Bird & Parrot Anaotmy

Green cheek conure

Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

Mona S. writes I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.   I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.   Actually, I was not even …

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parrot with broken beak

My Budgies Beak Broke Off – Can I Fix It?

Stevie Van Zandt requested your answer I have a rescue budgie, the top of his beak was almost totally gone, just barely hanging.   We have NO vet in my area and nobody specializes in birds.   I removed what was hanging and she seems ok, I made a “mush” for her to eat. Will …

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african grey in cage in front of mechanical foraging bird toy

Solving This Grey’s Feather Plucking With A New Nano Environment

Spoiler alert: This post and discussion illustrate how I reached my diagnosis: Jan is plucking his feathers because his feet hurt. He’s using his food dish to sleep. This helps avoid pressure to the bottom of his feet  which he feels when they grip the smooth dowel rod perch. That’s why he plucks in the sleeping …

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Left side of blue and gold macaw parrot head

How Do I Treat Macaw Mites

Or Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?   Hi Mitch, Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!   Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused.   I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we …

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2 Queen of Bavaria Conures one with a feather plucked chest

Is Using An Anti Psychotropic Drug A Good Feather Plucking Solution

We are trying something different today.   This is a video interview with Dr. Jenkins, a board certified avian veterinarian.   The video is sponsored by Chloe Sanctuary, a well known and highly regarded bird rescue. The two major issues I have with Dr. Jenkins are

Can I Grab My Parakeets While In Their Cage

First of all people who state absolute truths about bird care as in yes and no have much to learn. To answer this question with an emphatic “no”, begs even more queries: It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier? The bird is sick or …

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