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My 2 zebra male finches are just now starting to fight? One
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I hope this text finds you well. What does it mean when a
Hi Michael, I hope this text finds you well. What does it mean when a bird's wings shake? I have a female lady gouldian finch whose droppings are good, but she doesn't quack, can't fly and needs heat … read more
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I have a baby gouldian finch. It doesn't have strength to
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I have five male Gouldian finches and a pair of Cordon Blues
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I have a customer who purchased 4 birds from me. 2 society
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Dr. B.
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I have a female gouldian finch. the male is in a heavy moult.
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Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another
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A few months ago I purchased a female cocktiel for my two males.
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DocB
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation.
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I recently added four finches to my flock of previous finches.
I recently added four finches to my flock of previous finches. I have had a Shaft-tail pair, a gold breasted finch pair, and a whydah for over a year now. I added a cut throat finch pair, a cordon ble… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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Re Female gouldian finch. She lost facial feathers already
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I purchased a pair of Senegal firefinches 6 mos ago and am
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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male gouldian with apparently stuffy nose.Sounds like tryin
male gouldian with apparently stuffy nose.Sounds like tryin to clear nasal passages constantly for about 3 mts now.No other bird in 5x9 aviary withthat problem. he eats fine, and interacts with other … read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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What color of LED nightlight bulb would be best for my pair
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches.
I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches. I have been losing them one by one over the winter and most of the clutches have not made it. I finally took one very sick one to the vet who … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have been raising exotic finches for over 25 years and have
I have been raising exotic finches for over 25 years and have never run across this combination of symptoms.I am currently breeding Painted Finches (Emblema picta).One pair to each indoor cage.About 3… read more
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