Do Parrots Make Good Pets For Seniors And More Pet Bird Care Answers

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https://www.quora.com/Do-parrots-make-good-pets-for-seniors

 

At 67 (note profile pic) I have 10 budgies and a 15 yo African ringneck, all rescues.

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There is an enormous number of older rescue birds available.

BTW Dr. Karen Becker has a case study of a certified 25 yo budgie.

I personally know 30 yo cockatiels.

Most birds are rehomed because of timing, bad behavior, noise or new children.

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CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil

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On June 2, 2018 I responded to the question Would CBD Oil Help A One Eyed African Grey?

 

I, for the most part, pleaded ignorance and suggested that he not give his African Grey CBD oil based on my “spidey sense.”

 

Now I’m seeing more conversations about the use of CBD oil on all sorts of animals but obviously, my concern is the effects of CBD oil on our pet birds.

 

Let’s take a deep dive into the subject, shall we?

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Can Birds Safely Eat Dirt And Other Pet Bird Care Answers

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Actually, my dogs are given mostly a raw diet and I supplement a little kibble.

 

I have to put her away until they’re done or she chases them from their own food :).

 

Thoughts, please. 

 

Dear Pam

 

The dirt in your houseplants is more dangerous than the kibble.

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How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

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And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone

 

I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.

 

This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 

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How This Blind Couple Handles 4 Parrots

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Debra C. writes:

I enjoyed the article entitled “Should Blind People Own Pet Birds“.

 

My husband and I are both totally blind.

 

I am 62 and Barry my husband is 67.

 

I have kept birds most of my adult life since I was in my early 20s.

 

I have never had a really large bird the largest being my precious male blue-headed Pionus, Andy.

 

I also have 3 budgies, Jade, Turquoise, and Lavender.

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Does Styptic Powder On Blood Feathers Hurt My Bird?

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Sarah writes:

Hi Mitch,

 

I’m a 25-year parrot rescue and parrot care specialist. 

 

In reading your blog about “Should a blind person care for a parrot,”. 

 

I was reading the blind woman’s response and her description about putting styptic powder on a blood feather. 

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Will Vitamin E Help Heal My Birds Foot Sores

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Hi Mitch,

 

Thank you so much for getting back to me, what you had to say was very helpful. 

 

I do not know how to send pictures from my Chrome book, only know how to send pictures with my phone, I’m not very good with technology. 

 

I did get Alex a rope perch recently, but he won’t go near it as of yet.

 

I read on the parrot forum that Vitamin E oil is good for pressure sores. 

 

Do you agree? 

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My Sun Conure Laid 2 Eggs But Has No Mate

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My sun conure just laid 2 eggs in 2 days without a mate.

 

Is this reason for concern or is it natural, she is about 2 years old and has never done this.

 

I keep a little tent for her to hide in which sits on top of her cage and is the only place where she will play with the toys I give her.

 

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