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My 21 year old African Grey parrot took a hard fall today.
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I have a blacked masked female lovebird. Oh the top of her
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I have a cockatiel and she was on top of my cupboard door
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My 17 year old peachface lovebird has recently started holding
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My lovebird, Jack, is 8 yrs old. Never been sick. However,
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My lovebird doesnt seem well. last night i noticed she was
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my yellow headed parrot was flying around our house cause she
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I have a baby Congo African Grey (4 mths old) that is generally
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My African Grey got away yesterday. It took an hour to find her. She has now stayed in her cage - not making a sound -drinking water but not eating - can see no outward injury. I am visiting out of st… read more
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