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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

Green cheek conure

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 aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.

 

This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.

 

Fortunately, he has been perfectly fine ever since.

 

Do you have any idea as to what could cause something like this to happen?

 

Thanks for your time (and for your very information Sunday Brunch emails).

 

Best regards,

 

Mona S.

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

african grey in cage in front of mechanical foraging bird toy

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 cage – he wants the pain to ease.

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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot

Cockatiel standing on edge of birdcage door

12/24/2018 – My cockatiel has a swelling on the side of his tongue and the vet is off for the holidays. help!!

12/24/2018  – Dear Patricia

We are very sorry to hear your bird may be ill.

 

Of course, timing is often not right and our pets health issues may come at the wrong times.

 

This is beyond our experience and knowledge.

 

Yes, a trip to your Vet is the way to go.

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Is Using An Anti Psychotropic Drug A Good Feather Plucking Solution

2 Queen of Bavaria Conures one with a feather plucked chest

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

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Should we anethisize birds for exams and blunt their beaks?

The following comment is in reference to a blog post entitled  “How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

 

Russ commented:


FIRST OFF, Blunt Keto’s beak at the vet.

 

My vet is Scott McDonald, who puts all birds under gas for examination & grooming (STRESS FREEEEE).

 

His clinics are several per month in his Clarendon Hills home.

 

The best of the best.


SECOND: as with my 15y.o. Pionus, teach Ketto the difference between GOOD & BAD (or NO GOOD), by saying REPEATEDLY OVER & OVER AGAIN & AGAIN “Good Boy!”

 

Every single time Keto does something good.

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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:

  1. It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier?
  2. The bird is sick or injured in the cage, now what?
  3. How do I get the bird to examine it?
  4. What if I need to weigh the bird?

If you just want to let the bird out by opening the cage door have you examined your home?

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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage

I have a young Galah parrot (aka rose breasted cockatoo) who is missing her toes on one foot.

 

She was three weeks old when she developed constricted toe and had the amputation, so she really has no idea that she’s handicapped.

 

Editor’s note: Animals never do.

 

She’s a little over two years old now. (1st April 2016)

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