How Did Another Rescue Bird Find Us?

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We just rescued another bird and I drove 794 miles less than I did for the last one.

 

Of our bird-related calls, most are people seeking to acquire a “new bird”.

 

We will always refer them to the closest bird rescue in their area.

 

Yesterday (2/11/20) we got a call from a woman in Cedar Lake about 6 miles from our new place in Lowell.

 

(Talk about a bird rescue near me)

 

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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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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 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 enrichment for your birds can be found in a 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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A Better Bird Ep 15 Migrating Recent Ringneck Rescue To New Home Bird Cage – Video

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I can’t count the number of times people inquire about the best way to migrate a bird from an older cage to a new birdcage.

 

The first thing I like to remind people is that the more you provide change for your bird the more your bird is likely to accept change.

 

A bird who has had the same bird cage, toys and accessories for 10 or 20 years is a phobic bird that you created.

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A Better Bird Ep 13 – How Bird Proof Is Your Home? Video

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In about 24 months our household has gone from 0 to 9 birds.

Six budgies (2 males/4 females), a female Senegal (surgically sexed) and a male African ringneck (males have the ring).

I fondly call the budgies my little hooligans who have their own cage as does Peaches our 9 year old female Senegal and Keto the newest member to our family, the 17-year-old male African ringneck.

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