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New budgie. About 3 months old. Watery droppings. Has been
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He is puffed up and can't fly so he sits on the bottom of
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I have a lovebird around 8 weeks old, I got him on Saturday,
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She has black marks on her beak. A week She's an indoor
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Lucy (peach-faced lovebird) is weak, and is clinging to me.
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My budgie has ripped out her talons and is bleeding and she's
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Dear Sir, I am a lovebird breeder in the Philippines. I have
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Hi. We bought a baby budgie about 5 days ago. From day 1 it
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My male lovebird has started plucking the feathers off of my
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I have a lovebird only 2 years old. He has started having severe
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I have a baby lovebird which is about 6 weeks old, it has been
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