What is a Proper Size Birdcage for an Amazon Parrot?

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Gwyneth asks

 

 Is a 16 x 24 open done top actually bug enough for an Amazon parrot. I have a small space. The cage would fit much better than the 24 x 30 current cage?

 

Hi Gwyneth

 

Do you mean 24″ wide x 16″ deep?

 

Do you also currently have a 30″ wide x 24″ deep cage?

 

If your parrot is able to be outside of the cage (on top or on a stand) for several hours a day, then the smaller cage should be fine.

But if the bird is a large amazon you may wish to stay with the 30″ wide cage.

 

Regards,

Catherine

 

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Should Iodine Radiation Therapy Separate Me From My Bird?

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Should a patient receive radiation therapy be separated from his pet bird? 

 

Christy Writes: 

 

My husband will be receiving radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid cancer soon.

 

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Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds

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This might be an interesting topic for a Birdie Brunch! 

 

Hello, I’m Laurie Cannon, who wrote to you about the possibility of adopting an older Green-Winged Macaw. 

 

We didn’t do that, however, we did contact a breeder about a Panama Amazon baby. 

 

She seemed almost horrified when she found out both my husband and I are totally blind. 

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Why Do My 2 Amazon Parrots Get Scared When I Put Toys In Their Cage

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Angela wrote:

It does not matter if the toys are small, medium or large.

mitchr asks

Do they tolerate plexiglass? Plastic?

Angela said

Locking rings are a toy I offer but they will not play with them.

Instead, they go around them as if the ring toys were in their way or annoyed them

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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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What To Feed My 27 Birds From Finches To A Blue Front Amazon

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Hi I’m looking for a dietary regimen for an Amazon Blue Front parrot.

 

He is used to a seed diet and I’m looking to provide him a healthier diet.

 

Do you have any recommendations?

 

Also I need a healthy diet for a sun conure. A dietary regimen for parakeets and also for finches of various varieties.

 

I’m looking to save money considering I have 27 different birds.

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For Your Bird’s Health: Gas Heat, Bugs And Muscular Atrophy In Bird Legs

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Carol P. replied

 

How can you get rid of the little brown bugs that come around the bird food without hurting the birds? Is there a spray or something I can order?

 

Thanks for your help, Carol in Tennessee

 

Hi Carol

 

Knowing what kind of bugs they are is half the battle.

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