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  1. P

    Help with senior diet - allergies

    Hi, I'm super new here. I a fostering a 28 yo green indian ringneck that is basically wild and is having gut imbalance issues. Basically, she can't handle ANY seed (even as a treat, I don't feed my birds seed) or any nuts. Right now, she's on 80% fresh chop three times a day with probiotic...
  2. 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...
  3. K

    Urgent Cockatiel Cannot perch/balance

    Cockatiel fell in her cage and since has he balance issues. She shows no signs of broken bones, loss of grip, or pain. She is eating drinking playing as normal she just struggled to climb the cage and perch herself. And walking on the bottom of the cage she stumbles. I’m going tomorrow to the...
  4. HannahAlaga

    Urgent Bird attacked by cat

    Yesterday, a random stray cat slipped in my house and attacked my green cheek conure. I heard my bird struggling and went to look upstairs (where I keep him), and see the cat biting a huge chunk of feathers off my bird’s back. I yelled and the cat ran off, I picked up my bird and cuddled him for...
  5. hrafn

    Urgent Taco was playing in the litter box!!

    Forget the helmet, this kid needs a bubble. My own fault, of course; I didn't notice that the door to the New World room didn't fully latch while I was giving out breakfast, and when Taco was playing on the floor a few minutes later, he noticed the door and pulled it open. I was in the living...
  6. Arsantiago41

    Urgent Heavy Metal Poisoning - Please help!

    Hello all thank you for reading and responding to my post. It is truly appreciated. Unfortunately two days ago my little baby Lovebird, kiwi, was feeling sick and we quickly realized it was heavy Metal Poisoning. Fortunately we brought him to the vet immediately after we recognized his symptoms...
  7. hrafn

    Prayers needed for Tandoori

    .....already..... Since Tandoori Masala has a motor disability and can't control her body the way the average gecko can, the smallest and most inane objects can become lethal to her. I thought I did a decent job arranging her enclosure with safety in mind, but I underestimated the severity of...
  8. mochiballs

    Urgent Lung Infection

    Hi, my baby Stitch, pearly conure, has a lung infection. His nostrils look swollen and the vet said his eyes were also. He also started sneezing. He went to the vet as soon as I noticed and he said its just at the beginning. Stitch is still eating, playing, and acting like his regular self. I'm...
  9. A

    Urgent Cockatiel change in droppings

    Okay so my cockatiel Pearl has started to have different colored dropping. It looks orange/brown and I want to know if it’s concerning enough to contact a Vet? I should also add she’s in the process of molting and honestly seems the same as she was before. She’s preening and eating seeds. I’ve...
  10. Fawnia

    Budgies asleep during the day? Normal or Unique Personality?

    Hello, its been about 3 months now since I got my budgies. They are still young. However, I have noticed my budgies in general aren't as active/talkative as the ones I normally see at pet stores/ on videos. My budgies seem to like to sleep alot during the day, and rarely make any noise...
  11. B

    Sleepy Bird and Droppings

    First of all SORRY FOR THE SPAM We haven't kept birds for a long while and when we did there wasn't anyone to do a whole lot of research so they unfortunately would pass before their time. So with the two birds we have now I may be a little paranoid but I want to make sure my babies are okay...
  12. F

    Can my parrot catch the flu?

    Just went to the doctors and was tested for the flu. It came back positive for influenza A. I’ve read online that birds are not succeptible to colds or flus so long as the infection is not bacterial. I am confused though because I’ve also read that Influenza A is the avian flu and can infect...
  13. K

    General Questions & Concerns

    So, I have had a pet budgerigar for at least 4 months now and about a week ago I had a fever, I eliminated much of the chance of coughing or sneezing near the bird, as I moved it away from the spot it usually was. I've noticed this for a bit but my budgie has a little blue faded wave on her...
  14. K

    Sick Cockatiel?

    Hi! First I just want to say that I'm new here so sorry if I'm doing something wrong, I'm just trying to get another opinion and quickly. I've had my baby Aloise for about three and a half years now, and I love her to death. As much as I love her, this my senior year of HS and I've been...
  15. E

    Crow with disease??

    Hi all. I'm not sure if this is the right place/website to post this, but during one of my beach walks at the Sunshine Coast QLD, I came across a very sickly looking crow. It was very large and ruffled with grow like things on its face forcing one of its eyes closed and its feet were...
  16. TurboTiel

    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...
  17. cyoungva

    Cozzi is having a hard time breathing

    Cozzi is my 12 year old cockatiel. Over the course of the past month, he has been doing a lot of sneezing, and open beak breathing. He has always been active, but is not playing anymore and he becomes easily exerted. His diet still seems good, and he eats well. Once I noticed him having symptoms...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. F

    Squeaking before pooing and stretching

    Hello everyone! Recently I became the proud new owner of a beautiful green cheek conure, Manny. Manny is fully fledged but is still very much a baby. He eats on his own, knows how to step up and is a wild man for the most part. The only other bird I’ve had is a cockatiel. With my tiel I know...
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