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I have a baby cockatiel that has had a terrible wing
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My budgie is molting every other month. We moved 6 months
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My 3 month old normal grey cockatiel recently started to
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I have a canary that I thought was molting because he was
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Since last 4 days I have seen something unusual in my parakeet,
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