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My 2 zebra male finches are just now starting to fight? One
My 2 zebra male finches are just now starting to fight? One is the aggressor??? … read more
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My cordon Blue finch pair has holes above their beaks. I
My cordon Blue finch pair has holes above their beaks. I assumed it was from the seed feeder that was in their cage. They were scraping their beaks in it. Also, the hen has a hole or scrape under her … read more
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My finch got out of the cage and my cat attacked it. There
My finch got out of the cage and my cat attacked it. There is a little blood under the left leg. I am told that no matter what I do the bird will die in a day or two because of the bacteria. We have t… read more
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I heard a story on NPR several years ago saying that caged
I heard a story on NPR several years ago saying that caged birds (like finches) loose hundreds of brain cells every day because they don't get the stimulation they need. As a result, I got rid of the … read more
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Helping my cousin with her finches. One seem's to have been
Hi..Helping my cousin with her finches. One seem's to have been plucked all around his neck. It has these odd bumps at the back of its neck. She had spent a lot of time at the hospital with her son so… read more
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We have a 38 year old Blue Fronted amazon parrot who is
We have a 38 year old Blue Fronted amazon parrot who is clearly in distress. He is at the bottom of his cage, and did not eat yesterday or today. We think he may have an intestinal blockage. His eyes … read more
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
hi my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the white one ,when i see the skin ,it is dark , i am worried ,i call ed a vet. and it is 90.dollars for a visit ,this is too expencive for me ,c… read more
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Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo
Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo is a bit better and thanks for all of your well thought out suggestions. I live 2 hours away from a good Vet in Ottawa, Canada. Roo wouldn't d… read more
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Dr. Pat
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3,596 satisfied customers
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always playing with them. He won't step up onto my hand but he doesn't fly away either. He won't eat "people" food but loves his daily seed an… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another
Am I able to put a male zebra finch in the same cage with another variety of finch, eg, goldfinch? Or alternatively, is it safe to have two male zebra finches in the same cage if there are no females?… read more
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Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets
Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets instead. Are they less nippy more love able Than lovbirds? My male is very nice but female is very nippy. Should I keep only one or can I k… read more
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I recently added four finches to my flock of previous finches.
I recently added four finches to my flock of previous finches. I have had a Shaft-tail pair, a gold breasted finch pair, and a whydah for over a year now. I added a cut throat finch pair, a cordon ble… read more
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My canary stopped whistling after a finch died. Why
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A male zebra finch my family has was recently very active but
A male zebra finch my family has was recently very active but now he sleeps a lot. He eats and drinks water, but he sits most of the time and he often sleeps. He occasionally chases his cage partner a… read more
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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
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Hatched baby Zebra finches that CAN leave the nest and appeared
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finches: pair and the female has already laid an egg.
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three finches and one parakeet. Is it a good idea to have these two birds together? Also, I'm worried about nutrition and health. In the past, th… read more
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