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In 2011 I rescued a 7 year old Goffin's Cockatoo. He had
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She was out flying about a week ago when she fell and
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps
Hello My Cockatiel seems not able to fly anymore, she keeps crashing. … read more
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I have a Goffin Cockatoo, he is rescued. he was wing
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years.
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Dr. Jo
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BA
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I live in IL. I was walking in Chicago this afternoon
I live in IL. I was walking in downtown Chicago this afternoon and came upon a small bird that seemed injured and cold. It allowed me to pick it up and place it in a paper bad. It stayed quiet for som… read more
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Dr. Bob
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My female budgie cant fly, she use to but since mating (she
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hi, we have a goffin cockatoo who has a feather problem , and
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i have a 4 year sulphur crested cockatoo(male), he has bare
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Doctoral Degree
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Is there any way to stop my cockatoo from pulling out feathers?
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I am rehabilitating two young magpies that were injured in
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I just adopted a 5 year old African Grey Parrot. In the past,
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