Best Practices For How to Protect Your Bird This 4th of July

African grey parrot sreaming with fireworks in back gorund

You certainly need no reminder we are in the midst a long holiday weekend and Wednesday is the day we celebrate by shooting dangerous explosive devices 200 feet into the air.

Much like the Weather Channel reminds you to put a blanket in your trunk every winter, we’re here to provide a refresher for Parrot Pyrotechnic Prophylactic Preparation (that one caused a brain cramp 🙂

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How To Get Powdered Supplements Into Your Bird

An oft asked question by caged bird keepers is “how do I give my bird powdered supplements”?

Pet bird supplement manufacturers are very good at letting us know what is in the supplements and providing us with precise dosages based upon the size of the bird.

 

What they never tell us is how to get the supplements IN the bird.

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Is a Cockatoo Right for My Family with Young Children?

From Matthew Barrier a LinkedIn connection

 

yo Mitch whats a good bird for a family with little children. ive heard of stories of cockatoos i think umbrella’s crawling up into bed with little children and snuggling… 

 

anyways would love to hear your thoughts… 2 yr old and 13 yr old

 

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Why Does Sparky My Sun Conure Scream When He Can’t See Me?

from “comments” in a recent order confirmation email

he is less than a year old and screams loudly when he cannot see me. I am hoping the calm herb will be effective when my neighbors are home. 🙂

Or just gives me a break when i need it. I took him to my moms for christmas and she was not happy about the loudness. 🙁

desta b

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I Took In A Rescue Sun Conure That’s Biting Me – Help!

Mimi H writes

 

A patient of mine highly recommended you.

 

I’ve watched some of the biting videos but you see I took in a rescue sunconure.

 

We believe it’s male.

 

It humps everything right now.

 

His wings are not clipped mind you and I’m not against doing it if it will help.

 

My issue is not only is he hand shy but also a biter really bad.

 

We believe he is 4-5yo.

 

Where should I start and how?

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Annoucing Windy City Parrot V3.0

Can we talk?

YouTube just broke up with us

Trust me it was them not us.

Here’s part of the email I received last Sunday afternoon:

We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines

(https://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines) your YouTube account WindyCityParrot.com has been suspended.

~Deep breath~

That was a “life changing” moment for me, Catherine and the Windy City Parrot team.

Watch our first video you’ll see not hosted on YouTube – a behind the scenes look at Animal House Animal Hospital in Chicago, IL USA

We’ve started to build Windy City Parrot V3.0

Our new where the sun never sets empire.

Goals we have set:

  • A brand-new interactive website that plays well on mobile
  • A website that rewards you for participation
  • New forum platform that helps you learn about keeping captive birds.
  • More videos than ever teaching caged bird care.
  • Bird rescues will have their own pages on our blog.
  • Podcasts with experts in the field of pet bird husbandry
  • Classifieds for selling anything bird related.
  • Affiliate program enabling a site to earn commission for selling our products.
  • A portal to ask questions specific to you and your birds unique situation.
  • 100% social media/judgement free place to meet other FID companions
  • Thought for the day
  • Direct feedback forms
  • AI bots that know what your bird eats
  • Exit social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

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Budgie Bird Cages Cage Locks Aviary Building And Cleaning Them All

What size cage is the minimum size for one small budgie?

The experts have all sorts of rules on proper cage sizing.

“It needs to be this size and shape in height”.

“In needs to have levels on this and that”.

“The bar spacing MUST be…….”

So here’s my deal with the experts

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