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I have an indian ringneck that is 10 yrs old. He recently
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I am worried. I have 10 laying hens, all very healthy. One
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My Inidian RIngneck parakeet has started agressively biting.
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
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My budgie is about 6 years old and has just lost the use of
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chickens: has been egg bound for two or three days
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budgie: old male..seed, grass, millet grain bread but today..poo..cage
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We have a love bird and recently it started to rub one side
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Decrease in appetite, chirping, fluffed out feathers, rubbing
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My male budgie (approx 18 months) is not pooping. I note that
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Hi - One of my two budgies has faeces on her vent, fluffes
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