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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot

Cockatiel standing on edge of birdcage door

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.

 

This is beyond our experience and knowledge.

 

Yes, a trip to your Vet is the way to go.

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Is My Illness The Reason Why My Green Cheek Conure Is Suddenly Biting Me

yellow sided green cheek conure

Lori P writes:


I have a 1.5 year old Green Cheek Conure.

 

We had bonded rather well until recently.

 

I have health issues and had gone several weeks without giving her much attention.

 

I didn’t think it would be a problem.

 

She didn’t act any differently.

 

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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:

  1. It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier?
  2. The bird is sick or injured in the cage, now what?
  3. How do I get the bird to examine it?
  4. What if I need to weigh the bird?

If you just want to let the bird out by opening the cage door have you examined your home?

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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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Answers For A Cockatiel Pulling Out His Wing Feathers And A Cockatiel With Cataracts

wild cockatiel poking head out from hallow log

Dear Mitch I wanted to ask for your advice.

 

My male cockatiel is pulling his feathers out from under his wings.

 

I brought him to one avian vet who did blood work.

 

That was a dead end.

 

The 2nd vet sent droppings to a lab and that was negative.

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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 humans containment of them.

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