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My tame pet budgie is ill sheis fluffed up head in her
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Hello, I have a pet budgie bird. Over the past week my
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My budgie has lost feathers around its vent and the area
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I have two budgies that are now about 4 months old, I have
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my English Budgie is loosing a lot of fine feathers White and
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