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We had two parakeets for two years. One of them died a
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August Abbott, CAS
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August Abbott, CAS
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He has lost his feathers on his head and seems like he isn't
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I have an 8 yr old American Singer Canary. On Sept 28th I
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7 weeks ago my daughter got me a new baby parakeet for Mothers
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August Abbott, CAS
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Hi, Dr. G, This time my question is about Punky, my adorable
Hi, Dr. G, This time my question is about Punky, my adorable Sun Conure, whom I adopted on Halloween, hence the name. He's a sweetie. Runs to me the moment he sees me. Loves a good head scratch. Unfor… read more
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I have a parakeet that seems to be acting really weird. He
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August Abbott, CAS
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