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Reading your article on parrot weak grip. our Anazon parrot
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Just got a new zebra finch pair today. One seems to open and close his beak at intervals like he's chirping but has no voice. Since I literally just got him I have no idea whether or not it's normal f… read more
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One of my female finches isn't moving around much. So far
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I am a new owner of finches and my male has for the last
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My zebra finch is walking around on the floor with his head
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 5 society finches and one lost its feathers on its
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A male zebra finch my family has was recently very active but
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I have a new parrot (black headed caique) that I just got yesterday
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