Do Bird Food Pellets Affect A Parrotlet’s Mutation Colors?

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Hi, I’m a long time customer and newsletter subscriber.

 

I have currently have 6 birds which include 2 special needs parakeets that we adopted, 1 fancy parakeet,  green and yellow coloration and is the most normal and closest to their original color before mutations.

 

2 green check conures, and last but not least, the bird I have a question about, my yellow color mutation parrotlet.

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My Peach-faced lovebird made an egg

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Unfertilized, she has no mate.

Yesterday my lovebird 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. Lovebirds usually have 5 eggs in a clutch..?

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What To Feed My 27 Birds From Finches To A Blue Front Amazon

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Hi I’m looking for a dietary regimen for an Amazon Blue Front parrot.

 

He is used to a seed diet and I’m looking to provide him a healthier diet.

 

Do you have any recommendations?

 

Also I need a healthy diet for a sun conure. A dietary regimen for parakeets and also for finches of various varieties.

 

I’m looking to save money considering I have 27 different birds.

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Sex and the Single Bird

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There’s two sides to this conversation.
There’s the “your bird needs to have some sort of sexual satisfaction in it’s life” and there’s the “what sex is your bird”?
 
Let’s start with bird sexing.
 
About 20 to 25% of parrots are classified as sexually dimorphic.
This means you can tell them apart by their color. Male Eclectus parrots are green and females are red.
Male Indian and African Ringnecks, when mature (at about 18 months) have a neck ring, females have no ring.  Continue reading “Sex and the Single Bird”
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How far is too far out of the birdcage?

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This post was originally published 04/30/16

This image received a lot of negative blow back on social media about how the bird was being imperiled.

As an avid motorcyclist, I know the first rule motorcycling is “if you don’t want to be injured on a motorcycle – don’t get on a motorcycle”.

 

If this motorcyclist were to have an accident – be it solo like running off the road or a collision with another vehicle – I think it would be more likely that the bird would fly away unharmed With the human sustaining injuries.

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Your bird’s cage size matters less than you think

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This post was originally published 4/15/16

I’m feeling a bit cantankerous “hey you kids get off my lawn” and argumentative.

The source of which can be found in the second post in this week’s Birdie Brunch.

First a Popcorn update 

I can’t with certainty say she is fine.

She still pants after flying.

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Best Practices For How to Protect Your Bird This 4th of July

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You certainly need no reminder we are in the midst a long holiday weekend and Wednesday is the day we celebrate by shooting dangerous explosive devices 200 feet into the air.

Much like the Weather Channel reminds you to put a blanket in your trunk every winter, we’re here to provide a refresher for Parrot Pyrotechnic Prophylactic Preparation (that one caused a brain cramp 🙂 Continue reading “Best Practices For How to Protect Your Bird This 4th of July”

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How To Get Powdered Supplements Into Your Bird

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An oft asked question by caged bird keepers is “how do I give my bird powdered supplements”?

Pet bird supplement manufacturers are very good at letting us know what is in the supplements and providing us with precise dosages based upon the size of the bird.

 

What they never tell us is how to get the supplements IN the bird.

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