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She seems to have hurt her wing. And has a very small cut
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i have a red lory and other birds. the vet subscribes baytril
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I have an African Gray I adopted a year ago. He was neglected,
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Hi I have a cockateil which is continuasly loosing tail feathers
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My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last
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