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I have Diamond Doves as pets. I have one male and his female
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My male zebra finch is plucking my female zebra finche's
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2 of my male love birds being plucked by their females. Excellent
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Hi, I have a quick question about Diamond Doves. Ive got what
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Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another
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My female zebra finch has bald patches on her sides and back.
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I just bought a canary and she is 4 months old. I also own
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One of my 3 male zebra finches seems to enjoy being plucked.
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My mothers blue crown conure has always been a handful but
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finches: healthy..getting along..OR pecking on the male
I got two finches for Christmas.......they appeared and still appear healthy. two days later I notice they are trying to mate. I thought they were getting along and just doing normal finch grooming an… read more
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hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started
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Howdy. We have four New Hampshire Reds which we love. We bought
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I have a male star finch who is balding under his left wing.
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i recently bought two white ringnecked doves. im not sure of
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Second set of eggs, one baby hatched and is healty.
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