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My pearly conure started getting black in his feathers about
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I've taken my parakeet to my vet to have the beak trimmed.
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Recently moved from California to Missouri and since we
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We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
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I am worried about my female ringneck parrot. She is picking
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