A Better Bird Ep 16 Taking In 3 More Rescue Budgies Brings Our Flock to 11 – Video

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One of the challenges of keeping nine budgies in a single aviary is identification.

So here are some notes that we made to help even ourselves keep everyone’s straight.

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Why Is This Jubilee (Hybrid) Macaw Having A Difficult Molt?

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Donna B writes on 9/9/2018

I have a 6-1/2 year old Jubilee Macaw (named Bijou) who seems to be having a very difficult molt.

I am concerned his constant picking might turn in to plucking.

Bijou has begun constantly picking on himself and pulls out not only larger feathers but also small to mid size feathers and gray fluff.

As of now, however, I don’t see any skin abrasions or blood.  

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How We Hope To Teach Better Cage Bird Keeping Practices With Video

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Firstly I don’t think we spend enough time thanking you, our readers, our customers and everyone involved in the Windy City Parrot community devoted exclusively to keeping birds in our homes.

Your feedback, your questions in your responses drive us to do everything we can to help that FID (feathered kid) you have chosen to care for.

Circling back to who we are.

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A Better Bird Ep 13 – How Bird Proof Is Your Home? Video

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In about 24 months our household has gone from 0 to 8 birds.

Six budgies (2 males/4 females), a female Senegal (surgically sexed) and a male African ringneck (males have the ring).

I fondly call the budgies my little hooligans who have their own cage as does Peaches our 9 year old female Senegal and Keto the newest member to our family, the 17-year-old male African ringneck.

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