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My canary is 12 years old .over the l. Over the last three
Over the last three weeks my canary stays on the cage floor . When he is put on a perch he stays there for ages then he go on toes onto the where he stays i think he may be going blind and cannot see the perches … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My canary i got 3 months ago is scratching pecking and seems
my canary i got 3 months ago is scratching pecking and seems very itchy under his feathers. what can i do? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it
My daughter got a parakeet for Christmas and last night it was flying around like it has been and she said she heard what sounded like it hit the wall maybe it wasn't loud but made a noise . She went … read more
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I. I've had my canary for a couple of months. I'm new to
I've had my canary for a couple of months. I'm new to bird ownership but have read a lot about proper diet, etc. He has seemed very healthy and happy. He has started molting. I worry that he may have a respiratory infection because he is puffed up a lot and seems to be breathing rapidly, though maybe I'm imagining it. Are these things normal with molting? … read more
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I have a red factor canary -- his color is marmalade. I
I have a red factor canary -- his color is marmalade. I thought he was going thru molting but he sits on the bottom of the cage. He is eating and drinking -- don't know how much -- and his eyes look o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Not sure what happened. He is unstable on perch n basically
Not sure what happened. He is unstable on perch n basically stays on floor of cage … read more
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My canary who is normally very active and singing today is
My canary who is normally very active and singing today is sitting on his perch puffed up. This is unusual for him. He has had no contact with other birds. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,587 satisfied customers
My Canary is puffed up, acts like she is having trouble
My Canary is puffed up, acts like she is having trouble breathing, opening her mouth and closing it quickly. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,587 satisfied customers
My Glocester canary eats all day recently. What do you mean?
the bird is in my bedroom because it gets cold downstairs … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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4,587 satisfied customers
Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when
Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when inside the house he is a little puffed up but when I take him outside in his cage he doesn't puff up. Occasionally he will sit on branch but 95 … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,587 satisfied customers
He has lost feather around his neck and head. He does not
He has lost feather around his neck and head. He does not sit around all puffed up, he is eating and drinking well, he is chirping. Before the molt he was singing a lot, He is not singing now. He is a… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My canary seems to be disoriented and is leaning to the
My canary seems to be disoriented and is leaning to the right hand side when sitting on his perch. he is having trouble flying and he is completely out of sorts… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I bought a parakeet cause i felt sorry for her, sitting in
i bought a parakeet cause i felt sorry for her, sitting in bottom of cage in pet store and not interacting with other birds, head resting on back alot while sleeping. Brought bird home. Has some inter… read more
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Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while
Please help. My cocktail fell behind the refrigerator while I was gone. I don't know how long he has been there. But I couldn't find him for at least 10 minutes and my other bird was by his cage. He d… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed
Hi We have a male canary that looks unwell. He is fluffed up and breathing shallow. Can still fly and eating, but less. Just sitting on perches or edge of feeder 'huffing and puffing' and looking mise… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a pet canary whos been molting for about a couple
Hi, I have a pet canary who's been molting for about a couple of weeks now. Just today I noticed he's not flying around his cage like usual and his feathers look a bit fluffed, too. He's still eating,… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Our Canary is at least 10 years old and a week ago, he
Hi, Our Canary is at least 10 years old and a week ago, he fell off his perch and seemed to be having some kind of fit. Now he just sits on the floor of the cage, still eating and drinking, but unable… read more
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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started keeping himself puffed up, can this be a molting issue
I have a parotlette and recently he has started keeping himself puffed up, can this be a molting issue?… read more
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