What Are The Right Human And Commercial Foods For My Pet Bird

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Shouldn’t we learn how to find the right foods for our pet birds?

 

Feathered factoid: as much as 30% of a bird’s calories are used in the production and maintenance of feathers.

 

Editor’s note: We don’t know what bird food your bird will like any more than what you like on Netflix.

 

“Transparent”, “Scandal” or “The Walking Dead,” shows are both loved and reviled.

 

We do know that instinctively your bird has a desire to “search” or “forage” for food seven days a week.

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Can Birds Safely Eat Dirt And Other Pet Bird Care Answers

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Actually, my dogs are given mostly a raw diet and I supplement a little kibble.

 

I have to put her away until they’re done or she chases them from their own food :).

 

Thoughts, please. 

 

Dear Pam

 

The dirt in your houseplants is more dangerous than the kibble.

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How We Were Evacuated In A Raft With Our Eclectus Parrot

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male (green) eclectus parrot
regurgitating into female (red) eclectus parrots beak

 

Jerri M. asks

We live in NC and as you are probably aware, Hurricane Matthew has created some problems.

 

We were evacuated in a raft, with our Eclectus Parrot.

 

Since we have returned home, she is acting stressed and exhibiting behaviors that I have not witnessed before this.

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My Budgies Beak Broke Off – Can I Fix It?

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Stevie Van Zandt requested your answer

I have a rescue budgie, the top of his beak was almost totally gone, just barely hanging.

 

We have NO vet in my area and nobody specializes in birds.

 

I removed what was hanging and she seems ok, I made a “mush” for her to eat. Will the beak grow back?

 

Your bird’s beak may or may not grow back.

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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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Setting The Record Straight About Feeding Eclectus Parrots

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There is so much conflicting information on pellets and eclectus parrots (potential to overload on vitamins).

 

I have been giving them about 10 [pellets] a couple times a week.

 

Wanted to know your thoughts on this.

 

I do try to feed them a very balanced diet but I know we can’t cover everything.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Susan G.

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What Human Foods And Spices Are Good For Pet Birds

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an·thro·po·mor·phic
/ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfik/
adjective
relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism.
having human characteristics.
“anthropomorphic bears and monkeys”

I love that word.

I like how it feels on the tongue.

It’s also a big reason we see so many failures with pet bird care.

We make chop because salads are healthy for us.

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