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I found a parakeet in the road of our neighborhood a couple
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Since yesterday he's been nibbling at one toe in particular
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My parakeets are about a year and a half to two years old. I
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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
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My parakeet seems to be having trouble with his balance. He
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I'm not sure what happened, but one of my parakeets appears
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My 2 1/2 year old male parakeet is not his normal active,
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a parakeet flew on my balcony 3 weeks ago, he doesn't have a ring around his foot.he
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Bill the parakeet is at least 12 years old. Weve back-traced
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