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We have a Parollet that is around 4 1/2 months old. About 5
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David
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Dr. Dan
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Two weeks ago, my parakeet was flying in the kitchen, and while
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Dr. Bob
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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my african grey parrot has always had loose stool. since the
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my half moon conure may have fallen from the top of its cage
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob
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We purchased a parakeet from a national pet store chain on
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Dr. Bruce
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Doc Evan
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. Bruce

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265 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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Dr. MD Stafford

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233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

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BVMS MRCVS

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