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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How do we know parrots enjoy anything?

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How do we know parrots enjoy anything?

 

Another question recently asked on Quora was “what do parrots do for fun”?

 

We know parrots prefer “working” for food versus simply eating from overflowing bowls of bird food blends.

 

We know correlation does not necessarily imply causation but can we correctly infer that work & play are one and the same for a parrot?

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How can I tame two adult budgies at once?

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How can I tame two adult budgies at once?

 

I would rather not buy two bird cages.

mitchr explains:

It’s been recently discovered that the first parrot breeders in North America existed almost 1000 years ago.

 

Birds on the other hand existed freely around the planet for about 99 million years prior to humans containment of them.

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

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Is this a proper budgie cage set up?

First of all you do not indicate the bird’s lifestyle.

Will this be a solitary bird who spends a lot of time in the cage or will the bird be out of the cage a lot and basically used for sleeping?

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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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What should you consider before getting a pet bird?

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Children are loud, messy, and time consuming,  but every family has 2.6 of them (Pew research).

 

I probably spend less time cleaning up after my eight birds in three bird cages than most moms cleaning up after 2 six-year-olds 

 

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or a single toddler

 

To say that all birds are time-consuming is an unsupported blanket statement.

 

We have a Senegal parrot and an African ringneck.

 

Neither is very noisy.

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