Help With An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

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I Have An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

 

I hand fed both and have had the Grey since 1985 and the Cockatoo since 1987.

 

They are housed separately in AE bird cages and I have perches around the house for them to move to as I work around.

 

Both are female.

 

My Gray has begun acting strange.

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How Do I Pet My African Grey Parrot Without Getting Bit

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It’s a bird, not a dog and doesn’t necessarily want to get pet.

Birds want to be preened.

 

Re: “Larry’s was more direct”.

 

He let himself get bitten.

 

He made a fist to lessen the amount of skin the bird could get in his mouth and just let him bite.

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How She Cared For Her African Greys Fractured Leg Bone

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Hi Mitch and Catherine,

Thanks again for an informative ‘Sunday Birdie Brunch’!

I would appreciate some guidance…

Due to my carelessness and haste a month ago, I scooped Hannah up as she was running down the hallway and dropped her by accident.

I saw the look on her face and her holding her leg and knew immediately she was injured.

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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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Is Using An Anti Psychotropic Drug A Good Feather Plucking Solution

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We are trying something different today.

 

This is a video interview with Dr. Jenkins, a board certified avian veterinarian.

 

The video is sponsored by Chloe Sanctuary, a well known and highly regarded bird rescue.

The two major issues I have with Dr. Jenkins are

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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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Can My Daughter And I Co-Bond With An African Grey?

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We don’t generally interact with mainstream bird rescue organizations.

The last bird club/rescue meeting I spoke at began with a police presence called by the current president trying to forcibly remove the former president, who wouldn’t leave.

The next 15 minutes resulted in parliamentary maneuvers so legal action could be brought against the former bird rescue president.

We’ve seen that a lot over the years.

Which is why we mainly work with private rescues and bird rescue initiatives.

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What are the absolute worst types of parrots for a first-time bird owner?

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Once again, although well-intentioned, people are breaking down your choices into the macro of species (Quora question).

One answer started with

  1. Cockatoos
  2. Macaws
  3. Amazons

Yet these three species come in close to a combined 100 flavors.

 

Major Mitchell cockatoos are not loud, and not necessarily cuddly

 

Bare eyed cockatoos are all but demure

 

Noble macaws are only 12 to 14 inches long.

 

Hyacinth macaws are up to 44 inches long – 4 times the size of a noble macaw.

 

You can’t compare the two just because the are macaws.

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