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Doctoral Degree
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our female conure who is approx 15 to 20 years old has for
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I have an African Grey and is 10 yrs old. In the last few
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Dr. Bob
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I have a 42 year old yellow headed Amazon that has being having
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I have a 11 year old parakeet whose claws are curling up so
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Doctoral Degree
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