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My male cockatiel has an egg it looks like stuck to his chest???
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My pet cockatiel, Bugsy is 15 years old and started having
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My 19 yr old cockatiel had a stroke and keeps falling off
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My Cockatiel has been bitting at one of his feet for a while
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