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One of my canaries recently was euthanised after suffering
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My canary is suppose to be a boy. But he sits and sleeps in
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I recently purchased a yellow canary thinking it was a male
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my canary has a swollen bump between his eye and beak, has
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Dr. Dan
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My canary is missing a small round patch of feathers, the colouring
My canary is missing a small round patch of feathers, the colouring there is dark red, could this be caused by mites?… read more
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My daughter wants a Cockatiel as a pet. She is 9 yrs. old.
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My canary stopped whistling after a finch died. Why
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I noticed my canary scratching, pecking, fluffing.... He is
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Dr. Pat
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My canary has 1 baby, She was doing really well with it. Until
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hi, Our Canary is at least 10 years old and a week ago, he
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Dr. Jo
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I have 6 canaries. One of the female canaries has no feathers
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Dr. Pat
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