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My cockatiel is twitching with sometimes rapid breathing and
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I don't know if anybody is there, but i need imediate help.
I don't know if anybody is there, but i need imediate help. my dove was attacked by a rooster. His right eye is gouged out and his gullet has been pierced. I just got home and it looks like he had bee… read more
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I have just lost one of my two male cockateels [of old age],
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IIS DR. DAN STILL THERE? I WOULD LIKE TO ASK HIM MY QUESTION.I
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I think my cockatiel is lonely. He lives alone. What should
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My cockatiel lost his voice , and now has a noticeable sound
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