A Better Bird Ep 12 Migrating 6 Budgies From Cage To Aviary – Video

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I’ve often said the universe is too complex to be arbitrary.

We brought home a Prevue F040 birdcage for our six budgies, but once built we clearly felt it was too small.

It sat in our living room for about three weeks.

During that time we received a phone call and long story short we ended up rescuing a 17-year-old male African ringneck.

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How To Easily Get Powdered Supplements Into Your Bird – Video

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There are no wrong or right procedures or specific foods for any given bird.

It’s always good to start with a manufacturers well rounded parrot food blend like Hagan Tropimix which has seeds, nuts, fruit and Hagen Tropimix pellets.

Some birds are extraordinarily picky eaters and will only eat seed.

A straight bird food pellet diet is not necessarily the answer.

We tell people “there are no pellet trees in the rain forest”

and

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What should you consider before getting a pet bird?

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Children are loud, messy, and time consuming,  but every family has 2.6 of them (Pew research).

 

I probably spend less time cleaning up after my eight birds in three bird cages than most moms cleaning up after 2 six-year-olds 

 

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or a single toddler

 

To say that all birds are time-consuming is an unsupported blanket statement.

 

We have a Senegal parrot and an African ringneck.

 

Neither is very noisy.

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Why Did My Hawkheaded Parrot Freak Out After A 4 Day Absence?

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The following is a thread between Mary Anne M and Catherine

 

Editor’s note: We will do our best to provide cage bird keeping solutions.

 

The more information we have, the more precise our answers.

 

8/23/2018 – I have a Hawkheaded parrot named Rudy (above) that is the greatest companion!

 

He has been with me for the past 2 years & comes out with me daily.

 

My husband & I just took a long weekend vacation (4 days).

 

He (the bird) stayed at our house with pet sitters & remained in his cage.

 

Upon my return my hawkhead totally freaked out.

 

I let him venture out of his cage on his own & just relax before trying to handle him as usual ~ bit me down to the bone.

 

This is still the 1st day we are home.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I’m not a novice & have owned my gray & yellow nape for over 30 years. Thanks Mary Anne

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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage

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Galah parrot aka rose breasted cockatoo.

 

I have a young Galah who is missing her toes on one foot.

 

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

 

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

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How I Accidentally Rescued A Goffin Cockatoo

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I just want to thank you for the weekly messages – for the stories you tell, and all that you teach us.

 

I have had a 10 year old female Goffin’s cockatoo in my care for 2-1/2 years.

 

Her owner was someone I knew most of my life and she committed suicide suddenly with no warning.

 

She had many animals.

 

Horses, dogs, cats, snake, rats, and a bird.

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Can I Over Supplement My Parrotlet?

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Dear Mitch and Catherine! 😊

 

First of all, I want to thank you for all the wonderfull “breakfast meals” you give us “hungry” parrot slaves every sunday! 😊

 

They are so informative, and I always look foreward to read them every weekend!

 

Thank you very much for ALL the work you make in the research of writing these articles! ☺️

 

By the way; I love the new format you’ve made on your website!! 😊😊

 

I appologize for the inconvineance, but I hope you have the time to help me, please, with a couple of questions about a few different subjects.

 

First of all; my heart is owned by my 6 month old sweetheart parrotlet boy, named Charlie. ☺️❤️

 

  • Sprouts and F10:

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Prepping Our New Ringneck Rescue For A Travel Cage – Video

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For those not binge watching Windy City Parrot TV, we rescued a 17-year-old male African ringneck last week.

 

This is Labor Day weekend 2018.

 

We will be leaving tomorrow Friday afternoon and returning Monday afternoon or evening.

 

The birds will be in the car with us for 2 to 3 hours – each way.

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