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I have a 12 year old cockatiel that started having problems
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My cockatiels beak recently grew to a point that it looked
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I don't understand what's going on with my cockatiel. My mom
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a zebra finch, who is the father to a clutch now in
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My cockatiel had a groth growing just under his tounge ive
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My sunconure parrot has broken s lower beak in half. As he
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My 10 year old cockatiel has a small growth next to the crack
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a cockatiel, 2 years old. Recently his beak grew so
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Hello, I have a 17 year old African Grey (Congo), and in the
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Doctoral Degree
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my vet could not do my cockatiels beak,said it was splitting.a
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