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Just found your site and my canary has the missing feathers
Hi —just found your site and my canary has the missing feathers around the neck. Most recently he has stopped singing and now has a “cough”. I am afraid he may have mites. … read more
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Helping my cousin with her finches. One seem's to have been
Hi..Helping my cousin with her finches. One seem's to have been plucked all around his neck. It has these odd bumps at the back of its neck. She had spent a lot of time at the hospital with her son so… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
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I have a male canary. Have had him for two years living in a
I have a male canary. Have had him for two years living in a sunny apartment. From the beginning he would sing all the time, loud and long. Approximately 6 months ago he stopped singing. He was obviou… read more
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Hello: We are settling into our new home (quarantine over)
Hello: We are settling into our new home (quarantine over) and we have a "challenge" or two with our Eastern Rosella. Can I assume it is preferable to have a separate room for him to sleep in and that… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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canary: was 3 months old when I brought him home at the end of october
I have a young canary . They said he was 3 months old when I brought him home at the end of October. He was so happy the first month. I have a canary cd which was helping him sing. Peeped all day.. th… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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I think my finches have mites or lice because they are constantly
I think my finches have mites or lice because they are constantly picking at their feathers. How can I treat them?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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cockatoo: loosing feathers..best fruits vegies etc to feed him
Can you please tell me what could be the possible causes of a cockatoo loosing feathers from it's crest and the top part of his head and also what are the best fruits vegies etc to feed him? Thanks… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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canary: I noticed his tail was going to one side..shedding them
I have a canary that is about 3 years old. A couple weeks ago I noticed his tail was going to one side. He was moulting so I just thought he was shedding them. Just yesterday I noticed a Big Red Swoll… read more
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Dr. Pat
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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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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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
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My budgerigar has a continuous moult and has now turned to
My budgerigar has a continuous moult and has now turned to picking his feathers out. How can I stop him doing thins and stop his moulting please?… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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i put my finch in a hospital cage, it was crying out to the
i put my finch in a hospital cage, it was crying out to the other finches and it stopped when I placed the cage next to the others. Now that it is night time, it is crying again because they all sleep… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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We have a white budgie about 4 years old. She has become very
We have a white budgie about 4 years old. She has become very quiet and off her food. Her feathers are very spikey round her head and neck. Does she have red mites? Joyce Fraser… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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I have a 2 year old peach-face love bird. She digs with her
I have a 2 year old peach-face love bird. She digs with her beak beneath her small and large feathers, just like when she is cleaning herself, except that she does it a great deal more. She's literall… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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My white dove is loosing hair on top of his head as well as
My white dove is loosing hair on top of his head as well as shedding some feathers. He also seems to be biting himself. What can i DO… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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parakeet: lost more feathers than usual. His head is partially bald
Our parakeet started molting. He has lost more feathers than usual. His head is partially bald with the skin showing. All the rest of his feathers look very rough. He was quiet in the cage yesterday w… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have a female green singing finch. She is approx. 9 yrs
I have a female green singing finch. She is approx. 9 yrs old. One of her feet has become horribly swollen and red. It seems that she is in pain. What kind of veterinarian should I look for? What kind… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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