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Hello Dr. I rescued a small white wing dove from a larger adult
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Hello, fifteen days ago we rescued a 1-2 day old sparrow(by
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I found a baby sparrow that was only about a day old. It is
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my half moon conure may have fallen from the top of its cage
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I rescued an English Budgie from a pet store 4 wks today.
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Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls
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