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I acquired a parakeet from a private party in early March of
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My fifteen year old female parakeet started looking like she
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Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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