Birds
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I'm sorry to hear that your pet's quality of life is declining. One of the really special aspects of having a pet bird is how long their lifespan is and the incredible bond that is formed during that time between the pets and their owners...
Birds tend to hide their disease symptoms longer than other pets, so any change in their usual routine should prompt a visit to an avian veterinarian. When birds appear fluffed, it is their way of showing that they have a...
Congrats! Cockatoos are really neat birds! We would definitely start with an examination and general husbandry education.  Our avian exam is $56.  From there, Dr. Helmer will give you recommendations for what other tests we need to do to be...
Q: Our cockatiel doesn’t want to open his wings, not even to preen or stretch. He previously had a high vertical cage, and sometimes lost his balance, falling to the bottom. We got him a new cage, with the perches...
Just like people develop at different rates, so do our pets.  Quaker parakeets, also known as Monk parakeets, usually fledge at 6-8 weeks of age.  This is the age when they have most of their adult plumage in, and start...
Lovebirds suffer from a variety of skin problems that can result in itching. Mites are fairly uncommon in pet birds, with the exception of scalyface mites in budgies.  Other causes of itching may include bacterial or yeast overgrowth on the...

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