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Our lovebird was out flying in house. My husband saw a
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Our budgie got caught in fly paper. She lost some feathers.
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My budgie has a growth on her lower back between wing tips.
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Dear Birdie Doctor, We are worried about our pet Budgie,
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