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my cockatiel has been very quiet, not flying, puffed up a lot,
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Hi there, I have a cockatiel who is probably nearly 17 or
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budgie: yr old..his feathers ruffled/puffed up all the time..sleeps
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
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I have a one year old Parakeet, who started puking this morning,
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HI, I have a parakeet that is sitting on the bottom of his
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