We’ve learned how much we know and don’t know about captive bird care after taking the exam

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Find the Birdy IQ exam here if you haven’t taken it

Of the first 170 exams we had a 25% pass with 75% correct answers to 44 multiple and true/false questions

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What is the life expectancy of a parrot?

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There are no ways to predict the lifespan of any bird. The American Veterinarian Association says that 50% of all pet bird deaths are the result of malnutrition.

 

I was at a seminar where nationally known avian veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker spoke. She related a story of how an 80-year-old woman brought in a budgie for a wellness check.

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How Windy City Parrot Looks At Our Bird’s Holistically

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Pet food manufacturers as well as Internet “influencers” somehow associate the word “holistic” with “healthy” which indicates (to me) they clearly never read the definition of “holistic“.

ho·lis·tic – adjective

PHILOSOPHY – characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

Thus from this point forward, you will go forth and snigger the next time some one tries to sell you holistic anything.

When you interact with us,

whether it be here, on our website, social media, email or any other form of communication, we try to introduce you to holistic bird health as a way of succeeding with captive bird care – meaning: 

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How And Some Of The Why’s African Greys Molt Differently Than Other Parrots

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Your African grey may have upwards of 8000 feathers. Feathers keep a bird warm, dry and enable flight.

 

For a molt to occur, the old feather must be removed. Before molting begins blood vessels that support the feathers dry up so the attached feather becomes loosened by the surrounding tissue.

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That Hookbill In Your Home – How Much Do You Know About Bird Beaks?

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Our economical bird nail trimmer has become very popular when people realize how easy it is to trim their own birds nails while saving money at the same time.

 

Although we recommend using an electric nail trimmer to keep your birds nails trimmed neatly we do not recommend that you attempt to trim your bird’s beak.

 

It’s a sensitive organ and has a lot of sensory receptors and which could potentially be very painful to your bird if handled in the wrong way, which got me to thinking about today’s topic.

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