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I just got 2 parakeets and the male seems to hang his tail
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Hi, My parrot has chewed of almost all of her long wing feathers.
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One of my two budgies appears very ill, sitting on the bottom
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My budgie (yellow/green) is about 2 years old. He lives in
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I have a small cockatiel that I bought and I stuck him in the
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A cat got in and attacked my budgies cage whilst I was out,
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Dr. B
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