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We have 2 finches. For the last week or so they have been
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
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My canary who is normally very active and singing today is
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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my canary stated molting but all his feathers are off his head
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We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they
We have two American Parakeets which are 7 years old. they have both lost a lot of their small light feathers suddenly. One is not singing now and they are both less active than usual. Can you give us… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Our canary appears in excellent health, enjoying company, out-of-cage flights and tons of in-cage toys. She eats well, and sings/chirps a lot. However, when she stretches her neck up, it is apparent t… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he
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Dr. Bob
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Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this
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My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in a very large cage with a cinnamon cockatiel. They have cuttlefish, fresh water and fresh budgie and cockatiel seed every day. They also have … read more
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Dr. Bob
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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
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Dr. Pat
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parakeet: he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot..cage
our parakeet is about 4 years old and lately he has not been himself. he use to chirp and whistle everything we taught him and talk, but latley he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot a… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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started keeping himself puffed up, can this be a molting issue
I have a parotlette and recently he has started keeping himself puffed up, can this be a molting issue?… read more
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canary: My male..months old..active..his cage I didnt notice anything
My male canary is about 6 months old and has up until a week ago been happy,singing,very active in his cage. He molted in November and took about 2 months to start singing again. Last Sunday when I cl… read more
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Dr. C
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Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
lost tail feathers and a lost of white soft feathers...spots..nose
Fred has been moulting for about a week and a half. He has lost tail feathers and a lost of white soft feathers. He has a few blank spots on his face especially right around his nose. I have left the … read more
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Dr. Dan
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