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He looks really sick its a parakeet and I can't tell if he
Hi he looks really sick its a parakeet and I can't tell if he is molting or if he is sick … read more
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My conure is picking his chest feathers, he picked a lot of
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He has some pink feathers growing in, he just recently
He has some pink feathers growing in, he just recently molted so I don't know if maybe it's natural or something I've never seen it happen on my other birds … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Her neck is bald and spreading to her head. Canary. 4 moths
her neck is bald and spreading to her head JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of bird are we talking about? Customer: canary JA: When did you first notice the canary was losing her feathers? Cus… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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
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My parakeet doesn't look good. He looks like s very short
My parakeet doesn't look good. He looks like his very short feathers around his beak have been pulled out or fell out. I have two birds but one had a very watery bowel movement. They have both just fi… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My African Grey developed a bald spot on top of his head a
My African Grey developed a bald spot on top of his head a couple of months ago. The skin is normal color and there are very light feathers coming out. This has been the case for a while. I have forag… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both
We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both are male and one is much more agressive than the other. They share a cage and always have. The smaller of the two and less agressive one s… read more
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Our canary appears in excellent health, enjoying company, out-of-cage
Our canary appears in excellent health, enjoying company, out-of-cage flights and tons of in-cage toys. She eats well, and sings/chirps a lot. However, when she stretches her neck up, it is apparent t… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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MY CANARY, NOT A YEAR OLD ,HAS BEEN MOLTING SINCE THE END OF
MY CANARY, NOT A YEAR OLD ,HAS BEEN MOLTING SINCE THE END OF APRIL! HE EATS WELL,BUT SOMETIMES HE CURLS UP IN A BALL-LIKE STANCE. I LIVE IN FLORIDA WHERE IT IS USUALLY WARM MOST OF THE YEAR. I'M WORRI… read more
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Hi thanks for your help! My canary started yesterday staying
Hi thanks for your help! My canary started yesterday staying on the bottom of his cage, heavier breathing, eyes partially closed...his appetite is wonderful. He is an orange canary, however, due to mo… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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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Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parakeet: loosing alot of feathers..his poops..little runny..sleeping
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Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my nieces
Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my niece's parakeet. We have had him for at least a month each of the last few summers, so he's pretty familiar with us. Saturday, Sunday, and to… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
canary: My male..about three weeks..The back of his head is bald
My male canary is a year old and is molting. He hasn't sang in about three weeks..The back of his head is bald. his eating is good. He is by himself in the cage. he takes a bath daily. he is starting … read more
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Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
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