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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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking

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Hello, knowing of your holistic approach to things here is a synopsis of our bird and situation.

 

We have an 11 1/2 yr old Goffins Cockatoo, Taedo ( we have had him since 2008 when he was 3 mths).

 

We did have him sexed and know he is a male.

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Why A Birds Flicker Fusion Rate Is So Important For Fast Flight

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Over the past few years, we’ve been emphasizing the proper use of man-made lighting and its effect on pet birds.

 

Search results when googling the term “pet bird lighting” predominantly yield links to products relating to lighting for pet birds.

 

With the exception of Windy City Parrot and the Lafebers blog, it is difficult to find information about pet birds and the many ways light affects them.

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Help With An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

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I Have An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

 

I hand fed both and have had the Grey since 1985 and the Cockatoo since 1987.

 

They are housed separately in AE bird cages and I have perches around the house for them to move to as I work around.

 

Both are female.

 

My Gray has begun acting strange.

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Will My Quaker Parrot Warm Up To My Cockatiel And Budgie

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Katie L. Asks

Is there ever a chance my Quaker Parrot Blu will warm up to my other birds?

He just turned 1, I’ve had him since he was a baby.

We got Winnie the Cockatiel as a baby about 6 months after Blu and just a few weeks ago Chip the parakeet joined our flock.

Blu isn’t as aggressive w/Winnie at this point, but he used to stalk her.

He loved pulling a feather or biting her toes and as a result, Winnie is scared of Blu and little baby Chip.

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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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How Do I Reduce My Male Budgies Aggression?

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Hello,

 

I look forward to getting your email every Sunday and reading it has become as much a ritual as the old Sunday paper.

And now I have a question for you.

 

Thunder and Lightning are my bonded parakeets.

 

I’ve had them for years.

 

Last summer I saw more and more breeding activity, so I bought a box and let nature take its course.

 

Thunder laid four eggs, one of which was fertilized.

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My Cockatiel Is Going Through Ascites.  

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Name: Cynthia

 

Hello.

 

I came across the story about your cockatiel Popcorn.

 

I am going through the exact same thing with my cockatiel.

 

Can you tell me the outcome?

 

I know it is likely grim.

 

Thank you, Cynthia and Bindi

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