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August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
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Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
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Finch is lying on bottom of cage, Breathing and lying on

Customer Question

Finch is lying on bottom of cage
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the finch?
Customer: Breathing and lying on bottom of cage
JA: Where does the finch seem to hurt?
Customer: He doesn't. Just lying there.
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: Now he is sitting up We moved him to a seperate cage.
JA: Is the finch eating normally?
Customer: Yes they were singing lately
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the finch having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: Not that I noticed. Stopped giving so much lettuce. It was runny
JA: How is the finch behaving differently?
Customer: It normally doesn't lie on the bottom of the cage
JA: What is the finch's name and age?
Customer: Purdy and about 5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Purdy?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 4 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Purdy sounds very sick. Please tell me about his husbandry (food, cage setup, cage mates, location of cage and other birds in household). More information allows me to be more helpful.

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