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I have a cockatiel. We just noticed that something is off
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My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
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my 15 year old cockatiel is very quiet, feathers fluffed up,
my 15 year old cockatiel is very quiet, feathers fluffed up, trembles a little, pants a little, also sometimes his droppings are very green. From being very tame and always ready for a fly or even jus… read more
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My friends cockatiel has wavy primary flight feathers and
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Our eight year old female cockateil..distended..bottom of her cage
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