Question category: Health

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Is my bird an exception

We bought our cockatiel April of 1982 Baby is still strong and alive. This makes him about 37 years old. Google says they live only 10 to 14 years. What gives.

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Parakeet wound

My parakeet has a hole in her lower abdomen. No blood comes out and the hole isn’t really that deep. What should I do? Will it heal on its own??

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allergy’s

I have a 20 year old male Eclectus. He has had every test available, my question is do you know of any studies being done for skin allergy’s , inflammation ,or auto immune diseases in parrots ? Thank you Nancy

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Parakeet making strange sound

My parakeet was rescued 6 years ago and has been happy and seemingly healthy for this time, has suddenly stopped chirping and singing. His behavior seems normal but he is making a noise as if a whistle or party favor is in his throat. I’m very worried. What should I do? He’s eating and pooping […]

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Rainbow Shredders

I have a friend whose 36 yr old Amazon Parrot recently passed away. The necropsy showed colored string had punctured her intestine and inflammation in her lungs . The only colored toys she had was a Rainbow Shredder made by Planet Pleasures that was purchased from a pet store. Have you heard of anything similar […]

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Pool chemicals and parrots

Hi, I have a 16 year old Quaker. I’m looking at buying a home with an indoor bromine pool. I’ve done lots of searching, but can’t find any information on pool chemicals and parrots. The pool room is separately ventilated from the house, but I still noticed a slight pool smell in the main house. […]

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Lifespan of parrots in captivity

Hi I believe you had an article of the average age of parrots in captivity. Is it still available? It listed the various species and age range. Thank you Lori

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parakeet tail movement

My Little Tucker Parakeet has suddenly been moving his tail in an up and down movement. Should I be concerned?

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bornavirus food

My African grey has bornovirus , I need to know if you have any special diets for this ? Thankyou He is 15, For most of his life he picked the feathers on his chest, one morning when I went to his cage , his voice sounded deep, he then became lethargic , on the […]

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Cockatiel

My cockatiel is about 3 months old I am a new owner and I have done lots of research but she has a lot of feathers missing. It’s mainly only noticeable when she is wet, it could just be because they aren’t fully developed yet but I’m not too sure should I be this worried? […]

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Lovebird diseases

I just bought a lovebird from a pet store what diseases should I have him/her tested for and what are the most common?

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Pin feathers

My green cheek has pin feathers on her head. How can I remove them for her? Or should I leave the pin feathers alone? Will she eventually take care of them?

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Parrotlet

I’ve got a blue parrotlet it’s obly small but all it’s doing is sleeping all night for a good 10 hours straight, it spends all day between food and water trays then sleeps again if a night time, is this normal behaviour for this type of bird?

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found bird

Hi I found a cockatiel this morning and have taken it home. I think its a young bird but how do i tell the sex of the bird. I have put a alert on FB to see if anybody as lost one.

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Red and Yellow Feathers

I have a red head Mexican Amazon that looks like new feathers are coming out but yellow, it doesn’t look right. The feathers don’t look soft comb back like the rest of the red feathers the yellow feathers are small and standing up. Do Red Head Amazon birds have yellow feather also?

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life span

what is the life span of a Jenday Conure

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Floor cleaning

Have heard that certain scents are harmful to parrots. What can I use to clean and deoderize laminate wood flooring that won’t harm my African Grey?

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color change

My parakeet/budgie tail feathers are changing colors from soft whitish yellow to grey. They look almost as if they are just dirty from dragging the tail, except that the greying seems to be also along the scallops edges the wing feathers on top of her back. The last time she molted a long tail feather […]

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