Question category: Health

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Leaving my bird

i am leaving for a week and i live in a rural area and i don’t have someone who can watch him or come over and i can’t not go. will he be okay if i give him plenty of food and water, new toys and a mirror 🙁 ?

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Breath and seeds

Is it normal for a green cheek conure to breath heavy when hot and is there seeds in the normal pet shop mixes they cant eat

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Cockatiel Leg Broken

My female cockatiel Leg has been broken. She had hit fan, no other injuries just right leg broken. My couple has given babies three months ago. I have, few questions. Still she able to breed? Her partner will accept her again? Will the leg be cure?

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yellow pooh

ive just bought a linnet hen and noticed her pooh has been yellow for the last 2 days .I think it could be her liver..is there a treatment for this thanks

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Avicakes seem dry

My green cheek conure used to love avicakes, but only when they are fresh and chewy. Lately, even though the package has a 2021 exp date, they do not seem as chewy and are more brittle. Now she won’t eat them. These are the main pelleted food she would eat. What is up?

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Cockatoo

My Cockatoo has recently started bending way over to watch herself poop. Is there a reason for this behavior? She is 29 1/2 years old and very well adjusted.

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Parakeet

How long can you keep your parakeet in a cage on any given day? Our parakeet is about a 1 year and 3 months old. Thanks in advance.

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Calming supplement

Do you have a calming supplement that you recommend? Our daughter has been using Avitech Avicalm for her cockatiel, but apparently the company is no longer in business. Please let us know if you have any recommendations. Thank you.

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is my budgie dying???

hello Ive had two budgies,male and female for about a year… they never bread today i noticed changes in the male budgie; his beak is turning black with sort of granulates and his legs are full with white dendruffs and swollen a bit. is he sick? or is it just a phase??? im worried about […]

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cockatiel losing feathers around eye

Hi, My son has a cockatiel, named Steve. It has been to a vet, they said he has liver and kidney problems. Today, Steve is losing feathers near his eye. Samuel phoned the vet and they stated they said the omega irritation can cause feather loss. Can you please let us know if you think […]

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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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