What Is A Bird Safe Floor Cleaner To Use In The Home?

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Hi, Mitch and Catherine.

I love your blog.

Chock full of great info.

I read it every week.

I am getting a young cockatiel in about 5 weeks.

My question is about cleaners to use in my house around birds.


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Accolades To All Birdie Moms

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Spoiler alert: Your mother’s day gift is at the bottom.


Having 11 birds, 10 budgies and an African ringneck, we get it.


Living upstairs of our new facility, Keto (the ringneck) sleeps on the second floor with us but spends the day supervising mom in his “office cage (below).


keto office cage Accolades To All Birdie Moms


“Keto’s a biter”.


If he is within 2 inches of skin he will lash out and bite.

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Windy City Parrot Now Shipping From Lowell, IN

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We can’t thank you enough for your patience as we had to shut down shipping last week while we began to organize our new workspace.


There are a host of reasons that we made this move aside from saving money on rent, utilities and taxes. 


Interesting to note is that when you operate an Internet retail company, you can run it from anywhere on the planet, as long as you have a high-speed internet connection.


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R.I.P. Dr. Fosters and Smith Pet Bird Supplies

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I wrote the 95 words (below this new text) on April 30, 2015.


I didn’t include all the fanfare and buzz from Jim Myers, at the time.


“This move underscores our commitment to nurturing the complete health and well-being of animals and further allows Petco to meet the diverse and expansive needs of pet parents,” said Jim Myers, Petco CEO.

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How To Stop An Elenora Cockatoo Plucker And A Screaming Citron Cockatoo

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Good morning, I get your newsletter every Sunday.


We have an elenora cockatoo (aka medium sulfur crested) that we have had for 21 years.


We got her when she was 4 months old.


Within the last two years she has started to yell.


Within the last year it has gotten real bad.

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How Winter Places Stress On Captive Birds

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Birds have a highly developed sense of light. In humans, we perceive light through our eyes.
Our feathered friends have an additional way of interpreting light conditions, a special gland which surrounds the eye. Read more on this
As days get shorter and the temperature falls, we want you to be aware of some issues the changing weather may have on your birds.
In the wild, animals rely on the cycling of the sun, and the seasons to adjust their biological clocks and metabolism. It is the sun, and changes in the quality of light and length of the day which set the stage for breeding, migration, molting, and daily behavior patterns.
I hope this helps you understand why we feel the lighting category on our site is so important to your Bird’s well-being. A full-spectrum light and timer on top of your birds cage can help address everything from behavioral issues to incessant egg laying.


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Annoucing Windy City Parrot V3.0

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Can we talk?

YouTube just broke up with us

Trust me it was them not us.

Here’s part of the email I received last Sunday afternoon:

We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines

(https://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines) your YouTube account WindyCityParrot.com has been suspended.

~Deep breath~

That was a “life changing” moment for me, Catherine and the Windy City Parrot team.

Watch our first video you’ll see not hosted on YouTube – a behind the scenes look at Animal House Animal Hospital in Chicago, IL USA

We’ve started to build Windy City Parrot V3.0

Our new where the sun never sets empire.

Goals we have set:

  • A brand-new interactive website that plays well on mobile
  • A website that rewards you for participation
  • New forum platform that helps you learn about keeping captive birds.
  • More videos than ever teaching caged bird care.
  • Bird rescues will have their own pages on our blog.
  • Podcasts with experts in the field of pet bird husbandry
  • Classifieds for selling anything bird related.
  • Affiliate program enabling a site to earn commission for selling our products.
  • A portal to ask questions specific to you and your birds unique situation.
  • 100% social media/judgement free place to meet other FID companions
  • Thought for the day
  • Direct feedback forms
  • AI bots that know what your bird eats
  • Exit social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

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