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Month: August 2015

Why do green parrots have no green feather pigments and why are their feathers different from other bird feathers?

Hi Mitch I recently inherited a Yellow Naped Amazon and love her to pieces, but not being a bird person previously, I could use some advice. He is guessed to be about 50 years old, actually, I was told that Rhoda is a female but, she has never laid eggs so they say she is …

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Assembly of a Deluxe Foraging Tree Station & Bird Stand by Mango Pet

Step 1: Install 2 metal vertical uprights   Steps 2 & 3: Install “Traveler” lift off stand on short vertical.  Install top long perch and 2 short perches on long vertical.   Step 4: Install manzanita tree into pre-drilled holes in base with included wrench   Tighten securely but do not over tighten (you don’t …

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Why Lactobacillus Is Important to Your Bird’s Health

By Cheryl Lake Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a source of a viable live, naturally occurring micro-organism, which is found predominant in the digestive system of man and all warm blooded animals. Stress conditions such as new arrivals, molting, breeding, feeding young, growth, preparation for flight, illness and injury, along with contaminated feed and water, food soured …

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The time to DNA sex your bird is now!

Before we get into the hows, whys and wherefores of DNA sexing let’s talk about the species of birds and parrots that do not need anything other than eyeballs to determine their sex.   About 20% of parrots and parakeets are consider sexually dimorphic meaning you can tell the bird’s sex by its color.   …

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Birds and full spectrum lighting. We got it wrong.

I was at my first AFA convention last week. It was the 41st annual convention of the American Federation of Agriculture. You’re familiar with the organization – right? Or not so much. Members of the AFA are the unsung heroes helping solve legal, behavioral and nutritional problems if it has anything to do with an …

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Holy Crap, My Budgie’s Toe Is Gushing Blood And Nothing Is Stopping It!

How to Deal With Nail Bleeding Emergencies and Other Minor Foot Bleeding Accidents Hi, I’m Nora Caterino. Some of you may know me from other parrot-related websites from my pasts, but for you of those to whom I am new, I have over 25 years of small and medium parrot experience. I began as the …

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