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My budgie is having trouble gripping the bars on his cage.
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My budgie is about 5 years old and within the last
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My 1 and 1/2 year old pet budgie, "Romeo", doesn´t seem to
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My budgie is limpy. He cant stay on the twig without falling
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budgies: wonderful little fellow about four years old..perfect health
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I have an 8 year old female budgerigar who is in generally
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Our little budgie has hurt his leg, he can still walk and climb
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Hi, My Budgie has recently stopped sitting on her perches.
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budgies: really sick:( he falls off his perch..keeps falling..cage
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parakeet: it 10 years old..fluffed up and sleeping (on his perch.)
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I have a four month old quaker. Practicing step ups His feet
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budgie: beak and feet..stopped chirping..bottom of the cage..treat
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Doctoral Degree
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TOE NAILS MISSING Im considering a young grey missing 3 toe
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Doctoral Degree
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My 42-year old female Amazon got a leg cramp . As I was about
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