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I noticed my budgie was limping across his perch on his
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I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is
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I adopted a 20 year old Mexican Redheaded Amazon two days ago
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My mothers canarys leg and foot is turning black. He has
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I have an 8 year old female budgerigar who is in generally
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budgies: really sick:( he falls off his perch..keeps falling..cage
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My Parakeet is favoring a foot while holding the other in the
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