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  1. Strange brown scale-like feathers?

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    We got a cockatiel earlier this week, he's approximately 3 months old, and today I notice strange scale-like brown spots on each side of his face between his nostrils and eyes. I'm not sure what this is, I'm worried a bit since he's a bit tired during the day, shakes sometimes and sneezes quite...
  2. Poop/cloaca smells horrible

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    Hey all, I made an account specifically for this purpose. I know the answer really is to go to the vets ASAP, but that's proving difficult. Besides, I already took her and the vet basically said I could either pay an amount I can't afford for tests, or not do anything... (I'm moving house and...
  3. Is this normal for a cockatiel?

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    I have a 8-9 month old cockatiel. After looking up signs of illness because once he retured home from a friend's house during a vacation, I noticed he was sleeping a lot during the day and still does sometimes. It's since been a few months and now he is about the same as he was. Upon reading on...
  4. Heavy breathing, wheezing and clicking sound.

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    So a bit of history, one of my Cockatiels Smokey was a rescue and came from a home where his owners smoked heavily (his cage was stained yellow) and he has had always had breathing issues since I had him. It used to just be that he couldn't fly far without getting out of breath, but over the...
  5. First Moult and stopped singing?

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    Hello again! So Jiji has started his first moult. He's super grumpy. I also recently got a new tiel (Nova) just before he started moulting. Recently, Jiji hasn't been whistling much. While he never really sang, he did used to whistle and chatter a lot. I'm worried that it has something to do...
  6. Babies with watery droppings

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    I'm so overly anxious about these babies...but I noticed today their poop seems pretty watery. Is that normal? They eat formula and also mess around with seed, millet, and maybe drink a bit of water out of my other bird's bowl. I'll see how it is tomorrow and will mix the formula a little...
  7. Can My Wifes Cold Be Passed On To My Tiel?

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    I just brought my new baby Pebbles home today and my wife has developed a head cold. Can this be given to Pebbles? And if so what should I do to minimize the effects? I'm sure I'll have it soon too and it's not possible to avoid our birds. Any advice would be very appreciated. :wf cinnamon:
  8. What meds. for a upper resp. infection

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    I bought my bird from a pet store ...and he sneezed a lot. I thought it was my house or the bird had allergies. Well I can see visable signs: -laying at the bottem of his cage -puffed upd -sleeping alot We wanted to know of what medication is good to buy for a upper respirtory infection...
  9. Stymied!

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    Hello all, For the past 18 months we've had a problem with our male Sydney, now over five years old. He is a large bird and at times has tipped the scale at around 103. However, these days his morning weight is only in the mid-80s and at night he will approach 90, with luck. The problem...
  10. Sad news

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    Today I learned Albus has PDD (aka the Borna Virus). :( He's been sick for a while but we thought it was giardia, then lead poisoning ( he has a metal ball in his stomach, possibly from chewing on one of my necklaces. He was hospitalized for 4 days for that). He was hospitalized because he was...