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anonymous - 2013-10-31
Hi, i have 2 diamond doves. One is white in color and the other is sort of bluish. The person at the pet store said they are young and would look like other doves when they grow up. I would like a pair but i am still unable to determine their gender. I dont know their ages. Can someone help me in finding out their ages. And how long will it take to be sure of their genders. By the way i bought them a week ago. :) thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-01
    They told you they are 'young' but you'll need to ask the people you got them from for an exact age if you need one.  They can be sexed at about 6 months of age and the 'Breeding/Reproduction' section above provides answers to your questions.
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Bau5 - 2013-10-30
I have a 6month old orange winged Amazon and he already talks, knows his name and responds to you. I feed him sunflower seeds, guava, apple slices etc. I read online that they can't chocolate so I keep it away from him

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Kathleen - 2012-12-22
I have these beautiful little society finches and I need some advice please. I've had 8 together and they have all lived very long healthy lives between 10 and 12 years. The last two of this group are quite elderly and one is failing. I'm keeping them warm and they are eating very well. My question and big concern is. What can I do in the event I loose one of the 2 to help the lone bird? I love them dearly and I'm very concerned about the event of having one elderly bird on it's own. I am hoping not to introduce another bird because this will continue to play occur. Is there something I can do to provide comfort and a happy environment for a lone older bird in this situation? I want to prepare for this in case this does play out this way. Thank you for any help and suggestions. Kathleen

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-22
    On average a finch will need only 5-7 days to come to terms with the loss of a companion. This time is mostly allowed so the finch understands that the dead finch really isn't coming back.

    If you don't supply your finch with a new companion at the end of that week he/she may indeed appear to still be depressed. This is normal. Not so much that he/she is still mourning the loss, rather the finch is simply lonely. In time and if you are around more often the finch may perk up and appear happier. This happens when the finch starts to view you as part of the flock. A mirror in the cage can also help the finch cope with being alone but note that some aggressive species may feel threatened by their own reflection.


  • Roger - 2013-01-16
    Helpful post and great sharing. Some thngis in here I haven't thought about before, I would like to use this moment to say that I really love this blog. It's been a good resource of information for me. Thank you so much!
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-29
    Last week i buy 4 social finch and a month later i hade 5 eggs they where so little i ne imagine to be that littlethen two weeks later there was baby chicks it was amasing
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Isabel - 2010-07-30
I have two Budgerigars and my male Ocean is perched perfectly but my Fe male is fluffed up, Do you think I should take her to the Vet, she sneezes but there is no change in the eating habits or her poop.

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  • Chris Miilu - 2013-10-27
    If your Parakeet sneezes and is fluffled up, she is probably very ill.  I just lost an adored female Keet; she was sneezing at night and then for two days she sat in her mirror fluffed up.  I took her to an Avian vet and they xrayed her - she was congested and ill.  Put her on meds, but it was already too late.  Take your Keet to the vet now!
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Louise - 2013-10-26
My female dove has laid an egg and she is holding her head beneath her body is this normal? She shakes a bit too. I was wondering if maybe she is getting ready to lay another egg. If anyone has info please contact me at weezie48@hotmail.com. Thank You.

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rami - 2012-06-16
hi there can i have some help my Norwich Canary is having like a white spot on his eye and he is keep seating on the floor of the cage !!! Any advice thanks in advance

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-16
    Don't know what the white spot is but if they are on the bottom of the cage there is usually some sort of trouble.  I would place a heating pad on low wrapped in a towel on the bottom of the cage so he can get warmer if he needs to.  You could also put a litght on half the cage with a towle on the bottom.  If he isn't up and around by Monday, I would take him to a vet.  If he is fluffed up and not eating - I'd try and get him to a vet ass soon as possible.  Main thing right now is to make sure he can get to heat if he needs to.
  • viorel moise - 2013-10-25
    Hi the bird can't see anymore and is blind, you have to cut out sugar.
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Adel - 2013-03-07
Hey I just got Canary Norwich but their color a little bit Yellow How can make dark Yellow ? and what should I feed them to make the Orange color ??? Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-08
    Feeding carrots can turn a orange one, dark orange but will not turn a yellow orange.  It may darken it but I am not postive.
  • viorel moise - 2013-10-25
    You can feed red beets and help to get nice orange color but you have to give some colorants like BOGHINA.
  • viorel moise - 2013-10-25
    Feed your Norwich the same color like BOGHINE, it is a suppliment wich you add to egg food.
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Michelle - 2013-10-16
Hello, new to this site and could really use some help, I found a beautiful white dove and so sweet by a ditch at a local Walmart. I brought her or him home and have been trying to bond with her...I've gone on different sites to get more knowledge of white doves and give her the proper care. I've tried everything, she won't let me scratch her head she's only coo'd twice or so that I know of, she's very skittish, she shakes if I get too close but also this is not always... She seems to really respond to high pitch talking and she's played with my earring while it was in my hand... She's ate out of my hand etc. I'm not sure and don't want to push her, I've tried to feed her bread and nothing... Idk what I'm doing wrong please help?

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  • Louise - 2013-10-24
    I had the same problem with my female dove but I was just patient and she finally started coming and landing on my shoulder and even now when I go to pet her she shys away but then comes back. Mine just laid her first egg today so I am excited to see what goes from here. I am also new at raising doves I have a male and a female. My male was easier to train. But like I say just be patient and keep trying she will come around.
  • Louise - 2013-10-26
    I had the same problem with my female just be patient and she will bond with you it takes time but she will.
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Sunny - 2010-03-17
I Had a 4 year old male spectacled amazon, who is looking for a girl friend :)
It is very hard for me to find a female spectacled amazon, did anybody know a breeder sale the baby female spectacled amazon?

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  • Mary Ellis - 2010-12-11
    I have a lovely female white fronted amazon called tilly and I am either looking for a male friend for her or will be willing to let her go for a minimum amount, or maybe if wishing to breed a baby please let me know.
  • mary - 2010-12-11
    Don't know whether you still have your male white front but need one urgently or am willing to do a breeding thing with my female. Let me know.
  • Mary Ellis - 2011-01-14
    Hi I have a female white fronted amazon who lost her mate last year and is desperate to find another man to share the rest of her life with. If you still have your young man or are looking for a lady for him please let me know. I am sure we can come to some arrangement.
  • linda - 2013-03-19
    do you still have your female white amazon? we are looking for a mate for our male white fronted amazon.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female also and would love to breed her. Who has a male?
  • Daniel Dolinger - 2013-10-21
    I have a 3 year old female 
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Peggy Brown - 2013-10-21
I have a 6 month old male LSC. He is so sweet and funny, he loves me but bites my husband. When we first brought him home he was fine with both me and my husband. After about a week home my husband was gone on travel for a week, when he got back things were different. Trying to decide whether or not to keep this bird, I have no problem with him, he has bitten me but he gets a time out for that. My husband can pet him but cannot pick him up a lot of the time because he knows he may get bitten. Had a session with a trainer/behaviorist for the biting issues, distraction works pretty well but for my husband it does not work.

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