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My cockateil was born this year february 1 i bought him
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My male budgie is around 5yrs old Ive noticed under his
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My parakeet seems to be losing an awful lot of feathers. I
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My make budgie is going through a very bad molt, or so I
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My budgie is a little fluffed up today, bald patches around
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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We have a love bird with a rip in his skin under his left
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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One of his eyes has something wrong with it. It's hard to
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We adopted a budgie from a shelter a week ago. He has a bald
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I think my bird is self mutilating but I can't tell. A
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oopiedoc
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hi, i wanted to update you on dusty the parakeet. he is still
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Hi, I keep 5 budgies in a large indoor avery, they get a good
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blue fronted amazon: beak..patches..patchy..spray spots on the corners
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