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My Male Alexandrine, Mr Boots, Turned 4, On the 14th of September.
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Dr. Bob
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hello! my love bird start too pick his feathers maybe 1 year
hello! my love bird start too pick his feathers maybe 1 year ago,to the point he start too bleeding. i take him too a bird veterinary told me sometimes love bird pick them selfs because maybee stress,… read more
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