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From a Facebook fan last night
I’ve got a Catalina macaw that has a problem of plucking, I took her to the vet, she has a clean bill of health, now if anyone can help with the feather plucking problem, I would appreciate it, Thanks
From a customer on the West Coast during a phone call this week
“My 14-year-old lovebird began to pluck for no reason at all.
We have him on the best foods we can provide like Harrison’s pellets but we had to put a collar on her to stop the feather loss.
Nothing has changed in her life and she is fully flighted”
It’s important to review egg laying problems on a regular basis.
The discussion below will focus on single egg-laying instances and prolific egg-laying.
Other aspects of egg-laying encompass egg binding.
This is when the egg doesn’t make it out of the oviduct, the area between the uterus and cloaca on its own.
Another problem is when eggs are laid internally.
Wintertime in NSW Australia
G’day from Down Under,
Here in Tamworth, we are just about to go into winter.
Editors note: that’s early June Endnote
The temperature can occasionally get as low as -10c (14f), usually about 0 to -2c.
I was hoping you can advise me on what to do to look after my two little budgies and green cheeked conure through the worst of it.
Can you do anything for this?
I have a Catalina macaw she is 30.
Her right eye seems to be not as clear as her left. It’s like a very lite graying.
Sometimes she bumps into things.
Her diet consists of seeds and pellets she also gets prime vitamins in her water
Also a little treat from our dinner plates at night.
The original question came from Quora
Is it okay if a bird sees the reflection of her cage in a mirror from a little distance? Does this make the same effect of a mirror inside of the cage?
One of the answers read: “Larger birds such as parrots have no trouble telling that their reflection is not another bird. For smaller birds, the mirror would probably need to be in the cage so that the bird could actually play with its reflection.”
but the answer makes no sense.
Although I firmly believe that correlation does not necessarily imply causation I’m very concerned with the fact that 60% of pet birds die of malnutrition according to necropsies (animal autopsies) performed by veterinarians.
I can’t help feel the explosion of feeding “chop” to pet birds has fueled that statistic.