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Green Cheek Conure On Branch Ready to Fly Away (conure)

How should I set up my Green Cheek Conure’s bird cage and how often should I clean it?

I own a green cheek conure. He has a pretty large cage, not sure of the exact dimensions, but I’m very confused on how to set it up, I hear that people put newspaper to line the cage with but are you supposed to put that on top of the litter or under it? Also, …

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How long should it take for a Cockatiel to grow back clipped wing feathers?

How long should it take for a Cockatiel to grow back clipped wing feathers? I have a 7 month old cockatiel, he’s super happy all the time and is “shedding” his down feathers constantly lately. The people we bought him from at about 2 to 3 months old were clipping his wings and he still …

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Why do parrots scream a lot?

Not all “ parrots”  scream.  South American birds including conures and macaw parrots as well as some Australian parrots like moluccan cockatoos can be quite noisy.  Conversely  African parrots from say the poicephalus family  are fairly quiet like senegals, myers and red bellies. Big birds like moluccan cockatoos can scream quite loudly literally at levels …

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macaw parrot dragging a gurney with a macaw parrot on it - red cross flag

What factors affect the lifespan of parrots?

One day I’ll stop apologizing for stepping on toes. Although I have great respect for my esteemed associate who answered this question previously (on Quora)  I have a totally different point of view. The most influential factor in determining the lifespan of any companion bird in captivity, in and of itself – is daylight and …

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cockatiel standing on old fashion alarm clock looking at the time

The bird of time: cognition and the avian biological (circadian) clock

Front Mol Neurosci. 2012; 5: 32. Published online 2012 Mar 22. Prepublished online 2012 Feb 1. doi:  10.3389/fnmol.2012.00032 PMCID: PMC3309970The bird of time: cognition and the avian biological clock Vincent M. Cassone* and David F. Westneat Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles …

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Green cheek conure parrot on top of blue cage against an off-white background

What is the minimum cage size for a Green Cheek Conure?

What is the minimum bird cage size for a Green Cheek Conure? When we first bought a cage for our GCC (Green Cheek Conure) we decided a really big one was the best option. But now it’s hell to clean it, even once a week. What is the minimum cage size for a GCC and …

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blue and gold macaw parrot standing on perch wearing large glasses

At what age do parrots fully mature?

Apologies in advance, I’ll be stepping on some toes here. But first I will man up and say I don’t have a good answer, here’s why. Captive bird keepers regardless of their avian resume cite all sorts of, “facts”. Certain species mature at this age, other species mature at another age. A question I ask …

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