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I have a society finch,I don't know how to safely catch the
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My society finch has been sick for a few days now. He had
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My daughter's bird has a bad leg. It looks dislocated. Got
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I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage.
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I just adopted a female cockatiel. Since we left the store
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My zebra finch has lived with me for 6 months and now when I
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I have 5 society finches and one lost its feathers on its
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My finch got out of the cage and my cat attacked it. There
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ONE OF MY SILVER BILLED FINCHES APPEARS TO HAVE INJURED ONE
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