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Do you know what could've happened because my girl finch 5
Hi do you know what could've happened because my girl finch laid 5 eggs and it hasn't been a week yet and I seen a cracked egg in the bottom of the bird house cracked with nothing inside just hollow a… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a gouldean finch that has a large collection of poo stuck to its bottom … read more
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She's just sitting with her eyes closed not moving. Java
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Female finch was very ill a couple of weeks ago, and appeared to be struggling to lay an egg. After soothing her and gently cleaning her up she recovered. Now the same thing is happening, it looks lik… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My zebra finches (male) This morning I noticed that my
this morning I noticed that my finches was digging a “nest/hole” at the bottom of the cage in one corner instead of staying on a branch as usually. His breathing is fast but it always has been like that. His eyes are opened and still go play with the different toys in the cage but he always goes back to his little corner and moves the grains around to have a nice spot. Since I know being at the bottom of the cage is not typical behaviour I am very worried even though my husband isn't. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I'm concerned about my Zebra finch,, he's about 5-7 months
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My bird is a zebra finch, I've had for about a week. She
Hello, my bird is a zebra finch, I've had for about a week. She seems very lethargic last day or so and feathers are puffed up. Her noises aren't loud any anymore. And she used to fly once i came near… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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4,714 satisfied customers
We recently purchased finches from Petsmart and the
We recently purchased finches from Petsmart and the associate told us she wasn't sure what their genders were but that they were brought in pairs. We thought this meant they were both males. We just n… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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4,714 satisfied customers
I have a finch, about 6-7 years old. He was born with
I have a finch, about 6-7 years old. He was born with deformed feet but has done great until the last 5 months. He got mites. In his head which caused one of his eyes to shut. Also, airsac mites. I ha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have our first zebra finch chick out of the nest. It
We have our first zebra finch chick out of the nest. It doesnt have any feathers on its back and although very energetic, it cannot perch or fly. It only moves around on the cage floor. What could be … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My conjure has never been sick. In the last week she is. At
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Zebra Finch loosing feathers. No more tail feathers, bare
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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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a gouldian finch which seems not able to fly and is listless. Not sure what to do - thanks! … read more
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I have a Gouldian finch. He was introduced to the aviary 2 weeks ago. He seemed to do well, no other birds picked on him, he seem health and happy. I have noticed about mid afternoon and night he goes… read more
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One of my finch was panting last nite their about four in
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My female cordon bleu finch has just started sitting on the
My female cordon bleu finch has just started sitting on the bottom of the cage. The end of her beak looks bent and it's white. She's a big girl, and usually eats a great deal, but I don't think she ha… read more
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