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I have a parakeet that is very sick. I took her to a vet
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I HAVE A PARAKEET THAT IS SICK AND HAS BEEN FEW MONTHS. SHE
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A few minutes ago I found my parakeet on the bottom of the
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my son has a female parakeet maybe 8 yrs. old . weve noticed
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parakeet: sickness..diareaha, puffed up feathers..eats..weighs
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I have a young parakeet that has been puffing up his feathers
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Why would a parakeet just suddenly die Just laying on the
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Our parakeets feathers are puffed out, he is not chirping,
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My 5 year..regurgitating..food near a toy onto the bottom of his cage
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