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I have 13 cocatiels in a big avery one is plucking all her
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Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
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Our cockatiel isnt cherping, seems to have diarrhea, and wont
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i had two birds sharing the same cage one male cockatiel and
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Dr. Bob
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I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and
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my cockatiel has been very quiet, not flying, puffed up a lot,
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We have a cockatiel and our landlord is demanding we move the
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My cockatiel is 11 years old. She had laid eggs twice a year
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Dr. Pat
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I found a stray cockatiel bird on my porch when I got home
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My 5 yo male cockatiel is repetitively moving his tongue forward and back w/ his beak
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ive been watching my Aunts 13 yr old cockatiel for a few months
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What would you recommend for a female cockatiel with the following
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cockatiel stays in box will not fly or sing is eating a little.
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cockatiel: suddenly has missing short wing feathers..hisses..feed..pet
Dad's cockatiel suddenly has missing short wing feathers, and what appears to be blackish, scaly appearance in those areas and possibly around shoulders. She doesn't let us touch her, and hisses while… read more
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My cockatiel lost his voice , and now has a noticeable sound
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I just inherited an older cockatiel. She is probably ten years old or so. She has adjusted well to her new home but is missing my father who she was tightly bonded to. She has become fond of my husban… read more
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