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Re: grandmother's finches keep dying

Posted by TJ on 10/17/07
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    On 8/06/07, karen wrote:
    > On 8/05/07, shannon wrote:
    >> my grandmother originally aquired about 7 finches from a
    >> friend. she has them in a huge cage in a house that gets
    >> hardly any sunlight at all. over the past couple of
    >> months, one by one their feathers around their necks has
    >> been falling out and eventually they die. she is now down
    >> to 5 and doesn't know what to do. what could be the reason
    >> for this? i would appreciate any help on this matter to
    >> pass on to my grandmother.
    >
    >
    > http://www.finches.org/f-sick.mgi
    >
    > see above & a vet
    > probably an easy fix if you do not wait too long\

    The Finches might have mites! Feathers falling out is one of
    the signs. Mites will kill them by sucking their blood.