Does A Lung Transplant Patient Need To Get Rid Of Her Macaw?

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I just got off the phone with Andrea, a very good customer of ours.

Andrea was fortunate enough to get a lung transplant at the age of 70.

Her primary surgeon told her many things but two outstanding thoughts were, “we’ve probably added about six years to your life” and “you have to get rid of your (blue and gold) macaw.”

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If I Have Asthma Should I Get Rid Of Our 2 Birds Per My Doctor?

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Lori Seaton asks: Like the new format. I have asthma. Dr. Suggest that I get rid of our 2 birds… LOl not going to happen.

 

I had all the problems before we got the birds. What kind of air cleaner is best. We rent our apartment. Thank You.

 

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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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Is There A Hormone To Calm My Over Sexed African Grey Parrot?

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I have had my male African grey parrot for 28 years.

 

When he matured sexually years ago he started plucking.

 

I have him on a plumage supplement now and he has lots of new quills and looks much better.

 

However, he humps my arm with a thick sweater on.

 

He goes to completion if I let him once a day.

 

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Is A Feliway Diffuser Safe To Use In A Very Large Room With Parrots?

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Question from Donna Stone

Firstly what is Feliway Diffuser?

According to their website.

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser is a clinically proven solution to comfort cats at home and may help decrease urine spraying, scratching or hiding.

  1. Nurtures your relationship with your cat, by creating a loving environment at home. The continuous effect provides constant calming and comfort to your cat.
  2. Clinically proven, Veterinary used and recommended

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How Can I Stop My Parrot From Plucking Its Feathers?

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From a Facebook fan last night

I’ve got a Catalina macaw that has a problem of plucking, I took her to the vet, she has a clean bill of health, now if anyone can help with the feather plucking problem, I would appreciate it, Thanks 

 

From a customer on the West Coast during a phone call this week

“My 14-year-old lovebird began to pluck for no reason at all.

 

We have him on the best foods we can provide like Harrison’s pellets but we had to put a collar on her to stop the feather loss.

 

Nothing has changed in her life and she is fully flighted”

 

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When Environmental Accidents Stress A Pet Bird To The Breaking Point

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about “You Are Sick With No Caique Caregiver – Now What?

In this follow up thread we learn that “yes, it can always be worse.”

Hello Catherine,

I had written to you several weeks ago pertaining to the safety of microwaveable popcorn.

Two weeks ago, this coming Monday, I had kidney surgery and returned to my apartment door being busted into (door locks forcibly opened). 

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