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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What Sacrifices Do We Make To Rescue Pet Birds?

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S***h writes

 

Dear Mitch, I was glad that you put that sick animal abuser in his or her place when you responded to the “Duct taped Cockatoo” post.

 

I once rescued a poor blue and gold that was up in a tree for three days.

 

Its owner was absent and I believe that she was mentally ill, but that’s no excuse for the perch that I found on the apartment property that had lots of duct tape where the parrot perched and the amount of neglect that I saw that the poor Macaw had been through.

 

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How Do I Care For A Hyacinth Macaw And Other Macaw Species Advice

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“The only thing a Hyacinth macaw needs is an adult tricycle”

A big shout out to Carl Bryant mentioning Windy City Parrot where the sun never sets empire and our avian centric Birdie Brunch served every Sunday morning at 7 AM wherever you are on the planet in answer 2 of the Quora question How Do I Care For A Hyacinth Macaw?

 

Let’s continue to answer one.

 

“If you don’t know anything about parrots. for God’s sake do not get a Hyacinth Macaw!”

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Can A Macaw Parrot Get Cataracts?

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Can you do anything for this?

 

I have a Catalina macaw she is 30.

 

Her right eye seems to be not as clear as her left. It’s like a very lite graying.

 

Sometimes she bumps into things.

 

Her diet consists of seeds and pellets she also gets prime vitamins in her water

 

Also a little treat from our dinner plates at night.

Thanks

Steven

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Does Styptic Powder On Blood Feathers Hurt My Bird?

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Sarah writes:

Hi Mitch,

 

I’m a 25-year parrot rescue and parrot care specialist. 

 

In reading your blog about “Should a blind person care for a parrot,”. 

 

I was reading the blind woman’s response and her description about putting styptic powder on a blood feather. 

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4 Large And Mini Macaw Problems Solved

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Janie D.

 

I have an almost 16-year-old Red Fronted Macaw. 

 

(2 – Red Fronted Macaws pictured above)

 

I got her as a 6-month-old chick and taught her bite words “hurt” and “cry”.

 

She uses them accurately! 

 

She will pinch my arm if I reach carelessly into her cage and she will say HURT! 

 

When she preens my hair and gets rough.

 

I will say are you tickling me? 

 

Then she laughs, and stops being rough and also when I tickle her!

 

Birds can learn emotions if taught what they mean. 

 

If she slips off her perch she says that hurts! Cry!

 

My husband had a Blue and Gold Macaw a few years ago. (she passed on) 

 

However, she chose him! 

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How Do I Negotiate Bird Toy Placement With My Macaw?

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My severe macaw is losing all his feathers.

The vet says I should switch her to 80% pellet food.

However, I am not convinced I don’t think they eat that in the wild.

I am trying HARI Prime vitamin, mineral, amino acid supplement w/probiotics.

Do you think this is an acceptable alternative?

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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites

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Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?

 

Hi Mitch,

Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!

 

Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused.

 

I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we bonded and I decided to adopt her instead of fostering.

 

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