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Is your finch sick or not well? Find out why.
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21 Jul 2018, 14:50

My two hens had a bath today and the pied hen had droopy wings and heavy breathing afterwards but it is better now. Is it normal?
My normal grey hen has a long nail with a very long quick so there is only a tiny bit of nail that can be clipped off, but it is risky. Should I leave the nail as it is when I clip their nails?
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Sincerely, Cathy
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22 Jul 2018, 18:19

Regarding the nails. Do the birds have natural perches in different thicknesses? That is the best way to have nature wear their nails down.
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22 Jul 2018, 21:21

Finchbreeder I am aware of that but does the quick grow on its own, the longer the nail is?
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23 Jul 2018, 05:25

Yep the vein will grow to match the nail length, small trims over time should reduce it, and work out the cause for the future to prevent, as for heavy breathing, sounds like a sick bird to me, enough sun ? Temperature ? ect, pics of setup may she'd some light.
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23 Jul 2018, 10:19

I am aware of that
You would be surprised how many people are not.
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23 Jul 2018, 12:55

Norse wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 05:25
Yep the vein will grow to match the nail length, small trims over time should reduce it, and work out the cause for the future to prevent, as for heavy breathing, sounds like a sick bird to me, enough sun ? Temperature ? ect, pics of setup may she'd some light.
Norse she was only like that straight after the bath but as she dried up she got better.
Have a nice day!
Sincerely, Cathy
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24 Jul 2018, 09:45

If you are aware of the answers to your questions before you ask them, does it not defeat the purpose of asking ?
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