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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How She Cared For Her African Greys Fractured Leg Bone

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Hi Mitch and Catherine,

Thanks again for an informative ‘Sunday Birdie Brunch’!

I would appreciate some guidance…

Due to my carelessness and haste a month ago, I scooped Hannah up as she was running down the hallway and dropped her by accident.

I saw the look on her face and her holding her leg and knew immediately she was injured.

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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

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Mona S. writes

I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.

 

I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.

 

Actually, I was not even aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.

 

This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.

 

Fortunately, he has been perfectly fine ever since.

 

Do you have any idea as to what could cause something like this to happen?

 

Thanks for your time (and for your very information Sunday Brunch emails).

 

Best regards,

 

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My Budgies Beak Broke Off – Can I Fix It?

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Stevie Van Zandt requested your answer

I have a rescue budgie, the top of his beak was almost totally gone, just barely hanging.

 

We have NO vet in my area and nobody specializes in birds.

 

I removed what was hanging and she seems ok, I made a “mush” for her to eat. Will the beak grow back?

 

Your bird’s beak may or may not grow back.

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Solving This Greys Feather Plucking With A New Nano Environment

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Spoiler alert: This post and discussion illustrate how I reached my diagnosis:

Jan is plucking his feathers because his feet hurt.
He’s using his food dish to sleep.
This helps avoid pressure to the bottom of his feet  which he feels when they grip the smooth dowel rod perch.
That’s why he plucks in the sleeping cage – he wants the pain to ease.

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