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My cockateil was at the bottom of his cage yesterday and couldnt
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
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I had a Cordon Bleu finch (less than a year old). I was very
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hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
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when i left for work this morning, my sun conure was fine and
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We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died
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I HAVE BREEDING QUAKERS. THEY ARE EATING THE EGGS. THEY GET
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