What Are Some Tips for Keeping a Parrot?

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I wear many hats at Windy City Parrot.

 

About 30% of my week I wear my CMO hat which means Chief Marketing Officer.

 

In keeping well-versed in marketing I read a huge amount of content.

 

One recurring theme I see is this is the way I should be marketing to millennial’s.

The perfect way to market to millennial’s is……..

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Where Do I Find Off-hour Emergency Veterinary Care? (and much more)

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A while back I wrote about 

Help! My Bird’s Egg Bound but the Vet Won’t be In Until Tomorrow.

 

I was talking on the phone to Dr. Byron de la Navarre recently about avian vitamin D3 testing (under wraps during research) when we got off-track for a moment and began a conversation about veterinary emergency care for birds.

 

So your task for today after you’re done with brunch is to find a local emergency care veterinary facility (if you have on in your area), make a note and put it on the refrigerator

 

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How Do I Care for My Caique Who Suffered a Stroke?

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Good morning. 

 

My 29-year-old Caique parrot Skeeter had a stroke 10 days ago. 

 

The vet who treated him sent him home the same day with antibiotics and calcium; told me to keep him in his travel cage which was padded with towels, and wished me good luck. 

 

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Do You Think That Birds Are Unhappy in a Bird Cage?

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The problem with Quora is that anecdotal answers are opinions, not answers.

 

Another problem with answering this question is where would we find benchmarks for bird happiness?

 

I know when my ringneck is happy eating because he talks to his food.

If anyone walks into a room where he was alone for more than 2 minutes he will insist on “conversation: with him doing most of the talking.

 

But communicating his happiness or displeasure about any of his birdcages (he has 4), is something still opaque to me.

 

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Can I Use Oils And Candles Near My Pet Birds?

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Denise asks

I have an amazon and a hahns mccaw.

 

Can you please tell me what oils are safe to use once in a while in my diffusers?

 

I have used scentsy , and also bath and body works candles not a lot of use at all as the scents sort of even bother me!

 

thank you appreciate it.

denise

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Can Extended Loud Noises Hurt Your Birds Ears?

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Editor’s note: full transparency, I don’t think we’ve ever covered the subject of pet birds and hearing.

 

Once again a loyal reader comes through with a potentially serious issue that until now we have left opaque.

 

Many of us take for granted that our birds can hear but exactly how good is their hearing, how has it evolved and how do they use it?

 

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If I Have Asthma Should I Get Rid Of Our 2 Birds Per My Doctor?

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Lori Seaton asks: Like the new format. I have asthma. Dr. Suggest that I get rid of our 2 birds… LOl not going to happen.

 

I had all the problems before we got the birds. What kind of air cleaner is best. We rent our apartment. Thank You.

 

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