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Is it wrong to keep budgies and cockatiels in one cage
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
505 satisfied customers
I have a 2 week old cockatiel and the mother has been feeding
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My cockatiel is about 11 years old. He has always spent some
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My blue and gold macaw has been hunched over on her perch.
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Yesterday my young Zebra finch injured her wing and it is drooping
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I have a pair of 21-year old cockatiels that are brother and
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
hi i,m in a panic my cockatiel has been poorly for a couple
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My 14 year old parakeet suddenly has difficulty balancing and
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
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cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
We have a 5 week old cockatiel who tried flying outside his
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Doctoral Degree
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hi i have a grey and yellow cockatiel he is about 13 months
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Dr. G.
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my cockatiel has red spots and some feathers gone over night,
my cockatiel has red spots like sores,and pin fleathers on him back and some feathers gone over night, I check and can't find no reason for this, could he have mites, he seems fine just looks like he … read more
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