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hi my african grey has pulled out the feathers around his legs,
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My 16yr old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot has been molting continuously
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my amazon parrot can not stand on one of her legs. I thought that it was sprained and was
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Hi Doctors, I apologize for the length of this e-mail but
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My Quaker is 2 y/o and has no problems but this weekend I have
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my blue front amazon parrot has started sleeping holding onto
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I am an adopted mother of a 35 year old double yellow headed
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I do have a male Eclectus. Ive noticed lately that he is loosing
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My amazon parrot has lost its head feathers. Not due to self
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