Why Captive Birds Don’t Need To Learn How To Fly

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File under “the universe is too complicated to be arbitrary” which begs the question “does a dyslexic agnostic believe in dog?”

 

From our Birdie Bruch reader Betsy L.

 

THANK YOU for today’s (9/11/16) birdy brunch!  It was perfectly timed….

 

Yesterday evening, a Quaker parrot landed on my friend’s head while he was out on his deck (near Lawrence and Kedzie – in Chicago).

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Cream Cheese, Rescue Budgie Number 10 In Our Flock

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This has become a helluva slippery slope.

 

0 to 10 budgies in 25 months.

 

They are in this big beautiful Prevue F050 aviary.

 

They’ve created their own micro culture.

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My Peach-faced lovebird made an egg.

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Re: My Peach-faced lovebird made an egg.

Unfertilized, she has no mate.

Yesterday she was a tiny velociraptor defending her nest,and I’ve been watching her ‘egg bum’ for a couple of days, now.

This morning she was bouncy and happy, apparently relieved of her butt burden, but this is not over, her bum is still looking eggy.

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

First of all you do not indicate the bird’s lifestyle.

Will this be a solitary bird who spends a lot of time in the cage or will the bird be out of the cage a lot and basically used for sleeping?

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Why Is My Cockatiel Pulling Feathers From Under His Wings

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Why Is My Cockatiel Pulling Feathers From Under His Wings

From: JANNINE P

Date: Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Dear Mitch

I wanted to ask for your advise.

My male cockatiel is pulling his feathers out from under his wings.

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How To Stop An Elenora Cockatoo Plucker And A Screaming Citron Cockatoo

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Good morning, I get your newsletter every Sunday.

 

We have an elenora cockatoo (aka medium sulfur crested) that we have had for 21 years.

 

We got her when she was 4 months old.

 

Within the last two years she has started to yell.

 

Within the last year it has gotten real bad.

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What Makes A Hand Tamed Baby Bird?

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Stephanie wrote:

Hello, I am hoping you can help me.

 

About three weeks ago I got a baby parakeet, I was told the bird was 10 weeks old.

 

The bird had black on its beak, and the cere was still purple in color. 

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How Winter Places Stress On Captive Birds

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Birds have a highly developed sense of light. In humans, we perceive light through our eyes.
Our feathered friends have an additional way of interpreting light conditions, a special gland which surrounds the eye. Read more on this
As days get shorter and the temperature falls, we want you to be aware of some issues the changing weather may have on your birds.
In the wild, animals rely on the cycling of the sun, and the seasons to adjust their biological clocks and metabolism. It is the sun, and changes in the quality of light and length of the day which set the stage for breeding, migration, molting, and daily behavior patterns.
 
I hope this helps you understand why we feel the lighting category on our site is so important to your Bird’s well-being. A full-spectrum light and timer on top of your birds cage can help address everything from behavioral issues to incessant egg laying.

 

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