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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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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Answers For A Cockatiel Pulling Out His Wing Feathers And A Cockatiel With Cataracts

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Dear Mitch I wanted to ask for your advice.

 

My male cockatiel is pulling his feathers out from under his wings.

 

I brought him to one avian vet who did blood work.

 

That was a dead end.

 

The 2nd vet sent droppings to a lab and that was negative.

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How do we know parrots enjoy anything?

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How do we know parrots enjoy anything?

 

Another question recently asked on Quora was “what do parrots do for fun”?

 

We know parrots prefer “working” for food versus simply eating from overflowing bowls of bird food blends.

 

We know correlation does not necessarily imply causation but can we correctly infer that work & play are one and the same for a parrot?

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Cream Cheese, Rescue Budgie Number 10 In Our Flock

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This has become a helluva slippery slope.

 

0 to 10 budgies in 25 months.

 

They are in this big beautiful Prevue F050 aviary.

 

They’ve created their own micro culture.

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

First of all you do not indicate the bird’s lifestyle.

Will this be a solitary bird who spends a lot of time in the cage or will the bird be out of the cage a lot and basically used for sleeping?

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What Are The Most Difficult Parrots To Keep As Pets For Most Bird Owners

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What are the most difficult parrots to keep as pets for most bird owners?

First a little housekeeping.

When we talk about species of birds, it’s important to be specific.

To say that “cockatoos are needy”  would be inaccurate.

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How Caged Bird Keepers Get The Lighting Thing Wrong

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The quality of light has little use for a captive bird.

 

It’s the light cycle that means everything.

 

Is lighting necessary to house parrots properly?

 

Are there any specific requirements with the lighting?

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