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I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a
I had my canary for about three months and I brought him a toy that has three small mirrors hanging. Since then he kept playing with it and clicks on it with beak most of the time. I kept the mirror f… read more
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My ringneck dove is lethargic and weak, she's sneezing a lot
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My canary is 12 1/2 years old and blind. He has been my best
My canary is 12 1/2 years old and blind. He has been my best singer ever…but not this year😒. He is puffed up. I have a heating pad on the top and bottom of the cage. Is there anything else I can do t… read more
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My canary has stoped singing and ruffled feathers stays at
my canary has stoped singing and ruffled feathers stays at bottom of cage,i have his cage under a heat lamp now he is still eating,what else can i do for him? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My male canary lately whines a lot. He is still active,
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I have two canary one is puffed up and breathing heavy and
Hi I have two canary one is puffed up and breathing heavy and rocking back and forth … read more
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About a week ago I noticed that my canary made a soft noise
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I have a canary. He used to sing daily. Now, he moves his
I have a canary. He used to sing daily. Now, he moves his mouth like he is trying to sing, but there is no sound. My wife thinks he may have something stuck in his throat. Is this possible? … read more
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August Abbott, CAS
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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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a tangerine ringneck dove who seems to be having some
Hello! I have a tangerine ringneck dove who seems to be having some issues. I'm not sure what the issue is but I think she's maybe constipated? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He seems to be loosing lots of weight. He eats pellet and
He seems to be loosing lots of weight. He eats pellet and seed mix and I have seen him eating, yet still he looks thin. I give him oyster shell as well. He also hasn't been singing as much but his exc… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when
Well he is sitting in his feed bowl. I notice that when inside the house he is a little puffed up but when I take him outside in his cage he doesn't puff up. Occasionally he will sit on branch but 95 … read more
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I think he has gout. His feet are swollen. I did have a bird
I think he has gout. His feet are swollen. I did have a bird with gout a few years ago ad I cannot remember how I treated him but it worked … read more
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I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I
Hello Dr. Pat. I have an elderly ringneck dove that has a blackened beak. I am looking for help. Is there a charge for your assistance?… read more
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I have a canary, around 6 yrs old, who has something wrong
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I have a male canary. Have had him for two years living in a
I have a male canary. Have had him for two years living in a sunny apartment. From the beginning he would sing all the time, loud and long. Approximately 6 months ago he stopped singing. He was obviou… read more
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My ringneck dove has been sitting either at the bottom of his
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Dr. Bob
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I have a sick canary sits on purch head down looks like it
I have a sick canary sits on purch head down looks like it is breathing hard sometimes fall off it's purch feathers are puffed up does not sing or cherp just a quiet peep all the time eats good and dr… read more
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