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My. My budgie flew into a ceiling fan about half an hour
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I believe my Congo African Grey just suffered from a seizure
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I HAVE A PARAKEET THATS BREATHING HEAVY AND SEEMS TO BE SWOLLEN
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My cockatile flew into boiling wate about 3 hours ago
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my parakeet is ill. She has clear mucous probably from her
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