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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 Treat Macaw Mites

Or Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?   Hi Mitch, Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!   Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused.   I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we …

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Answers For Breeding And Feeding Budgies

Hello, My 2 parakeets had been mating & the hen has been laying 14-15 eggs so far.   After the first 9, the male who had been guarding the nest abandoned the eggs.   It seemed they are all unfertilized after looking at them under a bright flashlight.   Then they started building another nest …

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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot

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.   …

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Is Using An Anti Psychotropic Drug A Good Feather Plucking Solution

We are trying something different today.   This is a video interview with Dr. Jenkins, a board certified avian veterinarian.   The video is sponsored by Chloe Sanctuary, a well known and highly regarded bird rescue. The two major issues I have with Dr. Jenkins are

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 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 …

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