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Starting suddenly in the afternoon, bird puffed a little and
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Several days ago I sprayed my parakeets (2) with water Now
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A good friend of mine has a non-responsive parakeet. He's
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I have 12 parakeets, 7 in a very large flight cage and 5 in
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My bird is 3 mo. old and its feathers look too fluffed out
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My female parakeet has puffed out feathers and every once n awhile will stretch her n
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My 3-yr.-old male parakeet, Skyblue, has loose stools (diarrhea
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Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my nieces
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