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Our parakeet was flying around in its cage and now has blood
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My parakeet has swelling around the bottom of both eyes some
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Hello, our Parakeet is 7 years old and has been very healthy.
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my parakeets eye is dark . His feathers are really ruffled
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Our parakeet started puffing up the other day and is still
Our parakeet started puffing up the other day and is still doing it.He is now sitting on the bottom of the cage and I just saw him start shaking.and I have to say almost looked like he was convulsing … read more
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My parakeet has given birth and is nursing 2 young birdlings,
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Im really scared that I may have ruined my new parakeet. In
I'm really scared that I may have ruined my new parakeet. In an attempt to give him a place to fly around (he is not hand-trained yet, so I cannot just let him out in my room), I created an elaborate … read more
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canary: wing..area has no feathers..puffed..supplements to her diet
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One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine
One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine when I talked with them before bed last night. This morning I found one of them on the floor of the cage passed on. There was blood on its' wi… read more
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