What is Healthier, a Water Bottle or a Water Bowl?

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Bri H. writes:

Hello,

Disagreement with the wife.

 

After years of using a bottle for Eclectus and Ducorps (cockatoo), my wife has switched to a bowl.

 

What is healthier, a water bottle or a water bowl?

 

Maybe you have a discussion or topic link?

 

Thanks for Birdie Brunch.

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What Kind of Bird Should I Get at 60?

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Darla S asks:

 

Can you suggest a few medium-sized parrot species for a 1st-time owner about to turn 60y?

 

I am interested in moderation (moderate affection, playfulness, independence, friendliness, and noise) ability to talk would be a plus.

 

I still work full time, and live alone in my own house.

 

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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

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Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?

 

I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.

 

This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”

 

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

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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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