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I think he might have a broken leg. Parakeet About 3.5 years
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He flew into the wall. The area under the wing (arm pit
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Our outside car snuck in, knocked over daughters canary cage
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We just adopted a male adult parakeet yesterday who looked
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I woke up and heard an unusual chirp coming from her cage.
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I clip my parakeets wings myself, once I cut one wing too
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