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My 11 year old Cockatiel is pulling feathers off the front
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I have a female Rouen duck, about 10 months old, that has been
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Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased
Hi, I have a pet cockatiel and she chews her feathers. I purchased another cockatiel to keep her company but it hasn't helped. She loves to sit on my shoulder. She has pecked her feathers so badly tha… read more
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Hi,I have a 17 to 18-year-old cockatiel and his face is starting
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my 12 year old african grey has pulled out all his feathers
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I have a very pale yellow and cream cockatiel who is bald on
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My zebra finch was just bleeding from the side of her body.
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I have a yellow Canary who seems fine except the feathers on
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My four month parrotlet bird started picking off her feathers.
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
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my lovebird has been steadily losing feathers around his neck.
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cockatiel: short of some feathers on its head..bald..acting sick
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