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I heard a story on NPR several years ago saying that caged
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
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We have four finches(two cages. two in each). They were all
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My boss bought some birds for our workplace. There are three
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We have had our Canary for about 4 years now. The past week
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