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Flighted Or Clipped Wings – Our Readers Weigh In

You asked whether our birds are flighted. 

 

All three of our birds – African Grey, Dusky Pionus, Cockatiel – are fully flighted. 

 

We have a lot of large windows in our apartment but so far we have not had a problem. 

 

They all have their favorite routes and pretty much stick to them. 

 

The only time we have clipped our bird’s wings is when we were traveling internationally and they had to go through the health and customs inspections at the airports.

Lisa Yano

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Medium Size Species Of Pet Birds

Small species pet birds

Birds we classify as “Smaller” species 

FYI  There’s something like 100 species of Conures. Conures need to be subdivided into small, medium & large (which is on our to-do list)


Green cheek conures weigh 64 grams (cockatiels are about 100 grams – Patagonian conures weight about 280 grams, about the size of a Timneh African grey.

Don’t think for a minute conures can be classified into one size category

Large Canaries

Gibber Canary

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Smallest Species of Pet Birds

Finches

Zebra Finches – Gray Chestnut Finches – Flanked White Finches – Fawns Lightback Finches – Black Cheek Finches – Black Breasted Finches – Florida Fancy Finches – Orange Breasted Finches – Penguin Finches – Pied Finches – Eumo Finches – Agate Finches – Recessive Silver Finches – Black Face Finches – Fawn/Gray Cheek Finches – Dominant Silver Finches – Crested Finches – White Finches – Yellow Beak Finches – Timor Finches – Society Finches – Society Finch (Bengalese) – White Rumped Mannikin Finches – Gray Crown Mannikin Finches – Java Finches – 

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What should you consider before getting a pet bird?

Children are loud, messy, and time consuming,  but every family has 2.6 of them (Pew research).

 

I probably spend less time cleaning up after my eight birds in three bird cages than most moms cleaning up after 2 six-year-olds 

 

child in hi chair covered in spahgetti with lovebird on high chair try

 

or a single toddler

 

To say that all birds are time-consuming is an unsupported blanket statement.

 

We have a Senegal parrot and an African ringneck.

 

Neither is very noisy.

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12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

At first I thought to myself “this’ll be fun.”

 

Once I started the project it was a bit more difficult than I forecasted.

 

I originally started with 9 YouTube channels but some favorites needed to be included not simply based upon numbers.

 

For those who are not following on us Facebook or our YouTube channel, you’ll note that we are ramping up our use of Fid-eo to better communicate caged bird care.

 

Our goal is not to replicate what was being said but to bring more valuable information to the conversation.

 

I get alerted to every new fid-eo about pet bird care from the list of experts I’m going to be exploring with you shortly.

 

I’ve curated a list of what I subjectively feel are the 12 top YouTube channels to watch for captive bird care.

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How To Exercise Your Parrot
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How To Exercise Your Parrot

 

How To Exercise Your Parrot

Having an exercise routine for your parrot is a crucial part of their care. When a parrot is kept in captivity it is our job to supply them with enough mental and physical stimulation.

Parrots in their natural environments will work for food, build nest, care for young, and of course fly. So we need to take a better look at the way our parrots receive exercise.

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