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I've got two budgies - one of them (male) keeps his beak
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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My Budgie is 5 years old. Lately he has been sleeping a lot
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My Budgie has been having problems that seem to clear up and
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My budgie is very red at the top of the beak. His feather
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Salkin) Can you tell the age of this baby cockatiel by
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
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Hi, I hope you can help me. I have a parakeet whos beak is
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My Budgie has started to favor one foot. She seems to be getting
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my mccaw is years oldand his beak looks like it is not heathy
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Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches.
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My yellow budgies upper beak seems to look unhealthy/discolored.
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My four year old love bird has lost the use of it legs - hangs
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