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Our two cockatiels (Merlin and Mim) have been working on
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I have a cockatiel and she was on top of my cupboard door
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My Eclectus (female 6.5 months old) seems to have a sore
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Hi Doctor,I have a 6 year old Jenday Conure named Bobby.
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Hi, my budgie, Bede has hurt his right leg: he can scratch
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my yellow headed parrot was flying around our house cause she
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