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I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a
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He is scratching and pecking himself a LOT. Do I have to pay
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I have 1 year old female canary - -rumped seedeater. When I
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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About a week ago I noticed that my canary made a soft noise
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Keeps jumping from perch to perch. Canary, I bough him, they
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a canary that I thought was molting because he was
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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my canary has his lost his feathers just around the head and
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I noticed my canary scratching, pecking, fluffing.... He is
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My canary has sore legs. Have tried scaly leg treatment and
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Doctoral Degree
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canary: healthy..past week, he has lost dime-sized patches..his wings
I bought a young male canary from a pet store a 2 weeks ago. At that time he had a full set of healthy feathers. In the past week, he has lost dime-sized patches of feathers under his wings, head, nec… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
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