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My male zebra finch is plucking my female zebra finche's
My male zebra finch is plucking my female zebra finche's feathers. It started around her neck, and today he began to pluck some from her back. I have had them for over three years and I never had a pr… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 2 zebra finches that I hand raised, they think I'm
I have 2 zebra finches that I hand raised, they think I'm their momma...it's a very unique relationship. I allow them to fly around the house as they please, byt they sleep in their cage at night. Rec… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
33,013 satisfied customers
We have a female zebra finch that is about 9 months old. About
We have a female zebra finch that is about 9 months old. About a month and a half ago she started to lay eggs. She is "single", so they are not fertile. For the last 3 weeks every few days she will ha… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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Why is my zebra male plucking all the feathers from his flanks
Why is my zebra male plucking all the feathers from his flanks - is he moulting? Or stressed? We thought he was a female (being completely white) but turned out to be a male. The two males were bought… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have two cockatiels that are best friends. They live mostly
I have two cockatiels that are best friends. They live mostly out, on top of their cage. One of them is less than 2 years old and he looks thin to me. Their diet consists of Lafeber pellets and is sup… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I woke up this morning and one of my budgies was dead. She
I woke up this morning and one of my budgies was dead. She was less than a year old. I have no idea what killed her and now I'm worried about the other one. He seems sad and sleeps a lot like he's dep… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another
Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another variety of finch, eg, goldfinch? Or alternatively, is it safe to have two male zebra finches in the same cage if there are no females?… read more
kiko376
kiko376
Doctoral Degree
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body. When I bought her a month ago, they were worried they had broken a blood feather catching her, but all has been well until this afternoon. A… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have what I thought was a male cockatiel a little over a
I have what I thought was a male cockatiel a little over a year old.. However, this morning, I was surprised to see two eggs in the corner of the cage. She moves them around to get them under her but … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Have zebra finches and mom just laid her second clutch of eggs.
Have zebra finches and mom just laid her second clutch of eggs. I think there are about seven in the nest. Two have hatched, but only one hatched last time and died in the nest. Is there anything I ca… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
finches: had developed a purple lump on its side..antibiotics
I have six finches...one had developed a purple lump on its side...I have isolated the bird and have put bird antibiotics in its water...is there anything else I can do? Thanks for your help.… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Homer our 3 yr old parakeet has started throwing up his seeds.
Homer our 3 yr old parakeet has started throwing up his seeds. He eats a lot of millet then goes to his water and regurgitates them. There is a large sticky pile near the water. He also eats bamboo st… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
We have a pair of Zebra Finches. The female makes a weird
We have a pair of Zebra Finches. The female makes a weird wheezing noise. She is sitting on her eggs in a nest. Is she sick? If she dies will the male feed the chicks when they hatch?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hatched baby Zebra finches that CAN leave the nest and appeared
Hatched baby Zebra finches that CAN leave the nest and appeared to be all feathered out, but the mother has been feeding them (no father finch) just died and I do not believe they can by eat themselve… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
zebra finches: males..petsmart..4 unknown age females..private breeder
Howdy- We had 6 zebra finches- 2 males approx. 1 y.o. from PetsMart that we got almost a month ago, and 4 unknown age females from a private breeder with a spotless operation. I forgot to ask her the … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
TWO OF MY FINCHES ARE LOOSING FEATHERS-ONE ZEBRA AND ONE SOCIETY-THEY
TWO OF MY FINCHES ARE LOOSING FEATHERS-ONE ZEBRA AND ONE SOCIETY-THEY LOOK BAD-MOSTLY AROUND THE NECK-WHAT CAN I DO-THANK YOU… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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
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