Posts tagged "cockatiel"

Cockatiel Pulling Feathers, Except in August

Cockatiel Pulling Feathers, Except in August
Q: My cockatiel pulls out feathers on his back, on the tops of his wings, and on his breast until he’s almost bare. He does this year-round, except in August, when he has almost all his feathers. What can I do? And what is it about August? — J.F., Buffalo, NY A: Avian veterinarian Dr.... Read more »

Cockatiel Whistles Andy Griffith Song

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The Andy Griffith Show will be remembered forever….10 years from now, 50 years from now . . . close your eyes – and you’ll recognize this song….whether performed by a person or a cockatiel.  Sadly, except for Ronnie Howard – they’re now all passed on (Floyd, Andy, Barney, even Helen Krump, Otis, Thelma Lou and... Read more »

Experts answer Questions at Anmal Behavior Meeting

Experts answer Questions at Anmal Behavior Meeting
ST. LOUIS, MO — Experts from around the world attended the Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior ( July 15 in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Some of the renowned attendees answer some of your questions: Q: Our 3-year-old, 12-pound poodle always wants... Read more »

Pets With Training Wheels, For First Time Pet Owners

Thinking about a pet for the New Year? Rookie pet owners — whether it’s a first-time pet for a child, or an adult who hasn’t had a pet in years — sometimes make the wrong choice. So, for a USA Weekend story, I consulted some pet experts. With the myriad of pet possibilities, there was... Read more »
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