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I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a
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Last week she was scratching at the paper at the bottom of
Hi- last week she was scratching at the paper at the bottom of her cage incessantly and kicking all of her food out of her dish. For the past two days she has been sitting in her food dish. I'm wonder… read more
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I have 1 year old female canary - -rumped seedeater. When I
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My male canary is sitting in his food dish. He is molting
My male canary is sitting in his food dish. He is molting too. But he never sits in his dish or at the bottom of the cage … read more
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My canary sits on the floor of the cage a two or three few
Hi my canary sits on the floor of the cage a two or three few times a day, otherwise he looks fine and flies around and eats normally. he does not really sing--he has a female in the cage too. we have… read more
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My canary has an issue with her feet. They look very dry and
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CANARY: MY PET..SINGING BEAUTIFULLY BUT IS LOOSING SO MANY FEATHERS!
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Canary: is about 1yr old, when I first got him he sang a lot
My Canary is about 1yr old, when I first got him he sang a lot. Now he doesn't sing at all he just peeps. He was molting but I think that is over for now, can you tell me why he doesn't sing any more.… read more
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canary: eat as well as millet seed and I change the sand sheets
I have had my canary for 15 months and he has a beautiful song but he hasn't sung now for several months - has gone through moulting recently but he is now clear but all I hear from him is a pathetic … read more
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I have had my Canary 2 years, he was 1 year when I got him.
I have had my Canary 2 years, he was 1 year when I got him. He has been sick ever since he came home with me. He quit singing and stay's puffed up all of the time. The vet (not avian) has filled him f… read more
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Dr. Pat
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canary: healthy..past week, he has lost dime-sized patches..his wings
I bought a young male canary from a pet store a 2 weeks ago. At that time he had a full set of healthy feathers. In the past week, he has lost dime-sized patches of feathers under his wings, head, nec… read more
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Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
I've had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are many feathers in the cage. Enough to notice their absence on his body shape. I keep canary food, fresh water, and offer veggies or fruit da… read more
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Hi, I have a canary that has had breathing problems for
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canaries: cages..liquid from a vitamin d3 capsule with their food
I have 2 male canaries in separate cages. Every day I give them the artificial light, when the weather is appropriate I take them outside. Is it okay to give them some of the liquid from a vitamin D3 … read more
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canaries: fed a balanced diet, fresh treats..perch
We have 35-40 canaries in flights cages in house. They are fed a balanced diet, fresh treats daily, spring water etc. Every so often, we have a bird or two that will fluff up and basically keep to the… read more
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Hi - I have a male canary about 2 yrs old- he use to sing
Hi - I have a male canary about 2 yrs old- he use to sing beautifully but for the last few months he has stopped singing - he now chirps and looks like he is trying to sing but nothing comes out - he … read more
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