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Month: January 2017

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8 Simple actions you can take to keep your bird healthy

1 – Weigh your bird Birds are prey animals. Evolution has taught them that if they look weak they are more subject to an attack by a predator in the wild. Thus it is not uncommon to see a bird appear to be healthy one day then fall over dead the next because there’s no …

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Why 4 roommates 2 feathered and 2 human need to work things out.

Jan 9, 6:36pm Hello, I have two Caiques. The first we have had for 6 years and is sweet mostly. The second, we introduced about 2 years ago. At first, the two about killed each other, but now they are friends. However, the second caique does have an issue with wanting to be super nice …

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Wondering if you can guide me on care of my umbrella cockatoo.

Wondering if you can guide me with the care of my umbrella. Her vet is away on sick leave for a few months. I am her third owner. I live in a two-room 35 ft camper trailer with six dogs and the bird. She likes to be around them – in her cage – and when they …

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I’m declaring myself THE caged bird keeper’s influencer for the Internet.

(no one else wanted the gig) If you follow digital trends as I do, it’s impossible to not recognize “the next big thing in marketing” called influencer marketing something that’s actually been around since 1940.  All the “experts” in the many LinkedIn groups I follow and blogs I read coming across my crowded inbox have …

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This manifesto will make you a better caged bird keeper

My name is mitchr. I am an avian influencer. Full transparency – my day gig is selling products just for pet birds – I spend approximately 20% of my work week scanning about 20 Facebook bird groups and niche (species specific) forums like this. The content I write has one purpose which is to make …

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Birds are amoral, not bad. Humans are at fault and the problem source.

Hello, I love your birdie brunch and read it first thing every Sunday. Thank you! I hope you can help me. I have an 8 yr. old white-bellied Caique. Conrad has owned me since he was 3 months old. I am also a strong proponent of flighted birds (seems to me they were made that …

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10 plucking triggers your vet never talks about

A woman replying in a Facebook thread about her self-mutilating parrot “my vet said that it’s become a habit that’s it very hard to break” My response was “Ask your vet why these habits don’t develop in the wild”? Another woman had spent $4000 between veterinarian bills and behaviorists. Her bird was still plucking. In …

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Hormonal changes are coming to your bird this spring what’s your plan?

Americans have the ACLU – Captive birds in America have us. Part of a call from Hawaii at the Birdie Boutique “I suggest72 hours of constant light, meaning the bird would be in its cage for 3 days, with the lights on”. Cage birdkeepers response “she’ll never go for something like that” My email response …

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