Should We Anesthetize Birds For Exams And Blunt Their Beaks?

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The following comment is in reference to a blog post entitled  “How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

 

Russ commented:


FIRST OFF, Blunt Keto’s beak at the vet.

 

My vet is Scott McDonald, who puts all birds under gas for examination & grooming (STRESS FREEEEE).

 

His clinics are several per month in his Clarendon Hills home.

 

The best of the best.


SECOND: as with my 15 y.o. Pionus, teach Keto the difference between GOOD & BAD (or NO GOOD), by saying REPEATEDLY OVER & OVER AGAIN & AGAIN “Good Boy!”

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Can I Grab My Parakeets While In Their Cage

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First of all people who state absolute truths about bird care as in yes and no have much to learn.

To answer this question with an emphatic “no”, begs even more queries:

  1. It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier?
  2. The bird is sick or injured in the cage, now what?
  3. How do I get the bird to examine it?
  4. What if I need to weigh the bird?

If you just want to let the bird out by opening the cage door have you examined your home?

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A Better Bird Video Series For Training Birds And Their Humans

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Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your The birds stay happy and healthy around-the-clock.

This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.

The number of things necessary to provide foraging in Richmond for your birds can be found in the series of quick and simple ideas.

Don’t sell your birds short and be prepared to experiment until you find the right formula that provides happiness to those feathered creatures you keep in cages within your home.

A Better Bird – Ep 1
Showing Trust Through Flight To Me

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Can You Address Feeding And Care For Larger M2s (Moluccan Cockatoos)?

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Think of a bunch of garden hoses banded together arbitrarily shooting water out one or the other.

 

As opposed to a “firehose” of information.

 

Now you know what fielding questions about captive bird care looks like to us.

 

We don’t know where it’s going to come from – Disqus, our blog, one of three ways you can contact us directly on  the website or email.

 

Just organizing the questions is a task in-and-of-itself.

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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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How do I pet my African grey parrot without getting bit? I’m really scared.

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It’s a bird not a dog and doesn’t necessarily want to get pet.

Birds want to be preened.

 

From Quora Re: “Larry’s was more direct.

 

“He let himself get bitten.

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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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