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My female budgerian can't fly for it's like she doesn't have
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I accidentally slightly stepped on it It was able to fly
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My budgie is around 3yrs old & lost her tail and wing
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Bubbles, my 1 year old budgie is itchy around her bottom.
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Hi, I live on a farm two hours soth of Sydney, Australia and
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
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I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a blue orpington (1 year old) who has suddenly appeared
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cockatiel: He sleeps for most of the day and eats about once a day.
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My budgie is on the ground, his wings sort of open to keep
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One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom
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Hi there. I changed my budgies food a few days ago and he
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My budgie has the following symptoms. can you tell me what
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Hi I have a budgie whom I am not sure if he is really sick
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