How Effective Are Flat Perches For African Grey’s?

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Hello! 

I just sent a response to my recent order for 5 more flat perches to be put into my African Grey’s cage. 

 

He was sold to me without toenails, and when I questioned the store owner, he told me “they’d grow back” which they never have. 

 

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Can A Macaw Parrot Get Cataracts?

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Can you do anything for this?

 

I have a Catalina macaw she is 30.

 

Her right eye seems to be not as clear as her left. It’s like a very lite graying.

 

Sometimes she bumps into things.

 

Her diet consists of seeds and pellets she also gets prime vitamins in her water

 

Also a little treat from our dinner plates at night.

Thanks

Steven

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4 Essential Quaker Parrot Questions Answered

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Quaker parrots a.k.a. monk parakeets are unique little birds.

 

Feathered factoid – Quakers are the only parrot that builds a nest.

 

Not just any nest – a condominium nest.

 

Quaker parakeets nests are so large that they accommodate dozens of birds who share body warmth enabling them to endure the harshness of winters in Chicago and other major cities around the country.

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How This Blind Couple Handles 4 Parrots

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Debra C. writes:

I enjoyed the article entitled “Should Blind People Own Pet Birds“.

 

My husband and I are both totally blind.

 

I am 62 and Barry my husband is 67.

 

I have kept birds most of my adult life since I was in my early 20s.

 

I have never had a really large bird the largest being my precious male blue-headed Pionus, Andy.

 

I also have 3 budgies, Jade, Turquoise, and Lavender.

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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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4 Large And Mini Macaw Problems Solved

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Janie D.

 

I have an almost 16-year-old Red Fronted Macaw. 

 

(2 – Red Fronted Macaws pictured above)

 

I got her as a 6-month-old chick and taught her bite words “hurt” and “cry”.

 

She uses them accurately! 

 

She will pinch my arm if I reach carelessly into her cage and she will say HURT! 

 

When she preens my hair and gets rough.

 

I will say are you tickling me? 

 

Then she laughs, and stops being rough and also when I tickle her!

 

Birds can learn emotions if taught what they mean. 

 

If she slips off her perch she says that hurts! Cry!

 

My husband had a Blue and Gold Macaw a few years ago. (she passed on) 

 

However, she chose him! 

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How Do I Pet My African Grey Parrot Without Getting Bit

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It’s a bird, not a dog and doesn’t necessarily want to get pet.

Birds want to be preened.

 

Re: “Larry’s was more direct”.

 

He let himself get bitten.

 

He made a fist to lessen the amount of skin the bird could get in his mouth and just let him bite.

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