  
My Grey Cheek parakeet (55 grams) tends to get sores on the bottom of her feet. I have changed to all rope perches of various sizes which are replaced …

my chicken 
my chicken has a bald rad spot by his butt what should i do.

crusty area at corners of beak 
My blue ringneck parrot "Sky" has crusty areas at the corners of her mouth. what causes this?

My new Parakeet is not doing any activity 
Hi, I got 2 new parakeets. I have all sorts of toys in their cage. Its been 2 days and I cant see them playing or doing any activity. One of the parakeet, …

anti-biotic cream safe for cockateils 
My lutino cockateil that i just got about 6 months ago is scratching her eye to the point where it bleeds. I give her lots of baths and it seems to help …

To pluck or not to pluck 
My african grey seems to be in an alful long molt - going on 3 weeks. Also seems to over preen himself at times. He gets about 2 "heavy" spray mist every …

cockatiel leg amputated 
hello, last night my cockatiel had a night fright, dont know why but he lost all of his flight feathers from his left wing. He then tryed to fly out …

Rainbow Lorikeet 
I have a fantastically friendly and energetic Rainbow Lorikeet who'd about 3 years old. He's always happy and energetic and seems very healthy except lately …

cockatiel  
why my cockatiel opens hes beack like hes gasping for air

Strange Sound. 
Hi i have an Alexandarine parakeet couple, today i fed them with tomatoes they ate it very anxiously and after four hours of eating they started making …

Warm food transition to cold food and egg laying 
"I have an 11 year old Umbrella Cockatoo that I rescued. She bonded to me immediately. She was on a poor diet and a feather plucker. I have changed …

scruffy, disheveled feathers on blue-headed pionus 
I recently adopted a 6-year old female blue-headed pionus parrot. She came from what seemed to be a knowledgeable home, where she had been one of about …

Falling off perch in sleep 
Our rainbow lorikeet has recently started falling off his perch while sleeping. also as of late it looks like he's mis- judged the small leap from his …

Why did my parrot die? 
I found my parrot at the bottom of the cage in the middle of the night. He was fine the day before, eating normally and drinking water. I am very careful …

Concerned about my birds beak 
I have a two year old female budgie bird.She may have mites or a fungus and it's affecting her beak.Her beak is growing improperly and is crusty.There's …

Sick Bird/ Treatment Ideas? 
My bird is puffed up and appears to be breathing heavily. I have put a heat pad over her cage and changed her water and food. I didn't know what this may …

Paper shredding 
My B&G macaw lately shreds the newpapers lining the bottom of his cage - why? Never did it before. He is about 15 yrs old.

My Lovebirds legs aarent working anymore. 
Hi, About a week ago, I noticed my lovebird (Roadrunner), holding up one of his legs. It was almost as it was paralyzed. I picked him up, and he didnt …

parakeet 
why would an older parakeet walk with a tilted head and stay on bottom of cage?

Green Quakers Parrots Beak and my Conure bird?? 
I was wondering? What is the cause of a green quaker parrot's beak that is growing fast? I might be getting that kind of bird from someone and would …

Does my bird have a tumor or is preganet? 
My female parakeet's anal area/ lower belly has been enlarged for approximately six weeks now. It seems to be a pinkish color and dry. However she is very …

nose bleed 
Also, he is a very picky eater. He generally eats mainly "junk" food (the seeds) and pushes his pellets out of his bowl. Could the deformity and nose bleeds …

nose bleed - nanday conure 
We have a Nanday Conure. The bird was purchased in May 2009 and is just over a year old. He appears to have a deformed nostril, the left is a lot larger …

I got two love bird and I think they are sick. 
One love bird (Lucy) puffs her feathersoff and walks sluggish. She, churp to making a purring sound and it to quit. I've notice red spots on the gold …

my lovebird is idle 
hi, i brought home a pair of love bird.the male is very active however the female just sits with her head turned back towards her back and puts her beak …

Elderly nanday with swollen ankle, arthritis? 
Okay so i just rescued an elderly nanday from an old couple that are having health problems of their own. The bird is alert but walks funny, has a …

Twitching Baby African Grey 
My African grey that I just bought is 3 months old and I noticed that he is twitching his head almost every 10 seconds . Do you think it is a normal reaction …

Parakeet Lost Flight Feathers on One Side - should I clip the other? 
Hello, I recently boarded my parakeet during a molt and when I picked him up, I found he had lost all of his flight feathers on one side. I read that …

Cockatiel losing lots of wing feathers. 
Hi, I've had my cockatiel, Dusty for 9 years now and just at 4 am (Which was about half an hour ago as I'm typing this) I woke up to hearing him fall in …

parrots cause MS? 
is it true that birds can cause or carry multiple sclerosis?

ringneck flying awkwardly, seems confused 
Today I came home and my female ringneck was exhibiting odd behavior. She is usually an excellent flier and very alert (not hand tame at all), but today …

Drinking Water 
I have a 10 month old Meyers parrot. I used to see him drink when we first got him, especially in the morning when he ate his breakfast. Now I almost never …

My Sick birdy! Please help! I love her! 
My pet Zebra Finch is all fluffed up. She is losing feathers under her wings and her skin is red and blotchy! Please help! What should i do??

My bird had a red bump on the cere 
My parakeet has a small bump on her cere and it was not on it yesterday. It has a crust in it and I think that she kinda got hurt on something. If you …

Attacking Conure 
My friend recently gave me her pet conure because she was attacking her. Now she is attacking for no apparent reason. I can see her pupils become enlarged …

ways around Goffin Cockatoo mating behavior 
I have received advice in the past regarding how to avoid parrot mating behavior. We never had the problem with our African Grey but we now have a Cockatoo …

Sick African Grey 
Hi, I recently took in an African Grey. The previous owner told me he is a plucker. Soon I realized though that the bird is not actually plucking his …

cockatiel chirping 
what is wrong when my cockatiel will not stop chirping and not close its mouth

Death of 20+ year old Amazon 
My female Amazon died suddenly and unexpectently on Sunday. She was fine all morning - then flew off her cage, landed on the floor and fell over - I immediately …

Food from craw chest 
15 year old cockatiel has food coming from his chest. What can I do?

Lutino Ring neck parakeet lost her voice 
I have a lutino ring neck parakeet about 4 or 5 years old that suddenly seems to have lost her voice. The bird has always had a high pitched rapid squalking …

my parakeet white flakes 
he scatching and white flakes r falling

how to take toby to the vet 
hello there its me again ok im taking toby to the vet on tuesday but how?? because i dont have a travel cage and the cage his living in is to heavy to …

tail feathers skewed, limping..  
Yesterday morning my YN Amazon bit my thumb, I dropped him.. he fell to the floor, I immediately noticed his tail feathers were off to the side. When I …

sits in the same place all day mostly with his eyes shut 
my parrot has gone quiet still talks but not as much and he's not as lively. he tends to sit on his perch in the corner off his cage with his eyes shut …

Cocketiel looks ruffled and hunched back much of the time 
My female cockatiel looks puffed up and often looks like she has a hunchback, even tho she can then look smooth and sleek. Her dropping is very watery. …

6mnth old African Grey parrot, lost use of one led and is limping 
hiya, I have an african grey parrot, and i noticed she starting to tilt to one side and began walkingweird, so i took her to an avain specialist in bedford …

Low-e and Argon Gas windows 
I am considering replacing several windows in my house. I have 3 parrots located close to 2 of the windows with plants in front of the windows to provide …

my cockatiel has an itchy butt 
just today our cockatiel started scratching his pooper on the bars of his cage. we left to go have dinner at a relative's and he was STILL itching it! …

my budgie is wheezing 
Hello their my s not dangeriouslyill atleast i hope not... ok first i will talk about why i didnt take him to vet yet my parents said its very cold outside …

Injured parrot/love bird 
I would be grateful if you advice me how to treat the injured leg of female parrot/ lovebird while trying to fly in the room. Her leg and stomach part …

Blue Front Amazon - female - excessive molt 
My 15 yr old BF Amazon is molting excessively and continuously since November (all over her body). She has never done this before. Could there be a medical …

Dry Beak 
It is winter and we are running the heat (dry) alot. My conure's beak seems to be dry on both the top and bottom ends. Is this normal or should I treat …

Parakeet, Eye a little pink and swollen 
I have a parakeet who is between 2-3 years old. I just noticed that one of it's eyes is a bit pink and swollen. He tries to close that eye very often, …

Brown spot under one eye of my parakeet 
Hi! I am wondering about a brown spot that appeared a few days ago under one eye of my parakeet. Do you know reason. Thank you.

Sunconure died 
We had a sunconure who died early hours of the morning on Feb 10, 2010. Last night she seemed to suffer seizure like twitching. She would scream when …

a serious problem with a leg and diarrhea 
Hello, My female budgie has this problem with her leg as shown on the enclosed photo. Unfortunately, I was too late to discover this problem only yesterday …

Do lorikeets recover from the death of a mate? 
Dear Sir/Madam, Last Friday while driving on a freeway, our car's windscreen hit a low-flying lorikeet (green body, abour 25 cm). Its mate was flying …

Feather loss 
Hi, My pet budgie is loosing her feathers and her skin is all red and itchy. Her feet are also itchy and dry. We spray her with bird mite and lice spray …

regurgetate 
y do my female senegal parrot regurgete's her food back up after she's eats then eats it again?

cockatoo feather anatomy 
We have a new cockatoo we adopted from a rescue. Although he is an over-preener, I've never seen him pluck. However, I noticed that there is a bare area …

Nanday constantly ruffles feathers and is losing some. 
I just brought my nanday conure home and within a few days he has been ruffling his feathers every few minutes so they are always up and I am notiving …

My grey started biting his feet 
my grey had a bleeding wound on his foot when I got up the morning of the 6th july 09 I took him to his avian vet they put him in a collar and gave him …

sun conure died suddenly 
Cleaned my sun conures cage last night. She was active and walking on the floor and chatting as she usually does. When I came home from work tonight, …

lovebird perch sitting 
My lovebird has started falling off of his perch. He can stand on it sometimes, but loses his balance. And I've noticed that he has begun to shiver as …

Dizziness, poor balance and dull eyes 
Hello there, I hope you can help me as this question is not specifically about a parrot. BACKGROUND: We live in Melbourne Australia and about 2 months …

Cockatiel beak tumors 
Have a cockatiel about 5 years old, has black bubble like growth on the edges of his beak (both sides). They grow to about 3mm then drop off...any ideas?? …

I need advice please. I really don't know what to do. 
about a month ago I got a five month old sun conure, Sunny. She was the most perfect pet, a family member in a short time. We loved her so much. She was …

lovebird weak neck 
I'm looking into adopting a 3 year old lovebird that the owner describes as having a weak neck. He says that when the bird hatched he had a shaky neck …

Lovebird standing on one foot 
Our lovebird is suddenly all fluffed up and standing on only one foot. He is not as social as usual, and is biting us - he usually just nibbles on our …

Sick bird 
Hello, how are you going? my name is Christina and I live in Australia. I have a beautiful white pigeon called Whitie, who is really tame. He is actually …

My Lorikeet Is Vomiting White Liquidy Stuff? 
My Rainbow Lorikeet Stitch-is vomiting White liquidy stuff. He hasnt eaten anything besides his normal food n he has drank some water. he is not very …

Parakeet 
My parakeet has been acting strange usally it is always singing and playful but latley he has been quiet just sitting and wont eat hes also been losing …

Our parrot just stopped talking. 
All of a sudden,our parrot has stopped talking or making any noice for the past 1 month.But it is seems to be very active except that when it tries to …

Lovebird Developed a Bump on Face Next To Beak 
Our Peach-Faced Lovebird had developed a pronounced bump on his face just to the side of the upper part of his beak and below his eye. In the area where …

lost voice 
My cuckatoo umbrella lost his voice Monday and today, Friday, he almost sounds like he is coughing. Could it be something serious?

Cockatiel has large blood blister on wing 
We adopted this cockatiel about 4 years ago, and at that time they thought he was about 12 years old. A few years ago he developed this little bump/blister …

Small bald spot on Eclectus chick's head 
My 8 week old (approx) h/r male Eclectus chick has a dry bald spot on the top of his head. Is this a disease? He is having 4 feed's a day, and he isn't …

vet said that one of my hens has Marek's  
The vet said that one of my hens has Marek's disease! She is well in herself but a bit lame, she is eating well, still laying and enjoying herself. Wanders …

Canary broken/swollen leg joint  
Hi, my canary has a swollen leg because it is red and everytime she tries to walk on both legs she has trouble with her right leg and favors her left …

Pipin is too quiet and keeps sleeping 
Pipin the Quaker does not seem like himself the last 2 days. Does not talk or chirp and keeps sleeping. Nose in feathers often. Eats and drinks but …

My red rump grasskeet has patchy molt on chest 
My grasskeet is an opaline red rump female, a year old, not eggbound, green with orange on the head and some yellowish on the back. She's molting on her …

Moluccan cockatoo bump 
My Moluccan Cockatoo Honey has a bump on his back right next to his spine and near his hips that has been there for at least a month or two. He is at least …

my baby macaw can't squak 
Mo Jo was given to us out of a neglectful home. He has shown lots of progress over the last week as far as walking and talking to me. He really listens …

Re - occuring respiratory infection due to some lung damage 
Hello, I have a cockatiel that about ten years ago ate something she shouldn't have done and it made her very sick. The vet at the time injected her with …

feathers being pulled out by female hen from her own chest. 
we notice the other day that the hen was pulling out its own feathers on its back side, we took to the vet were he gave some sort of drops to the area, …

Sun Conure Who Gained Weight Laid An Egg 1/3 size of normal 
Hi there, I wrote about a month ago regarding my 5.5 year old Sun Conure who had gained approx 10-13g last month. She went from 107g end of November up …

My parakeet feather loss and wing problem 
I have two parakeets. One is only a couple months old. It is losing quite a bit of weight, is holding his right wing down below the other, and losing …

ringneck lost feathers 
We have a ringneck and for the last year, he is losing his feathers. He still talks, eat fearly well, but look terrible. He plugged all his feathers, except …

my 2 ringnecks yawn a lot is it sick? 
my 2 indian ringecks have been yawning a lot and have been quite since 2 days, they haven't even said a word is this worrying? could this be deadly? …

Feather discoloration  
My peach front conure is 8 months old and his once green feathers are now turning a dark color…almost black…not all but several on his head and back. …

huge bump under my birds tail 
My bird has a huge bump sticking out from under her tail. its red and there is a yellowish discharge from it. What exactly is it? and how do I help her …

Stomach bulge 
I just bought a 9 week old green cheek conure. I am handfeeding him formula. When his tummy fills up it is on his right side only, the size of a small …

Lovebirds 
I have 2 1 year old lovebirds and I just noticed that one is feeding the other like if it was a baby. What does that mean? Thank you,

Zebra Finch with Swollen Eye 
Hi have two male zebra finches who over the year I have had them have gotten along pretty well. One day while cleaning out the cage I noticed that the …

Swollen cheek on Cockatoo 
My Umbrella Cockatoo has a swelling on the left side of her face just behind her beak. One of the vets at our regular practice, not an Avian expert, (our …

Redish eye ring on black-capped conure 
Hi. One of my conure's eye rings, which are usually bright white, is slightly red-pink. The eye itself appears to be normal, and the bird does not exhibit …

No feathers on chest 
Hi my Male Indian ringneck lost all of his feathers on his chest about 1 year now...all he has are those grey white feathers and he recently had 1 or 2 …

Mysterious Red Bump 
My african grey parrot (14 years old) develpoed a red bump on her face near her eye. It appears to have happened overnight. The bump resembles a pimple …

Wild Orange fronted conure...not eating seeds 
How do I get my newly adopted wild orange fronted conure to eat bird seed? All he wants to eat is fruit. I've noticed his feces is runny. I found this …

parrakeets claws 
my parakeet cant seem to grasp with her claws,she lays on the bottom of cage on her stomach i put her food and water there for her and she continues to …

male eclectus parrot 
what are the 2 brown spots on his beak a symtom of?

How do you correctly clip the flight feathers of a budgie?  
I have a new budgie and wish to clip the flight feathers? How do I do this correctly?

lovebird is losing all of his feathers 
hello, My lovebird has recently been going bald. His leg recently went lame but we fixed it by massaging it daily and has made a healthy recovery, but …

Green check conure 
My green check conure is 1 years old. He is supposedly a male. He has a habit of lifting his back feathers up and he tries to push his rear end up against …

injured cockatiel 
My cockatiel flew into a table and hit her chest and hurt her foot. She was laying on the bottom of the bird cage breathing heavily. What do you think …

feathers missing 
i have a 2 yr old green cheek conure just recently we have noticed that on the top of his head and back of neck he has lost some feathers , but it seems …

Blue and Gold Macaw won't or can't extend one wing out 
We have been noticing the past couple of days that our Blue and Gold will not fully extend his Right Wing. What could be the issue? He eats, sleeps, …

Will feeding this kind of diet help overly hormonal lovebirds? 
I've done most everything that I can to avoid hormonal surges in my two lovebird hens but at certain times of the year, even with limiting their daylight …

Vets are at a loss on what is wrong with Macaw 
We have a 9-month-old Severe Macaw named Homer. About six weeks ago, Homer tore a whole in his body at his keel bone. He should not have survived the ordeal …

shallow breathing 
several weeks ago one green cheek conure of a pair in a topper cage was observed in the late afternoon after a normal morning to to have shallow rapid …

Double Yellow Headed Amazon Losing his feathers 
Our double yellow headed amazon parrot has begun losing his colorful tail feathers and the feathers on his chest are all fine white and fluffy. He is …

xmas tree branch? 
can a xmas tree branch harm one bird but not 2 others?

budgie health 
For the last cople of days i have noticed that my budgies feathers on top of his head and top of his beak are fluffed up constantly I havent noticed this …

Sun conure biting 
Hi, I have an 19 month old sun conure named Petey. He has been the most wonderful pet I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Petey has reached sexual …

what is better nutritional wise for conures zupreem or roudybush? 
I have a 10 month old yellow sided green cheek and in 8 weeks im picking up another green cheek as a new addition to the family. I have the option to tell …

My African grey parrot is sick. and his buddy a citron cockatoo is being ver agressive 
I dont know if it is an emergencey, but my african grey who is 6 months old started to sneeze 3 days ago and lost his apetite yesturday and is now very …

Rosella has lost upper beak in a bird-attack. 
Please could you advise me whether it is "in my golden mantle's best interests" to provide her with a prosthetic beak after she has been attacked and has …

Baby green cheek conure not standing. 
Hi, I have a baby green cheek conure who is 17 days old now. I have noticed that ever since it was hatched, its legs have been totally spread out like …

Cockatiel wing injury 
My 16 year old cockatiel injured his wing approximately a month ago when he got startled and flew while on top of his cage (his wings are clipped). The …

brown lump on nose 
My male has a brown lump on his nose...he still can breath, but one hole is 75% covered, any suggestions?

feather loss 
My peach faced love bird continues to loss his feathers. I do not see him pulling them out. He is totaly bare skinned around his chest and around his …

Seizures in Green Cheek Conures 
A few days ago, my youngest Green Cheek Conure started to have seizures shortly after putting the birds to bed for the night. Due to the extent and number …

one month old alexendria parakeet 
i have bought an alexendria parakeet ... he is 3 weeks and 4 days old now he was a very hyper active bird he use 2 jumb around and play all day long …

My lovebird has what seems to be a cut/scrape on her right nostril... 
just yesterday i found what seems to be a cut or a scrape ON my female lovebirds right nostril. I don't know how she got it. What I'm worried about is …

Sun Conure Died 
My Friends Sun Conure, Tiki, died today. She was sitting in her loft when she heard a thump. She went into her room, where Tiki lives, she saw him on the …

Noisey neighbor Cockatoo 
My neighbor has a pet Cockatoo which she leaves in a cage in her back yard. It is really noisey in the late afternoon until dark ( two to three hours every …

Open Sore on Underside near leg 
My parrotlet has an open sore on her underside near her leg. She is approximately 13 years old and has never had any illness. She is still eating, drinking, …

diet for my bird 
my bird doesn't like fruits,can I give him boiled vegetables. (email removed, we do not post email addresses.)

green wing macaw inner clear eyelid not opening 
The inner eyelid on my mccaw will close and gets stuck halfway when comming back. Also when he closes his eye completely and trys to re-open it the top …

bird bitting feet 
my blue and gold macaw has a problem with chewing his claws around his nails.. i have taken him to the vet many of times. he as had antibotics, pain meds …

Janday Conure's toe turning black 
My 9 month old Janday Conure got her toe tangled in some string, and it was a while before anyone noticed. Her toenail was somehow chipped off, and now …

love bird has her head down 
My peach faced love bird's head is always tilted downward towards her chest. The only time her head is upright is when I pick her up and pet her.

swollen eyes  
my cockatiel's eyes are swollen from flying into a door, what can I do to make it better?

greenwing macaw scratching his own face 
My greenwing macaw is 5 months old and he has been scratching his own face quite often and it is beginning to worry me. I bathe him every other day with …

Macaw has a lump 
My macaw seems to have a small lump, the size of a marble or small grape on its right breast. It is under the feathers and is not affecting their growth. …

Panting?! 
Okay-my step-mom's bird is an Umbrella Cockatoo, AnnaBelle, and she is......10 years old....she will either sit on her perch/stand thing, or sit on my …

lovebird itching to death,to the point of hurt itself 
Please help I got a love bird from a lady it was in a tiny cage and had been fed only wild bird seed,plus she smoked, I got him in big cage but cant get …

Budgie hurt foot  
I have a baby budgie, maybe 7 weeks old, he hasn't even got all his feathers yet, and is still partly covered in down. When I got him, at age 5 weeks, …

Lethargic female cockatiel 
Our one year old female cockatiel seems as though she is very tired all the time and is not eating like she used to. She seems very miserable and her breathing …

Wet/moist tongue and/or mouth & Fecal Question 
Should a parrot have a moist tongue/mouth/throat besides after drinkig or consuming moist foods? My Sun Conure likes to pick/preen my face and I can often …

Prolapsed rear from last egg layed 
I have gently pushed her prolapsed area back in but it comes out when she poops ..she is 15 and healthy otherwise.....what is the long term???? will it …

cockatiel laid egg and wount eat 
My Cockatiel laid her first egg today but she isnt eating or drinking .Why and how can I make her?also she only laid one egg.

Cockatiel has something in corner of his eye 
IT looks like a seed hull in the corner of his eye! His other eye is normal. No other signs of sickness? He has molted 2 times in the last 3 months, …

general medicines for sick lovebirds 
can you tell me the general medicines for sick lovebirds by giving name of medicines and for what disease

scratching 
my son was given a cockatiel and in the last few days he has started to scratch the feathers out from around his eyes, we are wondering if it stress from …

Should you cover your parrots cage at night for it to sleep? 
Should you cover your parrots cage at night for it to be able to sleep. I get conflicting responses from everyone in my area and especially from local …

lighting 
im using repti-glo light with 6700k colour temperture 98cri is this rating safe for birds

baby parrot has Swollen yellow belly with sneezing and nasal discharge. 
I am seeking medical here in Chennai India but it's hard to find good care. I purchased a weeks old baby Alexandrian Indian parrot from someone who i suspect …

Sun Conure - seizures 
I currently have my sun conure - 18yrs old - I believe he had a seizure yesterday - he is at an emergency hospital and is staying overnite - they said …

Gas heaters and sneezing 
I have had my parakeet for 5 years but she has been staying with my grandparents the entire time because the heating situation was not the best in our …

feather shedding 
Why would my 8 week old baby lorikeets be losing their flight feathers?

Hen has not laid an egg all year. 
My cockatiel hen has not laid any eggs this year,last year was her first breeding year and she raised one chick. I often see her and her partner mating.About …

Sun Conure Weight Gain Egg or Seasonal FOLLOW-UP 
Hello I am writing again in regards to my Sun Conure gaining weight unexplainably. Since I last wrote on the 22nd she has gone up to 119-120g but is still …

my lovebird is itching and lose hair 
can i put cortizone cream on my lovebird he is itching?

My Conure seems itchy 
For the last two days or so my conure has been itching his nares and the side of his head a lot. He'll itch and itch until i have to tell him to stop …

macaw bird missing feathers 
i just got amacaw bird andalotof his featers are missing i like to know why?

Sun conure Sneezing  
Hi I just got my sun conure just a week ago and he is just 4month's old and He is sneezing not alot but maybe about three time's aday what I seen anyway …

plucking so hard bleeds badly 
Hi, we have recently been given a 6 yr old quaker, just prior to getting him he had picked at himself and caused couple minute, small scabbs,(left upped …

Why is my Conure slowing losing feathers around his eyes & nose? 
Dear Doctor, My Jenday Conure Saki is slowing losing his tiny feathers around his eyes and nose. We've had him for 10 months and this problem is slowly …

bare spots 
Is there supposed to be a bare spot underneath my parakeets wing?

Gray under birds eye. 
Hi, my lovebird is mainly yellow with a pink face. She's what they call an African lovebird. If she's starting to gray under her eye, does that mean she's …

Cockatiel loss of voice 
Hello, my cockatiel Charlie all of a sudden lost his voice and sounds like a small broken whitsle when he tries to speak. He has also lost all of the feathers …

projectile vomiting in a conure 
I was a given a bird about 7 months ago...fine and healthy...supposedly he is a conure. Today, 12/22/09 he has projectiled vomited 3x..once on me , twice …

Specks on eyes 
Hello, My Mexican Red-headed amazon parrot has these specks on both of his/her eyes. They tend to get worse as the years progress. Will this be a large …

How do you give antibiotic to a cockatiel 
The vet put my cockatiel on antibiotics and gave me a sirenge to use (no needle). Its small but still to big to fit in her mouth and everytime I try to …

Unexplainable weight gain in Sun Conure-seasonal or egg? 
I have a 5 and a half year old Sun Conure who I have writtn for advice regarding a few times this year in relation to bubbles in droppings, and other strange …

cockatiel with loose stool 
Hi I took my cockatiels stool to the vets and they sent it away and said nothing came up eg. parasites or deiseases , why else do you think she has diahrea …

Parotlets 
Hi, I have had a Parotlet for about 2 weeks and she has just started sneezing? She is 4 months old so I am aware of the molting stage but the sneezing …

broken wing 
my parakeet was playing with our other bird and the big bird bit her. Now my parakeet is favoring on of his wings and lifting it up alot. He can still …

Parakeet has growth on top of foot 
my parakeet is over 8 years old, and recently (for about the last 3 weeks) he's been unable to get down to the bottom of his cage and back up. He seems …

Eclectus rooster killed its chicks 
Hello, I am a breeder of Eclectus parrots with two pairs. We also have one pair of Red heads. I have been doing this for about 10 years and have had great …

Sun Conure Health question 
My sun conure is sneezing a little too often and a little water comes out from his nose. Today, he was really mad and he bit the cage bars really hard. …

Broken Leg 
My eclectics parrot was accidently stepped on a month ago and badly broke her leg. She was taken in for microscopic surgery which was unsuccessful. Her …

Clogged nostril 
I have a 12 year old quaker parrot with a clogged nostril. It looks like skin has actually grown up and over the nose hole. I tried to soften the skin …

sore on my love birds bum 
i have just noticed my love bird has a sore on his bum underneath where his wings fold over on top..it looks like he has either plucked the feathers out …

Our sun conure died today. 
Our 17 year old sun conure looked and acted as healthy as ever until today. When we returned home from work, he was loudly having difficulty breathing, …

flght feather shedding 
Why is my young eclectus shedding off its flight feathers?

Painting 
I am about to paint my house and am wondering if it will effect my Sun and Nanday Conures in any way. Is it ok to paint with them in the same room with …

Sore leg. 
My budgie has a sore leg. He can still walk on it and climb up the cage to his perch, but not as well as he used to. He doesnt stay up on the perch for …

kakariki with bad eyes 
hello, we own a believed to be female kakariki and lately we noticed her eyes have been missing feathers around them and the skin looking a little raw, …

Sneezing parakeet 
My parakeet sneezed today right before he went to bed. When I looked at his nostral there was some wetness but it wasn't dripping or anything. The reason …

Toe sensitive 
Hi, my budgie is very sensitive toe one foot and I've noticed that one of the toes on that foot is curled round and she sits on it and when I try to look …

love bird sleeps with tail in water 
i bought a love bird a few months ago and was told it was a female as i presumed my other one is a male . i have a nesting box in their cage and put some …

Behaviour of an elderly African lovebird 
My female lovebird is now 11 years old. She has entered a continuous cycle of trying (unsuccessfully) to lay eggs... followed by a period of plucking …

growth on beak of budgie 
We have a budgie who is about 3 years old she has a growth on on the r/hand side of her beak that is about 2 mm in size (3/16 th. of a inch)it looks like …

Bitting feet 
Hi, My female budgie keeps bitiing my male budgies feet and my male budgie runs away after and my female budgie refuses to leave him and tries to lay under …

My budgie has a lump under his wing 
The lump developed a couple of weeks ago, it looks more like a large blister. The lump is soft and seems to be filled with fluid. My budgie is eating …

Chewing tail feathers and ones on the top of its back  
Why is my parrot starting to chew its tail feathers and its back feathers it only really does it at the night, when i am bed. I cover it up every night,and …

my lovebird is plucking its feathers 
hi i have got two lovebirds...ther bout 1 year and half years old.... i am not sure if ther male or female.... but one of them has been plucking its …

zebra finch 
My finch has been puffy for the last two months. Last night it could not fly but today it can but is still puffed up.I am wandering what might be causing …

opening up mouth wide and moving head 
3 yr old amazon parrot has been opening her mouth up and bobbing her head frequently. She is sneezing also. Could she have congestion and unable to breath …

Sunshine Factor Red Palm Oil on Amazon's Pellets 
Dr. B, I usually answer questions, and now I have one of my own. I have two Red-Lored Amazons over 30 years old, and was wondering if I can use the Red …

my lovebird had a bald spot under her eye, and now it is swollen 
my lovebird has been keeping one of her eyes closed off and on for awhile, slowly it began to start becoming bald, now it is bald under her eye, and it …

African parrot has one eye closed 
Hi my african parrot whos over 30 years old has suddenly got one of his eye's closed. can you please let me know why or what i can do to solve this? unfortunetly …

My Parrot has a swollen eye 
Three days ago my parrot's eye has became swollen and pink, and hes unable to see through his eye. HE keeps scratching it and barely opens the eye. I think …

Black lump 
Just noticed our lovebird has a black lump under her wing. She is only 8 months old and it doesn't seem to hurt her much? What should we do?

How much/often to feed adult Sun Conure 
I have heard conflicting info regarding how much and how often parrots should be fed. I have a 5 year old female Sun Conure who eats mostly Harrisons HP …

lorikeet weight problem 
My male lorikeet isn't putting much weight on, he's 16 months old and eats wet and dry mix, fruit, bread.

My young sun conure has one swollen nostril 
My male sun conure (almost 9 mos) has one slightly swollen, pink, clear discharging nostril. He is acting normal but I am still concerned because of the …

panting shallow breathing 
what does it mean when our cockatoo pants and breaths shallow

Marek's disease 
can Marek's disease be passed to an inside pet bird?

parakeet's eye 
I went to check on my birds this morning and noticed that one of my parakeets has developed a black ring around her eye, it was not there yesterday. I …

my ring neck fell into caroil  
my ring neck fell into car oil what can i clean him with please help me

Amazon with poor balance 
We have a 8 year old Yellow-naped Amazon. Over the past year he has shown signs of decreasing balance. He still eats just fine, is fully feathered, and …

Injured foot 
I closed my baby's (Timneh Grey)toe in a drawer this morning. I'm not sure it's broken, she has full grip but it's at a slight angle. She's favoring …

Hacking cough 
Our Nayday parrot just started coughing. Its almost sounds like a smokers cough. He was given to us about a week ago he is about 3yrs old. When we got …

toenails 
how much of my 6 month old scarlet macaws toenails do i cut?

my bird died mystryesly 
my parekeet was fine this morning polaying with his wife but when i got home he was dead but there was no signh of ingury the only thing was when i was …

my lovebird is losing its feathers on his chest 
my lovebird is plucking his/hers hairs on its chest and has been for a good few months now it looks sore a little what should i do

Twisted feather Quaker 
I have a 25 or 26ish year old Quaker Parrot named Willie (William Penn). He has a twisted feater under his wing closest to his back. He tried to pull it …

My parakeet has red spots on his cere. 
My parakeet is less then a year old, and i believe he is a boy, as his cere has had a tinge of blue to it since I bought him. This morning I noticed some …

Feeding of a 7-week old ringneck 
I have a baby ringneck parakeet (about 7/8 weeks) and I'm feeding him baby parrot food. I want to know when i should start giving him fruit,pellets etc.? …

my yellow ring neck as pulled its feathers out and carnt fly no more it falls to the floor  
i got him about 2 years ago he came in a very small cage he had no feathers then i got him a new cage treated him for mites bought him new toys and that …

cockatiel with lumps on face 
my bird has suddenly appeared with 2lumps on either side of its beak under it eyes there has been no changes in the birds lifestyle and it shares a cage …

Why did my bird die? 
My bird flew away 3 days ago, he was missing for a whole day, but a family and found him being attacked by there cat they saved and took care of him, but …

parakeet can't stand or walk 
My parakeet is 9 years old and suddenly he can not stand or walk, but he can fly. He lays on his stomach on the bottom of his cage, I guess because his …

african grey eyes 
hi there i was wonderning if you could help me. my cag has on a few occasions in the past had heavey breathing, it seemed almost laboured breathing which …

Sick African Grey 
My boyfriends parrot has just been taken ill. It is shaking and can't use its left leg and sounds like its choking. The vet said to leave him in the …

Canary stopped singing 
My canary was the most beautiful singer ever. He is 6-7 years old. This summer he just stopped singing and making any noise of any kind. He is fine. …

Thin Sun Conure 
I have two sun conures. One whose about 2 and a half years old, and the other whose about a year and a half. The older one is a typical healthy, happy …

stress bars 
i recently bought a nanday conure about 2 weeks ago i named Mango..when my boyfriend and i got him we took him to our local exotic bird center to have …

Plucking until she bleeds 
My 16 1/2 year old halfmoon conure has been plucking her feathers for about 5 years.Seems like it started after she laid her first eggs. She lets the …

Parakeet acting strange! 
My parakeet is on the bottom of the cage turning it's head around and around. I also noticed on the side of it's head the feather are missing and there …

lovebird 
my female lovebird has what appears to be a swollen neck-swelling around her chest area----should i be concerned?

Budgie 
My budgie on his head there seems to be no feather ( patched like circle ) . I wonder what is that if you could help .

Lovebird Question 
my lovebird lost it's feathers on it's butt and lower abdomen, and the abdomen is large. it looks like there's eggs in her belly. is this normal?

Side effects of Oxymav B 
My bird had a chronic respiratory infection that has cleared up with Oxymav B. The course will finish in the next few days but now the faeces are very …

feather dysplasia 
I recently had my cockatiel to the vet for feather plucking and itching. He did a biospy and the results shown that my Charley has feather dysplasia. …

My 3 1/2 yr. lovebird is favoring one foot! 
She hold up her one foot alot. I am not sure if this is normal, and what could cause this? I would like to help her to relieve some of the pain. Is there …

I think my bird is sick 
its making little soft growling noises. its eyes are glossy and droopy. and its not resting on one leg. its very scary. when i pet it it doesn't seem to …

sneezing 
i have a pair of sun conure a male and female. my male was sneezing first now my female is sneezing i saw some discharge come from her nose. they are sitting …

Red tip feathers on the belly 
Hi my name is sam, I have a four year old parakeet name Bluebarry. He has a beautiful blue belly, but when I got home I saw that he had purpleish-red …

Parakeet's bottom of feet and tails are turning black 
I have four parakeets, and two in each cage. Two girls are in one cage and the two boys are in another cage. My two girl parakeets seem to have the end …

35 year old Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot 
My 35 year old Yellow Nape passed away today. Just recently within the past 5-8 months he seen the vet for upper infection, told the vet he was throwing …

Should I get my male budgie a friend? 
My female parakeet passed away three days ago. Her and my male parakeet were very close. They were never sexually active, but they preened each other, …

feathers above beak 
I have a quaker that is about 2 years old, got him about a month ago. The feathers above his beak have come out and it looks like a small hole. His beak …

health regarding parrot 
since last two days my parrot is not feeling are,feeling cold might be ,suggest me how to protect.

Grey feathers are brown and weak eye 
I recently rescued (5 months ago)an african grey(he is around 5 years old). At times, toward the evening his right eye seems to close (not his left), is …

Adding another "TOO" 
A quick background on my situation. I presently have an umbrella cockatoo "Angel". She (or possibly he) not sure of gender, is 8 years old. I have …

arthritis (budgies) 
I have a beautiful 5 year old boy budgie that has just started to get arthritis in his legs & is unable to walk or stand up & weighs 55g which im trying …

Swollen Stomach 
My Green-Naped has a swollen stomach. His color has changed from Green to a Dark Blue/Black. What could be the problem?

weird flap of skin on parakeet beak. 
There is a little pink string like flap of skin right on the corner of my female parakeet's beak. What is it!!??

indian ringneck parakeet gender 
how to tell the sex of the birds

parekeet broken leg and wing. 
my parakeet broke her leg and wing about five years ago when she was attacked by a wiener dog. she was nursed back to health and lived happily until now …

Cockatiel with a soiled vent 
Hi there, We have an apx. 9 yr old female cockatiel (apx, because she flew into our farm, we've had her 9 years) She's always been healthy except an incident …

3 year old sun conure - blad spot on head 
We have 2 sun conures approx 3.5 years old (purchased June 2009) who share a cage. One suddenly developed small bald spot on head. We do not see him being …

sick cockatoo 
my cockatoo is always sleeping & not talking or screaming , it looks like he regurgitates & clear fluid comes out, he is eating & drinking a little , & …

Very long toe nail 
I have just been passed an amazon and one of its toe nails is curled around against its toe. Does the blood supply run throughout a nail when it gets to …

My parekeet 
i think my English parekeet is sick he puffs up his fethers and looks like if he felt very cold and doesnt do anyhting else other than sleep and look sad! …

Losing LoveBird Feathers around neck sin can see neck skin 
My lovebird is losing feather around it's neck, and it's cold outside. Is this normal,or should I be concerned? She is not a baby, and is a Peach-Faced …

feathers 
Hello I am slightly concerned about my black headed caique as she has a small patch on her back where she has been picking her feathers, I have just treated …

Do conures get pimples/blemishes? 
I have 4 conures, my youngest one is a Nan-Gen, she's only 6 months old...and I just noticed today has what looks like a blemish just under her right eye. …

bird twiching legs 
bird twitched its feet and head kept itching, and unfortunatly she passed to quickly for us to take it to the vet do you know what happend????/

paint fumes 
I have to paint a room in my home. My bird is in the next room. What should I do?

Something is wrong with my mother in laws B & G 
Hi My mother in laws B&G is five years old. she just obtained her from a previous owner about 5-6 weeks ago. She is in her 80's, so the family helps …

Sunshine Factor and multi vitamins too? 
can i give my indian ringneck parakeet bird Sunshine Factor plus Avitron multi vitamins?

eggs and behavior 
My lovebird is a lone female, and she used to be quite nice, but then she laid a large number of eggs on her cage floor and now bites any thing that comes …

Carbon Steel Wok safe for birds? 
I understand that use of non-stick cookware can emit dangerous fumes for my cockateil. I found a "carbon steel" wok, which has "natural non-stick" qualities. …

My new budgie is sneezing and doesn't seem well 
My new budgie that I got a couple weeks ago has been doing small sneezes occasionally (I'm not sure they're sneezes, they're very small puffs). And starting …

poop stuck on butt 
My bird is a rescue, I have had him for some time now. He has been very healthy and great except for the occasional bite. I noticed today he had poop stuck …

help my budgie please. 
I let my budgie out of her cage and she burt her leg on the radior and flew in the wall and hurt her head were do i take her when you have to pay and we …

My Quaker Parrot has Scratched his Face 
A few days ago I noticed my quaker parrot's feathers were not laying down properly just to the right of his ear/below his eye. I took a closer look and …

30 Year old Cockatiel suffering 
My Cockatiel is over 30 years old and is now showing his age.The last 6 months he holds his left claw of the perch and is shaking a little. Is he in pain? …

New cockatiel not eating, gasping, puffed up 
I have just adopted a normal male cockatiel from a previous owner who was not giving him much attention. We have had him for two weeks now, he seemed in …

my parakeet is so weak I think its dying. 
my parakeet is so weak she cannot use her feet or legs and can not eat the seeds because she can't use her feet. She can barely move at all and can't stand …

Guinea fowl - pink swollen eyelid 
Hi, I have a Guinea fowl that has been lethargic for a few days, with the eyelid of one eye swollen and pinkish. The eye is closed most of the time …

scared bird african grey 
my african grey will not accept anything new in his cage, either toy or food, if i do put anything in he huddles in the corner shaking. i am trying to …

My blue and Gold Macaw is scratching his eyes  
He is really scratching his eyes with his toe nails and around the eyes you can see red through his white feathers. His one eye is cloudy but was like …

Millet only English Budgie (parakeet) 
My English Budgie is almost a year old. I got him on Christmas 2008 as a baby, just a few weeks old. He's a social happy birdie. Loves every one of …

Brown feather spots 
My green parakeet is getting brown feather spots on her chest. Should I be concerned?

deformed legs in Sun 
what can be done for a sun conure that has deformed legs we have handfed this bird from day one and have worked hard to get the legs to work the way they …

mexican red head parot wing 
my birds wing in drooped and the fethers are missing in an area. he is eating, but he is not acting like himself. a friends says he got his wing cought …

Gold Cap Conure biting 
Recently my Gold Cap Conure has started a few bad habits and I don't know what to do. First he started wanting FEET. We would be able to pick him up, then …

afican red bellied parrot 
mean of propuleion

my parrot - training problem 
if i have a new parrot and i opened his cage he will go and dont come back ?

sudden one eye shut on my burkit  
My bird is possibly 15 years old . Less than 14 days I noticed one eye close and as if he has a catarat in the left eye. He appears less active but still …

Unfertillized eggs in the cage 
Good Afternoon, My African Grey (21 yrs old) has laid her first few eggs. We removed the first because it was broken. She has had 2 eggs in the cage and …

cockatoo sore eye 
in the past 3 days my cockatoo has a sore eye that keeps it closed. i don't know what he has done, but is there anything i can give him?

green cheek broken leg 
My green cheek broke his leg when my son accidentally stepped on him. The break was down by his foot at the joint. The avian vet splinted his leg. He …

dizzy off balance conure 
My Green Cheeked Conure was flying around the house and when he finally stopped we set him on the side of a bowl to have a bath. He seemed very off balance …

What do i do if my Coaktail Eye is fully shut ? 
I have a Coaktail name Pancha she has one eye shut like if she would have a pink eye or something but we want to no if there any drops i can buy to put …

Surgery to remove abscess in conure abdomen  
My bird is scheduled to have surgery on Friday oct,23,2009. He recently had liver failure due to poor diet. We have since fixed his diet and gave him 30 …

easter rosella molting? 
is it normal if an eastern rosella's feathers on its neck and upper head falls out? he's about 8 years old now, and has molted over the years, but never …

African grey parrot  
Hi i have got African grey parrot is just been plucking his feathers and he got some patches as i can see the skin and his been not putting on weight …

Nanday Conure voice changed 
Hi, I have a 23 month old nanday conure. His voice has become more like he has a sore throat. He does not have runny nostrils or any changes in his poo. …

parrot plucking 
hi i have a male african grey hes almost 4 years old and hes started picking the feathers around his chest area to the point where he has gone bald. I …

Peachface plucking until he bleeds 
My peachface, Joey, is plucking himself until he bleeds. He has a bald spot by his neck and now he is plucking his skin. We are very concerned with him. …

My Green Cheek Conure freaked out and started flying into things 
My 9 year old green cheek conure Kiwi, started blinking rapidly and then breathing heavily. Kiwi was on my boyfriend at the time when he notified me of …

Parakeet has unusual "tick"!?! 
We adopted a parakeet (Lil' Joe) from a neighbors friend a couple years back. The woman claimed the bird was 12 years old though it seemed more like a …

Once Green feathers getting dark 
My lovebird sonny's feather's have been changing. They aren't as bright anymore and are getting darker on some spots. Is this an indication of illness? …

One legged bird laying down? 
I just adopted two handicapped birds. I have had them for 9 days now. Harper has one leg and Tennessee can not grip well with her two feet. Harper …

My Budgie has a red sore under her wing 
My Budgie has a red sore underneath her right wing. It's hard to tell whether she's in discomfort or not as she is generally quite noisy, but she does …

budgie parakeet self injury? 
I woke up this morning to find blood all over the cage of my two male parakeets. They acted perfectly normal, they are eating and drinking and chirping, …

African Grey Feather Picker 
Help !!!! I have an 16 year old African Grey that started picking her feathers during my separation and Divorce - I had to leave her with a friend for …

Hahn's mini Macaw red spots 
I have a 3 year old hahns mini macaw and I noticed this evening that she has red sores spots under her wings and on the inner part of her leg, what could …

My Eclectus Parrot, Buddy 
What types of fruits are eclectus parrots allowed to eat? Are they allowed to eat nectranes??? or plums? or prunes? If my parrot poops only a little should …

Blue crown conure with sfuffy nose and watery eyes 
Our blue crown flew away a few years ago and we were lucky enough to find him the next morning. We think he crashed into the large building we found him …

sun conure eye ring developing dark patches 
Our sun conure appears to be in good health, but his formerly all-white eye rings have turned dark gray on the frontal portions of both eye rings, covering …

yellow naped amazon, 25 years old  
My parrot has been making a crying noise since yesterday and his feathers are fluffed. He is usually very talkative. He is eating just fine and has energy. …

Lovebird's Thinning Feathers Around Eyes 
I have a Lovebird whos feathers around his eyes appear to be a bit thin... I wasn't sure I really noticed it at first (or if his feathers just look thinner …

parrots 
why does a parrot fall off his perch while sleeping

Sun Conure with Splayed Legs 
We have rescued a Sun Conure from an elderly couple who could no longer care for her. The bird is obviously suffering from splayed legs. She looks like …

parakeet with swollen nares 
My female parakeet has swollen nares that have been growing larger over the past few months. She is able to breath, and acts typical. It looks like it …

Toe swollen Green Check Conure 
Hi i have a green check conure and the breeder place the band ring when it was 8 weeks old through the foot. now the middle long toe is Swollen and the …

sneez 
my sun conoure has been sneezing. sometimes a flued comes.. so can u give me some advice?? i,m worried n i love my pet

over medicated? 
My budgie was having breathing problems so I brought it to a avian vet. she was there for 3 days....they gave her zithromax 0.04 and itraconazole 0.25 …

colour of droppings for a lorikeet 
Hello, I have a rainbow lorikeet whos urine sometimes looks a bit yellowy but other times it is clear. Could the yellow of the urine be due to the colour …

Finch illness  
my finch is puffed up but is eating and sleeping well,is it sick? i think its a zebra finch.

Need to find this out about my parrot ASAP 
Please help me on this...my Solomon Island Eclectus parrot is having watery eyes, watery bowels, her breathing seems slow and deep and she is not eating …

Conure sudden death 
My 2 year old conure was happy and appeared normal and healthy, then suddenly went into her cage and started having respiratory distress. She died within …

Sick Chicken 
My chicken is having trouble breathing, and it has white eyes. my other chicken died, but we did not see any symptoms that the sick alive bird is having. …

My Lovebird has plucked out all its feathers 
About a year back, my lovebird started nibbling (not plucking) off its flight feathers due to which it could not fly anymore. I took it to a vet who took …

my Sun Conure hit the wall 
My bird was a little stressed today by some birds outside. I started to play with, he and I always joke to play something small in the air and he tries …

My albino ringneck dove is acting weird, and has become.. puffy. 
My name's Kirsten, and I've had an albino ringneck dove for just over two years (he's male, his name's Casper). Lately, Casper has been acting very strange, …

Timneh african grey 
why ia my bird sleeping all the time? that's all she is doing do birds get colds or the flu maybe even pms? she is a young female by herself?

My double yellow-headed amazon making strange sounds 
I have a five year old double yellow-headed amazon that has started making a gasping almost grunting sound within the past couple of months. (Also flaps …

parakeet sick or injured 
last month i bought a nest box my female parakeet acted interested in the nest box weeks go by and she is just sitting in the nest box i thought shes just …

Crazy Glue.... Once Dried is it Toxic for Cockatiel? 
I have a cockatiel. The plastic cage tray bottom just broke. Can I repair the cracked plastic with crazy glue, let the glue cure for 12 hours and then …

my parakeet is showing illness symptoms 
its resting with its head tucked under its wing,not eating,cloudy eyes, its sitting and the bottom of its cage and is not talking even what should i do …

Sick Alexandrin Parakeet 
Weak, loose stools, vomiting; vet said high bacteria count; She went round of anitbiotics the first of Setpemter and got better. Same sickness again; …

parakeet scratching 
Woke up the birds this morning to find one had scratched the side of her head till it bled. She also had rubbed it on the rope swing. I see a small hole …

Beak problems in a Cockatiel 
We have owned a grey cockatiel for about 8 years and his beak has alway been abnormal in that the lower beak grows up over his upper beak. He manages …

My parrot is coughing in morning  
My parrot has made coughing noises, not like I would short breathy ones two days in the morning and a couple times during the day. He is chewing on …

bump between nose and eyes 
my red crown parrot is getting a bump between his nose and eye. what could it be?

Cockatiel with swolen, milky, mucouy eye 
I noticed today that my 15 yr old tiel umour was keeping her left eye closed all day, and this evening when she opened it noticed that it was swollen and …

clogged 
how do i treat a clogged nostril on a mealy amazon bird he's having a hard time breathing he makes a wheezing sound. how do i know what it is?

Blue Crown Conure drinks alot of water 
I have a Blue Crown Conure that is 16 years old and I have moved quite a bit the past 5 years, at least 3 times. I have had him since he was 4 weeks old, …

2 week Guinea keet with eyelid unopened 
Is there anything I can do about this baby keet with an eyelid not opened? Eye underneath looks fine.

air sac mites 
I have a budgie about 4 years old...She seems to be having trouble breathing...I would like to no if she could get air sac mite from my kids cockatiel? …

Dried poop stuck to the feet of 1.5 month parakeets 
The 3 parakeets are about 1 and 1 half month old and their poop is so crusted on their claws that they can't get out of the housing nest. I tried to clean …

my birds wings swollen 
Hi my bird has a picking feather disorder and he always opens a hole on his stomach and I doctor it with sterile gauze and neosporin well I had his wound …

Did my parrot have a stroke? 
I have a double yellow headed Amazon parrot and recently it has broken it's leg. He has a cast on and it's been about two weeks and the vet says it will …

swollen chest/throat 
my bird, green cheek conure, has a swollen chest/throat. idk what it is and at first i thought it was bloating but idk anymore. i thought it went away …

bird scratching 
HI, My parakeet, Little Stevie is molting right now and he keeps scratching his face. The feathers around his eye are in disaray. I do not see any discharge …

My bird and a cat 
my bird got attacked by a cat. my parakeet wasnt harmed but it's tail feathers are gone and so is a huge spot on it's back is gone. Will it be okay? Will …

Best Food for Birds 
I have a cockatoo, major mitchell, budgie & ringneck they are currently all on seeds & wanting to put them on pellets, i am worried they wont eat it, also …

sun conure crop 
i have a sun conure and he is about 1 year old. his crop has been swolen or full all day today and i have put some broad spectrum antibiotics in his water …

White skin around one eye is slightly pink on our conure 
The white skin around our conures right eye has gone slightly pink and sore looking. She does not react if we gently stroke her head and work gently …

babies dying  
we have a large avery of non related cockateils, and have babies hatching regularly, but they all seem to die around 2-3 weeks . They appear properly formed, …

My lovebirds keeps on laying too much eggs. 
I have 2 peachface lovebirds. 1 male 1 female. 1 of them have laid 5 eggs already I separated them already,but 1 of them keep laying eggs. I'm not sure …

Lutino loverbird 
My lutino loverbird she sometimes Sit at the bottom of cage and she always Wheezing alot when we aproach her.

parakeet beak starts growing  
This is my second parakeet, that at age 7 his beak started growing longer. Bird has been in the same cage and place since he was 1 and everything was …

sick african grey 
I took my parrot in on september 18th because she really wasn't eating much and not talking at all. She also was weak and sleeping alot during the day-something …

baby conure (6 1/2 weeks) being hand fed - won't eat 
My baby brown throated conure has stopped eating and I can't figure out why.

strange bump 
i have a green cheeked conure and he's about six months old i believe. he grew this bump on his lower belly between his legs that i had never noticed before. …

Over breeding. 
Good day, We are from SA. My sister got a Chattering Lory called Angel. The problem is that Angel is laying 2-3 eggs a month. This is worring as …

8 month old love bird wont eat seeds only bird formula 
Hi i have a 8 month old love bird that i have been raising since he was small. He was attack in his avairy and his mother died so i have been feeding …

Poop sticks to feathers. 
why does my parakeets poop stick to her feathers? I have a parkeet and for the last week sometimes her poop sticks to her feathers. It happens a couple …

i painted my goffin cockatoo cage  
will zinc in paint hurt my bird

bird not himself 
Our rainbow lorikeet is usually very very vocal, social and mischievious but lately he had been very quiet and sits with his feathers ruffled and his head …

beak spot, soiled feathers on vent 
My parakeet has a spot on her beak and droppings around vent. Otherwise seems fine. Always has been less active than the second bird.

Growth on Leg of Parotlet 
Our female parrotlet has had a growth on the back part of her leg for as long as we've had her. The growth doesn't seem to bother her - she still puts …

Pink Skin 
My double yellow amazon parrot has pink/reddish skin. About a month ago we moved my bird outside due to lack of space inside. And the nights have gotten …

Scratching 
Hen budgie, about 4-5 years old, continually scratching, now missing feathers, treated with out of date "Bird Mite & Lice Spray" containing 0.5g/L pryethrins, …

Wart like bumps on dove beaks and feet , 
I have white doves, I noticed on more then 1 of my doves wart like bumps,some on their feet and some on their beaks . They are dark in color and make …

Quaker parrot missing feathers 
I found a quaker parrot that seems to be a juvenile, it has no feather on its bellly or underneath it's wings, the skin underneath her swings seems very …

A frog sound cough 
Is there any home remedy I can do for my Yellow Crown Amazon parrot? On a fix income. Thanks Lisa

General Questions Lorikeet 
Hello, I own a rainbow lorikeet and want to ask some questions. - I took the Lorikeet for a full check up the vet said that the x ray showed the spleen …

cockatiels rear end 
i just got my cockatiel out of his cage then all of a sudden i noticed red so i looked again it was his rear end it looks like bleedind and open kinda …

Ill Alexandrine parakeet 
My bird is having unusual water-like droppings. She lacks energy( can not fly or walk) Please suggest the right diet for her.

My Cockatiel Harvey has no leg 
My cockatiels live inside and outside my house. The other night I was woken up by screeches and wing flapping in the bird cage outside. I went out there …

cockatiel 10yr.old female in otherwise good health 
Trixie was seen looking ill, then we noticed that her left wing was drooping. We did see an exotic vet, new to our town. Two x-rays were taken of the same …

Lump On Budgie's Back 
Hi i have recently found a lump on my budgies back, he tends to bite it sometimes & i dont know what it is i have enclosed a picture

Cockatoo Malting 
Hi i have had my cockatoo for over 6 years now, every winter he sheds his feathers on his chest, it usually takes a few months for them to re appear, i …

egg laying 
Hello, My conure has just laid one egg two days ago and another one today I am not really sure how I should handle this....can you maybe direct …

Swollen milky eye 
My bird princess parrot has one swollen puffy milky eye & I'm not sure what this problem is?

cockatiel sneezing 
my cockatiel has been sneezing alot i dont know if she is sick.

Pine shavings 
We have been given two different opinions on using pine shavings for the bottom of the birds cages. The breeder highley recommends it and said it is all …

paralysis of leg in love birds 
I have a pair of Lutino peach face love birds. Off late the female bird have developed paralysis in her right leg. how should i treat the bird ? we do …

Foot infection? 
I have an African Grey parrot about 7 months old. Her right foot became a dark yellow, almost crusty looking discoloration that discolores all 4 toes. …

gouldian fledgling foot problem 
i have a gouldian that has left the nest, it's big toe as i would call it is pushed forward on both feet, seem to have balance issues. is there anything …

my eclectus had her eye pecked out by her mate about 8 years ago 
as it has been a number of years there is no drainage and she does not to seem she is in pain the lid does not close and she is blind in that eye. is …

Fed bird raisins 
I fed my new Sun and Nanday Conures a few raisins that people eat, not the ones you buy at the pet store for birds. I had read about the salt and sugar …

Spine issue on our 4mo old Green Wing 
We have only had our GW for 2 weeks she is now 4 months old. We noticed she has a hump on her back that is more towards the right side, which we did not …

White spots in mouth of Amazon parrot 
Hello, I have a yellow naped amazon and he is a year and a half old. Yesterday I noticed that he has these white spots or bumps in his mouth on the top …

Inflamed ovary(?) in a peach-faced lovebird 
My 4-year-old female peach-faced lovebird used to lay a clutch of 4 eggs every month or so, but they were always infertile (she lives happily with her …

Amazon constantly cleaning - ?? his beak 
My AMazon was sick about 3-4 weeks ago.. His foot was tore open and the avian vet put him on Baytril, pain meds and pain cream. His foot is just about …

Quaker Parrot eye Injury 
Please Help! We found a 2 month old Quaker parrot on the road. Apparently, it was hit by a car or something. The right side of the bird was injured. We …

Beak discoloration and blue feet? 
I'm just wondering if something may be wrong with my parakeet. He's seven years old now and has never had an issue until lately. I've noticed that his …

my conure was attacked... 
My conure was attacked by a basset hound, chiuahhah/corgi mix, a shitzu/chiuahhah mix and by a cat... After the attack she slept with me for hours... This …

African grey-milky white urine 
My bird's urine is milky white, but he is eating and acting normal. Should I be concerned?

A baby parakeet cant walk well 
One of our parakeet couples had its babies about 2/3 months agao. And and the second youngest decided to come out of its nest as soon as it could walk. …

Is my parakeet sick? 
My bird's butt is bright red and the feathers around it are missing. If my bird is sick is there anything I can do to help her?

leo - budgie dying? 
my pet budgie is acting really weird. she flew into a wall sideways! currently she rolling around on the cage floor,flappng wings, squacking/gurguling …

Quaker Parrot seizure? 
Recently my 12 year old quaker sort of slipped off his perch, his feet/toes were balled up like fists (so he couldn't perch), and was breathing heavy. …

Sun Conure laying eggs 
When must the Sun Conure eggs be fertilized to breed successfully?

budgie area above nostrils... 
my budgie has wat looks like a wound above her nostrils not a fluid but what apears to be blood....at first i thought she opened it on her perch when scratching …

Plucking & Staying Bare 
A bird I am about to rescue has plucked all of her chest feathers (her wings and tail feathers are beautiul). I was told she is a Green Winged …

Squamous Metaplasia 
My Pionus parrot has been diagnosed with squamous metaplasia, believed to be caused by Vitamin A defiency. Her diet has been changed to Harrison's High …

limping african grey 
Hi, i have a 14month yr old male afrcian parrot , healthy, happy, eats fine and plays with us. He 'banged his right foot/leg on flying and now seems to …

brown thrasher bird looks sick 
i'm a bird and animal lover and i feed the birds in my backyard daily. i have a very large flock of different birds that come and feed. i have notice for …

indian ringneck 
my indian ringneck has just been sick and ate it again? is this a way of digesting his food or am i doing something wrong. He screems if he doesnt have …

parakeet sleep and behavior 
Right now, I have two parakeets. At night, they tend to grab on to the front of the cage and hang there instead if sleeping on the stick. they usually …

Green Cheek Conure molting and sleeping more 
Hello, I have a Green Cheek Conure and he is molting. He is doing his normal picking feathers, itching, fluffed up, and sleeping a little more than normal. …

Relocation  
We are planning on relocating to HI and that is a 16-17hrs flight. I have an Alexandrine Parakeet that I would love to bring along but, I'm not sure if …

Puffy Chest 
I have jsut aquired a new Greenwing Macaw into our family, I am told he is 2 years old, and seems to be perfectly happy, great plumage and coloring, outgoing …

Parrot Disease Transmission Question 
Hello, I have an African Grey parrot, and recently acquired 3 orphaned Rouen ducklings as indoor pets. I have kept the birds separate for fear of disease …

What should i do 
My lovebird was very tired, lethargic, and puffed up. she has no respitory problems. we took her to a vet, and we got antibiotics. Is this typical with …

Broken wing 
A young scaley breasted loriket was found in our yard this morning and it is obvious that he has a broken wing. He is not stressed, has eaten some flower …

Ringworm in Birds 
Can a conure get ringworm from humans and/or mammals?

Metronidazole for gas and bubbles in droppings? 
I'm writing once again about my 5 year old Sun Conure. I seen a board certified vet last week and nothing was found to be wrong according to fecal tests, …

i stepped on my budgie 
just recently i stepped on my budgie by accident and now she is limping on one foot and its seems that she doesn't have the ability to move her injured …

2wk old sun conure legs 
my 2wk old sun conure legs r to far apart n isnt staying right. i also have another 18 days he is ok with all for right now. she is also sitting on 1 last …

out side avairy in winter 
Can parakeets and finches be housed together in a large outside avairy throught the year in Maryland?

cough and colds of my chattering lory 
hi there! i have my 7 months chattering lory. several months ago, i observed that she has a cough and colds. i think she has difficulty in breathing.. …

Eye-bump on my Green Cheeked Conure 
My green cheeked conure has a bump on her eye... it looks like an extended part of her eyelid (the white part around her eye), but we're not too sure. …

Rudy chewing his foot 
Rudy my 12 year old Amazon cut his foot 5 days ago and refuses to let it heal. He is actually possessed with tearing it apart. I have nursed him all week …

Will a bird recover on it's own from a red nose due to smelling cooked onions? 
I don't use teflon pans but recently I was cooking onions and noticed the next day that my birds nose was irritated. His nose looked worse as it was very …

Cockatiel unable to perch  
For the past few days, my pet cockatiel has been unable to wrap his feet around the perch and balance on it. He climbs up the cage (which is made of hardware …

parrot scratching the area around his eye, keeps it shut. he is weak cant stand 
I have a green parrot and just today he started scratching the area around his eye in the morning. he then kept his eye shut, it seemed abit pinkish when …

my budgie 
will my budgie die if its near a gas heater?

runny poop and drinking lots of water 
We just bought a 11 month old greed gold macaw - 2 days ago. She seems happy but I noticed she drinks lots of water - every 30 minutes - long drinks and …

tip of beak seams to be separating 
my macaw's beak at the tip is sensitive when i looked at it it looks like a thin layer is separating from the underside. can i trim the beak or should …

What cage size fits a conure? 
What cage size fits one sun conure? Would a 18x18 fit?

Parakeet Seizure 
Our parakeet, Buttercup (8 months old), shares a cage with our other parakeet, Lucky. At 1:30am this morning, we were woken up by very loud, anxious chirping. …

starting a hobby boarding center in my home 
I have been wanting to start boarding for a while now, but I have some concerns. My first concern is disease. I own four parrots, a hahns macaw, two …

Plucking Feathers 
I was searching the web to find out why our conure is plucking and came across this website. I noticed a similar problem and would like to find out more …

About breeding 
My pair of birds seem to be ready to breed but the female counterpart is not responding. Can you help with some medicine to stimulate breeding in my pair. …

my parakeet has a fever? 
My boy parakeet that is estimated 8 month's old has been sneezing a little for the past 2 days also when i pet him i notice that his body temperature is …

Broken Leg 
What do I do, I think my bird has a broken leg He is flying fine out of his cage but not walking fine. What can I do to help him, he is a budgie. thanks! …

my new love bird 
she is gasping 4 air and making a funny noise is she scared

pulling feathers 
hi my african gray is about 6 month old he has started to pull out his red feathers is this normal

How to take care of a baby chick? 
When you have a baby chick that your raising what would be some tips you would give me and some cautions that help me out on taking care of a baby chick? …

sick lorikeet...unable to find help 
About 4 days ago my rainbow lorikeet, Charlie became very quiet and would spend his days sleeping. When i awoke today,he was at the bottom of his cage …

New parakeet won't eat 
It's the second day of my parakeet's arrival and it won't eat or drink, it won't even eat a grape cut in half. I've made sure it is as comfortable as possible, …

Crawling bird 
My newly bought parakeet (baby, 6 weeks) was fine wen we got him, he was climbing but kept falling. So, he fell once and started limping and not walking …

possible Giardia 
I have a male cockatail. He's been feather picking. He's been to the vet three times.They took blood and checked the feces. It's not getting better. He …

Scared Rare Parakeet 
I just got a parakeet today and it was one of the more shy ones in the store. When I brought it home, I set up its cage just right so it would be happy, …

parakeet illness 
I have nine parakeets, but two of them are developing scabby skin around eyes and beeks. They also have very long beeks turning to the side. I have everything …

White-ish yellow lumps on budgie's toes 
My 11 month old English budgie has odd "bumps" on her toes of one foot. White-ish/yellow lumps/growths. Two lumps as shown in pics, and one on a back …

Lovebird struggling to walk 
My lovebird started walking hesitantly on Saturday, instead of her usual running and active behavior. Climbing up and down her cage was done hesitantly …

Darker Toenail 
Why is my Cockatiel's toenail Darker than the others? Just Wondering if this is bad.

my cockatiels 
my female cockatiel laid eggs her and my male sat on them for 30 days and they didnt hatch out what can i give them to fertiles them

very sick bird! Avian vet too far! 
We used to keep are cage door open and are bird would freely walk around. A couple of months ago she started acting strange so we closed the cage door. …

cockatiel 
Our 6 year old, female cockatiel has developed a soft bump in the middle of her lower back. It feels like it has fluid in it and is about the size of …

HELP! Deformed egg stuck to bottom of budgie 
HELP!!!!! I have a parakeet that has laid one egg and has what looks like a lot of poop and possibably deformed egg stuck to her bottom. What should I …

my 4 year old parrot has pulled feathers out and swarks when i leave the room 
hello i have brought a conure parrot and was told he pulled his feathers out because he got put in with anouther bird,we have only had him a day and he …

sick parakeet 
my parakeet is sleeping alot-sitting in bottom of cage-has ruffle feathers-doesnt make alot of noise and his poo is light green.hes been like this for …

Urine drying yellow/green 
Hello, I have been having problems with my Sun Conure for months now and am going to see a board certified vet in less than two weeks. My current biggest …

Adding Spirulina to food & Sunshine Factor 
I have an Alexandrine Ringneck on Harrison's diet and in addition I use organic red palm oil, Sunshine Factor ? My questions is: How often can …

Paralyzed parakeet 
Hello, i have 4 baby parakeets. one of them a blue budgie none of them are clipped and they are free to fly around fro 4 years i had them. rarely they …

Parakeet won't sit on egg and only laid three??? 
Hi, my female parakeet is over two years old and has layed three eggs in this clutch. The first two eggs broke but she layed the third egg in a nesting …

Eclectus plucking 
Hello, I have a ten year old female eclectus who has just starting plucking in the last month. I am very concerned, I read here that maybe I should change …

i think my parakeet killed my cocatiel can you tell me what happend? 
I was sleeping and i heard a loud screetching sound as well as some feather flapping , and then i heard my birds hit the floor. When i looked they were …

Skin Mutilation 
Hello Dr. B, Thank you for your reply. I am in the process of having heavy metals tested, but x-rays have never been proposed? what would I be looking …

Ill chicken. 
Hi, i have noticed that recently my chicken has not been it's self. It's feathers have been puffed out and she is constantly hunched over. Over the last …

What should I feed a molting green cheeked conure? 
Hi. I have a green cheeked conure which I got a little over a month ago. He is molting and I would like to know what I should feed him. I read he should …

Sun Conure has a tiny white dot towards the front of her eye 
My Female Sun Conure named Cleo has a tiny white dot towards the front of her right eye. It is kind of hard to notice, and I do not know if I should be …

Sun Conure constantly "flipping" his wing 
We just got our very young sun conure about 2-3 weeks ago. hes a fun guy, loves coming out and sitting with us. give him all the right foods, toys, etc. …

Parakeet 's Right eye bulging out 
Her right eye looks like it is bulging from the socket and she started acting like she didnt have good balance this has only happened the last three days …

No Avian Specialist 
What does one do when there is no specialist for a parakeet? I know my parakeet is dangerously ill with a lame foot, sleeping on the bottom of the cage, …

open wound on the side and back of my budgie's neck 
why has my budgie got an unexplained open wound on the side and back of her neck? it looks like it is healing nicely then all of a sudden it looks a mess …

Skin Mutilation 
Hello, I have been to every avian vet recommended, and some who weren't. I have had thousands of dollars in tests done, which the vets concluded are all …

budgie 
Hey My budgie. was scratching itself and its scratched its one eye. which is really RED rite now and was bleeding what shud i doo :'(?

blue and gold macaw with hurt eye 
I have two blue and gold macaws and last night they were playing on top of one of the cages. Then one screamed so I checked to see what was going on and …

parakeet dies suddenly 
my daughters parakeet that she has had for a few months suddenly died in its cage. the bird was seemingly healthy and growing more friendly everyday. we …

nose holes 
I have just recently found out that cockatiels live only 5-10 years. I have noticed that one of our bird's nose holes is starting to close up. Is this …

Brown Spots 
My love bird is getting brown spots that look like freckles on its beak. What does this indicate?

Human Baby Food For Parrot? 
My friend and I are having a discussion. She feeds her Parrot human baby food (vegetables, fruits, cereal). She does add fresh vegetables, beans and fruit …

Mitred Conure losing feathers 
I have a Mitred Conure that's almost 2 years old. Ricky is losing feathers in a quarter sized bald spot on the left side of his neck right over where his …

I dont think my parakeet is getting sleep 
Well i put a light blue cover on her every night....and i wake up very early and she seems to be awake...it was 6o clock in he morning and i think the …

My bird has a swollen wing! 
I have three baby birds that where abandoned by their mother and we started to give them some baby bird food and some vitamins, because they were very …

Budgie with a sore foot 
I have just noticed recently that my pet budgie cannot bend his right foot. He can still fly and stand on his perch. When he does stand on his perch …

Baby bird with lump/cyst on wing 
Hi. About 2.5 weeks ago we found a featherless baby bird at the base of a tree. After waiting about 8 hours to see if his mother would return we took …

Lovebirds & feathers! 
I have 2 lovebirds, 1 is fine the other male bird has lost quite a few feathers and I have tried skin & plumage treatments as well as vitamins but it has …

quaker parrott 
After matting how long till she lays an egg?

red faced parrot finches- feather loss 
i have a few red faced parrot finches, two of the birds have been losing feathers, is this a moult, or do to birds fighing. many thanks, mike cooper

What could be Wrong with my cockatiel? 
For the last 5 months or So he has had growth issues with hes wing feathers, its on the elbow (top) of hes wing, one side has a lump and if i take a look …

Cockatiel Picking Problem 
Hello, I have taken my bird to my local avian vet several times for this problem, and each time I walk away with a bill for at least a hundred dollars …

Feather pulling 
We purchased a 5 month old male parakeet about 10 days ago we purchased a female parakeet about 4 months old yesterday 7/23/09. Thay seemed to get along …

wing clipping?? 
i live in guatemala and my parrot(red-lored amazon) is 3 mo. old. our home is open, do you think it is necessary to clip his wings. he goes out and sits …

Prozac for feather plucker 
How safe is Prozac for my 8yr old grey, She has been plucking for about 6mnths. She has now been fitted with an e-collar. Diet is perfect and no skin …

plucking and odd behavoir 
My male scarlet 3 years old. I went to feed him yesterday and he was doing his little cry like im out of food and dying. So I went over to fill his bowl …

Do I really need a vet? 
My bird is quiet and he isn't eating as much food. Could this just be because it is hot now and not cold like it used to be? Do they eat less food when …

mealy parrot 9mons ols 
my mealy parrot has a swollen left eye to the point of closed not eating and today he started to spit up clear liquid

my baby rainbow lorikeets are regurgitating food while i feed it 
my 4 week old baby lorikeets are regurgitating a little bit of their food between each spoon full i give them they seem to be alright they have been doing …

cockatiel not taking weaning process well? 
i have three cockatiel chicks that are the offspring of two lovely cockatiels i have had for a long time. they hatched around april 28th, 2009. i had …

Missing neck feathers 
Our parakeet, Tweety, of about 7 years of age has no feathers around his neck and under his wings. We believe a cage mate may have done it, but we have …

treatment for injured ringneck 
other ringnecks attacked this bird and have biten its face is there something we can bath it with we have removed it from avairy there is no avian vet …

Our Grey is laying unfertilized eggs 
Our "male" grey is 18 years old and laid an egg on Friday. The pet store said to take it away and we did. Today there is another one. Will this hurt …

Cokatiel pecking own feet  
I HAVE A MALE COCKATIEL WHO OCCASSIONLLY PECKS HIS OWN FEET. HE DOES NOT LIVE IN A CAGE BUT HAS A LARGE ARE TO PLAY AND A GYM SET, FAKE TREE BRANCHES, …

Female budgerigar sleeps all day but is eating well 
Hello, I have a five year old female budgeriar here in Australia. She had a bad moult with a lot of spikey new feathers and was very unwell during this. …

African Grey Congo has a cold 
I've had my Venus for 14yrs. She is a very happy healthy parrot. She has a discharge from her nose. She does not show any signs of distress and her behavior …

Cages 
I own a King powder coat cage. In transit, during a move, some bars were scratched. Not wanting rust I painted them with trials of various special enamels...always …

gorilla glue? 
I made my bird a ladder, out of wood we use for our chimenea. I used gorilla glue, not thinking..and now im wondering if that might not be good for the …

Very Rough Crusty Cere/Beak and Legs 
Do you think my parakeet has mites? She has a very rough crusty Cere/Beak and her legs are also rough scaley callius like. She is not as hyper as before, …

cockatoo bleedeing 
my female 6 year old cockatoo is bleeding, almost like a period, what can i do?

Help! Why did my two lovebirds die?! 
They were acting normal.. tweeting, eating, sleeping happy etc and then they both died suddenly 2 days apart. Here's some info that may help with the …

Beautiful Cockateil baby died 
I bought my Cockateil last week i imagine that he was about 8 weeks old he was hand reared, last night he regurgitated his seed and it looked undigested, …

Beak Clicking 
My bird will sometimes (most of the time) just sit where ever she is and click her beak, constantly. It gets to be very annoying when the room is silent. …

sore eye in my cockateil 
one of my birds eyes is larger than the other one and looks sore and red what can I do to help him thanks Edwina

falling off her stick 
my parrot keeps loosing balance and falling off her stick three times a day.

cockatoo 
My cockatoo seems to be scratching around her face .and losing feathers around her face. We have had her since xmas and she doesn't seem to be very old …

budgie arthritis? 
i think my pet budgie has arthritis. it hurts her to bend her foot and her foot is really pale compared to the other one. the grip is worse too! Also, …

Help my two masked lovebirds died!! 
I'm so upset and I want to know what was wrong.. Firstly my lovebirds were young like 4-8 yrs old. My male lovebird (bluey)died Wed 8 Jan then the female …

Sun conure baby had crooked neck, normal? 
I want to know if it is normal that one of my babies bird sun conures they turned 3 weeks old, noticed one of baby had crooked neck and all way back on …

Lovebird Makes Weird noises and takes a large poop 
My adorable lovebird Figo, made some weird noises or two minutes like clicking noise like figo was having some breathing problems, I tried to give him …

can i give my conure wine for him to talk 
i have a peach conure and my moms parents used to give thier parrots wine for them to talk should i do it

can i give my conure wine for him to talk 
i have a peach conure and my moms parents used to give thier parrots wine for them to talk should i do it

Can my bird be allergic to water? 
When I try giving my bird a bath I use a luke-warm to cool water. When I put him in the water he goes into like a freezing mode and starts freaking out. …

Parakeet head bobbing (regurgitating) sitting on bottom of cage 
About two weeks ago (6/25/09) my bird quit eating, sat on bottom of cage in the corner and kept bobbing her head up and down which seemed to bring up a …

foot/leg paralysis in lovebird - more info sought 
For the past 3-4 days, my 16 year old pf lovebird has been seeing a critical care vet who specializes in exotics. Although my bird is in critical condition, …

How do I know if their in love? 
As i wrote earlier on this website, when i wrote about how I forced my birds inside the nesting box, which now i realized was a mistake. and have also …

My male cockatiels wing bubbles? 
A few years ago I accidentaly forgot to bring my male cockatiel inside with the cage. The next morning I found my male cockatiel with a bleeding wing and …

how do i know if my cockatiels have an illness. 
my female cockatiel sneezes every once in a while , does she have a sines infection? when my brids are on a perch , sometimes they pick thier feathers …

Hurt Eyelid(CLEO) 
My African Grey Parrot must have gotten into a tiff with my cockatiel parrot yesterday afternoon while i was at work. My mother was with them and they …

my birds nesting issues 
I've forced my cockatiels to get into their nesting box. My female attacks my male cockatiel when inside of the box. I wanted to know why?

BringingHomeANewBaby 
I will be bringing home a new GCC in about 8 weeks. I have a parrot who has been vet checked recently and all blood work and test came back excellent. …

Gouldian Finch - standing on right leg only - left leg weak 
I have a Gouldian finch who began standing only on his right let, holding his left leg up constantly. I checked his nails and they appear to be of normal …

Nepal Pheasant foot problem 
Greetings, i have this Nepal Pheasant that developed lumps on her toes. I thought this may pass but she has toes that look like clubs, or fingers on a …

Has not been to a avian vet yet. 
Good Morning, I have a little quaker parrot named "Peppy". He is 3 years old this past May. He has not been to a avian vet as of yet. Should I …

Alexandrine Ringneck - Top of head looks like losing feathers 
My Alexandrine Ringneck has received a good bill of health by our vet less than 1 month ago and she is 5 months old. I noticed that the top of her head …

possibility of a cockatiel getting pink eye 
i was thinking of adopting two cockatiels from the humane society i called on them today i was told that one of them gets a red eye and then it goes away …

Need Help 
Its Sunday and no vets are open. My 6 year old cocketiel has been acting weird. When we went to pick her up, her head started to twitch and she crash landed …

different size 
why is my female skinnier than my male lovebird

Scratching and Stretching of wings 
It's already very sad that one of my peach faced lovebird died and I'm worried for the one left. I'm wondering if the one that died has some ailment that …

Nanday throwing up his food 
Hi, I have a 10 year Nanday Conure, male, who has started throwing up his seed in big clumps. He eats, then goes over to his favorite rope and lightly …

sooth skin 
My old cockatiel has had poop stuck to her bum last couple of days so have been soaking it off in warm water, it there anything that gets the poop of easier? …

Whats wrong? Seizures? 
I have had my cockatiel for two years now and he is the sweetest bird you could ever imagine. I love him dearly but something has been troubling me. He …

brown lovebird 
why would my female lovebird turn brown? She did this afew months before she started laying egge and now she is doing it atain. Is this a hormone thing? …

swolen leg 
what should I do if my parrot has a swolen foot can I give him antibiotec if yes which one I need a name

african grey cutting nails 
my african grey had shsrp like half an inch and my uncle who used to take care of agc so,he cut a little peice of my african grey nail and he started bleeding …

Feather loss 
I have a Green Ring neck parrot for last 1 year. He started losing feather for last 4-5 months. Now he has bald patches around beak, eyes and over head …

indian ring neck parrot eggs are older than 23 days 
Hello, this is my first attempt with broodering. I owned a male ringneck for 28 years. I just decided that I did not want to lose him with out having an …

Alexandrine Parakeet strange behaviour 
It sleeps with its heads bent and rests it upon its back. he keeps on biting and plucking its feathers.What should i do? Is that normal? Has a few hairs …

My lovebird has irritation on her rear end,  
My female lovebird is haveing irritation in her rear end , she is constantly picking at her end . I examined her and i noticed that her rear is bright …

Sneezing Green Cheek bird... 
Hello, and sorry to bother you. I have a Green Cheek bird that keeps sneezing. I have taken him to the vet, and put him on anti-biotics, but it doesnt …

runny nose, dried mucus on beak 
My african grey congo has had runny nose since I got her. She was born in feb 09. The runny nose has gotten worse, now theres dried mucus on beak acumulating.please …

Discolored Stool 
My pet bird is 3 yrs. old and its stool looks a little red. It never used to look like this. Should I be concerned? What is wrong?

limping parrot 
my parrot limping what to do

green cheek conure 
My green cheek conure's stomach feathers are either falling off or she is pecking them off and i want to know if that is a problem?

parakeet 
do I need to see a vet and does it absolutely need shots

sick cockatoo???? 
my dads cockatoo is drinking heaps more water than usual and his poo is a much lighter green than normal,hes had him for ages and never seen him do this,whats …

Cut Neck 
hi my name is justin i have two baby lovebirds.I got them about two days ago.my one lovebird(PEACH) has a cut.there are no feathers there so im not sure …

Bumble foot 
My vet told me my parkeet may have bumle foot. What r your suggestions for cure?

overnight feather loss 
My two year old female scarlet macaw has, overnight, plucked out most of her body feathers. We've had her for a year and a half. We often take her out …

molting 
The quaker parrot 3 y.o. removes a lot of feathers from legs belly and chest. He is itching really bad. We drove him to the vet and had bloodwork done. …

kidney again  
the vets that i have spoken to have said oh just kill the animal so now i am even more scared so could you advise me to another vet please i am bebbing …

My bird is loosing skin 
Hello good afternon, I am concerned about my african grey, she's loosing white skin, what can I do to help her. Thank you, Maria

Asparagus and cabbage, how long do toxic chemicals on last fruit trees 
Hi, I accidentally ran across this site, IT IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. I have a 6 1/2 (?) yr old lilac crowned Amazon, "Jack" - I rescued him from Humane …

Constipated Budgie 
Hello, I have 2 budgies, one female and one male but it seems like my male budgie is constipated. I noticed he isn't pooping as much and when he does, …

feather growth 
I bought a young sun conure. The tail and wing feathers do not seem to be growing back properly. It seems that the problem consists of her left side because …

kidney 
A vet has told me that my parrots 1 kidney is bigger than it should be and i am scared so can you please advise me as well it is pushing on nervs so that …

Blood on beak, black dots in mouth 
My cockatiel has a small black lesion on his tongue and what seems to be dried blood on his beak. He doesn't whistle or sing very often anymore either. …

6 month old cockatiel weak 
Hello this morning i got up and my cockatiel was acting funny very tired not talking and weak. He/she is a very active bird up until today. he/she ate …

Parakeet claw problem 
Bird's claw/leg got crushed behind cuttle bone in cage. Took to vet who said to give it pain med for a week. they were not sure if broken or not. Injury …

Lovebird with seizures 
my lovebird has seizures--- i am a senior citizen & the bird needs some testing among bloodtest. unfortuenly i am on a budget--- couyld you please help …

lovebird discolored beek 
I have a 2 yr old lovebird and she is constantly rubbing her tongue against the inside of her beek. she seldom has her mouth closed. also, she has some …

stuffy nose 
my 11 yr. old macaw sounds like he has a stuffy nose..should i run a himidifier around him or something?

Quaker Parrot plucking issues. 
My quaker parrot "Mango" just started plucking about 4 days ago. He is just about to turn 2 in a couple of months. He has been seen by a vet and is …

My bule-and-gold macaw won't eat. 
My blue-and-gold macaw won't eat,but my avian vet says he's not sick,what do i do?

Pressure sores on feet 
I have 5 cockatiels all in a very large cage indoors. They have a variety of natural branches in their cage, one dowling perch and a couple of small calcium/pumice …

Stress Bars on Baby Green Cheeked 
I purchased a 3 1/2 month old baby Green Cheeked Conure from our local bird store. He/She is very social and friendly, and is acting perfectly healthy, …

Something fell on my bird! 
Today, we let our bird fly freely around the house. Though, we left the door open to our toy room and he flew inside! A toy car fell on top of him, but …

Cockatail 
Im not sure if its an emergency or not, but we have baby cockatail birds and this little one opens its mouth like if it was grasping for air, and i have …

One conure plucking the other conure 
I saw your answer regarding a conure plucking itself, but what are your recommendations for a conure plucking its "brother?" I have two green cheek …

My Austrailian female lovebird 
yesterday at 6/13/09 at 12:00 i came home and wanted to get my birds because i bought them a toy and i saw my female lovebird with a eye bruised i think …

my bird has a red lump on head 
my bird has a red lump on head

My lovebird eggs keep half hatching, and then the babys die because the babys are not ready yet. :( Why does this happen? 
Is It okay if only one lovebird hatches out of 5 fertile eggs? because the others all died....:(

My Sun Conure has a big chest 
Hello, My Sun Conure has a big chest, he blows it out when he wants and he looks like a pigeon. Should I be worried? Is this an air pocket or is this …

Abadoned baby sparrow 
I found a baby sparrow yesterday. There were no signs of supervision. He seems healthy, except for his right eye. It has been shut! It's hard to determine …

Symmetrical Lumps on Top of Cockatiel's Wings Near Back 
Hi. After I had given my Cockatiel, Kirby, a bath, I noticed spots on her wings. I moved the feathers out of the way and saw two spots on both wings in …

Female Gouldian, 1 year old, swelling and feather loss over rt. eye 
My Female Blue Back/Black Head Gouldian has swelling over her right eye the size of a small pea since 5/14/09. It almost looks like a small boil. She tries …

caique being sedated at 10 weeks 
Do vets normally put a 10 week old caique under sedation when being x ray? I brung my caique to his a new vet because he was really weak. They said they …

Bubble in Neck? 
I have 4 baby cockatoos that I am handfeeding..I've been feeding for 12 years..while feeding the babies, an air sac appears in the side of their neck and …

hand raised cockatiel got cooking oil in body 
Coco our cockatiel had kinda flies around kitchen benches and unfortunately last night i had a cooled cooking oil(deep frying) in a pan and she must landed …

parakeet bill peeling 
It appears my male blue parakeet ( under 2 years) has peeling of his bill. The peeling just hangs there. Should I pull it off and oil his bill? Is this …

conure parrot gender 
how do i tell what sex it is

budgies who love green beans 
our budgies love the seeds inside of green beans. I have been offering this to them most days for several years now because they love them. I see beans …

how is the best way to handle and travel with my sun conure in a car? 
i am picking a sunconure from a personal party and i was wondering what was the best way to travel with him in a car travel time is est. 1 and a half hoursm …

death 
i have 3 peach faced love birds i purchased a Lutino love bird and put them in the same cage (first mistake) they fought some but the were together`for …

Baby Lovebird Foot 
Hi, I have a baby lovebird from the last clutch that I hand-fed and raised that is now a day over 8 weeks old. He/she will not open it's foot properly …

Older conure spending alot of time on cage bottom 
Larry is a 20 year old green cheek and periodically spends vast ammounts of time on the bottom of his cage. Normally he tears up the newspaper or throws …

egg laying 
My peach face has been acting strangely over the last few weeks (fluffed up feathers on bottom of cage) and her bum was swollen and red. Today we found …

Parakeet missing feathers around neck 
Hi, My parakeet is missing feathers around her neck and on her stomach. On her stomach I can see her sking underneath. Her partner just died, could this …

Sun conure with hurt leg 
I noticed just yesterday that my sun conure 4 months old is favoring his right foot/leg, he does still walk on it just with less pressure then before, …

taking to vet 
AT what age should a baby cockatiel be safe to take in the car to the vet to be checked? we have 4 that are 4 weeks old

Caique with swollen crop after laying many eggs 
Hello, My 9 year old wb caique has laid 8 eights in the pass 2 months and now here chest or crop area is very very full and will not go down and she is …

Little Corella with lump on eye-ring. 
Hi, My Little Corella has a lump near her eye. It is ovoid in shape and appears to be under the skin, rather than a growth above. The skin covering the …

My cockatiel has dirrhea 
My 4 month old cockatiel is sneezing and has diarrhea could it caught my cold?

My male cockatiel stopped singing but otherwise is acting normal.  
Mo my year old male tiel stopped singing 2 days ago. He is normally VERY vocal so this is very strang for him. I did notice that he was shivering a tiny …

6 month old parakeet with black toe nail and swollen toe 
I just noticed today that my parakeet has a black toe nail and it looks like it could be infected it looks as though its drying up to fall off but im also …

Sun Conures beak 
My sun conures beak is changing from all black to white iv had him for 3 weeks and i asked the owner befor me if this has happned before and he said no. …

Red Spots on a Lovebird 
If a peach faced lovebird has red spots all over the bird what do you do? Is is bad or serious?

Senegal Parrot losing feathers 
Hello, My 8 year old Senegal Parrot has been losing feathers around her neck. At times the feathers appear to be growing back...only to disappear a …

Severe Macaw will not wean 
I have a 7 month old sever macaw that will absolutely not wean. I bought him from a store owner that I purchased my 2 other parrots from and she handfed …

black beak 
My mom parakeet's beak is turning black

how to tell if a baby blue naped is not healthy? 
i have a baby blue naped parrot(4 weeks or more) when i first aquire him/her it is very noisy(screeching) when i feed it. but after a week it never screech …

Half moon conure losing orange feathers above nare 
I have a 17 year old half moon conure in generally good health. He's in the middle of his spring molting and we just noticed that nearly all the orange …

Moody Cockatiel  
I have had my cockatiel for about a year now. He has always been so sweet and affectionate. He would let me pet him behind the head and he would never …

budgie cage and pet shop health. 
Hi recently i have decided to buy a budgie is a cage the size of 16x17x18 too small also when i was at the petshop i noticed a budgie had a deformed cere …

rescued cockatiel chronic scraping roof of mouth until bleeds with tallon 
I rescued a male cockatiel about a month ago (I had one for 22 yrs befor it passed) is chronically scraping the roof of it's mouth with it's toe tallon …

question about a Senegal 
I have noticed a bald spot on the frontside neck of my 18 year old Senegal. I am also concerned about possible weight loss. Otherwise, he is active and …

rubbing himself 
I have a male parakeet that was given to me by my sister so I have no idea his age. I give him lots of toys and he is very social and almost seems to get …

my ringneck parrot shos signs of flu 
I have a green ringneck parrot he shows symptoms of flu. he will hold his head up and swallow a few times. it also seems that he is getting cold. he had …

broken wing feathers 
How can we keep our bird from flying and breaking her flight feathers?????

Sick Parakeet, watery stool 
My bird has had very watery stool for about a month and he started to get better. But now he seems disoriented and losing his balance. Is an avian vet …

crop not emptying 
my african grey had an episode where he fell back off his perch down to the bottom,and then as soon as he had realised wat happened he was fine,he has …

lump comming out of cockatials nose 
there is a bloody lump comming from my birds nose. i have moved the lump around a bit and it seems the inside of the nostril is blocked and is swollen …

Beak was cut too short  
Today I accidentally clipped my parakeets beek too short and he is now bleeding every time he begins to eat. What can I do?

New Buddies for a Budgie 
So, I'm getting two new friends for my budgie Loki. She's about 2.5/3 years old, and the new keets are about 3 or 4 months old. I'm getting them from a …

bugie foot 
male bugie 5yrs old, his left foot,when sitting on his perch his claws are'nt gripping,his front claw seem's to stick out.When i picked him up,sat him …

Small/deformed claws? 
One of my quaker parrots seems to have very small, stunted claws compared to my other one, and she seems to be missing one or two altogether on her back …

Suspected Tumor 
My cockatoo has a lump on his right shoulder. I just noticed yesterday when I was hosing him. I took him to the vet he says that it is not a feather cyst …

African grey with cut eye lid 
my african grey has cut is eye lid open on 1 of his toys should i bave it if so what is best. hope u can help thank you.

Puffy parakeet?? 
Hi, I have 3 parakeets. Which I've read tons about and they are part of the Parrot family. Anyway, one of the three birds has been strangely puffy. When …

Black dots 
Our new parakeet seems to have formed three small black dots on its neck and one over its eye. What might this be?

Probs after wing clipping 
I'm trying to help a friend. She recently bought a 2 month old Green Cheek and his primary flights were clipped even with the secondary flights. He acts …

liver dease using milk thisle 
budgie with liver dease and milk thisle , she weighs 25 grams and has been seen by a top avain vet in ca , however knowing that she will have this problem …

about my cockatiel 
my cockatiel has swollen up around his neck and body he is also missing feathers around his neck, it has been going on for 2 days now his legs are purple …

english budgies advice on health, and food problems 
i have two english bugies a male and female and the isuess are as folows hi i have two enlish bugie parakeets a female and male both around 7 to 8 months …

symtoms a bird hasw hen it has parasites 
what symptoms does a bird have when they have parasites

Balding around Eye of Cockatiel 
We have recently put a male in with our female. Their behavior has been very civil. Today we noticed she has many feathers missing around her eye on one …

3rd clutch of eggs laid in short period of time 
My cockatiel hen has just started her 3rd clutch of eggs. While she shares the cage with a male the first 2 times eggs were not fertile. My concern is …

small conure has balding on back of neck- 
please be adivsed this happened yrs ago with another conure here and he got a shot and almost died, he went into shock. then vet had to give another shot …

Quaker vet visits? 
How many times a year does a Quaker parrot need to see a vet?

Baby conure ALWAYS screaming!! 
I have a 45-50 day baby sun conure and he is always screaming!! I've had him for about a week, and I took him to the vet for a check-up, everything seemed …

3 year old cockatiel began panting and later died 
We had two cockatiels, one male (Nibbles - on the ladder) and a female (Bubbles - on the perch). I clipped their nails tonight, which upset the female. …

Does my cockatiel have mites? How do I help? 
My 11 year old cockatiel started out with inlamed nostrilsabout a month ago. Then he started to loose the feathers around his nose a couple weeks ago. …

Alexandrine Ring Neck 
I received your response and I sincerely appreciate you quick response. My Alexandrine was born on February 14th, 2009. And at this time weighs about …

6 month old severe macaw  
My 6 month old severe macaw still will not eat solid food and I am still handfeeding it with a syringe. My first question, is it alarming it still has …

Alexandrian Ring Neck 
I just brought home my Alexandrine Ring Neck. I am taking her to the vet in 2 days. Can you tell me what test I should have done. Any vacinations?

Eye scratching. 
My Mitred conure has recently started scratching at his eye. He is 30 years old, and has never been sick. I noticed the white skin around his eye is …

Green Cheeked Conure eating sand 
We have a sandbox in our backyard, and our one-year-old bird loves to eat the sand whenever he's out there. Will this harm him? He appears happy and healthy, …

swelling near vent 
i have a congo african grey that has developed swelling by the kiel bone and vent area right below the belly.I have always believed him to be male (didn't …

drainage on wing 
our budgie has a yellowish drainage on wing- red appears under the feathers as if the skin is irritated.

sudden death in young conure 
We lost our beloved green cheeked conure Dizzy on Tuesday night. We went to bed and he was fine and behaving normally . I found him dead in his cage in …

4 month old blue gold --swollen neck 
Please help we just got a 4mnth blue&gold on 3(80cc)feedings a day. about an hour or so after feeding tonight we noticed her neck swollen(like a bubble …

Iodine? 
I wrote previously about my Indian Ringneck's foot. At first his skin on one foot looked like it was peeling. A day later it was red, then became a small …

cockatiel bald under wings watery poops  
hi my cockatiel has watery poops and is bald under wings and is biting like she has mites there is two cockatiels in the cage only one has this do you …

baby macaw with possible inner ear infection 
Hi, I have a baby B & G macaw that rears its head to the left, and is slightly off balance. I have an appointment for Tuesday with our avian vet, is this …

my baby sun conure's crop is not emptying on time ??  
Hello Sir ! I just got a 4 week old sun conure baby from my friend who bought it for hand feeding and could not do the job so gave it to me. I have a little …

bites 
my rainbow lorikeet never bites me but when mi friend is around he nevr bites her but bites me and sometimes makes me bleed. y?

my quaker parakeet is soooo quiet why??? 
my quaker every now and then have his quiet days and doesnt squawk or talk just stays in his cage and very quiet and then by supper time is his usual self …

cockatiel 
my female albino cockatiel is bald under wings has watery poops and overgrown nails i have another male gray cockatiel which is fine and has none of the …

Vomiting parakeet 
Hi my name is Vincent and my blue parakeeet is intermittently puking up a yellow mixture. He is about three and a half years old and he isn't drinking …

liquid poo again 
this may seem long but please read. Ok my name is sandra and I'm concerned about my hanhs macaw parrot well you see my parrot tajj has started off by …

male australian lovebird 
i just got my lovebirds and didnt clip my pair of lovebirds and i let them out in the livging room (usualy do)and i wanted them back in the cage by opening …

what is this?? 
My budgie has devloped a small lump on the side of his beak near the mouth i didnt relise untill we got home on the 26 of april at night i thought i should …

can a yellow head amazon mate with a patagonia conure 
i have been given a pair of patagonia conures and a yellow headed amazon, one of the pattys want to be with the amazon and the amazon wants to be with …

losing her feathers 
hello i have a year old lovebird and she seems to be losing her feathers around her face and head . she is in with a male lovebird could he be the cause? …

Small bump/dot on my sun 5 month old conure, mid-chest 
Hi, I have just seen a Small bump/dot on my sun 5 month old sun conure's, mid-chest. what is this?does this mean male or female? it is pinkish/the color …

small baby 
I have two baby java doves that the mom hatched, one is smaller than the other and less developed, I can't find anywhere that it says they will abandon …

my Quaker parrot is bitten badly.please help him 
Hi my bird is a Quarker parrot and he is bitten on the neck by a rat what should I do and were should I go i live in the bronx and need your help. Thank …

blue amazon parrot 
my blue amazon parrots(male) beak is getting long, does it need to be cliped?

cockatiel hit window 
new cockatiel flew into the window. now he shakes his head. no pain if I touch it. What do I do? What is wrong that he does this? Is it serious? Thank …

cockatiel with sore red neck under feeathers? 
Bella was brought at christmas time 2008 it was about 3 months old. It now has a red sore spot under the feathers on the neck. We have put some …

Sudden Black Foot 
My parakeet recently developed a black foot which he has now not been able to bear weight on....he only used the opposite leg to stand....and now that …

Parakeet limping on right foot 
Hi, I have a 9 yr old female parakeet, had her since she was about 1yr old, she's been very healthy over the years but around (Oct.2008) I noticed she …

my parakeet got stepped on 
earlier today my son accidently stepped on our parakeet, we have since keep it in the cage and kept it covered, her feet have turned purple now though …

lumps 
i have recently notice that my parro( gloden headed amazon) has a large growth like lump under above his nose, just under his eye. Do you know what this …

new finches 
I just brought home two new baby finches and they seem fine but I am wondering if I should be concerned. They have been in their new habitat for 24 hours. …

hot feet 
hello, my rainbow lorikeet (5mths old) seems to have hot feet. i have only noticed it since i come home from work today. he is eating and preening himself …

My lovebird's leg is bleeding. 
Hi there, i have 2 peach faced lovebird, and they were fighting, and one got bit on the leg. and i have now seperated them both. But one has a bleeding …

Allergic to Harrison's? 
Hello, I have written a few times in regards to problems I have been having with my Sun Conure (itching all over, constant stretching, sneezing, constantly …

sore foot 
A week ago I noticed that my Indian ringneck was favoring one leg. It looked like the skin was peeling on one toe. The next day it was quite red and seemed …

Weather 
can finch type birds be kept in outdoor aviary in California weather? Thanks. JC

Mating Behavior 
I have two Sun Conures. They just reached there maturity level and have been rubbing there feathers all over my hands. I put them in there cage when …

Head Injury 
Female Amazon flew full force into a window and is very disoriented. We are scared that if we take her to a vet, that they will euthanize her. Her mate …

Soy 
Hi, There are a lot of concerns raised on the net and elsewhere about the use of Soy products in hand rearing formula and pellets. It has been suggested …

found budgie, paralyzed legs, will not eat? 
i found a budgie being attacked by crows. both of its legs are paralyzed. it will not eat, but its drinking water with a small amount of glucose in it. …

Seed in Parrotlet's Feces 
We don't have any avian vets where I live or anywhere accessible. We've had our 9 year old parrotlet to a local vet who does get involved with birds. …

stain over right eye 
My parakeet has a wine color stain over her right eye and a little over the nose. I just want to know what it could be. thank you Gaby

Unusual behavior from 7 YO female Solomon Ekkie 
Rescued her last May. Straight to the vet - dozen different infections, zinc toxic, malnourished/underweight. Chelation worked, Baytril worked, had to …

parrots tongue is very swollen 
parrots tongue is very swollen and he is not happy

Cockatiels 
I have a pair of cockatiels which have just had babies, they are now 15, 13 and 10 days old. Its seems to me like they are mating again. Is this possible …

Matted feathers and undigested food in feces 
Once again my cockatiel is ill. She was treated for giardia in Jan. and seemed to recover. Friday night I noticed she wasn't eating and the feathers around …

Smoking around birds 
i am very ashamed to say it but i own two beautiful canaries, and I smoke around them. One of my canaries started showing signs of breathing hard. He …

How long do Peach Faces Live? 
I have had my bird for 18 years and was told this is very old for these birds? The small holes at the nose one of them has a growth that is getting larger, …

sick bird 
We have spent over $900.00 on our red headed amazon. We have not gotten the blood test or other test back but their seems to be no answer from the expert …

Bleeding  
The Jarrine is plucking his feathers around his neak and is beeding as a result.

My parakeet keeps scratching face and beak seems overgrown 
We bought her (I think it's a she but what do I know) from Petsmart 2 weeks ago. We were told she was a baby but again we aren't that bird savy... anyhow …

cockatiel bad eye 
my cockatiel is having a problem opening her eye. the other eye is fully open. What happened? I am giving her warm compress and right after the compress, …

Quaker who is scratching his cloaca constantly 
I have a 6 yr old quaker male who is almost constantly rubbing his cloaca on branches like he's horribly itching. What can I do? Is this a sign of a yeast …

My parakeet. 
Im sorry to ask this question but, my parakeet was attaked by my 7 month old dog and there are very few mark on my bird, and hardly and blood on him. But …

is my bird sick 
Is my bird sick? She has a brown nose, and its feekin me out. Its been brown for a month, can you help me? I want her to get better, no matter the cost. …

Cockatiels lame foot 
Our 4 yr (single)old tiel Misty laid several eggs within the last two weeks and as I always do I built her a little cardboard home for her to be alone …

excessive egg laying 
my 29 yr. old blue and gold macaw will stop laying eggs.until 11/2007 she had only layed 1 egg, at present the total is 30 eggs. i have tried removing …

golden conure abnormal feather 
Hi,my name is joe.I have some question about my nine-months-old golden conure,candy.I find her some new yellow feathre to mix abnormal green color. I …

shaft of tail feather splitting 
I have a blue and gold macaw, approximately 35 years old, in good health and happy. One of his longest tail feathers is splitting at the shaft. He pulled …

toys 
hello i am just interest in whether the toys with lots of coloured string (i think they are ment for preening practice) are any good for birds because …

Lovebird is losing feathers and started plucking 
On March 6, I was at a livestock auction and someone was selling a lovebird in a homemade small cage. I have several parrots at home and felt so sad for …

14 day old baby cockateil 
i took baby out of box to raise on my own,now,i find i just cant do it ofter 1 day!mama n daddy bird are still crying.can i return the baby now?to parents? …

Bird Hump or Molting.... 
I have a white face cockatiel and recently she has been laying eggs but we noticed she has a big hump on the back of her neck area. Then we noticed 3 days …

Baytril and Sun Conure 
Hello I had written approximately a week ago in regards to my vet prescribing Baytril to my Sun Conure. After a week on the antibiotics I noticed her droppings …

Special Care for older aging parrots (orange winged) 
I was wondering is there special things to do for an ageing parrot in his mid thirties. He does seem to scratch more, but has never plucked any of his …

lovebird lead poison 
Regarding my previous question with my lovebird with kidney desease. He had injested lead and his kidneys is now damaged. He has seen several vets and …

lovebird with failing kidneys 
My lovebird has been sick for 2 and a half years with failing kidneys. The vet cannot treat his problem. I usually put Milk thistle in his drinking water. …

My birds nose bleeds at times 
My bird sometimes bleeds rights from his nose it never drips it just goes right under the nostril and he doesnt act like it huts him when you touch it, …

Cockateil has lump on her side 
My 9 year old cockateil gets stressed out and plucks her feathers on the left side. A large bump has appeared. It's happened before and has eventually …

droppings 
why did my female lovebirds poo black?

cockatiel with sores under wings 
I recently took in a 12 year old cockatiel as his elderly owner had gone into a home. I had hoped he would settle in my aviary with my other cockatiels …

why my sun conure baby is not growing 
why my sun conure baby is not growing he is 5 weeks old but look like 12 days old

My lovebird does not seem to be eating a lot... 
I just brought home two 4 month old lovebirds, one dutch blue and one peach faced. They both lived together in the same cage before i got them but now …

Redness around the nostrils of a Blue & Gold Macaw 
My blue and gold macaw, who I recently adopted from an owner who could no longer care for him, has some redness around his nostrils and abit on his cheeks, …

Conure picking at his feet 
My fiance and I have a cherry headed conure. Many months ago he started mutilating his feet. Originally we thought it might be a toy bleeding out on …

Mating problems 
I have three male bird a love bird,2 cockatiel and one female sun conure in a seperate cage.The male love and one cockatiel keep humping solid objects …

Bleeding tail feather 
My parakeet flies around and sometimes lands on his tail. Today he landed on it and it started bleeding. We don't know what to do. He still hops around …

Scratched Eye 
My 13 yr. old Blue-Gold Macaw has a large scratch under his left eye where I believe he scratched it with his toe. He is not tame because the elderly …

Female Eclectus Plucking Question 
I recently received a female eclectus from someone who could not take care of her anymore. She has been a feather plucker for a few years apparently and …

Sick Budgie 
Hey there i have 2 budgie a dad and a daughter the dad is about 7 and the daughter is about 4. They both have small crusty lumps where there tail meets …

Baytril and Re-establishing Healthy Bacteria  
Hello, I had written previous regarding some issues I am having with my Sun Conure (straining to pass droppings/not sleeping at night). She eats Harrison's …

Straining to Pass Droppings, Not Sleeping at Night 
Hello again, I had previous wrote in regards to my concerns with Aspergillosis and Papillomas. You had mentioned "empiracally treating" for Giardia and …

Puffy Ears 
About two weeks ago, one of our 13-year old Cockatiels named, Bonnie, passed away. A couple days ago I noticed that our other Tiel, Clyde's head is slightly …

parakeet fingers on one leg getting stiff 
I have a little blue parakett that I have had since 1991 when I had cancer. His beak has grown very long. His one leg, I noticed the fingers that curl …

eyelid scratch in my lovebird 
hi.my lovebird has eyelid injury on its one eye.it is red and it wants to scratch all the time.I am seeing that there is an injury on its one eyelid so …

crop not emptying 
I have a 32yr old orange winged amazon, Last year about this time I noticed vomit in his cage and his crop enlarged. Took him to avian vet did tests which …

My budgie is opening and closing her beak a lot. 
Hello there, My budgie has begun opening and closing her beak sort of quickly, kind of like she is talking. I wouldn't think much of it but she is doing …

swollen stomach 
We have an African Grey that is now 14 years old. Quite a talker and loves to sing and whistle. For four days, doesn't talk, whislte or sing and then …

Cockatiel Droppings Collecting around his butt 
My cockatiel is about 13 years old now. And over the past few days i have noticed that he has been more reserved and distant from the other bird. He also …

green wing macaw feathers 
I have a green wing macaw and it seems that is going to be a pretty big line of baldness on the back of its head . i was wondering if this matters for …

Aspergillosis and Papillomatosis Questions 
I am having trouble getting a diagnosis in regards to my Sun Conure. Her blood work has come back normal and PCRs for Clostridia and Gardia have been negative. …

GCC with a new balance problem 
Jade is approx 6yrs old. I have had her for 3 yrs. This afternoon she seemed fine, a few hours later she was having problems keeping her balance. She is …

Wing paralysis? 
I have a 7-year-old cockatiel who seems to be in perfect health, but lately her wings fail her. She doesn't fan or open them, and she will fall to the …

shelter - Lovebirds need a mate? 
do peach face love birds need a mate with them or they could be alone?what kind of toyes do they like to play with?)

umbrella cockatoos face swollen 33 year old m 
I noticed yesterday his face was puffy around one side of his beak and under his eye a little. It doesnt seem to bother him to bad but he has scratched …

love bird 
my love birding is eating his food then he spits it out, then he does it all over again.please help me

cockateil gets bubbles in eyes when sneezing 
Hi there i have had my cockateil about for eight years, she would be nine years old now. When she sneezes she does about twenty sneezes in a row and her …

Feathers Turning Black 
I have a 5 year old Sun Conure whose yellow feathers on her nape and some of the smaller feathers on top of her wings on both sides have turned from yellow …

Sighing Noise when Stretching 
Hello I was wondering if it is normal for a bird to let out "sigh" like noises during stretching? I have noticed my Sun Conure almost always lets out a …

my bugie 
my bugie sit at the bottom of his cage and he is makeing funny noises when he is breathing and it sleeps all day and nigth when i first have him he was …

cockatiel sore eyes 
i recently took my 4 month old cockatiel to the vet as he had what looked like an eye infection,with some sneezing.the vet prescribed baytril for 10 days.he …

my lovebird 
My love bird died today but before he did he had his bone chest cavity sticking out i could feel the bone in the middle as if i had popped out his place. …

Pellets 
What kind of pellets do you recommend. I have heard Zupreem and Harrisons are good. Correct? I would like to get my 2 quakes off seed and onto a pellet …

plant question 
My parrotlet likes to hang-out in my hibiscus tree which is indoors until spring. I looked it up in your list and it is listed as the wood being safe …

Parrots eyes 
how do i know my parrot has healthy eyes?

Kidney Infection 
My Blue Fronted Amazon has contracted an air born virus, kidney infection. She is being treated and improving daily. My question is her one leg has gone …

Blue Fronted Amazon puffing up and making weird Noises. 
Hi, Ive owned a blue fronted amazon for about 2 years now and lately he/she's been puffing his feather up and making weird noises. Like a studdering squeel …

My African Grey is making a wierd noise 
Hi, My African Grey, Rudy, is making a new noise. He makes this growling like noise from deep inside his throat sometimes when I get near him or pet him …

Installing tile 
Hello, We have a cockatiel and a lovebird (our cocktiel is about one year old now and our lovebird will be a year in June). We need to retile our kitchen …

cockatiel head bump, lost feathers 
hello, my cockatiel was startled and flew into the door hard. he was dazed, but now shows all normal behavior except that he keeps losing feathers around …

nail infection 
My Umbrella Cockatoo has a nail that suddenly seemed much shorter and smaller then the others with a redish discoloration. What is this a sign of?

when to vaccinate? 
Hello, I just got a Solomon Island Eclectus. I was wondering when do I need to take in my Parrot to get vaccinated? She was vaccinated on Aug 15,2008 and …

Lilac crowned parrot 
my parrot started getting a runny nose and is sneezing and he is always scrathcing one side of his face and he used to let me touch him and he used to …

Timneh Parrot Seizure\Stroke 
We have a timneh parrot that is about 27 years old. Tulla has always been in good health, and there have been no change to her environment or diet recently. …

Fecal Sample and Giardia Testing 
Hello, I am writing once again in regards to my Sun Conure and the bubbles in her droppings. I visited the vet on Sunday and ended up leaving with more …

My bird is changing colour 
I have a 10 month old Parakeet who was completely blue when I first got her in August at 4 months of age. Recently in the past 2 months she has started …

Lose of feathers and crest 
Hi my cockatoo has been well for the last year or so, but suddenly he is starting to malt because i do not see full feathers on the cage just white dust …

cockatiel swollen eye 
ive had my baby cockatiel for three weeks now.the day after i brought him,the area above his one eye was pink and slightly swollen.there was no discharge …

Shifting leg lameness, excessive thirst 
I have a five year old female cockatiel named Angel. Mid-October 2008, she started acting lethargic, not preening, and she lost weight (approx. 8 grams). …

Lorikeet eyes have gone yellow 
My friend rescues wildlife and has had Henry a rainbow lorikeet for a number of years now. Last week he threw up and his eyes turned yellow. He has been …

fruits and veggies 
all the books say fruits and veggies. I would like a list of all the good fruits and veggies that I can give to parrotlets, finches, lovebirds and a cockatoo. …

Large bump on Parakeet 
Hello, About a month ago, I noticed that my male parakeet, who is at least 6 years old, has a bump in his abdomen area on the right side. It seems to …

what is wrong 
today i woke up and my cockateil isant talking or churping and has red nostrils, and is sneezing and breathing like he has a cold.but is still eating and …

Parakeet with leg injury 
my parakeet right leg might had been injured by the other two parakeets. his leg islarger then the left and hangs uoer the purch and he hops. he can put …

Budgie's arthritis 
My budgie keeps his toes in a ball. I think he has arthritis. How do I treat it?

lump on back of wing(main Issue) along with a little background i am new owner 
My cockatiel who is about 10 wks old, (got her 2 wks ago). For one thing I notice that she itches and prines herself alot while we are holding her, bends …

Rescued rainbow lorikeet 
About 2 years ago i rescued a baby rainbow lori, and all has been well so far, but i never really handtrained him very well, he lets me scratch him, but …

chronic cockatiel conjunctivitis 
Hi, I have been working closely with a highly qualified avian vet for months trying to find an answer to why my cockatiel has chronic conjunctivitis. Bloodwork …

Broken Wing? 
How can I tell if our Amazon Parrot broke his wing or dislocated it or what? He just got his wings clipped and nails and beak trimmed. While bring him …

about vets 
you see, career day is coming up so can you help me by answering the following questions??:D 1.As a vet, how much years of medical school do …

B&G Sneezing? 
HI! i just recently got m first macaw. the previous owners had left her outside in a cold damp area. I have started to notice that when she gets worked …

I think my lovebird has a broken toe 
Hello, Two days ago I came home and found out that my bird cage had fallen to the floor twice. I have 2 lovebirds and one of them is laying eggs so we …

Nanday conure with disease symptoms 
hi, i would normally take a bird like this to a vet, but as it turns out, the bird is at a pet shop i work at, and i have no authority to take him (believe …

Do Cockatiels "Spit" when they are angry?  
Something odd happend this morning.. My Cockatiel was very angry at my husband.. (Bird is her name) she was sitting on the shower curtain rod. Lately …

Yellow dots around the eye 
I have an African Grey (Timneh) parrot. Lately I have noticed that he has some very tiny yellow spots around his eyes that is the white area. Is it just …

baby peachface with few feathers 
he holds one leg out straight. i can hold him with his leg bent under him but he straightens it out when i release him. is this caused by inbreeding. …

Taking Bird For A Blood Test/Chemistry Profile 
Hello I had wrote earlier regarding bubbles in my Sun Conure's droppings and have taken your advice to see a vet for a thorough exam. I have an appointment …

Swollen lovebird eye 
My lovebird's eye is a bit swollen and is closed half way and it looks like she is having some trouble blinking but she spends most of her time inside …

cockatiel 
my cockatiel seems to have pale feet and is spending alot of time on the bottom of his cage quite dilusional he doesnt seem to have very …

Sun Conure small bubbles in poop, Should I be worried?? Vet says no. 
Hello I have a 5 year old Sun Conure who I have been working on converting from seed/healthy human food to Harrison's High Potency Fine. At first …

Cockatiels nesting supplies 
We put purple egg crate cardboard in the nest box. It turned their water colored. Will this make our birds sick? We were just trying to give them some …

crimson rosella 
my crimson rosella has suddenly gone really quiet, he isnt flying around neither. he is walking around in his cage but that is it. he is nearly 2.

Conure claw turning red 
The bottom of our conure's claw appears to be now red colored. He does not limp or act ill. Is there a problem??

Female Parakeet Rubs her rump repeatedly on the perch 
Is this normal pre-spring behavior? She doesn't seem to be in any pain and she has a boyfriend in the cage. They are almost inseparable.The bird in question …

my parakeet has a swellen foot, his body on perch for balance, 
my parakeet has a swellen foot body on the prch, stsrts to loose balance but balancese his self back, hes in with his father. i put the other parakeet …

solomon island eclectus female parrot 
just above the top of my electus parrots beak, is a bald spot, it has what appear to be stubble, or prickly looking things there. she is 2 years old.this …

Bubbles in poo  
Hi, I have read as much as I can but cant seem to get much information. Blue (African Grey) seems perfectly normal, is happy, chirpy, sleeping well, …

Cold sore on corner of mouth 
I have a Goffin Cockatoo (Romeo) and a Blue Quaker (Tweety). They are housed during the day in an Extra Large Parrot Cage during the day. They retire …

Is this bad or good? 
well first off i have a red-lored amazon parrot. I have two questions, first one is when he poops it is a little watery, and one time it had brown in …

Swollen eyelid on a African Grey Parrot 
Above my CAGs left eye there is a lump. I dont know what it is, but its not an injury. After a while he closes that eye and leaves only one eye open, he …

Cockatiel Sneezing 
Hi, I've been keeping a male cockatiel since last year. It doesn't sneeze very often. But today, when i was carrying it, he sneezed on my chin. Fluids …

quaker has a blue beak, some blood dried on one side of nostril. 
I came home today and our parrot's beak looks blue, and there is dried blood on one side of nostril. He acts okay otherwise. Not talking hardly as much …

parrotlet's age 
Is there any way to tell how old a parrotlet is?

Health 
I have had my Mitred Conure for about 20 years. When I bought her from a pet store (which is now out of business) she was not very nice. There were other …

My Conures nose is bleeding 
My boyfriend and i bought a conure a couple of months back. beautiful male 3 years old fun happy bird. his nose started bleeding randomly a couple of days …

cockatiel mating 
I have a pair of male and female cockatiels. I'm not sure how old they are, I bought them from someone that did not tell us whether or not they have laid …

Sick Quaker 
I have a quaker parrot about 3 years old. She had an infection and the vet was worried about hter nostils and that the infection might have caused irreversible …

Half closed outer lid 
I have an Alexandrine which has a half closed outer lid. I took him/her to the vet and gave him/her an eye ointment of cortisone/chlorophenicol and used …

Eating 
I recently (3 days ago) brought home an 8 week-old cockatiel that had been hand-fed and weened. The first day he just sat at the same spot on his perch …

Patagonian Conure 
I need to have my birds nails cut and have not been done for a long time. I read that the blood vessel may therefore be at the tip. Is it safe to cut …

My birds was breathing funny 
my birds were breathing funny they rolled on there side and looked as if they were having a seizure im worried because one died after the other we were …

Budgie neck feathers 
Hello! I'd like to know if my budgie could have mites or some illness, please. He has a patch of missing neck feathers, and I believe that he is molting …

skin diseases 
Dear Avian Vet, I sold a pair of Love Birds a week ago, at the time of sold they are healthy and no sign of diseases but after three or four days, now …

losing balance and feet not gripping tight  
Our blue and gold macaw is just over a year old, for about the past month his feet don't seem to curl right all the time and they don't always grip well. …

Discolored feathers? 
I recently adopted an approximately 15 year old green-cheeked amazon parrot. I am "his" fourth (and permanent) home. I have only had him two weeks. I have …

Lovebird biting itself raw 
Hello! I was wondering if you could possibly tell me why my grandparents lovebird is biting itself? It bites under it's wings, tail, back, and feet from …

Jenday Conure anxiety hyper feather picker 
I own a Jenday Conure, I have had him for 9 years. Ever since he was a baby he was a constant preener. When he turned one and a half he became destructive, …

Dusky-Headed conure is going bald on the top of his head, again! 
My dusky-headed conure is losing the feathers on the top of his head and a bald patch is emerging. The same thing happened last year at around the same …

proper distance for full spectrum lighting 
I have a Meyer's Parrot and a cockatiel housed in separate cages that are next to each other. The cockatiel is 10 years old and the Meyer's is 8 1/2 years …

Ceramic heater  
I am terribly heartbroken and devastated about the question I’m going to ask. First, let me give you a little back story. I had a 3 year old African Grey. …

Injured Wing? 
I have a Red-Bellied Parrot that is nearly one year old. Today, when he tried to fly a short distance (2-3 feet) to my shoulder (he was clipped about a …

Little green bird with yellow chest 
Hi can you tell me what species this bird is and what food should I feed him?At the moment he eats sees..and have tried feeding him fruit but he doesnt …

My sun conure has suddenly stopped flapping her wings. 
My sun conure has suddenly stopped flying. She is acting fine in all other aspects. She is eating, friendly, climbing, drinking etc. She is not sitting …

my male parakeet is bleeding under his neck 
he keeps bpicking under his neck and he wont stop and it starts to bleed and it looks really bad and he has no hair there and i dont know why he is doing …

2 Mo. Old Cockatiel seems lethargic 
I just got a male 2 month old cockatiel from a local breeder. I brought him back home and he was very playfull and curious for the first few days. Now …

african grey 
im pregnant is it safe to have an african grey in the house (we have 1 already)

blood spotting from Umbrella Cockatoo 
Is this normal for a 12 year old cockatoo? Is my bird in season ? Does this happen with a male or female in season? We are not sure of the sex of the bird. …

Budgie with swollen wing? 
I have a budgie that's wing has become swollen and orange from the carpometacarpus all the way to the tip of her left wing. It is not an abscess, and …

4-wk Sunday - limp leg 
We adopted a 4 week old Sunday, and he lies on his left leg alot...with it straight back underneath him ~ appears "limp." But more and more he pulls it …

why are cockitels solid white? 
If a cockitel comes out white is it a ginitic mutation?

cockatiel bird has a black dot on his tongue 
my cockatiel bird has a little black dot on his tongue what does this mean and is it dangerous? please can you get back to me fast really need to no this!!! …

Full crop, but thin 
I have 2 parakeets - one is 1-2 years old and 1 is 4 months old. I got her a couple months ago from a breeder. I was gone on vacation for about 14 days, …

new feathers 
I have a Goffin Cockatoo. I got her from a rescue center 7 months ago. She had previously been at breeder who treated her terribly. The rescue center …

What could cause my bird's neck to fill with fluid? 
I have an eastern rosella and her neck keeps filling up with a greenish color fluid. I've taken her to two different vets and they've determind that it's …

Cockatiel w/sore under his right wing 
I have 2 female Cockatiels and 1 male and have had them for 7 years. Zippy, the male, has recently started biting at his feathers. I thought that perhaps …

LoveBird acting very strange 
I have a three year old peach face love bird who normally is cheery hanging out on the top of her cage. however recently she's been at the bottom of her …

Unusual Crop mark and need advice. 
I have a question about a problem I noticed today with a 4 week old green wing macaw. The baby is at 433 grams which is a big baby compared to most and …

Dried Blood under my Parokeets Wing 
My question is that my parokeet has dried blood underneath his wings and on some of his primary wings. He has been going through a molting period these …

Uv lamp 
I bought the Avian sun floor lamp for my African Grey parrot as per my vet's advice. I am noticing pink on the white skin surrounding her eye. I am getting …

OK to take birds outside? 
Dr. B I have several customers that take their birds outside, with clipped wings, against my pleading with them not to do it. Below I have listed my …

Feathers missing 
My Parakeet has missing feathers on both wings and its not alot...but i would like to know what is happening...plz let me know..My other bird jus died …

sensitivity to cold 
My mother's parrot is in a house that currently has not heat due to an ice storm that hit in northeast arkansas. She is currently in the hospital and would …

Totally confused!! 
Hello, I just got a Conure about 5 months ago. She was a baby when I got her and she was living with a vet when he advised me that he could no longer …

bleeding 
My africane h grey has just started to blled from one of tholes n his nose. What can this be?

vomiting african grey-help 
Hi, I wondered if you can help. My african grey is not herself and seems quiet, and with drawn from her usual behaviour. She keeps being sick. We don't …

enlarged toes (feet) ,loss of feathers around eye 
my parakeet has developed enlarged toes (feet) and they seem to be tender. Also loss of feathers around one eye. She seems to be itching alot and perhaps …

My Budgie Keeps Puffing Up His Feathers 
My Budgie keeps Puffing Up His Feathers And Closing His Eyes Likes Hes Sleeping But He Does It All The Time. Even When Hes Been Flying Around or Just Woke …

my cockatiel  
my cockaleil has stopped flying could this be because she has recently started laying eggs and eating her sand paper ?

Old Parakeet Left Foot Problems. 
My 15+ year old parakeet has been laying on the bottom of the cage for a day now. He eats and drinks but seems to be having trouble with his left leg/foot. …

Feather plucking or natural shedding??? 
I have a 6 month old yellow-naped amazon named Munchichi. It seems to me like his chest and bottom feathers have patches of missing feathers and it almost …

rosa burke  
what can they eat what thay cant eat, what typs of plantis toxic to them and how to look after them and what to feed them

is it normal for baby lovebird to breathe with beak open 
is it normal for baby lovebird to breathe with beak open

sun conure toe 
I came back from a trip and one of my conures has an issue with one of her back inside toes. She doesn't appear to have any control of it. She almost …

quacker parrot loosing feathers 
hi my name is Kristal an i have a 6 or more year old Quaker parrot . She been losing all her feather under her wings an some on her wings . She has never …

Do blue and gold macaws need needles and vet visits? 
Do blue and gold macaws need needles and vet visits?

feathers around beak turning dark 
Three weeks ago I came home to find a pile of feathers in the bottom of my cockatiels cage. She continued to chew her feathers for the next several days …

quaker parrot question 
My quaker parrot all of the sudden quit talking,squaking everything. going on the second day now. he is eating and seems ok. just concerned why no noise's …

Mouth is red 
Hi, My question is that under my parakeets beak her mouth is red. Is it do to maybe biting on the cage to lower herself down or biting the wood sticks …

Parakeet not standing on left foot 
Why does my parakeet keep lifting up his left foot? Nothing was different last night, but I woke up and he wouldn't stand on it. I can't see anything …

Vent free gas fireplace 
Hi I was wondering if it's okay to keep my Hahn's macaw in the same room as our vent free gas fireplace? The installer said it would be fine after the …

lump on back of my african red parrot 
my parrot fred gained a lump on his back about 3-4 months ago and we took him to our local avian vet and they took a x ray and started injecting the lump. …

my fiery shouldered conure is favoring his left foot 
I do not see any noticable swelling and this has just occured today, he does not want to stand on his left foot. He is standing his one foot up all the …

Tea and Freeing my birds 
Alright, this is a two part question. I have two budgies, a green male (Sunny) and a blue female (Lucy). Lucy is a few years old, and I've had Sunny …

My quaker got bitten 
My quaker got bitten buy a rat.how do I take care of it so she can heal?

Convulsing bird 
I don't know if this is an emergancy or not and this is the cloes thing to find out what is happening to her, she alright then she falls off her perach, …

bleading 
head is blaeding and she breathing rilly heard and fast

Return to coment on my Cockatiels 
Like I said before we have done tons and tons of research, I have visited multiple sites, read lots of books on breeding and cockatiels with laying eggs,hatching,incubati …

Safe to clean cages when pregnant? 
we have a cockatoo and im pregnant now normally he cleans the cage but today i have to... do am i ok to clean it.. i dont want to get infection from the …

cat saliva 
i was reading an artical about cockatoo and one of the questions that was posted was about having other pets in the house and that a cat's saliva can be …

Claw Problem 
I have a problem. My parakeets claws are gone!! All she has is a stub. Her beak is also a brownish grayish color. I don't know how this happened. I'm …

My African Grey is limping 
My African Grey is about 10 years old, and he's never had any health problems. Yesterday we noticed that he is limping with his right leg, and we don't …

Peach head love bird. 
Hello, my love bird has a ring around its neck, like feathers are falling out. I notice this since christamas after I moved the cage from the window to …

my pareket  
my pareket has a knot under his right wing

My CAG's eye is swollen 
My CAG's eye is swollen today. we clipped his wings and claws on Saturday. His eye has a clody like appearance when he openes it slightly....

Spots on Mexican red heads eyes. 
I noticed a small white spot on each of my Mexican red heads eyes, they look like small pieces of lint near the top part of his pupils. I have reason to …

Parakeet has a blue beak. 
My parakeetsbeak turned blue. She is eating fine but is very quiet. Can you tell me what is wrong.

Our quaker is shaking slightly and raising his wings up and down 
Our quaker is a healthy male about 14 weeks old, he still has his baby feathers and i thought he might be hot. The temperature in the house is quite cool. …

Parrot with bubble under the skin 
We came home on Tuesday evening and saw blood all over in my parrots cage. We looked and could not see anywhere where he could have punctured his wing. …

Swollen red bump under eye  
Hello i have a female blue-fronted amazon whos about 27 years old. Shes in good health however i just recently noticed a bump on her lower eyelid. The …

budgie 
my budgie seems to have his eyes closed nearly al the time except when he moves around his cage this is not normal for him. there is no discharge or swelling, …

Quacker parrot chewing toes 
I have a happy, healthy 6 year old Quacker Parrot that recently has begun chewing on his left foot - specifically one of his rear toes. I have several …

my birds eyes closing alot 
My african grey bird is closing his eyes alot and the one eye he cannot open often. He stands puffy he walks around. I had a sunlight bird light on him …

My parakeet sneezing and standing on one foot 
My parakeet keeps on standing on one foot now, and she seems to be sneezing. I am afraid she might be sick. Is she? Should I take her to the vet?

GCC with irritated eye... 
He's a 2 yr old GCC, named Cosmo. This morning when I got him up I noticed that his right eye was not opening. He was holding it shut and occasionally …

prices 
hi there i really would like to take my two indian ringnecks to the avian vet but am very short on money and am wondering what the usual price is for a …

dog attacked my quaker parrot 
Yesterday, my dog attacked my 6 year old quaker parrot, Percy. There was no blood, and nothing broken. I know I dodged a huge bullet!!!! My dog, however, …

how can you tell if a rainbow lorikett is a boy or girl 
hello my name is jessica bonney i got a bird it is a rainbow lorikett and i just want to know that how can you tell if its a boy or a girl,is there a difference …

Why did my budgie die? 
My brother had a budgie that we had for about 6 months before it died. The bird showed no signs of being sick the day before. Today he was at the bottom …

worming 
hello there. The person i go to with my parrots is nicknamed the ''bird man'', he has worked with birds his whole life and has a house full of them but …

breathing 
hi there. In the past few weeks i have noticed when one of my indian ringnecks lands on my shoulder i can here a wheezing in my ear. Now since i have taken …

Rainbow Lorikeet breathing strangely... 
My Rainbow Lorikeet (about 5 months old) has started making unusual wheezing and heavy breathing sounds when he gets excited or is playing. Sometimes he …

Mystery Diagnosis 
My rescued 13yoa Blue/Gold Macaw has symptoms my (avian) vet is unable to diagnose. He's had blood work, craw culture, and x-rays - everything seems normal, …

problen with my budgie 
my budgie was flying about and missed his landing and accidentally flew straight into the wall but i don't think that he flew into the wall by accident …

Dutch Blue peach faced Lovebird has odd behavior 
My bird has been chewing up a portion of his food. Particularly the smaller millet seeds and regurgitating them into horrible smelling little mountains …

blood coming out of my umbrella cockatoo's nose 
I woke up this morning to take my umbrella cockatoo out of her sleeping cage to find blood on top of her head and then upon looking further her one nostril …

Beak Discoloration 
I have a year and a half year old green cheek conure. Today, I noticed that a small part of his beak was discoloured. His beak is slate-gray, and the …

What do I feed my bird 
I dont know if it is a baby parrot or a lovebird and the only food we have is food for parakeets and wild outdoor birds. The bird seems to enjoy only the …

watery poops and diet 
I have an 8 month old quaker parrot and for the past couple of weeks his poops are unusually watery. Can this be a symptom of an internal problem? I'm …

parakeet 
hi, i dont know whats worng with my parakeet. i also dont know if it is a emergency becuase i am unaware of whats worng with my bird. i have a parakeet …

Should I be concerned? 
I recently got a green wing macaw whom the previous owner had ten years. He seems to be adapting well, lets us handle him... etc. He has his times but …

New quaker parrot with some particularities 
Hi I just got a new quaker parrot that has a featherless spot on its head and other feathers growing over its body (white pins). I just wondered what that …

Unhappy Parakeet? 
We bought a parakeet about 3 weeks ago, and she doesn't seem happy. She doesn't chirp often (she will a little bit if I play clips of other parakeets chirping), …

Our Sun conure X Jenday Parrot might be ill!  
We havent had our sun conure long he is about 18 weeks old and we have noticed he is twitching his wings like he is irratated by some thing but we have …

Swollen area above vent in male budgie 
Hello, I have a male budgie who is almost 8 yo. He just recently is showing signs of a swollen area above the vent and behind his legs. About a year …

info on green cheek conures 
i got a 7 month old green cheek conure yesturday and just want to find out if i need to provide the gravel stuff that i used to use with my parakeets. …

cockatiels  
i bred some cockatiels and the babies have stopped growing they have been the same size now for nearly 2 weeks and should have nearly been ready to leave …

parakeet claw fell off 
Our new parakeet has one toe and claw that is brown (the others are all white/tan). today the claw in the brown toe fell out. is this likely secondary …

Baby Peach Faced Lovebird 
My baby peach faced lovebird makes this little buzzing, gurgling sound with her beak. I have had her for only one day. She moves her beak and the little …

Painted Cage 
I have purchased a used cage that has been spray painted... is it safe to use?

African grey congo- weak legs 
Hi, I'm not sure what is going on with our AGC. Her legs seem to be weak and she's keeping her feet clinched shut. She also seems to have hick cups. …

possible broken toe 
my parakeet is favoring its back toe on his right foot, and it looks like it may be broken. I noticed the back toe is sideways and the foot is blueish/black. …

Gestation Period of a yellow peach faced lovebird 
Hello, I was wondering what the gestation period is for a yellow peach faced lovebird. Also, if my lovebird has laid many eggs in her lifetime and her …

December molting of love birds with much loss 
I have two three year old love birds who have been molting and are showing much of their skin on their breasts back and neck. I hadn't realized to give …

Age when Quaker parrots mature? 
I have two young quaker parrots. I'm wondering how old they will be when they have reached the full length of maturity? Both are less than 6 months of …

Eyes changing color 
Hi there. My baby cockatiel hatched on 5th December. When the eyes opened 10 days later they looked red. Now at day 17 the eyes look dark. Is this …

Is this a stroke? 
We purchased a 25 year old CAG a few months ago. He was in a home with very heavy smokers & was not well nourished & had ragged, frayed feathers. Not …

my parrot have flu 
please guide me what to do with my sick mealy amazon he is still young and have a bad flu but he is still eating well and playing ( good activity)

Parakeets rub face till they bleed 
Hello! I have 2 parakeets that are doing some strange stuff. They have recently had drainage from their nare. It was a brownish color. On the one bird, …

Foot problem 
We have a 7 year budgie, who is free-flying for part of the day and until now has been very healthy. Recently we took him to get his claws trimmed - one …

Cockatiel 
I've had a cockatiel named Oscer for about two months now, well we decided to get her a new cage, it was much taller then the other, and then today we …

tail feather loss 
Our maroon bellied conure lost all but one of his tail feathers within a few minutes. He was not in an unusual or stressful situation when they came out. …

Eye problem Orange Winged Parrot 
I have an amazon orange winged parrot and he is holding his left eye shut this morning - there are no other symptoms yet he is eating drinking ok etc - …

parakeet put its foot in its mouth 
hi my parakeet put his foot in his mot=uth and sems to vomit or spit up seeds all the time--is he ill or what could be wrong with him?

Rainbow Lorikeet vomiting/ regurgitating 
hey my Rainbow Lorikeet 'Babycakes' has been vomiting and regurgitating a milky clear slimy liquid today... he seems less playful but still very affectionate …

Trembling 
Is it normal for a bird to tremble when it isn't cold. My red lored amazon is perched with one leg up not resting his body on the perch. Seems healthy …

growth-like bump on throat 
My Green Cheek Conure has a bump on its throat right below its beak. The skin is red and seems swollen. When touching the bump/growth, it feels like …

death of a budgie 
My budgie was 12 years old and was always full of life and happy. I went on holiday for five days and my daughter looked after him, the day after I came …

Bald patch on budgie 
I have recently noticed a bald patch above my 1 year old budgies right wing. He is acting, eating and drinking the same as before so it doesn't seem to …

Pulling out feathers 
Hi my african grey is around 1 1/2 years old. recently he started pulling out the feathers on his leg. is there anything i can do and what could be the …

White bump on my cockatiel's head 
My cockatiel just passed away last night. She started out about two months ago with her right eye closed in the mornings. Eventually she went onto antibiotics …

Breeding Macaws 
Hello, We have two Green Wing Macaws that are very loving companions to me and my wife. My question is if we try to breed them in a couple years when …

missing feathers under wings 
My double yellow headed amazon is missing feathers beneath one of his wings. He seems to be fine, is eating, talking, normal behavior. Can you tell me …

head twitching 
my orange winged amazon,(fibi), has got head twitching when she is not active, she is eating well fruit am and seed pm,(rob harvey) amazon mix. can you …

Cockatiel 
My Cockatiel sits at the bottom of her cage. What's wrong? Thanks Donna

Coocktal handfeeding 
I have handfed (Cerelac through syringe)) the baby coocktals as the pair is not feeding properly to them and had left the babies too early. Now the problem …

Door shut on parrot's foot 
as my parrot loves me when i washed my hand i put him on the bathroom door then my little sister closed the door and gave a little cut on my parrots leg …

bleeding under wing 
African Grey, about a year old. Bleeding under wing. It seems it scratched itself. The bleeding is not heavy or flowing. Should I be concerned or is there …

Lovebird Throws Up Food After Eating 
Hi, I have a lovebird thats about 6 years old who throws up his food after eating. he will do this on the perches of his cage and even his own feet …

My cokatiel has a lump by its beak 
My 6 year old cokatiel has a pinkish lump about the size of a grain of rice on the left side of her beak. I just recently noticed this and she's never …

cockatiel with swollen belly 
Hi our female cockatiel has a very swollen belly - took her to a general vet 7 days ago. He seemed to think it was some sort of internal infection and …

bump on umbrella cockatoos tongue.. 
My umbrella cockatoo has a large bump on its tongue as if its growing another tongue on its tongue. I just wanted to know if its normal and will go away …

Lovebird Baby Behaviour 
Hi, I have a baby lovebird (approx 22 days..?, only has down). I cannot put it back with its mother, so I am hand feeding it. I have handfed before, but …

a sick parakeet 
Hi, how are you? I've noticed lately (last week or two) that one of my parakeets doesnt seem to be too well. I thought she was getting ready to lay …

green checked conure with growth in nostril 
someone has just given me a darling, 5 year old, female green checked conure. She has an enlarged left nostril with what looks like a growth in it. The …

my cockatiel is limping, 
i just clipped one of my male cockatiel's toenails and now he isn't using that foot. He is limping while trying to move around the cage. Is the foot broken? …

leadbeater diet 
I have a pair of leadbeaters bonded birds.previous owner said they ate oatmeal-raisins-course harris food- nutriberries. the only thing they will eat is …

my bird is acting like its sick 
my bird has its plummage fluffed, it has green dropings,it is constantly iching, it has a cut under its wing, and its only a few month old female parakeet …

poop 
what will a quaker parotts poop look like when it meets a new owner?

worried about bubba 
my parakeet is sqeaking everyday & sometimes @ nite? is that normal or is she sick?

brown claw  
hi i got a african grey he is 4 months old and 1 claw is brown and the other is grey is this a problem

Eclectus dent in beak 
I'm wondering if you could help me. I'm looking at purchasing a baby female Eclectus but there seems to be a slight dent half way along her beak. It runs …

Minor bleeding in the right wing 
Dear Vet, Hello. Recently, my budgie has a minor bleeding problem. He is a male. And if it helps he is also a greywing. When he flies too much, he starts …

Eclectus throwing up seed 
I feed my Eclectus seed and he seems to throw it up, he has full range in my home and I find it on my tile all the time. is this normal?

my parakeet is limping all of the sudden 
Yesterday my parkeet was limping, it was only using its left foot to walk, and his right foot looks swollen. she or he is in a cage in my home, I've never …

indian parakeet tending to sleep a lot 
Hi, My name is Jan and I live in Mauritius. My Indian Parakeet, Bonny is just over 4 years old. He is usually very chatty and active but recently he seems …

Hi 
I had a Quaker Parrot.He was cute and cuddly.I loved hi- I'll just skip straight to the part.Ok well he died and was only 8 weeks old.But I don't know …

Cockatiel with lump on its eye 
My Cockatiel has a lump on its eye, it came up about two weeks ago but has grown over time. I dont know what it is or what to do, can you please tell …

our bird has air pocket on the top of his head 
my pet cockatiel has a strange pocket of air on the top of his head its not hard and i can gently push is back and forth and he does not notice and he …

lovebird keeps yawning is it sick  
hi i have a 14 year old love bird that seems to be yawning more then it was could it be sick ?. it sems to be eating ok and drinking and even flys ok what …

sneezing & trouble breathing 
My blue and gold macaw was sneezing and sounded congested before he passed away. He was fine at 9am this morning but by noon he was gone. Was there anything …

My african grey parrot is acting strange.  
Today, me and my father went to take my parrot out of the cage. She was quiet today in her cage and she did not make any noise. Also, she started to …

Chewing nails off 
I have an 8 year old parrot and he recently got injured do not know how because he was home alone. It was just a cut above his middle finger so we cleaned …

Dead bird! 
My question is........ I had a Quaker Parrot.He was cute and cuddly.I loved hi- I'll just skip straight to the part.Ok well he died and was only 8 weeks …

caique feathers 
we have a 1 1/2 year old white bellied caique. after he took a bath in his water bowl we noticed that his belly feathers were not drying at a closer …

conure has broken beak 
what can we do for it?? can it be clipped ??

Budgie with sore foot 
Our young budgie has hurt it's foot somehow. Was fine yesterday. This morning found it on the aviary floor.Picked it up and seems like it has a sore foot. …

A sore on my parakeets foot 
What can I do for a sore on my Parakeets foot? I just brought two bird home and I am in the prosses of training them so we are just building trust. How …

wound under wing 
My 3 year old lovebird seems to have a cut/wound under its wing near where the wing meets the body...it has dried blood and t seems like a bit of an open …

Psycho Eclectus 
I am at my wits end with my wife's Eclectus. I am afraid the bird will do some serious harm. She was initially very loving and friendly. She started …

Non-Toxic Paint 
hello we are getting a new baby maroon bellied conure in a month. we have already purchased the cage. it is supposed to be a good cage and is brand new. …

pulling out feathers 
My mom's sun conure for no reason a couple of days ago got very upset started squawking and either pulled out all of her flight feathers or they fell out …

Keel bone injury 
My bird (5weeks)injured its keel bone by crash landing because I clipped its wings . The bird seems to be in pain because it moans when it moves its head …

neck injury  
I took my baby cockatiel (5weeks old ) out of the cage . He flew around the room and crash landed on the floor ,i thught that he was paralysed because …

baby cockatiel bubble 
Our baby cockatiel has weird air sockets on its back above its neck, what is it?

limp leg and hurt wing 
My bird got stepped on he is a three year old parakeet and now his right leg is limp he cannot grip with it and his right wing is messed up. He can close …

Conure's eye pink & a little swollen 
Hello, I have a two year old green cheek conure. Yesterday I noticed that one of his eyes is a pinkish color and a little swollen in the corners. …

sick with a lame foot 
Our 3-4 yr. old female parakeet has been sick lately hanging around the bottom of the cage all puffed up. We took to a local avian vet who claimed she …

my blue parakeet 
why does my parakeet always stand one one foot, but when i get him out he will stand on both but if i let him sit on the table or on top of his cage he …

parakeet is picky stuff out from under his tail 
My parakeet is picking black chips out from underneath his tail. We don't know why, or what it is. The black stuff is above his butt, but below his tail... …

help! Neck looks broken 
my cockatiel bird is few years old and the neck it looks like its broken and the stomach is big and blue with red....plese tell me if its going to die …

bloody nose 
My sun conure is 9 and has just laid 2 eggs for the first time and I understand that to be normal and that she should abandon them on her own (hopefully …

swollen eye 
eye closed and swollen blue and gold macaw treating since feb with eye drops and several kinds of meds 3 breathing treatments/day 2 eye drops/day 2x/day …

trimming budgie black nails 
My budgie parakeet is still a baby, hasn't had first molt yet, and has black toenails, how do i cut them without being able to see the blood line on them? …

cockatiels droppings! 
A few days ago my cockatiels droppings were a very dark green color, basically a black color. But now they have gone back to normal ( white and light …

Sick Cockatiel 
Hello my cockatiel is female and we've notice that she has developed pink lumps on her wings about the size of a single peanut. What can this be?

Loosing head feathers 
Our 8 mo. old finch that we got just as a baby seems very healthy and active but continues to keep going bald. All feathers look great except the balding …

Dusky Conure Problem 
hi there, please can you try and help us? our dusky conure murray has been bitting his leg continually until it bleeds. He has a small bump on his wing …

few questions, eye infection, and vomiting 
hello there, i have just a few questions to ask. After reading all the other questions I have began to worry. the reason i came on here was to research …

Blue gold macaw wings???? 
I took my B&G to the vet to have his wings clipped. The man cut them straight across. He no longer has his beautiful wing span. He now has nubbies. Will …

Green cheeked conure pulling out flight feathers 
My green cheeked conure has over the past couple of weeks pulled out every blue flight feather he had. Started on one wing first. Is constantly picking …

Traveling with parakeets 
What is the best way to travel with a parakeet in a car? I need to take my keet Lue-Lue on a six hour trip. Please tell me the best way. …

Cockatiel - picking on her foot, why? 
25 year old Cockatiel - recently started picking at her right foot, compulsively. Foot appears slightly reddened, and raw in one area (in the joint of …

sick parakeet 
Our bird started hanging out on the bottom of the cage.He looks like he can't keep his balance. When he starts to fall over he starts to flaps his wings, …

my already dead bird 
ok.well,about a few weeks ago,i got a quaker parrot.it was a baby,7 weeks old.It was doing well I kept my jack russell away(i tried my best)and afer swim …

Weak grip on my conure and behavior change 
About 3 months ago my conure have injured it's foot with a long nail. I brought it to the vet and he said it most likely pulled a muscle and prescribe …

red bumps on eye of blue and gold macaw 
We have a one year old blue and gold macaw. She has 2 little red bumps on her left eyelid. After looking at some of your previous questions, I am wondering …

Budgie Behavior 
I was recently given two budgies. They seem rather uneasy (scooting away from me as I approach the cage, not very active/playful, etc.), but I suspect …

nerve damage 
My Grey Cheek Parakeet (Quaker) was treated for zinc poisioning, he went through 4 series of shots (2 a day for 10 days). He now does not act right he …

blood on my parakeet's neck and back of head. 
hello, i just got my parakeet out, and i noticed two small spots on the back of his head and neck. i looked in his cage and at the bottom there are …

Face Cyst - Greenwing Macaw 
I have a 1 year old greenwing who has a tiny bump on one side of her face behind her eye and the bump I am concerned about is right above her eye and is …

quaker bird suddenly quiet 
he is always very loud and all of the sudden this evening he is barely chirping he seems find but very calm and tired ? i dont know if thats normal i cannot …

Full Spectrum lights 
I was wondering how you felt about full spectrum lights for conures? I live in PA and have been reading about lighting and have heard stories of the lights …

Eyelid redness 
My umbrella cockatoo has been a feather plucker since we got her as a rescue bird over 10 years ago. The avian vet we took her to said she would never …

Zinc Toxicity - Macaw diagnosed 
I am purchasing an 11 year old macaw (male) who recently was discovered having zinc toxicity, while being treated for a secondary infection. He just completed …

Feather plucking-of down feathers 
Watson is my 2-1/2 year old female white eyed conure. She has just recently started plucking out all the down feathers on her back. She screams when …

Vomiting and Diarrhea. 
Hello, I will get right to the point, my parrot Paulie(Male,Alexandrine parakeet)is vomiting and discharging loose motions since yesterday today his …

Sick 
ny bird is getting somehwat weak and started spitting up. She's shakcing and keeps nodding of and that is so unlke her. What could she have?

missing feathers around front of neck & under wings parakeet 
bird looks and acts fine but there are feathers missing from around front of his neck and under both wings plays and wolf whistles eats and drinks could …

African Grey Neck 
Hello, I have an African Grey parrot. He has an opening just underneath his beak on his neck. It looks like an opening in his skin that connects his beak …

baby love bird will not use its leg?? 
Hi! We just had about 5 weeks ago, a baby love bird hatch. The mommy was taken good care of it. We could hear it peeping inside the breeding box and …

New Furnace Fumes and Parrots 
I have a Senegal parrot, a parakeet, and a Red-Lored Amazon. I'm planning on getting a new gas forced-air furnace for my home soon and wondered if the …

Cockatile 
My cockatile had surgery twice once to remove eggs with unformed shells and removal of her uterus.we were informed she will not form any more eggs.now …

feather chewing 
My quaker parrot started chewing her feathers in january 2008. I took her to a vet who thought that she was chewing out of frustration for wanting to breed. …

My Blue Masked Lovebird died suddenly 
I had an adult Blue Masked Lovebird. He had been with me (along with my African Grey Parrot and Citron Cockatoo) for about 7 -8 years. I don't know how …

Conure acting weird...already been to the vet once. 
Hello! My name is Deepa, and I have a green cheeked conure named Raja. I got him a couple months ago and I believe he is 6 years old. He started sneezing …

bleeding under the wing..must have bitten a blood feather 
recently my budgie has been moulting and today i noticed that she had a red patch inder her wing and about an hour later it started to bleed very heavily …

Wound on Wing? 
I got an abused Keet from my sister today. She is very aggressive and frightened and seems to hate EVERYONE. Today I noticed that under her wing she …

my cockatiels wing is hurt 
hi, my cockatiel called benny is hurt, she got a lump on her wing and it bigger now, my sister is a vet and she said that if we take her into the vet they …

peach face 
my peach face is almost 10 years old he has lost interest in playing and sleeps all day. Could he be sick or is it old age

Traveling by air 
I need to transport my sun conure from Virginia to Florida. Is it okay for them to travel by air - in the main cabin? Thank you.

closing of 1 eye on my african grey 
my parrot has recently had a sist removed from his neck and a wart lasered off his tongue. Before and after his surgery he has been closing one eye. He …

sun conures beak 
Can a sun conure scratch its beak taking some of the black off?

Fischer's Lovebird drinking excessive amounts of water 
Hello, I have a 2 year old fischer's dilute lovebird. He has some weird behaviors, such as regurgitating for his toys, and rubbing himself against his …

Nonstick interior on convection oven 
I would also like to know if a convection oven with nonstick interior is dangerous as well to African Grey parrots. Thanks

non-stick cookware 
There are many types of non-stick cookware available out there. Does the danger exist cooking with ALL non-stick cookware/bakeware for birds. or is it …

my three week old baby green cheek conure 
i have just noticed that my baby green cheek conures neck is starting to swell. i am hand feeding it and it is eating fine. i am kinda worried about …

parakeet molting for more than 2 weeks 
Is it normal for a parakeet to molt for more than 2 weeks? She has beem loosing a lot of fethers from all over her body, near the top of her head it is …

cockatiel with lump in throat 
My cockatiel has developed a lump in its throat in the past few days, it seems to be getting bigger and when it has a drink it seems to start choking a …

My Blue & Gold Macaw is coughing & sometimes congested 
we have alot of dust around due to a remodel, could this be the cause? we took her 3 times to the vet. he prescribed antibiontics all times, one time for …

Puffed up 
My female budgie parakeet, started acting diferent today. She has been puffed up for about 4 hours now. I know puffed up means sick, but could it be that …

Something wrong with my sun conure 
My mom has a sun conure which is about 20 yrs. old, she just started today falling off her perches. She's been sleeping too much today and can't stand …

Lovebird loosing feathers 
My Lovebird has recently lost some feathers around the neck and a little under the feathers. I have always given her a variety diet, seeds, fresh fruit, …

My parakeets back toe is bent up 
He has to shake it at times so he can get it straight to put it on the perch. Sometime he will not stand on it but most of the time he does. But even when …

New Quaker , he is tame but acts like he is a meanie 
My new quaker is 5-6 months old, he is molting. but my question is, I haven't heard him say or even make a noise. now everyone says these birds talk alot …

parrot health 
what type of medecine should be given to bird when ill 1. upset tummy 2. fever 3. is it safe to use deworming medecine to bird or is it is necessary …

Bird's butt bare, no feathers... 
My bird hit his bottom on cement. I think he keeps pulling the feathers out because it is bare at the very back of his bottom. Anytime he bumps it now, …

what to feed a baby rainbow lorikeet 
hi i would like to know the best food to feed my baby lorikeet and at what age is it best to take it away from the mum to hand raise it. thankyou

preventing infection 
Hi my precious cockatiel Chirpy had a horrible accident last night. Our sun conures attacked her and took out her eye! She also lost a chunk of her scalp. …

fleas in my parrot 
I need help getting rid of fleas in my parrot and what can I use that is safe. THANKYOU

Bump Towards Tailfeather on Green Cheek Conure 
Hi, I recently got my first Green Cheek Conure after having cockatiels for most of my life. I have a quick question, on the back of my conure, he has …

non-stick cookware 
Hello, I have some non-stick cookware. My African Grey is located in another room adjacent to my kitchen. Is is still dangerous to use this cookware? …

Making Our Own Playstand 
I am in the process of making a playstand for a blue and gold macaw. We obtained some crab apple branches from an old homestead. I am wondering if we …

Can a bird have a fever ? 
I'm a new bird owner , I just bought a Green Cheek Conure about two weeks ago , she is about 3 months old... she is a pleasure to have , she eats well …

Parakeet with large hump/lump on neck 
Yesterday it wasn't there but we noticed she was sleeping with her head down rather than back like usual. This morning, she has a large hump under her …

Sick Lorikeet 
My lorikeet is sick. She was shaking her head and brown fluid was coming out. Her eyes are pale. She is drinking more water than usual and not eating …

Lost weight during molting 
I have a cockatiel and she has went from 94 grams to 78 grams since she started molting and I was wondering if she is sick or if it is part of the stressful …

Bare neck on Scarlet Macaw 
I have a ten month old scarlet macaw. Underneath his feathers he has a bald ring around his neck (just above the shoulders) where no feathers ever seem …

My parrot has a bump on his back 
My blue front amazon has a bump on his back..The bump is not hard but feels like an air pocket? He/she is about 30 yrs..I have had Baby for about 26 years...I …

Abnormal Feather Growth  
Hi my name is Erica and I just have a question about my conure. He's 11 months old and he has been growing his feathers, the only problem is that one side …

alexandrine parakeet  
how will i know that my bird is having a upset tummy

male parakeet pulling feathers from female parakeet 
I have a male and female parakeet sharing the same cage.The male has begun biting and pulling feathers from the female and even pulling her tail feathers …

sick baby bird 
Have a baby quaker about 7weeks old on antibiotics for almost three weeks now cold seems to be coming back and now right foot toes seem slightly swollen …

nail off 
my parrot hung one of his nails and it came off . it is healing but he quit talking

Quaker Parrot 
My quaker has starter picker at his leg and it has started to get darker. When I have him outside his cage he doesn't seem to do this. He is approximately …

lost feathers 
all of a sudden my cockateil has lost his main flight feathers on his left wing

Scarlet Macaw red face 
Hi, Im slightly worried about our Scarlet Macaw as I know that parrots can hide illnesses easily. More recently I have noticed her face which is known …

lifted wings 
My apparently healthy male budgie keeps sitting with his wings lifted away from his body. He flies well, eats well, and does not seem to be uncomfortable …

Nanday Conure broken toe 
Hello, I purchased a Nanday Conure today and the pet store informed me his toe had been broken previously. I didn't really think to ask when this happened …

fluffed feathers 
What does it mean when an amazon stands alot with its feathers fluffed out? My amazon has been doing that a little more than usual. …

feathers around missing  
good day! i have a pair of kakirikis green and cinamon they get plenty of fresh fruit and veg but their feathers around the head is in bad condition and …

Lorikeet Flight Feathers 
Hi, I saved a lorikeet from some cats that were fighting over him. I put him in a cage and covered him overnight to get over the stress. since then …

Seizures  
Hi, I have a Male white faced split pearl cockatiel. He is about 2 years old. In April of this year he started having seizures. We started taking …

Using steriods on parrots 
What is your opinion on using anabolic steriods on very sick underweight birds? I had a amazon who had a mild stroke (no side effects), weighed 260grams, …

injured claw on a quaker parrot 
not sure how it happened but my quaker parrot somehow injured his claw. i uncovered his cage yesterday and noticed his right claw was limp. the only thing …

Red Spot on Conure's Beak 
My niece, who lives in Elkton, MD, purchased a 3 yr old conure that was a breeding bird from a breeder. Since then she has noticed a red spot/blotch on …

does oxymav b work? 
hi, i have found that my budgie is continuously snezing, also the other day he looked like he was yawning but he kept doing so repeatedly aswell. A friend …

Sun Conure  
My husband and I have had our Sun Conure for 4 years We took him for his "manicure" today to a pet store. and brought him in his travel cage which has …

Bird rolling backwards 
My bird will all of a sudden start flipping/rolling backwards (like a backwards summersault) over and over again, usually across the floor about 8 or 10 …

Parakeet Death  
After receiving Claramox for what might have been an infection our bird began turning his head from side to side at an extreme angle. He did this for …

Is my parakeet brain damaged? 
We brought home a parakeet last December, and her behavior seemed to be pretty normal. She skittered around the cage, trying to get out, squawking and …

parot possible illness 
i have 2 budgies. The female lately shows me some signs of bad health. it's right wing is swollen and it can not fly well. The flesh on this wing is orange …

my bird's wing hurts 
what should i do? i suddenly noticed that my pet bird had a feather coming out awkwardly from his wing. it seems to be very sensitive by my touch and …

sticky poo 
Hi I have a budgie who has liver disease he's 6 yrs old and has always had a gut problem..poos are never the same. Sometimes runny, rarely normal, sometimes …

Grieving Parrots 
Recently my father passed away,and I'm taking care of his orange-wing Amazon.He got the parrot at about a month old and hand fed him,and has had him 12 …

male eastern rosella  
We rescued a male eastern rosella and was tols that he had a liver disease and that he should not be breed. We are feeding him fruity Zupreem pellets and …

Cockatiel rubbing beak on wood perch possible blood in his nostrils 
My Cockatiel is rubbing his beak on his wooden perch and his nostrils are very red. Almost looks like blood in the nostrils.I take him in regular for wings …

My African Grey Parrot is ll :(  
i have an african grey parrot, who has never fallen ill and now 2 weeks back started getting loose motions , after we visited a vet this stopped post him …

vomiting of my african grey 
My african grey likes to what we call dance with my husband. Today my husband picked him or her up and Sam did the normal panting which I know is something …

Scratching too much! 
Hi! This is Mike & I own a blue-naped parrot. She's 4 months old and she's really beatiful. Lately, she's scratching the area between her eye and beak. …

Peach faced lovebirds -Pull out feathers 
We have two peach faced love birds and we are unsure to if they are male of female. Last month they laided and egg and then they smashed it. They practice …

Parakeet puffed up with eyes closed 
My Parakeet was closed in a door and now he is puffed up with his eyes closed what should I do?

Vet check for a purchase of a new bird 
My wife is very interested in acquiring a young White Headed Pionus from a pet store. We understand the value of having a full check up by a vet prior …

Over Preening???? 
I have a Green-Wing Macaw that is about 2 years old. A couple of moths ago I noticed alot of down feathers at the bottom of the cage. At first I thought …

New Cockatiel 
I just recently purchased a cockatiel from a pet store. A few days after the purchase, I noticed that my bird would sound very congested, and at night, …

Sick Rainbow Lorikeet  
I am at a loss as to what to do for my baby. I took him to the vet 2 months ago and he was diagnosed with a condition, putting it shortly though a puncherd …

green cheecked conure  
my conure pooped in my sink today and it looked different than usual. it actually looked like a light color of blood running from it. i was wondering what …

My budgies ceres keeps changing colour! 
I brought my budgies two years ago. Their ceres are changing colour quite often (blue to a dark pink and back to blue again)Something they are blue and …

Parakeet excessively drinking 
I'm worried. My parakeet has, in the last couple months, taken to biting her water bottle excessively and shaking the excess water from her face. I come …

rust 
will rust on a formerly brass cage hurt my scarlett macaw?

4 month old quaker parrot 
why does my 4 month old quaker parrot so much and has been making quiet peeping noises for two days

Cere on Greenwing 
I have a question about the ceres on my Greenwing Macaw. The inside part that I can see on one side is smooth and clear, the other is not smooth and has …

Lovebird paralyzed for a few minutes 
Hi, We got 2 baby lovebirds yesterday and took them out of the cage to start taming them. On the 3rd time taking them out they were quite use to us and …

sore on parrotlets toe 
Yesterday I was gone for about 2 hours and when I returned I took my parrotlet out of his cage and noticed that on his left foot he has a red mark. It …

Bird Lighting Question 
Hello, I'm going to buy an avian light for my 2 parrots. One cage is 23X59, the other is 32X61. Can I use one Avian Sun floor lamp, and place it …

swollen nose 
Hi We have had our African Grey (Rocky) for over twenty years now and about 7 years ago we took him to the vet because around every six months he would …

Vaccines 
I just read one of your comments about seeing a vet once a year for checkups and vaccines. What vaccines should and african grey have. My vet has never …

parakeet limping 
I have a parakeet 8 years old. he is limping on one leg and not grasping. his claw stays closed. i tried some mineral oil and then dabbed with peroxide. …

Parakeet with black tip on beak 
My parakeet has developed a black tip on his beak over the last week or so. It is crusty in nature. It has not stopped him from eating, chirping, or …

Eye problem? 
When i take off my quaker parrots cage cover in the morning, find him taking a waking up from a nap during the day, or enter the room I find he often has …

Buggie sick 
I actually have to get rid of buggie my english budgie. His sister had a bird disease. Now we think our small dog Goofy might of caught it and our mom …

wing and nail clipping 
Hello Avian Vet, I have heard that it is best not to clip your bird's wings or cut its nails yourself because the bird will associate you with not nice …

My sun conure is lethargic after a fall 
My Sun Conure recently fell off of her play rope and hit the floor. in doing so she developed a blood feather. We tended to the matter. in fact Ricky Bird …

feather plucking 
my 4 year old female spectacled amazon{white fronted}is very frustrated and angry and seems to be acting like an unspayed cat. i have other birds,six of …

Birds Toe Possibly Twisted? 
Hello, today my bird flew out of it's cage and landed on top of my rat cage. Before I could remove my bird, my rat was able to get a hold of his foot, …

Seizures 
Hi One of my love birds Charlotte seems to have some sort of seizure once a month or so. She flops over, loses her balance and falls on the bottom of …

Cockatoo with reddish crop 
Hi...my cockatoo escaped today out of her cage and chewed up the arm of my sofa...mostly the stuffing. I put her back in her cage and she drank and ate. …

Lovebird has red irritated area under wing 
Yesterday i noticed at times my lovebird was a little sensitive when i picked him which is not normal for him. Today when he was flying to his cage i …

dehydrated foods 
I have a budgie parakeet, I've had him for 2+ months, he's been pretty easy to train so far but he refuses to eat or even go near any fruits,veggies,rice …

My budgie is continuously yawning 
Hi my budgie was continuously yawing yesterday, i was so scared I didnt know what to do, he just kept yawing one after another! I just wanted to know whether …

Is vet wrap perches parrot safe? 
I have seen some perch products that have been wound with vet wrap. Is this parrot safe? Does this pose a ingestion hazard? Thank you. Connie Vasquez …

Small cyst-like growths on and around eye 
I rehabilitate injured songbirds for release. A young thrasher has 3 small cyst-like growths on the cornea of one eye. They move with the eyeball as he …

bumps on his back by tail feather 
Hi I own a 6 month old scarlet macaw and we noticed he has small bumps on his body down by the tail feather we noticed a feather coming out of it it looks …

Preening 
We have two cockatiels = male and female. They had 3 babies who are now 10 weeks old and doing very well. Curley our male, however, loves to preen which …

Male eclectus feather plucking 
Hi, my eclectus parrot has started plucking his chest and neck area just a little, and since eclectus have different needs than other parrots, I was …

alexandrine parrot molting time how long  
I Have a male Alexanrine Parrot who is approx 18 months. He has molted once since i have had him approx six months ago and his feathers come back okay …

Vomiting Nanday Conure 
I recently adopted a Nanday conure who has had a difficult past. He was abused by his first owners and plucked out all of his feathers except his wings …

Molting bare skin around neck and back of head 
I believe one of my cockatiels is molting but has bare skin around the neck and back of head. I have a friend that says hers used to look worse then that, …

red bump on wing!! 
what do we do for our cockteil bird?

Diet for a lory with high blood sugar 
My Rainbow Lorikeet just had blood work that showed him as having very high blood sugar. I'm looking for an alternative nectar with less sugar. He's …

Injured lovebird leg 
I noticed my lovebird has some dried blood on his leg. I am not sure what could have happened to cause the injury but I see him constantly picking at …

My Sun Conure Died 
My sun Conure recently passed away this morning. We bought him from petco 8 months ago and when he bought him he had a "cold" and had to to take him back. …

behavior change in Jenday Conure 
What might cause my 10 year old conure to suddenly want to spend a lot of time under the paper at the bottom of his cage where he peeps this sweet little …

Changing cockateils food 
I was wondering how often do you have to change cockatiels limestone blocks, cuttlefish bones, millet sprays, and honey sticks?

Sleeping on bottom of cage 
My new cockatiel has started sleeping on the bottom of cage, we have had him 1 week and he was owned for 5 years but the previouse owners had less time …

blue and gold macaw 
my macaw has a swollen pink eyelid on top of his left eye. it doesn't look serious. it's not oozing or bleeding, and he can open his eye all the way. i …

vomiting Macaw 
Hi, I have a neighbor that recently got a Macaw from a friend. This bird gobbles down his food in a hurry and then vomits it on the bottom of the cage. …

Lovebird looks a bit sick? 
Hi My Peachface lovebird looks a bit drousy. Latly He has been mating with our other lovebird but now all he does is sit at the bottom of the cage all …

black spot 
my parakeet has a black spot on his beak

Using Stevia Sweetner for Sun Conures 
Hello, If I am preparing food for my 2 sun conures would it be safe for me to use the stevia sweetner?It comes in several different bases, and 2 different …

tailfeather scratching 
Hello, My lovebird, a peach-faced male, keeps on incessantly scratching his end tailfeathers repeatedly. To check what it was we took the bird out of …

help plz 
my lovebird has a swollen eye but is still eating and drinking wat should i do

white feathers 
I have an alexandrine parrot. He has white feathers all over his body except for the head. He also gets back the green feathers somewhere in july-august …

Budgie with lame foot 
I have an older (i.e. 8-9 yr old) budgie who has suddenly stopped standing on her one foot. I can see no visible signs of injury. She has a history of …

sneezing parakeet 
my parakeet is sneezing and it is puffed up and it also has been hittig the walls of the cage at times no runny nose or anything like that. and the other …

Excessive fleather plucking 
Is there anything that you can do for your bird at home, if he has excessive abnormal feather plucking, before going to the vet?? This bird is a 1 and …

i dont have a choice no vets open now please help me 
I have a sun conure , she is about 5 weeks old and I have been hand feeding her or him. She has been doing great than yesterday I noticed that her crow …

male and female cockateils 
my female cockatiel quibbles her voice and bends over as if in mating position, my male puts his beak into her backside as if cleaning her, are they attempting …

eye infection 
Left bottom eye lid is swollen. Iris is reddish, pink in color. No noted drainage. The eye looks as though it is bulging out of the socket. No injury known. …

bleeding 
actually its somewhat of an emergency! i have no money and my bird is bleeding from her beak and nose, which acts up after she starts sneezing. i need …

Sneezing- Blue and Gold Macaw 
I've had my Blue and Gold Macaw for about 2 years now. And today he started sneezing. He has been sneezing for quite a bit now. What should I do?

African Grey parrot makes coughing noises 
I have an African Grey bird, He makes coughing noises it sounds like a growling dog.? it has a red tail and i think its known as a "congo" and he's 7 …

My bird has a runny nose, should I wait for it to pass? 
I've looked up other symptoms of being sick and she only has a runny nose (plus a few pulled feathers around her eye). I think otherwise she'll by fine. …

Unhappy parakeet? 
My 6 year old, healthy looking parakeet began, weakly, and incessantly, chirping this morning---and only stops briefly when entertained. It is a very …

dandruff /african gray congo 
my african gray likes to clean himself very throughly daily. he has alot of dandruff. is there something i should give him to help this. i know they have …

Greenwing baby with toe abnormality 
We are getting a green wing, he is 3 weeks old right now. The breeder called me today and said on his right foot he has 3 forward toes and 1 rear toe …

Parkeet info 
My female parkeet sarted laying eggs in begging of this month and laid six eggs. She has been sitting on them almost 24 hours in a day. It has been 18 …

Cockateil family all missing feathers around the neck 
We have a family of 4 cockateils living in the same cage (male female & 2 babies) they are all missing feathers around their necks. Is this normal or …

my birds sneezing 
hi, my birds sneezing alot and scratching his nose i just wanted to know whether he is ok? i only just got him 5 hours ago from the pet shop.

Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot / Leg Problem 
We have a Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot, 30-35 yrs. old. Recently he seems to have a stiff leg. Doesn't want to bend it. Hold his,right, leg up in the air, …

vomiting parakeet 
my female parakeet, Mollie, has been vomiting, runny dark droppings and very sleepy, ruffeled feathers, but she still eats, drinking very little. what …

8 month old B&G macaw weight? 
How many mg should an 8 month old Blue & Gold macaw weigh? (min to max) Also please the weight of a 1 yr old Mexican Redhead Amazon?

plucking 
My 25+ African Grey after laying 3 more eggs (laid 1st 3 around Easter) has suddenly started plucking - chest virtually bare. She now has my full attention …

alexandrine parrot shabby feathers 
hello, i was wanting some help re my alexandrine parrot. i have two 6 mnth old parrots and one has recently developed shabby looking feathers as though …

FEMALE COCKATIEL IS PREENING MALE BARRABAND  
I HAVE 7 COCKATIELS IN MY AVAIRY, I ALSO HAVE A MALE BARRABAND IN THERE TO, IVE HAD THEM ALL FOR A MANY YEARS, THEY ALL GET ON GREAT TOGETHER,THEY ALL …

Playpen Wooden Branches Treatment.  
Hello, I am writting to ask how one would go about treating (bird safe wooden tree branches from your list of course) to make playstands out of them for …

if i have a boy or girl 
dear vet my name is hope and i have a rainbow lorikeet and i was just wanted to know if there is any way to tell if i have a boy or a girl lorikeet as …

Itching/Scratching 
Hi and thank you in advance for any advice. Quick history, I took in this green cheek conure from a family home that had no time or attention for the …

Alexandrine Head Feather Damage 
I have two female Alexandrines which I have had only for a couple of months. They were from different breeders. They appear to have some minor feather …

Parakeet keeps constantly opening its mouth 
I have 2 parakeets i have no idea how old they are i got them from my aunts friend ive had them for 8 months. One of my parakeets dont open their mouth …

my nanday has weak legs? 
hi i hope you can give me an answer my nanday conure "romeo" is 11 years old all of a sudden i find him sitting in the bottom of his cage well hes become …

cockatiel injury 
is there any thing i can do for my cockatiel? he flew into the wall and seems to have injured his neck

Cockatiel's Irritated Wing 
I posted a message about 3 weeks back concerning my cockatiel's wing. He had a small area on the tip of his wing that he continually picked at, in which …

new bird with diarrhea every morning 
Hi, I recently got a young Alexandrine parakeet. He is now 22 weeks. The day I brought him home he was immediatly put in a separate room for isolation, …

Cockatiel head twitching 
my new cockatiel's head twitches from side to side most of the day. My other two cockatiels never did this but have now started. What have they got please? …

molting 
our african grey is loosing his red tail feathers

Sun Conure picking nose and sneezing 
I purchased a sun conure on Saturday, and he’s settling in pretty well. The pet store didn’t offer a health certificate, but they did offer a guarantee. …

What type of illness does my parakeet have and how do I treat it? 
My parakeet is sleeping a lot, not eating or drinking because when she does it appears as if she is about to throw up. I have seen these symptoms before …

Pigeon with pimple like spots by the mouth 
We raise Valencian Figuritta Pigeons. On one of the young we noticed odd pimple like spots on the outter two corners of the mouth. The bird is still …

Bare vent Area 
I have four Budgies and noticed that one of them has a bare vent area. This is a male Budgie aprox..10-11 months of age. He's not over weight, eats a healthy …

Green Cheek Conure lost weight 
Hi. I have a 6 year old Green Cheek Conure that I have only had for about 6 months. She is going through her first molt since I adopted her. She has …

Baby budgie - resting her foot all the time. 
Hi My baby budgie who's six weeks old has begun resting her left foot all the time. She's leaning towards her right side and limping. Don't think she …

Sun Conure picking feathers till he is bleeding on his chest.  
I have a 8 year old sun conure. He has a large cage and is in a sun porch. He is generally a happy bird, very noisy and hand tamed. I woke up this morning …

wood and metal toxicity, organic food, and cage-top playpen 
Is linden wood toxic (tilia) for parrots ? (it is not on Dr Vanden's list) Is nickel plated metal parts of toys toxic for birds ? (I know that zinc is) …

parkeet quesrtion 
hi my female bird laid her 1st egg on july 1, then another one on july 2 and third one today July 5. she is sitting on them most of the time. But my other …

my lutino lovfe bird can be heard each time he breathes in suddenly 
please can u help me i have a lutino peachface loe bird and suddenly everytime he breathes i can hear him...he seems to be a bit offcolour and sleeps alot …

Macaw 
Please help! My 2 year old Macaw has 2 red bumps on the face, one on each side. A while ago the same red, pimple like bump was there and went away. …

rust in the cage 
We have 2 sun conures that are 3 months old and we like to put them in a very large out-side cage that has some rust spots on it. Both birds love to climb …

Cockatiel death 
Hi, my cockatiel of 12 years died a couple of days ago. About 2.5 years ago, he had a spell where he was breathing heavily for an afternoon. He stopped …

changing crown color 
Our two parakeets have spent time outside in our sunroom. We keep them up high so that they do not get any direct sunlight but just a well lit room. …

Bump on face 
Well, my bird has a small red bump on the side of his face,in the part where it is white, specifically on the left side. I have never noticed it but my …

Should i play with my budgie with a cold? 
Hi i've got a cold right now and i just wanted to know whether it could be harmful if i took out my budgie and kept him on my shoulder? It isn't a serious …

Budgie has a bad foot 
my budgie has a bad foot he will not close it on the perch. when i looked at it i can see two small red markes thet look like they could be sores. i thought …

Quaker putting a strain on marriage 
Dear kind vet: I apologize in advance for this long email. I am at my wits end with my 11y/o male quaker. He has always been an active, vocal bird. …

Need guideance about parrot's leg paralysis 
Yesterday morning suddenly my parrot shouts unusually.i rushed to him .i observe that he was in severe pain and unusually he is biting the iron boundry …

Female conure alone, male just died 
Hi, Today I had a pair of seemingly healthy, noisy Sun Conures. We had been out and came home and I gave them a carrot as I do once a week or so as …

Prolonged molting in TAG? 
Hello, My 1.5-year-old TAG has been going through her first molt for about 4.5 months now. She seems in good health and is eating well. There are still …

Cockatto's left foot seems to go limp at times 
Hello, We have a 10 year old male Goffins Cockatoo, Iggy, who has always been very healthy and boisterous. Recently, there are times when, for no apparent …

Plucking Green Cheeked Conure 
I have read some of the articles regarding feather plucking but wanted to ask you about my bird in particular. She is a green cheek conure about 7 years …

Multiple Bird Recue questions 
I am writing in hopes to get some help with my 4 birds. I have a 14 year old eclectus (who is a plucker and has a naked chest and under his wings) and …

Eclectus rescue 
I just got a eclectus male, not sure which kind i think he maybe a soloman he has a orange/yellow bill.I took him in as a rescue. this bird is so bald. …

breeding process 
i was wondering how old my female green cheeked conure should be before i breed her

Male Cockateil is pulling feathers out under his wing 
For the past week I noticed what appeared to be the ring wing "swollen" It wasn't till he lifted his wings I noticed just on the right side under his …

Do older conures need special care? 
I have a sun conure that I have raised since he hatched. Now that he is going on 16 years old I wonder if there is anything special he needs as he gets …

Is it bad if it's face turns from white to yellow? 
My blue parakeet has had a yellow face it is always white but it's featers have turned yellow. why is that? Is it not clean?

foot suddenly turned black 
please can you help me ...my south african lutino love bird suddenly has his right leg gone black and seems to limp abit...also his underwing on the same …

i just found out that my male yellow nape is a female 
she has been laying eggs, almost 21 yrs old is this a sign that she may be dying? thank you.....this is the first yr that this has been happening...christina …

Eclectus 
I have a female SI. She only has her dark grey feathers. I assume she is plucking but I do not know for sure. Her beak also grows very long. Is there …

Peach Faced Love Bird 
My love bird is 7 years old and I noticed her slow in climing the cage. Under her tail is a very large sack, what would this be?

Parakeet's wing 
My parakeet is acting strange. He always is stretching out his wings, but today I noticed that he is lifting his right wing away from his body, and it …

How to prevent cockatiel from chewing wing feathers? 
Hello, my cockatiel of 10 years just recently (within the last 4 months) started picking at his wing feathers in one specific area. During the first few …

My parakeet is sitting on the bottom of its cage.  
My parakeet is about a year old or younger. About 2 days ago, it started to scratch it's beak a lot on the perch. It keeps opening its mouth but not the …

Lame Gallah 
My Gallah is unable to put any weight on his left leg Sudden onset over 2 days. Not particularly swollen. Has seen a vet and given anti inflammatory medication …

Head twitching (african grey)&parrot gathering? 
I have a 6 month old african grey parrot. Her head kinda of in between a shake and a twitch.Is this normal? I did brought her to a avian doctor to get …

new carpeting 
Due to the recent flooding in our area we had to pull out all of our old carpet in the basement. My question is I was looking at new carpet that has the …

Pulled Tail Feathers 
Hello, My dog got into my bird room and pulled the tail feathers of one of my parakeets. She pulled them through the bars of their cage. Should the bird …

Proventicular Dilation Disease 
We recently lost our Greenwing Macaw to PDD. She was our only bird. How long should we wait to get another bird? Our vet said to wait two weeks before …

stiff fingers 
Yesterday i notice that my 19 years old white fronted amazone parrot can't use his fingers, they look like they are paralyse... even when eating, instead …

Afican grey has lump in neck 
My Afican grey has a lump on the side neck and it does not have feather on the lump. what could this be?

Missing flight feathers 
Hi I have just bought a 10 week old budgie from a pet store and I am worried because he cant fly - he has no flight feathers! also his tail feathers seem …

Can parrotlets eat cardboard 
I set a tissue box in my two parrotlet's cage with some torn up tissues for bedding. they completely chewed up the front and ate it. Is that ok? Will …

Paralyzed neck - African Grey TAG  
Hello, I have a 10 month old TAG. He has a deformed neck. His bone structure in his neck curves out to the left and makes him look hunch back. I have …

Bird Dandruff 
My African Gray has some weird white stuff in her feathers on top of her head. It feels really grainy. Her beak has slivers that feel like you can tear …

weight loss in Souance Conure 
My 10 yr old conure has appeared to lose weight about a yr or two ago. Around the same time I put him on a recommended pelleted diet. He did not eat …

Rabbits 
Is dende good for rabbits with kidney problems...ie early stages of kidney failure. Would you please tell me how it could benefit my rabbit. Thank …

Love bird smearing poop on his face 
I have a love bird that has started pooping on the strings that hold his bed up and he smears his face on it. I just want to make sure he is not sick and …

my lovebird  
my lovebird seems to suffer from fits and seizures. what can i do short of taking it to a vet. i'm on ssi and thus have a limited income

Living with a Parrot 
Hi i have an african grey, and watching television yesterday a woman said that if you live with a parrot it is very hard for a woman to get pregnant and, …

LOST HIS VOICE 
My Sun Conure Marly has lost his voice. We bought him a little over a week ago and he was noisy as ever, but now he can barely get a sound out. He seems …

hand fed baby quaker parrot 
few weeks old baby quaker parrot. loosing 5 or more tail feathers. baught him at a flea market, I am hand feeding him. he is living a box like hermit crabs …

African Grey Dandruff 
Why does my 40 year old African Grey Parrot have dandruff? This past winter, I noticed that the room Smoky was staying in, constantly had to be dusted. …

was my parrot too young when he was taken from his mother 
i bought my african grey 4 months ago and he has been very sick twice since. the vet weighed him the other day and said he was very small for his age(the …

why is my budgie plucking its head? 
my budgie was fine one day and started aggressively plucking its head to the point of bleeding. what do i do? please help! thanks smire

separating a pair that have been together for 1 year 
I am breaking off a relationship with an inconsiderate man that wishes to take back a gift he gave me and my male blue/gold a year ago ....Her name is …

Cockatiel sneezed on my nose 
This is the second time that I have suspected that my cockatiel has given me a sinus infection. The first time, however, he didn't sneeze directly into …

5 Month Yellow-Collard Macaw 
We just brought home a 5 month old Yellow-Collard Macaw and I noticed that when I'm holding him, and he is nibbling at my fingers, his one wing twitches??? …

baby tiel with stretched crop 
I have a 18 day old baby tiel, that I pulled the night before last to handfeed. When I went to feed him yesterday morning, his crop was still full, so …

My lovebird has seizures or fear 
I have two healthy lovebirds about three years old. One of them has started having odd behavior when I pick up the cage and move it. He grabs the bars …

loosing his feathers 
Why my Alexandrine parrot start loosing his feathers from the head? He start bercome bold. Shal I take him to veterinary? I'm in the hospital now for few …

Parakeet wings are trembling and away from body? 
I came home from work today and one of my parakeets had its wings slightly extended from its body and kept them there. They also seemed to be trembling. …

14 yr. old African Grey ill 
My 14 yr. old African grey is ill. He has had large droppings. At first they were bright green with an odor. He was treated for a bacteria infection …

my parakeets wing bleeds 
my parakeets wing bleeds and when it does not bleed my parakeet holds it out. whut should i do about my parakeets wing bleeding at home

feather plucking 
my quaker is pulling out his feathers and bleeding . the vet here seems to be more worried about him being over weight and wonts him to eat harrison's …

Sneezing macaw 
I have a 7yr old Scarlet Macaw that came from a home that chained smoked around him. He has been to a vet and got antibiotics for a sinus infection. He …

Severe Macaw has red tint on face and feet 
My severe macaw is showing some red tint on his face (in the white feathers) and on his feet. What is causing this and is it an issue I need to be concerned …

Parakeet has strange poop 
Good morning, My parakeet is now 5 years old, and I have noticed in the past 3 weeks that his poop is solid white (no black ring like usual). He doesn't …

my macaw has lump on vent 
hello i have a paralyzed macaw blue and gold and well i noticed he has a lump right by his vent so i was wondering cause morgan doesnt have any tailfeathers …

Feather plucking 
We have an aviary of all male birds - cockatiel, rosellas, red rump, barraband etc - well apart from a wrongly sexed Rock Pebbler who turned out to lay …

5 Year Old CAG Has been pink for 3 weeks 
I had my birds wings clipped 3 weeks ago, and it obviously stressed him terribly. He stopped talking for about a week, starting plucking feathers,and …

DEWORMING COCKATIEL BABIES 
MY COCKAITELS ARE PROUD NEW PARENTS AND I READ THAT I SHOULD DEWORM THE BABIES. THE WAY THE BOOK MADE IT SOUND IS THAT I ONLY NEEDED TO DO IT IF MY BIRDS …

3 month half moon conure 
I bought my conure in the market and it seemed healthy and alert. The next day he seemed alert and fine. Two days after I purchased him he seemed lethargic …

lovebirds legs cracked and bleeding 
I purchased a pair of blue-masked lovebirds in December, they were about 6-8 months old at the time. We were told by the petstore that they were male and …

sleep time 
My son has two lovebirds. He keeps them covered a lot of the time. Can you tell me how much time should the birds be kept covered ? If they talk too …

half moon conure loss of appetite and inactive 
In the past month I have noticed Cisco has become much less active, less talkative, actually has fallen from his perch at least once, sleeps more in daytime, …

Jenday conure strange behaviour 
"My Jenday conure "Jaydee" has now for the past 3 days been playing underneath his cage lining. Making these funny squibbly squeeky noises. Is this normal? …

lovebird seizures 
My lovebird, 3 years old, has occasional seizures. She falls off her perch, screems and her head is back and her claws are cluched. It only happens at …

surgery to remove cockatile's uterus 
hello i have a 10 1/2 yr old female cockateil who has an egg in her uterus which is deformed and calcium has built up around it and also on the walls …

my macaw stressed or sick? 
my 8 year old blue and gold macaw and i just moved down to florida by car,and the first few days he was acting normal then all of a sudden he turn aggressive …

plucking electus male 
What in YOUR opinion would be the best pellet for him. He is 11 years old and has plucked his check the last 5. I think he had something in some new …

sick tiel 
I have a cockatiel that is a little over a year old. Starting 6 days ago she starting having major issues. I noticed her poop became a solid black. It …

Cockatiel Died 
My husband and I got a baby cockatiel that we had to hand feed until he could eat the seed diet we got Snowy in Nov 2007. Everything was fine we took …

Parakeet scratching and rubbing his face; lots of white flakes 
For the past few weeks (probably more than a month), my budgerigar has been rubbing his "face" on various objects (my finger, the perch in his cage, etc.), …

Parrotlet died - intestinal? 
My parrotlet was 4. she seemed very happy the day I found her on the floor-passed away. She was on the top of her cage playing and then I looked over and …

Double yellow amazon white flakes. 
Hi I just got a double yellow headed amazon a few weeks ago. I have given him pellets and pretty bird pellets plus seeds. He has a lot of white flakes …

diet for african grey 
I have a 23 year old grey timneh that I adopted from a shelter. He had a companions also a timneh who who was 27 years old who died last week. The vet …

budgie parakeet's hurt foot 
My male budgie parakeet has had trouble with a hurt foot in the past but later on he started using it normally. One week ago he seemed to have hurt that …

Green Cheek Conure's feathers?? 
A couple of the wing feathers (the ones that are closest to his body / that sit on his rump) are partially green and partially faded yellow/brown in colour …

Sick Parakeet, tried to get help. PLZ 
My parakeet is shaking and i think she may have a fever. We went to an Avian vet but they didn't help at all. Her appetite is o.k. although the vet said …

Sun Conure 
Hi, I just got a 3 month old sun conure a few days ago. Yesterday I noticed that there is a hard lump on the front of the throat about a half centimeter …

Screaming Greenwing 
I wanted to know if you had any opinion on the SHHHH no scream from Kings Cages and if this would be a good option to calm down a loud bird. Appreciate …

milk 
hi can i give my african grey milk to drink

Sick Hahn's Macaw 
Our 17 year old Macaw has vomited, is weak and warm. What would be your opinion as to what could be wrong? Thank you, Alicia

Parakeet excessive drinking  
We've had our parakeet for about four years now and he/she has always consumed a lot of water; however, this is now becoming excessive. He/she is happy, …

eastern rosella 
Hi. My beautiful eastern rosella died at the weekend. He had not been sick at all and in the morning before he died, he was whistling and talking just …

25+ suddenly(!) female African Grey 
In less than a week our African Grey, has for first time, laid 3 eggs. Should I take them away from her? Should I be taking away her adored cardboard boxes …

my macaws tailfeather 
hello i have a 2 year old blue and gold macaw that had fallen and i have taken him to the vet which he has extensive nerve damage so his feet always twitch …

moth type bugs 
I just purchased a sun conure parrot. I brought the bird home and noticed moth looking insects flying around the cage. We also got the cage from the same …

African Grey Feather loosing 
Hello, I know you clearly mentioned only if the case is not emergency, however I need an advice from a specialist. I live in Egypt and i have a African …

sleeping 
why is my crimson rosella always going to sleep

to determine the sex of an alexandrine parakeet 
at what age does the ring on the neck appear on male alexandrine parakeets? also is it possible for a male not to get a ring at all? thanks

Feeding 
My mother has a 6 month old Macaw and seems to be a picky eater we are concerned if we are feeding him the right food. Do young Macaws have a different …

Sun Conure's beak 
I have had my Sun Conure for five years. His beak has always been solid black, even at a young age. I have moved to Tennessee since Hurricane Katrina …

Orange Wing molting 
My orange wing in going through the worst molt I have ever seen in the five years that we have had her. She is delightful and we got her when she was about …

Supplemental vitiamin & best commerical brand food for lory parrot 
Is it safe to give my lory parrot supplemental vitiamin drops in his nectar. what would be the best commerical brand food on the market for a lory parrot. …

eye infection 
hello, i recused a conure parrot about 6 mon.he was hit by a car. i believe he was a pet but no one answered the ad. he had an injured leg and a injured …

human-to-bird illness 
I have had a flu-like illness and now my bird is sneezing. Is it likely that my bird would get sick from me? What are some measures I can take to protect …

Parrot making strange sounds and puffing up its chest... 
A week or two ago I rescued/purchased a Yellow Collared Macaw from an owner that banished him to the garage since no one in the family wanted him or wanted …

abnormal beak growth and liver failure 
My mother had a Parrotlet for about 8 years until he very suddenly died the other night. When he was less than a year old he developed severe sinus infections …

What activities, games, or toys could I buy my cockatiel? 
My Cockatiel, Tiki, seems to get afraid of his toys, is that common for this kind of bird? What games can I play with him that won't make him lose my …

Yellow Collared Macaw 
Someone locally has a ten year old yellow collared macaw which I am considering buying. All of the macaws I have owned in the past have a nice white bare …

macaw parrots 
macaw parrots are they allowed to drink milk. Milk what us humans drink.

parrotlet and tomato 
Hello, I have had a Parrotlet for 10 years now and have been giving him tomato sometimes 2 x's a day.(for at least 9 years) He loves them. Several years …

Weight Loss in birds  
Hi I took my Lovebird to an avian vet yesterday and unfortunately he passed away. We're doing a neocropsy. The waiting is making me a wreck. I recently …

Sticky Poop 
I have a new SI female Hen 10 months old very anxious. I just got her a week ago. I her fed some fresh foods, dehydrated fruits and veggies and Golden …

sleeping too much 
I have a quaker parrot, not sure of her age but she sleeps all the time. When she comes out of the cage and sits on top, she immediately closes her eyes …

Dangers for human pregnancy? 
Are there any health risks that can effect human pregnancy due to parrot flying freely at home at all times?

Lactaid Milk 
Hello, I was wondering if it was okay to give your bird Lactaid milk, in small quantities of course. Thanks, Marla

Feather plucking 
hi there my indian ring neck parrot male suddenly started losing his features i took him to the vet he examined him and he told me its not insects and …

my bird regurgitates its food 
Recently my peach faced love bird has picked up a bad habit of regurgitate its food on to stick. why is my bird doing this and what can we do stop from …

He quit using his gravel 
I have a Crimson Rosella that is about 7 years old. We moved about 2 months ago, and ever since, he has quit using his bird gravel. Any ideas? Is it …

Desperately need help with CAG with MAJOR behavior problems 
I'm at my wits end here. I don't know what to do. Ryo, my 6 month old CAG is having MAJOR behavioral problems. Let me start off by saying that he is …

CAG with red feathers in places other than his tail 
1 yr ago I adopted Archie, a 19 yr old CAG. During this time, he's twice seen our Vet for grooming, weigh ins, and physical examination. (no blood work) …

Love bird with secretions from nostril 
Hello, my love bird (7 years old), played with roses all day long (chewing, cutting the leaves and petals, etc), she is fine, but she seems to have little …

African Grey diet 
I have a 14 year old Congo African Grey that refuses to eat fruits and vegetables. I tried everything for years and finally gave up. She eats Zupreem Natural …

Overgrown beak 
I have a 10 year old African Grey. This past year one side of his beak grew into a long V shape point. I took him to a vet and he sedated him with gas …

feathers 
Hi. I have a male(?) Alexandrine Parrot. Normally his feathers are impeccable, very neat. However in the last week he has started to look a little scraggly. …

conure losing vocalization 
My hybrid Conure is losing his vocalization. It went from a loud, rough noise to just a peep. I am worried. Do i need to take him to a vet? Please let …

1 month african grey 
hi i have a 1 month old african grey and he always lay down he dosent seen much active and am v sad about it.... can u tell me why it is?

Jade's head shaking (seizure?) (Mexican Redhead Amazon) 
Jade is our Mexican Redhead Amazon who is 6 months old. We bought her from a breeder 2 months ago who has said that she never saw her do this (of course). …

BIRD COLDS 
I have a Senegal who has learned to imitate well. My family all had colds recently and sneezed/coughed a lot and now we hear our Senegal sneezing occasionally. …

Conure sneezing 
My Conure has been sneezing every half-hour or so for the last week. He is 4 months old.

Chewing on the end of clipped wings 
I have a 10 month old Hahn's Macaw who started chewing on the end of feathers that are clipped on his wings. He leaves the other feathers on his wings …

Parakeet in need of some TLC 
Hello, I work at a pet store and we have a parakeet that has been sick for a couple weeks. He's gone the vet 2 times and come back with medicine to treat …

Weird bird pose will not let me pick her up 
Every time i go to pick up my cockatiel she puts her head down behind my finger and just sits there. Why does she do this and is it bad?

canaries losing feathers 
3 weeks old feathered out and flying. Then baby canaries loose many feathers is that normal. Our baby canaries feathered out left the nest and now are …

no tail feathers on my bare-eyed cockatoo 
My bare-eyed cockatoo is 8 months old. she has no balance and is constantly falling off her perch. I noticed her tail feathers have not completely come …

Little brown spot on the beak 
My lovebird has a little dot like spot on its beak that appeared few days ago. It is in the middle of the beak. The bird is eating and acting normal but …

Pekin duck chest feathers 
Pet Pekin duck has abnormal chest feather coverage. Could he have a skin problem?

2 week old cockatiels not standing 
i have two 2 week old cockatiels, and they cannot stand they cant seem to hold themselves up they lay down is this normal?? they legs are normal they seem …

Baby bird- Quiet and aggressive. 
My new 9 week old Indian ringneck bird has sat at the bottom of the cage and hasn't made a sound. He is quiet and though moves around (struggles to get …

My Parakeet Is Acting Weird With His Leg 
So the other day i noticed my parakeet has been keeping his right foot in his feathers where you can't see it. So then i took him out as i do all the time …

Green Cheek Conure: balance issues 
My 11 year old green cheek conure has developed balance issues in the past few months. He's falling off his perch at night (although that is happening …

bird falling 
My lovebird is still a baby.. (around 8 months) hes a male peach face. he was on my boyfriends shoulder the first time he fell. but it wasnt beacuse of …

Cockatiel sneezing water substance  
My cockatiel sneezes water and sometimes it's dry and usually after he sneezes he scratches his nostril until it becomes red. Do I need to take him to …

parakeets eye 
my parakeet scratches his eye and closes it a lot.he keeps it more time closed than open

Cockatiel head movements 
our cockatiel dips his head down then in a circle. What's that mean?

Love Bird age and gender 
A love bird just flew to my window sill this evening and we caught it. It has a red beak/Ceres and has almost short feather's on the top of it's head. …

Swollen area around macaw eye 
My 15 year old severe macaw has a pinkish and swollen right eye, causing him to partially close it particularly at night, but during the day it would often …

A scratch on my budgies leg 
Hi there, I've only had my budgies (a boy and a girl) for a couple of month and never had any birds before, so any help would be most appreciated. …

Feathers plucked or shaved? 
When a duck goes into the vet to have an operation...do you pluck the feathers of shave it??

Cockatiels adjusting to absence 
I might be leaving my house next year for a year but my mum and dad will still be here. Will my cockatiel die if I go away or will it adjust to my mum. …

Bumblefoot treatment 
Bumblefoot and can be very serious,. It is painful and can lead to systemic illness if not treated early and properly. This is not something that can …

Birds dander 
Is it okay for me and my mom (she has asthma) to breathe my cockatails molt?

blood or color 
i dont know if my bird is bleeding? she has to red spots under her wings in the same exsact spots is the just color or bleading?(parakeet)

My parakeets vision 
I'm worried about my parakeet. Lately she has been acting as if she is blind. she will stare at the white wall for hours and uses the end of the perch …

Lovebird Bitting 
Hello, I bought my lovebird about 2 yrs ago and for about a year she has gotten into a real nasty habitt of bitting. So hard that it draws blood and wont …

parakeet sneezing and shaking 
I just got 2 parakeets, they seem ok. the one seems a little sleepy, has a sneeze this after noon, and her wings where shaking a little to. it does not …

male or female ring kneck lorakeet 
I already have a male cockateil and i want to get a ring knech parokeet should i get a female or male lorakeet ? oh and i will be hand rasing this ring …

nostril on budgie closed 
one of my budgies one nostril is closed

Red rump female cant fly 
I bought an aviary and aquired the birds also. One red rump parakeet cant fly, she just jumps and lands on the floor, doesnt even try!. She has dull …

My female cockatiel balding 
My female cockatiel has lost all her feathers on her body. She still has her wing feathers and on her head but otherwise she is bald???

Sneezing?  
Our new budgie, Beaker, has been sneezing occasionally. I'm not sure if it's just the dry air in our house or dust, or if he is sick. He's also been acting …

budgie opening his mouth and closing it 
my budgie sky often keeps opening his mouth and closing it but then he stops

Cockatiel moodswings 
I recently bought a cockatiel from a pet shop that was dropped off there by a lady who couldn't care for him any more, he was extremely friendly in the …

aggressive behavior 
I have a young parotlette - (hatched in November 2010) since February. He's been smart and fun (mimics whistled tunes, says a few phrases, etc). He's …

Dear person in India that keeps posting vet information 
I have banned you from posting, because I do not have hours every day to remove all your posts. Yes, I am very happy there is a vet in India, but the …

parkeet red bunp on nose 
my baby parkeet with small red bunp on nose not going a way.I have raised meny babys but have not seen this befor please help!!!!!!!!!!

My Pregnant Parakeeet needs help!! 
I need help now! My parakeet of 8 years just laid 7 eggs with her son(from the first batch:shes layed eggs before but with a nesting box) and shes laying …

White bumps on conures beak 
Recently my conure has had a runny nose and has developed tiny hard white dots on her beak. She is acting completely normal and her droppings are normal. …

My Sun Conure...bleeding nail 
OK, so I was clipping my Sun Conures nails, and it started bleeding, what should I do??? I love him SOOO much, and I don't want anything to happen to him. …

canary feather loss 
my canary has started losing feathers from the back of his neck but seems chirpy as ever.any suggestions gratefully received,thanks

moulting ? 
hello, today i noticed my cockatiel attempting to fly but not doing ti soo well it seems like hes lost his flight feathers on one wing he is moulting soo …

are my budgies male or fem. 
I have a green budgie i think is male,not sure he ,has a blue purple cere.and approximately 3 to 4mts old.could he be male or fem?I also have a yellow …

Skin and Faethers on 2 month old amazon 
I have an amazon bluefronted parrot. I was wondering how long it takes for it to get all its feathers. The parrot is about 2months old.

where to put a nesting box 
where do i put my buggies nesting box for them to breed

lovebirds biting and mating 
why is my lovebird started to bite me i got from a breeder and said that they are hand feed and said that they wont bite and after a year they started …

lovebirds 
why is my lovebird started to bite me i got from a breeder and said that they are hand feed and said that they wont bite and after a year they started …

Maria's Parrot with Enlarged Kidney 
There is a lady out here, Maria, who has written twice about her poor little parrot having an enlarged kidney. The vet she has taken her bird to has said …

Cockatail 
Im not sure if its an emergency or not, but we have baby cockatail birds and this little one opens its mouth like if it was grasping for air, and i have …

cockatiel looks like plucked chicken! 
Help! My F Lutino tiel is 9 yrs old. I hand fed her from day 1 (parents rejected) She always cared about her looks, but the past year I put her with a …

green wing macaw feathers 
well i should of said before that the bird is 9 weeks old and is a baby . it has not lost any feathers. they just aren't growing every where it seems. …

Buying an unweaned baby parrot - Dr. B's opinion 
This is topic about which Missy and I have very strong feelings. We have come to feel very strongly about the ethics involved in selling unweaned baby …

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