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My female canary, 2 1/2 yrs old, lost all her feathers only
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I have male cockatiel about 8 years old. He is paired/caged with a female cockatiel. They have been together for at least 2 years. The male seems sick with the following symptoms: 1) he is shaking/tre… read more
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A few months ago I purchased a female cocktiel for my two males.
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Dear Doctor, I have a two year old female cockatiel who
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Hi, We have 3 cockatiels, yes three. It started out with
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