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I have a finch sparrow female can't fly she only walks. Just
Hi Pearl I have a finch sparrow female can't fly she only walks … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple
Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple of finches that had 3 babies a month ago now they seem to atack their own babies finch two of the babies are very skinny mom and dad feed t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My female zebra finch is puffed up and not active. Her mate
My female zebra finch is puffed up and not active. Her mate is trying to tell me something is wrong with her. He's constantly chirping. She keeps going to the bottom of the cage. I found a cracked ope… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I rescued a Wild common redpoll that a cat had injured about
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My bird is sick. Zebra finch. Started today. He lives in a
Yes. He lives in a large cage with one other finch … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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2,907 satisfied customers
I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage.
I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage. I have caught one in a pillow case in a darker room. I have not been able to get the other one. Is the pillow case harmful. It did not seem… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,907 satisfied customers
I went to take care of my male zebra finch this morning and
I went to take care of my male zebra finch this morning and he is showing signs of what I think is twirling - like he has no equilibrium and moving his head around a lot. This has never happened before. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My zebra finch is walking around on the floor with his head
Hello, my zebra finch is walking around on the floor with his head turned towards his back. He's been trying to eat and drink but he can't because his head is stuck in that position. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We just got a society finch from the pet store. Since we
We just got a society finch from the pet store. Since we have gotten her/ him home, its mouth ad has been opening and closing non stop … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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Society finches - finished laying eggs on September 11 or
Society finches - finished laying eggs on September 11 or 12. Still in the nest laying on the eggs, both male and female. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 finches who are in perfect health. My neighbors
I have 2 finches who are in perfect health. My neighbors gave me his, who he is older and couldn't care for him. But the bird is sick feathers missing and can't sing or fly well .he eats well and drin… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Why is my zebra male plucking all the feathers from his flanks
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I live in IL. I was walking in Chicago this afternoon
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I have a small zebra finch who has lost all its tail feathers...
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We have an small outdoor aviary with 8 finches . We have a
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I have multiple society finches in lg cage (60 in long). Have
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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We have one finch baby that was flying in and out of nest and
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August Abbott, CAS
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three finches and one parakeet. Is it a good idea to have these two birds together? Also, I'm worried about nutrition and health. In the past, th… read more
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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