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My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
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I have a cockatiel. I kind of inherited him around 5 months
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I have a 20 year old cockatiel who flys around. He gets scared
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I just bought a cockatiel, and he needs his wings clipped to
I just bought a cockatiel, and he needs his wings clipped to keep him from flying. How do I do this?… read more
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I have a problem with my cockatiel. I have had him for almost
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I was trying to hand feed my two new parakeets millet when
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I just bought a parakeet this past Monday. He has not been
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I just got a cockatiel and the person who had her before me clipped her too short and she banged that area which is now swollen what should I do? She is eating and acting normally and I have confined … read more
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BA
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my parakeet does not have any movement in one of her claws
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Doctoral Degree
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