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My finches are itching; I already treated them with
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Zebra Finch loosing feathers. No more tail feathers, bare bottom, other feathers missing. Other finches in cage are fine. Thought it might be mites, but mite spray doesn't seem to have helped. … read more
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I have some pet finches and recently I took them outside to
I have some pet finches and recently I took them outside to get fresh air. When I brought them back inside, one of the finches has bald spot near his nick and beck and loss of feathers. He has been ki… read more
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My go uldian. My gouldian hen is coughing.... making a
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I have a zebra finch, who is the father to a clutch now in
I have a zebra finch, who is the father to a clutch now in the nest. He was fine, but I think he got in a fight and his upper beak is cracked. I noticed him keeping low in the aviary. I've moved him f… read more
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I just got my finches less than a week ago. They seem like
I just got my finches less than a week ago. They seem like they are itching and preening a lot but I don't see any feather loss. How can I tell if they have mites? … read more
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I have a large outdoor aviary in Melbourne Aus.with 10 pair
I have a large outdoor aviary in Melbourne Aus.with 10 pair of budgies, before breeding this year I removed all birds, nest boxes perches etc. disinfected and sprayed for lice mite etc. with bird spec… read more
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I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary,
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Hi, I have a quick question about Diamond Doves. Ive got what
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
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I found mites in one of my finch cages today. I assume that
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female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly,
female ringnecked dove with orange/yellow rough bare belly, otherwise well feathered. Is this normal?… read more
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My white dove has bald spots. Under wings, on wings, where
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I bought some chinese quail a while ago which died fairly quickly. Since then the birds they lived with have started a few at a time to get patches of lost feathers. I am unsure if Ivermectin helped a… read more
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