How Do I Help My Newly Rescued 12-year-old Ducorps Cockatoo?

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The Ducorp’s cockatoo aka Solomons cockatoo
aka Solomons corella or broad-crested corella

Karen Escott started the conversation

I recently bought a bird from a rescue rehab center.

He is a 12-year-old Ducorps Cockatoo, who I have seemed to have crossed a few bridges with.

In 2 weeks, he lets me pet his head, and loves being on my arm.

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Are Ionized Air Purifiers Safe for My Bird and More Answers for You

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More specifically

 

Are ionized air purifiers safe for my lovebird?

 

Absolutely not! (MitchR)

​Although marketed as being able to “scrub the air”, these “ionizers” do not remove airborne dust to a significant degree but do generate ozone, an unstable oxygen molecule (O3). Read more: 

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How Do I Find Hardwood Perches For My 2 Cockatoos?

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Green Witch asks

Hi Mitch

I’ve been enjoying your emails for some time now.

 

I have an umbrella and a citron cockatoo.

We’ve been searching for two manzanita branches and just haven’t found the perfect ones yet.

Would you be able to direct me in the right direction to find a good and safe branch for them?

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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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What Our Readers Think About Pet Birds And CBD Oil

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These comments are in response to last weeks post CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil

 

From Taryn Palo

 

Regarding CBD oil.

 

My avian vet sells it. 

 

He’s taken care of my Umbrella cockatoo for 23 years now so I pretty much trust him. 

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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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Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

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Laurie C asks

My husband and I rescued a 3-month-old medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (aka Eleonora cockatoo) from a horrible pet store situation last August.

We finished his hand-feeding which took another month.

He was very skinny and underfed so we have spoiled him rotten.

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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking

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Hello, knowing of your holistic approach to things here is a synopsis of our bird and situation.

 

We have an 11 1/2 yr old Goffins Cockatoo, Taedo ( we have had him since 2008 when he was 3 mths).

 

We did have him sexed and know he is a male.

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