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I have two budgies and they're only. I am unsure if they're
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My budgie is molting. This is probably his biggest molt to
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He's foaming at the mouth. Budgie. Today has been the first
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My budgie is molting every other month. We moved 6 months
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
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