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I have a juvenile lorikeet that is losing it tail feathers
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FOR: Dr. Jeanne SUN CONURE LOOSING TAIL FEATHERS My 12 year,
FOR: Dr. Jeanne Smith SUN CONURE LOOSING TAIL FEATHERSMy 12 year, 6 month old Female Sun Conure, Chester has lost all but two of her Tail Feathers in the last week or so. I'm finding them at random pl… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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4,722 satisfied customers
I have a pair of lorikeets that are kept outside, got my hen
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Booujie my parrotlet is going to be a year old in June and
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My birds beak is really warm and same with his feet, plus he
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I Have a seven month old Indian Ringneck who's tail feathers
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I have a rainbow lorikeet,(Lucky) its a runner, it was rescued
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My rainbow lory lost her tail feathers about 4 months ago.
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Hello: I have another follow-up on our Eastern Rosella. As
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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I rescued a rainbow lorikeet in my back yard a month ago, fully
I rescued a rainbow lorikeet in my back yard a month ago, fully feathered but unable to fly and still being fed by its parents. It's flight feathers were stunted but since have grown and it is now qui… read more
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2,854 satisfied customers
My rescued rainbow lorikeet is approx 6 yrs old. She regularly
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budgie: 8 mo old now is growing flight feathers..clipped..her breeder
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budgie: pet..bathroom where he spends most of the day..tail feathers
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We found a baby rainbow lorikeet. Fully feathered, brownish
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Hi, I have a wild baby rainbow lorikeet who fell from the
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