What Our Readers Think About Pet Birds And CBD Oil

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These comments are in response to last weeks post CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil

 

From Taryn Palo

 

Regarding CBD oil.

 

My avian vet sells it. 

 

He’s taken care of my Umbrella cockatoo for 23 years now so I pretty much trust him. 

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What Are The Right Human And Commercial Foods For My Pet Bird

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Shouldn’t we learn how to find the right foods for our pet birds?

 

Feathered factoid: as much as 30% of a bird’s calories are used in the production and maintenance of feathers.

 

Editor’s note: We don’t know what bird food your bird will like any more than what you like on Netflix.

 

“Transparent”, “Scandal” or “The Walking Dead,” shows are both loved and reviled.

 

We do know that instinctively your bird has a desire to “search” or “forage” for food seven days a week.

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CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil

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On June 2, 2018 I responded to the question

I, for the most part, pleaded ignorance and suggested that he not give his African Grey CBD oil based on my “spidey sense.”

 

Now I’m seeing more conversations about the use of CBD oil on all sorts of animals but obviously, my concern is the effects of CBD oil on our pet birds.

 

Let’s take a deep dive into the subject, shall we?

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How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

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And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone

 

I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.

 

This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 

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Does Styptic Powder On Blood Feathers Hurt My Bird?

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Sarah writes:

Hi Mitch,

 

I’m a 25-year parrot rescue and parrot care specialist. 

 

In reading your blog about “Should a blind person care for a parrot,”. 

 

I was reading the blind woman’s response and her description about putting styptic powder on a blood feather. 

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Mickey And Her Senegals

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Hi…I am a long-time friend of Nora…havent’ been able to contact her…so I am turning to you guys.

 

I will try to make a very long story short.

 

I adopted Kirby a 6-year-old Senegal, male, about 6 years ago. He is now about 15, not sure, don’t remember what year I got him…

 

Can’t get near him to read a band.

 

Anyway….he is a BEAST.

 

After many years of being mutilated by this bird…I decided to get him a woman to perhaps mellow him out and have company.

 

Needless to say… Zipper is a WONDERFUL friendly sweetheart.

 

He HATES her too !

 

I bought a large really nice cage to give them their space, yet he still terrorizes her at times.

 

I love Kirby… I really do, but I am about done with his BiPolar personality.

 

He talks up a storm, lures you in…then BAMMO!!

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My Green-cheek Conure Seems To Be Molting All The Time

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Yes I have another question for you, my green-cheek conure seems to be molting all the time and he’s lost the two big red feathers in the tail and I can feel the feathers under his skin in between his back and wing feathers is this normal or is he short on calcium he will not touch a cuttlebone or any calcium bone to rub down his nails or beak so I have two perches, that are rough, he is a year and a half old, already really molted. 

 

Thank you very much! Jane

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Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds

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This might be an interesting topic for a Birdie Brunch! 

 

Hello, I’m Laurie Cannon, who wrote to you about the possibility of adopting an older Green-Winged Macaw. 

 

We didn’t do that, however, we did contact a breeder about a Panama Amazon baby. 

 

She seemed almost horrified when she found out both my husband and I are totally blind. 

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