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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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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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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot

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.   …

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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

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 …

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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: 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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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 …

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