Fruit Flies Are Bothering My Umbrella Cockatoos (And Me)

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Oh, hi. Good morning. My favorite bird people. How are you doing?

 

Good Martha. How about yourself?

 

Oh wonderful. I’m sitting here with my two umbrella cockatoos and we have some fruit flies.

 

I was wondering if you have any product I could order that might help with that?

 

Let me double check.

 

Sure.

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My Cockatiel Is Going Through Ascites.  

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Name: Cynthia

 

Hello.

 

I came across the story about your cockatiel Popcorn.

 

I am going through the exact same thing with my cockatiel.

 

Can you tell me the outcome?

 

I know it is likely grim.

 

Thank you, Cynthia and Bindi

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Should We Anesthetize Birds For Exams And Blunt Their Beaks?

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The following comment is in reference to a blog post entitled  “How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

 

Russ commented:


FIRST OFF, Blunt Keto’s beak at the vet.

 

My vet is Scott McDonald, who puts all birds under gas for examination & grooming (STRESS FREEEEE).

 

His clinics are several per month in his Clarendon Hills home.

 

The best of the best.


SECOND: as with my 15 y.o. Pionus, teach Keto the difference between GOOD & BAD (or NO GOOD), by saying REPEATEDLY OVER & OVER AGAIN & AGAIN “Good Boy!”

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How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

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We rescued a 15-year-old African ringneck about two months ago and renamed him Keto.

If he gets near my hand or arm he will lash out and try to bite me.

I’m very careful to avoid this.

Interestingly enough Catherine will draw him out of the cage with his big bell toy and he will play in her lap for half an hour, as long as she has the bell toy.

He will do anything for the bell toy.

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Can I Grab My Parakeets While In Their Cage

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First of all people who state absolute truths about bird care as in yes and no have much to learn.

To answer this question with an emphatic “no”, begs even more queries:

  1. It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier?
  2. The bird is sick or injured in the cage, now what?
  3. How do I get the bird to examine it?
  4. What if I need to weigh the bird?

If you just want to let the bird out by opening the cage door have you examined your home?

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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage

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I have a young Galah parrot (aka rose breasted cockatoo) who is missing her toes on one foot.

 

She was three weeks old when she developed constricted toe and had the amputation, so she really has no idea that she’s handicapped.

 

Editor’s note: Animals never do.

 

She’s a little over two years old now. (1st April 2016)

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