Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

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Mona S. writes

I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.

 

I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.

 

Actually, I was not even aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.

 

This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.

 

Fortunately, he has been perfectly fine ever since.

 

Do you have any idea as to what could cause something like this to happen?

 

Thanks for your time (and for your very information Sunday Brunch emails).

 

Best regards,

 

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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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Solving This Greys Feather Plucking With A New Nano Environment

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Spoiler alert: This post and discussion illustrate how I reached my diagnosis:

Jan is plucking his feathers because his feet hurt.
He’s using his food dish to sleep.
This helps avoid pressure to the bottom of his feet  which he feels when they grip the smooth dowel rod perch.
That’s why he plucks in the sleeping cage – he wants the pain to ease.

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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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How Can I Help My Cockatiel’s Broken Wing Heal?

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Will, it ever heal so he can fly again?

If you can see the break you can use 2 very small cable ties and a coffee stir stick or cocktail straw as a splint to restrain the wing it then introduce the sock (below).

If it’s a fracture go straight to the sock.

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What is Normal Jenday Conure Behavior?

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Elaine and Mango the Jenday Conure

 

Dear Mitch & Catherine

 

I just recently got a Jenday Conure in late October and I named him Mango.

 

He has his royal blue feathers on his wings and tail but is not too socialized with people.

 

The breeder advised that he came to her, but the circumstances were unclear.

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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites

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Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?

 

Hi Mitch,

Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!

 

Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused.

 

I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we bonded and I decided to adopt her instead of fostering.

 

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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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