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I have a budgie who is plucking his own feather and also his
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Our 7 year old budgie has had loose droppings and often
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
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I have a sick budgie. She is 7 years old. She lives with
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My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
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Hi,My 8 year old cockatiel has been losing feathers on his
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I have a budgie that has started pulling his feathers out on
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my Fischer lovebird seems slightly swollen in the lower stomach
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My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
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budgie: mites..itching and losing feathers around his neck..cage
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Hi I have a Major mitchell that is being hand reared and it
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My parakeet just had a molt (last week), and is now very itchy.
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We have a white budgie about 4 years old. She has become very
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