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We feed wild birds, mostly Rosellas and Redcaps, in our garden,
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Have full grown mama cardinal, found by our dog. No flight feathers and one tail feather. We have her in a bird cage. Seems perfectly healthy but we don't know what to feed her. Regular wild bird seed… read more
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I have 2 Isa Brown chickens that are four months old. They
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Hi, I live in Eltham Victoria, and i have wild Lorikeets in
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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We have had two chickens in the past month gol onthier side
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Doctoral Degree
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house finch at bird bath with obvious respiratory distress.
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Doctoral Degree
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i found what is think is a Pine Siskin or yellow finch unable
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I have a flock of over 100 chickens rainging from baby to adult
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feeders or the hummingbirds will carry diseases dangerous to humans
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We have been feeding the wild birds in our back yard daily
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my love bird is throwing up for the last half hour about 5
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