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My birds foot claw has been turning black. It started with
my birds foot claw has been turning black. It started with one toe, I t … read more
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Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I recently purchased a yellow canary thinking it was a male
i recently purchased a yellow canary thinking it was a male then 3 weeks later i purchased what i thought was a female and now the yellow male bird has built a nest and has laid 2 eggs i am confused… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,450 satisfied customers
I have a canary with growths around its eyes. A large cup
Hi, I have a young canary with growths around its eyes. A large cup shaped one under one eye and a bulbous one above the other eye.It will starve if it cant see. I have photo if that would help diagno… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
DVM
Doctoral Degree
851 satisfied customers
I have been searching the web on a sick female canary. I
Hi Doc. I have been searching the web for answers on a sick female canary. I have recently been devastated when I saw my famale canary, Scarlet losing a toe. I thought it was caused by a fight with th… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,450 satisfied customers
Good Day I just acquired two new canaries. Their feet seem
Good Day I just acquired two new canaries. Their feet seem in bad and terrible shape. in both cases their opposing grabber claw is not really grabbing, just kind of hanging and flexing slightly. One o… read more
Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
66 satisfied customers
My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This
My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This is not the first time, and I scooped him up and returned him to the cage. He now is not using his left foot to perch consistently. It appea… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 10 year old cockatiel has had a sore foot for the past couple
My 10 year old cockatiel has had a sore foot for the past couple of days. Today I noticed that she has what appears to be a bump on the top part of her foot nearby where the two front digits are on he… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
canary: in the dark and held in my left hand while clipping his claws
canary whom I have just taken over seem to have a painful inner toe (finger) It seams that the previous owner just cut his claws (feshly cut claws) and perhaps the bird jumped and now he is in pain us… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed
Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed up and breathing shallow. Can still fly and eating, but less. Just sitting on perches or edge of feeder 'huffing and puffing' and looking mise… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My canary has been troubled with feather cysts for the past
My canary has been troubled with feather cysts for the past year. He presently has three cysts, one on each side of his wings and one on his back. I have been to the vet three times for removal of the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
canary: came home..favoring..signs of bleeding or a caught nail..mites
I came home to my canary favoring one foot/leg. I don't see any signs of bleeding or a caught nail. He is however recovering from scaly feet due to mites. I removed all high perches and have made the … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Hi Dr. Lisa! I put the ole reading glasses on and with closer
Hi Dr. Lisa! I put the ole' reading glasses on and with closer observation it looks like only one front toe is gripping on the left foot. Both feet are starting to look more crippled, dry and scaly. M… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
canary: swollen..treating..his legs with vaseline ( possible mites
My canary has red and swollen ankles. He is having problems staying on his perches also. I am presently treating him for dry scales on his legs with vaseline ( possible mites?). Have purchased Scalex … read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
canary: let his claws grow too long in which some was curled a little.
I have a male red factor canary born 4-5-2005. I have let his claws grow too long in which some was curled a little. I have been putting extra hours at work and did not notice until a week ago. When I… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
my canary seems to have injured his foot or leg. He favors
my canary seems to have injured his foot or leg. He favors the one let by pulling it up when he sits. His back toe seems to just hang and there is a swelling on his leg. Do you think it's broken? What… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Clinical Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
230 satisfied customers
Several weeks ago, I noticed that my zebra finch had a toe
Several weeks ago, I noticed that my zebra finch had a toe that had turned grayish black and that toe looked stiff and was not curling around the branch. Taking him to a vet would be very stressful fo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My canary has scaley feet. I recently took him to our vet because
My canary has scaley feet. I recently took him to our vet because his middle claw looked like it had some blood in it. My vet suggested that the bird maybe got his nail caught in the bars of the cage … read more
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello, My daughter is keen on getting canaries. While Im
Hello, My daughter is keen on getting canaries. While I'm happy to get them, we have had problems with birds in the past, when she had cockatiels and the first two died of psittacosis, and the third o… read more
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ECCMDoc
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Pat

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