Why I Think My Birds Are Happy

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Lynn H writes

 

Hi. First of all, thank you much for all of your valuable information.

 

It is greatly appreciated.

 

RE: Do You Think That Birds Are Unhappy in a Bird Cage?

 

I have had a total of three birds: a cockatiel, a quaker parakeet and a Senegal parrot since 1990.

 

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What Lighting Should I Use For A 6 Month Old Cockatiel?

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Hi, Mitch and the wonderful people at Windy City Parrot!

 

Can you advise me about lighting for my six-month-old female cockatiel?

 

I have been reading your blog posts about the importance of lighting, and I want to get it right for her.

 

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Is There A Smaller Micro-chip Available For Small Birds?

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LL (G2MomPerson) asks

Is there a smaller micro-chip available for smaller birds like a Goffins Cockatoo or Cocktail?

 

I asked my avian vet & she wasn’t aware of a smaller chip for smaller birds/animals.

 

If there is a smaller chip, what is it called & who makes it?

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Do Dowel Perches Harm Budgies Feet – Avian Diabetes – Shoes – Avocados

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Notably absent from the prior answers (on Quora) are the words “and I inspect my bird’s feet by flipping him over and examining his feet under a magnifying glass on a regular basis.”

 

As a vendor of bird cages and accessories for over 25 years, we advise people to take the dowel rod perches out of the cage immediately upon assembly.

 

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Will Vitamin E Help Heal My Birds Foot Sores

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Hi Mitch,

 

Thank you so much for getting back to me, what you had to say was very helpful. 

 

I do not know how to send pictures from my Chrome book, only know how to send pictures with my phone, I’m not very good with technology. 

 

I did get Alex a rope perch recently, but he won’t go near it as of yet.

 

I read on the parrot forum that Vitamin E oil is good for pressure sores. 

 

Do you agree? 

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Will My Quaker Parrot Warm Up To My Cockatiel And Budgie

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Katie L. Asks

Is there ever a chance my Quaker Parrot Blu will warm up to my other birds?

He just turned 1, I’ve had him since he was a baby.

We got Winnie the Cockatiel as a baby about 6 months after Blu and just a few weeks ago Chip the parakeet joined our flock.

Blu isn’t as aggressive w/Winnie at this point, but he used to stalk her.

He loved pulling a feather or biting her toes and as a result, Winnie is scared of Blu and little baby Chip.

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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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