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I was working in the garden this morning and a little
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I found an exhausted canary at my back door yesterday. I
I found an exhausted canary at my back door yesterday. I have it in a cage now and it is perking up today and wants to sit in the sun. It hasn't made a sound yet. It ate for hours yesterday and is dri… read more
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I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very
I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very sick & cannot stand & has a wound from one of the other ducks pecking at him. How do I put the duck down humanely. I cannot & will not break… read more
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She has a head tilt. A cockatiel. I noticed it yesterday I'm
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5day old duckling. arching backward, falling over, major
5day old duckling. arching backward, falling over, major problems walking.. neck seems to be drawn back toward body … read more
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We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
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Forming in their combs, on their faces and most terribly
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I have 2 Pekin ducks, about 4 weeks old. We got them when
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I have 5 new ducklings they are about 1 week old now, they
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I have a flock of chickens and recently it seems they are
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A tiny bird fell from its nest last night in a big high
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My duckling is toed in and falls over like it has no balance and flips of and cant get back up… read more
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I have a duckling that is bleeding from it beak holes? I
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My 2 week old duckling is not extending her neck. She has
My 2 week old duckling is not extending her neck. She has had plenty of water and food. All the other duckling seem fine its only her that seems to be having the problem. … read more
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I have two parakeets and the one I believe is female is
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, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings
Hi, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings with no mother in the pouring rain. At first glance, they looked dead, but as I started looking for survivors, I realized they were … read more
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My female budgerigar has suddenly changed disposition, it
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