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My parrot has a crack on one side of its beak. It runs
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I have a Cheek Amazon Parrot. I'd had m last 15 years. I'm
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Hello We have an eclectus parrot his is about 6 years old.
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our 9mth old eclectus parrot is chewing his feathers off. he
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Our Jenday Conure has had beautiful tail feathers ever since
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My 16yr old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot has been molting continuously
My 16yr old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot has been molting continuously for approx one yr and all his feathers that were once green red etc are replaced with bright yellow feather. What could be causin… read more
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Hi Ive got an african grey parrot he about 5 years old he
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I have a 4 year old Gold Capped Conure. Last year I noticed
I have a 4 year old Gold Capped Conure. Last year I noticed that his green feathers come in all green, but as they get older the feathers develop a very dark (black) edge that gets progressivly wider … read more
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We have a peach faced love bird, which we found in the wild
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My Quaker is 2 y/o and has no problems but this weekend I have
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My question is what is wrong with my 13 year old male red-sided
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I have an Umbrella Cockatoo. Getting close to 30. Have had (him-I think) for 25 years with no health, behavioral problems. We moved to NC from West Palm Beach Florida, but could not bring the bird or … read more
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