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I have a 22 yr. old Eleanaor cockatoo, Becky. Last Friday
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Hi there. I have a sumatra hen (approx 1.5 yrs), whose leg
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My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This
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Two weeks ago, my parakeet was flying in the kitchen, and while
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I recently bought a parakeet and when transferring to the cage
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My pet galah is chewing at its foot and has chewed off one
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parakeet: year old male..Always seemed very healthy, chirps
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can I keep my breeding pair together year round...my hen is
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parakeet: they clipped her wings and put an ID collar on her..limping
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We recently acquired a Cockatiel approximately 2 weeks ago.
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