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We have a 50+ year old yellow headed amazon parrot. past six
We have a 50+ year old yellow headed amazon parrot. past six months he has has bouts of very smelly stool and disorientation. Went to the vet and bounced back. Now he is falling off his perch very oft… read more
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My female cockatiel has 4 eggs in the nesting box and has
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My cockatiel just her first egg, she is approximately 5
My cockatiel just laid her first egg, she is approximately 5 years old. It is very undersized and lacking a yolk. I noticed she didn't gain weight the entire time the egg was forming (I weigh them onc… read more
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my parrot is aprox. 36 years old.he is acting strange. he goes
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My Pacific Parrotlet has a bumble on one foot, due to the foots
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I have one parakeet in his cage. He loves the toys and is always
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Hello, my cockatiel is egg bound she is already sitting on
Hello, my cockatiel is egg bound she is already sitting on seven eggs. I have codliver oil in her seed, she hasnt had the oil for a week as i ran out, she has cuttlefish, vitamins etc. Whithout having… read more
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our crested cocketiel has had watery motion,which we have treated
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Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets
Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets instead. Are they less nippy more love able Than lovbirds? My male is very nice but female is very nippy. Should I keep only one or can I k… read more
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Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over
Is it good to help my parrotlet in removing the sheath over his new pinfeathers since he doesn't have a buddy to help him? Any suggestions?… read more
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four days ago a young mother red factor canary became very
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Strange head shaking. Im worried about my Galah - he got out
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My cockatiels foot is swollen. Its like there is a sore
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I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
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hi there i have a poinus parrot who ive noticed today has been
hi there i have a poinus parrot who ive noticed today has been treading his feet thats the only way i can describe it from one foot to another just like a cat would do when they tread and purr, ive lo… read more
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cockatiel: eating and drinking etc. Can you tell me
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i just inheritted 2 cockatiels and I am not sure if they are
i just inheritted 2 cockatiels and I am not sure if they are opposite sex-same sex, what to feed them-infact I dont know much about birds period… read more
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