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I clip my parakeets wings myself, once I cut one wing too
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I have a 20 year old cockatiel who flys around. He gets scared
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My blue and gold macaw has been hunched over on her perch.
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i bought a young budgie from a pet store this morning . When
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Help, my husband and I are at the end of our rope with our 2 1/2 year Blue and Gold Macaw named Loki. Loki behaves fine with my husband is constantly biting me. Last night he bit me hard on the mouth.… read more
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