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I have a finch and he isn't flying around his cage like
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August Abbott, CAS
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My zebra finch is acting different. His head is cocked to
My zebra finch is acting different. His head is cocked to one side and it looks like he's having trouble flying. There's not many small bird vets in the area to take him to. … read more
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My son had two zebra finches and one died last week. He'd
My son had two zebra finches and one died last week. He'd like for the bird to have a partner. What advice can you give for introducing a new finch to another one? The remaining one seems healthy. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I'm concerned about my Zebra finch,, he's about 5-7 months
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My budgie has attacked my one Zebra Finch. Many feathers
My budgie has attacked my one Zebra Finch. Many feathers plucked off to the point of the wings being raw at the joint. … read more
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My bird is a zebra finch, I've had for about a week. She
Hello, my bird is a zebra finch, I've had for about a week. She seems very lethargic last day or so and feathers are puffed up. Her noises aren't loud any anymore. And she used to fly once i came near… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a pair of zebra finches. I've noticed today that the
I have a pair of zebra finches. I've noticed today that the female is bleeding from the tail area and it looks like she is missing feathers … read more
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DrNickiDVM
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Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple
Thanks for asking! Looking for some answers. I have a couple of finches that had 3 babies a month ago now they seem to atack their own babies finch two of the babies are very skinny mom and dad feed t… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
My apartment is newly furnished last month, can I live in
Hi, my apartment is newly furnished last month, can I live in this apartment with my pet finches? … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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We have our first zebra finch chick out of the nest. It
We have our first zebra finch chick out of the nest. It doesnt have any feathers on its back and although very energetic, it cannot perch or fly. It only moves around on the cage floor. What could be … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
I have a 12 year old zebra finch who in the past 3 days has
Hello, my name is***** have a 12 year old zebra finch who in the past 3 days has been limping and putting weight only on his right foot and retracting his left foot up. he can still jump around and fl… read more
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Dr. Bryd
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My bird is sick. Zebra finch. Started today. He lives in a
Yes. He lives in a large cage with one other finch … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage.
I brought him home and two escaped puttihg then in the cage. I have caught one in a pillow case in a darker room. I have not been able to get the other one. Is the pillow case harmful. It did not seem… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My zebra finch is walking around on the floor with his head
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I am a new Zebra finch owner. I have had my Zebra finch couple
I am a new Zebra finch owner. I have had my Zebra finch couple (Fred and Ethel) for only 3 weeks. I put a nesting box and nesting material in their cage. Fred and Ethel have been filling their nest wi… read more
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Dr. B.
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Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping on one side. Until last night, she was in a very large cage (approximately 5-1/2 feet high) and had no problem in getting to the top … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
266 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two female zebra finches that I recently bought. I provided
I have two female zebra finches that I recently bought. I provided them with a nest (to sleep in) and to my surprise within a week they started laying eggs. I let them sit on the eggs for about three … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. Bruce

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Dr. MD Stafford

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BVMS MRCVS

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