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I have two lovebirds that are losing feathers, one even has
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our sulphur crested cockatoo is now only 12 month old and his
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I have a Parakeet that is showing some kind of sickness. 1. He
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My parakeet has swelling around the bottom of both eyes some
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Doctoral Degree
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my bird is losing his feathers on his head and it looks scabby
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I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he
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canaries: back one of my babys start from the head litle red
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My parakeet just had a molt (last week), and is now very itchy.
My parakeet just had a molt (last week), and is now very itchy. He also looks a little motley as not all his feathers are back. I have a mite apparatus next to his cage, and bought some vitamin drops … read more
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