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A yarn got stuck on its foot i tool it out but it has
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I'm not sure they just had babies and we had a piece of
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a pet zebra finch who was cohabiting with another
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Right leg seems stiff and now he is perched with that leg
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
My zebra finch is walking around on the floor with his head
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My budgie is unable to curl her toes in her left foot. I'm
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 finches who are in perfect health. My neighbors
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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we have a zebra finch whose leg and foot have turned black.
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canary: came home..favoring..signs of bleeding or a caught nail..mites
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Dr. Dan
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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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