Is Zupreem a Good Bird Food Brand for a Green Cheek Conure?

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Kimberly asks

 

Is Zupreem a good brand for a GCC?

 

What brands of pellets do you recommend?

 

Dear Kimberly

 

Zupreem is a very popular bird food pellet.

 

It is a commonly found variety found almost everywhere.

 

It is puffed and contains sweeteners which cause the birds to take to it easier than many other pellets.

 

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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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Should I Give Meds to My Conure to Relax and Quiet Him Down?

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I rescued a male conure aged 3 yrs. Gino, is mean and a biter….No matter what I do. New cage. Change and varied foods. Very loud squawking

 

I adore him. He doesn’t feel the same. Meds to relax and quiet him down?!

 

Grama’s wondering

 

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Can I Cure My Birds Biting With Light Therapy?

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Catherine writes

 

I had an at length phone call with a long-time customer.

 

Her bird has been biting and she wanted a referral to a behaviorist.

We talked about Keto and his biting, then I discussed the lighting issue that might be biting triggers and she was interested.
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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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