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is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Fri Mar 11 2016, 20:37

is my siskin ill or am I being paranoid?












also got these from a pet shop today

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Re: is this bird sick

Post  chrisp on Sat Mar 12 2016, 06:34

Doesn't look particularly I'll, might be overweight which is a problem with siskins check the bodyfat by blowing the feathers on its breast.
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  niallmeehan1408 on Sat Mar 12 2016, 07:08

Have to agree looks more overweight than sick . basic seed mix cut out fatty seeds and into a flight or large flight cage for a few weeks should be ok.


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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Mar 12 2016, 08:54

cheers boys, I have a massive budgie cage will that do?
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Red devil on Sat Mar 12 2016, 17:56

It looks to me that it is a hen and she could be fluffed up a little, has she laid any eggs ?
It's possible she could be egg bound
You could place some heat on her in the form of a electric light which help her if she is.
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Mar 12 2016, 20:51

hi devil, yes she is a hen and she hasn't laid any eggs yet im waiting to get for the temp to pick up more and I have put her in a big budgie cage with a heat lamp, would've put her in me aviary but its a bit cold atm

cheers sam

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Re is this bird sick

Post  perry on Mon Mar 14 2016, 21:37

Those mosaics you got from the pet shop dont look too bad , the hen looks quite good and both look good colour well done for buying them at a pet shop.
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Mon Mar 14 2016, 22:27

cheers perry, paid a fair price for them though
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Post  Red devil on Tue Mar 15 2016, 19:57

mosaicman44 wrote:hi devil, yes she is a hen and she hasn't laid any eggs yet im waiting to get for the temp to pick up more and I have put her in a big budgie cage with a heat lamp, would've put her in me aviary but its a bit cold atm

cheers sam

How's the hen doing ?
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Tue Mar 15 2016, 20:04

if you,ve got an outside flight stick the siskins in the cold wont bother them and it will get the fat off
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Wed Mar 16 2016, 15:20

chucked her out in the aviary she started to look real rough so brang her back in and put her in a 6 foot cage
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Sun Mar 20 2016, 16:53

hows the hen doing m8
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Mon Mar 21 2016, 22:15

seems to be looking a lot better cheers , thanks for the help and thanks for asking Very Happy
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Post  niallmeehan1408 on Tue Mar 22 2016, 08:52

great news cheers cheers


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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Apr 02 2016, 21:23

bit of an update on me birds, got 1 pair of mosaics laying a clutch, 1 pair of mosaics n 2 pairs of red blacks just finished making nests and me siskin egg!! redpolls arnt doing too much just feeding each other.

any advice on breeding me siskins and what to do with the polls

cheers sam
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Sat Apr 02 2016, 22:15

still early for brits m8 few more weeks they,ll start nesting
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Apr 02 2016, 22:29

ohh cheers for that, what do I do with my siskin pair that have a egg ?
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Sat Apr 02 2016, 22:42

Didn't c siskins had layed just give live food egg food n dandilions


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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Apr 02 2016, 23:46

alright cheers Darren will get some dandelions tomo Very Happy
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Sat Apr 16 2016, 14:53

checked this morning and I have two chicks Very Happy
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Red devil on Wed Apr 20 2016, 12:46

All sounds good then
Onward and upward.

Good luck with them
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Wed Apr 20 2016, 21:46

thanks red devil, got them all ring up now. had 4 but the ck killed two so took him out n they seem fine

atb sam
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Thu Apr 21 2016, 06:32

Well done m8
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  mosaicman44 on Thu Apr 21 2016, 15:24

cheers Darren, I only have one chick now, don't think shes liking the rings as she rips there legs off what shall I do?
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Re: is this bird sick

Post  Darren.lax on Thu Apr 21 2016, 17:20

Put a plaster over the ring it blends it in with the leg works most of the time

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