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I rescued a one adolescent robin from our window well and
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I found an injured bird in the backyard. It appears to have
I found an injured bird in the backyard. It appears to have a broken leg and wing. How do I help it heal. I'm not sure what type of bird it is but it is a smaller sized one. Perhaps a wren or sparrow.… read more
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A young robin is on the ground near my apartment. Mother is on the railing of the upstair
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an 8 yr old cockateil who had a fit about 4 days ago
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