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  1. R

    Urgent My parrot injured her tongue

    I have a female Quaker parrot who is 6 years old. I noticed yesterday or the day before that she kept itching her tongue. Today I noticed that she may have bit her tongue. It’s like a circle but it’s looks like a cut. And she uses the tip of her beak to itch it or peel her tongue. And I have...
  2. Perriewinkle

    Felicia and her Heart

    I posted last week in candlelight lane, but this is where I feel this belongs. A lot has happened since I last visited the forum, I've moved into my own house and Felicia and I have continued to grow our bond. Felicia is a Craigslist bird. I'm reasonably certain everything is documented on...
  3. E

    Urgent Panicked - Sudden extreme feather loss

    My hubby just sent me a pic of our House Sparrow, and now we are both freaking out. There is a large bald patch on the top of his head that just appeared. It wasnt there yesterday. What do we do??? Help!!
  4. M

    My 14 year old hen is drinking a lot of water

    I have a 14 year old female cockatiel named Henrietta who has been a chronic egg layer her whole life. I've taken her to the vet in the past and done everything possible to discourage egg laying behavior. Changed her diet to Lefeber pellets mixed with a little bit of seed and Kaytee bird greens...
  5. Ashnic

    Human flu/illness and birds

    Hi all. Probably asked before . But what is everyone's thoughts / experience with being sick and how it affects your birds? I've read many different things saying yes you can/can't make your bird sick by having a cold or the flu. My mum had a cold and her budgie got sick and died. Coincidence...
  6. L

    Is my bird sick?

    I've had my Green Cheek Conure, Pierre for awhile and have been attempting to tame him. His stubborn personality doesn't help at all. However, tonight he seems a bit off? He sneezed and got quiet. He then proceeded to make more sneezing noises frequently. Something I've never seen him do is bob...
  7. R

    Urgent My 4 week cockatiel barely ate or drank the past 24h.

    She was at the vet yest, I have another appointment tomorow. I want to ensure she doesn't dehydrate or die overnight. I read online that force feeding it some cherry or orange juice would help. Please let me know of I should. Also how much to force down. Apreciate any prompt response. She is...
  8. Z

    Rescued Blue Fronted Amazon.... I think she’s sick?

    Hi everyone! I am very new to Amazon’s let alone larger birds. I grew up with parakeets and cocktails though and well I went to a reputable rescue hoping to eventually adopt a cocktail, lo and behold I bonded with a 30+ year old blue fronted amazon named Zues who’s owner passed away and the...
  9. Datlynx

    Urgent Cockatiel lost a lot of weight after being sick!

    Hello. I found myself in that unfortunate situation, I had to rush my cockatiel Turbo to a vet this weekend. The vet told me he might not make it through the weekend. He lost a lot of weight and he was weak. The vet tube fed him and gave him antibiotics for a infection in his guts. after all of...
  10. shayla

    My cockatiel is sick/injured?

    Hi, its been a while. So this post is about my female cockatiel, Chicken, because i have noticed some concerning things about her health just recently. First of all, i think there's a hole in her head. No, its not her ears, it's under her crest feathers on top of her scalp. It kinda looks more...
  11. F

    Need a poopologists opinion

    Hi everyone, I’ve posted a couple other questions about my nine month old green cheek conure and his worrying droppings, so here goes another: To give you some background Manny has always been a vivacious, silly, and ravenous bird. I’ve had him for almost two months. About a month ago I saw...
  12. LailaB

    Bird is sick again, safe to treat on my own?

    Hey bird friends! My Quaker Louis is sick again and the symptoms are the same as they were last time: labored breathing, sneezing, excessive fluid from the nose, tail bobbing. This seems to happen as soon as the weather turns cold. From researching this website I found that Doxycycline was the...
  13. G

    Sick African Grey

    I'm not new to exotics especially our feathered friends. I have had and handled exotic birds for over 30 years. Even though I don't know it all I have some decent knowledge. So in the last week and a half I have noticed Gizmo, my 23 y/o (I adopted her 18 years ago) believed to be a female...
  14. Birdlover42

    Sick bird

    My cockatiel, George started acting sleepy and sitting at the bottom of his cage and when he was out of the cage I would find him sitting on the floor fluffed up. I took him to the vet and she said he has a sinusitis and conjunctivitis. She prescribed antibiotics and said he needs to be on a...
  15. R

    Help for a Recovering Budgie (first post)

    Hello, community! I'm a long-time lurker (if you count 2-3 months as "a long time"), and I have a very important question that, hopefully, someone can help me with. I've owned several birds over the years (six budgies, one cockatiel, and one conure) but I've never encountered an issue with any...
  16. A

    Lovebird has been egg bound 3 times...What are my options?

    My lovebird, Petey, is 9 years old. She has never had chronic egg laying problems. She has layed infertile eggs in the past, but never more than 3 per year that I can recall. This year, she layed 1 or 2 normal eggs before she became egg bound the first time. When that happened she went on Lupron...
  17. :^ilovemybirbs

    Please help!

    I have health concerns for my bird, Tweet. Over the past couple months, Tweet was very fluffy and sat on perches normally (instead of lifting a foot). Tweet has a friend in the cage as well, named Pirate. The first image is Tweet now, and the second is Tweet a month ago. My mom and brother both...
  18. birdlady87

    Suncheek - Cant tell if she has egg or is sick...

    Hi all!!! I need some advice! Currently, my conjure is behaving strangely. Not totally off but enough to concern me. I have a full flight house and everyday, I let them.out to hang with me while I am around. This morning I put them up for a little and then let them once I did what wasn't safe...
  19. U

    Is he ok?

    Hi guys, so Little Blue here is a little fluffed up, especially at morning and at night. I read that this could be a sign of him being sick, but everything else is fine. He is just as active, sings as usual, appetite is good, maybe even better than before. Grooming is fine, and he also grooms...
  20. LailaB

    Quaker with nasal infection is not getting better

    Hi everyone. My quaker Louie has been was on Baytril for 10 days (2 doses daily) for a possible nasal/bacterial infection. Even after the antibiotics his nose is constantly leaking fluids (which are clear and salty...he sneezed in my mouth) and he is constantly sneezing, he is also wheezing...
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