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We have a parakeet that is less than a year old and when we
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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Joan
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Dr. Dan
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Dr. Bob
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my parakeet flew out of the cage when i was cleaning hit the
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