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She acted like her wing was hurting so i looked at it and it
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
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hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
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Hi, I have been given an Alexandrine parrot who is approximately
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Dr. Dan
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i bought a young budgie from a pet store this morning . When
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my red headed finch is shaking and not able to fly up to his
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canary: healthy..past week, he has lost dime-sized patches..his wings
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I have a two and half year old female cockatiel who is generally
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Do cockatiels generally breath through their mouth and what
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My Cockatiel was sitting one day and then lifted up her wing
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I live in ct she out during the day but I bring her in at dusk.
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Yesterday morning I went to uncover my cockatiel and I noticed
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cockatiel: 15-year old..year old male..wing..fallen out and are bloody
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