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My 3 years old zebra finch plucking herself and making big
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Three of my zebra inches are picking on one small finch. He
Three of my zebra inches are picking on one small finch. He is bald around neck, and they will pull his feathers out. We bought them all together. … read more
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I have four society finches, one of them started losing
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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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One of my zebra finches lost all his feathers on the back
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My finch is unfortunate. He's had a bad leg since birth, the
Hello, my finch is unfortunate. He's had a bad leg since birth, the vet said nerve damage. So he has never been able to fly well. But lately he doesnt fly at all. When he stretched out his wing to pre… read more
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I have a pet zebra finch who was cohabiting with another
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It seems that my australian finch is constipated since hard
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Hey, I have a male zebra finch who is balding on his back.
Hey, I have a male zebra finch who is balding on his back. He already had it when I bought him (about 2/3 weeks ago) and I got home today and it has gotten majorly worse. Aka it is bigger and the I ca… read more
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Hello, I own nine different types of finches. One is a spice
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My female zebra finch has bald patches on her sides and back.
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
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TWO OF MY FINCHES ARE LOOSING FEATHERS-ONE ZEBRA AND ONE SOCIETY-THEY
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finches: do not have their feathers developed..millet seeds
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