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His wing started bleeding last night, I got it to stop
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My husband and I have a 15 year old cockatiel who seems
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My cockatiel, Birdy, who does not have clipped wing feathers, suffered a night fright abou
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I have a 20 year old cockatiel who flys around. He gets scared
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Dr. Bob
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