Does A Pet Bird Need To Sit On the Same Perch All Day?

Read in 2 minutes

In response to our Nov 4th 2019 Birdie Brunch

Rio Hemmings commented

I agree that birds will land on any perch in the wild, but caged life is different, they have to sit on the same perch all day so it needs to be comfortable, I do gymnastics and pole so I know how uncomfortable and painful it is when the pole is too wide I can’t work with it. 

Continue reading “Does A Pet Bird Need To Sit On the Same Perch All Day?”

Are Rope Perches Good For Birds Feet?

Read in 2 minutes

I read that fleece isn’t safe for birds, like to cover a wood shelf with, what do you think? 

 

My blue-front amazon is having foot problems on and off.

 

Last September there was a red spot on the bottom of his foot. 

Continue reading “Are Rope Perches Good For Birds Feet?”

How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

Read in 9 minutes

And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone

 

I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.

 

This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 

Continue reading “How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With”

4 Large And Mini Macaw Problems Solved

Read in 12 minutes

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! 

Continue reading “4 Large And Mini Macaw Problems Solved”

How Do I Negotiate Bird Toy Placement With My Macaw?

Read in 8 minutes

My severe macaw is losing all his feathers.

The vet says I should switch her to 80% pellet food.

However, I am not convinced I don’t think they eat that in the wild.

I am trying HARI Prime vitamin, mineral, amino acid supplement w/probiotics.

Do you think this is an acceptable alternative?

Continue reading “How Do I Negotiate Bird Toy Placement With My Macaw?”

How Can I Help My Cockatiel’s Broken Wing Heal?

Read in 3 minutes

Will, it ever heal so he can fly again?

If you can see the break you can use 2 very small cable ties and a coffee stir stick or cocktail straw as a splint to restrain the wing it then introduce the sock (below).

If it’s a fracture go straight to the sock.

Continue reading “How Can I Help My Cockatiel’s Broken Wing Heal?”

Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds

Read in one minute

Parrots we classify as Medium Large Species

Amazons

Blue-fronted Amazon – Cuban Amazon – Double Yellow-headed – Amazon  – Green-cheeked Amazon – Lilac-crowned Amazon – Mealy Amazon – Orange-winged Amazon – Red-lored Amazon – Spectacled Amazon – Tres Marias Amazon – Tucuman Amazon = Yellow-billed Amazon – Yellow-naped Amazon – Yellow-shouldered Amazon – Vinaceous Amazon

  Continue reading “Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds”