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I have 2 society finches and noticed them wiping their beaks
Hi there. I have 2 society finches and noticed them wiping their beaks on the perch but I thought they were just cleaning food off of them. A little bit ago One of my finches was opening his beak for … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I found a house finch with conjunctivitis should I try and
I found a house finch with conjunctivitis should I try and treat it or put the bird down … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 6 zebra finches. My white male is puffed up and keeps
I have 6 zebra finches. My white male is puffed up and keeps putting its head under its wing. One of my females keeps pecking at his head (beak/eye) area. … read more
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DrRoyC
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One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and will not/can not close it. It's 50 degrees here and she looks otherwise healthy. She's separated herself from the flock and is all puffed u… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a pet zebra finch who was cohabiting with another
I have a pet zebra finch who was cohabiting with another zebra finch who pulled out the feathers around her neck and shoulders. I've since separated them, and almost all feathers have grown back excep… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We just got a society finch from the pet store. Since we
We just got a society finch from the pet store. Since we have gotten her/ him home, its mouth ad has been opening and closing non stop … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a
hi I have two birds that had babies and unfortunately after a while the mother attacked the father so I had to separate them in different cages I have the cages close together so the father can see th… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 finches who are in perfect health. My neighbors
I have 2 finches who are in perfect health. My neighbors gave me his, who he is older and couldn't care for him. But the bird is sick feathers missing and can't sing or fly well .he eats well and drin… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
5,404 satisfied customers
A 3yr old cockatiel has heavy breathing, feathers puffed
a 3yr old cockatiel has heavy breathing, feathers puffed up,and droppings watery.and seems tired all day. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Zebra Finch has a growth or something on the side of his
My Zebra Finch has a growth or something on the side of his beak. What is it? Is he ok? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock,
Hello Doctor, 14 chickens (5 lb) and 1 rooster (7 lb) flock, 15 months old. I give them Wazine every 3 months. I've treated them 3 times in a row with Corid. They had gap worms from the beginning but … 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
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
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Re Female gouldian finch. She lost facial feathers already
Re Female gouldian finch. She lost facial feathers already more than a year ago, not due to picking by male. Tried to manage with vitamin that contains iodine, but no improvement. She has been with a … read more
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Dr. Lisa
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I live in honolulu, HI and my friend found an african finch
I live in honolulu, HI and my friend found an african finch a day befor thanksgiving that was obviously sick with some type of infection. I took it to my vet and he told me that it has a terminal dise… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
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I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers almost since I got him 2 months ago. in the last 4-5 days he has been breathing heavily and labored and appears to be trying to regurgitat… read more
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Dr. Lisa
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Our Zebra finch (Male) is not doing well.Losing feathers around
Our Zebra finch (Male) is not doing well.Losing feathers around head and neck, breathing heavy, lethargic, not flying well, upper beak is getting deformed looking(bumpy), and puffed up looking. He doe… read more
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Dr. Pat
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My lovebird chicks start going light a couple of months after
My lovebird chicks start going light a couple of months after fledging. I treat them for coccidiosis and they don't die but don't put the weight back on despite seeming to eat well… read more
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Dr. Pat
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cockatiel: wing..It looked like he had plucked his feathers.
Several days ago my cockatiel was moved into another room of the house because I am painting. The next morning, he had a sore the size of a quarter on his side, below his wing. It looked like he had p… read more
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