5 Answers To Questions Affecting A Parrots Domestic And Native Environments

indian ringneck parrot eating fruit in a tree

Hi Mitch. Just a comment of concern.

Clearly, I understand the need to know a bird’s sex but I’m also very concerned about this kit that anybody can buy, including many of the idiots out there that own birds.

Editors note: not my words

Do you really want to encourage all owners to pluck their birds feathers and cut their nails too short in order to get blood for testing?

There are experienced owners out there that could do it but there are probably many more out there who could cause an emergency and pain.

I have lived with 17 budgies but I would would still go to a vet for something like that.

I wish you would write a follow up to that article to inspire caution. The article makes me very nervous frankly.

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Avian Bornavirus – What Do You Know About This Bird Centric Disease?

Beautiful young veterinarian feeding parrot in vet clinic veterinarian checks the parrot

sojxxxxx@yahoo.com replied – Feb 14, 7:35pm

Hi there,

This is the first time at your store.

I love it!

I have 2 White Bellied Caiques (WBC) and a Green Cheek Conure (GCC).

Species Profile White-bellied Caiques on HARI.com

One of my WBC, Jaden, has the Bornavirus and has been near death many times his first year and a half.

We upped his Celebrex and he’s been free of symptoms for 11 months.

He only gets Harrison’s High Potency with some soft fruits.

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What Is Cockatiels Paralysis Syndrome AKA Lockjaw Syndrome AKA Bordetella Avium?

Normal cockatiel no lockjaw

This ‘syndrome’ as vets are calling it, is referred to by many names as listed in the title of this article. For simplicity I will use the word Lockjaw.

First off, I would like to state that the following is from my own independent research while helping others and my own hands on personal experience.

I would also like to state upfront that I never bought into and was very skeptical on it being labeled Bordetella or B. Avium.

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We’ve learned how much we know and don’t know about captive bird care after taking the exam

Beautiful macaw parrot in a zoo - zoo photography

Find the Birdy IQ exam here if you haven’t taken it

Of the first 170 exams we had a 25% pass with 75% correct answers to 44 multiple and true/false questions

Please share your comments below terms if you think this helped or did not.

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more questions and/or explanations to the answers.

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The Ultimate List of 13 Bird Beak and Foot Structures

Factoid – beaks are an evolutionary concession to save weight which is why birds don’t have jaws & teeth

Finches use their beaks like tweezers for extracting seeds

Parrots use their hookbill beaks to crack open nuts and hard skinned fruit.

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How Can Personal Lubricant Save Your Bird’s Feathers?

Man carrying woman to bed cartoon don;t wake the bird when you get the personal lubricant

So you have a bird in your home. What could possibly go wrong? Lucky for you we thought about this a while back when we built the best first-aid kit ever for birds.

A bird whose feathers have been stuck to an adhesive surface is a panicked and stressed bird.

It’s important that a caregiver to caged bird be ready for such situations.

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3 Captive bird care myths debunked

white cockatiel in cage standing on grooming perch
 
Myth 1: If you want your bird to be in top shape you must serve him or her organic bird food.

 

We offer USDA certified organic bird food pellets from Harrison’s.

It’s refuted the one of the best bird foods on the market.

We also offer Totally Organics, another fine organic blend.

The biggest misconception to organic is its purity.

The majority of people assume organic means fully natural and pesticide free but this is not close to the truth.

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