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He is 2.5 month old Parakeet,, wobbly and squats on it's
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I have a baby budgie he is about 3 months old and I found
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My budgie is having trouble gripping the bars on his cage.
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my half moon conure may have fallen from the top of its cage
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Please can you help We have an old budgie, he was my partners
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