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I just bought a linnie parakeet the breeder told me to give
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my three y.o. male cockatiel seems to be scratching his buttocks
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hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
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My cockatiel injured both wings last night at the elbow joints.
My cockatiel injured both wings last night at the elbow joints. I had a pre-drawn syringe filled with Metacam that was previously made for him by my vet for an injured foot. I gave him one dose. He ha… read more
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My cockatiel lost all its tail feathers during the night and
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My bird had 2 broken blood feathers. I was able to pull them
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when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and
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Doctoral Degree
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my cockatiel has spells where he clings to the cage with his
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cockatiel: 2 months old,i noticed..he scratches..shedding feathers
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I have a 25 year old gray male cockatiel. His breathing is
I have a 25 year old gray male cockatiel. His breathing is rapid and noticeable, his feathers are roughed, but he is perching and eating millet. Since it is the weekend no vets are open and the emerge… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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bird: been over grooming herself for several months..toys..feathers
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