Why I Think My Birds Are Happy

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Lynn H writes

 

Hi. First of all, thank you much for all of your valuable information.

 

It is greatly appreciated.

 

RE: Do You Think That Birds Are Unhappy in a Bird Cage?

 

I have had a total of three birds: a cockatiel, a quaker parakeet and a Senegal parrot since 1990.

 

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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Guarding His Cage Door?

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I would like to know how I can get my male Timneh not to be too territorial around his cage cause he’s a real sweetheart and a mush when he’s not guarding his cage door.

 

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How Do I Care for My Caique Who Suffered a Stroke?

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Good morning. 

 

My 29-year-old Caique parrot Skeeter had a stroke 10 days ago. 

 

The vet who treated him sent him home the same day with antibiotics and calcium; told me to keep him in his travel cage which was padded with towels, and wished me good luck. 

 

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What Lighting Should I Use For A 6 Month Old Cockatiel?

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Hi, Mitch and the wonderful people at Windy City Parrot!

 

Can you advise me about lighting for my six-month-old female cockatiel?

 

I have been reading your blog posts about the importance of lighting, and I want to get it right for her.

 

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Do You Think That Birds Are Unhappy in a Bird Cage?

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The problem with Quora is that anecdotal answers are opinions, not answers.

 

Another problem with answering this question is where would we find benchmarks for bird happiness?

 

I know when my ringneck is happy eating because he talks to his food.

If anyone walks into a room where he was alone for more than 2 minutes he will insist on “conversation: with him doing most of the talking.

 

But communicating his happiness or displeasure about any of his birdcages (he has 4), is something still opaque to me.

 

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Should I Give Meds to My Conure to Relax and Quiet Him Down?

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I rescued a male conure aged 3 yrs. Gino, is mean and a biter….No matter what I do. New cage. Change and varied foods. Very loud squawking

 

I adore him. He doesn’t feel the same. Meds to relax and quiet him down?!

 

Grama’s wondering

 

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What Do I Feed 3 Budgies That Aren’t Fond of Anything?

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What do I feed 3 budgies that aren’t fond of anything except millet and Avicakes and Baked Munchies?

 

Love your Sunday morning e-mails.

 

Question … what do you feed the Windy City Parrot Brunch Club?

 

I have three parakeets and they aren’t fond of anything except millet and Avicakes and Baked Munchies.

Thanks!

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Why Did My 3 yo Milagold Macaw Start Plucking Out of the Blue?

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Richard writes:

 

I have a 3-year-old Milagold Macaw, and his name is Rainbow.

 

Rainbow likes to bite and nibble things, like my clothes, my arm and whatever he can get.

 

How do I get him to stop, my arm has a lot of bruises from this, is there bird training classes for this or do I just tape his mouth close (LOL) please tell me what I should do?

 

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