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Parrots: affrican grey parrots, veterinarian asap, avian veterinarian
veterinarian asap, avian veterinarian, grey parrots: Hi, Tarah, I picked up your question from the question pool this morning. For whatever reason, the person you sent your post to originally could not answer. There could be many things wrong with your grey. You haven t provided enough details in order...

Parrots: african gray, avian veterinarian, new birds
avian veterinarian, new birds, foot toys: Hi Blanca, Greys, or any bird for that matter, are as individual as you and I. One can be extrovert and the other introvert. While most Greys are excellent talkers, some never utter a word or make any sounds. It can take up to 2 years or so for a bird...

Parrots: african grey, african grey parrot, fresh foods
african grey parrot, fresh foods, perches: I m glad the bleeding stopped. The main thing is to make sure he s hydrated enough so that he can replace the blood he lost. I would probably take him to the vet or at least have some antibiotics prescribed for him because the wound is right next to the bone...

Parrots: african grey's beak, avian vet, vegetable baby
avian vet, vegetable baby, spoon feed: You re going to want to contact a certified avian vet to make sure that the beak will grow back normally-you can find one at www.aav.com For now you re going to want to get some 100% fruit/vegetable baby food (no preservatives) and spoon feed or syringe feed...

Parrots: african grey change in behaviour, hormonal activity, human interaction
hormonal activity, human interaction, mental stimulation: Hi, Kathy, From the information in your post, it sounds like increased hormonal activity in your grey. However, you know your bird better than anyone else does, as far as determining if your bird is ill or other. I mention illness because you state his/her...

Parrots: aggressive macaw, blue and gold macaw, avian veterinarian
blue and gold macaw, avian veterinarian, avian vet: Hello Mary, With sudden behavior changes such as the one you describe an avian vet check is needed as it may be a symptom of illness. Only after a thorough exam by your avian veterinarian can you begin to address the behavior. Here is a past answer to...

Parrots: amazon, environmental signals, cockateil
environmental signals, cockateil, parrot behavior: Hello Karen, Your birds are masturbating,very normal parrot behavior. Here are past answers to help you understand the environmental signals that activate breeding hormones. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Birds-General-2349/2008/1/single-male-cockatiel-displays.htm...

Parrots: B&G macaw behavior (new), mating behavior, macaw
mating behavior, macaw, strange behavior: Yes, that s related. It s very, very common. As a matter of fact, one of the in house permanent residents here (a blue and gold girl just about 4 or 5 years old) is a big clothing chewer - and any other material she can get her beak on! It all goes to the...

Parrots: Baby alexandrine ill, avian veterinarian, baby parrot
avian veterinarian, baby parrot, vet visit: Hi, Subbu, I don t have enough information from your post to help you out much. However, I can say that this baby needs more nutrition than liquid rice. This baby needs baby parrot handfeeding formula. You can find this at pet stores or online. You...

Parrots: Baby Conure wing movements and head bobbing, pin feathers, pellet diet
pin feathers, pellet diet, baby behavior: aha. now it makes sense. pellet diets are optimal for parrots however as you observed, most parrots do not take to a pellet diet at first. my 15 year old sun conure still refuses a pellet diet. furthermore, if your little guy was weaned to seed food then...

Parrots: Balding ring neck parrot, full spectrum bulbs, ring neck parrot
full spectrum bulbs, ring neck parrot, bird companion: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Beak, mite spray, water mite
mite spray, water mite, pelleted diets: Please stop using anything in his water and no more mite spray. Vaseline is a petroleum product and could be toxic to your bird. That would be a pretty clear no , please don t use it. Never, ever listen to a clerk at a pet store when it comes to a health...

Parrots: Beak, veterinarian asap, pet store employees
veterinarian asap, pet store employees, mite spray: Hi Marcee, I would definitely stop the lice/mite spray immediately, unless it was prescribed to you by an AVIAN vet. A lot of times the stuff you get from the pet stores does more harm than good. Pet store employees giving advice about birds (unless it...

Parrots: Beak Grinding, sulfur crested cockatoo, gum tree
sulfur crested cockatoo, gum tree, question pool: Hi, Ron, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. Parrots grind their beaks when they are content and happy. They usually do this when they are resting, sleeping. If your...

Parrots: My Beautiful Parakeet, parakeets, parakeet
parakeets, parakeet, parrots: Dear Tara, thank you for your question. Some parakeets talk, some don t. It depends not on their sex, but on their character. Talk to her a lot and repeat the things you want her to say, if she s talented, she will pick it up soon enough. But I recommend...

Parrots: Behavor, avian vet, bird owner
avian vet, bird owner, labored breathing: hi. congrats on your new sun conure and for choosing to adopt! sounds like you may be a new bird owner or at least new to conures. i strongly suggest that you go to the bookstore or pet store and purchase a book about conures (i like to call them owners...

Parrots: Bird won't eat veggies, african grey timneh, red bell peppers
african grey timneh, red bell peppers, bean pods: hi. thanks for your question. first of all, kudos to you for giving your Grey a balanced diet and trying to feed her all of the foods that she needs. unfortunately, even despite our best efforts, our feathered friends do not always want to eat what is good...

Parrots: Blue Front Amazon Feather Loss, vet appointment, coconut fiber
vet appointment, coconut fiber, avian vet: I understand not wanting to take her out in the cold, it s -30F where I am right now! She may be plucking, but you can sometimes stop this behavior by giving her foraging and preening toys. Phone books, old feathers, newspaper, cotton fiber rope, coffee filters,...

Parrots: Blue And Gold Macaw health question, health question, scab
health question, scab, parrots: Any bump or skin break on the face of a bird should be checked out by a vet because, even if it s just a small cut, if it gets infected, it does not take long for the infection to reach the bone and brain. This same rule applies to feet. I would take a picture...

Parrots: Blue and gold pair: Companions w/o breeding?, worry wart, gentle bird
worry wart, gentle bird, new birds: Don t apologize for the length of your question! I would MUCH rather have a history of the bird instead of trying to answer based on assumptions! Maui sounds like a great bird and I m glad he could be adopted by such a loving family! Since they re pretty...

Parrots: BREEDING CAGS, loving companionship, breeder birds
loving companionship, breeder birds, egg binding: It sounds like the info got a little mixed up on the way to you. If a bird is a breeder, they will almost always bond to each other and not be as friendly or loving to their human. If you start breeding birds, you won t have the loving companionship...

Parrots: Breathing holes (nostrils), blue crowned conure, breathing holes
blue crowned conure, breathing holes, breathing hole: There s no such thing as a silly question! Have you parted your quaker s feathers to look at the nostrils (nares)? There should be two, just like your conure. If there are not, you might want to see your vet because it may be a birth defect and you want to...

Parrots: Breeding Pacific Parrotlets, 2 birds, question pool
2 birds, question pool, beak: Hi, JJ, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. You say your birds have bonded. Birds can bond, but birds that you want to mate and produce offspring have to be pair-bonded....

Parrots: Budgies and love birds, question pool, lovies
question pool, lovies, budgies: Hi, Shawnee, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. What did your budgie die of? This is important so as not to render your other bird sick. I do not recommend housing...

Parrots: baby cockatiels, outdoor aviary, avian veterinarian
outdoor aviary, avian veterinarian, avian vet: Hello Patricia, Usually if otherwise good parents do not care for a nestling then often that baby is sick. Please take the baby to your avian veterinarian immediately. Your avian vet will help you learn how to feed and care for the baby yourself. Jennifer...

Parrots: baby ringneck, interaction time, gram scale
interaction time, gram scale, weight changes: You are going to want to wait until the baby is fully weaned unless you know how to hand feed it. 30 days usually is enough, but you don t want to accidentally force-wean the baby. Go ahead and start playing with it when it s about 2 weeks old but don t take...

Parrots: baby ringneck, ringnecks, aviary
ringnecks, aviary, baby bird: Hi, Karly, Taming a baby bird should start way before this. Actually, I would have recommended you handfeed any offspring when they are about 10-14 days old. Taming once babies have been raised by the parents isn t easy if it can be done at all (depends...

Parrots: bald head, lahore pakistan, aloe plant
lahore pakistan, aloe plant, aloe gel: Buying a male and a female does not make the male happy. You do NOT need to have birds in pairs! If he s rubbing his head, he may have a skin irritation and you can try to treat it by putting some aloe gel on his head. Do not use aloe that you buy in a bottle,...

Parrots: my bird seems constipated, yellow fronted amazon, fruits and vegetables
yellow fronted amazon, fruits and vegetables, kidneys: Constipation can be serious and worsen in a matter of hours, causing a life threatening situation. For the most part it s caused when the bird doesn t get enough fluid intake. Make sure to offer fresh water and try to increase fruits and vegetables....

Parrots: birds, hyacinth macaws, pluck
hyacinth macaws, pluck, life time: Hi, thank you for your question. All big macaws including the Hyacinth Macaw have a life expectancy in captivity of 60 years and older, but many die earlier due to malnutrition, disease and even loneliness that causes them to first pluck and later bite themselves...

Parrots: breeding, missing toes, fertilization process
missing toes, fertilization process, those toes: hi. understandably, i too would be angry. i mean yes, they are fine in that they are alive, but they are in very poor condition if they are missing their legs/toes as birds spend their entire lives either on their feet or climbing with their feet. not that...

Parrots: breeding lovebirds, breeding lovebirds, tame birds
breeding lovebirds, tame birds, immunities: Taming, to tell the truth, has NOTHING to do with being hand-fed or not. One of my sweetest lovebirds was parent-raised. The babies should be left with the mother for at least 5 days (they get all of their immunities from that time) and then you can let dad...

Parrots: budgie, bird seeds, leafy greens
bird seeds, leafy greens, budgies: Hi, thank you for your question. The amount of food is fine. If they have a choice, many birds won t eat pellets, it may be the taste or just because they are boring. Bird seeds are much more entertaining for them, they can hunt for the seeds they like and...

Parrots: budgie scratching, problem birds, avian veterinarian
problem birds, avian veterinarian, question pool: Hi, Tina, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. Parrots don t get lice (budgies are parrots) unless they have been exposed to another animal that has lice. Some birds get...

Parrots: is my budgie unhappy?, craving attention, two birds
craving attention, two birds, health reasons: hi. thanks for your question. sorry that you and your budgie are having a difficult time right now. seems like you are trying your hardest to make sure she is healthy and happy and sometimes that is the best you can do. it is probably better that you removed...

Parrots: budgies, good behaviour, budgie
good behaviour, budgie, chimps: Dear Zsuzsu, thank you for your question. It s normal for the budgie to prefer his mate because even if you spend a lot of time with him, you are still not able to really communicate with him - it s like being the only human in a group of chimps or something....

Parrots: building avery for african grey, intelligent birds, sexual maturity
intelligent birds, sexual maturity, african greys: hi. thanks for your question. i am assuming that you are asking about how large of an aviary to build/purchase for a breeding pair of African greys. the general rule of thumb is the larger the better. so the biggest size aviary that you can afford and accommodate...

Parrots: Cockatiels, female cockatiel, adult birds
female cockatiel, adult birds, question pool: Hi, Vicki, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. Yes, this is normal behavior as long as a nesting box remains installed. Nesting boxes are cues for birds to go to nest....

Parrots: Cockatiels throwing out eggs, incubation period, chicken eggs
incubation period, chicken eggs, chicken egg: Hi, Bryan, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. You ve probably resolved this by now, but I ll give you my input. The incubation period for cockatiels is 18 days. If it...

Parrots: Cockatoo Behavior, rhythmic pattern, daily basis
rhythmic pattern, daily basis, cockatoo: Sorry about the wait, my Too ate the power cord for our modem so I couldn t get online! Gandalf is just being a Cockatoo. They chew EVERYTHING and the moment you turn your back, they are into something else. They will never be satisfied with the chew toys...

Parrots: Conure, full spectrum bulbs, bird companion
full spectrum bulbs, bird companion, parasite infestation: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Conure beak issue, avian vet, conure nanday
avian vet, conure nanday, pinkish colour: Hi, Paulette, I found your post in the question pool this morning. Whomever you originally sent your question to could not answer for some reason. Is it possible one of the other birds, particularly the Toos, got a bit rough with Rex and bit him in...

Parrots: My Conure laid an egg..., blue crown conure, avian vet
blue crown conure, avian vet, egg production: Hi there, Usually, she ll lay an egg every 2 - 3 days. If it seems to be taking longer for her to lay one... you see the bulge near the vent and she becomes listless, lethargic fluffed up constantly, that s usually a good indication something has gone...

Parrots: Conures, sun conures, quiet birds
sun conures, quiet birds, 2 birds: Hi, Chuck, Conures are not quiet birds! It s just the way they are made. All parrots make noise at several times during each day. If noise is a problem, don t buy a parrot. Small parrots (parakeets, cockatiels, etc.) make less noise than larger parrots,...

Parrots: cage size, cage size, size cage
cage size, size cage, cockatiels: Bigger is always better, but the smallest I would give them is probably twice the size cage needed for one cockatiel. 30X30X36 is about the minimum so if you already have the cage, you could use it but you want to watch the birds closely to make sure they...

Parrots: my cockatiel, voice activated tape recorder, talking parrots
voice activated tape recorder, talking parrots, question pool: Hi, Matt, I m not Alicia. Evidently, Alicia could not answer your questions because she sent your post to the question pool. I picked up your post from the pool this morning. If you are bringing something near your bird that your bird is not familiar...

Parrots: cockatiel behaviourable problem, tail feathers, vent area
tail feathers, vent area, pearl cockatiel: Hi, Sarah, How old is this young tiel? Are you sure the bird is trying to eat its tail feathers or could the bird have a buildup of feces at its vent area (the vent is the bird s bottom)? Young tiels often play like this and they often play like this...

Parrots: my cockatiel's droppings, avian vet, vet asap
avian vet, vet asap, foul odor: Hi, Carole, Your bird needs to be seen by a certified avian vet ASAP. Whenever a bird has seed in its droppings and they are also watery, the bird has a medical problem that needs the attention of an avian vet, especially coupled with a foul odor. Your...

Parrots: cockatiel in pain, elbow bone, urgent medical care
elbow bone, urgent medical care, cat peter: When an injury is caused by a cat to a bird, enough to break the skin, you need to get urgent medical care. There is a bacteria imparted by cats that causes severe illness in birds - and the only way to be really sure your little guy is ok is by having...

Parrots: cockatiel vomiting, avian veterinarian, pellet diet
avian veterinarian, pellet diet, avian vet: Hi there, Vomiting in any bird, for any reason is reason enough to get your bird to an avian veterinarian. Be sure she s actually vomiting and not just regurgitating food. If her head sings side to side and food quickly comes out, then yes, she s likely...

Parrots: constant regurgitation, blue and gold macaw, full spectrum light
blue and gold macaw, full spectrum light, vet visit: Hmm, I still would have him seen by a vet to make sure he s not sick, but if this is truly just sexual behavior you can sometimes make some modifications to tone down these behaviors. A few hours each day under a full spectrum light and a diet change to Roudybush...

Parrots: conures and canaries, noisy birds, different species of birds
noisy birds, different species of birds, species of birds: Hi, Suyin, I would not mix these different species of birds in the same aviary for several reasons: - The handicapped bird(s) will most likely require special accommodations inside a cage to fit the disabilities - These 2 different species of birds...

Parrots: Difference between a male parrot and a female parrot, eclectus males, male bird
eclectus males, male bird, sex difference: hi. thanks for your question. no, a male bird can most certainly not lay eggs. if so, it would be some kind of miracle! when you say you know for a fact that one is a male and one is a female, i am wondering if they have been DNA sexed. that is the...

Parrots: DNA testing confusion, dna results, gender confusion
dna results, gender confusion, sexual maturity: The leg band number SHOULD be unique, but mistakes do happen. DNA is about 99% accurate if they did a blood sample. If they did a feather test (used a freashly plucked feather), it can be contaminated, but it is still relatively accurate. If you are not planning...

Parrots: Egg Binding/Sam, prayers god, colorado state university
prayers god, colorado state university, tommorrow: Oh Rose, you are far from bothersome in writing to me. I have been thinking about you and Sam every time I see her pic in the gallery on my site. You have no idea how much you both have my prayers for this surgery. With a team of specialists like this,...

Parrots: Excessive egg laying, avian veterinarian, supplemental calcium
avian veterinarian, supplemental calcium, question pool: Hi, Sally, I found your post in the question pool this morning. Whomever you originally sent your question to could not answer for some reason. Charlie has just recently reached sexual maturity. If the bird is bonded to you, her hormones become active...

Parrots: Feather chewing problem, pine cones, blood panel
pine cones, blood panel, cloacal: Hello Andrew, With feather plucking I cannot stress enough the importance of medical care. Poor feathering is almost always a symptom of an illness and/or malnutrition. The cause can be elusive and difficult to find, but must be fully investigated for the...

Parrots: Feather Picking, peachfaced lovebirds, peachfaced lovebird
peachfaced lovebirds, peachfaced lovebird, blood panel: Hello Celeste, With feather plucking I cannot stress enough the importance of medical care. Poor feathering is almost always a symptom of an illness and/or malnutrition. The cause can be elusive and difficult to find, but must be fully investigated for...

Parrots: Female Macaw Laying Eggs, blue and gold macaw, national cockatiel society
blue and gold macaw, national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood: You re right to be concerned. Not only is egg laying a serious health threat overall, but the potential for egg binding (which is often fatal) is there every time. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically...

Parrots: B&G macaw behavior (new), scarlet macaw, decal designs
Parrots: B&G macaw behavior (new), scarlet macaw, decal designs, sweat pants

Parrots: breeding, six months, birds
Parrots: breeding, six months, birds

Parrots: my cockatiel, word sentence, adams family
Parrots: my cockatiel, word sentence, adams family, pretty boy

Parrots: head bald, paint birds
Parrots: head bald, paint birds

Parrots: indian ringnecks, feeder
Parrots: indian ringnecks, feeder

Parrots: rainbow lorrikeet behaviour, parkeet, birds
Parrots: rainbow lorrikeet behaviour, parkeet, birds, wings

Parrots: feather plucking, african grey parrot, fruits and veggies
african grey parrot, fruits and veggies, calcium deficiency: Hi Philip, thanks for writing. Based on the information you ve given me thus far.. a few red flags stand out. If I m not mistaken, tropimix is mostly a seed based food, correct? If so, you should seriously consider getting her on a pelleted/seed diet....

Parrots: feather plucking, vet lab, tail feathers
vet lab, tail feathers, grey female: It sounds like your little girl is traumatized by the new guy in your life! This is common, so you just have to be patient and let her know that she is still loved and a member of your family. Include her in all (or as many as possible) of your activities...

Parrots: female sun/male jenday, 2 birds, question pool
2 birds, question pool, new bird: Hi, Carolyn, I found your post in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. I don t see any question here. I m going to assume you are concerned about whether your male is compatible with your new female?...

Parrots: flew into window, water bowls, cockateil
water bowls, cockateil, gram scale: Ok well he s just about at the age where he would be weaned, so try feeding him from a spoon instead of a syringe. Leave weaning pellets in his food bowl at all times and make sure his water bowl is always full. The food/water bowls should be near the bottom...

Parrots: Gathering infomation, life time commitment, constant chatter
life time commitment, constant chatter, bird behavior: Haha, I was 17 when I got my Cockatoo! I wish I had done more research and such before getting mine, but I wouldn t trade her for the world! It IS never too early to research and so many people jump in too quickly and about 99% of the time, it doesn t work...

Parrots: Green Wing Macaw Egg Laying, bird vet, wing macaw
bird vet, wing macaw, vetrinarian: Those noises if leading up to a productive egg laying are not especially painful (or birds wouldn t be making more birds); however, if she becomes egg bound it not only becomes painful, but life threatening. Don t stop handling her, just be careful...

Parrots: Green Winged Macaw suddenly biting, wing macaw, scary word
wing macaw, scary word, social situation: It s not unusual for macaws to be fickle like this. Sometimes it s a fleeting thing, giving a different person more attention than usual, and the reaction (by the humans) is just too much to let go of. The bird notices the slightest change in feedback and,...

Parrots: Greeny, vitamin a deficiency, spectacular rates
vitamin a deficiency, spectacular rates, gastric ulcers: http://www.drugs.com/dict/cinchophen.html Cinchophen is used in experimental animals to produce gastric ulcers. The best cure for vitamin A deficiency in birds is to balance the diet. It s pretty common in a seed only diet, which is what is usually...

Parrots: green cheeked conure, green cheek conures, calcium rich foods
green cheek conures, calcium rich foods, pellet diet: They require a nesting box that is 12 x12 x12 (30 x 30 x 30 cm). Humidity is best at between 50 - 55%. The behavior you re seeing may be the result of a calcium deficiency which isn t unusual if she s been laying a lot. Take the nest box out and...

Parrots: Hahns Macaw beak, avian vet, hahns macaw
avian vet, hahns macaw, beaks: Unless it s here cere on the top part of her beak (nostrils) I really have no clue what this could be. I would definitely get her to an avian vet to have them looked at. Generally, birds will rub their beaks on their cages and perches, sometimes to wipe...

Parrots: Something happen to our Mealy, veterinarian assistance, bird vet
veterinarian assistance, bird vet, first thing tomorrow: Hi, David, Happy New Year! Your bird could have had a stroke or could have had a seizure or other. Regardless, this bird needs certified avian veterinarian assistance ASAP. Do not hesitate...call your bird vet first thing tomorrow (today if your vet...

Parrots: head bald, ring neck parrots, stress disease
ring neck parrots, stress disease, question pool: Hi, Saman, I picked up your post this morning from the question pool. Whomever you sent your questions to originally could not answer for some reason. How old is your new bird? Is the bird s cage large enough? What is your bird s sex? Regarding...

Parrots: help, avian vet, metal toxicity
avian vet, metal toxicity, toxicity tests: Hello there. Before I can help you, I have several questions for you. If you could get back to me on these, I could give you a much more educated answer. What species of parrot is she specifically? How old is she? What is her diet (as specific...

Parrots: About my Indian ringneck, favorite toys, 5 months
favorite toys, 5 months, training session: It s not too late, but it will take a while to tame her. Open the door to her cage so that she can choose to come out on her own. Put some favorite toys and treats on the top of the cage or on a table next to the cage so that she is encouraged to come out....

Parrots: Introducing new birds, green cheek conures, neck feathers
green cheek conures, neck feathers, new birds: Hi Rebecca, I too have a Green Cheek and will be the first to tell you that Green Cheek Conures are like terrier dogs. Most of them think they are a much bigger bird in a little bird s body. My baby bullies my Amazon... and my Amazon is scared of him!...

Parrots: indian ringneck, indian ringneck, grey ring
indian ringneck, grey ring, bird sounds: Some birds will never talk but since he can mimic already, he most likely will. Just don t resort to repeating the same phrase over and over trying to get him to talk. It doesn t work. Just give him time as some birds don t talk until they re 3-4 years old....

Parrots: indian ringnecks, indian ringnecks, metric conversion
indian ringnecks, metric conversion, two birds: hi. thanks for your question. without knowing the dimensions of your big cage, it is hard to say. but with any parrot, the general rule of thumb is to place the least amount of birds in the biggest cage possible. the more room, the better. generally,...

Parrots: indian ringnecks, indian ringnecks, seed diet
indian ringnecks, seed diet, indian ringneck: When the baby is fully weaned. The weaning process should not be hurried or forced at all by the handfeeder. During the process the baby should have access to a pelleted/seed diet and water so they can start nibbling on it themselves. The handfeeder will...

Parrots: itchy amazon, aloe vera gel, cool air
aloe vera gel, cool air, moisturizer: Oh! Where in Minnesota are you? I m in MN too and yes, the humidity is a problem. We use a cool-air humidifier to make sure the birds are fine, and we also make our own aloe spray to use after bathtime. Frequent bathing is good to keep the skin moist. For...

Parrots: Lost Peachface Lovebird, lovebirds, favorite food
lovebirds, favorite food, best of luck: Ok, well I would go out and purchase a cage that is identical to the cage you have now so that you can leave it outside 24/7. Put the bird s favorite food in the cage and some toys. Leave a window open (if weather permits) so that it can hear it s mate call....

Parrots: Love Birds, new birds, question pool
new birds, question pool, two females: Hi, Brett, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. It depends on the individual birds involved. Lovies have to be DNA sexed, so be sure of the sexes of all your birds. What...

Parrots: Lovebird's beak., avian vet, question pool
avian vet, question pool, lovebird: Hi, Sarah, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. Is the current condition of your bird s beak different than it has been in the past? What kind of diet is your bird on?...

Parrots: Two Lovebird Question..., hand fed, chirps
hand fed, chirps, cockatiel: Hi, Jennifer, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. First of all, if your new lovie is afraid of you and does not trust you, the bird is not tame. The pet shop may have...

Parrots: Lovebirds, peachfaced lovebirds, lizard cages
peachfaced lovebirds, lizard cages, oral meds: hi. thanks for your question. i am sorry to hear that you are so overwhelmed with chores and caring for your pets. oftentimes, birds who are neglected (i hate to use that word...it sounds like you are caring for their basic needs but are just unable to spend...

Parrots: My Two Lovebirds, avairy, dear sam
avairy, dear sam, lovebirds: Dear Sam, thank you for your question. you have to wait until summer, the difference im temperature would be too great just now for the birds to get used to. Once they are used to living outside, they can do so all year round, they will need an heated indoors...

Parrots: Lovebirds, baby lovebirds, mother birds
baby lovebirds, mother birds, new babies: hi. thanks for your question. congrats on your babies! sounds like you want to know if mom will reject the babies if you handle them. this is somewhat of an urban myth and supposedly applies to rodents vs. birds. i have never known of a mother bird...

Parrots: laying eggs/eggbinding, egg laying, nesting boxes
egg laying, nesting boxes, bird expert: She IS egg-bound. If she was laying an egg normally, she would not be coming for treats and it would not take this long. Egg-laying is a fast process, so she is 100% egg-bound and needs to go to the vet right away! I hope the vet can help her and THANK YOU...

Parrots: love bird problem, peach faced love bird, sexual maturity
peach faced love bird, sexual maturity, bird problem: Hi, Kristi, Your lovie has reached sexual maturity and is masterbating with his happy hut. This can continue throughout his lifetime when his hormones are active. One thing you can do is remove from the cage whatever he is having a relationship with,...

Parrots: lovebird parrots, nest box, territorial behavior
nest box, territorial behavior, lovebirds: You probably want to take the nest box out if they re both male because one may become territorial over the box and lovebirds are birds that fight dirty . Lovebirds are very aggressive, so if they re getting along the way it is, I would try not to change...

Parrots: lovebird parrots, information on dna, question pool
information on dna, question pool, nesting boxes: Hi, Selena, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. Yes, this could be considered normal behavior for any parrot....your birds are masterbating when they do this. Sounds to...

Parrots: lovebirds, cage bottom, short periods
cage bottom, short periods, defecate: Hi, Cassy, How old are your birds? Most parrots don t start incubating their eggs until the second egg has been laid. Once incubation begins, eggs have to be incubated 24/7, with the exception of occasional very short periods when a bird will eat/drink/defecate....

Parrots: lovebirds, egg laying, cuttlebone
egg laying, cuttlebone, nestbox: The egg, if they are not sitting on it, is probably not fertile or at least not viable anymore. Putting it in a nest box may curb them from laying more, which might be a very good idea. Egg laying is very calcium depleting (make sure you have plenty of...

Parrots: Macaw behavior, macaws, behavior problems
macaws, behavior problems, birds: It s a big internet and I m sure there are other macaw behavior experts, but I m partial to www.4AnimalCare.org Which happens to be my own. I have focused nearly exclusively on macaws, so if there s anything not at my site that I can help...

Parrots: Macaw Non-fertile egg laying, fertile egg, quick response
fertile egg, quick response, eggs: The newspaper was more encouraging her to keep doing this rather than get over it. After this amount of time it s prudent to remove all nesting material, remove the eggs and re-establish her routine of regular out time, regular sleep, etc. One more suggestion...

Parrots: Macaw regurgitation, natural yogurt, cage floor
natural yogurt, cage floor, side motion: Regurgitation is hard wired and can start at just a few months old, so I wouldn t worry so much about this as I d be doing whatever is necessary to prevent it. When a bird begins the head bobbing to regurgitate, turn your back, stop all activity, don t...

Parrots: macaw, voice change, viruse
voice change, viruse, birds: There are very few zoonotic conditions between humans and birds, especially when it comes to viruses, so chances are your husband is not to blame for your macaw s possible illness. How are her droppings? What about her eating/drinking habits? Is she...

Parrots: macaw behavior, blue and gold macaw, vet check
blue and gold macaw, vet check, behavior question: There are plenty of entertaining behaviors macaws adapt and keep if the feedback is right. One of our girls will lunge and threaten to bite because we would yell owww whether she made contact or not. Now when she does it, she yells OWWW first and then...

Parrots: macaw's laying eggs, what is the correct time, egg binding
what is the correct time, egg binding, 2 eggs: Hi Jerilyn, You re doing a very good job and are pretty insightful about leaving the eggs. Some people will substitute a couple of fake eggs in order to reduce the chance of breakage or bacteria. Many craft stores carry eggs , whether plastic or wooden...

Parrots: Nanday conure, nanday conure, vet visit
nanday conure, vet visit, environmental stressors: Feather plucking is a very touchy subject because it is caused by both medical and psychological reasons. Because it is so sudden, I would take her to the vet to rule out any disease. If everything comes up clean start looking for environmental stressors like...

Parrots: Getting a New Budgie, two females, cuttlebone
two females, cuttlebone, paper tissue: Dear Wayne, thank you for your question. I recommend getting two parakeets. They can be tamed just as well as a single one and won t ever get lonely or bored when you don t have time to play with them. A single budgie will need attention all day long and...

Parrots: nanday conure biting, bird owners, negative behaviors
bird owners, negative behaviors, sun conure: hi. thanks for your follow up...glad to hear that he is behaving himself so much better. that s terrific! as far as your question about if getting a hold of his beak is bad , that depends...if it seems like it is causing him pain or discomfort, then...

Parrots: nesting, cage floor, food bowl
cage floor, food bowl, hi thanks: hi. thanks for your question. if your bird is with egg :) as you say, she will eventually end up laying it no matter what is provided for her as a laying site. my question to you is, is the egg possibly fertilized? that is, is she solitary or is there...

Parrots: PARROTS SEX, avian vet, dna analysis
avian vet, dna analysis, parrots: Dear Key, thank you for your question. I cannot answer this question, I need to know what kind of parrot you are asking about. But usually both sexes look very much alike, especially with the big parrots, and you need to ask an avian vet to do a DNA analysis....

Parrots: Parakeet no eating nor drinking, visual input, shoulder level
visual input, shoulder level, parakeet: When a bird comes to a new environment like this, especially being so young, this is rather normal. He should improve in the next 12-24 hours if you keep things calm, quiet and take your time. I ll never forget this one bird I rescued, a macaw. When...

Parrots: Parrotlets, full spectrum light, full spectrum light bulb
full spectrum light, full spectrum light bulb, quality pellet: You should NEVER EVER breed relatives! There are hundreds of problems the babies can have and it is illegal to sell someone an inbred animal without telling them, and no person will want to buy a baby that has been inbred (at least no person who should be...

Parrots: Peach-Faced Love Bird, baby parrots, question pool
baby parrots, question pool, peach faced love bird: Hi, A, I picked up your question out of the question pool this morning. Whomever you sent your original post to could not answer for whatever reason. There s more to handfeeding baby parrots than I think you might believe. Please visit my website for...

Parrots: Peach-faced Lovebird, corn cob bedding, mother valentine
corn cob bedding, mother valentine, walnut shells: Coincidentally, I have 2 peach faced babies roughly the same age! If you can keep the babies with the parents for these last couple of weeks (lovebirds usually wean anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks) that would be the best thing. Although I recently lost their father...

Parrots: paint, quaker parrots, vegetable dye
quaker parrots, vegetable dye, cage bars: hi. thanks for your question. i strongly suggest that you not use any type of paint in your parrots cage. reason being, although it may be safe for children, what is safe for humans in general may not be safe for birds. most bird toys and bird items are...

Parrots: parrot, aloe vera gel, little red dots
aloe vera gel, little red dots, aloe plants: Was she treated with the Cefa for her foot problem or was she sick with something else? Personally, I wouldn t treat a bird who isn t absolutely sick, but you can still talk to the vet about it. Yes, a regular vet can give you that medication. Cefa is a great...

Parrots: patagonian conure, bird birds, new birds
bird birds, new birds, shredded cheese: hi. thanks for your question. and kudos to you for taking in a shelter rescue. that is terrific! incidentally, my 15 year old sun conure loves yogurt more than life itself. he does the same thing your conure does... demands a taste and licks the spoon...

Parrots: My pied parakeet, parakeets, definite answer
parakeets, definite answer, parakeet: Dear Tara, thank you for your question. Here s a website that has excellent pictures and info on sexing parakeets (and good general info on parakeets): http://www.birds-online.de/allgemein/geschlecht_en.htm Male pied parakeets sometimes look a lot like...

Parrots: plucking, fatty liver syndrome, double yellow headed amazon
fatty liver syndrome, double yellow headed amazon, chest feathers: Toss the spray. Don t let anyone at any pet store, no matter how sincere they sound, convince you to buy that nonsense. No cage protectors, no mite treatments, none of that. And never, ever buy anything to go in a bird s water. With that said, I m concerned...

Parrots: problems with ring neck & pale face parrots, avian vet, newcastle disease
avian vet, newcastle disease, country victoria: I m not familiar with anything like this, so if you can find a vet who works with birds, that would be a good idea. There aren t many certified avian vets out there (115 in the US) but there are lots of vets that are very good with birds and will treat them....

Parrots: quaker Parrot egg laying, quaker parrot, egg binding
quaker parrot, egg binding, quakers: Are you planning to breed them? I really urge you not to because you aren t experienced in breeding. The female may never lay eggs but because she s in a house with a male, she most likely will. Once she lays her first egg you ll want to make sure she gets...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrots, quaker parrot
quaker parrots, quaker parrot, vet asap: hi. thanks for your question. first of all, are you certain that you have a male/female pair? the only way to know is if you have a DNA test done on the birds (you can buy them online or in a bird magazine) or if the breeder already had them sexed. if...

Parrots: How To Read A Budgies Mind!, two females, plastic bird
two females, plastic bird, empty cage: Hi, thank you for your question. Budgies usually die soon when they fly away, especially during the winter. They rarely find their home again since budgies are nomadic in the wild and don t have a nesting site to return to. You can try to attract the budgie...

Parrots: Ringneck and budgies, space purposes, ringneck
space purposes, ringneck, new territory: I m glad that they re getting along! If he is tame and friendly, by all means, play with him. This will keep him tame so that if you never find the owners and decide to keep him, he will be a good pet, and the owners, if you find them, will be very grateful...

Parrots: Runny Nose, yellow nape amazon, chronic runny nose
yellow nape amazon, chronic runny nose, vitamin a deficiency: Well, this situation depends greatly on the cause. If the vet says it s bacterial or an infection requiring antibiotics, then your bird simply must be administered the medication, one way or another. If you can t administer yourself, you may have to ask...

Parrots: rainbow lorrikeet behaviour, maturity time, species of parrots
maturity time, species of parrots, sexual maturity: hi. thanks for your question. congrats on your new baby! if your bird were older, i would wonder if perhaps he is coming in to sexual maturity (birds can become a little nippy around sexual maturity time and expect this to happen to your lori when he is about...

Parrots: re: african grey(timneh), parrot seed, apple of his eye
parrot seed, apple of his eye, light noise: Hi Tracy, Greys are very beaky birds... meaning they like to manipulate thigns with their beaks. It s hard to say what he could be doing with your fingers as I m not sure what noise you re referring to. If he s not biting hard, dropping his wings a...

Parrots: ringnecks, ringnecks, bird books
ringnecks, bird books, ringneck: Hi. Thanks for your question. So sounds like you want to know when your chick is weaned from its parents. The main thing is that the chick has to be able to eat enough on his own and have enough feathers to maintain his body temperature. When you remove...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot, senegal parrot, ear structure
senegal parrot, ear structure, aggression: Hello Besty, The behavior you have described is that of an overly excited bird. It would not surprise me that she can hear the ring before you as birds do have a different ear structure. From your description I picture a bird that is excited by noises that...

Parrots: Senegal parrot, screaming issue, territorial problem
screaming issue, territorial problem, territorial issue: Hi, Beth, Step up problem - Sounds to me like perhaps Tweeters doesn t want off his/her cage if the bird won t step up, but does at other times. What is your reaction when your bird doesn t step up when you ask him/her to do so? If you just let the bird...

Parrots: Stop laying eggs, national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood
national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood, avian specialist: I can imagine how frustrating this must be for you. That s a lot of laying! Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about this problem and how to help your bird stop. http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00352.htm...

Parrots: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo behavior, sulphur crested cockatoo, sleep time
sulphur crested cockatoo, sleep time, mineral content: Isn t it amazing how long a memory like that can stay with us? It s quite possible that Bobby is still around you know? In psittacines (and other birds to some degree), a tongue is more than a mode of food delivery. It s a valuable tool that with a single...

Parrots: Sun Conures Sex, sun conures, avian vet
sun conures, avian vet, blood feather: Hello John, thanks for writing! First, might I suggest contacting a lab in the UK directly instead of taking your bird to an avian vet or bird shop to have them tested. Vets and stores often tack on extra costs, whereas contacting a lab can be significantly...

Parrots: My Sun conure is not very nice., sun conure, bitting
sun conure, bitting, agian: It does take time for the bird to get used to her new home, so give her time to adjust. Personally, I don t take my birds out of their cages unless it is an emergency. I like to give them the feeling of safety in their cage-they know that I wont bother them...

Parrots: senegal Parrot, senegal parrot, parrot behavior
senegal parrot, parrot behavior, environmental signals: Hello Sarah-jane, Yes your bird was masturbating, a very normal parrot behavior. Here are past answers to help you understand the environmental signals that activate breeding hormones. Having a mate is a signal so most likely he already has a mate. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Birds-General-2349/2008/1/single-male-cockatiel-displays.htm...

Parrots: senegal parrot biting, short attention spans, playstand
short attention spans, playstand, lovely bird: Hi Peggy. That s great that he will step up for you, even if only on a stick. That s a start. What I would suggest then is every time his cage is opened to allow free time, do not let him simply crawl out on his own accord. Take the stick and step him...

Parrots: my senegal parrots behaviour, senegal parrots, walking in circles
senegal parrots, walking in circles, heart shape: hi. thanks for your question. and kudos to you for taking in a third hand parrot. in regard to your senegal and his funny behavior...my guess is that he is doing that so that you will pay attention to him and come pick him up. when my bird wants to go...

Parrots: sudden aggression in blue and gold macaw, dna tests, yellow collar
dna tests, yellow collar, african grey: Separating, just as you suspect, may cause more problems than it solves. You can try shuffling the cages though. Put him where another bird is and move that cage to his spot. These are healthy exercises that not only keep the bird alert, but overall contributes...

Parrots: sunconure, ringing bells, bird owner
ringing bells, bird owner, little baby: It sounds like you ve unintentionally spoiled your little baby! Don t worry, it happens to every bird owner at least once. Think of it this way- if you had a small child, let s say a 2-year old, and he was screaming and kicking on the floor of an isle at the...

Parrots: Taming a Blue fronted amazon, blue fronted amazon, sexual maturity
blue fronted amazon, sexual maturity, tug of war: Ok, well amazons are known for their aggressive behavior during sexual maturity, so watch out for that. He is a little older so it most likely will not be a problem, but you still want to be careful. He will probably need a while to get settled into your home...

Parrots: Teaching a handicapped bird how to play?, stainless steel cage, palm nuts
stainless steel cage, palm nuts, atom ball: Haha! He sounds like such a little baby! In his other home he probably wasn t given toys that he was able to play with, so he just doesn t know what to do with them OR (more likely) he lost his foot because of a toy. You said that he was housed with another...

Parrots: Training and handling my lovebirds, having such a hard time, lovebirds
having such a hard time, lovebirds, lovebird: The best way to keep them off your shoulder (and tame them at all) is to clip the wings. Lovebirds really require lots of interaction or they will go back to wild behavior. Any bird, especially a lovebird, who can fly is going to be very difficult to tame...

Parrots: taming budgies, question pool, freak out
question pool, freak out, budgie: Hi, Rockerfeller, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. This is Chrys and you sent your question directly to me previously and I responded. Whomever you sent your same question...

Parrots: taming ..etc?, bird training, budgie
bird training, budgie, clickers: Hi, thank you for your question. If the female sees your male eating from your hand, she will follow him eventually. Budgies are just too curious and too jealous about food not to. I recommend keeping them together all the time. Budgies are very social...

Parrots: Un-fertile eggs??, fertile eggs, conure
fertile eggs, conure, christmas holiday: Hi again, Renee, Sounds like she s about to abandon the nest. If she is back to her old self and staying out of the box for half an hour, she s about ready to give in. She ll continue to worry about her eggs, it s only natural. But she knows what s going...

Parrots: wing clipping, wing muscles, chest muscles
wing muscles, chest muscles, wing clipping: You can do exercises with him to make sure he uses his wing muscles and keep his heart healthy. The January 2008 issue of BirdTalk magazine has lots of good exercises to try, so you may want to check it out. The one that will help your situation the most would...

Parrots: wirrows cockatiles, cockatiles, question pool
cockatiles, question pool, nest boxes: Hi, Janet, I found your question in the question pool this morning. I don t know why it was not answered when you submitted it. I m not sure I understand your question(s), but I ll try to answer what I think you are concerned about. The male and...

Parrots: what's wrong with my parrot?, blue fronted amazon, bird vet
blue fronted amazon, bird vet, yellow nape: Hi, Annette, I think your bird needs to be seen by a certified avian vet ASAP. Brown stuff from the mouth is not a good sign. However, it depends on what this brown stuff is. What was your bird doing when this brown stuff came out of its mouth? Some...

Parrots: yellowhead parrot, life balance issues, vet asap
life balance issues, vet asap, avian vet: hi. thanks for your question. again, i advise you to take him to the vet. he may be suffering from some type of infection or neurological/neuromuscular problem that is causing him to keep the feet closed. normally the only time a healthy bird should have issues...

Parrots: 4/5 week old Indian Ringneck, indian ringneck, strawberry jam
indian ringneck, strawberry jam, spoon fed: When it’s time to wean a bird it’s a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. Decreasing the ‘baby food’ while increasing the pellet formula (strongly suggested as opposed to an all seed diet, which is not natural for a macaw) and trying...

Parrots: 6 week old blue and gold macaw, fresh fruits vegetables, lifelong companions
fresh fruits vegetables, lifelong companions, genetic dna: Yes - absolutely get this bird to a vet. You ll need a genetic/DNA screening done. For things to screen for: Avian Polyomavirus; PBFD/Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease; Pacheco’s Disease (and in some circumstances, Chlamydophila/Psittacosis) You...

Parrots: African Grey, breeding african greys, gentle bird
breeding african greys, gentle bird, african grey: Juan, I have no experience breeding African Greys that were once tame. What concerns me is that you may lose your beautifully gentle bird because you want to breed him. Many birds bond for life; are you planning to keep this female? If not, it could...

Parrots: African Grey, egg binding, odd behaviors
egg binding, odd behaviors, female bird: Yes, for the most part, both sexes will build nests. Knowing the sex of the bird is important because females need more calcium, especially if they begin egg laying. It’s also important to curb egg laying, which can and does happen without a male...

Parrots: Agrican grey-training to step up and is bitting, flat palm, pointer finger
flat palm, pointer finger, palm down: The ‘step-up’ command is the single, most important instruction you need to teach your bird. The second most important is to step up onto a stick. Step up isn’t very difficult, no matter how old the bird is. For a larger bird you want it to step up...

Parrots: Annabelle my grey, lucky bird, sunflower seeds
lucky bird, sunflower seeds, heart trouble: You re doing fine. Okra is good, peppers are wonderful too. The kinds of seeds that should be very limited are the bird seed kind of seeds. Also, no sunflower seeds. It sounds like you love her very much and no, a bird usually won t eat too much...

Parrots: african gray diet, old wives tales, wheat couscous
old wives tales, wheat couscous, chard beets: Good question and I think I can help. Birds cannot digest dairy (no lactose); however, natural cheese and live culture, natural yogurts are great options because the lactulose is processed out or to low numbers making it safe. Soy milk is a good...

Parrots: african grey, avian vet, sleep etc
avian vet, sleep etc, flea spray: Soe, Yes, the reason she may be biting her feathers and plucking could very well be behavioral. However, I cannot completely diagnose her based upon what you are saying..she really needs to go to an avian vet. If you don t like this avian vet, take her...

Parrots: my african grey Daisy, nosed pliers, corn starch
nosed pliers, corn starch, blood feather: It s very normal for a bird to be frightened by anything bigger and above them like a balloon or kite, even streamers, decorations, etc.. Your Daisy might have bent a blood feather and you need to watch her carefully to be sure bleeding doesn t start....

Parrots: MY BABY LOVEBIRD, step options, praise praise praise
step options, praise praise praise, new cage: Thanks for getting back to me, somehow I read it as 14 weeks rather than 4 weeks. Yes, this little baby should probably be in an incubator . http://www.parrotparrot.com/lovebirds/handfeed.htm Copy and paste the above link in your address...

Parrots: Biting and African Grey - 4 yrs 7 mths old, avian vet, raging hormones
avian vet, raging hormones, mood swings: Hi Cyndy! Thank you for asking my advice. My first recommendation whenever there is a drastic change in behavior is to see an avian vet for a full work up. Often times a parrot will become suddenly aggressive when it is ill. It is best to rule out any...

Parrots: Biting Snapping Q&A, subtle signs, bath towels
subtle signs, bath towels, couple inches: When your bird starts to act ‘off’, chances are it’s been ill for quite a lot longer than you imagine. Their natural, hard-wired instincts to hide illness/weakness overrides their bonding and trust in you every time. You see, in the wild a weak or ill bird...

Parrots: BLUE & GOLD MACAW, vet appointment, avian vet
vet appointment, avian vet, egg binding: Knowing the sex of the bird is important because females need more calcium, especially if they begin egg laying. It’s also important to curb egg laying, which can and does happen without a male or any other bird around. When you have a female bird it’s...

Parrots: my b/g macaw, corn starch, beaks and wings
corn starch, beaks and wings, check ups: Hi Teresa Marie! Thank you for asking my advice! It is always best to be shown how to trim nails, beaks and wings by someone experienced first. Most vets will be happy to do this at your regular check ups. That being said you only want to trim the...

Parrots: baby blue crowned conure, odd behaviors, bird behavior
odd behaviors, bird behavior, baby bird: Yes - sounds perfectly normal. The wing lift is to try to put you under it (isn t that nice?), to snuggle in with you as if you were a nest mate. The chatter and playing shows how comfortable and happy he is. Take a look here to find out how to...

Parrots: behavior change of my green-cheeked conure., fresh fruits vegetables, cheeked conure
fresh fruits vegetables, cheeked conure, food cup: Hi, Lana, There isn t anything wrong with your conure. Actually, I don t know a conure that doesn t dump its food from the food dish. Most other parrots do this as well. They throw food out they don t like in most cases where fresh fruits/vegetables...

Parrots: Cockatoo Having Seizures, green leafy vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables
green leafy vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables, calcium supplements: Birds are not immune from having seizures. A seizure is caused by a paroxysmal, uncontrolled transient electrical discharge in the brain. Your vet needs to get a blood chemistry, but be forewarned, these are not absolute. A normal range result doesn’t...

Parrots: Our Congo African Grey parrot, congo african grey parrot, congo african grey
congo african grey parrot, congo african grey, african grey parrot: Here is the outline I follow and have all of my foster caregivers follow when a new bird enters a home. By the way - one of my best success stories is a big macaw who used to do the same thing as your grey is doing to hubby. She d run across the room...

Parrots: cage, living quarters, cockatiel
living quarters, cockatiel, new bird: Grace, Are you planning on housing the new cockatiel by itself in this cage? If so, then it is fine. You will need a separate cage anyway for when you quarantine the new bird. In order to make sure that the new cockatiel isn t carrying any hidden disease...

Parrots: cockatiel, cockatiels, pregnate
cockatiels, pregnate, ovary: Kathy, Cockatiels don t get pregnant. An egg passes to the uterus from the ovary. Whether or not a male fertilizes the egg, the uterus causes a hard shell to form over the egg, and the female passes the egg down through her vent and into her chosen nest....

Parrots: cricket, green cheek conure, chopped carrots
green cheek conure, chopped carrots, sweet potatoes: Be persistent, don t fight or force it and most of all, be creative! Try a spoon of natural babyfood. The jarred kinds of squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, etc.. Sometimes it s just a matter of finding the right consistency of fresh veggies. Chopped...

Parrots: Darren our sun conure, Bird behavior
Bird behavior: You re right, the beak grinding in the circumstances you ve described is a sign of contentment and you should be flattered! It means he trusts you - you re his flock . At this age the head bobbing and wing flapping as you ve described are remnants...

Parrots: different breeds, neutral turf, defensive move
neutral turf, defensive move, african grey: Hi Trudy, Thank you for asking my advice. I cannot tell you for certain if these birds will fight or not. Parrots are as individual as people. Some get along well with other birds of other species and others do not! What I can tell you is how to introduce...

Parrots: dog fleas on parrot, dog fleas, cat fleas
dog fleas, cat fleas, flea populations: The possibility exists that a flea might find an opportunity to take a bite of a parrot, but the probability is low. There are more than 2,000 known species of fleas. The fleas that typically reside on our cats and dogs do not prefer hosts other than mammals....

Parrots: stop feather plucking, parrots, calcium
Parrots: stop feather plucking, parrots, calcium

Parrots: falling grey, orgy room, sunflower seeds
orgy room, sunflower seeds, spice bottle: I was sort of suspecting he was on a mostly seed diet. Now I ll give you some surprising info that pet food suppliers and pet stores often don t. As unusual as it may sound, when a bird loses it’s balance, it could be the result of an internal problem....

Parrots: feather discoloration, cereal mixture, greenwing macaw
cereal mixture, greenwing macaw, vitamin d deficiency: Given the care and exposure to natural light, I m at a loss. The only option I see is to have a hands on visit with your vet to figure it out. This is one of those problems that s just not able to be addressed online. I d be very interested to...

Parrots: feather picking, full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation
full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation, bird companion: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Indian Ringneck, full spectrum bulbs, bird companion
full spectrum bulbs, bird companion, parasite infestation: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Indian Ringneck coloring & feeding, indian ringneck, seed diet
indian ringneck, seed diet, tail feathers: The coloration shouldn t be contributing to the difficulties you re seeing. So that s the good news. When it’s time to wean a bird it’s a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. Decreasing the ‘baby food’ while increasing...

Parrots: Indian Ringnecks, naomi naomi, three babies
naomi naomi, three babies, heating pad: Naomi, It doesn t make any difference when you pull them. I assume you are going to put them in a heated box, so you might want to set up the box with a heating pad (on low) under it for 24 hours before you add the babies. If you have three babies, take...

Parrots: IRN, water balloon, parrots
water balloon, parrots, vet: Hi Ryan! Thank you for asking my advice! Some birds when they are stressed will not eat in front of us, thus causing the concern that they are not eating when in fact they are. Were these birds fully weaned when you purchased them? A 5-6 week old...

Parrots: ill parrot, african grey parrot, avian vet
african grey parrot, avian vet, avian vets: Hi Lynn! Thank you for asking my advice. I am not a vet and cannot diagnose or treat an ill bird. I must stress that you really need to see an avian vet. Which city/state are you in, perhaps I can help you locate a vet nearby? Who told you to take...

Parrots: The indian ringneck, indian ringneck parrots, nestbox
indian ringneck parrots, nestbox, question thanks: You could, but then you are taking the chance that it is the male and not the female who killed the baby. You are also taking a chance that the stress of removing the male won t cause the female to abandon the baby. My suggestion is to take off the nestbox...

Parrots: info needed on mating parrot,asap, ringneck parrots, pine shavings
ringneck parrots, pine shavings, asap: Sue, 8 square sounds too small. I m make it at least 12 front to back and 8 left to right. 24 deep is find but add lots of untreated pine shavings (I mean LOTS) and make sure they can get in without jumping on and busting the eggs. It sounds like...

Parrots: My Jardine, avian vet, jardine
avian vet, jardine, behavioral changes: Emma, I m so sorry that your baby Jardine died. You took him to an avian vet, which is what is important. Unfortunately, birds don t become sick overnight. You just have to be very, very aware of any behavioral changes. Even small things. By the time...

Parrots: Lovebird has injured wing, trevor trevor, left wing
trevor trevor, left wing, vet: Trevor, I don t normally answer lovebird questions, but I am concerned about your bird. If you haven t taken her to a vet yet, please do. Any change like this would warrant a visit to the vet. Other than that, giving her rest and quiet is a good idea....

Parrots: she laid an egg!, national cockatiel society, avian specialist
national cockatiel society, avian specialist, white cockatoo: Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile and will not hatch. Laying, in birds other than chickens and other food source poultry, is not healthy...

Parrots: lovebird, cage bars, tone of your voice
cage bars, tone of your voice, sound of your voice: You might want to re-start this relationship as if it s brand new. The first thing necessary is to get the wings trimmed. Eventually you can choose to let them grow in and let him/her have full flight again, but if you have any hopes of taming and bonding...

Parrots: Male or Female make a better pet?, blue and gold macaw, female birds
blue and gold macaw, female birds, dystocia: A macaw at this age doesn t know that it s a boy or a girl. Your bird won t really begin displaying typical sexual cues until he s about 3 or 4 years old. Even then, you can keep it well under control with some regular efforts. At this point this...

Parrots: Meyers Parrot with Green Cheek Conure, meyers parrot, green cheek conure
meyers parrot, green cheek conure, budgie parakeet: Oh, I don t think you ll have any problem with this. Just by being aware of it, you re already more apt to divide your attention fairly. Not all birds need the same amount of attention either. I have a blue and gold macaw who is very needy and yet,...

Parrots: Mixing, cockatoo species, avian vet
cockatoo species, avian vet, pea fowl: What climate are you in? Are you hoping to establish a rescue or sanctuary (they are different, but you can have both). The species you mention cannot be housed together with access to each other; however, ground birds might do well with them...

Parrots: My moluccan cockatoo, umbrella cockatoo, moluccan cockatoo
umbrella cockatoo, moluccan cockatoo, social bird: Hi Tara! Thank you for asking my advice and congratulations on the new arrival! I strongly believe in the intelligence of parrots. Therefore I would hazard to say that perhaps as a child might that he is sensing the changes in you. Although you may...

Parrots: nasal odor, nares nostrils, tropical climates
nares nostrils, tropical climates, veterinary intervention: In a word, no . The reason is that you really, really need to have the type of infection diagnosed for 100% sure. Otherwise, treating a bird - or any animal - without diagnosis could make the whole situation much worse PLEASE look here for...

Parrots: new cockatiels, new birds, adequate room
new birds, adequate room, cockatiel: No, Julie, it isn t true, unless they are of the opposite sex and they begin to nest. At that point both potential parents become extremely protective of the nesting area. Other than that, with daily handling, a tame bird will remain tame. Thanks, ...

Parrots: my nipping macaw, Bird bites
Bird bites: biting is quite often actually ‘beaking’, a way that they show of attention, an interaction that s normal for them and would be well received by another bird of their species. In order to teach them that it’s not acceptable for us, when the ‘beaking’...

Parrots: Odd behavior, what does it mean?, amazon parrot, sun conure
amazon parrot, sun conure, nutritional deficiencies: More and more I m very happy that this bird is now with you. I feel you re doing all the right things and the extra precautions due to the dogs is encouraged. Your attention to detail is excellent and at this point I strongly feel this bird will...

Parrots: outside temp, blue and gold macaw, rainforest birds
blue and gold macaw, rainforest birds, human interaction: Macaws are tropical rainforest birds. The lowest temp they can tolerate is about 70-72 degrees F (21-22 C). Also, macaws don t do well as single birds kept away from human interaction. They are highly intelligent which makes them more needy of input...

Parrots: Parrot regurgitation, regurgitation, parrots
regurgitation, parrots, parrot: Tell me more about his history and how long he s been with you. How is he kept now ? Daytime only cage or does he have a nighttime cage too? Do you cover ? If so, for how long? What is the routine? Where are the other birds in relation to...

Parrots: parakeet, propylene glycol, feather mites
propylene glycol, feather mites, air sac: There is a type of mite that a wide range of birds may be infected with, called Air Sac Mites. These are not the same mites as skin or feather mites and they are not treated the same way. Without immediate attention, air sac mites progress rather quickly...

Parrots: We just got a parot, amazon parrot, home air purifiers
amazon parrot, home air purifiers, humidifyer: They molt all the time, but a couple times a year it s a big molt. The big molt should be coming to an end about now. There s no real measurement for food intake, but I do strongly suggest regular weights. Birds need to be weighed once a week....

Parrots: which parrot to choose?, indian ringneck parakeets, indian ringneck parrots
indian ringneck parakeets, indian ringneck parrots, pet diet: Prajith, I cannot answer this question simply, so I am going to say this: find a local bird club and speak with the people who own birds. You will find that each one has a different opinion about which bird is best. The best bird is the one who suits...

Parrots: which parrot to choose?, indian ringneck parrots, check ups
indian ringneck parrots, check ups, parrot seed: Hi Prajith; A hand fed parrot is a parrot that has been fed by the breeder and not it s parrots, these birds are most tame and social with humans than a parent raised bird as they know humans as their parent. Yes a fully flighted bird may fly away if...

Parrots: how do i make my parrot get pregnant, pine shavings, fertile eggs
pine shavings, fertile eggs, nestbox: Sadiq, First, parrots don t get pregnant. They lay fertilized eggs which they brood outside of their bodies. You need to have a male and a female to have fertile eggs. You also need to have a proper sized nestbox for the type of parrot you are planning...

Parrots: peeking feathers off, parasite infestation, bird companion
parasite infestation, bird companion, fungus disease: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Quaker parrott diet, quaker parrott, old wives tales
quaker parrott, old wives tales, whole grain bread: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, it’s sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: Rescued Amazon..., yellow nape amazon, cage bars
yellow nape amazon, cage bars, quite some time: You re doing a very good job. This is one truly lucky bird and I m sure you ll continue to see improvement. You ve mentioned a lot of issues that I have covered at my site so I really encourage you to check it out. Copy and paste this into your...

Parrots: Ringneck Parakeet, arangement, rubber tube
arangement, rubber tube, tube feeding: Hi, Manuel. The breeder should have taught you both ways. The type of tube feeding you mention is called gavage feeding. You can cause crop burn doing your feeding this way; you can also put the tube down the wrong side of the throat and suffocate...

Parrots: Romeo Red Belly Parrot, offensive noise, hand fed
offensive noise, hand fed, odd behavior: Sometimes there is absolutely no rhyme or reason for what we see as very odd behavior. It could be the result of something as subtle as how the bird perceives you or the other human(s) while interacting with someone else altogether. While with you...

Parrots: red lored, cuddly pets, kinds of birds
cuddly pets, kinds of birds, small kids: To be very honest, with children this young I don t blame you in considering re homing your bird. I m afraid that no matter how much you modify her behavior, she s never going to stop being a bird and kids won t stop being kids. It s inevitable a bite will...

Parrots: ring necked parrot behavior, acts of aggression, behavior question
acts of aggression, behavior question, blood panel: I m glad to see you ve kept your sense of humor. Let s give this relationship another try, but start over, like he s brand new to you ok? No more allowing him to the top of anything. He won t like this at first, but birds are very adaptable. He ll...

Parrots: ringneck, body weights, fruits vegetables
body weights, fruits vegetables, jacky: Jacky, The fact that she is beginning to eat on her own and refuse feedings means she is starting to wean. That does not mean that she should completely be taken off formula at this point; you still need to make sure she is eating plenty of fruits, vegetables,...

Parrots: rosella parrakeet, parrakeet, plastic rings
parrakeet, plastic rings, budgie: You re right - I think this is just something he s doing because for whatever reason, he likes it. I had a cockatiel that had plastic rings hanging in his cage at perch level. He would put his head down and charge straight ahead, apparently thinking...

Parrots: Sun Conure, sun conure, nocturnal birds
sun conure, nocturnal birds, decent air: Is her cage big enough to fully turn around with her wings open without touching any sides or the bottom? Yes, a cage needs to be that big, or at least close to it if the bird doesn t spend about 4 or more hours out of cage every single day. She...

Parrots: screaming senegal, Bird Screaming
Bird Screaming: When your bird screams and you react, even if you re red in the face, yelling and flailing your arms in the air, the bird is getting a reward for the scream - your attention. The worst thing you can do to a bird is deny them your attention. So, when there...

Parrots: separating conures, jenday, separate rooms
jenday, separate rooms, birds: You re quite right, birds that are allowed to share a cage will often not be as human bonded as they might be otherwise. You don t have to separate them in different rooms, that will just stress them and make them screamers. We keep our birds together,...

Parrots: stop feather plucking, full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation
full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation, bird companion: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Timneh African Grey parrot, timneh african grey parrot, african grey parrot
timneh african grey parrot, african grey parrot, timneh african grey: Kayleigh, It s not true that African Greys bond best with humans of the opposite sex. They don t understand what makes a male or a female in human beings. They bond to those who show them love and affection, and give them treats! :) The whistling,...

Parrots: Traveling, green cheeked conure, size bird
green cheeked conure, size bird, travel cage: Take him with you. The stress of being left alone for even one 24 hour period can bring on all sorts of problems in little guys like this. I ve traveled all over the country with my birds rather than leave them alone and they re very adaptable....

Parrots: taming an indian ringneck, indian ringnecks, indian ringneck
indian ringnecks, indian ringneck, loud noises: Josh, I don t know who told you that Indian Ringnecks are very loveable and sociable, because they are not. It is against their nature to be handled. They don t even socialize a great deal with their mates when caged together. They love to talk, however,...

Parrots: Weather, oil furnace, time alice
oil furnace, time alice, heat bills: You re right to be concerned about the temp. These birds are tropical birds and really shouldn t be in temps below 68 or so degrees. For ideal health they also require a relatively high humidity. At home during dry winter weather, running a vaporizer...

Parrots: weaning an African Grey, african grey, new bird
african grey, new bird, veggies: Yvonne, First, I m sorry that it took me so long to answer your question. I had a series of family issues which took me away from the computer for a while. Second, your African Grey was weaned over a month ago, especially if he is eating veggies and...

Parrots: African Grey, beak and feather disease, white feathers
beak and feather disease, white feathers, pbfd: You ve got some very keen observations and it could be the key in an uncomplicated resolution. Simply speaking it could be a parasite, but honestly speaking it won t be cured by anything from a pet store. I have never seen any of those products for...

Parrots: African Grey, african grey, play pen
african grey, play pen, unusual behavior: This is not really unusual behavior in a bird this young. He s finding out how much he can manipulate his surroundings and interactions. You can modify his behavior by not responding to it. This isn t nearly as easy as it sounds. I ve got a...

Parrots: African Grey, worm eggs, apple seeds
worm eggs, apple seeds, grey female: Worms come from ingesting the worm eggs or larvae, usually carried in infected droppings or on insects like fleas that a bird might eat. She shouldn t have the apple seeds or core, but the rest of it is just fine. She shouldn t have too much seed...

Parrots: African Grey beak, parrot species, good bones
parrot species, good bones, calcium supplement: Most birds will maintain the shape and health of their beaks by rubbing them on appropriate surfaces. For parrot species, like budgies/parakeets, cockatiels and all the way up to macaws, providing a cuttlebone, manu block or other calcium mineral block for...

Parrots: My African Grey Parrot Moulting, sleep time, bald patch
sleep time, bald patch, bucket load: Your pics came through perfectly. I only answer questions, have no idea how the site works when it comes to pics. What I d like you to do is take a look here (copy and paste into your address bar) www.4AnimalCare.org/birds I think what will help...

Parrots: African Grey Parrott, african grey parrott, african gray
african grey parrott, african gray, bird care: Some parrots will never cooperate and say words, even though they have the capability. However, one day you might suddenly discover them willing to repeat words instead of just noises. As long as they re alive, they can learn. The hard part...

Parrots: my african gray could he affect my health, allergic alveolitis, companion birds
allergic alveolitis, companion birds, air sacs: I m afraid he could. Allergic alveolitis is a problem bird keepers might encounter in themselves: (copy and paste this into your address bar) http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/alveolitis.html There are 3 types of this disease: Extrinsic...

Parrots: B&G macaw behavior's, time mommy, home mommy
time mommy, home mommy, puppy eyes: I probably won t get to all of your questions specifically, but overall, yes, it sounds like he s doing just fine and so are you! Macaws are among the only birds that blush . This is normal. They ll flush like this when excited or extremely active....

Parrots: Big Bird... 3 1/2 y/o Hahns, reef tank, gary coleman
reef tank, gary coleman, sharp head: It sounds like your Hahns is being a bird. It will be pretty impossible to correct that. Sort of like teaching like your fish to ride a bicycle. Consider the nature of the animal in order to understand the behavior. Birds are especially close to their...

Parrots: Blindness in a Congo grey, congo grey, dry seeds
congo grey, dry seeds, avian vet: I can t give you enough praise for all of your efforts for this bird. What a fantastic and truly caring job you re doing. The quick answer to whether or not to take him to the specialist is yes . Even if there s nothing that can be done, at least...

Parrots: Blue crowned conure over preening tail feathers, blue crowned conure, tail feathers
blue crowned conure, tail feathers, concure: He s very young and you have him on a very good diet. At this point just keep an eye on this, but don t expect any complications. The natty looking feathers will probably fall out over the coming weeks and new ones already behind them. Some birds...

Parrots: baby conure, baby food jars, supplemental feedings
baby food jars, supplemental feedings, orange colors: At 4 weeks this bird is too young to wean. The weaning will probably begin more at 8 weeks with supplemental feedings lasting up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer. Don t rush it. I d hold back on the millet right now. You don t want him developing...

Parrots: bald spot, avian vet, pin feathers
avian vet, pin feathers, fruits and veggies: Nutritional modifications can be found here, including home made recipes you can share with your bird www.4AnimalCare.org/birds As for vitamins and all that pet store stuff? Save your money and time. They do not work and can actually be dangerous....

Parrots: is my bird sick?, avian vet, nostrils
avian vet, nostrils, drinking water: Is there any color to this mucous? Any persistent sneezing, fluffing up, going to the bottom of the cage to rest or sleep? Do you hear wheezing or clicks when he breathes? Are you keeping the environment warm? How s his eating - other than...

Parrots: Cage bound, fruits and veggies, spoon fed
fruits and veggies, spoon fed, feather picking: The first and most important thing is to trust YOUR instincts ok? I will do my best to help you through this, but I m already not at all happy with that vet. Whatever he did to the beak is something ridiculously unwarranted to treat feather plucking....

Parrots: Conure laying eggs AGAIN, egg binding, male birds
egg binding, male birds, veterinary intervention: Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile and will not hatch. Laying, in birds other than chickens and other food source poultry, is not healthy...

Parrots: cockatiels not sitting on eggs, eggs, cracks
eggs, cracks, egg: Luanne, Throw the egg away. She obviously isn t interested in making a nest. It might be a single egg, or there might be others. If she starts making a nest, it will probably be in the corner of her cage. Those eggs you should leave for a number of...

Parrots: my cockatoo, home companions, avian vet
home companions, avian vet, vet visit: It s probably neither. This is perfectly normal freezing behavior for any bird, and most especially a young one like this. Sometimes a bird this intelligent (and toos are VERY smart!) know that their behavior gets attention and they do it on...

Parrots: how do I get my conure on a pellet diet?, goldfish crackers, sun conure
goldfish crackers, sun conure, pellet diet: It’s not easy for some birds to make the conversion, but quite often that’s because their owner is too easily swayed by their demands and fear that the bird isn’t going to eat at all if they don’t get their junk food. When I take in rescues, one of the...

Parrots: death of cockatiel, flight feathers, flying birds
flight feathers, flying birds, window blinds: Hi, Frank, I m sorry for your loss. I m not a vet, but the liquid was likely body fluids. This liquid probably didn t contribute to the bird s death...it was the result of her death. She must have hit the window just right this time. Our homes...

Parrots: Too many eggs, umbrella cockatoo, good sources of calcium
umbrella cockatoo, good sources of calcium, egg binding: It s very wise of you to suspect that this isn t a good thing. When a bird lays she’s got a very increased risk for egg binding or Dystocia, both potentially life threatening situations that would require immediate veterinary intervention. Even...

Parrots: Feather plucking, parasite infestation, bird companion
parasite infestation, bird companion, avian vet: Not a likely cause of plucking, airborne toxicities (such as CO2/carbon dioxide or gas) would lend to wasting, slowly declining or in the alternative, sudden death. Birds should never be kept near or in kitchens, but with extraordinary precautions such...

Parrots: Feeding young conures, spray millet, cold drafts
spray millet, cold drafts, conures: Hi, Pam, When young parrots start nibbling on everything they can get their beaks on, it is time to start offering other types of food. This is typical for conures of 4 weeks of age. I recommend, however, that you start introducing fresh vegetables, fruit,...

Parrots: My African Grey Parrot Moulting, playgym, little toys
Parrots: My African Grey Parrot Moulting, playgym, little toys, african grey

Parrots: African Grey Parrott, 18 years
Parrots: African Grey Parrott, 18 years

Parrots: death of cockatiel, cranial trauma, cerebral fluid
Parrots: death of cockatiel, cranial trauma, cerebral fluid, budgies

Parrots: feeding parrot cat food??, bird pellets, sun conure
bird pellets, sun conure, hungry birds: This isn t true and thank you so much for asking first! Good job! Just because it looks the same, some people who aren t very well informed think it must be the same thing. Sadly, their hungry birds will probably eat it and the only symptom these...

Parrots: galah cockatoo behaviour change, squirrel feeder, vet check
squirrel feeder, vet check, check ups: You re not the only owner who has suddenly discovered a bird may be fickle. Scruffy may also be, as you suspect, reacting to your reduced attentions in that you re spending more time away from home these days. While birds don t care for change, they...

Parrots: what is a good age to get a quaker parrot?, quaker parrot, cockateils
quaker parrot, cockateils, cockateil: You might be surprised to learn that any aged bird can be taught to not bite in most cases. Since you ve had experience before in taming the meanest cockatiel , I have no doubt you ll succeed with this Quaker or any other bird you set your mind to....

Parrots: Jardine and Lovebird, travel cage, situation 5
travel cage, situation 5, diarhea: First, I m deeply sorry for your loss. I understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved companion bird. It s very nice that you rescued the lovey and I believe you can integrate everyone with some basic steps. Birds, by the way, are very adaptable....

Parrots: Lovebird regurgitating food, sterile eggs, companion birds
sterile eggs, companion birds, males and females: Birds don’t actually go into a ‘heat’, but they sure do engage in some similar behaviors once they’re sexually mature. Some of these signs are first noted by a change of mood, becoming more nippy, protective of their territory (cage), less vocalizations (or...

Parrots: lovebird, smart animals, lucky bird
smart animals, lucky bird, lovey: I ll bet you pay attention when he does this. Birds learn quickly to do things that get attention. They also sometimes do things just because it entertains themselves. If your lovey is eating, drinking and otherwise as healthy as usual, it s probably...

Parrots: lovebirds mating, fresh fruits vegetables, female mate
fresh fruits vegetables, female mate, egg layer: By not giving a nesting box it will help prevent laying, so that s a very good idea. If she does lay eggs, leaving them with her until she tires of them (it can be after a few days or up to a month) will often help curb further laying. There are...

Parrots: MaCaw, physical causation, gram stains
physical causation, gram stains, gold macaw: A sudden behavioral change like this is of concern and speaking from experience, yes, you need to get him to his vet. You should insist on a blood panel, gram stains/cultures, x-rays, even oral/crop/tracheal swabs and so on. From the sound of it,...

Parrots: Macaw, sized cage, last question
sized cage, last question, seatbelt: You can either secure your bird in a travel carrier made for birds (which will have a perch firmly installed) or you can use a smaller, but still comfortable sized cage appropriate for your bird. The cage needs to be secured in the back seat and strapped...

Parrots: Macaw Decibel Level and Infants, loud screams, health and happiness
loud screams, health and happiness, decibel level: I understand your concerns and made sure I double checked my info before getting back to you. First - a few days of visiting with even regular loud screams will not harm a child (or adult s) hearing. The human ear can handle quite a bit of assault....

Parrots: Maroon Bellied Conure -draft?, being cold, old wives
being cold, old wives, bird cage: All those tales of drafts being deadly are greatly exaggerated. There are a few reasons this old wives tale might have started, among the most reasonable being that when a bird is cold, they ll fluff up and tuck in, nuzzling their head and beak into...

Parrots: maturing parrot, double yellow headed amazon, double yellow headed amazon parrot
double yellow headed amazon, double yellow headed amazon parrot, good sources of calcium: At five years old she s plenty old enough to have begun laying. This isn t anything you really want her to do though. It s by far better to continue whatever you re doing to keep her a non-layer. Unless you re trying to breed (you didn t mention...

Parrots: Parrot Eggs, egg binding, 2 eggs
egg binding, 2 eggs, layed: If these eggs haven t been nested or brooded for a couple of days, they are not viable. You can just remove them. It would be a good idea to curb the egg laying since this behavior often leads to health problems and could result in egg binding or dystocia,...

Parrots: Parrot Itching in Anus area, sulfur crested cockatoo, vent area
sulfur crested cockatoo, vent area, purse string: The cloaca is also known as the vent in a bird, the opening from which both feces and urine exit the bird. In males it is also where the delivery tube (epididymis) for sperm from the vas deferens meets with the female’s cloaca which receives it for fertilization...

Parrots: pain med for my double yellow head parrot, yellow head parrot, medicam
yellow head parrot, medicam, pain med: You re doing all the right things. I know it s just awful to see a bird in need and not be able to make it all better instantly. What kind of food is your bird eating? Does he like any particular fresh foods? How old is he? Do you have his...

Parrots: parakeet eggs, fresh fruits vegetables, egg layer
fresh fruits vegetables, egg layer, calcium deficiency: the male should help the female incubate the egg, but since he s been separated, keep a close eye on them if you attempt this. Also, the female breaking the eggs indicates they are not viable to begin with (usually); however, it may also indicate she...

Parrots: plucking, full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation
full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation, bird companion: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: poisonous nut?, solomon isle eclectus, apple seeds
solomon isle eclectus, apple seeds, black walnuts: Hickory nuts and black walnuts are ok in moderation, but hardly worth the effort. Eclectus find them especially hard nuts to crack and to be honest, there are plenty of other better choices. Almonds, Walnuts for example. Apple seeds - that would be...

Parrots: Quaker Poop, fatty liver disease, quaker parrot
fatty liver disease, quaker parrot, vet visit: I m with you Jennifer. I d be concerned too. I m not thinking fatty liver disease as much as some other cause for internal bleeding high up in the digestive tract. There might be pancreatic disease or even chlamydia (less likely, but possible) ...

Parrots: Quaker Wheezing/Sneezing after 2 vet trips, enterococcus species, quaker parrot
enterococcus species, quaker parrot, vet trips: That s a very prudent question about the potential for mold, but I haven t found any problems over the years. Of course this is California and there s rarely a day when we can t ventilate by opening a window or door. HEPA filters are excellent, but...

Parrots: my quaker, subtle signs, pain medication
subtle signs, pain medication, loss of balance: When your bird starts to act ‘off’, chances are it’s been ill for quite a lot longer than you imagine. Their natural, hard-wired instincts to hide illness/weakness overrides their bonding and trust in you every time. You see, in the wild a weak or ill bird...

Parrots: rescue parrot won't perch, moluccan cockatoo, pet qualities
moluccan cockatoo, pet qualities, lucky bird: It sounds like this lucky bird found a perfect home and I ll be glad to work with you on this. I am concerned that he s not perching. It s not at all unusual for them to cling to a cage side for the first day or so, but a week, yes, that s not right....

Parrots: runny droppings, dark leafy greens, food colorings
dark leafy greens, food colorings, pelleted diets: It s not really unusual for a tiel, or any bird, to drink a lot at certain times. In their natural habitat, water sources aren t just a couple steps away like they are in a caged environment. Instinct dictates that they drink their fill when they are...

Parrots: Salmon Crested Cockatoo dying, salmon crested cockatoo, fatty liver disease
salmon crested cockatoo, fatty liver disease, seed diet: As unusual as it may sound, when a bird loses it’s balance, it could be the result of an internal problem. Let’s go over a few of the more common: Sometimes a tumor on the kidney will not appear on the outside of the body, but other symptoms such...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot Behaviour, vet appointment, parrot behaviour
vet appointment, parrot behaviour, herkie: I know exactly what you re feeling about the peanuts. One of the most respected suppliers of bird (and other pet) needs I use, not only sells a seed/pellet mix with peanuts, but they also, unfortunately, sell most mixes with sunflower seeds. They are,...

Parrots: screaming cockatoo, umbrella cockatoo, nocturnal birds
umbrella cockatoo, nocturnal birds, old umbrella: I give rescued and resigned birds new homes all the time; many of them either are surrendered because they re screamers to begin with, others will become that way out of fear and insecurity upon being re homed. Here is my method for making a difference...

Parrots: sneezing blue and gold macaw, tropical climates, nares nostrils
tropical climates, nares nostrils, nasal discharge: There are quite a few possible causes of sneezing with a bird. Rhinitis (inflammation of the nares/nostrils). There would likely be a nasal discharge involved that may be clear, cloudy or yellowish; thick or thin. This isn t a necessary symptom though....

Parrots: sunconre that bites, sad history, inter action
sad history, inter action, beautiful bird: What a BEAUTIFUL bird and wonderful thing you re doing. You re very right that Moo likely has issues with people she perceives a threat (like her former owners), but I m confident you can overcome this with a couple little changes and patience. First...

Parrots: I want to tame my African Grey, fracture bones, crash landings
fracture bones, crash landings, play gym: Yes - you can. He s got another 50+ years ahead of him - and they are always learning. What happened isn t uncommon. Some people over do the trimming at first rather than slowly. A baby clip should have been done, eventually progressing to a...

Parrots: weaning ringneck parrots, chard beets, companion birds
chard beets, companion birds, seed diet: You re doing very well and weaning slowly is a good idea. This is an appropriate time. When it’s time to wean a bird it’s a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. Decreasing the ‘baby food’ while increasing the pellet formula (strongly...

Parrots: yellownape amazon, sexual maturity, successful ways
sexual maturity, successful ways, amazon: I think a lot of people use that as an excuse rather than make some extra efforts. It s nice to see that you want to avoid this and yes, you can. Did you have him DNA sexed ? It s important to know the sex for sure. One of the most successful...

Parrots: Amazon losing nare hairs, beak and feather disease, yellow naped amazon
beak and feather disease, yellow naped amazon, mite infection: The location of the feather loss is of the most concern and unfortunately is usually indicative of disease. You can do this yourself to a point. For things to screen for: Avian Polyomavirus; PBFD/Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease; Pacheco’s Disease...

Parrots: african greys, old wives tales, wheat couscous
old wives tales, wheat couscous, chard beets: There s a great deal of info about overall bird care all in one place, with pics here: www.4AnimalCare.org/birds So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous...

Parrots: allergic to my parrot, rash on hands and feet, rash on hands
rash on hands and feet, rash on hands, allergic alveolitis: It s not uncommon for people to be allergic to Greys, they are a pretty high dander bird. Hopefully, with some regular efforts that may seem tedious to begin with, you can all live in harmony for decades to come. Allergic alveolitis is a problem...

Parrots: BABY LOVEBIRD BALDING, baby lovebirds, improper nutrition
baby lovebirds, improper nutrition, liver problems: It’s not something we see everyday, but sometimes a parent (or even both parents) will begin feather plucking their chicks. Sometimes it’s a matter of mom (the usual culprit) getting carried away while preening. It’s perfectly normal for her to pull the...

Parrots: my bird is aggresive, cage bars, cage bird
cage bars, cage bird, tone of your voice: A baby like this probably isn t aggressive as much as it is afraid. There are a few easy steps to take to make this an easier transition and you can see how it s done here: www.4AnimalCare.org/birds When a bird is new to a home you have to be very...

Parrots: biting, lunging and screaming, shiny things, new territory
shiny things, new territory, biter: When the bird bites, it’s getting feedback that it likes and that s why they continues. It might be out of habit, giving them a sense of security in that this action results in that action (or sound) from you. You just have to change the result in order...

Parrots: blue and gold macaw, blue and gold macaw, average life span
blue and gold macaw, average life span, mango papaya: This action is often a submissive or nurturing behavior that is undertaken to find favor with their mate, potential mate or in this case, their favorite human (you) Discourage it by turning your back or quietly walking away when it begins (the moment...

Parrots: care and feed 4 week old love birds parents abanded, baby chick, abanded
baby chick, abanded, professional formula: Weaning ages vary depending on the type of bird. Your lovies aren t terribly young so this is probably going to work out well. You absolutely, positively cannot feed them just oatmeal though. They will not live. You need a professional formula food...

Parrots: My cockatiel, cage mate, vet visit
cage mate, vet visit, two birds: You re doing a very good job with the sleep hours. 12 hours nighttime and 12 hours daytime is appropriately increased to 13 hours nighttime and 11 hours daytime come winter and shorter daylight hours. Chances are sleep problems aren t behind this....

Parrots: cockatiel eyesight, night blindness, nightlight
night blindness, nightlight, parrots: In a way, yes. Parrots (cockatiels are also parrots ) roost at night, so they have very poor night vision. Cockatiels are quite known for having what s called night frights . Something they might see or hear while sleeping in their cage at night causes...

Parrots: Is my cockatoo making me sick?, umbrella cockatoo, pet birds
umbrella cockatoo, pet birds, great personality: Cockatoos are probably the most intensely allergen causing of all pet birds. the being sick and vomiting part is pretty severe though, since usually it s a respiratory reaction seen. For this reason I d have to strongly suggest you see a doctor about...

Parrots: feathers, oral medication, three birds
oral medication, three birds, nares: Excellent picture, thank you for including it. There is certainly a moult happening, but I also see the area you re talking about around the nares. I don t believe this is mites, but a skin scraping will be very worthwhile to not only rule it out for...

Parrots: female eclectus maturing, female eclectus, good sources of calcium
female eclectus, good sources of calcium, egg binding: A clutch will usually consist of 2 eggs, up to 4. When a bird lays more than this, it s over-laying and can be very serious health problem. With some very minor efforts owners can prevent birds from ever laying eggs. When a bird lays she’s...

Parrots: my female Indian Ringneck parrot, gram stains, home companions
gram stains, home companions, avian vet: The crop is the pouch-like area where food the bird eats first goes to slowly enter the rest of the digestive system. When a bird is a baby, the crop is extremely large and elastic - often looking enormously engorged after they ve been fed. As a bird...

Parrots: friends lovebird died, matter of survival, stressful period
matter of survival, stressful period, lovebirds: What a good friend you are! While birds like this do tend to bond for what can be a lifetime, birds are remarkably resilient creatures. They need to be. It s a matter of survival. Some will go through a period of what seems like depression, but with...

Parrots: •••what would give a bird diarrhea•••
First, let me commend you on your excellent care of Koko and doing so many right things. Now there s just one more right thing to do, that all bird owners need to do regularly. A vet visit - as soon as possible. I get every single bird that...

Parrots: what is a good bird for my brother, sized bird, tiny bird
sized bird, tiny bird, bird care: For a ten year old - you ll be better off with a medium sized bird that can t remove fingers when they bite, or cause serious damage. You don t want a tiny bird that can be injured easily either. The best bird might be a cockatiel. They are very...

Parrots: Molting, american cockatiel society, old wives tales
american cockatiel society, old wives tales, harmony animal hospital: Birds going through a molting season may look ragged and have what appear to be bald spots, but if you see little pin feathers coming in and not being plucked out, chances are you’re not dealing with a self-mutilation behavior, but a common molt - which is...

Parrots: mitred conure sick, gram negative bacteria, troublesome point
gram negative bacteria, troublesome point, domestic birds: I m very sorry for your loss. Your vet is absolutely right about birds being masters at hiding illnesses until the very last stages. I encourage all bird owners to get weekly weights using a gram scale on their birds for a better idea of how they re...

Parrots: new bird and old aviary, west nile virus, aviary
west nile virus, aviary, new bird: Parrots, like most birds, sleep about 12 hours (or should) plus take little naps throughout the day. Bacteria and fungi in the soil and growth of this aviary are the biggest threats; however, mosquitoes and other insects may be dangerous depending on...

Parrots: new lovebird, male birds, familiar surroundings
male birds, familiar surroundings, lovey: Yes, it could be a normal reaction to the stress of a move from familiar surroundings to a new home. It s also typical for many species of male birds to not chirp as much at this time of year. Nighttime and daytime hours should be divided at 12...

Parrots: Pet Parrot, pet parrot, loving birds
pet parrot, loving birds, free flight: Parrots are very intelligent and loving birds. Your bird wants your company - and probably wants to come of the cage. If it s safe to do so, especially if your bird s wings are trimmed to prevent free flight and accidents, take him out and just let him...

Parrots: quaker biting feet and screaming, quaker parrot, behavior modifications
quaker parrot, behavior modifications, drawing blood: The first step would be to have a vet do a hands on exam and either evaluate the feet under a special light or with a skin scraping to be certain there s no parasite or infection of any kind. Some of these things are microscopic and no matter what, we...

Parrots: Rescued cockatiel with splayed leg, rope perch, cage mate
rope perch, cage mate, canary nest: The best option for her is to keep her perches low, especially for nighttime. A rope perch can flex from bottom to top and at night you can simply bring the top part of it down to a lower level so even if she falls, it won t hurt. There is one thing...

Parrots: Scarlet Macaw not eating, scarlet macaw, new cage
scarlet macaw, new cage, clear eyes: Let s try to take this one step at a time ok. First, the pinfeathers are perfectly normal for now. You can help his overall feather quality by putting a vaporizer near his new cage (not a humidifier). Eventually you should be able to take him to the shower...

Parrots: Severe macaw behaviour, beaking, bird behavior
beaking, bird behavior, mating behavior: When it comes to many birds, especially parrots, communicating a wealth of information to each other is done through ‘beaking’. Sometimes this involves giving each other a nudge, rub, nip or even a bite to indicate displeasure, a warning, self protection...

Parrots: Sun Conure, mollucan cockatoo, sun conure
mollucan cockatoo, sun conure, set ups: A young bird like this is a very good candidate for turning around from not being handled much to becoming a very nice companion. What it will need most of all is a lot of time. A play top is something I don t mind for smaller birds that are already...

Parrots: sevier mccaw, blue gold macaw, gentle creatures
blue gold macaw, gentle creatures, upstairs bedroom: I m very glad you have this little macaw. It s very sad to know that people are so irresponsible and cruel to intelligent, gentle creatures like this. At just 6 years old, there s still another 45 or so years ahead of him (or her) so you can certainly...

Parrots: sexing sun conures, dna sampling, sun conure
dna sampling, sun conure, blood feather: Yes, http://healthgene.com/Avian I strongly recommend against using a blood feather to send in as a sample. This can cause uncontrolled blood loss and in some cases may actually lead to feather plucking. I don’t understand why these labs still encourage...

Parrots: strange budgie behaviour, water cups, mating behavior
water cups, mating behavior, males and females: It sounds like your bird is displaying mating behavior. Birds don’t actually go into a ‘heat’, but they sure do engage in some similar behaviors once they’re sexually mature. Some of these signs are first noted by a change of mood, becoming more nippy,...

Parrots: Umbrella Cockatoo, umbrella cockatoo, paw paw
umbrella cockatoo, paw paw, wing feathers: You are doing an absolutely fantastic job with this truly blessed bird. Everything from feeding to attention is ideal. Did this vet do a skin scraping or biopsy to check for any skin or feather disease? Have blood samples been taken and the bird...

Parrots: Unknown Cause of Runny Nares - Amazon Parrot, red lored amazon, apple cider vinegar
red lored amazon, apple cider vinegar, red lored amazon parrot: You ve done ALL the right things and I commend you for that. Now, let s approach this from an allergy standpoint, which yes, it very well could be. Our blue & gold macaw (Sadie) has this condition flare up twice a year during high pollen counts. It’s...

Parrots: unfertilized egg, good sources of calcium, egg binding
good sources of calcium, egg binding, male birds: What you re seeing is a very serious situation Sammie. You ve described it very well. The cloaca is also known as the vent in a bird, the opening from which both feces and urine exit the bird. In males it is also where the delivery tube (epididymis)...

Parrots: Weaning a B&G macaw, avian vet, seed diet
avian vet, seed diet, gram scale: When it’s time to wean a bird it’s a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. Decreasing the ‘baby food’ while increasing the pellet formula (strongly suggested as opposed to an all seed diet, which is not natural for a macaw) and continuing...

Parrots: YELLOW HEADED AMAZON, social companion, yellow headed amazon
social companion, yellow headed amazon, amazons: You re not entirely wrong about these birds tending toward picking one mate, in the wild. Fortunately, you aren t in the wild ;) With regular efforts and interaction, as well as support from your husband in his encouraging it, your amazon can bond to...

Parrots: Yellow-Headed Amazon, warm moist air, vitamin a deficiency
warm moist air, vitamin a deficiency, sweet potatoes: Vitamin A deficiency is a rather common condition. Vitamin A is most ideally received from natural foods like sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, squash and other dark colored vegetables. If your bird doesn’t care for fresh vegetables, a ˝ teaspoon of natural...

Parrots: Yellow-headed Amazon, male parrots, yellow headed amazon
male parrots, yellow headed amazon, better life: Yes, both sexes masturbate. A female tends to lift her tail and back up to an object or perch; a male will typically lower his tail and approach an object or perch. Keeping both birds shouldn t be a problem and they may thrive in each others company;...

Parrots: 5 YR OLD MALE SENEGAL, kim hi, parrot behavior
kim hi, parrot behavior, accurate history: Hi, Kim, The chances of taming down a breeder bird of his age are slim to none, but it might be able to be done with much patience and time, on both your parts. In addition, you ll have to be knowledgeable/experienced enough in parrot behavior in general...

Parrots: Alexandrian Parrot, indian ringneck parakeets, alexandrian parrots
indian ringneck parakeets, alexandrian parrots, nasty habit: I m very glad a responsible home like yours is including Klondike as part of the family. I ll try to address each question here: 1. It s best NOT to keep two birds like this together in the same cage, but certainly have two birds in nearby cages...

Parrots: Alexandrian Parrots, alexandrian parrots, wing clipping
alexandrian parrots, wing clipping, proper nutrition: Hi Kevin, you re right to be wondering about the proper nutrition for these gorgeous parrots. Rice isn t nearly enough and peas are very good (boiled is ok, but don t overcook them; they should still be bright green). When it comes to wing clipping, I...

Parrots: Amazon Parrot, amazon parrot, avian vet
amazon parrot, avian vet, 10yo: Thanks for the extra info. I d like to have him seen for a hands-on exam just to be sure and have a general health screening. You do not need to see a specifically avian vet, although this is preferred. Many regular DVM s are experienced and adept at caring...

Parrots: african grey, magnificent creatures, african grey
magnificent creatures, african grey, funny sound: I think what you suspect is what s happening and she s continuing chick feeding behavior. It s probably out of habit at this point and a reward she s perceiving in your reaction to it. It s also not unusual for a bird to bond to just one or two people...

Parrots: Baby Ringneck, fledge, baby bird
fledge, baby bird, first flight: Hi, Sandra, Each baby bird is different, but most ringnecks would leave their nesting box at around 4 weeks of age, some later, some earlier, just depending on the individual bird and how well the bird is progressing. When they first leave the nesting...

Parrots: Blue Fronted Amazon, full spectrum bulbs, blue fronted amazon
full spectrum bulbs, blue fronted amazon, bird companion: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: My Blue & Gold Macaw, full spectrum bulbs, bird companion
full spectrum bulbs, bird companion, parasite infestation: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Blue/gold macaw feather plucking, medical caregiver, flight feathers
medical caregiver, flight feathers, avian vet: After reading through your question it seems a nearly perfect macaw world there. Good job! Then we come to the ...won t eat pellet food and the answer could be right there. A largely seed diet can cause all sorts of illnesses that may result in feather...

Parrots: Bonding, gentle time, intelligent animals
gentle time, intelligent animals, poor bird: This kind of behavior is of concern and could very well hurt someone. The stance you re seeing is typical of a bird trying to make themselves look bigger and more imposing and they re usually pretty serious about landing a bite if necesssary. This bird...

Parrots: Breeding Macaws part two, pine shavings, endearing qualities
pine shavings, endearing qualities, macaws: You re doing everything right that I can tell so far. I m not sure if I gave this to you before, but it s a good guide (it s for Hyacinths, but applies for B&G s too) http://www.birdcare.com.au/hyacinth_macaw.htm Make sure the shavings are absolutely...

Parrots: Budgie and parrots, monk parrot, male parrots
monk parrot, male parrots, budgie: Dear Rose, thank you for your question. I wouldn t house them together. They all have different body and spoken language and may not understand a warning from another bird. It s okay to let them meet outside the cage, but you should be present all the...

Parrots: Budgies, Cockatiels or Lovebirds?, palm nuts, cockatiels
palm nuts, cockatiels, macaws: One of the best first birds that can be very affectionate are cockatiels. Like any bird though, they require daily attention in order to be friendly - and that means no less than 4 to 8 hours a day out of cage. While tiels can bite pretty hard, if...

Parrots: baby lovebirds, baby lovebirds, extreme stress
baby lovebirds, extreme stress, leaving the nest: At this point you might want to try to take them out during the day, but keep them in a cage together and right next to their parents. If one of the chicks is especially small (which wouldn t be unusual) you can leave that one with the parents - more focused...

Parrots: baby macaw, sensitive beaks, bowel motions
sensitive beaks, bowel motions, moderate selection: Your first description about the sound of nasal build up is something pretty common for macaws. Of course it s just the sound . This is what a macaw sounds like. As if they re talking into a can or bowl (and most macaws will actually do this. They ll put...

Parrots: how do they have babys, male mates, egg tooth
male mates, egg tooth, little chick: A male mates with the female which fertilizes her eggs internally. A few days (or several days) later the female lays the egg which is now hard shelled, but has the embryo inside being fed by the large yolk. As the embryo grows the yolk size decreases....

Parrots: blue and gold macaw, feathers, page www
feathers, page www, siblings: At this point she should have her feathers and be looking pretty spectacular, not scraggly. I d like you to visit my site and use the option to submit a photo. I can t post my email here (I d be flooded in spam), so please stop by my page www.4Animalcare.org...

Parrots: Is my budgie ill?, animal vet, vent area
animal vet, vent area, kingston jamaica: Dear Jo, thank you for your question. Most houseplants are at least mildly toxic for birds. I cannot say if the plant your budgie at was toxic, I would need the scientific name of the plant for that. But it doesn t sound very good. Here s the website of...

Parrots: budgie question, egg laying, female birds
egg laying, female birds, cage floor: Poor Gertrude, her little egg is taking the place of Terrence in her attentions, but I m afraid that since he passed away 3 weeks ago this egg isn t his . Female birds often lay eggs even without a mate (think of all the chickens laying all those eggs people...

Parrots: budgies??, avian vet, small birds
avian vet, small birds, red skin: First and foremost take a breath. Let s take this one step at a time ok? Evie isn t sitting at the bottom of the cage right? She s not fluffed up all the time, sleeping all the time, not eating/drinking, or looking sick ? Her droppings are normal? ...

Parrots: budgies??, spray millet, budgie
spray millet, budgie, poop: Dear Susan, thank you for your question. The male should be able to get the poop off himself. If he doesn t manage to do so, it s not a problem, it just doesn t look nice. It will fall off eventually. Keep an eye on it to make sure that the piece isn t getting...

Parrots: whether to take back my Catalina Macaw, magnificent birds, second thought
magnificent birds, second thought, catalina: This wouldn t be a second thought for me, yes, take her back. It doesn t matter if she remembers you or not, what matters is that she s loved and cared for, and wanted. If you ve had a bond before you can get one again Given that these magnificent...

Parrots: Cockatiel shaking his head?, little birds, regurgitation
little birds, regurgitation, kiwi: You can relax, he won t shake his head off or hurt himself. It s actually pretty common. These are adorable, smart little birds aren t they? Is he new to you? Is there a certain pitch that he seems to respond to? The shaking isn t up and down like he s...

Parrots: Cockatoo Behavior, drs foster and smith, cockato
drs foster and smith, cockato, parental stress: I m sorry, forgot about the fabric issue. I ve found similar activity in all of the larger parrots. My macaws are fabric chewers and one of my Cockatoo rescue homes has just learned to live with it as well. We ve opted to give the birds something safe...

Parrots: Cockatoos ag, problem birds, quality interaction
problem birds, quality interaction, interaction time: Being relatively new to this home the bird needs a sense of control in order to feel safe. Staying in his cage is one of those means of control; however, it can become a problem. Birds sometimes become cage bound , almost impossible to get out of the cage...

Parrots: Conure Beaks, avian vet, concrete cement
avian vet, concrete cement, cuttlebone: Beaks are like fingernails and wear down from the outside, often giving the appearance of being cracked . Make sure your companion has a mineral block and a cuttlebone in the cage, along with a concrete, cement or calcium perch (a rough perch available...

Parrots: cage??, animal equipment, rust
animal equipment, rust, paint: Dear Jimmie, thank you for your question. I think it would be better to sand down the cage and paint it again or at least the parts that have rusted. You can use acryllic paint, there are brands that are safe to use for children s toys, those are also safe...

Parrots: my cockateils, female cockatiel, vet visits
female cockatiel, vet visits, emergency vet: I m so glad you asked this first - before they mate. You need to be prepared for the emergency vet visits that can result when a young, new mating pair like this have chicks and some (or all) of the chicks fail to thrive. Are you ready to get their formula...

Parrots: my cockatiel, fruits and veggies, baby carrot
fruits and veggies, baby carrot, sweet potatoes: It may depend on the fruit or veggie and how it s presented. Sometimes they prefer the veggies cooked and the fruit chopped up; or hang veggies from the top of the cage, clip to the side with a clothespin - get creative. One of my favorite tiels loved...

Parrots: about my cockatoo, sulphur crested cockatoo, rope toys
sulphur crested cockatoo, rope toys, bird toys: Bird toys are perfectly safe, as long as you buy them from good companies. You may want to have a vet look at her to make sure that the plucking isn t due to a disease, but I expect that it s due to boredom. Find 4 or 5 toys that are made for Cockatoos and...

Parrots: conjure, avian vet, asparin
avian vet, asparin, water dishes: Just because a parrot is injured doesn t mean they re feeling pain. At least not pain like humans might experience. Keep in mind that not using a limb really doesn t necessarily mean anything more than it cannot be used. Giving an avian medication...

Parrots: conure as changed towards me, dna testing, sum reason
dna testing, sum reason, loud noises: Shelley, does she get out of her cage every day? The behavior you re describing is something I see when birds are in their cage too much. I m not fond of adding anything to a bird s food either. I have never used these things - there are so many other...

Parrots: conure food, avian vet, vitamins minerals
avian vet, vitamins minerals, food question: Hi again, Heidi, Normally, the food producer puts the ingredients of the food on their website, along with other nutritional data. If not, you can call them and ask. If you are going to keep birds, you ll need to learn what is nutritional and what isn...

Parrots: conure with something sticking out of her, nanday conure, female bird
nanday conure, female bird, 23 years: What you re describing could be an egg trying to make it s way out. Even if she s never laid one in her life, if this is a female bird, it s possible all the time. When this happens, the bird needs vet intervention quickly. No exceptions. Even if this...

Parrots: egg laying, national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood
national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood, avian specialist: (Chronic) egg laying is not healthy, normal or something that should be ignored. All steps you can take to stop this behavior should be taken and right away. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about...

Parrots: erratic behavior?, plastic birds, avian vet
plastic birds, avian vet, blood feather: Dear Susan, thank you for your question. It s a bit hard to say without having seen the behaviour, but I can think of two things. Budgies bob their head a lot when they are courting each other, but it s more something that males do and it s usually accompanied...

Parrots: Blue Fronted Amazon, blue fronted amazon, scout owner
Parrots: Blue Fronted Amazon, blue fronted amazon, scout owner, mickey blue

Parrots: Cockatoo Behavior, blue heeler, cockatoo
Parrots: Cockatoo Behavior, blue heeler, cockatoo, flap

Parrots: conure as changed towards me, suitable mate, parrots
Parrots: conure as changed towards me, suitable mate, parrots, cactus

Parrots: Male Cockatoo Screaming/Mating, seperation anxiety, spring fever
Parrots: Male Cockatoo Screaming/Mating, seperation anxiety, spring fever, female bird

Parrots: parrot egg, yolk, heartache
Parrots: parrot egg, yolk, heartache, stroke

Parrots: senegal parrot, parrot, egg
Parrots: senegal parrot, parrot, egg, senegal

Parrots: vomiting Eclectus, male eclectus, digestive system
Parrots: vomiting Eclectus, male eclectus, digestive system, parrots

Parrots: flying insects, types of moths, fungus gnats
types of moths, fungus gnats, dear nora: Dear Nora, thank you for your question. Do you have any houseplants near the cage? Often, flys live in those, for example fungus gnats. You could also try sticky traps, many flies are attracted to the yellow kind. You just need to make sure the birds cannot...

Parrots: Help! 6 year old lovebird with constant 6 year problem., anything soft, avian rescue
anything soft, avian rescue, lovebird: Dear Alyssa, thank you for your question. There is no way to minimize this except getting a partner of his own species for your bird, all parrots are extremely social. He s lonely and will accept any substitute for a female, such as toy birds ect., but that...

Parrots: help me, cage setup, male bird
cage setup, male bird, keets: Hi, AA, 1. Male keets have blue ceres (the cere is the colored area above the beak). Females have brown/beige/tan/white ceres. 2. Your female could be aggressive toward the other bird if she s been alone for 6 years, but this doesn t necessarily explain...

Parrots: Incoherent conure, blue and gold macaw, conure
blue and gold macaw, conure, food bowl: Hi Ivana, what you re hearing with the talking and crying at night is a self-soothing and very common behavior in parrots. I ve got a blue and gold macaw that does this regularly. Yours might be a little worse though because you ve established a feedback...

Parrots: Indian Ringneck Parrot, indian ringneck parrot, ring neck parrots
indian ringneck parrot, ring neck parrots, hi jack: Hi, Jack, There is no set age. It just depends on the individual bird. Some birds never talk....there are no guarantees when it comes to birds. Birds don t actually talk, they mimic sounds they hear. Some birds pick up/say words/phrases they hear only...

Parrots: indian ringneck parrots, indian ringneck parrots, sun flower seeds
indian ringneck parrots, sun flower seeds, fatty liver disease: Aside from the sunflower seeds - you re feeding your parrots excellent choices. Sunflower seeds are very bad for birds though and can cause fatty liver disease, so replace them with a quality seed mix that doesn t include them. Try some pellets too (about...

Parrots: Joey, flock leader, intelligent birds
flock leader, intelligent birds, self mutilation: I m glad you re trying to remain in this for the duration. Let s keep this perspective: He s been taken out of the place he felt familiar with and thrust into new surroundings without anyone asking him how he feels about it. Remember, just as you re...

Parrots: my jenday conure, fatty liver disease, jenday conure
fatty liver disease, jenday conure, keel bone: I believe what you re seeing and feeling is her keel bone , perfectly normal. You might be surprised to learn that the most millet she should have is about the size of your thumb and no more than once a week. It s a very fatty food (sunflower seeds...

Parrots: keeping kakariki's out of plant, river rocks, garlic
river rocks, garlic, soil: Eeek, no garlic (not good for birds). Honestly, the only sure way we ve kept our birds out of plants is to remove the plants from the environment. Or you can try placing river rocks over the soil (they can be pretty and they let the water seep through...

Parrots: Love Bird, good behaviour, feathers
good behaviour, feathers, cheek: Dear Linda, thank you for your question. Reward her for good behaviour with praise and/or a treat. If she bites, put her immediately into her cage and ignore her for some time (30 minutes, not longer) so that she learns that she did something wrong. Scolding...

Parrots: lovebird, bill of health, lovebirds
bill of health, lovebirds, birds: Dear Connor, thank you for your question. Lovebirds are choosy about their partners and won t accept just any bird you introduce to them. The best way to get a pair that feels comfortable with each other is to let the bird choose for itself. Try to find...

Parrots: lovebird feather picking?, bird companion, parasite infestation
bird companion, parasite infestation, avian vet: Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for a cause, then, one day, it just resolves! In a large number of cases though, it s a permanent feature of a bad habit....

Parrots: Macaw breeding and care, organic nuts, avian specialist
organic nuts, avian specialist, organic fruits: Hi Cindi, thanks for sharing this info about some very well cared for and obviously loved macaws. You have no idea how good that makes me feel. I also understand about wanting another one (or two) and with a home like you re describing, including your own,...

Parrots: Macaw vomitting, mini macaw, blood panel
mini macaw, blood panel, genetic profile: No need to have another DNA/genetic profile done for the same things; however, if something was left out, it might be worth exploring. The egg laying really needs to stop. There s not enough room for me to go into it here, so I ve actually done a whole...

Parrots: Male Cockatoo Screaming, double yellow headed amazon, family nuts
double yellow headed amazon, family nuts, frustrated bird: Let s stop everything and take a deep breath. There is probably very little of Peaches behavior that s actually associated with his being a male, what I m seeing is a very scared and frustrated bird who doesn t know how to speak your language (nor you, his)....

Parrots: Male Cockatoo Screaming/Mating, domestic birds, sexual maturity
domestic birds, sexual maturity, hind quarters: Hi, Brandi, Whomever was going to put this bird down for not mating, didn t know what they were doing. Large parrots don t even reach sexual maturity until about the age your bird is now, if not later, depending on if they are domestic birds or if they...

Parrots: McCaw, national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood
national cockatiel society, carolyn swicegood, avian specialist: Adding a male or any other bird for her to bond with, whether it s to mate or not, will take your bird away from you in many cases. egg laying is not healthy, normal or something that should be ignored. All steps you can take to stop this behavior...

Parrots: Military & Blue/Gold Macaw mating, aggression problems, dangerous habit
aggression problems, dangerous habit, calcium intake: Females will lay even when there s no male, so just having her buddy close by could be enough for her to continue this potentially dangerous habit. You can leave her eggs with her (even though they re not fertile) to help discourage more. Some people...

Parrots: Military Macaw Stopped talking, military macaw, magnificent creatures
military macaw, magnificent creatures, gram scale: I wish I could tell you this is nothing , but you re right to have some concerns. Chances are this is something simple, like an infection that can be treated with appropriate antibiotics or steroids or whatever your vet feels necessary depending on what...

Parrots: male and female cockatiel, female cockatiel, lutino cockatiel
female cockatiel, lutino cockatiel, separation anxiety: Please remove him. It s far better for her to possibly become depressed than to be killed (and this does happen on occassion). Put them in cages next to each other and you shouldn t have any real separation anxiety. Give the female a chance to heal and...

Parrots: meyer parrot beak, meyer parrot, avian vet
meyer parrot, avian vet, beaks: Dear Cheryl, thank you for your question. Normally, parrots keep their beaks short themselves, by gnawing food and toys. If you are unsure if the beak has the right length, see an avian vet with the birds to make sure. You can find an avian vet here: www.birdsnways.com/birds/vets.htm...

Parrots: mixing of parrots, binding problem, tiels
binding problem, tiels, conures: Depending on the size of the aviary, I ve seen it successfully done. I ve also seen some serious, pretty stressful injuries when territory is infringed upon. Lovebirds and tiels are both pretty aggressive birds and conures aren t all that easily bullied...

Parrots: molting, psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease
psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease, avian vet: Dear Laurie, thank you for your question. That s definitely not normal, the moulting process never leaves a bird bald. It might be that he s plucking the feathers himself, that s a behavioural problems caused by lonliness and/or boredom, it can also have...

Parrots: Why did my mother parakeets kill one of her female adult offspring?, adult offspring, instinctive behaviour
adult offspring, instinctive behaviour, back in the cage: I think that it s at least worth a try to reintroduce Sunni to the rest of the flock. If possible, do it during the weekend or whenever you have time to watch them for a day or two to make sure that they don t fight (some pecking to re-establish the order...

Parrots: New Parakeet, avian vet, living in groups
avian vet, living in groups, bird training: Dear Leslie, thank you for your question. Your parakeet is lonely. They are extremely social and used to living in groups. He s been separated from his family/group and is all on his own now and even if you spend a lot of time with him, you won t be able...

Parrots: O.W. Amazon, old baby girl, bird care
old baby girl, bird care, true age: I m so happy to hear from someone trying so hard like you are. This is a very lucky girl! Sneezing is something a bird might do as a result of pollen, in home allergens like dander, carpet fresheners, air fresheners, sprays, candles, all sorts of things...

Parrots: Orange Winged Amazon RE: Rescue, orange winged amazon, chest feathers
orange winged amazon, chest feathers, salted peanuts: What a good job you re doing already. Let s assume there are no mites or parasites (if he was an indoor bird it would be a low likelihood). Please take a look at my site to get an overview of ideal feeding and care though www.4AnimalCare.org...

Parrots: odd cockatoo behavior, mating behavior, calm voice
mating behavior, calm voice, strange behavior: The regurgitation behavior can certainly take people by surprise and it can look like a seizure can t it? When this starts with our girls, we just tell them in a calm voice, that s not necessary and then turn your back. As long as she s eating normally,...

Parrots: older cockatiel, space constraints, lucky bird
space constraints, lucky bird, new bird: It sounds like you re a very caring, loving home and I certainly appreciate that you want to do the very best for this lucky bird. Rather than bringing in a new bird, it will only take a few steps for YOU to become his good friend and hopefully revitalize...

Parrots: older parakeets, tame birds, parakeets
tame birds, parakeets, prey: Dear Ellen, thank you for your question. It s normal for birds to be afraid of your hand when it s inside their cage. Try taming them outside the cage, just put your hand on top the cage with a treat on it, like millet spray, talk o them, don t look at them...

Parrots: Parakeet biting cage, non toxic paint, cork bark
non toxic paint, cork bark, cage bars: Dear Lauren, thank you for your question. Unless you know exactly that the paint you used is non-toxic, I highly recommend moving the parakeet to the old cage and painting the old cage again with non-toxic paint. There s a certain type of acryllic paint...

Parrots: Pionus Parrot tumor?, american animal hospital, animal hospital association
american animal hospital, animal hospital association, claudia johnson: Claudia, you don t need to see an avian vet - many regular vets are experienced with birds. It would be a good idea to stop the aloe in the water. It s not going to make any difference and may put him off his water, which could cause more of a problem....

Parrots: why do my parakeet bite, avian vet, first signs
avian vet, first signs, parakeets: Dear Rome, thank you for your question. It s hard to judge behaviour without actually witnessing it. Parakeets bites for several reasons: 1. because their are scared, but your parakeets seems to be tame, so i don t think that s the reason 2. to be left...

Parrots: parakeets, avian vet, new birds
avian vet, new birds, quaratine: Dear Dee, thank you for your question. Parakeets get along very well with each other. But you cannot just put the new birds in the cage with the others, that might not work. A health check is a good idea, at least let an avian vet check a fecal smaple for...

Parrots: parrot behavior, black headed caique, parrot behavior
black headed caique, parrot behavior, curtain rail: It sounds like you re doing a fantastic job with George. I d much rather a toenail be clipped a bit close to produce the blood droplet than a feather plucked, but if this breeder has done it before, hopefully there s no problem. A young bird should...

Parrots: parrot egg, blue and gold macaw, egg binding
blue and gold macaw, egg binding, egg laying: Why would you want to do this? A bird engaging in egg laying is at high risk for egg binding which can be fatal; calcium deficiency; paralysis and other complications that are so serious most people do everything they can to prevent egg laying. See...

Parrots: parrotlet not finger trained, pecks, predators
pecks, predators, instinct: Yes, that s progress! Excellent progress. When you present your fingers/hands, do so slowly and best with a treat in hand, even if it s just a regular feeding. Laying your hand in the cage and holding very still for several minutes a few times a...

Parrots: parrotlets, egg binding, sexual maturity
egg binding, sexual maturity, breeding supplies: At approximately 1 to 1 1/2 years old the female should reach sexual maturity; however, this doesn t mean she ll lay. Nor does it mean she should. At 6 months you should prevent any mating activity whatsoever so she doesn t deplete her still very young,...

Parrots: how are parrots different than parakeets?, tail feathers, parakeets
tail feathers, parakeets, budgerigar: Dear Anastasie, thank you for your question. Parakeets are parrots. Most parakeets species have long tail feathers, although that is not true for all of them. It s more or less just the term for a medium-sized to small parrot, like a budgerigar. I hope...

Parrots: pet bird laying eggs, pearl cockatiel, poor muscle tone
pearl cockatiel, poor muscle tone, egg binding: Megan, under no circumstances should this be considered over. Your girl could be egg bound (have one stuck in her) and she needs to be seen urgently. Yes, even though she s acting fine , an egg stuck inside is still a life threatening condition. Egg binding...

Parrots: plucking, rainbow lory, stay at home mom
rainbow lory, stay at home mom, male parrot: I can see you re a devoted mom to this gorgeous bird and I am truly glad to hear you have a vet for your birds. Feather loss is one of the most frustrating things a bird companion faces. Sometimes we can spend thousands of dollars and years looking for...

Parrots: My Quaker Make A Weird Wheezing Sound!, baby behavior, bird behavior
baby behavior, bird behavior, grating: If his droppings are normal, his eating is healthy and all other behaviors normal - chances are this is his way of greeting you or perhaps a remnant of his baby behavior in calling for a feeding. This behavior/calling is often a raspy, grating sounding...

Parrots: questions, predators, babies
predators, babies: Hi, Joseph, You are going to have to provide more information than this if you want someone to answer your questions. You need to state what type of bird you are referring to and be a bit more specific about what information you need. Thanks. Chry...

Parrots: rosella parrot, rosella parrot, cockateel
rosella parrot, cockateel, beak: It s not suggested. The Rosella may be bullied by the tiel (incredible as this sounds) just enough to give a bite to stop the tiel. In turn, we ve found tiels with their beak missing or even worse - so please feel free to keep their cages near each other...

Parrots: Separating a pair, avian vet, nesting boxes
avian vet, nesting boxes, flight cage: Hi, Andrew, You may not have to separate them. Have you first tried removing the nesting box? A nesting box is a cue for them to breed. Reducing their available light to 10-12 hours per day (or 8-10 hours per day if necessary) will help discourage breeding...

Parrots: Sleeping Habits of young Cockatiel, cage floor, bird info
cage floor, bird info, tiels: Napping is a very common behavior in tiels, and every other bird! Monitor for healthy droppings, that he s eating and drinking well, no fluffing excessively (fluffing while sleeping is not unusual) and no staying at the bottom of the cage in a fluffed,...

Parrots: Spots on eyes of Amazon parrot, amazon parrot, yellow crowned amazon
amazon parrot, yellow crowned amazon, medical caregiver: Thanks for that excellent photo. What this looks like is a normal change that most people don t even notice - which often happens in birds (Amazons) over the age of 35 years. I actually didn t see that you had rescued him in the 1970 s until after suspecting...

Parrots: senegal parrot, senegal parrot, vet assistance
senegal parrot, vet assistance, egg binding: Hi, Jeni, Single female birds can lay infertile eggs. Just leave the egg where she has laid it...more may be coming as well...let her incubate them until she abandons them on her own eventually. If you remove any eggs, she ll continue to lay and lay....

Parrots: sick bird?, clothes irons, sun conure
clothes irons, sun conure, toaster ovens: There s a phrase to keep in mind, Light for flight . Even the smallest droppings can improve a bird s lift time, so you might be right in thinking that stress is behind your conure s increased droppings. However, before relaxing, are the droppings...

Parrots: sick budgie?!?, avian vets, vet visit
avian vets, vet visit, unpleasent: The rods look like plastic right? These are probably new feathers in their sheaths, just as you suspect, molting. $60 for a vet visit is really very reasonable. You should get this done, if for nothing else than to establish yourself as a patient...

Parrots: my sun conure, fruits and veggies, cause diarrhea
fruits and veggies, cause diarrhea, seed diet: I m not sure about the changing color of the beak, but I do know that it s not normal so you probably want to talk to your vet about it. Seed-based food isn t really the best, but it s good that she gets some pellets. You want to feed more veggies than fruits...

Parrots: Toxic Iron?, oxygen levels, pots and pans
oxygen levels, pots and pans, toaster oven: That s an absolute yes it s dangerous. Not just irons though, but re-evaluate your toaster oven, crock pots, bread machines and of course all cooking tools, including pots and pans. No teflon or teflon-like material should even be in the home. While...

Parrots: Toxic to Parrots, bird care, urban legends
bird care, urban legends, avians: What a very good and caring question. While I ve not found any proven cases in science where a bird died from an owner s perfume or fragerance, there are plenty of cases where birds suffered respiratory problems (chronic sneezing, wheezing, etc), skin conditions...

Parrots: Trees for my bird room and humidity, installing a humidifier, wing macaw
installing a humidifier, wing macaw, chlorine bleach: What a GREAT home you are and smart! You re already doing so much right that there are very few modifications possible. It s true that citrus is safe for all birds, so if you happen to see otherwise on the net, it s likely an exaggeration by laypersons...

Parrots: vomiting Eclectus, male eclectus, sunflower seeds
male eclectus, sunflower seeds, different shapes: I m glad you re trying to give him a better diet. Yes, you can try different pellets and any kind that he ll eat is a good kind. Also, don t withdraw the seeds completely. A healthy diet will include about 20% seed, but omit the sunflower seeds...

Parrots: Wing flapping., dear tom, parakeet
dear tom, parakeet, short time: Dear Tom, thank you for your question. That s a normal behaviour. He s just testing the strength of his wings or may enjoy the feeling. If you react to it and give him attention when he s doing it, he will learn that very fast, though, so it may be to attract...

Parrots: Yellow Headed Amazon, yellow fronted amazon, avian vet
yellow fronted amazon, avian vet, masterbation technique: Hi Sue, I m glad this amazon has found a home to continue his/her care, hopefully for the rest of their life with no more moves. You must keep in mind above all at this time that the bird is very likely undergoing a stress reaction in having lost their previous...

Parrots: 7eggs in one month?, sun conure, calcium stores
sun conure, calcium stores, egg binding: Sometimes internet info isn t the best is it? The truth is that egg laying should be discouraged completely unless you re a professional breeder and know what you re doing, what to watch out for and how to maintain ideal health. You re absolutely right...

Parrots: African Grey Congo, african grey congo, keel bone
african grey congo, keel bone, flight feathers: Hi Christina, Congratulations on your new baby. I too, have a young Grey, nearly 10 months old who makes all kinds of noises! I have other birds as well and she has already learned to mimic each of their calls, screams and chirps. In regard to your baby...

Parrots: African Grey is "Nipping", african grey congo, california cage
african grey congo, california cage, spectacular species: Hi Troy - congratulations on being owned by one of the most spectacular species of birds known to man. :-) It sounds like there are three things that could be going on here. Cage territorial behavior, overbonding with one person, and perhaps a smidgon...

Parrots: African Grey is "Nipping", african grey congo, remarkable care
african grey congo, remarkable care, california cage: This is one of the most intelligent of all birds and you re taking remarkable care of her. I love hearing about caregivers like this. When it comes to her being nippy, well, I ll bet that you re not always in a good mood either, right? Some days you...

Parrots: African grey falling in cage, african grey congo, spiral rope
african grey congo, spiral rope, rope perch: Hi Christina, It s likely that your baby is overwhelmed by his new cage as hopefully it s larger and has more perches and toys inside of it. I brought home my baby Grey in October and she had a little bit of a problem getting around her cage too when she...

Parrots: African grey sleeping at bottom of the cage, tiny gap, lucky bird
tiny gap, lucky bird, cage floor: Hi Teresa, chances are this is perfectly fine. In a bird this young it s not unusual for them to not only frequent the bottom of the cage where they re more comfortable, but when covered they often feel insecure and need to be reassured of what s out there....

Parrots: African grey weaning, congo african grey, african grey congo
congo african grey, african grey congo, reputable breeder: hi. thanks for your question. the average weaning age for an African Grey (Congo African grey i am assuming you mean...they are the more common domesticated Grey) is about 12 weeks (3 months of age). i have heard some estimates go from 9 weeks to 16 weeks...

Parrots: African grey weaning, african grey, weaning
african grey, weaning, disinterest: Hi there, the age will vary bird to bird. If it s a good breeder they will won t force weaning what-so-ever and just take a cue from the bird as to when it s ready to get off handfeeding. Normal foods should start being offered around the age of 2 months/8...

Parrots: Alexandrine Parakeet, parrot pellets, alexandrine parakeet
parrot pellets, alexandrine parakeet, well balanced diet: Hello again Shani, please call me Jenn, no need to be so formal (and I am a female :-). I understand about pellets. So giving him extra veggies, fruits and fresh foods (no avacado, rhubarb, chocolate or caffeine) is a great idea! Remember too, even...

Parrots: Alexandrine Parakeet vs. Sun Conure, alexandrine parakeet, indian ringneck
alexandrine parakeet, indian ringneck, hand fed: Your English is excellent! This is a difficult question because how a bird learns and behaves is very dependent on the owner. If you re patient and interact every day, are gentle and forgiving, each bird will reward you with their devotion and love....

Parrots: Alexandrine parakeet, alexandrine parakeet, baby cereal
alexandrine parakeet, baby cereal, instant ounces: Hi, Sapna, The expert you sent your original post to could not answer. I picked up your post from the question pool this morning. Please tell me who you sent your original post to. I recommend you handfeed your keet baby parrot handfeeding formula....

Parrots: Avocado, emergency vet clinic, meyers parrot
emergency vet clinic, meyers parrot, poison control center: Hi, Gus, I wouldn t worry about just barely a taste of avocado, as long as your bird is OK. If it were going to hurt your bird, your bird would have been affected by now. It doesn t take very long for a bird s body to process any type of food However,...

Parrots: abused bird help, fruits and veggies, horse stable
fruits and veggies, horse stable, first bird: Hi John, bless you for taking this guy in. As he is your first bird - you have lots of homework to do! Far too much information for me to give you here. So I d like to invite you to a parrot forum where you can post a thread and get valuable advice and...

Parrots: african grey runny nose, dust in the air, macaws
dust in the air, macaws, african grey: I hope you keep him, it sounds like he needs some real love. It s not unusual to see clear nasal discharge in birds like this, especially at this time of year. One of my in house macaws has the same problem twice a year, every year. It s allergies,...

Parrots: african grey (timeny), african grey parrot, avian veterinarian
african grey parrot, avian veterinarian, ink spot: Hello Nigel, I have never heard of something like this and would advise you to have a good avian veterinarian exam them to be safe. It sounds pretty scary to me, so I urge you to have your baby examined by a vet as soon as possible. Sorry I couldn...

Parrots: alexandrine parrakeet, food bowls, avian vet
food bowls, avian vet, loose threads: Nicola, Is it still bleeding? If so, apply regular flour or cornstarch to the toe to stop the bleeding. If bleeding persists, get her to an avian vet immediately. Sometimes they get their toes caught in perches, toys, or food bowls and they will chew...

Parrots: Baby blue and Gold Macaw, head feathers, friendly bird
head feathers, friendly bird, consern: What a good owner you are already! At this age your companion is still very much a baby. What you re seeing is exactly what you suspect, his/her attention getting, hoping to be fed like a baby. Though the bird is old enough to be weaned, it s right on the...

Parrots: Bald spots, parrot food, avian vet
parrot food, avian vet, question pool: Hi, Joanne, I found your question in the question pool. The expert you sent your original post to could not answer for some reason. Please tell me who that expert was. This problem can be due to many things. I would need much more information about...

Parrots: Blue Front Amazons, health wise, adult lives
health wise, adult lives, amazons: Hi there - no, Amazons can breed well into their adult lives. I have heard of a 35 year old pair that are still going strong. You just have to be certain they are given the best possible care, mentally and health wise, especially diet. What confuses most...

Parrots: Blue fronted amazon and lovebirds, blue fronted amazon, vet check
blue fronted amazon, vet check, new birds: Personally, I m of the group that prefers a bird learn to fly and gain that confidence before having their wings clipped. Others insist that early clipping without ever learning flight is just fine. I let little ones learn to fly from a perch, just...

Parrots: Blue and Gold Macaw, blue and gold macaw, digestive juices
blue and gold macaw, digestive juices, remarkable size: Yes, in effect all birds have a pouch . What it is, actually, is their crop. After they eat, their food enters this crop, a pouch-like area at their right side, just below the jawline. It s much more apparent in chicks and can swell to remarkable size...

Parrots: Blue & Gold Macaw, parrot pellets, gold macaw
parrot pellets, gold macaw, beautiful birds: Good question Jeanie! I m glad you brought it up so I can address it not only for you, but for anyone else with this concern. I ts a very common question. You ve got her on a good food and in that you ve gotten the feather plucking problem resolved, it...

Parrots: BREEDING, yellow naped amazon, yellow nape
yellow naped amazon, yellow nape, naped: Hi, Lexi, I really don t know, as I need more information from you. Is Barren a male yellow naped amazon? If so, how do you know positively that he is a male...do you have a sexing certificate stating this fact? How old is Barren? Do you currently...

Parrots: Breeding Quakers, loving bird, poor diet
loving bird, poor diet, pair of birds: Hi, Sharon, You haven t provide enough information. Is there a nesting box set up? Are these birds pair-bonded? Based on the end of your post, I take it they are not pair-bonded if they are not close yet. A pair of birds has to be pair-bonded before...

Parrots: Breeding Question about Cockatiels, female cockatiel, open beak
female cockatiel, open beak, female bird: Hi Lisa -- so I take it you are TRYING for them to breed successfully and not just be a happy bonded pair without kids? :-D I always have to ask this, so forgive me. Depending on what your intentions are with the breeding, I really urge you to do a...

Parrots: My Budgie, pin feathers, pain discomfort
pin feathers, pain discomfort, quills: hi. thanks for your question. what you are describing sounds perfectly normal for a bird who has just completed a molt. when a bird molts, as you know, she basically sheds out old feathers. after the molt is done, new feathers have to come in and...

Parrots: baby parrot, male eclectus, baby parrot
male eclectus, baby parrot, hello rev: I ll look at your newest pics in a bit, but wanted to address this right now. The crop to that size is fine. Yes, you can and should feed him fresh fruits as you ve described. Anything except avocado (which is very unhealthy, even toxic to birds) and it...

Parrots: behavior of a Amazon Parrot toward a B&G Macaw., amazon parrot, macaw family
amazon parrot, macaw family, severe macaw: Ahh, but just because they don t embrace doesn t mean they re enemies. It s not unusual for us to tolerate our own next door neighbors until they enter our home without an invitation. Then watch out! Even when invited, it s our space and we do things to...

Parrots: behaviour change, congo african grey, dark leafy greens
congo african grey, dark leafy greens, calcium supplements: If you re putting the vitamins in the water, let s stop that and not be trusting the sales pitches of such products ok? He should only be getting about 20% seeds (and no sunflower seed) with 80% pellets (any kind, any brand). Fresh foods should be served...

Parrots: bird, avian vet, professional breeders
avian vet, professional breeders, unsuccessful attempts: It sounds simple enough doesn t it? The problem with parrot eggs in incubators and hand feeding is that even professional breeders who have done it for years find there s a high degree of loss (unsuccessful attempts to hatch). The incubator will need...

Parrots: bird band #, key west florida, san ysidro ca
key west florida, san ysidro ca, band birds: Here are some examples that might help get you started: CAM828 A band like this would denote a California privately owned commercial import facility. The A = the quarantine station; the M = the first part of the bird’s ID USDA owned quarantine...

Parrots: birds, indian ringnecks, true birds
indian ringnecks, true birds, feather flock: Hi. Thanks for your question. There are multiple schools of thought in regards to mixing different species of birds. Some say that it is never advised whereas some say that it is okay if they are in a large enough aviary that would permit them to keep their...

Parrots: about my birds, household pollutants, umbrella cockatoo
household pollutants, umbrella cockatoo, avian veterinarian: Hi Angela, Wow - a cockatoo is a challenging species of bird to take on. Have you ever had a cockatoo before or any type of parrot? Birds, cockatoos specifically, are prone to plucking and mutilation that can be caused by any number of issues: ...

Parrots: blue & gold macaw, amazon parrot, gold macaw
amazon parrot, gold macaw, sweet bird: Welcome to the world of Macaws! Wonderful creatures, very smart and yes, they blush. It s perfectly normal and it can be the result of overstimulation (playing really hard) or lots of input. Sometimes we can get our girls to blush just by looking at them...

Parrots: Chick from blue crown and sun conure, upper beak, gram weights
upper beak, gram weights, avian vets: This is a very happy ending to a very sad story isn t it? I understand your concern about the beak too. It might be worth looking into specialized avian vets who rebuild beak injuries like this, quite successfully. In the meantime, keep an eye on the...

Parrots: Co-Parenting Parrot Babies, types of parrots, parrot babies
types of parrots, parrot babies, ringnecks: hi. thanks for your question. i do agree with you as far as cockatiels being a good choice for this purpose...they have a very sweet disposition and are very easy to tame. they are also amenable to being hand and parent raised. another reason i think...

Parrots: Cockatiel, rope perch, avian vet
rope perch, avian vet, cage bars: Hi there - it could very well be that he caught it caught on something in his cage and luckily was able to free himself. Sometimes they will get their wings caught between the cage bars and seriously struggle tryinng to free themselves. However, the...

Parrots: Cockatiel Breeding, full time job, captive birds
full time job, captive birds, opposite genders: hi. thanks for your question. i always caution new owners of breeding pairs of the possible complications/dangers/and warnings that go along with breeding birds for the first time. breeding birds is literally a full time job...as you have observed, this...

Parrots: Cockatiel Eggs, baby birds, tiels
baby birds, tiels, questioners: hi. thanks for your question. this may seem like a silly question and I m sorry if it does however i do get alot of interesting questions so i just have to ask...does Baby have a male cockatiel in the cage with her? the reason that i ask is because some...

Parrots: Cockatiel feather dander, cockatiels, cockatoo
cockatiels, cockatoo, cockatoos: Nope, it does NOT cause cancer. CockaTOO dander (well, both cockatoos and cockatiels have the same dander, cockatiels just don t have enough to pose much of a problem) does damage lungs and causes pretty severe allergic reactions if someone has allergies or...

Parrots: My Cockatiel is sick....I think....?, high quality seeds, green leafy vegetables
high quality seeds, green leafy vegetables, perth australia: The first concern I have is that you re giving him anti-diarrheal meds. Please stop. These products are never, ever necessary for a bird and the people selling them should be ashamed of themselves for putting birds at risk by trying to convince owners that...

Parrots: Cockteil unfertilized egg laying, female cockatiel, infertile egg
female cockatiel, infertile egg, calcium loss: Hi, Robert, Yes, remove the mirror. Your bird doesn t understand the concept of mirrors. Therefore, what she sees in the mirror is another (live) bird to her. This causes her hormones to become active, thus, the infertile egg laying. When she does lay...

Parrots: Conure and Senegal Q's, sun conure, lifetime mate
sun conure, lifetime mate, household members: hi. thanks for your question. i know it can be kind of gross and somewhat disturbing when a parrot regurgitates food for you. i have seen on several occasions what the regurgitated stuff looks like myself as well and it was not pretty. you are right...he...

Parrots: Covering my parrots cages, male eclectus, pet birds
male eclectus, pet birds, sleep deprivation: Hi Erin, I understand your concern to have them in a natural setting. Unfortunately, because our homes are not the rainforest - we have to make accommodations for them in our homes. Personally, I cover all my birds every night. As you may know, parrots...

Parrots: My cockatiel, vet asap, upper respiratory problems
vet asap, upper respiratory problems, avian vet: hi. thanks for your question. Excessive sneezing (meaning multiple sneezes in an hour) and agonal/open-mouthed breathing is A SIGN OF ILLNESS. Please take your bird to a vet, preferably an avian vet, as soon as possible! what you are describing sounds like...

Parrots: What is my cockatiel doing?, female birds, female mammals
female birds, female mammals, captive birds: hi. thanks for your question. cockatiels usually reach the age of sexual maturity by about 1 1/2 to 2 years of age. if you purchased her in August, that means she is at least about 10 months of age (obviously depending on how old the breeder/pet shop told...

Parrots: my cockatiel, natural yogurt, vet visit
natural yogurt, vet visit, body temp: All bird droppings are made up of three parts: Faeces (feces), the solid, central part which can vary in color depending on the food the bird eats. Urates, the next layer of the ring, which can be cloudy-clear or with shades of white, yellows and greens,...

Parrots: my cockatiel is fussy eater, baby carrot, seed diet
baby carrot, seed diet, allergy problems: Hi Sharon, Birds are very visual eaters... they usually only will eat what they are visually familiar with seeing in their bowls. They need to see the new foods in there bowls every day over several weeks before they may recognize it as food. No,...

Parrots: cockatiel naps, zupreem pellets, avian vet
zupreem pellets, avian vet, female cockatiel: Unfortunately, it is too late to quarantine them... and it does sound like one or both of them could be ill. ANY slight change in behavior can indicate illness. Birds that come from marts or flea markets are often ill (sorry), that s why they are sold cheaply...

Parrots: cokatiel neglect, outdoor aviary, fresh veggies
outdoor aviary, fresh veggies, vet care: I don t blame you in how you re feeling and I thoroughly agree about the lack of information from pet stores. Reporting this man won t change anything since it s considered that the basic needs are being met. That doesn t mean there isn t anything...

Parrots: about a couple of yellow nape, yellow nape, maturity age
yellow nape, maturity age, sexual maturity: Hi Maribel, Your male is probably hit his sexual maturity age already, however your female still has a long way to go. Amazons don t hit sexual maturity until sometimes between 3 - 5 years of age. Although she may exhibit some behaviors of courting, nesting...

Parrots: Eclectus Parrot, eclectus parrot, successful rescue
eclectus parrot, successful rescue, loving girl: Your bird can recover from being treated harshly and end up a very loving girl. I have cases like this all the time and have outlined steps you can take to re-gain her trust in human hands again. Take a look at my site and see Sadie, my most successful...

Parrots: egg laying, yellow nape, cockatiel
yellow nape, cockatiel, longest time: You re doing a great job and you re right about leaving the eggs. Once the hen isn t interested anymore, you ll know it and it s time to remove them. Please look here for more input about how to curb egg laying and what to do about nutrition for your...

Parrots: electus, eclectus parrots, eclectus parrot
eclectus parrots, eclectus parrot, special dietary requirements: Hi Jacky, Unfortunately, the Eclectus are a species I am not incredibly versed about. I would recommend you visit a great website www.landofvos.com . I do know that Eclectus parrots require quite a bit of fresh foods for their diet, as they have extra...

Parrots: excessive eating, early warning signs, female birds
early warning signs, female birds, sexual maturity: hi. thanks for your question. kudos to you by the way for being so observant of your bird s behavior...behavioral changes are usually the first indicators of illness and so many people overlook the early warning signs of illness and are unable to save their...

Parrots: Female Cockatiel's Droppings, seed diet, female cockatiel
seed diet, female cockatiel, poor diet: Hi, Andrew, An all-seed diet is a poor diet for any parrot. She is not getting the nutrition she requires. She may still be hormonal, but unless she has mated with the male and is preparing to lay eggs (females can lay infertile eggs without mating...

Parrots: Avocado, congo african grey, precious beings
Parrots: Avocado, congo african grey, precious beings, avacado

Parrots: about a couple of yellow nape, yellow crown, otbe
Parrots: about a couple of yellow nape, yellow crown, otbe, nap

Parrots: my parakeet's breeding, hey fool, parents
Parrots: my parakeet's breeding, hey fool, parents

Parrots: why my parrot looses more feathers?, smooth appearance, sunflower seeds
Parrots: why my parrot looses more feathers?, smooth appearance, sunflower seeds, ring necked bird

Parrots: my sun conure agressive behaivor, coat hangers, bleeding fingers
Parrots: my sun conure agressive behaivor, coat hangers, bleeding fingers, coat hanger

Parrots: fearfull parrot, avian veterinarian, flight feathers
avian veterinarian, flight feathers, bird birds: Hi Anthony - The first thing I need to tell you is take things VERY SLOW with your bird. Birds are not like cats or dogs at all and in order to have a successful relationship with your bird - you have to gain his trust. This is not something done over...

Parrots: feeding, training and flying question, roudybush pellets, fruits and veggies
roudybush pellets, fruits and veggies, seed mixture: Hi Leslie - welcome to the wonderful world of being owned by parrots!! This is a great resource for getting your questions answered. I also recommend joining a parrot forum online - where not only can you ask questions and seek advice, you can share stories...

Parrots: greenwing macaw face, yellow nape amazon, fatty liver disease
yellow nape amazon, fatty liver disease, african grey congo: The yellow tinge would concern me as well. If the bird is on a predominantly seed diet, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) is rather common. The bird MUST be checked out by an avian vet, or at least a vet who is experienced with birds. When it...

Parrots: hahn's mini macaw...biting, mini macaw, companion pet
mini macaw, companion pet, cockatiel: I appreciate your patience and at just two years old, this little macaw has probably more than 50 years to live! With that perspective it s a little easier to see the bigger picture and be even more patient isn t it? She s just a baby! There are many...

Parrots: help, indian ringneck, avian friends
indian ringneck, avian friends, behavior problem: One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their parrots is thinking of them like a dog or cat. Parrots are actually much more intelligent than these mammals, recently ranked with apes, chimpanzees and dolphins in their highly developed sense...

Parrots: Inquiries, high calcium food, egg binding
high calcium food, egg binding, yellowish shade: Yes, it is a lutino which means it is an albino cockatiel. There really isn t a way to tell the gender by the way the bird looks, but you can have it DNA sexed for about $20. They are easily bred, but since you don t have experience with baby birds and this...

Parrots: indian ringneck parakeets, indian ringneck parakeets, lutino
indian ringneck parakeets, lutino, irn: Sorry to say but all anyone will be able to tell you is maybe. When you mix colorings, you have NO control over what you re going to get. Out of a batch of lovebirds-one normal peachface parent and one lutino parent- there was a peachface, 2 lutinos, and...

Parrots: my indian ringneckparrot, indian ringneck, window sills
indian ringneck, window sills, flight feathers: Hi there... Well, parrots are messy eaters. There s no getting around that. Depending on what kind of cage you have... you can try getting deeper food bowls. or the kind that have covers over the top of them. Other than that, there s really no other...

Parrots: indian ringnecks, question pool, aviary
question pool, aviary, pair of birds: Hi, Hannelore, The expert you sent your original post to could not answer. I picked up your post from the question pool this morning. Please tell me who you sent your original post to. It s up to you if you want to build them an aviary. It would certainly...

Parrots: injured parakeet, avian vet, pain medication
avian vet, pain medication, parakeet: Hi Karen, The best advice I can give you is to get your little budgie to a good avian vet to be examined. It s hard for me to say what the problem is if you re not sure how he was injured. It could be that he injured the leg somehow in his cage (if he...

Parrots: Joey, flock leader, intelligent birds
flock leader, intelligent birds, self mutilation: I m glad you re trying to remain in this for the duration. Let s keep this perspective: He s been taken out of the place he felt familiar with and thrust into new surroundings without anyone asking him how he feels about it. Remember, just as you re...

Parrots: Leg Band, amazon parrot, key west florida
amazon parrot, key west florida, san ysidro ca: CAM828 A band like this would denote a California privately owned commercial import facility. The A = the quarantine station; the M = the first part of the bird’s ID USDA owned quarantine stations band birds with letters and numbers. The letters =...

Parrots: Lost budgie, doesnt work, pet stores
doesnt work, pet stores, flight training: I m so sorry this has happened! Please, if you get him back, clip his wings so this can t happen again. I m not one of those people who tell EVERYONE to clip their bird s wings no matter what, but I do believe that the wings should be clipped until the bird...

Parrots: Love bird feathers falling out, psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease
psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease, bird feathers: Hi Judy, I was going to ask if this could possibly be regular moulting as it s that time of year. But if she cannot fly due to loss of that many feathers and if they are mal shaped, I would seriously recommend getting her to your avian vet immediately....

Parrots: Lovebird, budgies, ups
budgies, ups, birds: Why not have their cages in the same room? Birds love each other s company like that and can be very entertaining to each other; however, sharing the same cage is not recommended. Take a look at our set ups for some ideas you can try: www.4AnimalCare.org...

Parrots: Lovebird leg problem, avian veterinarian, avian vet
avian veterinarian, avian vet, leg problem: Hi Jimmy, Do you have proper materials in the nest to prevent splayed legs? the bottom of the nest should not be slippery at all. The best advice I have for you is to get this little baby to an avian veterinarian to have those legs checked. There...

Parrots: Lovebird rearing, avian vet, small babies
avian vet, small babies, abdomens: Hi again Emma - well, it certainly sounds a bit more promising now. Perhaps their body just needed an adjustment period to the handfeeding formula? I m sure it s a bit different from mom feeding them. I d like to invite you over to a board I LIVE ...

Parrots: Lovebirds baby egg problems urgent., adult birds, parent birds
adult birds, parent birds, 2 eggs: Hi, Louise, For some reason, the expert you sent your question to could not answer. I picked up your question out of the question pool. Your pair abandoned their eggs because they weren t going to hatch. Adult birds on eggs know what s going on inside...

Parrots: lineolated parrots, carolyn swicegood, avian specialist
carolyn swicegood, avian specialist, best sources of calcium: There are any number of things that might have happened while she was visiting , but the most concern I d have is the egg laying. It could be causing some serious health problems which might contribute to her acting out like this. Egg laying is not healthy...

Parrots: My little Sun Conure, behavior modifications, little sun
behavior modifications, little sun, sun conure: The biggest plus is that this bird will nuzzle and not bite, is only 6 months old and has patient, caring people like you. I ve got step by step behavior modifications at my site so take a look and let me know how it goes (it s all free). This...

Parrots: my love bird is pregnant or sick., eggs, stomach
eggs, stomach, birds: Birds don t get pregnant and grow like that. They lay eggs and nurture it outside their body rather than inside. When you see a bird growing large that way and showing other symptoms of concern like being quiet, not eating/drinking normally and the...

Parrots: my lovebird, lovebird, general warning
lovebird, general warning, beaks: Hi. Thanks for your question! Sounds like you guys are off to a good start, especially with him already already feeling comfortable enough with you to approach you and get on to your person! Sometimes though, the actual step-up command or getting the bird...

Parrots: lovebird behavior., new birds, tame bird
new birds, tame bird, new cage: hi. thanks for your question. the behavior that you are describing sounds very normal for a newly acquired bird in a new situation. my guess is that she was in fact handraised because if she were not, she would not beg for your attention nor perch on...

Parrots: lovebird leg problem, avian veterinarian, question pool
avian veterinarian, question pool, leg problem: Hi, Jimmy, The expert you sent your original question to could not answer for some reason. I picked up your post from the question pool this morning. You need to take your baby lovie to a certified avian veterinarian for an examination in order to determine...

Parrots: lovebirds egg with it survive please reply asap thankyou., calcium depletion, reply asap
calcium depletion, reply asap, 2 eggs: I m sorry to say that this egg is very unlikely to be viable. It s not just a matter of heat, but a carefully regulated heat temp, different for the various birds; and regular turning of the egg so the embryo doesn t stick to one side or the other and...

Parrots: Macaw - inactive, transport cage, blood chemistry
transport cage, blood chemistry, heating pad: These are very serious symptoms that cannot be handled at home. There are too many possible underlying causes that need to be checked for with a crop swab, vent swab and cultures as well as blood chemistry. It could be a serious disease or it could be a...