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I have a cockatiel who's been with us for 17 years. I
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I just got a baby lovebird. Breeder was worried it wasn't
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My son has a cockatiel that is between 2.5 and 3 years old.
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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
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Old cockatiel, falling off perch and sitting on bottom of cage, just fell off and is bleeding but seems fine otherwise, eating and drinking normally … read more
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Do depressed cockatiels ever sleep on the bottom of their
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We have a cockatiel that seems to have a sleeping sickness.
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I have 2 cockatiels that seem healthy. They eat, drink and void normally, as far as I can tell. They live in a cage that is 8 feet tall and 4 feet square. They used to fly to the floor to graze for dr… read more
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