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I have a cockatiel and sometimes he eats breakfast with me.
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I have a 25 year old cockatiel and just noticed a sore on his
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My cockatiel is about 11 years old. He has always spent some
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Hi I am worried about my budgies left eye, he scratches at
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cockatiel: i think he has a cold, he keeps sneezing
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My cockatiel injured both wings last night at the elbow joints.
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I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
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I have a cockatiel I think it is a male. Recently maybe 2
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My cockatiel have been leaving very large mega droppings.
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I have a 25 year old gray male cockatiel. His breathing is
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My friend has a cockatiel who is about 16-20 years old. During
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