Question category: Health

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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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Cockatiel molt

Hello! My cockatiel (Luna) is going through her first molt. I feel horrible. I don’t even want to know what her skin feels like. She is molting pretty heavily and I was wondering if it’s normal to molt and regrow down feathers. You can’t see them unless I move the feathers on top of them, […]

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Too many parakeets

I have a friend who has about 20 parakeets they all live in one big cage. He needs to get homes for all of them. It can not be healthy for him or the birds. He did bring some to the humane society but they could not take anymore . His home is very smell […]

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Parrot scape

I had a brazian readheaded parrot for many many years I taught him how to look for food he was free on my house and in the garden he took a couple times a little fly around nothing serious ,he always landed and start to call me desperately–but last Easter I took him to my […]

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Can radon kill a budgie?

We lost two parakeets very quickly. The first one lived only a few weeks. We thought it was a fluke so we got another and it died in a few days. We had the vet do a necropsy but she couldn’t find any disease or heavy metals. We tested everything we could think of. (formaldehyde, […]

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Fluffy cockatiel

I am concerned because my female ‘tiel is too much fluffy and I’ve been told that she is 2 months old (I bought her like 2 weeks ago). So, I am worried if she is fine or she is sick, plus she eats a lot. I am worried because the other male cockatiel is not […]

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cleaning the humans house

What kind of cleaning products can I use to clean my house but not harm my birds? This has probably been asked but I am new to owning birds. Thank You.

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Fluffy cockatiel

We think our tile is a girl. has not talked or sings, just whistling when we get home. I freak myself out watching videos of sick birds and then I am watching like a hawk so to speak. Is it bad that my tiel will sit on the chair and get fluffy and fall asleep? […]

Shared Ownership

Have you ever heard of anyone sharing the ownership of a bird successfully? i’m not talking about shared custody in a divorce but literally sharing the life of the bird into separate dwellings over equal share parts of time . I am considering it as an alternative to rehoming my Goffin.

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My African Gray is sick

My dog managed to put a tooth into our African Gray in between the cage bar. It did bleed from the below the eye. Since then the bird does not make any noise and is lethargic can’t seem to be able to keep his eyes opens and we noticed he hasn’t eaten or drank water. […]

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Bengaleze Finch

My Bengaleze finch has it’s beak open & closing as though it is panting & gasping for air. It also flicks it’s head from side to side now & then. Otherwise it is in good health. It is flying around, eating & drinking OK. I have isolated it in a cage from my other finches […]

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Leave alone?

I have only had my cockatiels about a month. Next week I am leaving for 3 days. Can I leave extra food for them or should I find someone to come feed them daily?

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Essential oils ok?

My question is not using essential oils on my parrotlet or diffusing them into the air. I would like to for example put a couple of drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball around 6 feet away from the birdcage.

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Sick Amazon Parrot

I have a sick amazon parrot that need to see a vet. Here in the Cayman Islands we do not have an avian vet. The only vets available here are regular vets and a wildlife vet. Who would you suggest.

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open mouh breathing Amazon

My 40 year oldyellow naped amazon has his mouth open most of the time while resting. no heavy breathing or nose discharge.

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