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His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop
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My female cockatiel of 9 months has had issues since the day
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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He has some pink feathers growing in, he just recently
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My cockatiel has a bit of blood in his poop, only one today
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My Cockatiel has just been scratching a lot and losing
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
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45,734 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has broken off her tailfeathers. 8months old.
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Hi,I have a 17 to 18-year-old cockatiel and his face is starting
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Hi, Ive had my cockatiel for well over a year now and it always
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Dr. Pat
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cockatiel: my 6 year..matted..going on much longer than normal..eyes
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