How Do I Treat Macaw Mites

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Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?

 

Hi Mitch,

Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!

 

Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused.

 

I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we bonded and I decided to adopt her instead of fostering.

 

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Medium Size Species Of Pet Birds

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Birds we classify as “Smaller” species 

FYI  There’s something like 100 species of Conures. Conures need to be subdivided into small, medium & large (which is on our to-do list)


Green cheek conures weigh 64 grams (cockatiels are about 100 grams – Patagonian conures weight about 280 grams, about the size of a Timneh African grey.

Don’t think for a minute conures can be classified into one size category

Large Canaries

Gibber Canary

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Smallest Species of Pet Birds

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Finches

Zebra Finches – Gray Chestnut Finches – Flanked White Finches – Fawns Lightback Finches – Black Cheek Finches – Black Breasted Finches – Florida Fancy Finches – Orange Breasted Finches – Penguin Finches – Pied Finches – Eumo Finches – Agate Finches – Recessive Silver Finches – Black Face Finches – Fawn/Gray Cheek Finches – Dominant Silver Finches – Crested Finches – White Finches – Yellow Beak Finches – Timor Finches – Society Finches – Society Finch (Bengalese) – White Rumped Mannikin Finches – Gray Crown Mannikin Finches – Java Finches – 

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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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