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There we just found that my chicken, Oreo has a bit of a
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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When I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of
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Is my budgie dying? Just the last few hours? I thought he
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I bought a parakeet from petsmart about a week or so ago. I
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My love bird injured one of her toes it's as sliced open and
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i have an indoor aviary with mixed finches i got 12 new ones delivered a few were puffy and sick looking this was a week ago, since 6 have died 3 new ones and 3 of my older ones nearly all of them loo… read more
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