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I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a
I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a toy that has three small mirrors hanging. Since then he kept playing with it and clicks on it with beak most of the time. I kept the mirror f… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
My canary is 12 1/2 years old and blind. He has been my best
My canary is 12 1/2 years old and blind. He has been my best singer ever…but not this year😒. He is puffed up. I have a heating pad on the top and bottom of the cage. Is there anything else I can do t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
What care should be given to a cockatiel that has been
What care should be given to a cockatiel that has been laying eggs? Also we woke up today with her dead at the bottom of the cage. We have another cockatiel do we get another one? We had 2 cockatiels … read more
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS
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About a week ago I noticed that my canary made a soft noise
About a week ago I noticed that my canary made a soft noise when breathing, especially in the evening. He goes through periods of seeming normal with jumping around the cage and then will crouch down … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has had trouble breathing today after flying
My cockatiel has had trouble breathing today after flying and we think we may have ate too much of his calcium block. It sounds like a wheeze. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
I have a canary about 1 year old, male. I bought it about 4
Hi I have a canary about 1 year old, male. I bought it about 4 m ago and it does not sing. From day 1 it seems to breathing a bit faster especially at night. Makes weird clearing throat sounds. I read… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
My bird is making clicking noisi. My bird is making clicking
my bird is making clicking noises with his beak all day, i searched online and people told me that it is a sign of being content and relaxed but he does it all day my bird is a cockatiel … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
My singing male canary was singing regularly then it
My singing male canary was singing regularly then it stopped. He gets good food, proper treats, millet, water and lots of love. I even give him a weekly washing. What could be wrong? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting
My very active parakeet suddenly stopped and is now sitting on the floor of the cage barely moving. I had given it fresh food and water several hours ago and it seemed fine. Not sure what happened. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,472 satisfied customers
He stopped singing for no apparent reason, Only not singing
Only not singing and he usually sings all,day only 1 year old and eating ok … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
57,427 satisfied customers
My canary seems totally healthy: he hops around his cage, eats
My canary seems totally healthy: he hops around his cage, eats everything I give him (fresh veggies and fruit and of course, his seeds) but he has stopped singing. He is not molting. He used to sing b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding and keeping it warm at night. tonight she fed it about a couple hours ago and is sitting on top of cage instead of down with the baby. I t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My male canary is suddenly not able to fly. The best he can
My male canary is suddenly not able to fly. The best he can do is to hop two or three inches. He is just lying in his seed dish. He doesn't appear to be ill, although one of my other canaries died jus… read more
allpetsdr
allpetsdr
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142 satisfied customers
I have a male canary 18 months old which shares a cage with
I have a male canary 18 months old which shares a cage with a female. Yesterday morning he was singing but by 5pm when I went to cover the cage his breathing was noisy and rapid. I moved the cage to a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My bird is 3 mo. old and its feathers look too fluffed out
My bird is 3 mo. old and its feathers look too fluffed out like its molting and its lethargic tonight and now its opening its mouth and no sound is coming out and acting sleepy when its normally very … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
canary: died yesterday..week ago, breathing hard and not moving much
canary died yesterday, trying to understand what happened. He was eating, and drinking okay but stopped singing a week ago, breathing hard and not moving much.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
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