How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

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And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone

 

I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.

 

This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 

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My Green-cheek Conure Seems To Be Molting All The Time

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Yes I have another question for you, my green-cheek conure seems to be molting all the time and he’s lost the two big red feathers in the tail and I can feel the feathers under his skin in between his back and wing feathers is this normal or is he short on calcium he will not touch a cuttlebone or any calcium bone to rub down his nails or beak so I have two perches, that are rough, he is a year and a half old, already really molted. 

 

Thank you very much! Jane

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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

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Mona S. writes

I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.

 

I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.

 

Actually, I was not even aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.

 

This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.

 

Fortunately, he has been perfectly fine ever since.

 

Do you have any idea as to what could cause something like this to happen?

 

Thanks for your time (and for your very information Sunday Brunch emails).

 

Best regards,

 

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What is Normal Jenday Conure Behavior?

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Elaine and Mango the Jenday Conure

 

Dear Mitch & Catherine

 

I just recently got a Jenday Conure in late October and I named him Mango.

 

He has his royal blue feathers on his wings and tail but is not too socialized with people.

 

The breeder advised that he came to her, but the circumstances were unclear.

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Is My Illness The Reason Why My Green Cheek Conure Is Suddenly Biting Me

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Lori P writes:


I have a 1.5 year old Green Cheek Conure.

 

We had bonded rather well until recently.

 

I have health issues and had gone several weeks without giving her much attention.

 

I didn’t think it would be a problem.

 

She didn’t act any differently.

 

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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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Why Does Sparky My Sun Conure Scream When He Can’t See Me?

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from “comments” in a recent order confirmation email

he is less than a year old and screams loudly when he cannot see me. I am hoping the calm herb will be effective when my neighbors are home. 🙂

Or just gives me a break when i need it. I took him to my moms for christmas and she was not happy about the loudness. 🙁

desta b

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