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Our green Singing Finch has lost the feathers on his head
Our green Singing Finch has lost the feathers on his head (including the little crest) and neck. We treated him for lice, cleaned his cage(which is round) and he still sheds and picks at himself. What… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My society finch, Honey, has not been well the past several
My society finch, Honey, has not been well the past several of days. Sleeping a lot, spending time at the bottom of the cage, etc. I noticed a small wet spot on top of his head and the feathers seemed… read more
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Dr. Dan
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ONE OF MY SILVER BILLED FINCHES APPEARS TO HAVE INJURED ONE
ONE OF MY SILVER BILLED FINCHES APPEARS TO HAVE INJURED ONE OF IT'S LEGS. IT IS EATING, DRINKING AND MOVING AROUND, HOWEVER WILL STAND ON ONE LEG MOST OF THE TIME. IT PULLS THE HURT LEG UP IN ITS FEAT… read more
Dr. Pat
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I have an outside cage 8X6" and have 20 zebra finches in it
I have an outside cage 8'X6" and have 20 zebra finches in it. Three months ago I lost one to a puffy red foot. Not dry or scaly. I washed it, put a weak solution of peroxide on it with a Q tip, then v… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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One of my zebra finches survived an attack on the cage launched
One of my zebra finches survived an attack on the cage launched by our two cats. He has brightened up, seems able to fly for short hops, is eating...but has no tail feathers. He has seemed subdued but… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a zebra finch with a swollen right toe. He has some
I have a zebra finch with a swollen right toe. He has some discomfort standing and occasionaly raises his leg. There don't seem to be signs of infection or serious injury.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body. When I bought her a month ago, they were worried they had broken a blood feather catching her, but all has been well until this afternoon. A… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation.
Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation. She's the standard primary colors. A couple of months ago, her right foot became limp and would not grip. She had to stay on a flat s… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: happy, healthy, vocal, curious, eating and drinking normal
I have a female cockatiel who we recently got from a friend. We have had her for about a month now. She has been happy, healthy, vocal, curious, eating and drinking normal the whole time. Just two day… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I had a Cordon Bleu finch (less than a year old). I was very
I had a Cordon Bleu finch (less than a year old). I was very cautious about environment and surroundings. Had owned a Black Hooded Nun finch (for 9 years). The cordon bleu finch was showing no signs o… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I found mites in one of my finch cages today. I assume that
I found mites in one of my finch cages today. I assume that means that all my cages have them (canaries, doves and finches). Some people told me that bird mites are not visible to the naked eye, and o… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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bird: feces..tail..today I noticed that the feathers on top..towel
I am currently watching a bird for a friend. This bird has had feces clinging to it under the tail (my friend asked me clean it off periodically) and today I noticed that the feathers on top of its he… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the
Hi, I have two zebra finches (a male and a female) and the female is quite sick. She has lain 2 eggs in the past 3 days and I am worried that she may be egg bound on a 3rd, but am not sure. For the pa… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 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
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my son was shooting a airsoft gun in his room. it bounced off
my son was shooting a airsoft bb gun in his room. it has hard plasic bb's, not metal ones. it bounced off the wall and hit the finch. he has a small wuond that bleed slightly under his wing. this happ… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Me and my sister are thinking about getting finches. One for
Me and my sister are thinking about getting finches. One for each of us but we want to keep them our rooms. I read that you should keep finches in pairs but what would happen if we kept them in differ… read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
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
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
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