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3 Bird Safe No Stick Cookware Alternatives

Hi Mitch I am long overdue getting appropriate bird safe cookware to use around my African Grey. I’ve wanted the Calphalon set for years. Do you know anything about it being safe. I get a little confused. I know “Teflon” is not good, but just what is meant by non-stick? Is all “non’stick” unsafe around …

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A pair of Rose-ringed Parakeets perched on a bird bath on a rooftop in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

My ringneck parakeets are biting me one day after I bought them – help

You may have noticed the “live help” tab at the bottom of the site coming on now and then: Here’s a “fly on the wall” look Chatting with Guest (Egypt) Mitch: Hello, how can I help? Visitor: I brought 2 Indian parrots 6 months old yesterday. Visitor: Yesterday they were nice but today they tend to …

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quaker parrot nest in electrical transformer

Do power lines affect the health of birds, when they perch on them?

Questions about birds I answered on Quora the week of 3/13/17 Do power lines affect the health of birds, when they perch on them? I can’t speak to power lines but I know that Quaker parrots are colonial animals. They build large nests where a whole colony can live enabling them to survive brutal Chicago winters. …

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Zoo Med 2008: Psittacine Medicine (2008)

Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM OCW Zoological Medicine 2008 Psittacine Medicine (2008) G. Kaufman, DVM Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 1. Learning Objectives and Review This section pulls together the main diseases and health issues of psittacines, representing the major group of birds seen in pet bird veterinary practice. Color coded topics indicate learning …

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Those Lovable Lovebirds – 9 Lovebird Videos

Lovebirds are native to the African continent while the Gray-headed lovebird also known as the Madagascar lovebird comes from of all places, Madagascar. Lovebirds are known for their strong monogamous relationships and spend a lot of time being together wing to wing. They are capable of having close relationships with people in addition to their …

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