Does A Lung Transplant Patient Need To Get Rid Of Her Macaw?

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I just got off the phone with Andrea, a very good customer of ours.

Andrea was fortunate enough to get a lung transplant at the age of 70.

Her primary surgeon told her many things but two outstanding thoughts were, “we’ve probably added about six years to your life” and “you have to get rid of your (blue and gold) macaw.”

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Should I Get A Conure With 4 Cats And A Dog In My Home?

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Leahloveskittens writes

 

I am a teen in the process of saving up for a green cheeked conure while I’m still in school.

 

I have done a lot of research on them.

 

The problem is that my family also has 4 cats and a dog.

 

I was planning on getting a tall cage and putting in a corner so the bird has a corner to retreat to in case of a cat attacking somehow, but now I’m worried that I just shouldn’t get a bird at all so I don’t make it get hurt.

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What Sacrifices Do We Make To Rescue Pet Birds?

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S***h writes

 

Dear Mitch, I was glad that you put that sick animal abuser in his or her place when you responded to the “Duct taped Cockatoo” post.

 

I once rescued a poor blue and gold that was up in a tree for three days.

 

Its owner was absent and I believe that she was mentally ill, but that’s no excuse for the perch that I found on the apartment property that had lots of duct tape where the parrot perched and the amount of neglect that I saw that the poor Macaw had been through.

 

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Can Ultrasound Plug-in Pest Controls Harm Pet Birds?

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Laurie asks

Can ultrasound plug-in pest controls harm caged birds? Thanks

 

Hi Laurie

 

I would not take the chance – if its an ionic version it can definitely be harmful

 

From a manufacturer’s website.

 

Birds – Birds vary so much in size, breed and behavior. We have no way to guarantee the Ultimate AT will or will not bother your bird. To be safe, we recommend not using the AT in the same room as your bird, or near the birds cage. Some customers have reported their birds seem bothered by the ultrasound; other customers tell us their birds seem just fine.

 

Best

Mitchr

Is There A Hormone To Calm My Over Sexed African Grey Parrot?

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I have had my male African grey parrot for 28 years.

 

When he matured sexually years ago he started plucking.

 

I have him on a plumage supplement now and he has lots of new quills and looks much better.

 

However, he humps my arm with a thick sweater on.

 

He goes to completion if I let him once a day.

 

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Is A Feliway Diffuser Safe To Use In A Very Large Room With Parrots?

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Question from Donna Stone

Firstly what is Feliway Diffuser?

According to their website.

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser is a clinically proven solution to comfort cats at home and may help decrease urine spraying, scratching or hiding.

  1. Nurtures your relationship with your cat, by creating a loving environment at home. The continuous effect provides constant calming and comfort to your cat.
  2. Clinically proven, Veterinary used and recommended

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Can I Train An Aggressive 7 YO African Grey?

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Inna asks

Hello. We have a 7 year old African grey.

 

Unfortunately we made a mistake and did not train him properly.

 

We are having problems with his behavior.

 

He attacks. He bites. He is angry.

 

He only obeys one person in the house.

 

Is it too late to train him?

 

Who can we turn to?

Thank you. 

 

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