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I have 2 lovebirds, one male and one female. the male has
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my finches are loosing feathers on the neck ,mostly the
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I have two lovebirds, one male and one female. Originally,
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My lovebird has a small abrasion on the top of one wing. I
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Doctoral Degree
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My female zebra finch has bald patches on her sides and back.
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My son purchased two canaries for me. They were supposed to
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I have a male star finch who is balding under his left wing.
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