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My canary was a beautiful singer and sang all day every day
My canary was a beautiful singer and sang all day every day until molt. He chirps, eats everything he is offered, looks and acts normal but has not resumed singing several weeks post molt. Playing sou… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I got “Harry” in August. He was at the end of a moult and
I got “Harry” in August. He was at the end of a moult and really sang almost constantly. Then he started another moult about 2 weeks ago and completely stopped singing. He is eating great and is very … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a female canary about 3 years old and have had her
I have a female canary about 3 years old and have had her since she was young. She actually used to sing, laid several eggs but over the past 9 months has continued to loose feathers, first being on h… read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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I found an exhausted canary at my back door yesterday. I
I found an exhausted canary at my back door yesterday. I have it in a cage now and it is perking up today and wants to sit in the sun. It hasn't made a sound yet. It ate for hours yesterday and is dri… read more
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My singing male canary was singing regularly then it
My singing male canary was singing regularly then it stopped. He gets good food, proper treats, millet, water and lots of love. I even give him a weekly washing. What could be wrong? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Our canary had an early molt, and started to sing again.he
Our canary had an early molt, and started to sing again.he has now stopped singing...why? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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He stopped singing for no apparent reason, Only not singing
Only not singing and he usually sings all,day only 1 year old and eating ok … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My male canary usually has a bright chirp but the last 3
My male canary usually has a bright chirp but the last 3 days he has a croak. Like when people get a sore throat. … read more
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Dr G
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He has lost feather around his neck and head. He does not
He has lost feather around his neck and head. He does not sit around all puffed up, he is eating and drinking well, he is chirping. Before the molt he was singing a lot, He is not singing now. He is a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
56,022 satisfied customers
I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary,
I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary, a little over a year old. I realize canaries will molt once per year. Is this too early for the bird to start a molt? He has been less activ… read more
Dr B
Dr B
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My canary seems totally healthy: he hops around his cage, eats
My canary seems totally healthy: he hops around his cage, eats everything I give him (fresh veggies and fruit and of course, his seeds) but he has stopped singing. He is not molting. He used to sing b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My male canary is not molting, not singing but does a lot of
My male canary is not molting, not singing but does a lot of chirping is only 2-3 yrs old. I think he's not feeling well? His "poops" may be not too solid & he is sleeping & puffing into a wee ball wh… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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CANARY: MY PET..SINGING BEAUTIFULLY BUT IS LOOSING SO MANY FEATHERS!
I BOUGHT MY CANARY A WEEK AGO FROM MY PET STORE. HE IS SINGING BEAUTIFULLY BUT IS LOOSING SO MANY FEATHERS! HE IS ALWAYS PRUNING HIMSELF, EXCEPT WHEN SINGING.. SURE HOPE NOTHING IS WRONG. HE SEEMS VER… read more
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I inherited a canary from a friend who just passed away. He
I inherited a canary from a friend who just passed away. He was eating, singing and flying around once a day when I let him out. He has been shedding his feathers for about a week. He isn't eating as … read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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canary: healthy..past week, he has lost dime-sized patches..his wings
I bought a young male canary from a pet store a 2 weeks ago. At that time he had a full set of healthy feathers. In the past week, he has lost dime-sized patches of feathers under his wings, head, nec… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: My male..months old..active..his cage I didnt notice anything
My male canary is about 6 months old and has up until a week ago been happy,singing,very active in his cage. He molted in November and took about 2 months to start singing again. Last Sunday when I cl… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
I've had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are many feathers in the cage. Enough to notice their absence on his body shape. I keep canary food, fresh water, and offer veggies or fruit da… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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red canary - feathers are changing from deep orange to white.
red canary - feathers are changing from deep orange to white. bird appears fine - also not singing as much… read more
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