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I bought a budgie and the breeder clipped one wing, but cut
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My bird is having a possible torn vent. 8 month old female
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I just purchased a Indian ring neck yesterday and today
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing clipping by the pet shop, and he keeps trying to fly but crashes into things and keeps breaking more feathers … read more
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He was with the breeder while i was away on his return he is
he was with the breeder while i was away on his return he is shaking and left wing has lost feathers wee soul does not look well … read more
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We think she has a dislocated leg. Her leg is unstable at
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My cockatiel flew into a table last week and hurt his wing.
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My 8 month old rosebreasted cockatoo injured his wing. I
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Her wing is held against her body but its being held higher
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Cockatiel is going through his first molt. He has broken
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I have a 5 month old african grey who came to us wuth flight
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Doctoral Degree
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My cockatiel, Birdy, who does not have clipped wing feathers, suffered a night fright abou
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duck: that is about 4 weeks old..getting quite large..dislocated
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hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started
hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started squawking loudly recently and now ive noticed she is losing feathers from her tummy area.When she does this loud squawking the boy has start… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers..clipped..her breeder
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eclectus: yr old female..she perches or when she walks..limps..metacam
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We just brought home a cockatiel just off formula. The first
We just brought home a cockatiel just off formula. The first night it was flapping at the bottom of the cage, and squawking. Every day after that the bird would tip over and lay on side and squawk. Th… read more
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