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Parakeet is puffed up and seems to be breathing hard. Wings
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Moved to Southern Cal from northern in Feb. One of 2
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His flying is getting worse.he flew great a week ago.2 yes
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My parakeet, Tweety, started bleeding when she and urinates.
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Our bird is sick for about a week. Puffy, tail bobbing, less
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I'm not sure what happened, but one of my parakeets appears
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There I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the
Hey there I think I was talking to someone a bit ago then the chat disappeared. The parakeet female has rapidly taken I'll lost balance cant keep head updoesnt chirp looks real bad … read more
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Two parakeets were introduced to our home Dec. 24. Today,
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My new cockatiel crashed from cage to the closet door. she
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Our male parakeet is sick. He's sitting on the bottom of his
Our male parakeet is sick. He's sitting on the bottom of his cage, barely opening his eyes. … read more
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My parakeet looks sick. He is just sitting on s perch with s
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I had a male Parakeet who flew into our home after being in
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