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I got a 4 month old cockatiel about a week ago he has lost a
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I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and
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cockatiel: up feathers behind head..undigested seed,in it..cage
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
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My Cockatiel seems to be ill. It stays down in the bottom
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My cockatiel is about 7 years old and for the past few days
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my budgerigar has become very listless. She also seems to have
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