A Better Bird Ep 13 – How Bird Proof Is Your Home? Video

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In about 24 months our household has gone from 0 to 9 birds.

Six budgies (2 males/4 females), a female Senegal (surgically sexed) and a male African ringneck (males have the ring).

I fondly call the budgies my little hooligans who have their own cage as does Peaches our 9 year old female Senegal and Keto the newest member to our family, the 17-year-old male African ringneck.

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Why Did My Hawkheaded Parrot Freak Out After A 4 Day Absence?

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The following is a thread between Mary Anne M and Catherine

 

Editor’s note: We will do our best to provide cage bird keeping solutions.

 

The more information we have, the more precise our answers.

 

8/23/2018 – I have a Hawkheaded parrot named Rudy (above) that is the greatest companion!

 

He has been with me for the past 2 years & comes out with me daily.

 

My husband & I just took a long weekend vacation (4 days).

 

He (the bird) stayed at our house with pet sitters & remained in his cage.

 

Upon my return my hawkhead totally freaked out.

 

I let him venture out of his cage on his own & just relax before trying to handle him as usual ~ bit me down to the bone.

 

This is still the 1st day we are home.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I’m not a novice & have owned my gray & yellow nape for over 30 years. Thanks Mary Anne

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What are the absolute worst types of parrots for a first-time bird owner?

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Once again, although well-intentioned, people are breaking down your choices into the macro of species (Quora question).

One answer started with

  1. Cockatoos
  2. Macaws
  3. Amazons

Yet these three species come in close to a combined 100 flavors.

 

Major Mitchell cockatoos are not loud, and not necessarily cuddly

 

Bare eyed cockatoos are all but demure

 

Noble macaws are only 12 to 14 inches long.

 

Hyacinth macaws are up to 44 inches long – 4 times the size of a noble macaw.

 

You can’t compare the two just because the are macaws.

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Why I Drove 800 Miles To Rescue An African Ringneck

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My morning was going quite well.

Dr. Johansen called with the lab results and my A1c was down to 5.9 from 7.4 in January.

I attribute that to Catherine’s deployment of our keto lifestyle diet.

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Why Does Sparky My Sun Conure Scream When He Can’t See Me?

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from “comments” in a recent order confirmation email

he is less than a year old and screams loudly when he cannot see me. I am hoping the calm herb will be effective when my neighbors are home. 🙂

Or just gives me a break when i need it. I took him to my moms for christmas and she was not happy about the loudness. 🙁

desta b

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I Took In A Rescue Sun Conure That’s Biting Me – Help!

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Mimi H writes

 

A patient of mine highly recommended you.

 

I’ve watched some of the biting videos but you see I took in a rescue sunconure.

 

We believe it’s male.

 

It humps everything right now.

 

His wings are not clipped mind you and I’m not against doing it if it will help.

 

My issue is not only is he hand shy but also a biter really bad.

 

We believe he is 4-5yo.

 

Where should I start and how?

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