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Parrots: Parakeets, eggs and chicks, how to feed a baby bird
eggs and chicks, how to feed a baby bird, female bird: The eggs are obviously infertile, but by keeping them in the box it s preventing the female from laying new. This might be a good thing, so you can take a little more time studying what s necessary for the PRE-care of mating budgies (parakeets), the laying...

Parrots: Parakeets, sex birds, food dishes
sex birds, food dishes, parakeets: hi. Thanks for your question. Sounds like they are displaying some initial aggression (the beak thing). Same sex birds can be very aggressive toward one another as birds are territorial. Although your boys are of the same species, birds that were not raised...

Parrots: Parakeets and cold weather, daughters room, cold drafts
daughters room, cold drafts, opening doors: Hi, Jeff. Thanks for posting your questions! Birds can tolerate cooler temps better than hot temps, as long as they are gradually acclimated to the cooler temps. Warm/hot drafts on a bird are OK, i.e., it s summer time, you have a window open, and the...

Parrots: Parakeets Eggs, avian vet, parent birds
avian vet, parent birds, supplemental feedings: Hi Eileen, I m very sorry to hear about your friend s parakeet. Has the father been sitting on the eggs since the mother died? If the eggs have not been kept warm by one of the parent birds, then the eggs will not hatch. If the father bird HAS...

Parrots: Two Parakeets of Mine Flew Away., cage doors, three birds
cage doors, three birds, giant bird: I forgot to say something. You could keep their cage outside with food/water in it and perhaps the other birds in a secure cage next to their cage and see if this helps to coax them down. Chrys ----------------------------- Hi, Alexa, I m sorry...

Parrots: Parakeets, long term health, thier heads
long term health, thier heads, adivce: Unfortunately, I am not trained/educated in the field of avian medicine. I would recommend getting the opinion of another vet. It sounds like they might be having siezures, but I can t say for sure. It definitely isn t normal, and might affect their long-term...

Parrots: Paralized Amazon, red lored amazon, pysiotherapy
red lored amazon, pysiotherapy, feather condition: What does he eat for you? I think diet will be very important in his recovery and once the diet is sorted out, hopefully we could sort out some homeopathic treatments that you could try. Would he tolerate you giving him some pysiotherapy? It could be as simple...

Parrots: Parents pulling babys head feathers., baby cockatiels, head feathers
baby cockatiels, head feathers, egg machine: Hello Gregg, Sounds like the babies are doing great, and you re doing an awesome job!!! In regards to plucking, this is common , but it isn t a good thing. Most pairs who pluck their babies, were plucked by their parents. My only proven pair plucks...

Parrots: Parkeets breeding, birds cages, avian vet
birds cages, avian vet, two birds: Hi, Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to tell you whether these birds will ever be able to be housed together, since I have not seen them interact, and I m not sure what he was doing (and I couldn t observe) when he was killing her. If the female...

Parrots: Parrolet Cock Eating Eggs, parrolets, parent birds
parrolets, parent birds, parrotlets: Hi, DuRena. Thanks for posting. How young are the parrotlets? They could be too young. How old were the eggs when the cock ate them? If the eggs weren t fertile and weren t going to hatch, this is one thing (the parent birds know at 7-10 days if their...

Parrots: Parrolet losing feathers, cat vet, avian veterinarian
cat vet, avian veterinarian, improper diet: Hi, Terry. Thanks for posting your question. Was the bird seen by an avian veterinarian (a dog/cat vet won t work because they don t have avian knowledge)? I don t understand why the vet would prescribe medicines if s/he didn t know what was wrong...

Parrots: My Parrolet, parrolet, burning candles
parrolet, burning candles, scented lotion: Hello Katie, Because of their unique design, bird air systems are much more sensitive than ours. This means that a minute amount of toxins in the air can make them seriously sick or even kill them in a matter of minutes. ANYTHING in your home that gives...

Parrots: Parrolets, english budgies, english budgie
english budgies, english budgie, vet asap: I am actually walking out of the house right now, but saw your message about your parrotlet s broken foot... you need to get him to an avian vet ASAP!! If you want to try and help him! Then I would ask the vet weither his injury looks like it could have been...

Parrots: Parrot, sun conure, tons of toys
sun conure, tons of toys, screamer: If they are going to be housed in the same cage definitly go with a ring neck. However if you would like a sun you can house him in his own cage but within sight of the ring neck so they can talk to each other and watch each other the whole day. Also housing...

Parrots: Parrot, avian veterinarian, avian vet
avian veterinarian, avian vet, vet visit: Hello Aaron, Your first step needs to be to take your bird to an avian veterinarian as these are all symptoms of a possible illness. The feather loss is big red flag for me that your bird may be sick. Your vet will help you determine sex of your bird....

Parrots: My Parrot, cement perches, cement perch
cement perches, cement perch, bird perch: It just takes time. I just got a new heated perch for my Cockatoo 2 months ago and for about 2 weeks she wouldn t go on that side of the cage. After that she would go to the side of the cage, but she wouldn t climb up higher than the perch and she would keep...

Parrots: Parrot, vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, symptoms of illness: hi. thanks for your question. when it comes to bird sneezing...i have noticed that many people are very cautious and attuned to this type of behavior. i have even read where any sneezing with discharge is cause for a trip to the vet. in my experience with...

Parrots: Parrot, Amazon (orange wing) Behavior, avian vet, sexual maturity
avian vet, sexual maturity, two trees: Hi Sue, I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond. My home computer crashed for good a few months ago and because I work outside I am very rarely at my computer at work. Are you absolutely sure that nothing has changed in your house? Have you...

Parrots: Parrot attacked by a cat, tiny puncture, cat cats
tiny puncture, cat cats, sick bird: Dear Honib. What a horrible thing to have happen. I am afraid to tell you that it sounds as if your bird is very sick from the attack by the cat. Cats have an incredible amount of bacteria in their mouths and even a tiny puncture from a cats tooth can...

Parrots: My Parrot's Behavior, sun conure, size cage
sun conure, size cage, lucky bird: What a lucky bird this is! You seem to be a very loving home - and all you need is more time with him. March isn t that long ago and he s got, hopefully, many years to spend with you. Be patient. Some birds never really talk much, even though they...

Parrots: Parrot Behavior, cherry head conure, parrot behavior
cherry head conure, parrot behavior, dominance: Ok you can fix this very easily simply get his wings clipped you can do it yourself or get someone els to do it it usually takes two people one to hold the birds in at towel and one to snip. He is probably exercising his dominance over you saying I m taller...

Parrots: Parrot Biting, toys wood, drawing blood
toys wood, drawing blood, young bird: Hi, Steve. Thanks for posting! I need more information/details in order to be helpful. Did something happen at the bird sitter s that resulted in your BFA s sudden onset of biting behavior? Your BFA knows you weren t around for those 3 days so the...

Parrots: Parrot Biting, sally blanchard, behavioral consultant
sally blanchard, behavioral consultant, amazon: Hi Steve, Here are some articles that should help you get started. But you might also want to consider hiring a parrot behavioral consultant to help. http://www.companionparrot.com/agression-and-biting.htm http://www.companionparrot.com/FORMgallery.htm...

Parrots: Parrot Biting, parrots, ween
parrots, ween, parrot: Most parrots will do this, they are very cheeky and naughty creatures! Sometimes they do it for the reaction they get, like if you go ahh, they can even learn to repeat this and can say it when they bite you! The best thing to do is ignore it and try to distract...

Parrots: Parrot becoming unfriendly, pink cockatoo, major mitchell
pink cockatoo, major mitchell, behaviourist: It seems like he has forgotten you and thinks you are a stranger. He is now afraid of you as most parrots are afraid of new things or people. You will need to step back and stop trying to handle him for a while, if he is scared of your hands then keep them...

Parrots: Parrot becoming unfriendly, pink cockatoo, major mitchell
pink cockatoo, major mitchell, grudges: Hello Joy and thank you for your post. The major problem with your friend is that he is mad at you (and birds are known to hold grudges) for leaving him. He feels that you ve abandoned him, even though you are back. One day is enough for a bird to feel...

Parrots: Parrot becoming unfriendly, pink cockatoo, major mitchell
pink cockatoo, major mitchell, upatsix: Hi Joy, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Cockatoos can be tricky- they are extremely needy, very sensitive, and very emotional. You might need to consult a professional parrot behavioralist about this, since it is probably too complicated...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, african grey parrot, flight feathers
african grey parrot, flight feathers, new cage: Hi, Nittin. I have the photos, but they are too dark. I can only see an image of your bird, but not details, such as color, etc. I ll try playing around with the photos to see if I can lighten them up, but if you can add more light to the area when you...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, african grey parrot, flight feathers
african grey parrot, flight feathers, new cage: Hi, Nittin. Did you send me a photo or do you have a new question? I don t want to use my personal E-Mail for questions, only photos when necessary. Otherwise, people will start sending their questions to me at home, and I can t have this! Thanks....

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, african grey parrot, personal id
african grey parrot, personal id, mail: Hi, Nittin! So your bird is doing better...this is great! On your newest question...I m not sure I completely understand. Are you saying your bird is actually putting his beak around your finger, but not biting down? If so, this is great progress. You...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, african grey parrot, personal id
african grey parrot, personal id, mail: Hi, Nittin. Parrots act differently when outside their cages than they do when inside their cages because they are more vulnerable when outside their cages. In other words, when inside their cage, they feel safe and secure. However, without the cage around...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, personal id, new bird
personal id, new bird, panic attacks: Hi, Nittin. Are you letting your bird outside of his cage at all? Tell me what else you are doing besides handfeeding your bird fruit. When you handfeed fruit, is the bird inside its cage or outside its cage? When I acquire a new bird, how I handle...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: Hi, Nittin. Didn t you just clip your bird s flight feathers a couple of weeks ago? He shouldn t need them clipped already, but if he s able to gain altitude, they need to be clipped again. When your bird is out of its cage, can you just sit in a...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: Hi, Nittin. Obviously, your bird still doesn t trust most humans very much, since he won t come out of his cage when people are in the room. However, if you are able to feed him, then he is trusting you more and more. Somehow you need to coax him out...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: Hi, Nittin. I ll look at the website. I guess I m not sure what the above message is trying to say...is this a form of training or diet control? Parrots will eat different amounts of food every day depending on what type of food is being offered and how...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: Nittin. Working with a parrot takes much time and patience. You are doing really well with your parrot and your parrot is reacting positively. However, the process of taming/training takes time. Just keep up with what you are doing and your bird will...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: Hi, Nittin. You have to eliminate anything that results in your bird not trusting you. Therefore, you might have to feed your bird outside his cage or inside his cage, depending on where he is. When you need to put him away, you ll just have to catch...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, indoor plants, personal id
indoor plants, personal id, new bird: See, he s catching on! Not all days will be good days in the learning process. Some days, your bird may not cooperate with you at all, then some days he might surprise you. This is just how parrots are...they have good days and bad days just like we do!...

Parrots: My Parrot's behaviour, african grey parrot, flight feathers
african grey parrot, flight feathers, new cage: Hi, Nittin. I m so sorry...that website doesn t work any more (I ll remove the address from my website). Can you send the pics to me at ripleybird@netzero.net? I m in USA eastern time zone (state of Ohio). I don t know what the time difference is between...

Parrots: Parrot - after birth (gross), animal vet, vet asap
animal vet, vet asap, kidney infection: Hello Berine and thank you for your post. If the bird has a bloody and dark afterbirth , this is an indication that there is a health problem and should be seen by a Certified avian or an Exotic Animal Vet ASAP. It is possible that your Grandmother s bird...

Parrots: Parrot biting - LINEOLATED PARAKEET, lineolated parakeet, nibble
lineolated parakeet, nibble, coughs: Hi again, Since your parakeet is so new to your home and has gone through a lot of stress (changing homes, being away from other birds for the first time, new people, new way of being handled, different guidelines/rules, etc...) it is normal that your...

Parrots: Parrot bitting her feathers, senegal parrot, bird birds
senegal parrot, bird birds, question pool: Hi again, Heath, I want to caution you against allowing your birds to have free roam in your home while you are gone if this is the case. Parrots can get into so much trouble when left unsupervised. Not only can they injure themselves severely (and possibly...

Parrots: Parrot breeding, meyers parrot, male parrots
meyers parrot, male parrots, female parrots: Hi, Janice, Not necessarily. Male parrots can become bonded to humans just the same as female parrots, and it doesn t have to be the opposite sex to become bonded. In other words, male parrots can bond to male humans just the same as female parrots can...

Parrots: Parrot having cold, parakeet, vitamin supplement
parakeet, vitamin supplement, quiet time: Well a vet is really what you need. Birds can NOT be treated with pet-store medication as this actually makes the problem worse. If a vet is totally out of the question, get a good vitamin supplement, a heated perch, and make sure he gets plenty of sunlight...

Parrots: Parrot Eggs?, budgies, cockatiel
budgies, cockatiel, amazons: Hi again, Gabriel. A lot of factors should be taken into consideration before purchasing a bigger parrot. The bigger, more intelligent the parrot, the more time you ll need to devote to the bird and it s bird s care. Also, certain species make much more...

Parrots: Parrot eggs, hyacinth macaw, chick hatches
hyacinth macaw, chick hatches, costly pieces: I m very glad you asked this question. Incubating any bird eggs is something that takes learning, despite what the ads say. Incubators are pretty costly pieces of machinery and vary when it comes to quality (and thus successful outcomes). Once a chick...

Parrots: Parrot feather loss, quaker parrots, quaker parrot
quaker parrots, quaker parrot, bird vet: Hi, Ken and Terrie. Thanks for posting your questions. Quaker parrots are very nice birds! Sounds like your bird is plucking itself. Is this bird a single bird in the home or is s/he with a mate or another bird? I ask because you state your parrot has...

Parrots: Parrot -Infetile eggs, psychological welfare, infertile eggs
psychological welfare, infertile eggs, own time: Hi, Michael. Thanks for posting! I admire you for asking how you should handle this for your bird s psychological welfare. Most people don t look at it from this standpoint, but they should. Just leave the eggs where she has laid them and let her abandon...

Parrots: Parrot jumper, quaker parrot, flight suits
quaker parrot, flight suits, stress level: Feather plucking is a very common problem with caged birds. You need to have parasites totally ruled out first and any other physical problem. Once you do, I ve found that more out of cage time and interaction helps distract them from this activity,...

Parrots: Parrot miracle???, white cockatoo, female birds
white cockatoo, female birds, sexual maturity: Hi, thanks for the question! Well I m sorry to hear about your white cockatoo passing away. Anyway, many solitary female birds lay eggs when there is not a male around. It is very common and part of their normal cycle . All that happens is that they lay...

Parrots: Parrot problem, bird vet, yeast infection
bird vet, yeast infection, conciousness: Hi Mano, It is good to hear from you again but I am sorry that I am not going to be able to help you with this problem. I am not a veterinarian and because I have never seen anything in a bird that is like what you describe, I have no idea what the pimple...

Parrots: Parrot Screaming, amazon parrot, son alex
amazon parrot, son alex, sf8: HI Ron, The first thing to do is to determine what is causing or encouraging the screaming. It sounds like you ve already done a little bit of observation and have seen that Sonny s screaming is worse when your son is in the room. Watch for things that...

Parrots: Parrot(Sun-Conure), baby sun conures, proper bird care
baby sun conures, proper bird care, sun conure: There is no way to tell sun conures apart (there are no physical or behavioral differences between males and females). Unless a female lays an eggs, or you get your bird DNA sexed. It is a myth that birds bond to humans who are of the opposite sex. All...

Parrots: Why does our Parrot scream?, liverpool england, parrot behavior
liverpool england, parrot behavior, parrot owners: The behavior you described is perfect, healthy and happy amazon behavior. In fact... you should feel lucky- if Jojo only screams one a day or every other day for a few mintues... feel VERY, VERY lucky. Most Amazons scream much longer and more frequently than...

Parrots: Parrot training, pink cockatoo, vet check
pink cockatoo, vet check, sexual maturity: Hi, The best thing you can do is try to regain your parrots trust. Sit near his cage talking quietly to him - everytime you pass his cage stop and talk to him for a few seconds stroking him through the bars if he will allow you. Offer him treat from your...

Parrots: Parrot, avian veterinarian, cage bottom
avian veterinarian, cage bottom, medical evaluation: Hi, Heather. Thanks for posting! Jerking, as in having seizures (need more details/information)??? I d say you should get your parrot to an avian veterinarian or animal hospital immediately for a medical evaluation and possible treatment if your parrot...

Parrots: Parrotlet, tame birds, open cages
tame birds, open cages, personal territory: Hi, Carol. Thanks for posting! Each bird is different. Some who are timid, not completely imprinted on humans, those who aren t used to their humans yet, frightened, etc., tend to like their cages because their cages are their safety zones, their personal...

Parrots: Parrotlet, pacific parrotlets, yellow feathers
pacific parrotlets, yellow feathers, pacific parrotlet: Hi, Diane, I don t think so. I ve never seen a pied pacific parrotlet (I ve never seen a pied parrotlet at all). I have pacific parrotlets and most of them have some yellow feathers on the back of their heads. They haven t always had the yellow feathers...some...

Parrots: Parrotlet, egg binding, two birds
egg binding, two birds, lovebirds: I appreciate that you re trying to find out all the information first, rather than just throwing two birds together and facing what could be serious complications later. Too often I get frantic questions from people who are losing their chicks or even adults...

Parrots: Parrotlet Behaving Badly, spring fever, crazy bird
spring fever, crazy bird, aggressive behavior: Hi Joy, Here are some articles about aggressive behavior and sexual behavior that hopefully will help you determine exactly what is causing your bird s behavior, and how to help deter it: http://www.companionparrot.com/Sexual%20Behavior.htm http://www.companionparrot.com/agression-and-biting.htm...

Parrots: Parrotlet Behavior, spray millet, best diets
spray millet, best diets, parrot mix: Thanks for asking about this. It means you really want to do the right thing and are willing to work for it - I can t tell you how happy I am to hear this! Some legends say a bird like this carries a spirit into your home ( a good one ) and you re privileged...

Parrots: Parrotlet - biting, growling - attacking, flight feathers, wing flight
flight feathers, wing flight, learned behavior: Hi, Allison. Thanks for posting. Biting in caged birds is a learned behavior. In other words, your parrotlet has learned that biting gets him what he wants, so he continues to do it! First of all, 3 weeks isn t a very long time for your parrotlet to...

Parrots: Parrotlet help, loose bowels, seed diet
loose bowels, seed diet, cage size: Hi, Terry. Thanks for posting. Your new parrotlet may not have had sufficient time to settle down yet in his new environment and he s not used to you yet. Moves can be very stressful for parrots. Sometimes it takes weeks or longer for them to adjust,...

Parrots: Parrotlet itching, nooks and crannies, dna profile
nooks and crannies, dna profile, tail feathers: Sounds like she s got a parasite, more than likely a mite. Since there are several kinds of mites (and other parasites) a vet is absolutely necessary in order to do a skin scraping, biopsy and make a diagnosis. Just in case you re wondering - no, those...

Parrots: Parrotlet and taming, instinctive behavior, parrotlets
instinctive behavior, parrotlets, scritch: Hi, Jillian. Thanks for posting. Sounds like your new parrotlet is doing quite well actually. It s normal for a parrot to be nervous in a new environment with new people. Just give her some more time to get used to you and her new home. Lots of...

Parrots: Parrotlet, pacific parrotlets, parrotlet breeders
pacific parrotlets, parrotlet breeders, parrot breeders: Hi, Norma. I don t have any contacts in that area of the country. Have you tried performing a search with Google or another search engine using search words such as parrotlets or parrotlet breeders or parrot breeders or pacific parrotlets (or whatever...

Parrots: My Parrotlets Behavior, social creatures, female bird
social creatures, female bird, little treasure: Hi Adelaide, You are running in to a problem that is very common in folks who find they have fallen in love with a particular type of bird. I call it the want mores . It isnt a bad problem to have if you have the time, energy, and love to give but there...

Parrots: Parrotlets - Introducing a new bird, pacific parrotlet, side cages
pacific parrotlet, side cages, 2 birds: Hi, Brett. Thanks for posting! You need to leave these 2 birds in side-by-side cages until they get used to each other, particularly if there is violence involved. What has happened is you have a bird who is jealous of your new bird. The older bird doesn...

Parrots: Parrotlets, missing toes, long and happy life
missing toes, long and happy life, tempermant: Hello Genie and thank you for your post. No, if the parents did chew the toes off of him, the toes would not grow back. Go back and ask the breeder if he or she had a toe (or all of the toes) apmutated, would they grow back? It is possible for him to...

Parrots: Parrots, green cheeked conure, two birds
green cheeked conure, two birds, aquainted: Hi, Cody. Thanks for posting! It depends on the personalities of the individual birds. Each bird s personality is different and whether they will get along or not depends on this. Also, you may not want to take the chance of housing these 2 species together...

Parrots: Parrots, encyclopedia of birds, species of parrots
encyclopedia of birds, species of parrots, red peak: Its really not a good idea to buy animals from someone who cant tell you what species they are, as how can you know how to care for them if the species isnt even known.Different species of parrots require completely different nutrition and care. I cant really...

Parrots: Parrots, sex birds, female birds
sex birds, female birds, fertilization: They can stay in the same cage, but they ll bond to each other and be less likely to be very friendly to their human (you). The same sex birds doesn t always guarentee they won t mate . Birds will often decide a toy hanging in their cage is their best...

Parrots: Parrots breeding, alexandrine parakeets, alexandrine parrots
alexandrine parakeets, alexandrine parrots, egggs: Sometimes birds are just not meant to breed. Also, Alexandrine Parakeets aren t good for breeding purposes because at most, they have maybe one to two babies a year. It s very common for them to lay infertile eggs, and I ve had breeding pairs that out of the...

Parrots: Parrots and Human Saliva, sun conure, human saliva
sun conure, human saliva, immunities: Ok, well there are MILLIONS of theories about this subject and my opinion lies somewhere in the middle. If you are sick, don t let your bird near your mouth (just common sense) but I ve been giving kisses to my birds my whole life and never had a problem....

Parrots: Can Parrots Learn Scripts and Type?, telemarketing job from home, umbrella cockatoo
telemarketing job from home, umbrella cockatoo, yellow nape: Hi Ben Well, what kind of parrott are you talking about? I own an African Grey a Yellow Nape and Umbrella Cockatoo. Now, having said that, the smartest one for talking is the Grey. The nape is highly intelligent in riding on my shoulder in my golf cart,...

Parrots: Parrots vital signs, life span of parrots, average life span
life span of parrots, average life span, respiration rate: Hi Charlotte, I am not going to be of much help in some ways and can give you some answers in others. The life span of parrots? It depends on what type of parrot. Some will live only about 8--10 years and others have been documented to live in capitivity...

Parrots: Parrots, fresh fruits and vegetables, fruits and vegetables
fresh fruits and vegetables, fruits and vegetables, human attention: Hi, Lauren. Thanks for posting your question. I can t help you much, Lauren, because each parrot (a parrot is any bird with a hooked beak) has it s own individual personality that is shaped by many factors. For example, one type of parrot that might be...

Parrots: Peach face Lovebird, peach face, washing clothes
peach face, washing clothes, bird talk: Love birds are one of the more agressive species. The fact that he won t stop pooping on you is a bird thing the best you can do is drape something over yourself while you handle him or you will be constantly washing clothes :)- I have made several birdy...

Parrots: Peach-faced Lovebird, new babies, baby birds
new babies, baby birds, having sexual intercourse: hi. thanks for your question and congratulations on the new babies! In order to separate the new chicks from the parents, you need to be sure that the babies can eat enough on their own and have enough feathers to maintain their body temperature. When...

Parrots: Peach-faced Lovebird, peach faced lovebirds, new babies
peach faced lovebirds, new babies, solid food: Thanks for your question and congratulations on the new babies! It sounds like you are letting your baby lovies be parent raised . This is perfectly fine. However, if you would like the babies to be more tame and used to humans, you can begin handling them...

Parrots: Peach faced lovebirds, lutino lovebirds, peach faced lovebirds
lutino lovebirds, peach faced lovebirds, 2 birds: Hi again, Tara. Lovebirds must be DNA sexed in order to differentiate between sexes. It is not true that most lutino lovebirds are female. There s no way the breeder would know the sexes of these lovebirds without DNA sexing them. Breeding parrots...

Parrots: Peachface Lovebird Health, leather toys, electrical cord
leather toys, electrical cord, vitamin deficiency: Hello Tracy, This is PERFECTLY natural!! It is just a normal part of any parrots life to chew chew chew. I would suggest getting her some more toys to chew on, some extra wooden toys, as well as leather toys, they LOVE these. Just keep an eye on her to...

Parrots: My Peachfaced Lovebird, peachfaced lovebird, grandmas
peachfaced lovebird, grandmas, couple weeks: Hi, Becky. Could her wing still be hurt? It can sometimes take a couple weeks for a wing injury to heal (or longer if there is injury you aren t aware of). The length of time it takes for the bird to trust people again just depends on the individual bird...

Parrots: Peachfaces with other birds, peachfaced lovebird, dna test
peachfaced lovebird, dna test, male bird: Hi You have worked this out correctly. A pair will only haveeyes for each in your own words. For what you want, I recommend a male bird and as young as possible, still with a darkmark on the beak. To be sure of the sex, insist on a guarantee and DNA...

Parrots: Pecking, peach face lovebird, full spectrum bulbs
peach face lovebird, full spectrum bulbs, 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: Peculiar behaviour with my Parrotlet, male parrots, peculiar behaviour
male parrots, peculiar behaviour, romey: Hi, Romey. Thanks for posting. No, this behavior is not harmful for him. Only harm would be if your parrotlet would feel that you have rejected him! Yes, your parrotlet has chosen you for his mate. The only thing I ve found that works, and it doesn...

Parrots: Pellet Diet, peachface lovebird, pelleted diet
peachface lovebird, pelleted diet, pretty bird: Hi, Blake. Thanks for posting your question. It isn t going to be easy to switch a bird of this age from seed to a healthy diet, but you need to do so. Seed is high in fat and has little nutritional value. As long as seed is available at the same time...

Parrots: Perant raised love bird as pet?, time and patience, insufficient attention
time and patience, insufficient attention, lovebirds: With a mountain of time and patience you could succeed in a month or two BUT Lovebirds, especially parent reared ones of that age are a lot more difficult to tame than Cockatiels. Better to start with a much younger bird (still with a black mark on the...

Parrots: Pet Ringneck laying eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, lack of calcium
fresh fruits and vegetables, lack of calcium, necessary vitamins: Hello Mark and thank you for posting with me. She will probably lay 2-3 more eggs in the next week. Female birds do not need a mate to be able to lay eggs, the males are needed to fertilize the eggs. Let her sit on her eggs until SHE is ready to give up...

Parrots: Pet yellow nape amazon!, yellow nape amazon, wing clipping
yellow nape amazon, wing clipping, singing voice: It sounds like you re doing a good job and you care very much for your birds. You might be a bit over-indulgent though since wing clipping doesn t take very long, doesn t have to be done all that often and is just a really good idea. Showering is also pretty...

Parrots: Phobic African Grey, sally blanchard, flock leader
sally blanchard, flock leader, avian veterinarian: HI Debbie, My first question for you is have you had your grey examined by an avian veterinarian? Before you can address these behaviors you need to know that they are not caused by an illness. Here is a link to my past answers involving phobic greys....

Parrots: Phobic 'Too, lesser sulphur crested cockatoo, sulphur crested cockatoo
lesser sulphur crested cockatoo, sulphur crested cockatoo, strange phobia: THANK YOU for not wanting to give up and being dedicated to see this through no matter what. So many bird owners decide when the going gets rough - quit! It s very, very easy to make a bird cage bound when the start displaying actions like this, but now...

Parrots: Pionus and Alexandrine Parakeet, white capped pionus, alexandrine parakeet
white capped pionus, alexandrine parakeet, seed diet: I would not recommend housing the birds together if the Parakeets seems aggressive towards the Pionus. The parakeets could seriously injure your pionus. If you want to try and get them to get along, you can introduce them to each other on a neutral playpen...

Parrots: Pionus compatability/ cockatiel bitting off tail feathers, honeywell hepa, sex birds
honeywell hepa, sex birds, tail feathers: Well, same-sex birds sometimes will fight when housed together, but as long as you don t allow jealousy to ever start, they can live in the same house (not cage) and play together and shouldn t have a problem. If yours is a female, you ll want to just keep...

Parrots: PLEASE HELP!!!!, african ringneck, keel bone
african ringneck, keel bone, natural instinct: Hi Sharon, Congratulations on your new pet! Instead of trying to pet your bird you want to work on establishing a trusting relationship with him. You can start to do this through training the “step up” behavior. Regular training sessions will help the...

Parrots: PLEASE HELP!!!!, plain ignorance, great bird
plain ignorance, great bird, caw: Excellent and huge step forward! This is trust. When she goes to nip, in a low steady voice (not yelling), tell her No biting . When she stops and is being nice, give your praise and a pleasant voice. What you describe her doing is exactly what...

Parrots: PLEASE HELP, bird vet, domesticated birds
bird vet, domesticated birds, vet visit: The opening and closing of the mouth is often a crop adjustment they are making. If it s done too much there could be a crop infection, impaction or other problem. For this one, I d make a vet visit for sure because left untreated it could develop...

Parrots: Please advise Parrotlet behavior, avian veterinarian, washcloth
avian veterinarian, washcloth, wild animals: Hello Megan, First have you taken your bird to an avian veterinarian? You want to be sure that this aggressive behavior is not cause by an illness. Assuming that your bird is healthy then you do want to start a training program with your bird. Keep in...

Parrots: Please help, scarlet macaw, ransome
scarlet macaw, ransome, baby sister: it does sound like the only option is finding a parrot behaviourist who may be able to help you but it will take a lot of time and money and it does sound like the house hold is not the ideal place for her and she isnt happy. Perhaps rehoming her to someone...

Parrots: Plucking, african greys, african grey
african greys, african grey, lonliness: Hello Vernsite and thank you for your post. It sounds like your bird may have an allergic reaction to it s food. Have you recently changed the brand of pellets, or have the makers changed the recipe? You might also want to take your bird in and have it...

Parrots: Plummheads, mother bird, nest box
mother bird, nest box, instincts: Hello Carmen and thank you for your post. The research that I ve done before answering this question is the same thing that I thought of when I first recieved your email, and that is that there is something wrong with the babies. It could be a defect or...

Parrots: POOP, weaning baby birds, fruits and vegetables
weaning baby birds, fruits and vegetables, grey baby: Hi, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you (I am in the process of moving). About your bird s droppings- It could be that his poop is more watery because he is eating a diet with high water content. However, make sure that you are mixing...

Parrots: Poisonous plants, red sister cordyline, massangeana cane
red sister cordyline, massangeana cane, corn plant: Hello Marie and thank you for posting. I have done some checking around, and I can t find anything on the Red Sister Cordyline, so I would not let your birds around the plant. I did, however, find the Massangeana Cane on the list of safe plants for birds....

Parrots: Possible Breeding, snail mail, dna sex
snail mail, dna sex, 2 females: You re correct. DNA sexing is 100% accurate. Find Avian Biotech on the internet for information on how to DNA sex your lovebird. Costs about $20 and you can get free sexing kits from the company and do the test at home yourself. You have to send the test...

Parrots: Possible problem with a blue and gold., blue and gold macaw, prey animals
blue and gold macaw, prey animals, car ride: I understand that you dont want to stress out your bird without good reason. I do have to say that if this was my bird, I would take him to the vet to get him checked out. Your birds behaviour is abnormal and could be indicating pain or illness. Birds hide...

Parrots: Possible sexual behaviour, dna sex, rescue birds
dna sex, rescue birds, parrot shop: Hi again, Amanda. When a parrot starts bobbing it s head like that, it s hard for the body not to follow along to some extent! About her view of avian vets...some avian vets want their owners to bring their parrots in for annual well-bird checkups,...

Parrots: Possibly hurt/traumatized green cheek, cheek conure, hi jinx
cheek conure, hi jinx, cupped hand: Hi again, Jinx. Perhaps you should call an avian veterinarian and ask for further advice. I can only advise you based on my knowledge and experience. You know your bird better than anyone else does...if you think something is not right, it probably isn...

Parrots: Over Preening Fledgling, head feathers, body feathers
head feathers, body feathers, chrys: Hi, Beverly. It might be necessary for you to separate the offspring from the parents, at least mom, as soon as they are weaned. Sounds like she s just overpreening, but she may not like them hanging around, especially if she has other eggs/babies. I...

Parrots: Princess Parrot, orange winged amazon, princess parrot
orange winged amazon, princess parrot, timneh parrot: Hello Peta-Paula, Here are some links to my past answers that I know will help you. In addition my website has links to excellent parrot resources - please feel free to take a look. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Parrots-1638/Orange-Winged-Amazon-2.htm ...

Parrots: Proximity of two macaws, many different reasons, scarlet macaw
many different reasons, scarlet macaw, side cages: Hi, Manny, There is no way to predict what 2 parrots will do in any situation. All you can do is try the new setup and see what happens. Parrots hollar/scream for many different reasons, including what s going around them at the time, what they can see/hear,...

Parrots: Purchasing a Goffin, fatty liver disease, cocatoo
fatty liver disease, cocatoo, endless wealth: Cockatoos usually want at least 1 feeding until they re a full year old! My Goffins is between 4 and 5 years old and still loves eating oatmeal at night. Make sure the breeder is weaning her on PELLETS and NOT SEEDS! Seeds give birds (especially cockatoos)...

Parrots: paint for bird stand, tiny slivers, goffin cockatoo
tiny slivers, goffin cockatoo, bird perches: Hi there... I have a couple of conures that are wary of EVERYTHING. The best thing to do is to lay out the new toy plainly in view by your bird for a few days and gradually move it closer and closer to his cage. A couple of days before placing it inside,...

Parrots: paint job, pet parrot, paint job
pet parrot, paint job, respiratory system: Hello Amy, Birds have a very sensitive respiratory system. Many fumes can be toxic and deadly to birds. This includes paint, teflon or non stick cookware, candles, many cleaning products etc. Yes the parrot must be removed from the house. If you can...

Parrots: pair or group, african lovebirds, coconut husk
african lovebirds, coconut husk, coconut shell: I do not recommend putting these three species together. Cockateil and Budgies are usually OK together but Lovebirds are very aggressive, especially when nesting. I see no reason why a bird would not use a nest box. Coconut shell would be too small for...

Parrots: by pair or group..??, african lovebirds, coconut husk
african lovebirds, coconut husk, nest box: Hello christian and thank you for your questions, If the cages are large enough(2 feet x 2 feet per pair) and they are prodived with plenty of food & water & a large enough nesting box then the budgies should breed. No it is not a good idea to house the...

Parrots: a pair of lovebirds, 2 birds, quarentine
2 birds, quarentine, lovebird: Hi, Tanya, It often takes time for 2 birds to get used to each other, especially when 1 has been the only bird for a while. It might take a couple weeks, couple months or these birds may never get along together. Just because we want 2 birds to get along...

Parrots: pair of parakeets flying around, two birds, experence
two birds, experence, parakeets: Hi, Lydia. Thanks for posting. Yes, they would poop around in the room if they were free-flying. I don t comment on whether or not someone should get a parrot...this is a decision only you can make based on your lifestyle, your desires, what your...

Parrots: pair or putting them together.., african lovebirds, coconut husk
african lovebirds, coconut husk, female pairs: Hi, Ian. Thanks for posting your questions. I have to ask you, Ian, what are your plans for your parakeets? Do you want to breed them...is this why you paired them up in individual cages? Are you sure you have male/female pairs paired up (males have...

Parrots: Thanks for the advice. i dont..., cork screw, budgies
cork screw, budgies, budgie: Cork-screw hazel is excellent, they ll love it. I can only recommend letting them out, they will get bored in the cages soon and they need the excercise to stay healthy. Since you have had them for a while now, they know the room they are in and won t panick...

Parrots: panting macaw, blue and gold macaw, vet check
blue and gold macaw, vet check, water mist: If she was older I d be more concerned, but young ones like this who are normal with their droppings, behavior, eating/drinking and overall appearence are usually ok. You might try spritzing her with a light, cool water mist. Sometimes just spritzing...

Parrots: my parakeet, ringneck parakeet, improper diet
ringneck parakeet, improper diet, feathers: Hi, Debra. Thanks for posting. Is your ringneck moulting? Moulting is the process whereby a bird replaces every feather on it s body with a new feather (this is a gradual process over about a month s time). Does your ringneck have a friend? If so,...

Parrots: my parakeet, long periods of time, vet asap
long periods of time, vet asap, animal vet: Hello Kathy and thank you for your post. If your bird is sitting at the bottom of her cage for long periods of time, or has its feathers puffed constantly, you have a sick bird on your hands and should be seen by a Certified Avian or Exotic Animal Vet ASAP....

Parrots: parakeet, watery stools, lightning storm
watery stools, lightning storm, parakeet: Hi Liz, I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I have been dogsitting for some folks and their internet access was knocked out in a lightning storm so I had no idea I had questions waiting. Hopefully by now your birds droppings have...

Parrots: parakeet, bird talk magazine, time bird
bird talk magazine, time bird, sick bird: Hi Sophie, It sounds to me as if you have a sick bird. I would suggest that you get him or her to a vet right away for a checkup. After that, get yourself a subscription to Bird Talk magazine so that you can learn all the best ways of caring for your bird...

Parrots: parakeet, words in context, african greys
words in context, african greys, parakeet: Hi, thank you for your question. Parakeets, like most parrots, can learn to repeat words or phrases. Most of them won t learn much and don t talk very clearly. They usually don t learn to use the words in context, like African Greys for example do (they...

Parrots: parakeet, avian vet, bone degeneration
avian vet, bone degeneration, health ideas: It s obvious you care about this bird and since a parakeet lives about 18 years, just 4 years old is very young. From what you ve mentioned about the egg laying, it s far, far too much. Chronic egg laying is a health problem that leads to other health...

Parrots: My parakeet!!!, parakeet, safe place
parakeet, safe place, few moments: This is very common for birds are just first being tamed. Especially if the door is small. Keep practicing her step up in the cage. Try just holding her in the cage for a few moments. Then slowly work your way through the door. Also work with your bird outside...

Parrots: my parakeet, bird owner, parakeet
bird owner, parakeet, couple of days: Hello Jenna and thank you for your post. How old is Misty? The younger the bird is, the easier it will be to tame/train it. First, you must have an established trust between you and your bird (having the bird s wings clipped is also a big help). This...

Parrots: parakeet, animal vet, post dated check
animal vet, post dated check, exotic animal: Hello Annamarie and thank you for your post. Only a Certified Avian or an Exotic Animal Vet can tell you for sure if the medicine that you have left will work. See if you can work out some payment arrangements with your vet, or maybe even a post-dated...

Parrots: my parakeet, first bird, parakeet
first bird, parakeet, headway: I ve found it relatively easy to train a bird to poop on command, but it won t stop them from pooping when and where they have to go in other instances. It also doesn t work as well with smaller birds, but if you ve got the patience, you can make some...

Parrots: parakeet off balance, avian vet, cat vet
avian vet, cat vet, seed diets: Hi again, Janet. You need to take this bird back to the bird vet for the balance problem. At least call them to see if you should bring the bird back in. The balance problem could be related to the respiratory issue, but the vet needs to know what s going...

Parrots: My parakeet's biting habit, parakeet, new bird
parakeet, new bird, scares: Hi, Chelsy. Thanks for posting! Your bird is trying to tell you that s/he doesn t like being picked up the way you are picking s/he up! If you re putting your hand around her body and lifting her up, a lot of birds hate this. It s because when a predator...

Parrots: Is my parakeet bored?, good lighting, parakeet
good lighting, parakeet, budgie: Hi Cathy, Although I can t see him do this, it is probably nervousness. (That would be my assumption anyways). He is probably looking for a way to escape, or an exit to get away. And it is typical for birds to spend the majority of their time on the...

Parrots: my parakeet is on the bottom of cage why?, t grip, keet
t grip, keet, cloaca: Hi, Jessica. Thanks for posting. Did you take your keet to a bird (avian) vet? A cat/dog vet doesn t have knowledge of birds. When you say the vet said he looked healthy and bright ...did the vet take any cloaca or cloanal swabs and test them? Unless...

Parrots: parakeet droppings, dark leafy greens, avian vet
dark leafy greens, avian vet, vet check: This may, of course, be stress-related; however, there s also a possibility of something more serious. Whenever we bring a new bird in, we have the avian vet check. It serves a couple purposes: First, to have a medical record established and run the routine...

Parrots: parakeet eggs, fertile eggs, baby parrot
fertile eggs, baby parrot, keets: Hi, Bob. Thanks for posting! Fertile eggs will begin to hatch about 18 days from the date the female BEGINS incubating the eggs, which usually occurs with the second egg laid. Incubation is when the female sits on the eggs most of 24/7 (she ll come out...

Parrots: If a parakeet gets sick., avian vet, parakeet
avian vet, parakeet, little friend: It depends on the cause of the illness. A vet who is experienced with birds, preferably an avian vet, needs to check him out and find the reason behind his being sick. It could be a virus or a parasite. It could be a bacteria or disease. It also depends...

Parrots: parakeet handling, flight feathers, gain altitude
flight feathers, gain altitude, set boundaries: Hi, Kim, Happy New Year! Your question was in the question pool...evidently the person you sent your question to could not answer. Yes, you are correct about allowing the bird time to adjust to its new home. To teach the step up command, place your...

Parrots: parakeet health, avian veterinarian, gut bacteria
avian veterinarian, gut bacteria, cloaca: Hi, Justin. Thanks for posting! Yes, this is something you should be concerned about. It could just be the stress of being moved to a new home that is causing this. However, if the bird s vent remains messy like you describe, you ll need to contact...

Parrots: parakeet health, nervous tick, avian vet
nervous tick, avian vet, siringe: Hi again, Jenny. You are most welcome. Yes, definitely try to speak to someone familiar with birds at the zoo. This is a great idea. Even if the vet isn t available, perhaps a vet technician or other would be available to talk with you. Sounds to me...

Parrots: my parakeet is ill, vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, symptoms of illness: Sorry...I forgot the link: www.aav.org Chrys ------------------------------ Hi, Manda. Thanks for posting! Your bird did not catch your cold. If your bird is ill, he got ill by some other method. If you suspect your bird is sick, it most likely...

Parrots: my parakeet has injured his feet, avian vet, budgie
avian vet, budgie, parakeets: Dear Marissa, thank you for your question. Please see an avian vet with your budgie as soon as possible. He might have had a stroke or a tumor causes the paralysis. I cannot give any advice on this because I have no medical training and only a vet can find...

Parrots: my parakeet might be sick, can you help?, type diet, store thanks
type diet, store thanks, new food: Hi, Michelle. I m glad your keet, Chili, is doing well. I sincerely appreciate your nice rating, except for the timeliness part. I think it s important for me to respond to questions right away when it comes to birds (unless I m ill or something similar!)....

Parrots: my parakeet needs afriend?, flight feathers, bird birds
flight feathers, bird birds, image in the mirror: Hi, Anita. Thanks for posting! Allowing your bird to free-fly through your home is unsanitary and is very dangerous for your bird, as there are many, many things that aren t safe for your bird in your home. It s best to keep wing flight feathers clipped...

Parrots: parakeet and a parrot??, question pool, parakeets
question pool, parakeets, happy new year: Hi, Gaby, Happy New Year! Your question was in the question pool...evidently the person you sent your question to could not answer. All birds with hooked beaks are parrots (even parakeets), so I m unsure of your question. You should breed parakeets...

Parrots: My parakeet is sick, cat vet, avian vet
cat vet, avian vet, careful observation: It can be a tumor or a cyst. Is it right above the base of the tail? That s a very common place to get a cyst (right on the preening gland) and she needs to go to the vet. Any time a bird is bleeding or showing signs of illness, it needs to go to the vet because...

Parrots: parakeet sick., vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, vet clinic: This could be something pretty simple or a sign of disease that will be complicated to treat. The one thing that s for sure is she needs to see her vet asap. If you have a PetSmart in town, they often have a chain vet clinic inside called Banfield - excellent...

Parrots: parakeet swooping, chase game, food dish
chase game, food dish, new companion: Hello Again, Im glad i can help you Dawn. The new budgie will be seen as an intruder to your females territory,therfore when he eats out of HER food dish,and when he plays with HER toys,she ll chase him away. Maybe its a bit sudden for a lone budgie to...

Parrots: parakeet tree, fresh fruits vegetables, katie dear
fresh fruits vegetables, katie dear, sturdy branches: Dear Katie, thank youu for your question. Lemon is listed as toxic for birds here: http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml I know that hazel, beech, birch oak, willow, poplar, apple and pear are safe for birds, the website has a much longer list. To make...

Parrots: How to get my parakeet's to trust me, grandma and grandpa, predators and prey
grandma and grandpa, predators and prey, natural instincts: Hello Breahna, Here are some of my past answers to help you; http://en.allexperts.com/q/Parrots-1638/pionus-behavior-1.htm http://en.allexperts.com/q/Birds-General-2349/Biting-3.htm Also, don t be mad at your dog. Dogs are by nature predators,...

Parrots: parakeet, spray millet, dear anne
spray millet, dear anne, social animals: Dear Anne, thank you for your question. Parakeets, as all parrots, are very social animals and should be kept at least in pairs. Two are not louder or messier than one, get tame just as well and they keep each other company when you are not there. So you...

Parrots: parakeets, pelleted diet, classroom pets
pelleted diet, classroom pets, tame bird: Hi, Kathleen. Thanks for posting. It just depends on how cold is cold! Caged parrots can withstand cold temps more so than hot temps if accustomed to the cooler temp. In other words, if you gradually allow a keet to get used to the cold temps, as long...

Parrots: parakeets, parakeet food, nest box
parakeet food, nest box, parakeets: you will need a nest box, and you need to have a male and female parakeet for the eggs to hatch. If the female is spending a lot of time in the nest box that means she has eggs or will be laying eggs soon. Both the male and female will take care of the eggs...

Parrots: parakeets, avian companions, toaster ovens
avian companions, toaster ovens, drip pans: I m so sorry for your losses. It s terribly sad to lose a smart, truly loving companion like a little parakeet. You re right, kitchen fumes can be very deadly to a bird, especially these little guys. If you cook with non-stick cookware, it s even a...

Parrots: parakeets, bird lady, leaving the nest
bird lady, leaving the nest, brooder: Hi, Heather. Thanks for posting! I don t recall, and I also looked back at previously answered questions, and didn t see your previous post about a sleeve. Did you correspond with me or another expert on this site? Usually, moms will start another...

Parrots: parakeets, submissive behavior, sticky fluid
submissive behavior, sticky fluid, parakeets: If this swelling is in the same bird that s been acting odd with the submissive behavior I d do what you can to have her seen. I know it s hard to find a good vet, especially one who sees birds, but maybe you can find a different vet. One who will see...

Parrots: my parakeets, otc medication, bird vet
otc medication, bird vet, mercurochrome: Well she may be egg-bound which is very serious. There is a website which has a list of Avian vets in the country and you can search for one in your area. it is http://www.aav.org Never use medication you buy at a pet store because it actually makes things...

Parrots: My parakeets look scared/bored, sally blanchard, avian veterinarian
sally blanchard, avian veterinarian, companion parrot handbook: Hello Again, I m glad to hear the changes are making a difference. It sounds like your birds are really settling in. Birds do feed each other as part of mating behavior, this is normal behavior. Budgies are considered adults at the age of 9 months....

Parrots: My parakeets are being mean,, breeder birds, male birds
breeder birds, male birds, helpless baby: First of all unless you have a helpless baby the parakeets (i m assuming budgies) aren t going to phsically damage then yes they can hurt when they bight but it s not going to take a chunk out of you or anythingand if your kids back off then the bird will...

Parrots: parakeets make noise, parakeets, remote control
parakeets, remote control, birds: Hi, thank you for your question. Usually, parakeets like music and noise and will make a lot of noise of their own (that s why your remote control for the TV or your stereo works on the parakeets: turn the TV louder and the birds will get louder, too ;)....

Parrots: parakeets, bird jungle, avian vet
bird jungle, avian vet, sense of equilibrium: Dear Connor, thank you for your question. Since you keep two birds, I think we can rule out feather plucking for mental reasons. But sometimes feather plucking has organic reasons, so I recommend seeing an avian vet to rule this out. If you don t know...

Parrots: parents picking baby's feathers, cockatiels, feathers
cockatiels, feathers, quarantine: Hello Rose and thank you for your post. Yes, you will need to seperate this baby from the other birds. It is not always known why parents will pick on their young. Sometimes it is because the young are sick. Put it into quarantine for a week or so and...

Parrots: parolets, sexual dimorphism, gorgeous pacific
sexual dimorphism, gorgeous pacific, sexual maturity: Hi Ross, You re welcome. You ve asked some more great questions, although these types of questions are difficult to fully answer in this format. I ll do my best and direct you to some other resources. Yes you should work with one bird at a time. Training...

Parrots: how do parots lay eggs, couple weeks, parrots
couple weeks, parrots, page www: Does your parrot have a male mate? How old are both of these parrots and what kind are they ? Have you ever hand fed a chick before ? Are you able to get up every 2-3 hours throughout the night to do this for a couple weeks ? Once I have...

Parrots: parrolet, average life span, pet store
average life span, pet store, youngster: Take into consideration the average life span and you can answer your own question. If this particular bird has a 35-40 year life span, which isn t unusual, then it will still be a youngster until about 2 years old, which is when it becomes sexually mature...

Parrots: parrolets, parent birds, new birds
parent birds, new birds, informative article: There could be several factors that make it so that she isn t interested in the eggs- stress, health, environment, the season, age, etc. Unfortunately, because of this, I can t tell you why she isn t showing interest in the eggs that they are producing....

Parrots: My parrolets, loose feathers, question pool
loose feathers, question pool, chest area: Hi, Viviana, I picked up your question from the question pool (whomever you sent your question to couldn t answer it). Some parrots can molt year round or several times per year...just depends on the individual birds involved and their environment....

Parrots: My parrolets, loose feathers, vet asap
loose feathers, vet asap, bald patches: the molting pattern that you are describing does not sound normal at all and i would take them to the vet ASAP. when birds molt, you will notice feathers on the cage floor and perhaps a scruffier looking bird but you should not be seeing complete bald patches...

Parrots: parrolets, seed diet, cold drafts
seed diet, cold drafts, parrotlets: Hi, Paula. Thanks for posting! If these birds are 9 months old, whatever temperature is comfortable for you in a T-shirt is comfortable for them. Avoid cold drafts. Your parrotlets need a variety of foods for good health. An all-seed diet is a no-no,...

Parrots: parroqueets, breeder birds, vet care
breeder birds, vet care, harsh weather: Hi, Before I give you the information on breeding birds, here are some things to consider first: 1) If the parents reject or begin to injure their babies... will you know how to properly care and hand-feed the baby birds? Will you have the time...

Parrots: my parrot, alexandrine parakeets, alexandrine parakeet
alexandrine parakeets, alexandrine parakeet, shopman: Hi, Mano. Thanks for posting your questions. Below are some websites on Alexandrine parakeets that should provide more information for you: http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/parakeets/AlexandrineParakeet.php http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/Species/P-eupatria.htm...

Parrots: How to get my parrot like me., pionus, matter what kind
pionus, matter what kind, cockatoos: A macaw is a very special parrot! It s our major focus of rescue too, mostly because they end up cage bound, neglected and sometimes even abused. They have the most powerful beak of all parrots! Even the smaller macaws can bite worse than cockatoos and eclectus,...

Parrots: about parrot, quarantine period, new bird
quarantine period, new bird, seperated: Hello Archana and thank you for your post. What kind of parrot do you have? There is a good chance that (s)he will reject a companion due to his/her age, but if you do get one for your bird, start with slow introductions. The new bird should be quarantined...

Parrots: parrot, parrots, parrot
parrots, parrot, birds: Dear Tanya, thank you for your question. You need to be patient, right now everything is new for the parrot and he needs time to get used to his new home and to you. Continue to talk to him, but otherwise leave him alone for a week or so. Then start to offer...

Parrots: Which parrot ??, species of parrot, cockatoos
species of parrot, cockatoos, lovebirds: Hello Christopher, Thanks for posting. This depends entirely on YOUR life and way of living. Are you busy ? Have you got free time ? How much ? There are many questions to be asked about your lifestyle until i could say what parrots right for you. Please...

Parrots: parrot, green cheeked conure, back porch
green cheeked conure, back porch, temperature change: Any time there is a temperature change of over 10 degrees or is windy, you should take the bird inside. You can also get a heated perch and a cover for the cage for night time because if the bird is cold, it will sit on the heated perch and the cover will...

Parrots: parrot, species of parrot, human companion
species of parrot, human companion, sick birds: Hi, Kathy. Thanks for posting. What species of parrot is this? Two weeks isn t very long for your new parrot to become accustomed to her new surroundings in your home and to you. Therefore, she is likely still stressed out, perhaps depressed somewhat...

Parrots: My parrot is a 27 year old..., diet change, waiting all this time
diet change, waiting all this time, sunflower seeds: Hi Mary, I am so, so sorry that it has taken me a week to answer. We have an option on here to set an on vacation status in case we know we will not be able to answer questions for any period of time. I set mine over a week ago as I knew I was going...

Parrots: my parrot is not the same, amazon parrot, bird stores
amazon parrot, bird stores, parrot store: Hi Mike, First, I hope you have checked to make sure that you truly have Wilson at home with you and not another bird. I know that sounds awful but not knowing the reputation of the store where you left Wilson, I have to ask. I had an experience many years...

Parrots: my parrot is not the same, amazon parrot, parrot store
amazon parrot, parrot store, cold shoulder: Hi, Mike. Thanks for posting. I think you may have a couple of things going on here. Amazons are very moody parrots. One thing I think is happening here is that he could be upset with you for leaving him to begin with. And then to leave him at a...

Parrots: my parrot is not the same, amazon parrot, parrot store
amazon parrot, parrot store, scary place: Well he could have bonded with the amazon but only because he was scared and lonely. From his point of view his family went and left him in a strange scary place and he didn t know what he did wrong. Buying another bird will just give you twice as many problems....

Parrots: my parrot is not the same, amazon parrot, parrot store
amazon parrot, parrot store, store owner: If Wilson (great name!) could bond to a bird next to him in just a week, he can re-bond to you with some patience and effort. No matter what, don t let him become cage bound. Continue to urge him out of the cage and back into his routine with you....

Parrots: my parrot is not the same, amazon parrot, parrot store
amazon parrot, parrot store, unfortuneatly: Hello Mike and thank you for your question. It does sound like wilson bonded with this other Amazon that he was next to and he is going through seperation anxeity . Unfortuneatly, if he bonded with the other bird, that is the bird that you d want to get....

Parrots: mY parrot, berro, post mortem
berro, post mortem, 18 year old: Sorry I dont do phone calls, Im in Ireland and it would be very expensive for me to call you. No one will be able to tell you what your parrot died of unless you get a post mortem. Theres no way of knowing with out that, it could have been anything really....

Parrots: parrot, true bird, best bet
true bird, best bet, guarentee: There is one thing that true bird people feel strongly about in giving advice: Never get a bird for conversation . There is no guarentee that a bird, even if the species is known for talking ability, will talk. A best bet would be a male cockatiel. They...

Parrots: parrot behavior, conure parrots, many different reasons
conure parrots, many different reasons, parrot behavior: Hi, Loretta. Thanks for posting. I have no idea what s up with your conure. Parrots can act strangely for many different reasons that we have no idea about. Could be something in the room, something he might see/hear outside (their vision and hearing...

Parrots: parrot behaviour, parrot behaviour, macaw
parrot behaviour, macaw, night time: hello, a lot of people have the same problem. What you will need to do is move his cage in the living room and let him sit on top of the cage in the day while you are there and at night time put a sheet over his cage only at night. And he most likely will...

Parrots: parrot bitting, parrot behavior, bitting
parrot behavior, bitting, behavior training: HI, Parrots don t bite for no reason. When a parrot is biting we need to learn to understand our parrots behavior and body language. Something in your parrot s environment or interactions with people is giving a cue for your bird to bite. And for a behavior...

Parrots: putting parrot into carrier, flight feathers, air circulation
flight feathers, air circulation, cat carrier: I forgot to give you my website: www.angelfire.com/falcon/birdinfo/index.html Chrys ---------------------- Hi, Diana, I recommend putting her in a cage to transport her. It s going to be stressful enough on her and to minimize this stress, use...

Parrots: parrot derbyan, african grays, companion birds
african grays, companion birds, general health care: Hi, I would certainly either take your bird back to the place where you bought it or get it to an avian vet right away. A visible lump on a birds neck is not normal at all. I hope this bird has not been put in with other birds yet. Anytime you get a new...

Parrots: parrot egg, conure parrot, parrot pellets
conure parrot, parrot pellets, female parrots: Hello, This egg will be infertile and will not hatch. This can happen sometimes with female parrots although it is quite unusual. You should just remove the egg and throw it away. Don t worry as she has never been with a male, there s no chance that it would...

Parrots: Are parrot eggs for sale ever NOT scams?, egg producers, egg producer
egg producers, egg producer, unweaned baby: Hi, Audrey. Selling parrot eggs is not illegal, except when trying to import or export. Would be similar to selling chicken eggs. There would be no way to regulate this. Yes, sellers of parrot eggs do exist because there s people out there that buy their...

Parrots: parrot feather, parrot feather, tail feathers
parrot feather, tail feathers, unbalanced diet: Well if your bird has had an unbalanced diet for 25 years chances are it could be related. I wouldnt advise cutting the feathers as this can irritate them and cause your bird to start plucking out the feathers, maybe its time for a trip to the vet who will...

Parrots: parrot feed bowls, sulfer crested cockatoo, parrot feed
sulfer crested cockatoo, parrot feed, food dishes: Hello Martha and thank you for your post. The only thing that I can think of is to seperate Ashley from Feathers during feeding time, and cut back on the amount of food in the dish. There might be covered food dishes for bigger parrots, but I have never...

Parrots: parrot flying from house, parrot, vets
parrot, vets, dusk: Don t give up. Although the bird hasn t been with you long, there s always a chance he ll hover nearby. Put his cage outside and prop the door open with plenty of food inside. Around dusk (if not sooner) he may return. Leave the cage out and check it...

Parrots: is my parrot a girl or a boy?, amazon parrot, definite sign
amazon parrot, definite sign, veterinarian: Hello, It would help if you told me what species of Amazon you have, and a picture would make things a lot easier. Some species if you compare them side-by-side you can take a fairly educated guess as to which is a male and which is a female. The only...

Parrots: parrot hatchling with problems, avian vet, baby parrots
avian vet, baby parrots, cracked shell: hello, as you may know parrots are vary smart and also know if a baby parrot is not going to make it or has something wrong with it that may be why the parents cracked the egg. Also if you do want to try to save the baby he/she will need to go to an avian...

Parrots: Should parrot be involved in meal time?, alexandrian parrot, meal time
alexandrian parrot, meal time, mealtime: Hello, I would suggest moving him to the other side of the living room where he cant see you eating dinner. And after dinner is done try bring him in the kitchen while you pick up. Hope this helps if you have anymore? S just ask. also if you can give...

Parrots: my parrot laid an egg without having a partner, environmental signals, fertile hope
environmental signals, fertile hope, egg laying: Hello Stephanie, All birds can lay eggs without a mate. There are several environmental signals that increase the hormones related to egg production.Excessive egg laying can lead to serious health problems. You do not want to encourage her to lay too many....

Parrots: parrot mites, pigeons and doves, avian vet
pigeons and doves, avian vet, chicken wire: Hello Lisa and thank you for your post. Unfortunately the other birds that come around do carry mites, and just bathing him in plain water won t get rid of them. You might be able to find a Bird-Safe mite shampoo in your local pet shop, but I ve always...

Parrots: parrot picking feathers, bitter apple spray, green winged macaw
bitter apple spray, green winged macaw, gold macaw: Are you sure she s picking her feathers? The other bird in the cage may be pulling her feathers out! Any time a bird suddenly starts picking feathers, you really should go to the vet. Are you sure that the vet costs $500? The tests for a picking bird in my...

Parrots: parrot question, avian vet, african grey
avian vet, african grey, sharp edges: Hi Damian, Yes, make sure you get your bird to the vet. I am not a vet, nor am I trained to give any form of medical advice for birds. So, calling your avian vet s office to see what they recommend until your bird can be seen is your best option. I...

Parrots: parrot registratin in the uk, orange winged amazon, proper member
orange winged amazon, proper member, species of parrot: Hi, Mary. Thanks for posting. I don t know anything about parrot registration in the UK. Can t be of help here, as I wouldn t have the slightest idea where to start either. However, in the USA, parrots don t come with papers and don t have to be registered....

Parrots: my parrot is scared, quaker parrot, new bird
quaker parrot, new bird, abbie: Unless his wings are clipped, letting him out on his own isn t a good idea at this point. You re right, he may take days to catch and get back into his cage . Check this site (it s all free) to find out step by step how to bond better with a new bird....

Parrots: my parrot is scared, quaker, parrot
quaker, parrot, predator: Your bird is still frightened of his new environment and not sure about his safety. When the big, giant predator (which is any human) comes to take him out of the small space he does seem to know as safe. Given that you ve got many, many years ahead...

Parrots: My parrot is sick, I need help!, eating healthy food, avian veterinarian
eating healthy food, avian veterinarian, animal vet: Hi, Dalia. Thanks for posting! I can t help you because I don t know what s wrong with your parrot...it could be any number of medical conditions. You need to get your parrot to an avian veterinarian immediately. Not a cat/dog vet, but an exotic animal...

Parrots: parrot is sick, alexandrian parrot, avian veterinarian
alexandrian parrot, avian veterinarian, cage bottom: Hi, Sarah. I m so sorry to hear about your parrot. When they go to the cage bottom and are ill, this means they are no longer able to perch (they go to the cage bottom so they don t fall off their perches). Could also mean the meds are making your bird...

Parrots: parrot size comparasion, mattie sue athan, companion parrot behavior
mattie sue athan, companion parrot behavior, quaker parakeets: Yes, they re about the same size, Quakers maybe just a tad smaller. As for which makes a better pet, it really depends entirely on what you re looking for in a pet. Both make excellent talkers. Quakers are cuddlier, but they re more demanding--more likely...

Parrots: parrot speaking, parrot species, maggie
parrot species, maggie: Hi, You can t *make* a parrot speak... however, you can try and encourage them to do so. Some parrot species are never going to be talkers (or at least never decent talkers). And some individuals just don t have the interest in learning to talk. Here are...

Parrots: my parrot has started to bite me, maturity age, sexual maturity
maturity age, sexual maturity, amazon: This sounds like the sexual maturity age. Lots of birds will pick a new favorite person, and then be territorial over that person. Since she picked your husband, she will then pick on you to show you that SHE S boss now and owns your husband. Just wait it...

Parrots: my parrot has just started bitin, positive reinforcement, bitin
positive reinforcement, bitin, cold play: Hello Heen and thank you for your post. If this is a problem that has just started since you moved, he might not like his new environment, which is not unusual. Molting cold play a role in this also. Molting is very stressful for a bird physically and mentally....

Parrots: How do I get my parrot to talk when he was talking before, poor little bird, sweet birds
poor little bird, sweet birds, horrific conditions: It s not at all unusual for a newly re-home bird to behave very differently than where it came from and felt secure. Even if a bird is rescued from horrific conditions, coming into a situation will be still be frightening. One of our new owners with a...

Parrots: why is my parrot not talking, talking birds, car alarms
talking birds, car alarms, 9months: hello. thank you for your question. the way that you describe the bird leads me to believe that you have an African Grey parrot. African greys are known to be among the most intelligent parrots and can make excellent talkers/mimickers. your grey is still...

Parrots: how to get my parrot tame, gain friendship, pellet diet
gain friendship, pellet diet, seed diet: Hi, here is a copy of some taming methods I gave to other people who were interested in taming their bird. Hopefully this information will help you too: First Taming Method: Talk with the bird everyday, and feed the bird favorite treats through the bars...

Parrots: parrot taming, baby parrots, adult birds
baby parrots, adult birds, parent birds: Hi, Fabina. Thanks for posting your questions. I d like to start off by saying birds prefer other birds to humans. In other words, you are going to have a difficult time taming your Suns because they are most likely adult birds and have learned (from...

Parrots: parrot training, african parrots, parrot training
african parrots, parrot training: hello, first they need to learn to trust you and know that you wont hurt them. Try there favorite treats and try to just leave the door of there cage open and putting your hand in there cage a lot. After awhile they will learn to trust you, and then try just...

Parrots: What parrot to get?, pionus parrots, senegal parrots
pionus parrots, senegal parrots, cheek conures: You just described the perfect parrot! hahaha There are certain species that are less prone to screaming than others. However, biting and timidness usually directly relate to the way in which the bird was raised and trained. Birds are like children and...

Parrots: parrotkeet, something blue, early intervention
something blue, early intervention, beak: It sounds like Blue has fallen in love with that gorgeous bird in the mirror! Of course it could also be that he s decided this guy in the mirror is a threat and he s standing guard and posturing all day. In either case it can be exhausting for him and since...

Parrots: what is my parrotkeet????, late bloomer, avian vet
late bloomer, avian vet, lavander: Normally by the time the bird reaches maturity the baby coloring (usually light blue, white or lavander) disappears and their adult coloring (brown for females, blue for males) developes. This is usually visable by the time they are anywhere from 7 to 12 months...

Parrots: parrotkeets bald belly, parrakeets, new toys
parrakeets, new toys, new food: It s probably not losing feathers, it s probably plucking them out. This bird either has mites or lice (get a spray for it) or it s being self-destructive and you need to see a vet right away. The vet can tell you whether it s diet related or stress/boredom...

Parrots: parrotlet, oral antibiotics, clear eyes
oral antibiotics, clear eyes, nares: Well, I m not a vet but here s my experience with that--remember, this isn t always the cause, so still watch her for any signs of illness--I got a Lovebird a couple years ago that had the same problem. Nothing showed up on any cytology, blood tests, or anything...

Parrots: My parrotlet ATTACKS me, personal territory, first few days
personal territory, first few days, safety zone: Hi, Zahra. Thanks for posting! Was your parrotlet handfed as a baby? I m curious about this since he s only 8/9 weeks old. If he wasn t handfed and imprinted on humans as a baby, this is why he s not tame and bites/lunges at you. DO NOT drag your...

Parrots: parrotlet breeding problems, bird store, nest box
bird store, nest box, lovebirds: Hi, Beth. Thanks for posting! How old are your parrotlets? Do you have any nesting material in the nesting box? For some reason, they aren t liking the nesting box! You shouldn t remove the male...he s part of the process and the female will need him....

Parrots: parrotlet breeding problems, bird store, nest box
bird store, nest box, lovebirds: Hello Beth and thank you for rour post. I would pull Harry before the eggs hatch. Claire might sit on this clucha nd take care of these babies. As for Harry plucking himself, this could be stress, but it could also be an underlying problem. Take him into...

Parrots: parrotlet health, fatty liver syndrome, avian vet
fatty liver syndrome, avian vet, small birds: Hi Joy, If the urates have a slight green tint to them, I am betting your vet is probably correct. I certainly would not want to question the diagnosis of an avian vet as I have had nowhere near the training that they have. Had you told me that you took...

Parrots: parrotlet male bird, male bird, chrys
male bird, chrys, angelfire: Hi, Nathalie. I don t know that you are doing anything wrong. Did you buy a tame parrotlet (one that was handfed as a baby)? If not, your bird is most likely not tame. What I recommend you do is allow your bird to settle down in its new environment and...

Parrots: parrotlet questions, time and patience, pet birds
time and patience, pet birds, hand fed: HI REBECCA KEEP PLACING YOUR HAND INTO THE FLOOR OF THE CAGE AND LET IT LAY THERE DAILY MANY TIMES A DAY. SLOWLY LIFT IT UP TO THE BIRD AFTER IT IS USED TO THE HAND. BIRDS FEAR HANDS BADLY, IT MUST LEARN NOT TO. SOMETIMES I HAVE JUST FORCED THE BIRD INTO...

Parrots: parrotlet questions, small birds, little birds
small birds, little birds, neutral territory: Rebecca, Unfortunately, parrotlets are nasty little birds sometimes. And their little beaks may be small, but they hurt really badly (I understand you pain!). here are some links that should help you work with your little one: http://128.121.217.240/toolady/biting.PDF...

Parrots: parrotlet, oral antibiotics, intake and output
oral antibiotics, intake and output, close proximity: Have you ever heard of Ockham s Razor? What it translates to is that the most obvious or the simplest solution is probably the right one. Your little girl is very young and this behavior is part of a natural behavior of nestlings vying for attention in...

Parrots: parrotlets behavior, birds food, working with god
birds food, working with god, behavior question: Hello again Andrew. You can keep them together as long as they are not fighting except for training sessions. That s when you need to take one out of the room altogether so the other one doesnt distract the one that you are working with. God Bless. Diann...

Parrots: parrotlets, food lunch, pineapple juice
food lunch, pineapple juice, lunch dinner: Most birds find their cage a safe haven, a roost or nest that s hard to leave when on the hand of a predator (which our forward facing eyes indicate to them that we are). We have overcome this problem with many previously neglected or abused birds by making...

Parrots: parrotlettes, 2 birds, female pair
2 birds, female pair, bad behavior: Hi again, Wanda. It depends on the birds. Every bird is different. Some can be separated without much trouble, and some go through depression, start exhibiting bad behavior, start plucking their feathers, etc. I ve even had to separate some who were...

Parrots: parrots!!, species of parrot, breeder birds
species of parrot, breeder birds, clutch size: Amal- Hatch time depends on the species of parrot, what kind of parrots do you have?? Also, before you let these eggs develope and hatch... here are some things you should consider before breeding: 1) If the parents reject or begin to injure their...

Parrots: parrots, cockatiel, parrots
cockatiel, parrots, clutch: Hello Brenda and thank you for your post. Parrots usually will lay 2-6 eggs in a clutch. This all depends on the bird s body and how many eggs the bird s body produces (I have a cockatiel that has laid and sat on 17 eggs in one clutch, but she is an unusal...

Parrots: parrots, animal vet, mistings
animal vet, mistings, room fresheners: Hello Mari and thank you for your post. There are many things that can cause your parrot to either lose it s feathers or pluck them out. The first thing that you should do is to take your bird into a Certified Avian or an Exotic Animal Vet and have it...

Parrots: parrots, parrots, socialization
parrots, socialization, life time: Research has shown that parrots do understand what they are saying and can think through how they will respond. You can see most of the research being done on the intelligence of parrots on this website: http://www.alexfoundation.org/index2.htm There...

Parrots: parrots, parrots, medical training
parrots, medical training, training education: I don t know how many genes parrots have (I have experience with caring for birds and their personalities/behaviors/etc) I do not have biological or medical training/education related to parrots. I would recommend trying to search for this information on google.com...

Parrots: parrots, fatty liver disease, dark leafy greens
fatty liver disease, dark leafy greens, fatty tumors: Hi, You can pretty much feed your bird any variety of fruits or veggies. Here are some that are especially good: Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables daily such as fresh hot peppers, bell peppers, grapes, mango, papaya, apple, pears, corn, peas,...

Parrots: parrots, pet parrots, species of parrots
pet parrots, species of parrots, parrot species: This really depends on the type of parrot. Different species of parrots come from different parts of the world. Here is a link that might help to answer your question. www.pet-parrots.com/Parrots/parrot-species.html Good luck and God Bless. Diann...

Parrots: parrots, birds wings, spray bottle
birds wings, spray bottle, time thanks: hello, it depends on the bird it can take between 2 weeks to 2 months. Try misting him with a spray bottle and give him a large bowl of water big enough so he can get into also make sure he is in a warm room with no drafts. If you clip his wings the feathers...

Parrots: parrots, spiral rope, chewy toys
spiral rope, chewy toys, secure id: You can t let him make the decision or he ll keep making the decisions for years to come and you ll never have a relationship with him! My own experience with a problem macaw was to get her out of the cage before she decided she never want to leave it...

Parrots: parrots- african red necks, severe macaw, two birds
severe macaw, two birds, red necks: I appreciate this opportunity to address the issue of parrots talking. Many times when people get a bird for conversation, they find they re talking more to themselves than being talked to by the bird. Some birds are known to be better talkers than others,...

Parrots: Do parrots masturbate???!!, orange winged amazon, sexual maturity
orange winged amazon, sexual maturity, strange sounds: Hello Sandra and thank you for your post. When he pushes his ass down, does he shake it back and forth? If he does, then he has gotten to the point of sexual maturity. To answer your post question, yes...he is masterbating. Some bids do this, while...

Parrots: "parrots mate", yolk sac, african parrot
yolk sac, african parrot, egg layers: It s quite possible that your two, different species birds, are indeed bonded enough to each other to not recognize the differences. It s also possible that they could be of the same sex and going through the motions. What may happen is the female will...

Parrots: parrots territorial behaviour, rainbow lory, alexandrine parakeet
rainbow lory, alexandrine parakeet, territorial behaviour: Doris - you are one of the GOOD ones! It s so nice to hear about birds treated this well and you re certainly educated as to their care. Well done! I m especially happy to hear about the sleep time, the covering (the daytime naps are fine for them to...

Parrots: parrots, mattie sue athan, senegal parrot
mattie sue athan, senegal parrot, sweet personalities: Senegals are the most common, but any of the African Poicephalus have similar personalities, and most are the same size. Meyers are the most common after Senegals - I think they re the prettiest (just my opinion though!). Then there are red bellies and brown...

Parrots: our parrott, behavour, lavish attention
behavour, lavish attention, african gray: It s not at all unusual to see this when a first time wing clip is done (or even a first visit to a vet). The bird has been handled, probably against her will and she s deeply insulted (and stressed). It might take a week, but any longer time than that...

Parrots: parrott cage, airborne toxins, avian vet
airborne toxins, avian vet, paint fumes: Hi Barbara, When I bought a used cage, I made sure to chip off all the rust and clean it throughly. Then I spray painted it with a paint that was labeled as non-toxic and safe to use on children s items. (and of course, lead free). Make sure that the painting...

Parrots: parrott, amazon parrots, orange winged amazon
amazon parrots, orange winged amazon, cat vet: Hi, Garry. Thanks for posting. If your orange wing is overweight and/or not getting enough exercise, s/he will become out of breath when it flies/overexerts itself. Amazon parrots are prone to becoming overweight, so be careful with the diet you are feeding...

Parrots: a parrrots age, parrot, vet
parrot, vet, good luck: Hello Derrik. There is no real way for sure to tell how old your parrot is unless you have raised him yourself from an egg, or if someone else raised him, such as a breeder, if they have records of the parrot s birth. Most reputible breeders will have...

Parrots: patagonian conure, flight cage, pet store
flight cage, pet store, blends: No, all cages do not have to be black. Most people prefer white because it blends in with walls better, but I prefer black. What I ve found with white cages is that, over time (usually only a few months) it looks dingy and dirty, and even RIGHT after you clean...

Parrots: patagonian conure, pin feathers, original toys
pin feathers, original toys, natural disaster: Well because of her age, it will take lots of patience to tame her and you ll have to take it very slowly, but she should warm up to you with time. Since she started plucking only a year ago, she should make a full recovery. Most birds put into a shelter after...

Parrots: pbfd, sulphur crested cockatoo, avian vet
sulphur crested cockatoo, avian vet, blood spots: Hi, Debz. Thanks for posting. I m so sorry to hear about your cockatoo. I know how hard it is for you to see your bird suffer with this disease. I haven t kept up over the years with the latest research on PBFD. There was an avian vet, Dr. Brandon...

Parrots: peach faces, peach, good luck
peach, good luck, birds: Hello Michael and thank you for your post. If the bird that got away is hanging around the outside of your house, you can try putting its cage, with food and water inside of it outside. It might come back into the cage for food, especially with the weather...

Parrots: peach frounted conure, upatsix, first response
upatsix, first response, agression: Here are some articles (and links to books) that will help with the biting and aggression you are experiencing with your conure. Did you get him recently? If so, part of the aggression is probably related to fear (since it sounds like he has not been well...

Parrots: peachface lovebird, male parrot, peach face
male parrot, peach face, hidden eggs: I dont think hens ever really get as nice as they wer once the hormones kick in...just as a male parrot will always hump his perches/toys/your hair/your hands after his hormones kick in...theres no going back after I have noticed with cockatiels and budgies...

Parrots: perches, mini macaw, perches
mini macaw, perches, wendy: Dear Wendy, thank you for your question. Mesquite wood can be used for birds. I have found several websites with lists for safe and unsafe wood and mesquite is always among the safe woods. http://www.mdvaden.com/bird_page.shtml http://www.birdsafe.com/woods.htm...

Parrots: pet bird, blue and gold macaw, water dish
blue and gold macaw, water dish, play gym: Well, as you know, macaws are one of my most favorite birds! Of course I m a pushover for just about any bird. Depending on her age and your age, Valencia should be with you until you re very old and a grandparent or even great grandparent! That s hard...

Parrots: My pet cockatiel., pet cockatiel, flight feathers
pet cockatiel, flight feathers, seed diet: Hi, Kayla, Clipping flight feathers can be a very traumatic experience for a bird. Your bird acted normally in retaliation for what you did!!! Next time, you may want to have someone else trim her feathers (she can hate the other person instead of you)....

Parrots: my pet cockatoo, avian vet, dark towel
avian vet, dark towel, seed diet: Hi, The most important thing is to get your bird to a vet, since feather problems and picking can be caused by diet and/or disease issues. Here is some more information on feather picking and its possible causes: Here is a list of the most common reasons...

Parrots: my pet love bird, fine feathered friends, sad bird
fine feathered friends, sad bird, definate answer: Hello Aimee and thank you for your post. First off, please let me say that I am sorry for your loss. I know that it s heartwrenching to lose one od our fine feathered friends. Yes, birds can have heart attacks, and it is quite easy for them to have a heart...

Parrots: pet orange winged amazon, orange winged amazon, bird behavior
orange winged amazon, bird behavior, successful rescue: Females typically protect a space rather than fly at someone in an attack. They ll huddle into their cage or under a piece of furniture and charge out to chase interlopers off, but then they ll rush back to the nest before another bird can claim it away...

Parrots: my pet parakeet, pet parakeet, veg
pet parakeet, veg, greens: Hello Sue, Your parakeet needs the vets attention. Even if all else is fine , there clearly is something wrong just by this. Do you feed him lots of greens or fruit? Quit with them for now if you do,this may be the cause. Persuade him to eat more seed...

Parrots: phobic african grey, life span, best bet
life span, best bet, african grey: Debbie, I have to tell you that I think your best bet is thebirdwhisperer.com I agree totally with this man. And The book -The click that does the trick. You have time to emerse yourself in knowledge and it is so important that you educate yourself first about...

Parrots: pionus, cockateil, allexperts
cockateil, allexperts, pam: Hello Pam, Begging behaviors are also seen as part of breeding behavior. Here is a past answer to help you understand your role in developing a friendship type relationship instead of a mated type relationship with your bird. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Birds-General-2349/Cockateil-Behaviuor.htm...

Parrots: pionus behavior, avian veterinarian, neighbor hood
avian veterinarian, neighbor hood, parrot behavior: Hello Janet, I am glad to hear that you got your bird back. To answer your questions I am going to address your bird’s behavior as just that, bird behavior. Using statement like ‘he is jabbering like he is telling me off’ doesn’t help in understanding...

Parrots: pionus behavior, white capped pionus, jeckyll and hyde
white capped pionus, jeckyll and hyde, bandages: Hello Pam and thank you for your question. There could be several reasons why your bird has turned into a Jekyl & Hyde type. First, have there been any changes in your home? Have you moved any furniture or anything like that. Something as simple as that...

Parrots: pionus, pelleted diets, fruits vegetables
pelleted diets, fruits vegetables, types of birds: Absolutely! Pelleted diets are geared for all types of birds these days so it shouldn t be difficult to find one for this size/species bird. If not in your local stores, then check online. All birds need a seed supplement, but it s best to avoid including...

Parrots: please help, companion bird, 2 birds
companion bird, 2 birds, friendly bird: Hi, Sue, I m sorry for responding late to your question(s). I was hospitalized and trying to catch up. Whether these 2 birds would get along together depends on the personalities of the individual birds involved. A visiting bird is one thing, but sharing...

Parrots: please, avian vet, babies
avian vet, babies, stomach: Hello Prakhar. I am so sorry for the loss of the babies that have passed on, however, without being seen by an Avian Vet, the 3 will not survive either. It really sounds like they were born with a serious problem and it can not be corrected. They really...

Parrots: plucking lovebirds, baby lovebirds, weaning
baby lovebirds, weaning, feathers: Hi, Dave. Thanks for posting! I d say you probably need to pull these babies from the parents and tend to them yourself. Otherwise, mom might seriously hurt her babies. She s probably just picking at the new feathers emerging from the babies, but if...

Parrots: plucking macaw, self mutilation, skin irritations
self mutilation, skin irritations, kinds of food: Hello Lisa and thank you for your post. There is no supplement that you can give to your new friend, however, you can spray him/her lightly with a mist of water. This will help to sooth his/her skin. The biggest 2 reasons for birds mutilating themslf is...

Parrots: plucking, flock members, brand new toy
flock members, brand new toy, different types of toys: Hi Natalie, There are several reasons why birds might start just plucking. What kind of professional did you take him to? Was it a certified parrot behavioralists or avian vet? If not- I wouldn t necessarily take their advice as the whole truth. Later...

Parrots: preparing for breeding, african lovebirds, breeder birds
african lovebirds, breeder birds, avian vet: Hi, It is important to feed birds a proper diet all year round (not just when they are breeding). You can read more about diet and proper care at these websites: http://www.forthebirdsdvm.com/birdcare.htm http://www.mickaboo.com/reading-room/avian-care.html...

Parrots: preparing for breeding, african lovebirds, vitamin suppliments
african lovebirds, vitamin suppliments, calcium blocks: Hello Julius and thank you for your post. I do believe that I have advised you before about your birds for various things. If so, I am glad that they are ready to mate (however they are still a bit on the young side), if not, then please accept my apologies....

Parrots: princess parrot, princess parrot, baby parrot
princess parrot, baby parrot, unforseen circumstances: Hi, Tracy, It depends on how far along this bird is in its development. Each baby bird is different. Had the parents started weaning this baby yet? The usual rule of thumb is when a baby parrot starts pecking at things in its brooder/cage/enclosure,...

Parrots: princess parrots, princess parrots, parrot breeders
princess parrots, parrot breeders, natural behaviour: In my opinion, I dont think its a good idea to let these birds breed. I wonder why you have a breeding pair of birds when you arent sure what to feed the chicks if they get rejected by their parents. Breeding is a really big responsibility and its essential...

Parrots: problem with my parrot, indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist
indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist, reptile vets: Hello Nicholas, You bird does need to be seen by an avian veterinarian. Unfortunately since I m here in the US I am not familiar with any in Greece. Some ideas to help you find a vet: go to www.aav.org - there is a link for international. Contact your local...

Parrots: problem with my parrots, indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist
indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist, baby indian: Nicholas, Yes you could be giving it to him too quickly and don t let his crop(the sack under theright side off his chest) be too full. Just a couple drops at a time if that is all he can take, don t rush.If you feed to much or to fast the food could get in...

Parrots: problem with my ringneck, indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist
indian ringneck parrot, veterinarian specialist, baby parrots: Hi again, Nicholas. Your bird is undernourished. First of all, you can t go from 4-5 handfeedings per day down to 2 without gradually bringing the number of feedings down. In addition, you weren t/aren t handfeeding enough at each feeding. An IRN at...

Parrots: is there a problem?, color mutations, yellow feather
color mutations, yellow feather, cuttlebone: Hi again, Isaac. Here s some information on budgie color mutations: http://www.centralpets.com/php/search/storiesdisplay.php?Story=24 I still don t see how your yellow bird can have red eyes. An albino bird should be all white. Remove the grit....

Parrots: proper diet, timneh african grey, amazon parrot
timneh african grey, amazon parrot, zupreem pellets: Hello again. An all seed diet and/or an all pelledt diet is not good for any bird. Birds in the wild like a variety of fres fruits and vegetables, and believe it or not, they do like meats. My birds all get a variety of foods, everything from peanut butter...

Parrots: proper wieght for macaws, blue and gold macaw, blue and gold macaws
blue and gold macaw, blue and gold macaws, wing macaw: Blue and Gold Macaws on the smallish side will be as little as 800 grams, with a typical B&G being in the area of 1,200-1,290 grams. Sadie, our B&G, was hatched with two deformed feet and on the smaller side of normal. Her feet have been surgically corrected...

Parrots: i have a Q, red shouldered macaw, macaws
red shouldered macaw, macaws, few words: Mohab Nabil- Any macaw can learn to speak. Just pick a simple phrase for the bird to learn and use it often. It helps if you use it in context, so that your bird will learn to use it appropriately also. (For example- saying hello when you enter the room...

Parrots: QUAKER PARAKEET, quaker parakeet, reason birds
quaker parakeet, reason birds, avian vet: By the time a bird is noticeably off or ill, chances are that the problem has been brewing for some time, or in cases like your Quaker, is pretty serious. Birds are among the most masterful at hiding illness, weakness or injury because just one mistake...

Parrots: QUAKER PARROT LAYING EGGS, quaker parrot, egg layer
quaker parrot, egg layer, 2 eggs: Hello Tim and thank you for your post. Feamle birds do not need a male to lay eggs. The males fertilize the eggs. It is not unusual at all for a female to lay eggs without a male present, the eggs just won t hatch. Let her sit on the eggs until SHE iether...

Parrots: Quacker Parrot Chewing, quaker parrot, chris burton
quaker parrot, chris burton, seed diet: Hi, Chris. Diet affects everything with our birds. If they are on a poor diet, particularly an all-seed diet, many health and behavior issues can exist. Birds need to be on a healthy, nutritious, varied diet, including pelleted food, with seed left as...

Parrots: Quacker or not, orange winged amazon, monk parakeets
orange winged amazon, monk parakeets, agricultural pests: Hi, Lorie and Ike. Thanks for posting! I can t say whether these two birds will get along well together because I don t know Ike s personality, nor the other s bird s personality. Each bird is as different as humans are different, therefore, the answer...

Parrots: My Quaker, pin feathers, dogs cats
pin feathers, dogs cats, parrot cages: hi. thanks for your question. i am sorry to hear that that happened. you and your parrot are very lucky that there wasn t any further damage done besides his feathers being pulled out. knowing that you have another pet in the home, i urge you to please be...

Parrots: Quaker Bird Behavior, quaker bird, grating sound
quaker bird, grating sound, weeks answer: What you re describing is normal chick behavior. It appears he s imprinted on you for feeding and although this behavior can be tedious and sometimes annoying, it s part of their instinct. In a nest with other chicks - they need to get their parent s attention...

Parrots: Quaker laying eggs without male, avian veterinarian, fruits and veggies
avian veterinarian, fruits and veggies, dark sleep: Hi Susana, If you are not trying to breed your bird then you do not want to encourage egg laying. Excessive egg laying can lead to health problems, even death. Providing nesting materials would only encourage egg laying. Leaving the eggs will help her to...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot, quaker parrot, avian veterinarian
quaker parrot, avian veterinarian, dark sleep: Hello Kat, First you want to take your bird to an avian veterinarian to make sure this behavior change is not a symptom of illness or injury. If you bird is healthy then it sounds like you are over stimulating your bird. If from her behavior you believe...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot, quaker parrot, school physical therapy
quaker parrot, school physical therapy, speed training: Quakers are some of the most independent birds out there, so as long as you play with it each day it should be ok. Make sure it has lots of toys and things to stimulate its mind. Any day that you have more time to spend with it (weekends usually) will be greatly...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot Beak, quaker parrot, parrot food
quaker parrot, parrot food, wooden spoons: HI VALERIE WELL THANKS HONEY FOR THE KIND WORDS. I GET PEOPLE FROM ASKME THAT RATE ME LOW AND MAKE REPLIES TO QUESTIONS I NEVER GET, LIKE I WILL NOT GIVE LIQUOR TO MY DOG TO FLIGHT IT AND I NEVER EVER STATED ANYTHING OF THE SORT. I GOT TIRED OF BEING HARRASSED...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot beak rubbing, quaker parrot, parrot care
quaker parrot, parrot care, mineral blocks: Hopefully this is just normal molt (beaks flake away the top layers all the time, but during molting season, which we are in, there tends to be more of this). You might want to install a variety of mineral blocks, cuttlebone and even try a concrete or...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot Chewing Feet!, quaker parrot, bird vet
quaker parrot, bird vet, vet asap: Hi, Lauren, You need to take your quaker to a certified avian vet to find out what is going on with this bird. It is not normal for a bird to pick at its feet to the point where they bleed like you describe. Don t hesitate to make an appointment with...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot and cleaning spray, quaker parrot, animal vet
quaker parrot, animal vet, emergency clinic: Hello Cynthia. Thank you for posting! If you rinsed him very well with water, that might be good enough. Do not use any kind of soap on him, as the soap can poison him worse. Do keep a close watch on him and get him into a Certified Avian or Exotic Animal...

Parrots: My Quaker Parrot is injured, quaker parrot, leg injury
quaker parrot, leg injury, antibiotic treatment: Did the dog break the skin on your bird anywhere? If so, there s a threat of bacterial infection that needs to be seen quickly and addressed with proper antibiotic treatment by your bird s vet. Even if there s no skin breakage, the possibility of a broken...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot Mites, human skin cells, quaker parrot
human skin cells, quaker parrot, parasite problem: Hi, Gail. Thanks for posting! There s usually only 1 type of mite a parrot will get and that s scaly face mites. They affect skin areas on the legs and feet and around the beak. These usually don t affect quakers (mainly parakeets/budgies). The Lexington...

Parrots: My Quaker Parrot Speedo, quaker parrot, loose feathers
quaker parrot, loose feathers, parrot resources: Alicia, Birds do molt out their old feathers and grow new ones in. If however your bird is becoming bald then it s time for an avian veterinarian exam as this would be a symptom of illness. I recommend that you continue to learn more about parrot care....

Parrots: Quaker Parrot, quaker parrot, cold at night
quaker parrot, cold at night, aviary: I m from Ireland so I don t know how cold it gets over there! Certainly if it gets cold enough that you shiver wearing just a t-shirt then its too cold for your birds. Thats a rough guide anyway. If he spends most of his time outside and lives in an aviary...

Parrots: Quaker Parrots, quaker parrots, quaker parrot
quaker parrots, quaker parrot, cockateil: Hello Danette and thank you for your post. It is normal for a female to lay eggs without a male being presesnt. The eggs just won t hatch, although she may insist on sitting on it untul she realizes that there is no baby inside of it. Just let her sit on...

Parrots: Quaker Parrots, quaker parrots, seperate room
quaker parrots, seperate room, bird owner: Hello Maria and thank you for your post. Quakers do screech a lot, and unfortunately there is not much that can be done about this. You will need to seperate the two and work with each one individually, in a seperate room from the other one or it s cage....

Parrots: Quaker Parrots, monk parrots, quaker parrots
monk parrots, quaker parrots, outdoor aviary: Hello, The avairy sounds fine, the thing that worries me is allowing the birds to roam free because they may just fly off and I m sure you wouldn t want anything to happen to them. If the avairy is large enough for them to fly then they should be ok in this...

Parrots: Quaker parrakeets, fatty liver disease, quaker parakeet
fatty liver disease, quaker parakeet, monk parakeet: Hello there, The Quaker aka Monk Parakeet is a great choice for a new addition to your flock. I just recently added a Green Quaker to my family myself. She s a little gem. Now cage size really depends on how much space you have, and how much money you...

Parrots: Quaker parrot biting unexpectedly, female quaker parrot, vet appointment
female quaker parrot, vet appointment, avian veterinarian: Hello, Have you taken your bird in for an exam by an avian veterinarian yet? A sudden change in behavior, especially one as extreme as you have described, can be a symptom of illness. An avian vet appointment must be your first step. Jennifer www.feathersandscales.com...

Parrots: Quaker parrot, female quaker parrot, 2 eggs
female quaker parrot, 2 eggs, wal mart: Hello Tina and thank you for your post. Yes, it is dangerous for your friend s bird to lay so many eggs. She ate the 2 eggs because her body is getting depleted of calcium. Have him go to Wal-Mart and pick up a calcium block (they re fairly cheap, around...

Parrots: Quakers, mattie sue athan, female cockatiel
mattie sue athan, female cockatiel, 2 birds: It is hard to pick a talker but it should be pretty easy to encourage him to talk once he is settled in. My best advice is let the bird choose you twice I have gone to pick out a bird and although I would have picked one I thought was prettier the one I ended...

Parrots: Quakers, association of avian veterinarians, avian veterinarian
association of avian veterinarians, avian veterinarian, kenner louisiana: Hello Miriam, As my bio states I am not an avian veterinarian. I cannot diagnose any medical condition. I can guide you in what questions and tests to ask for from your avian veterinarian. Your bird needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian immediately....

Parrots: Quakers and Amazons, dogs mutts, canine species
dogs mutts, canine species, amazon: Hi. Thanks for your question. Generally speaking, no. Quakers are from the species Myiopsitta (they are the only member of this species) and Amazons are from the Amazonia species. Birds from different species generally do not breed. There is some work being...

Parrots: Quakers and their Behavior, temper tantrum, social birds
temper tantrum, social birds, pellet diet: Hi Barbara, Here are some tips for taming your quaker: First Taming Method: Talk with the bird everyday, and feed the bird favorite treats through the bars of the cage. (If your bird is on a pellet diet; seeds usually work as the best treats, but...

Parrots: Quakers, size cage, hand fed
size cage, hand fed, balanced diet: Hello, A good size cage for a Quaker would be approximately: 24 x 20 x 20 wider is better than tall. I would actually suggest 24 wide x 24 tall by 20 deep. 1/2 -3/4 bar spacing is good, I think 1 could work, but they might be able to fit their...

Parrots: Query on parrots, 2 eggs, month of march
2 eggs, month of march, month of april: Hi, Lalu, Your female is laying infertile eggs due to hormonal activity. The eggs will not hatch. Just let her keep her eggs until she abandons them on her own. Otherwise, she ll just keep laying and laying, and this is not good for her. Once she abandons...

Parrots: Question about breeding, types of parrots, red veins
types of parrots, red veins, different types of parrots: A yellow head + red collared lory may hybridize. Take a look here for more variations: http://www.kcbbs.gen.nz/lori/ar/mutation.html The egg may or may not be fertile. If you hold it up to a strong light and see little red veins inside, it s likely...

Parrots: Question for Cockatiel Expert Carly, prey animals, open cage
prey animals, open cage, massive size: Dear Sandra, I have a handfed Cockatiel and he loves his head scratched and loves to be on my shoulder. If you want your Cockatiel to like you just follow the steps I have below. * Show him that your hand is good, not evil.(hold food that your Cockatiel...

Parrots: Question on parakeet, keet, warm regards
keet, warm regards, parakeet: JULIAN BE PATIENT AND WHAT I PERSONALLY DO IS REACH IN AND PICK UP THE KEET BY FORCE, CUP MY HANDS OVER IT AND TALK SOFTLY TO SOOTH ITS FEAR. IT BITES OUT OF FEAR AND NOT BEING TAMED TO TRUST YOU, SO IT TAKES THIS FORCE TO BE ABLE TO TEACH IT TO TRUST YOU...

Parrots: Question on parakeets, parakeets, loving care
parakeets, loving care, angelina: Hi Julian Sorry Sorry Sorry, are you given her treats when she come up, with out picking her up. just keep at it. give it time. loving care is what it takes . there is no set time. it will be when she trusts you. take care sorry for being so late...

Parrots: Questions on Parakeets, wing clipping, parakeets
wing clipping, parakeets, parakeet: Hi Julian, I m in Germany and here are only very few people who clip the wings of their birds. It s generally thought that birds should be allowed to fly. Apart from that, often unclipped birds can at least flutter, though not really fly, and this can cause...

Parrots: Questions re; parrotlets, parrolet, pacifics
parrolet, pacifics, blue crown: Hi, Stephanie. Thanks for posting your questions. I m so sorry to hear about the death of your blue crown. I have many conures and a pair of blue crowns...they are very nice parrots. I only have experience with Pacific parrotlets. Therefore, I can...

Parrots: Questions about a vet visit, peach face lovebird, avian vet
peach face lovebird, avian vet, vet visit: Hello Alisa and thank you for your post. You ve already done the best advise that I could give, and that was to take your bird into a Certified Avian Vet. What kind of diet is he on? If it s an all seed diet, that is not good. Seeds are very high in fat...

Parrots: qauker parrot, new bird, sweet nothings
new bird, sweet nothings, nibble: Hi, Miriam. Thanks for posting! Yes, your parrot is preening you. To your bird, you are part of his/her flock and this is his/her way of showing you affection. Most parrots love to do this, and he is whispering sweet nothings to you while he s at it!...

Parrots: quack or ring neck, ring neck parakeet, parakeets
ring neck parakeet, parakeets, maggie: I think you asked this question earlier. The difference in personality will ultimately result in the way they were raised and cared for. They are about the same size. However, a ring-neck parakeet is a little bit longer and more slender. I have given...

Parrots: quacker parrot and sun conure, quacker parrot, sun conure
quacker parrot, sun conure, two birds: Parrots of different species should never be housed together. Especially Quakers. They re very aggressive and fearless and will probably harm the conure. I would get 2 cages, and just let them play together-IF THEY WANT-when outside of the cage. Just watch...

Parrots: quacker parrots, quacker parrots, outdoor aviary
quacker parrots, outdoor aviary, indoor pets: Hi there, Just make sure that you keep their living area at room temperature. Are you referring to indoor pets or are you referring to breeding pairs which you keep in an outdoor aviary? If you re keeping them inside, there isn t much more you need...

Parrots: quails, japanese quail, poultry nutrition
japanese quail, poultry nutrition, garden birds: hello, here is some good sites that has the information you are looking for. http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/poultry-nutrition/japanese-quail.htm http://www.finchworld.com/Birds/BQuail/bqpaul.html http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/quail.htm ...

Parrots: quaker, avian veterinarian, avian vet
avian veterinarian, avian vet, vet check: Hi again, Miriam. You don t say whether the vet checked for an ear problem. If this problem were diet or stress related, it seems your bird would be losing feathers in more places than just near the ear. This is why I m wondering if it could be an ear...

Parrots: quaker, plastic straws, cheek area
plastic straws, cheek area, powdery substance: Hi Teri, are these growths white, sort of like plastic straws? If you squeeze the tip portion between your fingers does it break easily into a powdery substance? Yes to these questions and what you re seeing is likely new feathers that haven t been...

Parrots: quaker birds(again), quaker birds, quaker bird
quaker birds, quaker bird, strawberry jelly: Hello again! You know, It is OK to give him a taste once in a while but, I would give my bird something that I know will give him what he needs to stay healthy and have as much nutrition for the calories as possible.If you want to give a sweet treat, why not...

Parrots: quaker food!!!!!!, quaker food, corn on the cob
quaker food, corn on the cob, grape nuts: Hi, Usman. This is great! No...you don t want your bird weaned to seed. Offer seed only as a reward or treat. Fruit loops aren t real good because they are sugar coated. Corn flakes are OK, but try something a bit more nutritious, like Grape Nuts or...

Parrots: quaker not interested in his food!!!!, citrus seeds, banana slices
citrus seeds, banana slices, kiwi fruit: Hi, Usman. It could be that the bird is bored with just the brown rice and mixed veggies every day. Some days my parrots won t eat their carrots, but will eat their other veggies, and the next day they won t eat their other veggies, but will eat their...

Parrots: quaker parakeets, quaker parakeets, quaker parakeet
quaker parakeets, quaker parakeet, proper bird care: HI, Here are the bare basic answers to the questions you ve listed above... but at the end of my response, I ve also included links to articles online that will give you more in-depth information about proper bird care and about quakers in particular. ...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, occurance
quaker parrot, occurance, egg: If your bird is by herself, then the egg is not fertilized. It takes about 24 hours for the bird to develope and lay an egg. And the egg must be fertilized during this developement (by the male and female mating). Here are some tips for discouraging your...

Parrots: quaker parrot, saltine crackers, quaker parrot
saltine crackers, quaker parrot, apple seeds: Hello Patti and thank you for your post. I ll give you a list of the things that your new friend can NOT have. Avocados, apple seeds, potato skins, chocolate, candy of any kind (there is too much sugar)caffeine of any kind, chocolate, alcohol in any form,...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, pet parrot
quaker parrot, pet parrot, dna test: Hi, Miriam. Thanks for posting! Not with quakers. Quakers have to be DNA sexed. DNA sexing is easy to do yourself at home. The testing kits are free. All you have to know how to do is clip a toenail until it bleeds a little bit. You place a couple...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, pulling out my hair
quaker parrot, pulling out my hair, hair men: Hi, Miriam. Your bird shows affection only to you because your bird is bonded to you. S/he considers you his/her mate. S/he will attempt to defend you against others (what the bird believes are threats to you/your relationship with him/her). Parrots...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, avian veterinarian
quaker parrot, avian veterinarian, medical evaluation: Hi, Angela. Thanks for posting! One reason a parrot might do this is when s/he gets food/seed hulls stuck somewhere in their mouth or throat. The behavior of stretching often times will loosen the object. However, if this has been going on for several...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, rubbery skin
quaker parrot, rubbery skin, ill behavior: If you squeeze one of these growths (preferably at the tip half) between your fingernails, it should break into a powdery substance and you ll see a new, not quite unfurled feather there. I believe what you re seeing are the straws - the little coverings...

Parrots: quaker parrot/parakeet, monk parakeets, monk parakeet
monk parakeets, monk parakeet, quaker parrot: Hi, Benjamin, Happy New Year! Your question was in the question pool...evidently the person you sent your question to could not answer. Parakeet is just another name for birds with long tails. Quakers are called quakers as well as monk parakeets. ...

Parrots: quaker parrot weaning, baby quaker parrots, quaker parrot
baby quaker parrots, quaker parrot, soft vegetables: Dear Elena,I will first say that birds are very adaptive and can overcome many physical difficulties.She may have to have some help from you with perches and modified, easy to get to foods such as smaller pellets or soft carrots or broccoli and sweet potatoes...

Parrots: quaker parrot, quaker parrot, bird pellets
quaker parrot, bird pellets, kinds of vegetables: Hi, it s nice to hear that the parrot has a good home now! A lot of birds are scared of new foods or toys, if you just leave them in the cage they eventually get used to them. Try putting the veg and fruit in a bowl with the pellets that she is eating so that...

Parrots: quaker, monk parakeets, quaker parrot
monk parakeets, quaker parrot, fish and wildlife service: Hi, Miriam. Thanks for posting! Yes, it s true. In some states, Quakers (Monk parakeets) are illegal. I don t know about Florida...you need to check with your State Fish and Wildlife Service and/or State Agricultural Department. In some states, they...

Parrots: quakers, cocktiels, proper bird care, breeder birds
proper bird care, breeder birds, clutch size: Just like with people- sisters and brothers should not breed. Ever. The eggs are likely to be infertile, or the babies deformed. Here are some other things to consider before breeding birds: 1) If the parents reject or begin to injure their babies......

Parrots: quarker parrot, culture dishes, stress reaction
culture dishes, stress reaction, medical intervention: This could be a couple things so you have to be careful ok? First, a parasite - there are some so small that even a vet needs to do a skin scraping to determine that they re there and which type they are. Second, a bacterial infection can be one of many...

Parrots: I have a question, quaker parrot, wooden dowels
quaker parrot, wooden dowels, nails: Hello Kathy, Yes you can trim your bird s nails. Providing proper perching also helps. Make sure to provide a variety of textures and sizes. One extra wide perch is a good idea to help wear down nails. If your bird has any wooden dowels in his cage those...

Parrots: i have a question :D, quaker parrot, prey animal
quaker parrot, prey animal, bird toy: No, they would not have anything wrong with them. The offspring would be green but have the blue gene in them. If you breed the half blue half green babies with another blue you would get about 3/4 of the offspring blue also. That is how they breed more blue...

Parrots: question about my lovebirds?, feather clip, lovebirds
feather clip, lovebirds, peace of mind: What you re doing is all the right things. The most likely time she d return is at dusk or early morning. During the night her vision is poor and flight isn t typical. Please - Please make sure that they re both clipped now ok? You don t need to clip...

Parrots: A question on taming, yellow collared macaw, banana slices
yellow collared macaw, banana slices, red lored: Well to gain the trust of the macaw, feed him treats like banana slices and make him take them from your hand. After he isn t afraid of your hand, put the treat in one hand and put the other up by his head so he gets used to your hand close to him. Keep inching...

Parrots: i have a question, crimson rosella, pic 124
crimson rosella, pic 124, birdworld: Hi, congrats on your future little rosella companion. Here are some links to websites that will help your ensure that you know and have everything you will need for your new little one: http://www.geocities.com/conures123/EssentialBirdBasics.html...

Parrots: questions, baby parrot, wood shavings
baby parrot, wood shavings, hamster cages: hello Aneesha!This is a very important time for your baby so I hope you can write back and give me some information as to how old he is and what type or breed of parrot but, if you don t know I had better get typing! First, if he has not got all of his feathers...

Parrots: Just questions on African Grey Trusting, head scratch, sign of affection
head scratch, sign of affection, dna testing: HI Jeanne, Don t expect your grey to let you ever hold him like a baby. Very few birds (of any species, except with maybe conures) will allow you to hold them upside down. And very few birds are ever as snuggly as cockatoos. Greys have a reputation...

Parrots: two questions, alexandrine parakeet, cute chicks
alexandrine parakeet, cute chicks, nest boxes: Hi, Mano. 1. These cockatiel chicks are likely dying due to something else besides it being too hot. Babies are born without immunities to any illness or disease...this immunity builds as the babies are exposed to germs, etc. They could be dying because...

Parrots: Raising 4 week old African Grey, dark closet, african grey
dark closet, african grey, short periods: Hi Nancy, they have their hands full. I have never heard of anyone raising letting a baby grey going home at that age to people that don t know anything about birds. most babys go home after they are weaned. and at the age they should have a heatlamp...

Parrots: Raising parrot from egg, lilac crowned amazon, baby amazon
lilac crowned amazon, baby amazon, baby parrots: Hi, Sheryl. I ve never found step-by-step instructions for raising a parrot from an egg. Your best bet is to purchase a just weaned, handfed, baby amazon from a parrot breeder. Raising a parrot from an egg isn t easy at all. You have to incubate the...

Parrots: Rambo and Baby, gentle voice, rambo
gentle voice, rambo, kisses: Hello Diana and thank you for your post. Birds are like people. Each one has their own personality. Try taking Rambo into a room, away from Baby. This should be a room that you spend a lot of your time in. Talk to him in a calm, gentle voice. This could...

Parrots: Rambo, fronted conure, avian veterinarian
fronted conure, avian veterinarian, parrots of the world: Hello Diana, Congratulations on your new pet! Your first step needs to be to take your bird to an avian veterinarian to make sure he is in good health. I would not recommend any tonic or drugs be given to a bird unless prescribed by an avian veterinarian....

Parrots: Raw or Cooked Vegatables?, whole wheat pasta, frozen veggies
whole wheat pasta, frozen veggies, crunchy vegetables: Hello Barbie, The rice, yes, must be cooked. You can feed uncooked pasta that is no problem, but if you plan to do that I suggest feeding whole wheat pasta. Veggies can be fed raw or cooked, either way. I find they like them cooked better, but its fun...

Parrots: RE: African grey Parrot, african grey parrot, tiny lumps
african grey parrot, tiny lumps, bird vet: Hi Belinda, I would take her to a bird vet soon. do not treat her yourself you could make things worst. call vets to see who in your area sees parrots, that is what I would do with my greys and we have a good bird vet we take all our birdss to. did...

Parrots: RE: AMAZON, female amazons, female parrots
female amazons, female parrots, yellow nape: Hi, Vanessa. Thanks for posting! Usually, the male amazon doesn t sit on the egg(s). He may go in/out of the breeding box and/or stay in with the female at times (this depends on the individual bird). Female parrots can lay infertile eggs without the...

Parrots: RE:Amazon parrot, amazon parrot, amazons
amazon parrot, amazons, vocabulary: Usually when a pair has bonded, they will not really be interested in learning words from humans. It can be harder to teach them if they havent been hand reared as well. If they have been living together a long time, i would try to get them to live in peace...

Parrots: RE:, wing clipping, nail cutters
wing clipping, nail cutters, expertise thanks: Yes but your email included questions other then wing clipping didn t it? You can clip with Sharp paper sissors. http://www.parrotparrot.com/articles/aa032400.htm this site offers insight into basic grooming of a parrot. Toe nails can be clipped with cat...

Parrots: REGARDING SMALL BUDGIES, australian parrots, budgies
australian parrots, budgies, becouse: Imran, I am so sorry to hear you are having this trouble with your birds. It does not sound to me like your birds are dying from the seed they are eating. I can not possibly know what is happening to them since I don t know what country you are in, what...

Parrots: REGARDING SMALL BUDGIES, australian parrots, little spirits
australian parrots, little spirits, budgies: PLEASE, if you do nothing else, call a vet who is experienced in avian care and tell them what s going on. They may want to exercise special precautions for you to bring these birds in (or perhaps they make house calls). A vet diagnosis is absolutely necessary....

Parrots: REGARDING SMALL BUDGIES, bird veterinarian, australian parrots
bird veterinarian, australian parrots, polio vaccinations: Hi, Imran. Thanks for posting. I have no idea what is wrong with your budgies based on your post. You need to take them or their bodies to a bird veterinarian for testing to find out what the problem is, then the vet can prescribe the correct medicine...

Parrots: REGARDING SMALL BUDIES, australian parrots, kind of virus
australian parrots, kind of virus, budies: Sorry to hear about the problems you have been having? Have you been taking them to a vet? What exactly do you mean when you say their eyes become sore? Do you mean they go crusty or start to bleed? My guess is that its some kind of virus because it wasn t...

Parrots: Re: My African Grey, african grey, chrys
african grey, chrys, beak: Hi, Cecil, Not all birds talk (they actually mimic sounds, don t actually talk ). There are no guarantees when it comes to birds. You may have one that doesn t talk. Then again, perhaps your bird doesn t talk when you re around. Sometimes birds get...

Parrots: Re My African Grey, african grey parrot, parrot care
african grey parrot, parrot care, play area: Hello Jason, They physiology of birds is very different than mammals. Part of that is they poop frequently. This is normal and healthy. To prevent it would cause harm to your bird. Place papers under your bird s play area and cage and change them daily...

Parrots: Re: Green Cheek Conures, cheek conure, cocker spaniels
cheek conure, cocker spaniels, dusky conure: Whatever bird you decide to get, make sure that Kiwi gets along with it! To tell the truth, I ve always left my bird decisions up to my current birds! I ve never been disappointed and everyone gets along right from the start. With that said, another green-cheek...

Parrots: Re: Male and Female companion parakeets, whole grain cereals, parrot diet
whole grain cereals, parrot diet, fruits and veggies: Hi Jessica, First, I don t know where you heard it is bad for birds to eat out of the same dish. It is fine for them to eat out of the same bowl... however, it worried me that you said seed cup . Budgies cannot eat just seed. They need a mixture of...

Parrots: Re: splayed legs lutino lovebirds, female bird, flat surfaces
female bird, flat surfaces, lovebirds: Hi again, Tara. Lovebirds should be 18-24 months before you allow them to breed. I do not believe they will be able to breed with their legs out like you describe. A male has to be able to balance itself on top of a female bird in order to mate, and...

Parrots: Recently deceased cocatiel parent, baby parrots, 2 birds
baby parrots, 2 birds, cockatiels: Hi, Graham. Thanks for posting! Sorry to hear about the loss of your male tiel. First of all, there isn t any guarantee any of these eggs will hatch. This doesn t have anything to do with whether the male is present or not. Many things can go wrong...

Parrots: Red Belly Parrot, keel bone, rapid weight loss
keel bone, rapid weight loss, parrot owner: All birds have the potential to over eat. :-) You didn t indicate the amount of time this happened over. But rapid weight loss is usually a red flag. I would be more worried about the cause of it, rather than if it did any damage. There is a bone...

Parrots: Red Belly Parrots, veterinarian asap, improper diets
veterinarian asap, improper diets, avian veterinarian: Hello Samantha, Your question got kicked into the question pool, so I m picking it up to answer. I recommend that you have your bird examined by your avian veterinarian ASAP. Weight loss is often a symptom of serious illness. Only an exam by your avian...

Parrots: Red coloring canary bird feathers, bird feathers, avian vet
bird feathers, avian vet, bird stores: I would never recommend trying to dye your bird s feathers. I m not familiar with the product you mentioned, but there is only one bird whose colors can change; and that is the red-factor canary. These birds can be fed (in addition to their regular food) a...

Parrots: Red-fronted conure, average life span, conure
average life span, conure, conures: Hi at first I was thrown for a loop when you said red front conjure! after researching I found out that that in another name for what we call around here the cherry headed conjure. I found that the average life span on one sight was 35 years most conures live...

Parrots: Red headed amazon eyes, avian veterinarian, body temperatures
avian veterinarian, body temperatures, amazon: Hi, Barbie. Thanks for posting! I don t know if there s anything wrong with your amazon s eyes, but I suspect it s something that needs to be evaluated by an avian veterinarian. Parrots can get cataracts, glaucoma, etc., so it would be a good idea to...

Parrots: Red Lored Amazon Growling noise, red lored amazon, spring time
red lored amazon, spring time, dna: Yes, you re absolutely on the right path in your thoughts. The only thing is that this is more typical of a female (tail in the air and the noise is probably like a human would sound if they rolled R s - hard to describe in print). Are you sure it s a...

Parrots: Red-lored Amazon, red lored amazon, amazon birds
red lored amazon, amazon birds, african grey: Hi Stephanie yes this is normal, you are new to her and your home is new plus she is a very young bird. how much do you know about amazon birds. I would do alot of reading and remember these birds live to be 50 75 years old. it will take time for her...

Parrots: Red lored amazon parrot, red lored amazon, red lored amazon parrot
red lored amazon, red lored amazon parrot, parrot owners: It s sad to hear that your sister so easily dismissed this bird, but it s nice to hear that you re going to be his (or) forever home. Before you feel slighted at any time in the future, it s not unusual for birds to shift attentions. They develop what...

Parrots: Redmask conour and Conour?, type of birds, funny bird
type of birds, funny bird, two birds: hello, yes they can learn to talk. For getting them to trust you. you may have to have your dad help you as you said he plays with them, try having your dad take them out and have him put the bird on your hand just keep him on your hand for a little while...

Parrots: Refusing to eat n eating lesser than usual, african grey parrot, avian vet
african grey parrot, avian vet, question pool: Hi, Revathy, I picked your question up from the question pool. If your bird isn t eating, yes, it s a health problem because your bird won t get the nourishment it requires. However, you haven t provided enough information in your post for me to understand...

Parrots: Regarding baldness of my grey parrot jim, bacteria infection, grey parrot
bacteria infection, grey parrot, avian vet: Hi Susheel Bhardwaj, thank you for asking this very caring question. Yes, it is molting season and this could explain the feather loss you see; however, it would be very worthwhile to have them examined by an avian vet to be sure there isn t a parasite or...

Parrots: Reproduction, chris rutt, willow twigs
chris rutt, willow twigs, palm leaves: I can t answer because firstly it seems to vary a bit between hens, and secondly because sometimes, like humans, they copulate purely for enjoyment. Two males or two females, with no access to the opposite sex will copulate, and males kept alone will masturbate...

Parrots: Rescued African Gray, wild bird seed, severe macaw
wild bird seed, severe macaw, sized cage: YES! Thank you for rescuing this sweetie. With your care and intervention, you ve certainly saved not only life, but his sanity. It s horrible, but these birds are known to become clinically insane from abuse and neglect. It s the most heartbreaking thing...

Parrots: RING NECK PARAKEET, feather pluckers, ring neck parakeet
feather pluckers, ring neck parakeet, costly option: Can you see any tiny, straw-like growth in this area? This is moulting season and that might be all it is, but if you don t see those little new feathers breaking through in the next couple of days, it s well worth taking Curley in for an evaluation. ...

Parrots: Ring Neck Parrot - breeding, princess parrots, princess parrot
princess parrots, princess parrot, ring neck parrot: Hi, Kerry, I m not familiar with blue princess parrots. Do these species of birds have a different name? I can t say that it s normal, as one shouldn t allow different species of birds to mate and produce offspring. No, this is not completely extraordinary,...

Parrots: Ring Necked Parakeets, aviary, nest box
aviary, nest box, parakeets: First of all if the female is badly cut she needs to see a vet straight away as birds can die if they loose even a small amount of blood and she will be suffering from shock. She will def need antibiotics or she could get an infection which could also kill...

Parrots: Ring neck parakeet laying eggs, ring neck parakeet, parakeet laying eggs
ring neck parakeet, parakeet laying eggs, natural mothering: Hello Kendra and thank you for your post. It is perfectly normal for a female to lay eggs without a male. The males fertilize the eggs, they do not get the females pregnant as other animals do. Let her sit on her eggs until SHE is ready to give up sitting...

Parrots: Ringneck Feather Plucking, indian ringneck parakeet, tail feathers
indian ringneck parakeet, tail feathers, avian vet: Hello Lienkie and thank you for your post. Kudos to you for taking this poor baby in. I know that it s hard to see a bird that is abused. I have many that have been and they are in my home now and doing great. If he is in a warm room, you can spray him...

Parrots: Ringneck Strange Behaviour, bathroom cupboards, temper tantrum
bathroom cupboards, temper tantrum, green ringneck: This is a type of territorialism that often occurs with cages and is called being cage bound . A bird will sometimes refuse to leave their cage, even when there s no reason whatsoever for the behavior. Sometimes it s explainable in that the bird suffered...

Parrots: Ringneck vommit, gram negative bacteria, troublesome point
gram negative bacteria, troublesome point, domestic birds: A bird that bobs its head up and down in a sort of pumping motion, beak open and then a purposeful delivery of partially digested food is regurgitating. This is something they would do to feed offspring or a mate. It’s done by some birds to objects they...

Parrots: Ringnecks, sexual dimorphism, color mutations
sexual dimorphism, color mutations, indian ringnecks: Hello Paula, For birds signals from the environment send them into breeding. These conditions include increased daylight, warmer temperatures from the norm, abundance of food, etc. Signs that raising young will be successful. The increased daylight is one...

Parrots: ROSIE BOURKE PARROTT, budgie, different breed
budgie, different breed, parrott: Hello Diane and thank you for your post. While it is certainly possible, it is unlikely that the two have bread. The way that describe the two of them is very cute, though (I can almost picture this). Please let me know if anything does come of this. ...

Parrots: Rose Breasted Cockatoo suddenly is fearful of me, rose breasted cockatoo, easy target
rose breasted cockatoo, easy target, fake nails: Hi. Thanks for your question! Initially from what you said, I am wondering if your bird is not feeling well. Any time your bird shows a major behavior change, such as discontinuing singing or talking, usually this is cause for concern. When birds are ill,...

Parrots: Rosey Bourke Breeding, avian veterinarian, rosey bourke
avian veterinarian, rosey bourke, male bird: Hi again, Louise. Obviously, they are either not mating or there s some other problem. If this bird has been laying continually for a year, you really need to take her to an avian veterinarian for a hormone shot to stop her egg laying or her health could...

Parrots: Rosey Bourke, cup hook, avian vet
cup hook, avian vet, shelled nuts: Hi Rosey - how nice to know you re an observant and involved owner like this (wish there were many more like you!). The cuttlebone is important to have in their cage, but not all birds will use it. You might want to try a mineral block - or start trying...

Parrots: Rosey bourkes and scarlet chested parakeets, pine shavings, scarlet chested parakeets
pine shavings, scarlet chested parakeets, parrot care: Hello Carmen, Thank you for your question. However it is probably best to ask one of the other members as I have little experience with breeding. My website has links to excellent resources on parrot care. I encourage you to take a look and continue...

Parrots: Rosies, rose breasted cockatoos, rose breasted cockatoo
rose breasted cockatoos, rose breasted cockatoo, umbrella cockatoo: To put an answer in two sentences: Cockatoos are loud and moody. Every single one. Now on to the explanation. ALL cockatoos will have the same basic personality and traits. Some are just to a different extent. RB2s are a little quieter, but it really depends...

Parrots: Rosies, rose breasted cockatoos, rose breasted cockatoo
rose breasted cockatoos, rose breasted cockatoo, umbrella cockatoo: Hello Gina, I am so glad to see that you are doing your research on this. That alone will make you an exceptional parrot owner. I d like to add before I answer your question to continue to learn all you can about parrot care, behavior, and training for...

Parrots: RUNNY NOSE, vet check, antibotic
vet check, antibotic, runny nose: Hi there, he may be prone to these kind of infections, if the infection has flared up again he may need more antibiotics or maybe a different kind. Its great that you took him to a vet, shows that you really care about him. It could also be stress thats causing...

Parrots: Rubbing beak, cuttle bone, male bird
cuttle bone, male bird, lovebird: Hello, Well once the bird is sexually mature they Don t stop I have noted this with budgies/cocaktiels and i do have a male lovebird who is over 1 year old and he does this daily. Your bird is doing this because its natural to him he knows he doesnt have a...

Parrots: rainbow lory, 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: raising baby bird, proud parent, baby bird
proud parent, baby bird, piece of cloth: Hi, Virginia. Thanks for posting! Female keets don t usually start incubating until the second egg is laid. However, you have a problem in that this clutch can t be laid/raised in a coup cup. The breeding pair should be in their own breeding cage with...

Parrots: raising blue and gold macaw babies, blue and gold macaws, baby parrots
blue and gold macaws, baby parrots, pet birds: Hi, Suzanne. If you plan on trying to sell any babies, you need to pull babies from their parents for handfeeding just before the babies open their eyes. Otherwise, the babies won t be tame enough/imprinted on humans to make good pet birds. I don t recommend...

Parrots: ralnbow lorikeet, beautiful birds, conure
beautiful birds, conure, lorikeet: Loris sure are beautiful birds. What kind of toys does he have? make sure he has plenty of wood type toys in his cage to chew up. When my conure starts getting a bit nippy I hand him one of those hamster chew sticks and he starts chewing on that. Sidney, my...

Parrots: I have a rare bird., sweet pets, egg layers
sweet pets, egg layers, having time: Hi Jessica, I found nice sites to look at them, they remind me of my Budgie Birdy Blue, the males are talkers, females egg layers of nusiance. http://www.hideawayfarms.com/aviary/parrotlet.html http://www.parrotletcircus.com/ http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8947.asp...

Parrots: re behaviour of a baby cockateil, color mutations, bald patch
color mutations, bald patch, albinos: Hello, Some color mutations of cockatiels namley lutinos/albinos and pearl lutinos or anything that has lutino coloring has a chance of having a blad spot behind its crest....the lutinos and albinos are prone to it...I had a lutino pearl pied with a small...

Parrots: re: parrolets, parrolet, personalites
parrolet, personalites, indivdual: I apologize that this is so late I had a death in the family and therefore my vacation was extended by a couple of days. I usually try to answer much sooner and I am sorry for your wait. Males may have a slight chance of being better talkers than females...

Parrots: reading the ID band, key west florida, san ysidro ca
key west florida, san ysidro ca, band birds: I can offer you a guideline that should help: 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...

Parrots: really shy quaker, computer etc, shyness
computer etc, shyness, quaker: Well it takes a lot of time for a bird to adjust to a new home. Quakers are not naturally afraid, so you really need to be careful with what you re doing! Don t just grab the bird as this will just teach the bird that it SHOULD be afraid of you. Just talk...

Parrots: rearing macaws, hand rearing parrots, bird farm
hand rearing parrots, bird farm, incubator: This link might help you out. I ve never done this (the incubation) so I really don t know the specifics. The lady handling my rescue/sanctuary isn t available right now and she s the one with the breeding experience. http://www.bluemacaws.org/avi21.htm...

Parrots: red belly parrot, parrot care, baby take a look
parrot care, baby take a look, behavior modifications: It s instinct for the bird to climb to the highest perch they can - and to share that high perch with the big bird (which is your head) is such an honor. You re right though to not encourage this since as they get older they can get aggressive. One bite...

Parrots: red fronted conure, fronted conure, chest feathers
fronted conure, chest feathers, avian veterinarian: Hi, Anna. If your bird is female and incubating eggs, she has plucked her stomach feathers to make a brood patch so she can keep her eggs warm enough. If she isn t sitting on eggs, then your female has plucked her stomach/chest feathers most likely due...

Parrots: ref african ringnecks feeding, mustard greens, egg food
mustard greens, egg food, swiss chard: If your bird is not used to being hand-fed, he is probably too old now to accept feedings. However, ringnecks usually do not fully wean from their mom and dad (or human hand-feeder) until they are around 4 months old. Since his parents have stopped feeding...

Parrots: regurgitate, vet asap, sign of affection
vet asap, sign of affection, avian vet: Hi Joyce, Since this vomiting has happened fairly infrequently (and since over a year s time, nothing has happened to your bird), he is probably just regurgitating as a sign of affection, not because there is something (medically) wrong with him. In...

Parrots: regurgitation, ast enzyme, avian vet
ast enzyme, avian vet, male eclectus: Hi Sara, It is often quite normal for a bird to regurgitate to a loved toy, person, or in your bird s case- his reflection. However, since your bird has increased AST (which is often tied to liver disease, but not always), I would recommend calling your...

Parrots: rescued yellow nape amazon, yellow nape amazon, sucker punch
yellow nape amazon, sucker punch, yellow feather: Hi, Jason. Thanks for posting! This amazon is most likely more than you can handle! I say this because this bird does not trust humans AT ALL, and I don t blame him based on what you describe as his past life experiences. You need to have a vast amount...

Parrots: Getting rid of silverfish, getting rid of silverfish, orkin
getting rid of silverfish, orkin, borax: Hello Meg and thank you for your post. Silverfish are usually founf in damp areas, so the first step would be to find out where the nest is, and to dry it out. As far as the chemicals, I would not trust them around the birds. There are still fumes, no matter...

Parrots: ring neck, ring neck parrots, intelligent birds
ring neck parrots, intelligent birds, mental challenges: Keeping parrots in a cage isn t going to make a well socialized, healthy bird. Most parrot owners have their birds out of cage no less than two hours a day, every day; the average is 4 hours. Our birds are out of cage 7 hours a day, every day. Imagine...

Parrots: ring neck injures itself, veterinarian, vet
veterinarian, vet, good luck: Hi Dimitrios, The first thing you need to do is to get your bird to a vet who specializes in birds to find out how serious the injury is that your bird has gotten. It may be something that is causing her pain or it may be something that a vet can fix....

Parrots: ring neck parrots (again), indian ringneck parakeets, ring neck parrots
indian ringneck parakeets, ring neck parrots, companion bird: The ring on the neck usually does not appear until the bird is sexually mature (could be as young as 1 year), but it sounds like the pet store lied (or was guessing poorly) at the bird s age. :( Here are some articles with information on Indian Ringneck...

Parrots: ring necked, bird care, ring necked bird
bird care, ring necked bird, pair of birds: When feather loss occurs like this with a pair of birds, it s usually the other bird doing the plucking. Over-grooming might be the result of boredom, stress, or even nutritional problems. It could also be the result of mites or other parasite on the...

Parrots: ringneck, personality problems, ringnecks
personality problems, ringnecks, babies: At about 10 weeks of age ringnecks are able to begin weaning. It s very important that it be done right, otherwise the babies may have personality problems for a lifetime. Here is a very helpful link about how to do this http://www.kaytee.com/ask_the_experts/weaning_tips/...

Parrots: ringneck parakeet, ringneck parakeet, little bird
ringneck parakeet, little bird, allergic reaction: Sometimes a sneeze is just a feather or dust in the nose and nothing more. When a bird sneezes, watch carefully for any discharge (especially colored discharge), changes in droppings, behavior, fluffing, staying at the bottom of the cage (without being...

Parrots: ringneck parakeet, eatten, cage size
eatten, cage size, ringneck parakeet: Hello Brenda and thank you for posting. The cage that you bought for your bird should be big enough, but of course, the bigger the cage, the better. It will take a few days for your bird to settle into its new environment. It s like you moving to a new...

Parrots: ringneck parakeete, mating behavior, mating season
mating behavior, mating season, christy: I don t know if it is normal but he may be trying to regurgitate for an imaginary mate. That is a mating behavior. eating it himself is not something I have seen but giving him enough activities and some attention may help him get through the mating season....

Parrots: ringneck parrot, ringneck parrot, avian vet
ringneck parrot, avian vet, baby carrots: Thanks for writing. There are just a couple of questions I have for you. How old is your bird? How long have you had him? When was the last time your bird had a well-bird check up with an avian vet? What kind of pellets/seeds are you giving your bird?...

Parrots: ringneck parrot or cockatoo?, ringneck parrot, parrot behavior
ringneck parrot, parrot behavior, parrot training: Hello I am very impressed to see you are doing research and asking questions before you get a bird. This is very important, yet a step that most people skip. From your email I understand that your family is giving you a bird to be responsible for....

Parrots: ringneck parrot or cockatoo?, ringneck parrot, average lifespan
ringneck parrot, average lifespan, apartment condo: hi. thanks for your question. there are a few things to consider when choosing between the two that relate to your situation. the main thing i would say you should consider is noise level. parrots in general are very noisy however ringnecks are generally quieter...

Parrots: ringneck parrot or cockatoo?, ringneck parrot, teflon products
ringneck parrot, teflon products, scented candles: Though parrots require a lot more attention than anyone imagines, a ringneck will tolerate being left alone (while you re at school, etc) much better than a too. Cockatoos need nearly constant attention and most importantly, touching, holding and challenges...

Parrots: ringneck parrot or cockatoo?, ringneck parrot, umbrella cockatoos
ringneck parrot, umbrella cockatoos, check ups: Hello, First be sure you want this bird for the many years to come troubles and all...parrots get aggressive once they reach sexual maturity and can bite VERY hard. They can also be very unpredictable. A ring neck can live for 35 years and a cockatoo depending...

Parrots: ringneck parrot or cockatoo?, ringneck parrot, types of cockatoos
ringneck parrot, types of cockatoos, cockatoo: There are LOTS of different types of cockatoos, and each one has a different personality. I recommend getting a ringneck to start with. Since you re only 16, getting a long-lived bird like a Cockatoo is NOT a good idea. Cockatoos do not do well with separation,...

Parrots: ringneck parrots, ringneck parrots, ringneck parrot
ringneck parrots, ringneck parrot, fresh fruits and vegetables: Hello Phyllistea, A healthy diet consists of pellets, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a limited (very small) amount of seed or whole nuts. Foods you want to avoid are dairy, avacado, and, chocolate. You can find more information about parrot diets...

Parrots: ringneck parrots, ringneck parrots, 2 birds
ringneck parrots, 2 birds, chrys: Hi, Charlotte. Thanks for posting! Right now based on your descriptions, the bird with the ring around it s neck is a male, and the other bird with no ring is a female. If these birds are under 2 years of age, they haven t completely molted into their...

Parrots: ringneck, mail thanks, flight feathers
mail thanks, flight feathers, side shots: Hi again, Kerry. You can send photos to chrys.meatyard@wpafb.af.mil. I d like to see a photo of the entire bird in order to be sure of it s species. I d also like to see front and side shots of the injured wing. Any additional shots that would help me...

Parrots: ringnecks, indoor aviary, neutral territory
indoor aviary, neutral territory, bird rescue: Hello Jenn and thank you for your post. Yes, they can be introduced, but it s going to take some time. First off, you will need to quarantine the new ones for at least 30 days to be sure that they don t have any diseases that the old ones can catch, and...

Parrots: rosella, avian vet, avian veterinarian
avian vet, avian veterinarian, rosella: Hi Helen, Your bird is very sick and needs treatment by an AVIAN veterinarian. Did you see an AVIAN vet? Were blood test taken? A fecal? A mouth and cloacal swab? If your are not happy with your vet then you need to find an AVIAN vet that is experience...

Parrots: rosellas, shy birds, information on dna
shy birds, information on dna, leg band: Hi, Adeel. All parrots have the ability to speak, however, some do, some don t. It just depends on the individual bird. There are no guarantees. Any bird with a hooked beak is a parrot. Parakeet means long tail. Therefore, lots of birds can be called...

Parrots: rosellas 4 month old, word vocabulary, nail bed
word vocabulary, nail bed, bird care: If the nails are not injured or missing from the nail bed, they will likely grow back. What happened? Taming any bird takes patience and adjusting our way of thinking about animals. We are used to dealing with other mammals when it comes to behavior and...

Parrots: rosellas, personal pleasure, dna test
personal pleasure, dna test, adeel: Hello Adeel and thank you for your post. I do believe that the Rosella is in the Parakeet family. The males should be able to speak, but probably not very clearly (I have never had the personal pleasure to work with one, but I did search the internet and...

Parrots: rosey bourke parrots, bourke parrots, bourke parrot
bourke parrots, bourke parrot, avian veterinarian: Hi, Beverley. I m sorry about your losses. The birds could have been ill when you bought them from the pet store, especially since the 2 that died came from the same store and were purchased at the same time. Birds don t get sick and die over night unless...

Parrots: runny droppings, vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, diet change: Hi, Pearl. Runny droppings could be from the bird drinking a lot of water, but most likely because of the fruit if fruit is her main food. Most fruit contains mostly water, so if she s eating a lot of fruit and drinking water, could be why droppings are...

Parrots: WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEA?, yellow nape amazon, fatty liver disease
yellow nape amazon, fatty liver disease, pelleted diets: The head bobbing is typically associated with a bird attempting to regurgitate to another bird, baby bird, favorite human or even an object in their cages. It may also be a symptom of infection or other disease, which, given the other behavior changes...

Parrots: Safe Wood - Citrus?, parrot perches, blue headed pionus
parrot perches, blue headed pionus, pacific parrotlet: I don t know of any citrus wood that s bad as long as it s not chemically treated (and as long no one mistakes avocado for citrus). Cypress is fine. Some of the net info available is a bit alarmist - often taking a bit of reality and adding a lot...

Parrots: Safe wood, safe side, parrots
safe side, parrots, rodents: Well I m actually not 100% sure as there are conflicting opinions. My advice, though, is that cedar is not safe. Since the fumes are toxic to many rodents and birds have very sensitive lungs, I would advise you to stay on the safe side and keep away from cedar...

Parrots: Scared budgie :(, millet spray, hand shoulder
millet spray, hand shoulder, budgie: Dear Cheri, thank you for your question. You are doing everything right, it takes time to tame a budgie. Put the millet spray in her cage so that she gets used to eat and tries it, maybe she has never eaten it before.I m sorry that I cannot give any more...

Parrots: Scared budgie, colored cloth, hand shoulder
colored cloth, hand shoulder, budgie: How good of you to be showing such patience. Many people would just rush in and try to force things, making the bird scared for even longer! You re already starting out right (good job!) so continue. Trying to interact during quiet times with subdued...

Parrots: Scared Cockatiel, prey animals, sunflower seeds
prey animals, sunflower seeds, pet cockatiel: Hello Georgia Maree, The first step to working with your bird is to learn to understand him. Parrots are wild animals that we choose to share our homes with. They are naturally prey animals and we are predators. His behaviors of fear and protection are...

Parrots: Scariness, kinds of vegetables, lovebirds
kinds of vegetables, lovebirds, plums: Hi, thank you for your question. You need patience, birds are not that easy to tame. Offer him millet spray or other treats on your hand and let him come to you, but don t put any pressure on him, he has to decide himself when it s time for him to sit on...

Parrots: Scarlet Macaw, prey animals, pellet diet
prey animals, pellet diet, seed diet: It sounds like this bird is fairly well tamed if he didn t bite you hard when you tried to pet him and didn t freak out and try to fly away. Petting is a major trust issue for birds, since they are prey animals and having something (like a hand) above or behind...

Parrots: Scarlet Macaw, scarlet macaw, behavior modifications
scarlet macaw, behavior modifications, proper attention: I think you re doing a very good thing in rescuing this lucky and magnificent macaw. I ll do whatever I can to support you through behavior modification (and we ll start with not calling him bad ). A macaw (or any bird) has to learn what is hurtful, neglectful...

Parrots: Scarlet Macaw, avian vet, scarlet macaw
avian vet, scarlet macaw, papillomatosis: Hi Sarah, I would advise you to get your bird to an avian vet as soon as you are able to do so. Bird droppings generally do not have a smell. Droppings are one of the first ways to tell something is wrong in a bird a lot of times. There is a disease called...

Parrots: Screaming and foot chewing, great relationship, swinging door
great relationship, swinging door, african grey: Hi Barbara-Anne, I’m glad I was able to help. You are very welcome. The way you cared for Pearl, in my experience, made you an exceptional parrot owner. You have obviously done some reading on parrot care and behavior in addition to having just good...

Parrots: Screaming Parot, weird time, amazons
weird time, amazons, amazon: First, I would take her to the vet just to make sure she s not screaming for a reason. Don t cover her cage when she screams or she ll just scream even more. Instead of saying No Scream when she yells, turn around (don t talk, or even look at her), turn...

Parrots: Screaming parakeet, indian ringneck parakeet, loud noises
indian ringneck parakeet, loud noises, maggie: Hi, It sounds like your parakeet might just be making normal calls (birds do tend to be loudest during the mornings, for example). However, here are some articles all about bird screaming and how to reduce it (as much as possible)... I hope this helps:...

Parrots: Screaming parrotlet, heading in the right direction, 4 months
heading in the right direction, 4 months, parrotlet: hello, it sounds like he really wants to be with you a lot. I would suggest moving his cage into the room you are in the most. So that he can see you and you can see his also try letting his out of the cage more like leaving the door to the cage open so he...

Parrots: Screaming, quaker parrots, quaker parrot
quaker parrots, quaker parrot, feathered friends: Hello Serena and thank you for your post. I am sorry that it took so long for me to answer you, but I had computer problems that are hopefully resolved now. Quaker Parrots do have an annoying screech, and unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about...

Parrots: Screeching Parrot, amazon parrot, yellow headed amazon
amazon parrot, yellow headed amazon, parrots: hello, well all parrots make noise. He maybe just screaming cause he is not use to his new home. There is not really much you can do, try to give him more attention like talking to him and letting him out of his cage. If he screams at night you can put a...

Parrots: SEXING BIRDS, african greys, dna
african greys, dna, females: It is pretty much impossible to tell male from female with African Greys unless you take them to the vet and have them DNA sexed! Males are generally bigger, and some say they have a much more square head in comparison to females. You ll know for sure...

Parrots: Selling Quaker, baby quaker, quaker parrot
baby quaker, quaker parrot, lifetime companion: Quakers aren t legal everywhere, so you need to be careful. Also, with a lifetime of more than 20 years (up to about 30), handing this little, trusting soul off to someone with the money, but not the heart, could mean a lifetime of abuse, abandonment,...

Parrots: Senagal Parrot, avian veterinarian, sick bird
avian veterinarian, sick bird, parrot: Hello Dewi, Senegals can live to be 20-30 years old. So I would say your bird has 10-20 years left of learning to do. If he wants to mimic noises that is his choice. I am concerned that you say your bird doesn t make any noise at all. Is this really...

Parrots: Senegal, parrot breeders, avian vets
parrot breeders, avian vets, birdchannel: Hi, Tim, Only if you live in Ohio. Otherwise, you ll need to check your local phone book, classified ads, check with pet shops to see where they buy their parrots, check with local (avian) vets for parrot breeders, internet, www.birdchannel.com, etc. ...

Parrots: Senegal Agreession, blue and gold macaw, food bowls
blue and gold macaw, food bowls, vet check: Early flight for a fledgling is usually considered important for a bird s self confidence. They don t have to be able to fly high, just able to take off and not hit the ground without gliding gently. After they have flight confidence we baby clip them,...

Parrots: Senegal Beak, senegal parrot, avian veterinarian
senegal parrot, avian veterinarian, disasterous results: Hi, Adam. Thanks for posting. It would be most helpful if I had a picture of what you re talking about. However, if this is bothering you and since you re there with the bird and can see what is going on and you re concerned there is a problem, there...

Parrots: Senegal has blood spot in eye???, candles fresheners, avian vet
candles fresheners, avian vet, sharp toys: What an incredible caretaker! You re doing so much right that I m not terribly worried about the injury. Yes, sometimes they can just poke themselves with a toenail. You may see it improve considerably within the next two to three days (birds heal remarkably...

Parrots: Our Senegal dislikes me, avian vet, odd behavior
avian vet, odd behavior, bill of health: Sometimes there s absolutely no rhyme or reason for what we see as very odd behavior. It could be something as subtle as how he perceived you while he was interacting with you at some other time, or even his tone on the telephone, reacting to a t.v. show,...

Parrots: Senegal going mad, senegal parrot, little senegal
senegal parrot, little senegal, cockatiel: Hi Daniel, I just wanted to let you know that I m working on your answer for this issue. However, it s a bit lengthy. I d be happy to speak to you via phone if you d like, it might be easier that way. If you would like to chat, please email me your...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot SICK HELP, avian vet, avian diseases
avian vet, avian diseases, e mail: The VET gave you medication to put in the water? Was this a certified avian vet? I have never met an avian vet who ever told a person to put antibiotics in the water. You see, when you do this, the bird just stops drinking because the medication tastes horrible....

Parrots: Senegal Parrot, egg layer, blood tests
egg layer, blood tests, blood test: I m so sorry you have to go through this stress. What did the blood tests reveal? Has the vet indicated his/her thoughts on the cause or what to expect in the future? Is your companion able to perch normally - eating and drinking ok now? What is...

Parrots: Senegal Parrots, senegal parrots, fruits and veggies
senegal parrots, fruits and veggies, sour stomach: If possible I would seek a second opinion - I m sure you have a very good vet but a second opinion might help as well. Did you have blood work run? although sometimes pricey this can help reveal many things that might be going on. One thing that hit me was...

Parrots: Senegal parrot behavior, flock leader, sign of affection
flock leader, sign of affection, parrot behavior: Hello Greg, I m sorry it took so long to reply. From what you re saying, it does indeed sound like a sign of great affection. Usually when they do this it is followed by them regurgitating for you, which is actually the ultimate in flattery, hah! ...

Parrots: Senegal parrot and bird owning in general, senegal parrot, ballet class
senegal parrot, ballet class, goffins: The people saying that they re noisy are people who have other parrots. Quakers do chirp and sing and practice talking (they re VERY eager to learn to talk, which is fun) but they re no louder than a parakeet or lovebird. They re not noisy like conures who...

Parrots: Senegal parrot fearfulness biting, sengal parrot, companion bird
sengal parrot, companion bird, panic state: Hello Steve. The episode with him biting you may have something to do with it, and he might not like the new coffee table. Try moving the coffee table out of his ste and see if that makes any kind of difference, but be patient with him. If he feels traumatized...

Parrots: Senegal parrot looks ill, senegal parrot, little bit of soap
senegal parrot, little bit of soap, squirt bottle: OK, let s try to address this one thing at a time. The small rashes could be small feathers poking through, or perhaps she s plucking them? Stress, such as a move, can really throw a bird s behavior off and if extra steps aren t taken to relieve this confusion...

Parrots: My Senegal parrot!, aradio, abeni
aradio, abeni, parrot: its simple...she doenst want to see you go and will shriek for you wehn you leave, just put her on your hand or shoulder and bring her around the house with you its the best way to go about things, when you leave teh home try leave aradio on low and on a...

Parrots: Senegal parrots, senegal parrots, loud screams
senegal parrots, loud screams, bird need: Hello again Tara. Here is a site that that I recommend that you go to. You ll find it very informative and accurate. www.honest-guide.com/parrot-training/2/ I have not personally had one, but I know a couple of people that do, and they are on the...

Parrots: Senegal parrots, meyers parrot, senegal parrots
meyers parrot, senegal parrots, shape size: senegals are not twice the size of a cockatiel... in fact, they are actually shorter (length wise)... because they have short tails and cockatiels have long tails. However, senegals are much stockier in their build. A Meyers Parrot and a Senegal are very...

Parrots: Senegal Question, bin lee, safety ring
bin lee, safety ring, leather strips: All adult senegals have yellow eyes... babies have black eyes heres picture of an adult senergal: http://www.forthebirdsdvm.com/kiwibig.jpg and yes its safe as long as he is never allowed to get at a bottle with gatorade still in it it could be harmful...

Parrots: Senegal Scared, avian vet, distinct personality
avian vet, distinct personality, senegals: Ok, that sounds like classic sexual maturity. Diet change usually has a large impact. You ll want to switch him to either Roudybush or Harrison s food because they do not contain the ingredients that stimulate hormone production (ALL seed diets and commercial...

Parrots: Senegal Talking, nth degree, beak
nth degree, beak: Hi, Christine. Thanks for posting. This is a very interesting question and one I ve never been asked before! I can tell by your post that you love your bird very much and he loves you very much in return (based on his behavior). Your parrot behaves...

Parrots: Senegal talking, voice activated tape recorder, saying words
voice activated tape recorder, saying words, vocal cords: Hi, Brian. Thanks for posting. Your Senegal is still very young. Parrots learn to mimic at different ages, so I can t really give you an age when he might talk. Sounds like your off to a very good start with your parrot. Just keep saying words to him...

Parrots: Senegal vs Quaker?, quaker parakeet, senegal parrot
quaker parakeet, senegal parrot, little senegal: You and your friend already have the right idea in making sure they re kept separately. We discourage physical contact between ALL of our birds in order to keep them human-bonded, although they are kept in the same room and enjoy talking with each other....

Parrots: Senegal Gone Wild., senegal parrot, foul mood
senegal parrot, foul mood, second chance: Aha! The last sentence sort of says it. Though he may have bitten out of a a foul mood or who knows what to begin with, once you smacked him off you established a threat memory in him. No matter how nice you are, this is the thing that his instincts keep...

Parrots: Senegal, birds point, odd creatures
birds point, odd creatures, lucky bird: Hi Dennis, Lucky you to recieve a wonderful bird like that and what a lucky bird to have come in to a home that cares about his welfare and integration in to the family! My first advice is to take it slow with this fella. I would put his cage in...

Parrots: Setting birds free, hawk owl, small birds
hawk owl, small birds, pet birds: Hello Cristy, Under NO circumstances should you EVER let pet birds free into the wild. They do NOT know how to fend for themselves so they will end up either starving to death or getting picked off by a hawk, owl or other predator that consumes small birds....

Parrots: Severe Macaw, severe macaw, niece and nephew
severe macaw, niece and nephew, avian veterinarian: Hello Jamie, My first concern is for your bird s health. Poor feathering and shaking are most defiantly signs of illness or malnutrition. Aggression and excessive screaming can also be symptoms of illness. Please take your bird to your avian veterinarian...

Parrots: Severe Macaw, red feather band, mini macaw
red feather band, mini macaw, severe macaw: Congratulations on your new addition! One of my permanent in-house residents is a Severe (aka: Chestnut front macaw). These are the biggest of the mini macaw line and often confused with a Military macaw (they have a red feather band across the bridge of...

Parrots: Sex of lutino budgie, 2 females, female pair
2 females, female pair, keet: Hi, Bev. Thanks for posting your question. Not an easy question to answer because lutino s can be difficult to sex! Normally, a male s cere is all blue and a female s is any other color (particularly brown/tan/beige), including blue outlined in white....

Parrots: Sex of a Pied Recessive, blood feather, color combinations
blood feather, color combinations, nestbox: Hi, Rohan. Thanks for posting your questions. The age of parakeets/budgie s play a lot into how easily they can be sexed visually. For best accuracy, the birds should be adults. Recessive pied budgie s (as well as other color combinations) are difficult...

Parrots: Sex of a Pied Recessive, breed birds, dear maggie
breed birds, dear maggie, erin thompson: HI Rohan, Sorry it has taken me awhile to get back to you, A female s cere should be brown. How old is Button s? (It could be changing to brown, and that would explain why she still has hints of pink and blue left are from when she wasn t sexually mature)....

Parrots: Sex of a Pied Recessive Budgie, cere, purple blue
cere, purple blue, screech: Hi Rohan Buttons is a male. Get it away from the males NOW!! They will end up nealy killing her. The males have a deep purple=blue cere, the female a tinge of blue and brown. It is hard to tell but I workd in a pet shop and learned fast how to tell and...

Parrots: Sex of a Pied Recessive Budgie, dna test, wya
dna test, wya, cere: Hummmm thats a tough one, watch there behavier watch and see whos tweeting and whos not, who tweets louder adn more offen if buttons tweets as much as the other and as offen then it is a male, another thing is to wait a few months or at lest a month, and...

Parrots: Sex of a Pied Recessive, pink noses, nose colour
pink noses, nose colour, pink nose: I still assume that Button is female. But I cannot say for sure, not without seeing the bird and watching her for a while. If you can, ask another breeder or someone with budgie experience for their opinion, they can actually take a look at the bird and will...

Parrots: Sexing cockatoos, educated guess, males and females
educated guess, males and females, cockatoos: Hi, Sexing a cockatoo visually is not a guarantee, but can sometimes be an educated guess. The cockatoo must also be mature (at least 4 years old), because their eye color can change color with maturity. Visual Sexing of cockatoos also depends on the species....

Parrots: Sexing a lutino, red cheeks, tail feathers
red cheeks, tail feathers, dna test: Hello, there is no easy way to sex cockatiels, especially if they don t have the red cheeks. Males usually have darker cheeks than females. It s almost impossible to use this method for some of the mutations. Females may also have yellow bars across their...

Parrots: Sexing a lutino, cheek patch, yellow hue
cheek patch, yellow hue, wing feathers: Hi, Debbie. Thanks for posting. The sexing of lutino s isn t an easy task, but can be done if you look closely. A male lutino will be white all over it s body (with the orange cheek patch), whereas a female lutino will be white with some yellow mixed...

Parrots: Sexual Behavior, derbyan parakeet, bird behavior
derbyan parakeet, bird behavior, sexual interest: It s obvious you re not just serious about finding out the right answers, but you re truly dedicated to the right care of this bird (big thumbs up!) I think you ll appreciate this site (cut and paste it into your address bar) http://www.birdrescue.com/problems.htm...

Parrots: Sexually Maturing Macaw, back in the cage, cargo space
back in the cage, cargo space, macaws: I would suggest hiring a professional behavioralist. This is a very complicated issue, and there could be so many other factors (not just coming into season ) that could be affecting this (having to move around, the stresses of all the recent changes, bonding...

Parrots: Seziures, phenobarbatol, african grey
phenobarbatol, african grey, parrots: Hi Ralph, try a different Vet that knows more about parrots.Now has anything happen to him lately. did this just start in Dec. has anything changed , I need more infor. from you. We do have one grey that does this ,but there is always something going on...

Parrots: Thank you -re shape of my budgie's head, budgies, maciek
budgies, maciek, tail feather: Hi, again, Bartek. Thanks for responding. Tameness toward humans in a bird is usually a direct relationship to the experiences they have had with humans. Female budgies tend to be less friendly sometimes because their role in the world is to protect their...

Parrots: Shape of my budgie's head, narrow valleys, worthy advice
narrow valleys, worthy advice, budgie: Bartek, I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you. For some reason your question did not appear until today. I wish I could be of more help to you but I can not determine what is going on with your bird from the picture It certainly does...