My Cockatiel Is Going Through Ascites.  

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Name: Cynthia

 

Hello.

 

I came across the story about your cockatiel Popcorn.

 

I am going through the exact same thing with my cockatiel.

 

Can you tell me the outcome?

 

I know it is likely grim.

 

Thank you, Cynthia and Bindi

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Should We Anesthetize Birds For Exams And Blunt Their Beaks?

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The following comment is in reference to a blog post entitled  “How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

 

Russ commented:


FIRST OFF, Blunt Keto’s beak at the vet.

 

My vet is Scott McDonald, who puts all birds under gas for examination & grooming (STRESS FREEEEE).

 

His clinics are several per month in his Clarendon Hills home.

 

The best of the best.


SECOND: as with my 15 y.o. Pionus, teach Keto the difference between GOOD & BAD (or NO GOOD), by saying REPEATEDLY OVER & OVER AGAIN & AGAIN “Good Boy!”

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Can I Grab My Parakeets While In Their Cage

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First of all people who state absolute truths about bird care as in yes and no have much to learn.

To answer this question with an emphatic “no”, begs even more queries:

  1. It’s time to take the bird to the vet, how do I get it from cage to carrier?
  2. The bird is sick or injured in the cage, now what?
  3. How do I get the bird to examine it?
  4. What if I need to weigh the bird?

If you just want to let the bird out by opening the cage door have you examined your home?

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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage

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I have a young Galah parrot (aka rose breasted cockatoo) who is missing her toes on one foot.

 

She was three weeks old when she developed constricted toe and had the amputation, so she really has no idea that she’s handicapped.

 

Editor’s note: Animals never do.

 

She’s a little over two years old now. (1st April 2016)

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Answers For A Cockatiel Pulling Out His Wing Feathers And A Cockatiel With Cataracts

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Dear Mitch I wanted to ask for your advice.

 

My male cockatiel is pulling his feathers out from under his wings.

 

I brought him to one avian vet who did blood work.

 

That was a dead end.

 

The 2nd vet sent droppings to a lab and that was negative.

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My Peach-faced lovebird made an egg.

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Re: My Peach-faced lovebird made an egg.

Unfertilized, she has no mate.

Yesterday she was a tiny velociraptor defending her nest,and I’ve been watching her ‘egg bum’ for a couple of days, now.

This morning she was bouncy and happy, apparently relieved of her butt burden, but this is not over, her bum is still looking eggy.

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What Are The Most Difficult Parrots To Keep As Pets For Most Bird Owners

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What are the most difficult parrots to keep as pets for most bird owners?

First a little housekeeping.

When we talk about species of birds, it’s important to be specific.

To say that “cockatoos are needy”  would be inaccurate.

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How Caged Bird Keepers Get The Lighting Thing Wrong

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The quality of light has little use for a captive bird.

 

It’s the light cycle that means everything.

 

Is lighting necessary to house parrots properly?

 

Are there any specific requirements with the lighting?

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