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Month: September 2016

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A trio of picky parrots – conure, cockatiel and parakeet are picky eaters – help!

From: Wanda  <xxxxxxx@gmail.com> I have 3 birds, a conure, cockatiel and a parakeet. My birds are really fussy about their food. I feed the parakeet Hartsfield, the cockatiel is very fussy, I’m trying  to teach her to forge her food. She just throw her food out of the cage and use her dish as a toilet. …

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Light Up Your Bird Cage with Florescent Budgies a Gift from NASA

Okay that’s a bit of a stretch but if you could see what budgies see – not so much. A couple weeks ago we talked about not fully understanding the effects of ultraviolet lighting on our birds. Something that not a lot of us including myself fully understand. Leave it to NASA to set the …

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Teaching Bacon the budgie to fly with clipped wings

From Birdie Brunch reader Betsy Lane: File under “the universe is too complicated to be arbitrary” which begs the question “does a dyslexic agnostic believe in dog?” THANK YOU for today’s (9/11/16) birdy brunch!  It was perfectly timed…. Yesterday evening, a Quaker parrot landed on my friend’s head while he was out on his deck …

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Bacon (the budgie) In Our House – A Blue Bird of Paradise Finds Us

Editor’s note: We have quietly rehomed a number of large birds found by the Chicago Police and Fire Departments over the years. We found Popcorn, (a citizen calling to say a white bird was stuck in the bushes). We post pictures to Facebook and local neighborhood groups. Here’s the story if you’ve not seen it: read …

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List of every parrot & parakeet species on the planet we know so far

It is our understanding there are approximately 10,000 species of birds on the planet. We know that the single species – human – is really good at killing other species and an alarming amount of birds are rapidly on the way to extinction. At Windy City Parrot we have chosen to provide care for pet …

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