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Month: October 2017

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How And Some Of The Why’s African Greys Molt Differently Than Other Parrots

Your African grey may have upwards of 8000 feathers. Feathers keep a bird warm, dry and enable flight.   For a molt to occur, the old feather must be removed. Before molting begins blood vessels that support the feathers dry up so the attached feather becomes loosened by the surrounding tissue.

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That Hookbill In Your Home – How Much Do You Know About Bird Beaks?

Our economical bird nail trimmer has become very popular when people realize how easy it is to trim their own birds nails while saving money at the same time.   Although we recommend using an electric nail trimmer to keep your birds nails trimmed neatly we do not recommend that you attempt to trim your …

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Do birds in cages suffer all their lives?

Do birds in cages suffer all their lives? Define suffer? If you don’t know any better how do you know you are suffering? As good as our intentions are met by many things, they don’t necessarily meet our bird’s “instinctual expectations”. Define a “cage”. If you talking about a big metal thing with bars that …

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Congratulations – you’re no longer a caged bird keeper. You’ve been elevated to zookeeper

Dear Mitch, I need advice in so many “bird” areas that I don’t know where to begin.  It seems that all the personal bird stores are disappearing and even the good vets are a rarity.  I have been involved with birds for almost thirty years. I ordered a small crock on Amazon about a year …

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