When Environmental Accidents Stress A Pet Bird To The Breaking Point

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about “You Are Sick With No Caique Caregiver – Now What?

In this follow up thread we learn that “yes, it can always be worse.”

Hello Catherine,

I had written to you several weeks ago pertaining to the safety of microwaveable popcorn.

Two weeks ago, this coming Monday, I had kidney surgery and returned to my apartment door being busted into (door locks forcibly opened). 

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Why Birds Should Fear Humans Not Feral Cats

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For those of you new to the discussion I recently reposted an evergreen article about the effect of feral cats on earth’s bird population.

 

This is a question from one of our nearest and dearest customers along with my response.

 

Hi Mitch. You know me. 

 

I’m a long-time customer of your store and will continue to be as long as the three of us are still alive on this earth. 

 

So it is with respect and affection that I tell you that it is irresponsible of you to deny that feral cats are harming wild birds. 

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How To Keep Budgies Warm And Plump For Winter

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Wintertime in NSW Australia

G’day from Down Under,

Here in Tamworth, we are just about to go into winter.

Editors note: that’s early June Endnote

The temperature can occasionally get as low as -10c (14f), usually about 0 to -2c.

I was hoping you can advise me on what to do to look after my two little budgies and green cheeked conure through the worst of it.

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Should I Give My Pet Bird A Mirror Or Not

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The original question came from Quora

Is it okay if a bird sees the reflection of her cage in a mirror from a little distance? Does this make the same effect of a mirror inside of the cage?

 

One of the answers read: “Larger birds such as parrots have no trouble telling that their reflection is not another bird. For smaller birds, the mirror would probably need to be in the cage so that the bird could actually play with its reflection.”

 

but the answer makes no sense.

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Do Dowel Perches Harm Budgies Feet – Avian Diabetes – Shoes – Avocados

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Notably absent from the prior answers (on Quora) are the words “and I inspect my bird’s feet by flipping him over and examining his feet under a magnifying glass on a regular basis.”

 

As a vendor of bird cages and accessories for over 25 years, we advise people to take the dowel rod perches out of the cage immediately upon assembly.

 

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Can Birds Safely Eat Dirt And Other Pet Bird Care Answers

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Actually, my dogs are given mostly a raw diet and I supplement a little kibble.

 

I have to put her away until they’re done or she chases them from their own food :).

 

Thoughts, please. 

 

Dear Pam

 

The dirt in your houseplants is more dangerous than the kibble.

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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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Will Vitamin E Help Heal My Birds Foot Sores

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Hi Mitch,

 

Thank you so much for getting back to me, what you had to say was very helpful. 

 

I do not know how to send pictures from my Chrome book, only know how to send pictures with my phone, I’m not very good with technology. 

 

I did get Alex a rope perch recently, but he won’t go near it as of yet.

 

I read on the parrot forum that Vitamin E oil is good for pressure sores. 

 

Do you agree? 

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