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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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Canary is losing feathers. I got him after Christmas so I
canary is losing feathers. I got him after Christmas so I was wondering if this is stress of moving … 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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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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We have a yellow canary that has not been singing anymore.
Hi we have a yellow canary that has not been singing anymore. He makes squeaky sounds likes he needs oil. What would cause this … read more
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I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary,
I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary, a little over a year old. I realize canaries will molt once per year. Is this too early for the bird to start a molt? He has been less activ… read more
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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
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My male canary is not molting, not singing but does a lot of
My male canary is not molting, not singing but does a lot of chirping is only 2-3 yrs old. I think he's not feeling well? His "poops" may be not too solid & he is sleeping & puffing into a wee ball wh… read more
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Dr. Dan
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My African Grey parrot is a rescue and I do not know how old
My African Grey parrot is a rescue and I do not know how old he is, but I was told by a bird vet that he was an "old bird". Within the last 2 weeks he lost a larger group of feathers than normal and t… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hello, I have a very old canary (I think well over 10 years,
Hello, I have a very old canary (I think well over 10 years, he belonged to my Mum but we have had him for several years). He has been a really wonderful singer but in the last 6 months he has malted … read more
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I have a red factor canary apox 1 year old he was a lovley
I have a red factor canary apox 1 year old he was a lovley singer but he started to lose his feathers and coulor and stopped singing apox 2 months ago, his feathers and coulor are now starting to come… read more
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We have a canary that is starting to sit on the bottom of the
We have a canary that is starting to sit on the bottom of the cage. He is breathing rapidly and feathers are puffed out. Droppings were stuck to him this morning. He is still eating.… read more
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Canary: He looks and acts health but does not sing I have a cd i play
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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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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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canary: puffed up..given a treatment at the vets office for mites
Why would a male canary stand puffed up ? He is eating and drinking regularly. He was given a treatment at the vet's office for mites as he had been picking at his own stomach and top of legs. The vet… 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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