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My parakeet flew out of my teenage hands and landed on the
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I think he cracked his beak. No he's been cranky today and I
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My Parakeet has fallen three times to the bottom of the
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Salkin) Can you tell the age of this baby cockatiel by
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I have an adult female Parakeet with an extremely overgrown
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I have 3 female parakeets..One has had her beak trimmed about
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My ringneck dove is exhibiting a beak deformity upper beak
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