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I found a parakeet in the road of our neighborhood a couple
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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
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Is this live? It's a budgie. He had his first vet visit
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He is heavily breathing. No other symptoms. Can it be from
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We bought our parakeet Stormy a little over a week ago. The
We bought our parakeet Stormy a little over a week ago. The last couple of days she seems more quiet, not as playful, and seems to be fluffing her feathers a lot. We have also noticed what we believe … read more
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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
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My parrot picked at an orange that hold mold on it skin
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My parakeets feathers have been fluffed for days now. He
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