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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parrots: Male & Female Sun Conures, sun conure, captive breeders
sun conure, captive breeders, sunconure: hi. thanks for your questions....on a cautious note, I am not a doctor, just a volunteer with experience in raising birds, especially sun conures. though i wish i were a doctor because i d be making a lot more money! anyway, at this point, your female...

Parrots: Male trying to sit on eggs as well, problem concern, lovebirds
problem concern, lovebirds, gobs: JJ - I m not sure if you send this to me by mistake - as I don t recall your situation, but I will try to help you best I can. It s completely NORMAL for a male lovebird to stick close by a female who is sitting on eggs. In fact, females will only get...

Parrots: Mccaw Blue and Gold, blue and gold mccaw, ulterior motives
blue and gold mccaw, ulterior motives, lucky bird: I would love to see pics of your new rescue, a very lucky bird to have someone like you who s asking all the right questions. I have each and every one of them answered at my site - including pics of my own rescues and ideas for perches that you can...

Parrots: military macaws, military macaws, military macaw
military macaws, military macaw, bird diet: hi. thank you for your question. i am sorry to hear about your issues with your military macaw. the behavior that you are describing is not necessarily unique to military macaws. certain situations and conditions can lead a parrot to become aggressive suddenly...

Parrots: mixing, feather flock, cage birds
feather flock, cage birds, two birds: Hi. Thanks for your question. in general, two birds, regardless of species or gender, have the potential to be aggressive toward one another. usually, birds who have not been raised together can get quite territorial. Additionally, birds of different species...

Parrots: New Fischer's lovebird behavior?, survival tactic, bird ownership
survival tactic, bird ownership, bird birds: hi. thanks for your question. congrats on your new bird. Anyway, in general, it would be natural for her to be nervous...he is in a new place with new people in a new cage without his old flock . when a bird is in this situation, it is common for them...

Parrots: Normal Body Temperature of Macaws, blue and gold macaw, avian veterinarians
blue and gold macaw, avian veterinarians, baby asprin: Normal body temperature for a blue and gold macaw is between 103-105 degrees. You must never take their temperature rectally (this is reserved for the most experienced of avian veterinarians). The potential for rupturing their cloaca and the complications...

Parrots: need help, winter lows, social birds
winter lows, social birds, rainforest birds: Yes, a protective house would be necessary. The enclosure or the house should be heated for those temps. Macaws are tropical rainforest birds and while Texas is fine for humidity, those winter lows are just not good for the nature of the bird. Summertime...

Parrots: new 5 month old cockateil, positive reinforcement, bad apple
positive reinforcement, bad apple, new cage: Hi. Thanks for your question Its natural for your new bird to be nervous...she is in a new place with new people in a new cage without her old flock . Like you have observed, it ll be rough for a little while but with proper hand training, she can become...

Parrots: MY PARAKEET!!!, loose feathers, indoor birds
loose feathers, indoor birds, seed diet: First, get rid of that pet store product that is supposed to ward off fleas/mites. These are just terrible products and can often cause exactly what you re seeing. They are pesticides and no matter what they say, they are dangerous. Secondly, if your...

Parrots: Parakeet and Cockatiel, pet store owners, avian vet
pet store owners, avian vet, new bird: Hi there, The answer is tricky - and pet stores telling people that yes, definitely they can be put together is rather infuriating to me and quite irresponsible. The real answer is; it s going to depend. FIRST - when you do bring your Tiel home... be...

Parrots: Parrot beak, sandy perch, small fortune
sandy perch, small fortune, cuttlebone: From what you describe there should eventually be regrowth to the beak. It s probably a good idea to remove the perch, but make sure there s a cuttlebone and/or mineral block somewhere in the cage. I ve got a step by step instruction at my site for...

Parrots: Parrot defense, palm nuts, bird kingdom
palm nuts, bird kingdom, adult bird: Good question! Parrots, with their hooked bills, are pretty adept at using those beaks for defense. A macaw has the most powerful beak in the bird kingdom and when they need to, they can break more than palm nuts (a Hyacinth s favorite food). Their feet...

Parrots: Parrotlet, bad apple, new cage
bad apple, new cage, true joy: hi. thanks for your question! winged chum is such a cute way to describe a pet bird! congrats on your new parrotlet! sounds like he is adjusting to his new environment (his cage and cage area) just fine. he is still young and therefore will need a little...

Parrots: My Parrotlet, self injurious behavior, solitary birds
self injurious behavior, solitary birds, parrotlet: hi. thanks for your question. while it may seem like she does not amuse herself when you are not home, my guess is that she is doing just fine...unless she is exhibiting self injurious behavior (like feather plucking) chances are, she must be finding other...

Parrots: Peach faced lovebird foot injury, avian vet, metal chains
avian vet, metal chains, food bowl: Hi Alex, I would definitely recommend you get your baby to a good avian vet to have it examined. Blood loss in any bird is very dangerous as it doesn t take much for them to bleed to death. Be sure to check everything in his cage thoroughly. If he...

Parrots: my parakeet's breeding, nestbox, approximate age
nestbox, approximate age, parakeet: Alvin - there is no way to know their age definitively unless you can contact the breeder where they were hatched. If you got them from a chain pet store - it s likely that they were fairly young. The only thing I might suggest is asking a parakeet breeder...

Parrots: parakeet illness, vet asap, bird vet
vet asap, bird vet, avian veterinarian: Stacey, I m sorry to hear about your loss. It s really hard. Despite the short time with them, we get attached very quickly. I have to be honest with you - at the very first sign of something being wrong with Blue, it would have been best to get...

Parrots: My parrot, qustion, bad girl
qustion, bad girl, good girl: Well you have the right idea. When the bird screams, she s trying to get attention from you. Because you cover her up and move her, you re giving her attention which re-enforces that behavior. When she screams, completely ignore her. Don t look at her, talk...

Parrots: Is my parrot is changing feathers?, fresh fruits and vegetables, quiet sleep
fresh fruits and vegetables, quiet sleep, fruits and vegetables: Hi Renata, Yes, spring time is here and that is usually the time when birds start moulting their feathers. This is a normal process however, it can make them a little crabby. Be sure you bathe him regularly (early in the day and make sure there are no...

Parrots: why my parrot looses more feathers?, indian ring neck parrot, ring neck parrot
indian ring neck parrot, ring neck parrot, tail feathers: Hi, Imran, I found your question in the question pool. The expert you sent your original post to could not answer for some reason. Please tell me who that expert was. Feather loss can be due to normal molting, young birds playing hard resulting in...

Parrots: peach fronted conure, pine shavings, parrot breeding
pine shavings, parrot breeding, walnut shells: HI Travis, I have to ask this every time breeding is involved. Have you done research into breeding and all that is entailed if any problems arise with the female (egg binding, peritonitis) or chicks? Are you prepared to handfeed the babies (which is...

Parrots: peachface lovebirds, peach face lovebirds, peachface lovebirds
peach face lovebirds, peachface lovebirds, teperature: Hi, Peach, I live in Ohio, so I know your weather conditions. Although parrots can get used to cooler temps, 30 degrees is too cold for them if they are kept in warmer temps at other times. You need to provide a consistent temperature for them.....60-65...

Parrots: pet bird restraint, knee jerk reaction, thick gloves
knee jerk reaction, thick gloves, excessive stress: Now that you ve asked that question I m working on providing exactly that, so you re making even more of a difference. Until I have them, I ll try to describe our method. However, I must express that toweling isn t a bad thing if done right. The trick to...

Parrots: Quaker Parrots foot, quaker parrots, black capped conure
quaker parrots, black capped conure, quaker parrot: HI Jennifer - I understand - my birds are my babies too and are like children to me. First off - did you quarantine this new guy in a separate room away from your first bird at all? If not - it s too late now - but it would be a good idea to have a routine...

Parrots: Question about my African Grey, keel bone, flight feathers
keel bone, flight feathers, wing feathers: Hi Michelle, You may be onto something here. African Greys do not need many flight feathers clipped to be effective (usually 4 - 5 primaries at the most). They are stocky and clumsy fliers, especially being so young. Bad wing clips can be dangerous...

Parrots: quaker parrot and cockatiel, quaker parrot, cockatiel
quaker parrot, cockatiel, parakeet: No, it s not possible for these two different species to successfully breed. The only thing they have in common is that they re both birds and given this similarity they may bond enough to go through the motions. I saw a cockatiel and a parakeet that had...

Parrots: Running nose, vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, baby indian: hi. thanks for your question. i suggest you take this bird to the veterinarian IMMEDIATELY. liquid/runny discharge from nose is almost always a sign of illness and is definitely not normal. regardless of what your parrot has eaten, wants to eat, or is...

Parrots: Runny nose, bird medicine, baby parrot
bird medicine, baby parrot, upper respiratory infections: Hi there... you say you took your baby to an veterinarian with bird experience? What medications did they put your bird on? Baytril is a common antibiotic used to treat upper respiratory infections and your baby should have started recovering by now. ...

Parrots: raspy breathing, vet charges, avian vet
vet charges, avian vet, chronic sinusitis: I have to say that I was a little shocked with your comment about the avian vets in your area not letting you in the exam room with your bird! I have NEVER had that experience. All vets I ve been to want you in the room so you can comfort your bird, answer...

Parrots: red-fronted macaws, red fronted macaw, mating rituals
red fronted macaw, mating rituals, fertile eggs: It s not nearly as odd as you might think. Try removing the nest box completely and giving them more time to bond without the pressures of reproduction. These birds need time to go through the typical mating rituals and courtships. You have to keep in...

Parrots: regurgitation while traveling in car, shower curtain rod, riding in the car
shower curtain rod, riding in the car, car rides: One of my best rescues that was adopted out after a year in my care was a Catalina male that I hand fed for a month when he first came here. They are remarkable, sweet and gentle macaws. Your boy is feeling insecure or as you have noted, he looks worried...

Parrots: Sacred lovebirds, prolific breeders, lovebirds
prolific breeders, lovebirds, inbreeding: Hi Krishna, So the cage is 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and 2 feet deep? As long as the bars are not too far apart (no more than 1/2 apart) this cage should be fine. It s unlikely though, since they are housed together, that you will be able to tame...

Parrots: Screaming, meyer parrot, fruits and veggies
meyer parrot, fruits and veggies, pellet diet: Hi there -- you said right now you live with your parents. How long have you been at your parents house? If you moved there after last summer, that could have something to do with this combined with spring/hormones. Have you made any subtle changes around...

Parrots: Severe Macaw, severe macaw, leukemia patient
severe macaw, leukemia patient, leukemia: Hi Randy, I hope you are responding well to treatment. Your little one is obviously bonded to you deeply. Male or female? What s the name? What sort of caretaking arrangements are in place while you re not home? Does the bird still get to come out...

Parrots: Severe Macaw, severe macaw, leukemia patient
severe macaw, leukemia patient, speaker phone: I m so sorry about your illness! To tell the truth, there is no 100% way to stop plucking but you can do some things to help. Talk to the bird about your leaving (sounds silly, I know, but it works). You can get a special collar from the vet (much like those...

Parrots: Sleepy birdie, roudybush pellets, little birdie
roudybush pellets, little birdie, volkman seed: Hi again, I would definitely STOP giving her iodine. Some birds have a deficiency where a supplement is necessary but those who don t - iodine can be harmful. There are other things you can do to help with the moulting... Aloe Vera Juice spray baths (mixed...

Parrots: Sun Conure, little fellow, sun conures
little fellow, sun conures, bird owners: Hi Vicki - bless you for taking this little fellow in. I would like to invite you to come over and join us at www.theperch.net . My username there is wondermomma and have been an active member of the board there for over a year. It s got nearly 5000 members,...

Parrots: My Sunconure (female) named Kate, severe macaw, calcium deficiency
severe macaw, calcium deficiency, feather color: Isn t it awful what some breeders will do for profit? It s disgusting. I m glad you got this beautiful little girl and hopefully she ll be able to replace that early trauma with years of gentleness from you. You re right about the possibility of a vitamin...

Parrots: senegal parrot - behavior, high veld, instinctive behavior
high veld, instinctive behavior, parrot behavior: This is a very good question. You re actually pretty observant and this could very well be an instinctive behavior. These birds will usually take a day off from their foraging, or at least keep it closer to home when weather is prohibitive. I d be watchful...

Parrots: sun conure, sun conure, cereal box
sun conure, cereal box, unusual behavior: It might just be the stress of both the new environment and the season change. That s reaching for a reason of course, but outside of a physical cause, it s as good a guess as any other. Sometimes, without rhyme or reason, a bird like this will just...

Parrots: sun conure, avian veterinarian, avian vet
avian veterinarian, avian vet, follicle: Hi Jevon, The crop is located much lower at the base of the front of the neck. Usually the crop, when full, is more of a bulge, and larger than a pea. I would definitely have your baby checked out by an avian veterinarian. It could be some time of growth,...

Parrots: sun conure, sun conure, egg binding
sun conure, egg binding, avian specialist: She should reach sexual maturity around 1 1/2 to 2 years old. Yes, she ll lay infertile eggs if she feels she has a reason. These reasons include the human behaving like a mate like touching under the wings or toward the tail region, snuggling, beaking...

Parrots: my sun conure agressive behaivor, helium balloon, lifetime mate
helium balloon, lifetime mate, bird reserves: hi. thanks for your question. i agree, it sounds like you have allowed your conure to become one of the family and perhaps this has contributed to some other less desirable behaviors. the behaviors that you are describing, such as the masturbation and beak...

Parrots: sun conures, sun conures, question pool
sun conures, question pool, monthes: Hi, Falicetee, I found your question in the question pool. The expert you sent your original post to could not answer for some reason. Please tell me who that expert was. So your bird basically changed when s/he reached about 6 months of age? You...

Parrots: TAG moult, hard boiled eggs, avian vet
hard boiled eggs, avian vet, stress bars: Hi Gus - Great questions. I love seeing fellow parronts researching and asking questions! Moulting can take 4 - 8 weeks, give or take, once or twice a year, just depending on the birds genetic make up. Each bird varies and each moult will vary,...

Parrots: Timid Senegal parrot, monkey nuts, water bowl
monkey nuts, water bowl, bad experience: Hi Dermot, How long has he been with you? And are you male? (sorry I couldn t tell by your unique name) If you are a male, it could be that he s had a bad experience with a male previously. If you are female - you may remind him of someone from his...

Parrots: True Age, hatch dates, avian vet
hatch dates, avian vet, pale straw: Hi Teresa - unfortunately, there are many bad breeders and retailers out there that will give you misinformation just to make an extra buck or 200! Young Greys typically have dark GREY iris s with black pupils... however, their eye color can start to...

Parrots: taming a lovebird, new birds, positive reinforcement
new birds, positive reinforcement, tame bird: hi. thanks for your question. this is a very very common question that i have answered before so i am going to give you an excerpt from another answer i provided to someone in your similar situation (the behavior you are describing is very common): the...

Parrots: Yellow Naped Amazon, yellow naped amazon, loving bird
yellow naped amazon, loving bird, naped: I understand. I also know what you mean by not enough room here to explain so take a look at my page www.4Animalcare.org and click on the bird tab. Then scroll to my bird hates me . You will get him back and he can learn to share your affections. ...

Parrots: Advice required on Alexandrine sp. parrot, nasty habit, fruits and vegetables
nasty habit, fruits and vegetables, chicken eggs: Hi, Aasia, If your baby bird isn t completely feathered yet, you also need to ensure it is kept warm enough. I don t know what temperature it is where you live, but baby birds that don t have all their feathers yet need warmth. Also, you can feed this...

Parrots: African grey drastic behavoir change, sexual maturity, peak years
sexual maturity, peak years, african grey: The most promising part of this is that you re so determined to work with him rather than react and give up. You re right that this might be part of his maturing, even though he probably reached sexual maturity a while ago, this would be entering his...

Parrots: Aggressive Bird Behavior, black headed caique, aggressive bird
black headed caique, aggressive bird, lovable guy: Hi, Marty, Is this bird bonded more to your hubby? Was your hubby lying/sitting next to you at the time the bird attacked? If the answer is yes to both the latter, I believe the problem is that your bird may consider you a threat to the relationship he...

Parrots: abused macaw, beautiful bird, beak
beautiful bird, beak, coloration: Thank you for coming to the rescue of this beautiful bird. What kind of macaw is she? Beak holding is perfectly normal for them, it s almost like a self-soothing behavior and nothing to worry about. The beak banging and rubbing is also not usually...

Parrots: ? african grey looking for 'dark places', manzanita tree, vet assistance
manzanita tree, vet assistance, african grey: Hi, Craig, Sounds like your female is exhibiting nesting behavior. DO NOT put up a nesting box unless you want her to lay infertile eggs. It does no good to allow a single female to lay infertile eggs...it can be harmful to her health if she lays too...

Parrots: my african grey will ot go on his perches, african grey parrot, jim hensons
african grey parrot, jim hensons, lincs england: Hi, John, Your post is very difficult to read because all the sentences run together, but I ll try to help. It sounds to me like this bird is frightened of certain items in its cage. This fear can come from past experiences or just because the bird...

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

Parrots: amazons & other parrots, different species of birds, species of birds
different species of birds, species of birds, lovies: Hi, Karen, Yes they can, however, it depends on the personalities of the individual birds involved...all of them. There are no guarantees. All you can do is try to see if they will get along together. There are right and wrong ways to introduce these...

Parrots: angry old amazon, yellow naped amazon, last nerve
yellow naped amazon, last nerve, ulterior motives: I have to admire that you re sticking it out with Mike. Does it help to know you re not the only ones with a problem like this? There are so many people with this same issue that I ve addressed it specifically and in depth with step by step help for...

Parrots: B&G macaw, hard, hard nips, avian vet
hard nips, avian vet, yellow feathers: It sounds like she DOES like you, after all - she s left you your fingers. The walk around the house is something she obviously enjoys so make a routine of it. My in house girls have a morning and evening routine that announces the start of their...

Parrots: Baby Lovebirds, baby lovebirds, human interaction
baby lovebirds, human interaction, daily basis: Hi, Jason, These babies will not lose their tameness staying with each other in the same cage since you started handfeeding them as early as you did. You will need to maintain interaction with them on a daily basis in order for them to remain tame. It...

Parrots: Bald eyed cockatoo, plain water, pet carrier
plain water, pet carrier, cockatoos: Most birds will not take these products and rightly so. I m always upset to see these things sold and promoted by otherwise good pet stores. They are not only a waste of money, but they are potentially dangerous. Cockatoos are very dusty, powdery...

Parrots: Behavior on Parrot, submissive act, amazon
submissive act, amazon, body movements: Aggression may occur in a mature parrot, but can be curbed with some reasonable steps. For the most part a bird will bite and fuss because it s getting attention. Even bad attention has it s rewards for a bird. One of my most successful rescues started...

Parrots: Breeding, congo african grey, african grey timneh
congo african grey, african grey timneh, timneh african grey: African Grey Timneh s are a hybrid offspring of this pairing. Hybridizing is highly controversial since it waters down the species specifics genetics and could eventually eliminate the lines. For example, a bird may look like a combination of the parents,...

Parrots: Budgie with a scab on beak, nares nostrils, 2 females
nares nostrils, 2 females, cotton ball: If you re sure it s just the result of an injury and there is no blockage to the nares (nostrils), you should let it be. Anything that blocks the nares should be evaluated by a vet without delay. As you know, a bird s respiratory system is remarkably...

Parrots: baby picking fiend!, sweet birds, bald patches
sweet birds, bald patches, bald patch: This happens more than you think. Usually it self resolves when the chicks are older and start relying less on the parents for grooming; however, you need to also be sure it s not a matter of a deficiency. Many times this is the result of a calcium deficiency...

Parrots: behaviour, fluffy feathers, short periods
fluffy feathers, short periods, google: Hi Andrea, The behavior you explained to me is definitely an aggressive display behavior. You re right, she does not yet trust you and is trying to communicate by puffing up and fanning her tail hey, I m bigger than I look, don t come any closer . ...

Parrots: which bird is easy to keep, parrot finches, avian vet
parrot finches, avian vet, personal desires: Hi, Nishant, No bird is easy to keep. All parrots need human interaction on a daily basis (the more intelligent the bird, the more human attention it requires), need daily care and feeding, etc., etc. Owning a bird should be thought about very carefully...

Parrots: about birds, breed birds, bird nutrition
breed birds, bird nutrition, cash gifts: At AllExperts, zero. This is a strictly volunteer site. At my own site (www.4AnimalCare.org), zero. I consult with individuals, veterinarians and others about bird nutrition and behavior without charging a set fee. Any cash gifts are used to buy food...

Parrots: biting, home is a strange place, strange surroundings
home is a strange place, strange surroundings, bird owners: hi. thanks for your question. i am going to give you an excerpt from an answer that i have given before as this is a common problem in birds, especially birds that are allowed to be on their humans shoulders: fortunately this is a behavior that can be corrected...

Parrots: my blue front amazon, avian vet, cats and dogs
avian vet, cats and dogs, strange person: Hello Diego, Again, there is no guarantee that your bird will ever talk. And it is the store s responsibility to reiterate that fact to you. However, and unfortunately, many shops are more concerned with making money and pushing the product out the...

Parrots: my blue front amazon, good listener, great personality
good listener, great personality, beautiful bird: If you think about it, since this beautiful bird will live 45 to even 60 years old with ideal care, just one week is pretty early to expect any vocalizations other than perhaps screaming (which you ve been very lucky not to have). Hoping for much more...

Parrots: blue and gold macaw, senegal parrot, vet appointment
senegal parrot, vet appointment, avian vet: I knew you d do it! Nice job. The screaming isn t too difficult to address either, although as you know it s something that can t totally go away. One suggestion I hesitate to recommend to anyone except for truly responsible and gentle owners is...

Parrots: breeding, 2 birds, quality diet
2 birds, quality diet, artifical light: Hi, Joseph, It takes time for 2 birds to get used to each other. I recommend you remove the nesting box, as these birds are not yet ready to mate. A nesting box should not be set up until a pair of birds are pair-bonded. It isn t until this occurs that...

Parrots: Cockateil laying first clutch of eggs, carolyn swicegood, avian specialist
carolyn swicegood, avian specialist, best sources of calcium: Egg laying is not healthy and shouldnít be ignored. All steps you can take to stop this behavior should be taken and right away. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about this problem and how to help...

Parrots: Cockatiels cage placement, consultation efforts, drip pans
consultation efforts, drip pans, tiels: I wish I could tell you that green pans are ok, but unfortunately, they re not. In fact, with a small bird like a tiel - overheating anything can cause enough respiratory distress to become life threatening. It s the overheating that is the most common...

Parrots: Cockteil unfertilized egg laying, infertile egg, cocketiel
infertile egg, cocketiel, female bird: Hi, Christina, It is not unusual for a single female bird to lay infertile eggs when her hormones become active. No, this is an infertile egg so it will not hatch. Leave the egg (and others if they are laid) right where she has laid them and allow her...

Parrots: caique bite, intelligent animal, keep your distance
intelligent animal, keep your distance, fair warning: The flare of feathers (puffy) and pinning of the eyes (getting little) are warnings to keep your distance. Sometimes they just don t want to be touched. Just like sometimes you don t feel like doing things, it doesn t mean you ll never want to again,...

Parrots: my cockatiel is confusing me..., fruits and veggies, poor diet
fruits and veggies, poor diet, fresh fruits: If you re sure this isn t a normal molt, you are probably dealing with a parasite/fungal or bacterial infection. A vet needs to see the bird and probably get a skin scraping to determine exactly what it is. Birds don t lose their feather like humans...

Parrots: cockatiel parents and babies, unhatched eggs, baby chicks
unhatched eggs, baby chicks, new babies: hi. thanks for your question. unfortunately this is a common occurrence and is why many people breeding birds choose to remove the eggs and/or babies from the cage and care for them themselves. additionally, some choose to remove the male from the cage immediately...

Parrots: cockatiel pecks himself, feather mites, google search
feather mites, google search, cockatiel birds: hi. thanks for your question. it is hard to answer that question without further information and without being able to visibly inspect the cockatiel. birds do appear to be pecking themselves while they are preening (cleaning) their feathers. solitary...

Parrots: cockatiel's wing keeps bleeding, wing clipping, blood feathers
wing clipping, blood feathers, corn starch: Hi Carolyn, A wing clipping should have only included non-blood feathers and since they grow back regularly, a clipping needs to be done about 2-3 times a year. It sounds like this bird has either a deformity with his wings or someone did more than...

Parrots: cockatoo, full spectrum bulbs, umbrella cockatoo
full spectrum bulbs, umbrella cockatoo, rope perch: Once organic/physical cause is relatively ruled out, you can try to modify the behavior with various environmental changes. Sometimes it s as simple as the lighting. Try replacing fluorescent bulbs with full spectrum bulbs or at least try a different (newer)...

Parrots: eclectus questions, nares nostrils, tropical climates
nares nostrils, tropical climates, veterinary intervention: There are quite a few possible causes of sneezing with a bird. Rhinitis (inflammation of the nares/nostrils). There would likely be a nasal discharge involved that may be clear, cloudy or yellowish; thick or thin. The underlying cause may be anything...

Parrots: eggs, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: Just like chickens don t need a Rooster - all other female birds will lay eggs as well if the environment is right. Sometimes all it takes is an hour more daylight and the security of their never changing cage. So, sometimes to stop them all it takes...

Parrots: Female cockatiel, seed mixtures, avian vet
seed mixtures, avian vet, female cockatiel: Hi Andrew, First and foremost, stop giving her grit! This can kill them. It s a myth that parrots (cockatiels/budgies included) need grit. The only birds that require grit are birds that cannot remove seeds from the shells. Doves, chickens, pigeons etc....

Parrots: Breeding, sucessful outcome, 2 eggs
Parrots: Breeding, sucessful outcome, 2 eggs, cag

Parrots: moustache parrots, peanut butter jelly, hot food
Parrots: moustache parrots, peanut butter jelly, hot food, jelly beans

Parrots: Sun Conure, conure, feathers
Parrots: Sun Conure, conure, feathers, sleep

Parrots: Sun Conure Sniffling?, air freshner, sun conure
Parrots: Sun Conure Sniffling?, air freshner, sun conure, sniffles

Parrots: splayed legs in a baby lovebird, bird stores, lovebird
Parrots: splayed legs in a baby lovebird, bird stores, lovebird, great companions

Parrots: feather plucking, 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: feathers, avian vet, many different things
avian vet, many different things, shower spray: Hi, Dalia, Problems with feather quality can be so many different things. It could be the tea (why do you add camomile tea to spray your bird s feathers?), but could be many other things as well, including diet, stress, just to name a couple. I would...

Parrots: Gray, roudy bush, hard boiled egg
roudy bush, hard boiled egg, rope perch: Hopefully what you re seeing is a typical major molt - it s the right time of year for it. I m glad you re asking about those sprays and treatments rather than just believing the sales pitches and promises. NO - they are not only unnecessary, but they...

Parrots: Green Wing Pair/ Has Half developed embryo., corn on the cob, blue berries
corn on the cob, blue berries, unsalted peanuts: Let s try to start from the beginning and give them a break from laying and nesting for a few months. I d like to see them off the food additives, which can sometimes cause more problems than they help resolve. You re doing a wonderful job with the...

Parrots: My grey and a plastic golf ball, female sex organs, practice golf ball
female sex organs, practice golf ball, avian vet: Hi Karen, It could be either or. Since Cecil does not have a mate and you are not purposely trying to bring babies in the world, I seriously recommend you deter any hormonal, nesting, and mating behaviors. Egg production and laying (even when infertile)...

Parrots: grey weiro about 9 years old, avian veterinarian, correct antibiotic
avian veterinarian, correct antibiotic, bald patch: Hi, Julie, Your bird should remain on the antibiotics for the length of time your certified avian veterinarian told you to keep the bird on the antibiotics. Antibiotics must remain in the body for a certain length of time at a certain level in order to...

Parrots: Hahn's Macaw, seed diet, gram scale
seed diet, gram scale, stressful event: Yes, we can spoil our birds and make weaning more difficult. Just like overly indulging a baby, they d sometimes stay on the bottle until they go off to school if they could! When itís time to wean a bird itís a stressful event, often for both the bird...

Parrots: Hair dye and african grey parrots, african grey parrots, open weather
african grey parrots, open weather, hair dye: How very caring of you to be concerned for her before she even gets there. You can dye your hair, as long as the bird is not in the vicinity while you re doing it. After your hair is done and the dye is rinsed out, the air is clear of any fumes, it s...

Parrots: Help with Lovebird feather problem, peachfaced lovebirds, bunch of feathers
peachfaced lovebirds, bunch of feathers, good appetite: Hi, Janice, I d have to see a picture of the spot. However, I ll mention some things. You need to determine exactly what s going on....is he picking this area or could the female be trying to preen him (the feathers in this area) and is doing more harm...

Parrots: hahns macaw, nonsense words, bad habit
nonsense words, bad habit, dog barks: Macaws aren t great talkers in general, no matter what sex. With birds overall, males are usually more vocal and prone to use words when we re talking about parrots; however, as mentioned, macaws aren t the best conversationalists. The funny thing...

Parrots: human mate, pupil dilation, courtship behaviors
pupil dilation, courtship behaviors, female mate: Hi, Steph, As far as your bird is concerned, you are his mate! You are his companion. Most of these behaviors are courtship/mating behaviors. It s that time of year when parrots are hormonal (breeding season). All you can do as far as the bird mating...

Parrots: Indian Ringneck loves me too much, indian ringneck parakeet, sweet bird
indian ringneck parakeet, sweet bird, dear life: If you add another bird you ll likely lose the ability to interact substantially at all. A bird will bond with another bird and they ll both tend to exclude you from their group. Regurgitating isn t unusual. Discourage it by quickly changing whatever...

Parrots: Indian Ringneck Parakeets, indian ringneck parakeets, ringneck parakeet
indian ringneck parakeets, ringneck parakeet, species of parrots: Hi, Dori, I d say no about the aggressive behavior. If the male wanted to mate with his female, he wouldn t have been aggressive toward her. A precursor to mating is usually the male feeding his mate beak-to-beak and otherwise loving behavior toward...

Parrots: Introducing a Grey to a new cage, new cage, praise praise praise
new cage, praise praise praise, future resident: You re doing a great job Gus! Forgive me for reiterating some of the things you ve already tried, but I ll post my entire instruction here: Moving a bird into a new cage can sometimes be very difficult when the bird is frightened. One of our residents...

Parrots: indian ringed neck behaviour, toys company, nesting place
toys company, nesting place, irn: Hi, Nicola, Your IRN is looking for a nesting place. She may lay infertile eggs (unless she has a mate and they have mated, in which case the eggs would be fertile). If she lays infertile eggs, just leave them where she has laid them and allow her to...

Parrots: indian ringneck, bird flu precautions, indian ringneck
bird flu precautions, indian ringneck, questionable area: Australia is relatively safe so far; in fact, the whole epidemic seems to be self-controlling itself, although the CDC (centers for disease control) are preparing for it if it spreads more readily from bird to human. So far the relatively few human cases...

Parrots: Jenday Conure behaviour, vet asap, vet visit
vet asap, vet visit, speedy reply: Once again you re making very intelligent choices by not listening to advice that your own instincts indicate is wrong. Withholding food from a bird to force pellets is only going to raise the threat of illness and weakness in the bird. Copy and paste this...

Parrots: Keeps eyes closed, green cheek conure, avian vet
green cheek conure, avian vet, question pool: Hi, Lori, The expert you sent your original post to could not answer for some reason. I picked your post up from the question pool this morning. Was the vet you took your bird to a certified avian vet? A regular cat/dog vet isn t trained in dealing...

Parrots: Lead poisoning in my umbrella cockatoo, association of avian veterinarians, avian veterinarian
association of avian veterinarians, avian veterinarian, avian vet: Hi, Andrea, I m sorry to hear about your Too. Your bird needs a certified avian veterinarian ASAP. Can you find one locally via your phone book? You want an exotic animal vet...one that treats aves, reptiles, etc. If you can find any parrot breeders...

Parrots: Lost Louie, flight feathers, cheeked conure
flight feathers, cheeked conure, friend louie: Hi, Megan, I m sorry about your loss. Keeping flight feathers clipped is one way to prevent this from happening. If you think he is still in the area, try setting his cage outside in the yard and call for him. You may want to place an extra cage with...

Parrots: Lovebird having difficulty flying, flight feathers, egg binding
flight feathers, egg binding, blood chemistry: There is no doubt that requires a trip to a vet who knows birds. Sometimes a problem with egg binding can press on the nerves and cause a paralyzation (partial or total) and although it usually involves the feet, sometimes it might involve the wings. ...

Parrots: Can Lovebirds sit (brood) on Quaker eggs, quaker chicks, 2 eggs
quaker chicks, 2 eggs, brooder: Hi John, There s possibly a reason your Quakers won t/don t want to sit on the eggs other than inexperience? Are the eggs even fertile? If the eggs have not been brooded at all for 48 hours or so, theres a good chance that if fertile, the chicks will...

Parrots: layering beak, psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease
psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease, jenday conure: Most birds will maintain the shape and health of their beaks by rubbing them on appropriate surfaces. For parrot species - providing a cuttlebone, manu block or other calcium mineral block for this purpose is essential. Not just for the beak health, but to...

Parrots: laying egg, poor muscle tone, egg binding
poor muscle tone, egg binding, avian specialist: Egg binding is when an egg doesnít exit the female bird. Dystocia is the obstruction of oviposition or cloacal function because of the egg in the distal oviduct. If any owner suspects their female bird is egg-bound, getting her to a doctor who is experienced...

Parrots: macaw, fruits vegetables, excessive fluid
fruits vegetables, excessive fluid, pellets: The color will often depend on what foods the bird eats. If they re eating mostly seed, droppings are usually bright green. If on pellets they re usually a duller green - although could take on the color of the pellets or the one they seem to eat more...

Parrots: macaw, birds feet, shirt sleeves
birds feet, shirt sleeves, sense of security: Parrots love our company, despite how it may seem otherwise. Their biting is quite often just a show of attention, an interaction that s normal for them and would be well received by another bird of their species. When the biting happens, stop everything....

Parrots: moustache parrots, set ups, moist air
set ups, moist air, new bird: Good question! Parrots do have a scent to them, especially when they need a bath, shower or misting, but it s always there to some degree. I love the scent. I think it smells a little nutty and musky. Others don t care for it at all, finding it smells...

Parrots: OLD AMAZON PARROT, yellow naped amazon parrot, yellow naped amazon
yellow naped amazon parrot, yellow naped amazon, talking bird: Hi, Barbara, Is your bird overweight? Amazons are very prone to obesity. If your bird is too heavy, it will not be able to fly. This would also explain the heavy breathing, as well as the bird going right to the floor when he stumbles off his perch or...

Parrots: Too old?, pearl cockatiel, instinctive behavior
pearl cockatiel, instinctive behavior, hormonal activity: Hi, Sarah, Two years old is an ideal age to start allowing your tiel to breed. They should be this old before they start. It s not breeding them that makes them mean, it s the fact that birds prefer other birds to humans. In other words, a bird would...

Parrots: Parakeet, cage mate, avian vet
cage mate, avian vet, tail feathers: Hi Clint, Well, spring is here and that usually means moulting feathers. But birds are built to lose their feathers gradually as to not interrupt the ability of flight. There could be a few possibilities going on with your little budgie. Either he s...

Parrots: Parrotlets, pin feathers, nocturnal birds
pin feathers, nocturnal birds, tame bird: Hi, Sheri, I d really need to see a photo of your bird. Obviously the bird is molting if she has pin feathers on her head....this could be the reason. She could have a vitamin/mineral deficiency, is she on a poor diet (all-seed is a poor diet), is she...

Parrots: parents plucking babies, sweet birds, bald patches
sweet birds, bald patches, garden blend: Hi, Rachelle, Based on your post, I would remove these hatchlings right away and start handfeeding them. The parents are doing this to the babies and it might result in them injuring the babies or even killing them. The parents might just be overpreening...

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

Parrots: parrot egg hatching, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: The size the egg comes out is the size it stays. If you notice the birds taking turns sitting on this egg and nurturing it, there s a slight chance it might hatch, but they really need the more ideal environment of a nest box and proper nesting materials....

Parrots: my parrots beak, dark leafy greens, upper beak
dark leafy greens, upper beak, mineral blocks: A chip may be the result of over-enthusiasm when biting on a toy or piece of wood, but still, it s not exactly a good sign. There may be nutritional defiency in the overall diet - so make sure to keep up the higher calcium foods like dark leafy greens and...

Parrots: pink eye, vet assistant, store clerks
vet assistant, store clerks, pink eye: Usually it s the other way around with the bacteria causing conjunctivitis in parrots being transferable to humans, but it depends on the exact cause. If the eye infection is viral, it s probably not zoonotic to either human or bird; however, if it s...

Parrots: pulling feathers, flight feathers, tail feathers
flight feathers, tail feathers, homing pigeons: Hi, Rachel, I m not convinced that her clumsiness is from lack of some tail feathers and flight feathers on one side. The most this might cause is her inability to fly straight and maneuver while in flight. It may make her a little unstable to not have...

Parrots: My Quack, bird care, old bird
bird care, old bird, left leg: What an attentive and responsible caregiver you are! Good job! You might be seeing a regular molt (this is the time of year for it), but yes, you should be particularly aware of how this progresses. If the feather loss continues and you don t see...

Parrots: quaker parrots, quaker parrots, annoying sound
quaker parrots, annoying sound, cockatiel: Sometimes when things like this start they just snowball until everyone s miserable. When your buddy starts screaming, you probably react - which to a bird is great flock communication - so it reinforces the screaming, which makes you react even more and...

Parrots: Red Bellied Parrot losing feathers around eyes, pin feathers, down feathers
pin feathers, down feathers, irritated eye: I think you re doing a fantastic job so far and if I could give you an award I would! You actually cared enough to bring your little one to a vet and you did the right thing, something far too many people hesitate to do these days. You spent that money...

Parrots: Redness around macaws nostril, blue gold macaw, water consumption
blue gold macaw, water consumption, nares: It s very possible he s having some irritation as the result of an allergy. Macaws are one of the most allergic exotics in human care. Oddly, to a degree, they re allergic to themselves and their sneezing increases during molts. It s not unusual to find...

Parrots: Ringneck and African grey, green cheek conure, nanday conure
green cheek conure, nanday conure, indian ringneck: My first thought would be another Ringneck - however there is no guarantee there either. Maybe a conure of some sort, but again - no guarantees. No matter what you may bring home - it s going to be a trial period situation and you must be prepared/ok with...

Parrots: Rose Ringed Parrot's Health, vitamin a deficiency, parrot species
vitamin a deficiency, parrot species, grapefruit seed: Thank you for your nice comments. Pomagranate seeds are fine Don t forget that many birds get a large amount of their hydration from fruits. Be generous with melons, pineapple, oranges, lemons, limes and anything else with good water content (never...

Parrots: my ringneck eggs, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: Egg laying is not healthy and shouldnít be ignored. All steps you can take to stop this behavior should be taken and right away. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about this problem and how to help...

Parrots: Single Blue & Gold Macaw laying eggs, national cockatiel society, avian specialist
national cockatiel society, avian specialist, calcium absorption: You re right to want to stop this, but you re also doing a wonderful job with her in that this is the only time it s happened. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about this problem and how to help your...

Parrots: Stressed Amazon, wing feathers, vets office
wing feathers, vets office, amazon: I m so sorry you had such a bad experience. You were doing the right thing and it s unfortunate that this happened. Your companion will trust you again, although yes, it s going to take a lot of patience on your part and some extra effort. I don t think...

Parrots: Sun Conure, sun conure, record labels
sun conure, record labels, conures: Not all birds are talkers, even though they have the capabilities. Not all humans who are artistically inclined are famous; not all musicians are on record labels. One of the sweetest little conures I know doesn t say a word, but there s no doubt about...

Parrots: Sun Conure beek peeling, sun conure, fresh veggies
sun conure, fresh veggies, set ups: The bottled water is fine, but you shouldn t need the iodine. You re right about sunflower seeds being junk food, I don t even allow them as treats with our rescues and permanent in house residents. Now, hopefully this will put your mind at ease: Beak...

Parrots: Sun Conure Sniffling?, sun conures, sun conure
sun conures, sun conure, kiss sound: hi. thanks for your question. i am glad to hear that they are not showing any outward signs right now that they are ill however as you may know, birds usually do not show outward signs of illness until they are very sick. this is an adaptive behavior that...

Parrots: my senegal doesnt talk, severe macaw, human language
severe macaw, human language, body language: It s hard to know for sure whether one day Petey will decide he has something to say, but as you ve learned already, it doesn t really matter. The two of you still know what each other are saying, needing and meaning. I ve got a Severe Macaw who seems...

Parrots: sick weiro, incomplete hand, diarhea
incomplete hand, diarhea, little numbers: Depending on the cause of the diarrhea, it may be something you can pick up, although it s not likely to be transferred through a bite. It s more likely transferred through direct contact with the stools and incomplete hand washing afterward. If the...

Parrots: splayed legs in a baby lovebird, bird vet, plastic syringe
bird vet, plastic syringe, avian vet: Hi, Sharmie, I hate to say it, but I think it s too late. Splay leg correction has to occur before the baby is about 2 weeks old. You should consult with an avian veterinarian, but I haven t read or heard of any progress in this area. The cartledge/bone...

Parrots: Are stuffed toys safe?, yellow nape amazon, safe toys
yellow nape amazon, safe toys, hatchlings: Hi, Nicole, If this baby is able to tear up any toys, do not allow her/him to have these toys. I mean it s OK for them to tear up things when they are older...this is exactly what amazons (and big birds do)...they love to destroy things they can destroy....

Parrots: sun conure feathers, sun conure, wing feathers
sun conure, wing feathers, broken feather: Is there any possibility she s flapping and damaging them in or on her cage/environment? If there is no outside cause, I m afraid it s very likely nutritional - which isn t as bad as if it were a disease. Still, you should probably have her checked....

Parrots: Taking my Senegal Parrot outside, flight suits, sudden noise
flight suits, sudden noise, local shop: It s wonderful that you re so involved with Alfie that you take him out and I m very happy to learn that you keep him clipped so he can t get any lift or distance. For longer walks though, please consider a harness for him (check online for parrot flight...

Parrots: Timneh African Grey picking/trimming feathers, timneh african grey, hearty appetite
timneh african grey, hearty appetite, fresh veggies: I m a bit indulgent of my birds and the other rescues I take, which includes hand feeding, sometimes too long. It s difficult to wean a second time, but you can do it and make sure you don t have to do it a 3rd time. Offer him some of his mush from...

Parrots: Tough start with new budgie, lucky bird, intestinal infection
lucky bird, intestinal infection, baytril: The best way is to start at the beginning. I have to respect that you went the extra mile right from day one with this lucky bird. You re teaching your daughter a remarkable lesson about valuing life and I m honored to know you. Approach the cage when...

Parrots: My terrible mistake!, young chick, baby sun
young chick, baby sun, sun conure: Limiting feeding in a very young chick doesn t accomplish anything but causing a nutritional deficiency and a host of other, related problems as a result. If this baby is closer to the 7 week age though, you should be able to wean pretty soon. ...

Parrots: weiros, parasite infection, avian vet
parasite infection, avian vet, care situation: If you re sure it s blood and not the result of a food she s eaten - it s an urgent care situation. She may be egg bound and this can be life threatening in a very short time. Please get her to a vet who knows birds (it doesn t have to be an avian...

Parrots: Yellow Headed Amazon, diplomate abvp, mature bird
diplomate abvp, mature bird, mating behavior: One popular question is from people who have never seen a sexually mature bird begin mating behavior. Some of these signs are first noted by a change of mood, becoming more nippy, protective of their territory (cage), less vocalizations (or more) and possibly...

Parrots: African Grey Beak, psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease
psittacine beak and feather disease, beak and feather disease, mineral deficiencies: Symptoms like you describe, including an overgrown, misaligned or twisted beak commonly occurs when thereís presence of malnutrition as the result of a largely seed only diet. Often there is also liver disease as a result so this something you shouldnít...

Parrots: African Grey CONGO and TIMNEH, african grey parrots, african grey congo
african grey parrots, african grey congo, bird kingdom: I strongly suggest housing them separately. There are two main reasons for this: 1. By not physically interacting with each other, they are more likely to remain bonded to you and choosing to interact better with you. 2. There will be a much lower incident...

Parrots: affrican grey, fresh fruits vegetables, fatty liver disease
fresh fruits vegetables, fatty liver disease, true birds: I wish I could say yes , but birds aren t like people and don t react to depressing weather with mood swings. When a bird acts off for a day, as long as they re still eating, drinking and making normal droppings, it s ok to watch carefully. If that acting...

Parrots: african grey lovey, rice socks, ill chances
rice socks, ill chances, sleeping during the day: By the time a bird is noticeably ill, chances are that the problem has been brewing for some time. Birds are among the most masterful at hiding illness, weakness or injury because just one mistake in the wild and their life could be over. If your bird...

Parrots: very aggresive behavior, species of birds, african grey
species of birds, african grey, several species: Would you call a 13 year old human older ? Or would still feel that they re being shaped and learning? In fact, isn t everyone always learning and changing? Since this grey will live to be 60-70 years old, 13 isn t old by any means is it? ...

Parrots: alexandrian parakeet, mite infestations, companion birds
mite infestations, companion birds, behavior problem: You might be surprised to learn that whatever you ve used for mites could have made a simple condition worse. Those products really should be banned, but there are so few controls to protect our pets, especially birds. There are several kinds of mites...

Parrots: amazon, with cyst like bump, blood chemistries, left nostril
blood chemistries, left nostril, feathered friends: Because of the rather high incidence of malignancies, the very moment an owner notices a lump or bump itís important to have it checked out. Even though a tumor may appear on the outside of the body itís quite often because of an inside condition. ...

Parrots: B&G Macaw, rope perch, enthusiastic praise
rope perch, enthusiastic praise, parrot care: Absolutely! Be very careful about how you introduce water though because if you frighten your companion it can take a very long time to change things around. You might want to install a hanging rope perch from the top/ceiling of your shower if it s possible...

Parrots: MY BIRD HAD 3 EGGS, avian vet, avian specialist
avian vet, avian specialist, good sources of calcium: The odor may very well be that the eggs are spoiling. If you can find similar sized eggs in a craft store such as Michaels (they ll be made of wood, not painted), replace the ones she s sitting on in order to keep her less prone to laying more. Egg...

Parrots: blue fronted amazon, fresh fruits vegetables, old wives tales
fresh fruits vegetables, old wives tales, amazon parrot: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, itís sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: Cockatiel's wing problems, vet visit, seed diet
vet visit, seed diet, xanthomas: Xanthomas must be suspected when the skin is dimpled, thickened (as with many of the other conditions) and a yellow-orange color. Xanthomas are fats and cholesterol, usually effecting the breast, thighs and tips of the wings. If your bird is on a predominantly...

Parrots: cockatiel birds, cockatiel birds, questioners
cockatiel birds, questioners, hi thanks: hi. thanks for your question. i am assuming that you are talking about a fertilized egg. the eggs that solitary females lay will not hatch because they are not fertilized ( i am sorry if i am stating the obvious to you however some questioners do not realize...

Parrots: cockatiel help, rope perch, wood perch
rope perch, wood perch, eclectus: There are a lot of factors involved in successful taming of a bird (of the pet variety). Iíve worked predominantly with all varieties of macaws and eclectus, but also raptors (hawks, owls, etc) of all sizes. The most important thing you need to arm yourself...

Parrots: Deciding on WHICH bird, indian ringneck, two birds
indian ringneck, two birds, first bird: My very favorite first bird would be a cockatiel! Maybe not as dramatic looking as a ringneck or Alexandrine, but hardy, happy and so darn full of devotion they are amazing. Males are excellent talkers and females, though not much for words, are quite remarkable...

Parrots: dead parrots, outdoor aviary, cheek conure
outdoor aviary, cheek conure, dead parrots: hi. thanks for your question. i am so sorry to hear that this has happened. it is always a shame and very sad to lose a bird, especially in such a violent manner. i am assuming that you have the birds in some type of outdoor aviary since you mentioned multiple...

Parrots: dove with unfertile eggs, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: Good question Mary Grace. Yes, you can crush it and spread it around the ground/bottom, add some to their food and clip a piece near where they perch. To crush cuttlebone, wrap it in several layers of newspaper (preferably without colored print) and...

Parrots: egg laying, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: Yes, she needs to have more calcium in her diet. Provide plenty of fresh cuttlebone and if necessary, scrape a little into her regular food as long as it doesn t put her off. Never add anything to water though. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian...

Parrots: Full crop, impaction, hard as a rock
impaction, hard as a rock, fungal infection: This sounds like a crop impaction or crop stasis. Not good either way. One of the biggest threats from this is dehydration. You need to get your bird seen by a vet, soon. I wouldn t delay it if this were my companion. Causes could be anything...

Parrots: Quaker parrot, parrots, pellets
Parrots: Quaker parrot, parrots, pellets, quaker

Parrots: what to feed CAG baby, seed diet, gram scale
seed diet, gram scale, stressful event: When itís time to wean a bird itís a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. Decreasing the Ďbaby foodí while increasing the pellet formula (strongly suggested as opposed to an all seed diet, which is not natural for a macaw) and trying...

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

Parrots: food, old wives tales, harmony animal hospital
old wives tales, harmony animal hospital, hook bills: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, itís sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: full flight, wing macaw, foot ceilings
wing macaw, foot ceilings, outdoor time: My birds are all clipped. There s just too much potential for mistakes or accidents if they re not. Just enough of a clipping so they can t get any lift or real distance; but not so much so that they flop onto the ground if startled off their perch. ...

Parrots: GREY LAYED EGGS, national cockatiel society, avian specialist
national cockatiel society, avian specialist, good sources of calcium: Though it would make for an interesting combo, a macaw and a grey cannot produce offspring. This isn t to say your grey and one of the macaws didn t go through the motions. I ve seen little parakeets attempt mating with much larger birds, which can be...

Parrots: Green Winged Macaw Stool/Sexing, pasta noodles, vet visit
pasta noodles, vet visit, blood feather: One day of abnormal droppings (usually appearing too loose or liquid) is not typically an emergency. As long as the bird is still eating, drinking and acting normally, thereís no change in vocalizations, there is no feather fluffing (looking bigger), staying...

Parrots: help!, blue and gold macaw, scarlet macaw
blue and gold macaw, scarlet macaw, 2 eggs: If they ve bonded before and you ve seen them mating, there s a possibility the eggs will be viable. The only problem is the nesting environment may not be good. Macaws usually need a nest box (which won t be sold at most pet stores). This should be 3x...

Parrots: help me............my budgies, baby budgies, baby parrots
baby budgies, baby parrots, question pool: Hi, Saad, For some reason, the person you sent your original request to could not answer. I picked your question up in the question pool. I m not sure I understand your questions, but will try to answer. Are you saying one of the baby budgies was killed...

Parrots: I hope you can HELP!!, egg binding, vent area
egg binding, vent area, avian specialist: Egg binding is when an egg doesnít exit the female bird. Dystocia is the obstruction of oviposition or cloacal function because of the egg in the distal oviduct. If you even suspect that your hen (female bird) is egg-bound, getting her to a doctor who is...

Parrots: Lovebirds, mite infestations, companion birds
mite infestations, companion birds, skin lesion: If it s got feathers, it s my area of expertise. I specialize in macaws, but I ve cared for everything from raptors (meat eating birds) to a rainbow of parrot species. There are several kinds of mites (and lice) that may infect our companion birds and...

Parrots: Lovebirds, lovebirds, colouring
lovebirds, colouring, copy and paste: http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2007-02-10-lovebirds/ Copy and paste the above link into your address bar. It should help you identify the species. Do the same with the link below for more about breeding http://www.parrotparrot.com/lovebirds/breeding.htm...

Parrots: Lovebirds which lost his partner, self mutilation, new birds
self mutilation, new birds, male bird: When a new bird is brought into an established flock environment, even if itís just you and one other feathered friend, there can be what we humans perceive as Ďjealousyí. A new bird needs to be isolated out of the same air space as your established...

Parrots: lovebird health issue, peach faced lovebird, dangerous pesticides
peach faced lovebird, dangerous pesticides, grains of sand: One of the first thing an owner tends to suspect when their bird is plucking is that thereís ďmitesĒ. In fact, pet stores sell so-called ďmite protectorsĒ which Iíll say right now are among the worst wastes of money for birds that can be. Mites are ďEctoparasitesĒ...

Parrots: Macaw pecking, male birds, sign of affection
male birds, sign of affection, beaking: You were clear and I apologize for not being more brief. You see, I encourage people to touch the bird s beak and teach them how much pressure is acceptable for humans. Of course i m in the business of rescue and behavior modifications so many of our birds...

Parrots: why my macaw is screaming only at the night?, severe macaw, bird screams
severe macaw, bird screams, flock: I can t imagine why the breeder suggests not covering the cage at night. That s generally recommended by all professionals. You might want to try a separate nighttime cage (I do this with all of mine). The reason your bird screams is because it...

Parrots: Should you mate your single lovebird?, fresh fruits vegetables, egg layer
fresh fruits vegetables, egg layer, devils advocate: Before you undertake breeding any bird for the first time, let me try to play devilís advocate with what you need to be prepared for ok? A female bird who is mating (along with many who arenít paired up) will be egg laying and when a bird is laying,...

Parrots: meeting, perches, birds
perches, birds: A set up of free perches is an option you might want to try. They need out of cage time every day - and this can be your opportunity. Take a look at how we set this up for our birds by visiting www.4AnimalCare.org and click the bird tab...

Parrots: mxing birds, mini macaw, outdoor aviary
mini macaw, outdoor aviary, ground feeder: A popular question I get is whether or not two birds can share the same cage. Often the questioner is asking about two different species of birds, like a cockatiel and a parakeet, or a larger macaw with a mini-macaw, just about any combination of birds you...

Parrots: New Sun Conure, new companion, sun conure
new companion, sun conure, new sun: When a bird is new to a home you have to be very patient and very careful. It s easy to let them get the upper hand and end up never coming out of their cage (which is cage bound ) or even end up with a problem biter and screamer if the right input isn...

Parrots: My New Sun Conure, sun conures, mischief maker
sun conures, mischief maker, world of birds: hi. thanks for your question. congrats on your new baby and kudos to you for choosing to adopt! also, sorry to hear about the loss of your cockatiel. as you will find, sun conures are super mischievous and very clownish so it appears you have chosen a...

Parrots: Parrolet picking her feathers, full spectrum bulbs, head feathers
full spectrum bulbs, head feathers, 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: Peachefaces, human companionship, captive birds
human companionship, captive birds, lovebird eggs: hi. thanks for your question. generally, lovebird eggs hatch in about 3-4 weeks (about 25 days or so). this is very soon!!! this is assuming that the parents are sitting on the eggs and keeping them warm. if not, they may never hatch. also, you may find...

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

Parrots: parrot egg hatching, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: The size the egg comes out is the size it stays. If you notice the birds taking turns sitting on this egg and nurturing it, there s a slight chance it might hatch, but they really need the more ideal environment of a nest box and proper nesting materials....

Parrots: my parrotlet biting me & very aggressive at times, fred flintstone, parrotlet
fred flintstone, parrotlet, eclectus: Parrots love our company, despite how it may seem otherwise. Their biting is quite often actually Ďbeakingí, a way that they show of attention, an interaction that s normal for them and would be well received by another bird of their species. In order...

Parrots: my parrots beak, dark leafy greens, upper beak
dark leafy greens, upper beak, mineral blocks: A chip may be the result of over-enthusiasm when biting on a toy or piece of wood, but still, it s not exactly a good sign. There may be nutritional defiency in the overall diet - so make sure to keep up the higher calcium foods like dark leafy greens and...

Parrots: pet parakeet, pet parakeet, wheris
pet parakeet, wheris, attention of children: Yes, they need to be removed from the classroom - the stress of the attention of children could contribute to all sorts of problems. Thereís more about general breeding here: http://www.parrotsperch.com/breed.htm You also have to watch for aggression...

Parrots: plum headed, american cockatiel society, old wives tales
american cockatiel society, old wives tales, harmony animal hospital: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, itís sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: Quaker parrot, fatty liver disease, quaker parrot
fatty liver disease, quaker parrot, blood chemistries: As unusual as it may sound, when a bird loses itís balance, it could be the result of an internal problem. Letís go over a few of the more common: Sometimes a tumor on the kidney will not appear on the outside of the body, but other symptoms such as...

Parrots: my quaker passed away, wheat thins, 6th day
wheat thins, 6th day, broken heart: Hi, Casey, I m so sorry for your loss. Your little quaker could have died as a result of many things. He could have had a heart attack, stroke, something else going on inside you knew nothing about (cancer, fatty liver, etc.). It could have been stress...

Parrots: quaker wont talk, remarkable personalities, different languages
remarkable personalities, different languages, quaker: Sometimes a bird just doesn t talk. I often don t really notice because they still have their own remarkable personalities and I have no doubts what they want and feel . It s like we both speak different languages, but can completely understand each other...

Parrots: Ring Neck Parrot, ring neck parrot, store clerks
ring neck parrot, store clerks, vet techs: Most importantly, stop putting anything in the water and never, not ever, trust your bird s life to a pet store worker again. ALL professionals in bird care will tell you that adding anything to a bird s water may create some severe problems that could...

Parrots: Ringneck, candida albicans, tolerable levels
candida albicans, tolerable levels, dangerous behavior: I m so glad you mentioned this and have time to change one very dangerous behavior: Feeding a bird from your mouth can cause two very dangerous and perhaps life threatening things to happen. First, you can pass a variety of bacteria or fungus to your bird...

Parrots: Ro-Ro is fluffed Out!, first few days, macaw
first few days, macaw, happy home: Let s see what we can do for this lucky, rescued macaw. Given that there s another 50+ years ahead of him/her, you ve got plenty of time to reassure him (?) of your gentle intentions. The first thing you MUST do is establish a vet for any/all future...

Parrots: RUNNY NOSED PARROT, amazon parrot, bird vet
amazon parrot, bird vet, nares nostrils: There are quite a few possible causes of sneezing with a bird. Rhinitis (inflammation of the nares/nostrils). There would likely be a nasal discharge involved that may be clear, cloudy or yellowish; thick or thin. The underlying cause may be anything...

Parrots: ring-neck parakeet, ring neck parakeet, rope perch
ring neck parakeet, rope perch, wood perch: The only way to really know the sex of these birds is to have a DNA/genetic blood test. It s not very expensive, but your vet needs to do it by clipping a toenail and getting a blood sample to send off. They are known as a very nice, intelligent parrot....

Parrots: Senegal behavior, eggs and chicks, avian vet
eggs and chicks, avian vet, female birds: Stoney could still be a he . Both parents will nurture the nest and care for the eggs and chicks, so perhaps Stoney is acting like a good dad. It could also be that Stoney has discovered this wooden ball can reach all the right places (for self stimulation)...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot, unweaned birds, pellet diet
unweaned birds, pellet diet, quality seeds: If your bird is eating other food as well as from the syringe, that s fine, but if it s only the syringe I m afraid you re not feeding it frequently enough. As you approach the baby with the food, they will often instinctively open their mouths for feeding...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot - Behaviour, long periods of time, parrot behaviour
long periods of time, parrot behaviour, hand fed: Though there might be nothing more to it than his routine was disturbed when you stayed home (even something positive can be disruptive) - I d put off the wing clipping and perhaps have a vet check up for an overall physical instead. You might also want...

Parrots: SICK MCCAW, blue and gold mccaw, pressure behind the eyes
blue and gold mccaw, pressure behind the eyes, seed diet: This sounds like the result of an all seed - or mostly seed diet. Tumors develop and often press on the nerves to the feet and can also spread to include pressure behind the eyes enough to cause the other symptoms you re describing. I m not sure...

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

Parrots: Sudden Conure death, green cheeked conure, liver count
green cheeked conure, liver count, pet store owners: hi. thank you for your question. i am very sorry to hear about your loss, it is so sad to hear about how sick your conure was and how much she must have suffered. it also must have been very difficult for you (emotionally and financially) however i applaud...

Parrots: My Sun Conure bites, sun conure, blood feather
sun conure, blood feather, genetic diseases: I m glad you want to do the right thing. Pedro should be vet checked to establish a baseline for future care. This is very important to be sure he s healthy and not carrying any disease that isn t showing right now, but could become a problem later. ...

Parrots: senegal parrot sounds, cluck cluck, senegal parrot
cluck cluck, senegal parrot, parrot behavior: Every noise you ve described are perfectly normal and common. His morning noise is his way of greeting you - if you use a common phrase in response he might start using the words back to you. Just keep it up and always use the same words. The tail fluttering...

Parrots: sick bird, african lovebirds, veterinarian asap
african lovebirds, veterinarian asap, bird vet: Hi, Sarah, Your bird needs to be seen by a certified avian veterinarian ASAP. This bird is sick, needs medicine, and may not survive without avian vet intervention right away (as in today or tomorrow at the latest). When a bird is sick like this, they...

Parrots: small "bump" on Greenwing Macaw Face..., fatty liver disease, ulcerative dermatitis
fatty liver disease, ulcerative dermatitis, skin lesion: If there is swelling and oozing, a welt-like skin lesion or several, Ulcerative Dermatitis needs to be considered. This usually results from an injury to the skin that infect with bacteria or fungus; or it could be from another underlying condition like...

Parrots: training an alexandrian parrot, eclectus, hapy
eclectus, hapy, day before yesterday: A bird of any age can be trained as long as it s doing what it wants to do. That s the trick. A bird needs to be convinced it wants to cooperate and be loving, which you can do if you respect the times it chooses not to. If you try to force training,...

Parrots: Virgil---What Happened?, bird vet, bad directions
bird vet, bad directions, parrotlet: I am so very sorry for your loss. What you just went through is a terrible, heart breaking event and it s true that there is not likely anything anyone could have done. If Virgil was on a mostly seed diet, this type of thing may be associated with liver...

Parrots: vomiting and lethargy, mitred conure, internet magazines
mitred conure, internet magazines, nasty fall: Hi Silvie... Their little sweetie endured a traumatic injury. It s normal for them to not feel well and be lethargic and sleepy. He s likely in a lot of pain if he s broken or sprained his foot. Did the vet give any medications for pain? Metacam is a...

Parrots: Weiro, dark leafy greens, food colorings
dark leafy greens, food colorings, pelleted diets: All bird droppings are made up of three parts: Faeces (feces), the solid, central part which can vary in color depending on the food the bird eats. Urates, the next layer of the ring, which can be cloudy-clear or with shades of white, yellows and greens,...

Parrots: weiro diet, american cockatiel society, old wives tales
american cockatiel society, old wives tales, harmony animal hospital: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, itís sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: Alexandrine Parrot, shred paper, countless birds
shred paper, countless birds, female birds: hi. thanks for your question. the only way to know for sure if your bird is a male or female is to have it DNA sexed. this requires a very small sample of the bird s blood and a lab test. many breeders/sellers will assure you that a bird has been sexed...

Parrots: adolescent congo african grey problems, congo african grey, bird pellets
congo african grey, bird pellets, acts of aggression: I understand your concerns, but let s be objective. Is what you ve been doing working? Since it s not getting any better, changing your behavior may be what changes his. I ve turned some real problem birds around in 8 days. I was just as surprised...

Parrots: african grey parrot always bites, african grey parrot, mating behavior
african grey parrot, mating behavior, cool spot: Frustrating isn t it? When it comes to this very intelligent and interactive bird it s really upsetting when they don t give us a chance. A bird might regurgitate to a person, another bird or even an object, reflection, etc. to gain favor, to show submission,...

Parrots: african grey is preferring another family member, sun conure, parrot owners
sun conure, parrot owners, captive birds: hi. thanks for your question. birds in general usually choose one (sometimes two) humans that they prefer and can become aggressive with everyone else, including other household members. this is true for most parrots because they are flock animals...in...

Parrots: age of bird, cornmeal mush, baby parrot
cornmeal mush, baby parrot, large pupils: A photo might be very helpful. When it comes to knowing an approximate age, of course evaluating the feathering is one way, but also look at the eyes. A very young bird will have nearly black eyes (what looks like very large pupils). As the bird...

Parrots: B&G Macaw, bird vet, avian veterinarian
bird vet, avian veterinarian, question pool: Hi, Gayle, For some reason, the person you sent your original request to could not answer. I picked your question up in the question pool. I recommend you consult with a certified avian veterinarian. It could be many things, such as an ingrown feather/infected...

Parrots: Baby Quakers Weight, baby quakers, baby quaker
baby quakers, baby quaker, progressive chart: A (weaned) Quaker should weigh between 90 and 150 grams (gram scale is absolutely necesssary for bird weights). A baby Quaker will establish it s own weight when you first take it. What s more important is that you see regular gains toward that average...

Parrots: My Bird had a runny nose and Bright Green Pooh., yellow naped amazon, strain of bacteria
yellow naped amazon, strain of bacteria, humidifyer: It s never a good idea to treat something that s not diagnosed. That s one of the biggest problems I have with pet store products (not the vet s there, but the products sold on the shelves) is that they re generally treating a bacterial condition when it...

Parrots: Blue Front Female/Yellow Nape Male, blue and gold macaw, yashua messiah
blue and gold macaw, yashua messiah, yellow nape amazon: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind blessings and may God bless you and keep you and yours well in His spirit. Two Amazons of different colorations may mate successfully; just like most varieties of macaws can be hybridized. You do...

Parrots: Blue&Gold agresive by nature, tasty nuts, nature question
tasty nuts, nature question, gentle bird: In their natural habitat, most hookbills like macaws aren t big seed eaters. They will live on lots of nuts, fruits, greens and even small animals. We began feeding them a predominantly seed diet because it was easy and because we didn t know what we...

Parrots: Blue & Gold Macaw, gold macaw, kindest thing
gold macaw, kindest thing, swabbing: A stressor like this can change the behavior of a bird for a week or so. If she s not back to her old self at that 7 to 10 day mark, you might need to have her seen again. Stress can trigger other illnesses such as bacterial infections or even fungus/yeast...

Parrots: Blue and Gold Macaw, blue and gold macaw, indoor birds
blue and gold macaw, indoor birds, rainforest birds: Being tropical rainforest birds it s not suggested a macaw live for any amount of time in less than 72 degrees. Covering the cage will only help block drafts/breezes, it doesn t hold heat in unless there s a heat source to begin with. This is tricky...

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

Parrots: Blue and gold parrot, displacement reaction, long periods of time
displacement reaction, long periods of time, quik response: I m appreciative of your efforts for this very lucky bird. I ll do whatever I can to help. My site has details about how to start over with the taming , which is what I suggest you do. Start from scratch with him and really, don t try skipping a step...

Parrots: Bullying, quaker parrot, odd pair
quaker parrot, odd pair, tragic mistakes: It s not just personalities, it s species that don t always mix. Then you might see the most odd pair you can imagine. The thing is, it s not a good idea to allow your birds to touch and develop too close of a bond or they ll be far less likely to remain...

Parrots: b&g macaw, peanut butter sandwich, brazil nuts
peanut butter sandwich, brazil nuts, snack attack: The Tropican pellets right? Overall it sounds like she s ideally cared for. You re doing a very good job. I would probably increase nuts like cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts (peanuts should be last on the list, but a couple a day won t hurt)....

Parrots: baby cockatiel's beak problem, baby birds, lovely baby
baby birds, lovely baby, hand fed: I m VERY glad you asked this question. Take the bird to the vet who will be treating it in the future (like we need to find a pediatrician for our kids, we are responsible for a vet for our avians too). Beak deformities are not a normal part of their...

Parrots: My bird frequently bites, raine horne, little birds
raine horne, little birds, home cage: I just love tiels! If you listen really carefully when he (or she) opens their beak out of aggression you ll hear a slight hiss, like a cat or snake. These little birds are trying to be intimidating and I just find it adorable. Their little beaks can hurt...

Parrots: Cockatiel Eggs Hatching (RIGHT NOW), cockatiel eggs, greenish grey
cockatiel eggs, greenish grey, chirps: I m really sorry for your losses. It s heartbreaking to lose little ones like this. When it comes to knowing whether or not eggs are fertile, even candling is difficult when people don t do it all the time - so telling on sight isn t reliable. ...

Parrots: Cockatiel vs Rainbow Lorikeet, cockatiel owners, rainbow lorikeet
cockatiel owners, rainbow lorikeet, bird world: If I were to play favorites in the bird world, this bird would win every time. Although I love all of the hundreds of rescues my animal care org handles and I specialize in macaws, my first love was a Ďtiel and we currently have about 30 between two lifetime...

Parrots: Conure questions, calcium deficiencies, internet nonsense
calcium deficiencies, internet nonsense, loving birds: Absolutely nothing wrong with this. In fact, you re doing all the right things to keep him bonded to you, healthy and happy. These are very loving birds and they need the interaction, just like you re giving him, every day. It also sounds like his...

Parrots: Conures laying eggs, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: It s not unusual at all. Sometimes a female will go an entire lifetime without laying; others start at surprisingly odd times. Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to...

Parrots: my cocatiel's won' t sit on her egg, national cockatiel society, avian specialist
national cockatiel society, avian specialist, good sources of calcium: Don t blame yourself for this. Eggs outside of a nestbox with proper preparation don t usually make it. Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile...

Parrots: cockatiel wing bleeding, blood feathers, wing clipping
blood feathers, wing clipping, avian vet: You re absolutely right that he should be seen. Even though the bleeding may be from breaking blood feathers, you need to find out why it s happening so often. Once in a great while is an accident or something that happens, but repeatedly is of concern....

Parrots: cockatiels handfeeding, gram scale, nest box
gram scale, nest box, different times: You have a good idea and it shouldn t be a problem. Keep a close eye on everyone though and obviously be prepared to hand feed the little guy if necessary. Get regular weights on everyone (all the chicks) on a gram scale. Gains are looked for, staying...

Parrots: my conure, rice socks, sun conure
rice socks, sun conure, subtle signs: When your bird starts to act Ďoffí, chances are itís been ill for quite a lot longer than you imagine. Their natural, hard-wired instincts to hide illness/weakness overrides their bonding and trust in you every time. You see, in the wild a weak or ill bird...

Parrots: my conure, vet asap, sun conure
vet asap, sun conure, avian vet: hi and thanks for your question. i am not a veterinarian and i suggest that anytime someone has a concern about a sudden change in their parrots behavior that they take them to a vet (preferably an avian vet) without delay. reason being, a sudden onset...

Parrots: coprophagia, apple cider vinegar, eclectus diet
apple cider vinegar, eclectus diet, zinc toxicity: The major concern is bacteria that might be thriving in it, including: Chlamydia, mycobacteria, salmonella, pasteurella, yersinia and others. Tests should include sampling (and culture) of the nares (nostrils), oral cavity, cloaca, etc., but if the...

Parrots: Im taking your advice, green winged macaw, vet visits
green winged macaw, vet visits, check ups: Zahra, I think you should be a bird owner. I believe you are very responsible and loving, as proven by your asking this question and learning from the recommendations. All parrots can be very loud, but that doesn t mean they re loud all the time. ...

Parrots: double yellow headed amozon, aspiration pneumonia, baby chick
aspiration pneumonia, baby chick, amozon: Pulling a chick for hand feeding should be done only about 2-3 weeks before theyíll wean (which means you only have to provide about 2-3 feedings a day). Weaning ages vary depending on the type of bird. Amazons will wean at about 9-12 weeks, so pulling...

Parrots: Alexandrine Parrot, parrot book, shadow ring
Parrots: Alexandrine Parrot, parrot book, shadow ring, moult

Parrots: Blue and gold parrot, positive reinforcement, step at a time
Parrots: Blue and gold parrot, positive reinforcement, step at a time, friedman

Parrots: I am a new Green Cheek Conure owner...., cheeked conure, sweet little girl
Parrots: I am a new Green Cheek Conure owner...., cheeked conure, sweet little girl

Parrots: feather problem, indian ringneck parakeet, old wives tales
indian ringneck parakeet, old wives tales, companion birds: Now and then an owner might notice horizontal bars of dark grey or what looks like colorless areas across their birdís feathers. Sometimes there are more than one level of these bars (like stripes that go sideways). Itís during these times of feather...

Parrots: finger training, rope perch, wood perch
rope perch, wood perch, eclectus: There are a lot of factors involved in successful taming of a bird (of the pet variety). Iíve worked predominantly with all varieties of macaws and eclectus, but also raptors (hawks, owls, etc) of all sizes. The most important thing you need to arm yourself...

Parrots: fussy mccaw, american cockatiel society, old wives tales
american cockatiel society, old wives tales, wheat couscous: So much information is flooding the net these days about what to feed a companion bird, whether a budgie/parakeet, cockatiel or marvelous macaw, itís sometimes difficult to wade through the junk science, old wives tales, well meaning owner advice or just plain...

Parrots: greenwing macaw skin discoloration, fruits and vegetables, pellet food
fruits and vegetables, pellet food, emergency visit: It sounds like you ve got him on a good diet and I m very glad to hear that. I believe the birdy fruit loops are a pellet food right? At this point I would suspect that you re seeing some molting changes, but it s never a bad idea to have a hands...

Parrots: HELP!, bird vet, cat vet
bird vet, cat vet, avian veterinarian: Hi, Cristopher, Your bird is most likely sick. When they go to the cage bottom and remain puffed up, not eating, etc., this means they are too weak/too sick to perch. You need to get this bird to a certified avian veterinarian ASAP (call the vet today)....

Parrots: Help Me Keep Them :(, blood feathers, finger bones
blood feathers, finger bones, jenday: The solution will need some patience and an effort, but since without it the outcome will only get worse, it s worth it right? Look at it this way, if you arenít patient and push for immediate or Ďquickí results, you will fail and have an aggressive or...

Parrots: Introducing your grey baby to water/bath, baby greys, natural instinct
baby greys, natural instinct, question baby: hi. thanks for your question. baby greys are generally not weaned until about 12 weeks of age (to be on the safe side). you can usually begin introducing water to them about this time. don t worry about whether or not she will get used to bathing if...

Parrots: introducing a male amazon, blue gold macaw, yellow nape amazon
blue gold macaw, yellow nape amazon, severe macaw: A popular question I get is whether or not two birds can share the same cage. In my experience, I donít think hook bills (parrots) should share cages. The top reasons for this being that rarely is any cage big enough for two. Each bird should be...

Parrots: my jenday, baby rice cereal, seed diet
baby rice cereal, seed diet, grain varieties: When itís time to wean a bird itís a stressful event, often for both the bird and the human. You might want to spoon feed him once a day (preferably in the evening/late afternoon) with a mixture of all natural human baby food. Try sweet potatoes+chicken...

Parrots: Kakariki's, human ingenuity, willow branches
human ingenuity, willow branches, white vinegar: Trying to change the nature of the animal is impossible, of course; however, deterring them might just take some human ingenuity. Line the inside of the aviary with chicken wire (poultry fencing) that has been sprayed with a 1/2 and 1/2 combo of water...

Parrots: MY LOVEBIRD KIWI, full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation
full spectrum bulbs, parasite infestation, avian vet: Some birds start plucking because they have some sort of parasite infestation, either on them or in them. For this reason, you need to have a full medical eval by an experienced avian vet who knows what to check for. Yes, itís possible for one bird to...

Parrots: Lorikeet, rope perch, parrolet
rope perch, parrolet, wood perch: There are a lot of factors involved in successful taming of a bird (of the pet variety). Iíve worked predominantly with all varieties of macaws and eclectus, but also raptors (hawks, owls, etc) of all sizes. The most important thing you need to arm yourself...

Parrots: leg bands, blue fronted amazon, key west florida
blue fronted amazon, key west florida, band birds: Here are some examples that might help get you started: CAM828 A band like this would denote a California privately owned commercial import facility. The A = the quarantine station; the M = the first part of the birdís ID USDA owned quarantine...

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

Parrots: my lovebird, reply asap, egg binding
reply asap, egg binding, feaces: You re right to be concerned. Let s hope it s just a stress reaction from being lost and frightened. Some other possibilities are that he is a she and there could be egg binding or dystocia. The vet would have had to do an Xray to know for sure....

Parrots: my lovebirds, corn starch, plain flour
corn starch, plain flour, toe injuries: There are many causes of leg, foot or toe injuries in our birds and some can result in some devastating losses of part of the limb. Accidents happen. Whatís important is to address it quickly and properly. If thereís bleeding, stop it with a cold compress...

Parrots: lovebirds, blue gold macaw, severe macaw
blue gold macaw, severe macaw, loving companionship: A popular question I get is whether or not two birds can share the same cage. My personal experience would suggest not to house two birds in the same cage together. The top reasons for this being that rarely is any cage big enough for two. Each bird...

Parrots: mixing 2 breeds in one cage?, mini macaw, outdoor aviary
mini macaw, outdoor aviary, ground feeder: A popular question I get is whether or not two birds can share the same cage. Often the questioner is asking about two different species of birds, like a cockatiel and a parakeet, or a larger macaw with a mini-macaw, just about any combination of birds you...

Parrots: I am a new Green Cheek Conure owner...., pin feathers, solitary birds
pin feathers, solitary birds, cheek conure: hi. thanks for your question and congratulations on your new bird! it sounds to me like what you might be observing is the dander/flaking skin that occurs when a bird molts and grows new feathers. when a bird molts, she essentially sheds her old feathers....

Parrots: norty lorikeet, flight feathers, something to do with my hands
flight feathers, something to do with my hands, disciplinarian: What we need to do with this situation is re-set the relationship. What is happening is that you re not speaking Lorikeet and she s not understanding Human. Ignoring her for a few days isn t teaching her anything except that you aren t consistent....

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

Parrots: Picking out feather on the right side., african grey parrot, gram stains
african grey parrot, gram stains, avian vet: This sounds like a bird with over-enthusiastic molting going on. Since the feathers all come back in and are beautiful, it s not likely a parasite or other infection. You need to see a vet, at least to get a physical and a DNA check to know whether...

Parrots: parrot cacatua inguiry, parasite infestation, head feathers
parasite infestation, head feathers, 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: parrotlets, parrotlet, bird world
parrotlet, bird world, american idol: That is very well put. In a way you really do need an imagination to understand many birds; however, sometimes you just need to be listening :) Each bird, like people can be different, have unique abilities toward speech. Just watch American Idol and...

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

Parrots: pet health, bald patches, pet birds
bald patches, pet birds, sleep time: From what you re describing they re ok. I think you re seeing a normal, young bird preening. They often look like they re paying far too much attention to the feathers, but as long as they re not pulling them out or creating bald patches and as long as...

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

Parrots: Quaker Parrot, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, quaker parrot: Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile and will not hatch. Laying, in birds other than chickens and other food source poultry, is not healthy...

Parrots: Quaker Parrot named Cooper, quaker parrot, good relationship
quaker parrot, good relationship, birds: The question is, can he train YOU? Are you willing to learn from him? If you are, then yes, it s very possible to have an entirely good relationship with him and he may very well use words. I ve outlined a step by step about how to curb the biting and...

Parrots: my quaker layed an egg?, national cockatiel society, quaker parrot
national cockatiel society, quaker parrot, avian specialist: Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile and will not hatch. Even if you have a male and female, chances are that an egg laid outside of a nest box...

Parrots: Rainbow Lorikeet, rainbow lorikeet, renal adenocarcinoma
rainbow lorikeet, renal adenocarcinoma, left leg: Nothing beats a hands on exam of course, but for an additional suggestion for your vet to look into - Sometimes a tumor on the kidney with present with symptoms such as limping or even loss of use of a leg (or both) might occur. This happens when the tumor...

Parrots: Red Lored Parrot, red lored parrot, little chico
red lored parrot, little chico, club foot: Poor little Chico has just not had a very good start has he? You most certainly can help him become the bird he s meant to be, as long as you re patient! Take a look here for step by step (free and comprehensive) guidelines to follow. Then let...

Parrots: Rose Breasted Cockatoo, rose breasted cockatoo, personal quirks
rose breasted cockatoo, personal quirks, vet check: It s nice to hear from someone who cares this deeply. I commend you for this and hope you keep up the good work. Apparently little sounds like this are not unusual. My foster care home for toos reports at least a couple of snorters You ve got...

Parrots: Rozella feather plucking, 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! Some birds start plucking because they have some sort of parasite infestation,...

Parrots: returning love birds tocage, rope perch, wood perch
rope perch, wood perch, shoulder level: There are a lot of factors involved in successful taming of a bird (of the pet variety). Iíve worked predominantly with all varieties of macaws and eclectus, but also raptors (hawks, owls, etc) of all sizes. The most important thing you need to arm yourself...

Parrots: Senegal Parrot Adoption, parrot adoption, lifespans
parrot adoption, lifespans, initial visit: hi. thanks for your question and kudos for you to consider adopting a parrot. there are so many parrots in need of new homes and i am really happy when i hear that people out there are giving second, third, fourth chances to parrots in need of good homes!...

Parrots: Stressed Cockatoo; unsure what to do., umbrella cockatoo, mr abbott
umbrella cockatoo, mr abbott, african gray: Sometimes we can go for years with everything in harmony and working well, then, one mistake leads to one poor reaction and suddenly our bird isnít too sure of us. Birds donít usually get second chances in nature so if they have a close call or something...

Parrots: senegal parrot, repair effort, diging
repair effort, diging, shoulder level: Sometimes we can go for years with everything in harmony and working well, then, one mistake leads to one poor reaction and suddenly our bird isnít too sure of us. Birds donít usually get second chances in nature so if they have a close call or something...

Parrots: sick green cheeked conure, vet asap, avian vet
vet asap, avian vet, going to the bathroom: hi. thanks for your question. i am not a veterinarian and i suggest that anytime someone has a concern about a sudden change in their parrots behavior that they take them to a vet (preferably an avian vet) without delay. reason being, a sudden onset of...

Parrots: my sick parakeet, easy prey, dog colds
easy prey, dog colds, canine influenza: The virus you describe in your puppy won t cross species lines. For the most part you can t catch a virus from your pets (feathered or fur) and they can t catch it from you. Birds don t get dog colds and so on. This said, Chiquita has her own problem...

Parrots: soft shell egg, shell egg, calcium sources
shell egg, calcium sources, mix seeds: You re right, it sounds like a very good diet. Soft shells are usually indicative of a calcium deficiency, which could be the result of inadequate vitamin D (how much time is she allowed outside or exposed to unfiltered sunlight?). You see, D is necessary...

Parrots: sudden behavior change with our theraputic Congo Grey, congo grey, theraputic
congo grey, theraputic, cooh: Which state are you in? I bring my birds and two cats to care facilities, schools, shows, etc and to be honest, if I didn t volunteer the health certificates, I m doubtful most of these places would even ask for them. Who is doing the certifying?...

Parrots: my sun conure, national cockatiel society, avian vet
national cockatiel society, avian vet, avian specialist: You haven t mentioned whether or not she s been bred. Egg laying is something that every female bird can do without benefit of male birds. Of course eggs laid without a male to mate with are not fertile and will not hatch. Laying, in birds other than...

Parrots: sun conure age and behaviour, sun conure, seed diet
sun conure, seed diet, little sun: From your description this little one is still less than a year old. As he/she gets older you ll not only notice the plummage changing, but his eyes changing color - becoming less dark and having more color around the pupil. The pumping motion further...

Parrots: Taming a young cockatiel, cockatiel owners, paint products
cockatiel owners, paint products, decent air: How are you trying to touch him? If you are trying to pet him from above his eye level, his instincts kick in and perceive this as a predator. The stick training is something I ve found pretty typical of tiels. It s almost funny how many ways they...

Parrots: Training my weiro, minor miracles, pin point
minor miracles, pin point, body temperature: When it comes to teaching a bird to talk, itís important to start with a bird that actually has this capability. Then, donít bother with teaching tapes, Ďsecretí techniques or any of the other things out there promising to work minor miracles. All you...

Parrots: Traumatized Cockatiel, throat swab, natural yogurt
throat swab, natural yogurt, good bacteria: Many times when a bird goes through a stressful event, it may seem to act Ďoffí for a day to several days afterward. Iíve found this especially true in cockatiels, almost like their feelings are hurt for having to go through whatever it was they went through....

Parrots: Traveling with a lovebird, peachfaced lovebird, droplet of water
peachfaced lovebird, droplet of water, sized cage: Road Trips can be fun with preparation. You can either secure your bird in a travel carrier made for birds (which will have a perch firmly installed) or you can use a smaller, but still comfortable sized cage appropriate for your bird. The back seat...

Parrots: I think my lorikeet is sick??, rainbow lorikeet, yeast infection
rainbow lorikeet, yeast infection, bird lives: By the time a bird is noticeably ill, chances are that the problem has been brewing for some time. Birds are among the most masterful at hiding illness, weakness or injury because just one mistake in the wild and their life could be over. If your bird...

Parrots: Wood chewer, rainforest birds, little birds
rainforest birds, little birds, nature of the beast: I d keep the cage. Of course that s because I collect cages (not to use). By using a different cage and not letting your lovey continue to destroy it, you ll be respecting the value of the gift by preserving it. Find a wonderful place for it in your home...

Parrots: What do I do?, male bird, mate
male bird, mate, kind of birds: Why did the bird die? If there s a disease - bringing another bird in will just result in more tragedy. Also, depending on the type of bird you have, the mate may mourn. Many birds will mate for life and it s not easy to just replace their mate when...

Parrots: yeast infection, full spectrum lighting, orange winged amazon
full spectrum lighting, orange winged amazon, seed nuts: Since you ve done all the hard stuff, what I have to add is a breeze! Yeast infections are sometimes one of the most nagging problems a bird can have and the meds can be a double edged sword. While they address the fungus, they disrupt the bacterial...

Parrots: yellow indian ring neck parrot, indian ring neck parrot, ring neck parrot
indian ring neck parrot, ring neck parrot, baby chick: Pulling a chick for hand feeding should be done only about 2 weeks before theyíll wean (which means you only have to provide about 2-3 feedings a day). Weaning ages vary depending on the type of bird. Carefully place the baby (chick) on a towel and gently...

Parrots: yellow nape amazon, yellow nape amazon, loving bird
yellow nape amazon, loving bird, magnificent creatures: I m so glad you ve rescued this beautiful bird and yes, you d be surprised at how forgiving these magnificent creatures can be. I d have to recommend that you start all over - right from scratch. Birds donít usually get second chances in nature so...

Parrots: African Grey aggression, positive reinforcement, unfamiliar room
positive reinforcement, unfamiliar room, african grey: Hi Becky! Thank you for asking my advice and Kudos to you for adopting an older more challenging parrot! Let s try to figure this out. It sounds to me as though George has chosen first his previous owner and now you as his mate. Parrots can be...

Parrots: African Grey - Egg Laying, national cockatiel society, avian specialist
national cockatiel society, avian specialist, good sources of calcium: You re doing a very good job so far. Don t worry about the name - some of my favorite birds are a boy named Hazel and a girl named Rooster. Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Diplomate (avian specialist), has a very good page specifically about stopping the egg...

Parrots: African Grey health, beak and feather disease, avian vet
beak and feather disease, avian vet, external parasites: Hi Cheryl! Thank you for asking my advice! First and foremost I have to advise you to see a good avian vet! There are so many other things besides beak and feather disease that could be causing this. I can only guess at what it may be. Examples of...

Parrots: African Grey n Alexandrine Parakeet, alexandrine parakeet, raising chicks
alexandrine parakeet, raising chicks, pet birds: I have 2 tamed birds which I hand raised myself and they are already showing intrest in breeding. I also know of a breeder who solely breeds tame pet birds and they produce the best tempered offspring. The best you can do is get a mate and let the birds decide,...

Parrots: Agressive Meyers Parrot, meyers parrot, yellow naped amazon
meyers parrot, yellow naped amazon, acts of aggression: What seems like sudden acts of aggression by many birds isnít necessarily unusual and you can probably change it. No matter what started it, your bird is enjoying a sense of power and control at this point. They have discovered that these actions are getting...

Parrots: Albino Cockatiel, flight feather, separation anxiety
flight feather, separation anxiety, vitamin deficiency: She could have a problem with her anal region, I would try switch to a proper diet first, cockatiel pellets if she will eat them, if not then seeds for cockatiels, and fresh fruits and veggies. Also try powdered bird vitamins. Beak problems can be from vitamin...

Parrots: adopting a macaw, initial appointment, trust your heart
initial appointment, trust your heart, behavioral differences: How exciting it must be to be anticipating a new addition to your family like this. At six years old you can look forward to probably another 50 years (or more) of companionship. Of course that means 50 years of having all the responsibilities of a toddler...

Parrots: african grey, grey bird, african grey
grey bird, african grey, vocalization: Try leaving the TV on or the radio, this helps a lot with parrot vocalization. There are also cds and videos to help parrots talk. Buying another bird might help, but not always. One thing that almost always helps is keeping a routine and talking a lot to...

Parrots: african grey, rope perch, perch cove
rope perch, perch cove, avian vet: The beak action sounds normal. Make sure to provide a grooming mineral block or cuttlefish bone in the cage. A grooming perch, such as one made from calcium or other rough material would also be helpful. Many birds will bob their heads up and down trying...

Parrots: B & G Macaw - 14 years old, squirt bottle, small fortune
squirt bottle, small fortune, shoulder level: You re right that this behavior after so many years of a pattern of personality is of concern. The first step would obviously be a check up and have chems and cultures done (pretty simple, just a couple blood drops, swab of mouth/throat and vent) - I...

Parrots: Bare Eyed Cockatoo - rescue bird, pumpkin seeds, bare eyed cockatoo
pumpkin seeds, bare eyed cockatoo, playstand: I think you re a perfect home for this lucky Too. I commend you for the pumpkin seeds rather than sunflower seeds which is an easy habit to start and difficult to break. You re doing a very good job already. You re also doing good with allowing...

Parrots: Bird Baithing, pet supply stores, time and patience
pet supply stores, time and patience, scritches: Hello again DiDi! It is not good for him to be eating his bedding, it is no different than if the cat were eating the litter. When using this to line the bottom of your cage you should have a grate over top to keep the bird from eating it. I do not...

Parrots: Bird Behavior, yellow naped amazon, start from scratch
yellow naped amazon, start from scratch, bird behavior: Kiwi is sexually mature and this does change her personality, especially since she s laid eggs. Stopping this is very, very important. I ve got more about how to do this here: (copy and paste into your address bar) www.4AnimalCare.org/birds ...

Parrots: Birds face fills with air, air sacs, air sac
air sacs, air sac, lower abdomen: Most birds have 9 air sacs which are located on both sides of the body starting at about the Ďshoulderí (under the wing) area down to the area at both sides of the lower abdomen. A very complex respiratory system in birds is what aids in their ability...

Parrots: Blue and Gold Macaw, fruits and vegetables, caregiving tips
fruits and vegetables, caregiving tips, liking: You CAN cook the foods first if that s how the bird will eat them; or give them raw. Sometimes a bird will choose cooked sometimes, raw other times and keep us guessing forever! Some birds that go 20 years without ever liking something, will suddenly...

Parrots: Budgie wont play, nocturnal birds, decent air
nocturnal birds, decent air, air circulation: Approach the cage when the bird is calm. Be slow, keep your movements smooth and donít raise your hands above your own shoulder level Ė or above the eye level of the bird. Speak with a soft voice and give the bird time to calm down and accept your presence....

Parrots: blue and gold macaw, woodwork, copy and paste
woodwork, copy and paste, birds: The open perch is GREAT, but unattended it s not a good idea. There s too much it can get into, including your woodwork. The damage can be massive - and it s impossible to predict any bird s future behavior based on current or past behavior. Unlike other...

Parrots: blue and gold macaw, bald spots, esential
bald spots, esential, regurgitation: OK, I ll try to help with this. The bobbing of the head and description of the food sounds like regurgitation rather than vomit, which is a little bit better to hear. Although she might still have an infection going on, it s also possible that she s just...

Parrots: My budgie isn't acting normal., rope perch, wood perch
rope perch, wood perch, endless amounts: He s probably scaring himself when he finds himself in some remote position - and you re hearing his alarm call. His choices need to be curbed. If he s not wing trimmed, this is important. It will save you from having to deal with some very serious...

Parrots: Caique Problem, white bellied caique, time susan
white bellied caique, time susan, great relationship: Oh Susan, it IS sad! He doesn t know you mean well and that this is helping him. I think you re right about a good deal of it being a game . He s getting something out of it (besides the med), so your next step is to change your behavior in order...

Parrots: Candles, air circulation, safe toys
air circulation, safe toys, surprise gift: The air purifiers are tricky. I started using the HEPA type versions, which are not HEPA - and no matter how much they say type , they don t do it. I ended up not using any at all and just vacuuming twice a day. Much easier, quicker and it works...

Parrots: Changing cages!, african grey timneh, praise praise praise
african grey timneh, praise praise praise, new cage: Moving a bird into a new cage can sometimes be very difficult when the bird is frightened. One of our residents doesnít seem to mind entering anything, including transport carriers, while another resident nearly has a nervous breakdown if one of her perches...

Parrots: CLIPPING, birds wings, blood feather
birds wings, blood feather, very reasonable price: I am a strong supporter of clipping (we call it trimming ) - for oh so many reasons! Safety is number ONE. An excellent discussion about why wing clipping is ok for your birdís emotional and mental health: http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww19eii.htm...

Parrots: Cockatiel, long periods of time, female cockatiel
long periods of time, female cockatiel, tons of toys: I would try leaving her by herself first, just get her tons of toys and a nice big cage. If she starts plucking or screaming take her to a breeder or pet store to see if she gets along with another cockatiel. Some birds do not want to be with other birds once...

Parrots: Cockatiel mama feather picking babies, head feathers, mama bird
head feathers, mama bird, improper nutrition: Itís not something we see everyday, but sometimes a parent (or even both parents) will begin feather plucking their chicks. Sometimes itís a matter of mom (the usual culprit) getting carried away while preening. Itís perfectly normal for her to pull the...

Parrots: Cockatiels, blood calcium levels, ionized calcium level
blood calcium levels, ionized calcium level, nervous system diseases: A seizure is caused by a paroxysmal, uncontrolled transient electrical discharge in the brain. What you describe might be seizure activity. There are many possible causes, including central nervous system diseases such as a brain tumor or infection,...

Parrots: cockatiel, avian vet, state province
avian vet, state province, birds: Hello Andy! I would be glad to help you locate a vet in your area, but I need to know where you are located. The country, State/Province and City as well as the nearest large city if you are in a small town. I can then search out if there is a board certified...

Parrots: cockatiel nutrition, cantaloupe melon, time apples
cantaloupe melon, time apples, cactus pear: Apples (cored), Papaya , Mango (pitted), Oranges (seeded), Cantaloupe, Melon , Star fruit, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Berries (Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries), Pears (cored), Peaches (pitted), Plums (pitted), Kiwi (peeled), Banana (peeled),...

Parrots: cockatiel stress, external parasites, avian vet
external parasites, avian vet, fungal infection: Hi Sandra! Thank you for asking my advice! Was this the first time that you left Archie? Did anything happen while you were away that would cause him major stress? When dealing with a bird that is feather plucking or self mutilating I always recommend...

Parrots: egg layinf, female parrots, 2 eggs
female parrots, 2 eggs, conure: Sometimes female do not lay eggs unless stimulated to, certain changes in the environment can do this, or a closer relationship with a human or adding another bird to the house. I know several female parrots that have never laid an egg, many do not unless...

Parrots: first time bird owner, dogs and cats, time bird
dogs and cats, time bird, bird owner: When a bird is new to a home you have to be very patient and very careful. It s easy to let them get the upper hand and never come out of their cage (which is cage bound ) or even end up with a problem biter and screamer if the right input isn t maintained....

Parrots: fleas, red lored amazon, amazon parrot
red lored amazon, amazon parrot, red mites: Hi Lori! Thank you for asking my advice! It is great of you to rescue this bird! We have a rescued red lored amazon and they are wonderful birds! In my experience it is very unlikely that a parrot would get fleas, one may jump on the parrot but would...

Parrots: Galah tongue action, pet galah, vet check
pet galah, vet check, tongue action: A parrot that moves around its tongue with its mouth open is curious and trying to look cute, it is your birds way of communicating with you. Parrots tend to be a little odd though and any change of their environment can cause a change in behavior, maybe someone...

Parrots: Goffin behaviour, food pellets, egg binding
food pellets, egg binding, goffins: Don t you just love your little one? There s one thing I always, always tell people about birds, especially parrots - and that is that even years and years of behaving one way can suddenly stop and give way to a completely different behavior (or add one)...

Parrots: Green cheek compatibility, double yellow headed amazon, bird vet
double yellow headed amazon, bird vet, vet visit: Hi Hugh! Thank you for asking my advice! Though it is possible I would not recommend it. Two birds of different species should never be housed together. It is possible that they may become friends and interact very well together during out of cage...