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My cockatiel is making a “crying, begging” sound even after
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My 5 week old chick had a swollen eye. Possibly an abscess.
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I have one chick who, I thought was dying, but now Im
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Our goffin's cockatoo was accidentally hit on the top of the
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Our barred rock chick seems to be having a left leg issue.
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I have a chick that is two weeks old and seems to have vent
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I think one of my chicks has a broken neck. She can stand
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I'm thinking about buying an Oranges Winged Amazon parrot
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I put my chicks outside after they were feathered out good
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I have broilers that are 3-4 weeks old have very few feathers
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