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Best diet for sick canary

I adopted two canaries last December. Had checkup, seemed ok. In June one died suddenly. Necropsy and pathology reports revealed bleeding ulcers in pre-stomach and stomach. Severe vitamin a deficiency. Secondary infection. His mate has blood in her poop, and also kidney problem. She is taking medication that serves as a “band aid,” and antibiotic […]

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How to take care?

IS it necessary to turn off ceiling fans when there is a bird flying around ?

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Claw maintenance

Good afternoon, My best mate is an Eclectus Parrot named Rocky….. well his whole name is Sir MisterRocksteady. My question is about Claw maintenance, he is 4 years old (in 2 months) now and im finding right foot, forward close to body claw is curling…. its seems to be curling tight, i would say the […]

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Vitamin E Supplement

I have an older female budgie with fatty lipomas. Vitamin E and biotin (with a low-fat diet) is suggested by birdvet.com.au. Is it safe to put the oil from Vitamin E capsules in her food or water? [The vet can’t diagnose her further without $400 x-rays.]

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

Is turkey tail mushroom immune supplements safe for budgies? I have an older budgie that possibly has kidney/liver disease and fatty lipomas. The vet suggested moving her to a diet of nutri berries. What else can I give her to ease her discomfort and speed recovery?

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Conure Pairing

We want to get a second conure to house with our 2 yr old Black-capped male conure. Is the pairing most likely to work out if we pair a male or a female with our male ? Is it best to try to find one about the same age? Thank you!

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Let out of cage?

Is it OK to let my new budgie out of its cage before he has been tamed?

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2 birds

What is your thought on keeping 2 Rosellas together as pets in a cage not a breeding pair. Will this work

Nutriberries for sick birds

At one time you offered a product for sick birds called (I think) Nutri-An, available through the avian vet. Do you still offer that product. I searched the site for it and nothing came up. Thanks.

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Sitting on my head

I have two beautiful love birds, a male peach faced lovebird and a female dutch faced lovebird. They are now 8 months old very soon to turn 9 months old, and have just started sitting on my head. They were previously clipped but their wings have grown back and now fly freely around the home […]

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My New Parrot Has Lost Her Love of Her Life…

Hello! I have recently taken a parrot out of an EXTREMELY neglectful environment. she used to have a friend that she loved more than anything with her.  I felt that was at least a little more acceptable that they were never taken out of their cage or played with or anything bcuz at least they […]

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Cockatiel Molting year round

I have a cockatiel I raised by hand that is getting fairly old. She seems to molt year round and has for many years. That can’t be too good for her. Why is she doing this and is there a way to help her not have to molt.

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Found Baby Wild Bird

What do mamma birds do when a baby bird prematurely jumps from the nest and crashes? I’ve been scouring the web and can’t find the answer. Do they try to help? If so, for how long? I’ve found info on mourning, but don’t see any details about for how long. Any resources you can find […]

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parakeet wings

i dont know who did it but my birds missing 3 tips on her right wing. her behavor is funny. can she die from it and what can i do to help?

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Size of cage

For a single parakeet or budgie, what size cage do you recommend? Thanks

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Whats my Parakeet’s sex?

I was reading that parakeets cere confirm the sex of the parakeet.I have a parakeet with a purple cere. Problem is the parakeet does everything a female does.i dont know if its a female or male.

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Window air conditioner

I have a small room with a window air conditioner. My cage is right next to the window and I do keep the air away from him. My concern is that the window air conditioner makes noise while is on. Is it ok to keep it on at nights or should I keep it off […]

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shredding paper

hi there. We use newspaper on the bottom of our cage for our sun conure.He constantly shreds it even outside the breeding period.He has wooden toys all the time in his cage.Is there something he is lacking or is he just a meathead?

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Licorice root

Can I offer licorice root as a treat for my African Grey to munch on or tear apart ?

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flying away when my hand goes close to them

hi this is a question regarding taming. I handfed my birds since day zero, they are 3 months old now, whenever i go close to the cage both the birds used to come for petting, they were fine till yesterday i dont know what happened to them today they were not coming to me and […]

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Long vacation for First Time

I’ve had my parakeet for over a year now and he’s grown super attached to me. Last summer I left my keet at home with a trusted family member for a 3 day vacation. When I came back he had multiple pin feathers on his head and he’d plucked feathers from his legs and under […]

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Military Macaw

I have. Military macaw. He is my soul mate. When a female comes over he is smitten. He will get off his cage and attack me. Soon as the female ( human) leaves he is sweet and loving to me. ????? Any idea why?

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Safe food

I have a goffin cockatoo and she is currently on Roudybush renal care pellet formula for many years. Her kidney levels are fine. The vet recommends that I put her on a supplement for Omega 3 & 6 for her health. I asked if I can include another pelleted formula to help with the benefits […]

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Found Bird

Hi! Is it possible for an escaped budgie to fly 120 miles and find us in pristine condition? Just found someones budgie, and someone is claiming it as theirs, would like to get to the bottom of it.

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should I get my cockatiel a friend?

I got a pearl cockatiel from a neglectful situation 3 months ago. she is 12 years old and has never had another cockatiel in the house as her. I know I should keep at least 2 cockatiels together, but is it too late to try to find her a friend? she seems interested in my […]

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My new Blue and Gold Macaw

Hi!  I just bought a 6 year old Macaw. The lady at the store said she had raised him from a baby, then sold him to a couple and one of them developed an allergy to him so they sold him back to the original owner.  I visited the bird multiple times to ensure that we would be a good fit and now that I have him home, he won’t let me take him out of his cage. He has bitten me twice, but has not broken the skin…

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Female and male ringneck parrots

Hi there im abit worried about my parrots because they both behaving weirdly.  I have a blue irn and green the blue 1 is a male cuz he has the ring but the green 1 i brought when she/he was 3months old i was told it was a male but seeing the behaviour between them shows me its actually a female and i was wondering if i could sell the female and keep the male as they only known eachother for like 2 weeks…

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Cockatoo nesting behavior

My cockatoo is over 40 years old, He was very attached to me ,but I gave him a plastic white top to a can , it’s about the same size as a hairspray can top. I thought he would enjoy playing with the top. My bird sits on the top 24/7 he will not leave it for more than 10 minutes. Is this normal? Is it okay for me to allow him to sit on this can top? It’s as if he thinks it is his egg?

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About Talking

I have few tame n talking parrots like, correla cockatoo and indian ringneck along with African Grey. my African grey is learning and trying to speak…

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Green cheek conure feeding and training

I recently purchased a 2 year old green cheeked Conure from a parrot rescue place. He does not like being touched, but once I have him in my hands he’s ok, but would fly off once I’d release my grip. He isn’t interested in biting, has never tried to. He’s a very fussy eater…

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Freezing lafeber product

Concerning pellets and other fortified food, I’m always afraid that, once the package is opened, the food (especially the oil in the food) is going to be oxidated and deteriorate rather quickly…

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Can I keep my parakeet in his cage without letting him out for a week?

Hello! I’ve got a 1+ year old male albino parakeet. His name is Yuki. He’s very energetic, playful, and loving. He loves to be out of his cage all the time and he flys all around the house. Anyway, we’re going on vacation next week and we’ll be gone exactly for a week. We’re leaving Yuki with a friend…

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Are Cockatiels Good Starter Birds?

Are cockatiels good birds for beginners that don’t have any bird experience? I’m interested in a bird that isn’t too small and I can build a trusted relationship with, and the cockatiel seemed just right…

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Doesn’t sit on a eggs

I have purchase a pair of cocktail bwith eggs 2 day before, so they don’t sit on egss i dont know what is the problem..and how we overcome this problem..plz help me…

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Water

My parakeet is ill, and I believe has the common fatty liver disease from an all seed diet. I lost one quickly in March, I think from the same thing, very little symptoms that I noticed, gone within 8 hours…

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HELP! My baby is biting!

Hello! So I actually just got my first Quaker parrot a little over a month ago. And we have bonded very quickly! He’s not entirely comfortable with being pet yet, but he’s very loving and chatty and whenever I leave the room he’ll call out for me to make sure I’m okay…

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Rehomed Gray

I rehomed a 4 yr old female Gray She came in a 23x23x34 cage with 1/2 in perch I tried to replace them with 1 in. perch she wanted nothing to do with it hung on the back of the cage until I removed it…

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Beak Too Long

Our Yellow-naped Amazon, Ian, is in need of a beak trim. Our Avian vet diagnosed him with liver disease and obesity. He would not trim his beak..

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Parakeet Sexing

Currently, my family has two parakeets. We know that male parakeets have a blueish-purple cere, and females have a peachy-white cere. However, one of our parakeets ceres has changed from a vibrant, certain blue to a peach color (since purchasing the bird seven years ago), and is taking heavy interest in the nesting box recently put on the cage…

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Green, Blue, Yellow Parakeets

My three daughters are asking for a parakeet each. They each want a different color parakeet. I have purchased a large cage for small birds. ..

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Feeding lovebird

I’m going to be getting a pair of love birds soon and wanted to now what would be a good mix diet for them use your feeds . I’m looking for a main , snack . Thinking of using cakes but not sure witch one best…

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How Much To Feed My Conure

I have an eleven year old Blue Crown Conure. In August I was able to switch him from a high seed (junk food) commercial diet to Nutriberries and Avicakes. ..

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Switching from Seed to Pellets

I have been trying for the last two weeks to convert my eleven year old Blue Crown Conure from a seed diet to pellets. I have mixed the two together, decreasing the seed amount with each feeding…

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