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My female red billed fire finch has lost most of her belly
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I just got my finches less than a week ago. They seem like
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My male zebra finch is plucking my female zebra finche's
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My zebra finch is losing feathers on the back of the head and
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i have A male 4 month old zebra finch , i think he is sick
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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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My normally happy and active zebra finch (female) has no outward
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finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
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I have a zebra finch femal and she has lost all the feathers
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I have two birds that just died. They are Zebra Finches. They
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My zebra finches are picking each others necks, a lot. Does
My zebra finches are picking each others necks, a lot. Does this mean they might have mites? If so, what should I do?… read more
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Our Zebra finch (Male) is not doing well.Losing feathers around
Our Zebra finch (Male) is not doing well.Losing feathers around head and neck, breathing heavy, lethargic, not flying well, upper beak is getting deformed looking(bumpy), and puffed up looking. He doe… read more
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