Does A Lung Transplant Patient Need To Get Rid Of Her Macaw?

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I just got off the phone with Andrea, a very good customer of ours.

Andrea was fortunate enough to get a lung transplant at the age of 70.

Her primary surgeon told her many things but two outstanding thoughts were, “we’ve probably added about six years to your life” and “you have to get rid of your (blue and gold) macaw.”

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Does A Lung Transplant Patient Need To Get Rid Of Her Macaw?

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I just got off the phone with Andrea, a very good customer of ours.

 

Andrea was fortunate enough to get a lung transplant at the age of 70.

 

I’m sure her primary surgeon told her many things to that stand out to me are, “we’ve probably added about six years to your life” and “you have to get rid of your macaw.”

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How Do I Handle 2 Budgie Brothers In The Same Birdcage?

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Matthew Blazo commented

Hello,

I’ve been buying budgie supplies from you guys for over 2 years now and really enjoy your stuff.

 

I know that you guys have budgies and are extremely experienced with birds.

 

I am having some trouble with my budgies are you able to offer advice?

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How Do I Keep My Bird Cage Warm In The Winter?

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Karen Phillips asks

 

I have a 28-year old B & G (blue and gold macaw).

 

We have had her for 18 years.

 

She has been bare-chested most of her life.

Her big perch is in the family room, which is quite large with a cathedral ceiling.

It is hard to keep her warm.

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What Size Rope Perches For A 45 YO Double Yellow-head Amazon?

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Hi, my vet suggested differently sized rope perches for Yago, my 45 yr. old (double yellow-headed) Amazon.

 

His main perch (rope) is the one on top.

 

It is a bit long so it droops a bit.

 

I think it is about 1/2 inch in diameter. 

 

I measured the diameter of the cage at 20″. Pretty sure that should be the size for his main one. 

 

He has two others shown.

 

I would like to keep the dark brown one.  

 

Do you have some ideas for Yago?

 

Maybe one or two outside?

 

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Can Extended Loud Noises Hurt Your Birds Ears?

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Editor’s note: full transparency, I don’t think we’ve ever covered the subject of pet birds and hearing.

 

Once again a loyal reader comes through with a potentially serious issue that until now we have left opaque.

 

Many of us take for granted that our birds can hear but exactly how good is their hearing, how has it evolved and how do they use it?

 

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What Else Do I Need To Know Before Buying An Indian Ringneck

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African ringneck (above)

Veronica asks

 

Re: Ringnecks, Keto and all that.

 

Dear Mitch,

 

I hope that all is well with you, yours and Keto.

 

I’ve watched the videos and showed them to others a few times now.

I think that I might have found a good breeder who handles the babies so they’re not terrified in their new home.

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