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I know cockatiels should not be fed people food that
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I have a cockatiel and sometimes he eats breakfast with me.
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My vet said that cherrios is a good treat for my cockatiel.
my vet said that cherrios is a good treat for my cockatiel. If he eats them as a treat, the cereal does contain some sodium. If he the cereal and it was like 5mg of sodium is that too much?… read more
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Is it safe for a cockatiel to eat cereal and instant cooked
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My cockatiel loves breakfast. Many cereals and cooked
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Hi, I have a cockatiel who is sick I think. She is 10 years
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