Flighted Or Clipped Wings – Our Readers Weigh In

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You asked whether our birds are flighted. 

 

All three of our birds – African Grey, Dusky Pionus, Cockatiel – are fully flighted. 

 

We have a lot of large windows in our apartment but so far we have not had a problem. 

 

They all have their favorite routes and pretty much stick to them. 

 

The only time we have clipped our bird’s wings is when we were traveling internationally and they had to go through the health and customs inspections at the airports.

Lisa Yano

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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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Why Captive Birds Don’t Need To Learn How To Fly

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File under “the universe is too complicated to be arbitrary” which begs the question “does a dyslexic agnostic believe in dog?”

 

From our Birdie Bruch reader Betsy L.

 

THANK YOU for today’s (9/11/16) birdy brunch!  It was perfectly timed….

 

Yesterday evening, a Quaker parrot landed on my friend’s head while he was out on his deck (near Lawrence and Kedzie – in Chicago).

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Popcorn Our Albino Cockatiel – Videos

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Popcorn crossed the rainbow bridge in the summer of 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer

Popcorn’s Blue Plate Bath Special

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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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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 Do You Know About Macaw Asthma? It’s Really A Thing.

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This first of three answers about macaw parrot keeping solutions is in response to the Quora question:

Is it unsafe to have a cockatoo in your home and a macaw, Given that many macaws are susceptible to asthma? Following up, is there any sort of test a macaw could have done to identify asthma? 

Macaw Asthma aka Macaw Respiratory Hypersensitivity disease is found in several species of macaws but is especially prevalent with blue and gold macaws.

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