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My female zebra finch is puffed up and not active. Her mate
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My zebra finch has lived with me for 6 months and now when I
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I rescued a rosy finch a couple weeks ago. It had lost all
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Why is my zebra male plucking all the feathers from his flanks
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Hi good morning, I have a society finch that I've had for
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I think my parakeet is constipated. She has been very sluggish
I think my parakeet is constipated. She has been very sluggish and I don't see too much bird poo on the cage floor. Also, her anus appear red and she is biting around that area. What can I do to help … read more
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Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo
Hi Dr. Pat, I tried to answer you, but it cost again. Roo is a bit better and thanks for all of your well thought out suggestions. I live 2 hours away from a good Vet in Ottawa, Canada. Roo wouldn't d… read more
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I am a new parakeet owner, only had the guy for four days. He is hyper
I am a new parakeet owner, only had the guy for four days. He is hyperactive on the bottom of the cage, jumping around, then he'd just hang out on the bottom of the cage. He would fluff up randomly an… read more
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I have a 3-4 year old female parakeet that is by herself and
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I have a large aviary with 6 finches, I have two owl. One
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I have a pair of Gouldian finches , 4 eggs hatched yesterday.
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We have had our canary for three weeks now. He has been perky
We have had our canary for three weeks now. He has been perky and happy; singing some throughout the day. Today when I uncovered him he was in his nest and didn't come out like he has in the past. Now… read more
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Our love bird is not chirping and he appears to be a bit unbalance,
Our love bird is not chirping and he appears to be a bit unbalance, also he is not climbing around the cage like he normally does nor does he want to fly very far. This has been over the last few days… read more
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I have an outside cage 8X6" and have 20 zebra finches in it
I have an outside cage 8'X6" and have 20 zebra finches in it. Three months ago I lost one to a puffy red foot. Not dry or scaly. I washed it, put a weak solution of peroxide on it with a Q tip, then v… read more
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Hi I breed zebra finches and australian finches. In the last
Hi I breed zebra finches and australian finches. In the last 2 days I have lost 8 zebra finches. They started to look fluffed up and were wet around their vents with diahorrea. I have isolated the bir… read more
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I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always playing with them. He won't step up onto my hand but he doesn't fly away either. He won't eat "people" food but loves his daily seed an… read more
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three finches and one parakeet. Is it a good idea to have these two birds together? Also, I'm worried about nutrition and health. In the past, th… read more
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