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Male canary doesn't sing. He'll open his beak and it just
Male canary doesn't sing. He'll open his beak and it just sounds like he's clearing his throat. He's always puffy too. … read more
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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
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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
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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
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My canary seems to be moulting continually, he eats wells,
My canary seems to be moulting continually, he eats wells, drinks plenty but sings not a peep. Any suggestions… read more
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I have a canary who stopped singing and is only making a croaking
I have a canary who stopped singing and is only making a croaking noise. He eats well and is active and appears to have normal stool. Is he alright ? Is there anything I can give him?… read more
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Canary: is about 1yr old, when I first got him he sang a lot
My Canary is about 1yr old, when I first got him he sang a lot. Now he doesn't sing at all he just peeps. He was molting but I think that is over for now, can you tell me why he doesn't sing any more.… read more
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I have had my canary for 9 years, dont know how old when I
I have had my canary for 9 years, don't know how old when I got him. He's stopped singing doesn't fly, lives his life on the cage bottom. Eats well & drinks. Sleeps a lot & appears to be rocking forwa… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: was 3 months old when I brought him home at the end of october
I have a young canary . They said he was 3 months old when I brought him home at the end of October. He was so happy the first month. I have a canary cd which was helping him sing. Peeped all day.. th… read more
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canary: came home..favoring..signs of bleeding or a caught nail..mites
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How to handle very noisy lovebirds? These birds have woken the entire house with their loud squawking. They'll get up early in the morning (5. a.m.) and began screeching. They've become so noisy that … read more
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I just picked up a used canary and when I put the cage in
I just picked up a "used" canary and when I put the cage in its place at my house I noticed it making a few clicking noises with his beak. After doing some research I found the clicking come up a lot … read more
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canary: eat as well as millet seed and I change the sand sheets
I have had my canary for 15 months and he has a beautiful song but he hasn't sung now for several months - has gone through moulting recently but he is now clear but all I hear from him is a pathetic … read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: 9 months old..healthy..hand feeding him, he goes..listless
I have a canary that is 9 months old. He was healthy and singing up until 3.5 weeks ago, since then he has been on the bottom of his cage. He is eating and I have been hand feeding him, he goes throug… read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have had my Canary 2 years, he was 1 year when I got him.
I have had my Canary 2 years, he was 1 year when I got him. He has been sick ever since he came home with me. He quit singing and stay's puffed up all of the time. The vet (not avian) has filled him f… read more
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My canary has always sung beautifully. He recently molted
My canary has always sung beautifully. He recently molted even his tail feathers. He is only chirping now occasionally and is not singing. What do I need to do to assist him in singing again. He gets … read more
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red canary - feathers are changing from deep orange to white.
red canary - feathers are changing from deep orange to white. bird appears fine - also not singing as much… read more
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Hello, My Canary looks OK, but he has stopped singing cept
Hello, My Canary looks OK, but he has stopped singing 'cept for peeps & an occasional chirp. He's sitting on the floor of the cage in the daytime & sitting on his perches at nite. He is eating, hasn't… read more
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