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Today I purchased 2 baby parakeets from a breeder. I was
Hello, today I purchased 2 baby parakeets from a breeder. I was told they are about 20 days old. They gave me the formula and told me when to feed them. So far they are refusing to eat the formula. I … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a small parakeet that is showing signs of illness.
Hi, we have a small parakeet that is showing signs of illness. Was lethargic for the past few days, not flying around. Today she was super fluffy, she got out of her cage for a bit, but then in the ev… read more
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One of my parakeet's claws does not seem to grip properly (
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I work in a senior apt building and just rescued two
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