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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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How Do I Reduce My Male Budgies Aggression?

Hello,   I look forward to getting your email every Sunday and reading it has become as much a ritual as the old Sunday paper. And now I have a question for you.   Thunder and Lightning are my bonded parakeets.   I’ve had them for years.   Last summer I saw more and more …

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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 …

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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 do we know parrots enjoy anything?

How do we know parrots enjoy anything?   Another question recently asked on Quora was “what do parrots do for fun”?   We know parrots prefer “working” for food versus simply eating from overflowing bowls of bird food blends.   We know correlation does not necessarily imply causation but can we correctly infer that work …

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How can I tame two adult budgies at once?

How can I tame two adult budgies at once?   I would rather not buy two bird cages. mitchr explains: It’s been recently discovered that the first parrot breeders in North America existed almost 1000 years ago.   Birds on the other hand existed freely around the planet for about 99 million years prior to …

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