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I HAVE HAD MY MACAW FOR ABOUT A MONTH WHEN I GOT HIM ALL OF
I HAVE HAD MY MACAW FOR ABOUT A MONTH WHEN I GOT HIM ALL OF HIS FEATHERS ON HIS CHEST AND BACK HAD BEEN PLUCKED HW HAS STARTED GROWING SOME OF THEM BACK BUT I DID NOTIC THAT HE WILL PULL SOME OF THEM … read more
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on the legs, close to claws, small bumps with very little circular
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My Budgie has been losing feathers around his chest area. He
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Have a 4 year old Congo African grey. started plucking feathers
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Dr. Bob
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my cockatoo loses it feather and sometimes they grow back a
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Ihave a male parakeet,that his feathers are all fluffedout.He
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Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh
Could my parakeet (5 mos old) be too immature to try fresh veggies or fruit? He doesn't go for it. I sometimes give hm fruit & veggie sees and he loves it. He is the only bird I have and I want him to… read more
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my parakeet tail feather broke I pulled it out becaude it would have been very short i
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My parakeet has good color and seems to be in good health other
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Hello I have a cockatiel about 15 years old--he was given to me--when I got him he had few problems-his feet are clubbed and some of his toenails grow upward. He cant fly. The previous owner told me h… read more
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