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My canary is sick, he has been wheezing, feathers are
second opinion] My canary is sick, he has been wheezing, feathers are puffed, making a clicking sound with his beak and ofcourse not singing, I have given him scatt for air sac mites a week ago but he… read more
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My canary is not singing and is puffed up. He is sometimes
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I can share a video, but my blue male finch is opening and
Hi - I can share a video, but my blue male finch is opening and closing it's beak, for weeks now, and no longer singing He does 'chatter' with his partner, but appears a bit fluffed … read more
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I have a problem with my zebra finch called White, can I
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My zebra finch chick may have something stuck in her throat.
my young zebra finch chick may have something stuck in her throat … read more
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I have gouldian finches that lately have developed a
I have gouldian finches that lately have developed a clicking in their breast it's not air sac mites I've been medicating them for air sac mites I've had the problem before I've had people tell me it'… read more
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Just got a new zebra finch pair today. One seems to open and
Just got a new zebra finch pair today. One seems to open and close his beak at intervals like he's chirping but has no voice. Since I literally just got him I have no idea whether or not it's normal f… read more
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My Lady Gouldian keep rubbing their beaks against the
Hello, My Lady Gouldian keep rubbing their beaks against the perches back and forth very aggressively , also one of them is fluffed up all the time … read more
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One of my finches keeps opening its mouth and closing it
One of my finches keeps opening its mouth and closing it nothing is coming out it's flying it moves b I did not notice this yesterday only noticed it this morningut I'm concerned … read more
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My bird is making a clicking noise when he breathes and
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I just got a female canary and I have a bit of concerns. I
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We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park.
We recently rescued a canary that someone dumped at a park. His nails were overgrown and had general signs of neglect. No avain vet near us. Today bird is clicking beak, fluffed up, sleeping perched, … read more
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My zebra finch has lost all feathers around her head and
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Hi, my canary has been sick since Sunday morning and I'm not sure what he has. I'm very worried about him.... … read more
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My zebra finch has lived with me for 6 months and now when I
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base of the beak mean my Lady Gouldian may have Air sac mites..rubs
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I have been raising exotic finches for over 25 years and have never run across this combination of symptoms.I am currently breeding Painted Finches (Emblema picta).One pair to each indoor cage.About 3… read more
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