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I HAVE AN INDIAN NECK WHO IS IN TROUBLE. HE IS 20 YEARS OLD.
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Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy.
Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy. The last 12-18 hours she has been in distress. Here are the symptoms: She's chirping consistently - seems to be calling for help Listing t… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Ive had two parakeets for 12 days. Yesterday, when I came
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My first little parakeet died yesterday. I purchased him 2
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finch: not appear well and sits & softly chirps..she throws in there
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Our parakeet started puffing up the other day and is still
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Hi, hope you had a festive holiday. My question is this
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Dr. Elaine
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parakeet: vocal..became quiet and feathers ruffled..chirps
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a parakeet that has been bullied by another parakeet
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Doctoral Degree
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5 yo parakeet. has been perfectly healthy. at bottom of cage.
5 yo parakeet. has been perfectly healthy. at bottom of cage. feathers rough and puffed out. stumbling. clear liquid coming from nose.… read more
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my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . weve noticed
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parakeet: he looks doubled over, puffy feathers, favors one foot..cage
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I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
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Our one-year old English budgie (parakeet) has had the following
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