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I took a few finches that plucked themselves or were
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
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I have a new Molaccan Cockatoo (to me of 2years) she's 13years.
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I have a 2 year Goffin cockatoo. I bought him about 2 weeks
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I have a female Cockatoo. Ive had her for 4months. When I
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Hi, my parakeet has been plucking feathers for awhile around
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Every male Parrotlet Ive had has had a feather plucking problem.
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Hello, I have a female parakeet that broke a blood feather
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I have 2 parakeets in the same cage one is fine the other slucks
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This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could
This is long but I wanted to give you his history as it could maybe help with the answer to my question. I recently (3 weeks ago) bought a Green Winged Macaw from a breeder and was told he's a male. S… read more
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My mothers blue crown conure has always been a handful but
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My 3 year old parakeet, Pip, has always been a groomer, but
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although i mite spray my budgie he still keeps pulling his
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Hello, Today I acquired a ringnecked parakeet that had its
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Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my nieces
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