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We have a 4 year old canary. He has not been singing for the
We have a 4 year old canary. He has not been singing for the last couple of days. When I went to cover him last night, I noticed that he has not pooped; in what looks like 3-4 days. There are some wet… read more
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My Timbrado canary sang beautifully for 2 years. This year
My Timbrado canary sang beautifully for 2 years. This year he really isn't singing much since molting is done. We got him a bigger cage and he now gets pellets and crumbles as well as greens each day.… read more
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My canary has lost all feathers on head and now going down
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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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I got “Harry” in August. He was at the end of a moult and
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My 3 year old red factor is finishing his molt, but he has
My 3 year old red factor is finishing his molt, but he has two places on the top half of his neck that the feathers have twisted tight into a knot. He is eating and drink fine. But he has been puffed … read more
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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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I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary,
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I have a red factor canary apox 1 year old he was a lovley
I have a red factor canary apox 1 year old he was a lovley singer but he started to lose his feathers and coulor and stopped singing apox 2 months ago, his feathers and coulor are now starting to come… read more
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CANARY: MY PET..SINGING BEAUTIFULLY BUT IS LOOSING SO MANY FEATHERS!
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canary: last few days..There are a few loose feathers in the cage..pet
I have a young canary eating quite well, looking quite bright,droppings look normal. the last few days he/she has stopped twittering and previosly always reponded when spoken to.There are a few loose … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: (1 a good inch long & curled) sticking out on his left
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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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