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Ihave had 4 macaws had. i have had my 4 macaws for many
hi i have had my 4 macaws for many years 3 females and 1 male who is bonded with one . paco a blue and gold has recently lost a lot of weight., so i have been feeding him more and he eats a lot but is still very thin he is very thirsty and drinks frequently and prefers to drink out of my. healthy fishtank is that a bad idea? i worry about macaw wasting disease could this be caught from my chickens outside? they [macaws] all go outside on the deck and into the trees during the day to play … read more
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I have a 2 1/2 Blue and Gold Macaw. He had a sore leg for a
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I have a Quaker Parakeet and one of his feet does not open
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I was just given a macaw with very long nails and very long
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I took three of my macaws in to get their annual well checkup
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My Blue and Gold Macaw hangs by one foot and makes a grunting
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Our bird, 10 yr. old cockatiel, fell from top of cage (4 feet)
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My B&G Macaw broke a new tail feather off tonight at skin level!
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