Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds

This might be an interesting topic for a Birdie Brunch! 


Hello, I’m Laurie Cannon, who wrote to you about the possibility of adopting an older Green-Winged Macaw. 


We didn’t do that, however, we did contact a breeder about a Panama Amazon baby. 


She seemed almost horrified when she found out both my husband and I are totally blind. 


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Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

Laurie C asks

My husband and I rescued a 3-month-old medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (aka Eleonora cockatoo) from a horrible pet store situation last August.

We finished his hand-feeding which took another month.

He was very skinny and underfed so we have spoiled him rotten.


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Fruit Flies Are Bothering My Umbrella Cockatoos (And Me)

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Oh, hi. Good morning. My favorite bird people. How are you doing?


Good Martha. How about yourself?


Oh wonderful. I’m sitting here with my two umbrella cockatoos and we have some fruit flies.


I was wondering if you have any product I could order that might help with that?


Let me double check.




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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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