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My blue & gold macaw keeps picking all his feather out.Ive
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My ten year old budgie first lost a small patch of feathers
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Hi there, I have a s/c cockatoo that is about 6/7 months old.
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hi my african grey has pulled out the feathers around his legs,
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Hi Doctors, I apologize for the length of this e-mail but
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Our blue/gold macaw has been a plucker before and since we
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Good morning! Woke up this morning to find my Blue & Gold
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