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My bird is molting a lot (sun conure) and it is just
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My one lovebird seems to have a bit of feathers missing at
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I am not sure there is anything wrong. It is a male canary,
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I have a Turquoise Greencheeked Conure. She was hatched on
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My lovebird is 10 years old. She is moulting alot on her chest
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