What is a Suitable Perch for a Disabled Parakeet?

Vee B. is seeking a disabled parakeet perch.

Hi, I’ve rescued a disabled parakeet named Henry.

He was malnourished when he was young and the vet believes that’s why over time he has lost the ability to clutch anything with his feet.

In addition, the prior owner had his wings clipped incorrectly so he can’t fly either.

Consequently, he spends all his life on the bottom of the cage, with his bird buddies often pooping on him and he can only scoot along the sides of the cage using his beak to clutch the cage.

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How Much & How Often Should I Feed a Two-month-old Sun Conure?
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How Much & How Often Should I Feed a Two-month-old Sun Conure?

The first answer to the Quora question:

I don’t know but I would recommend joining one of the many parrot groups on Facebook. I would think he would be eating very often. When my eclectus was 5 months he would eat a meal and then 15 minutes later be hungry again!

Well, that was helpful ~ not.

Facebook groups are the absolute worse place for pet bird information. If the information were ANY good we would not see 60% death by starvation of pet birds in the US.

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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?
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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?

Kristy L. asks,

 

How can I help my budgie stop laying eggs?

 

We have allowed her to have two clutches and I can’t have any more babies.

 

Our vet wanted a depo shot which we did once with the vet’s advice and I don’t like what it did to her personality.

 

It’s been three months and now she has laid 2 eggs.

 

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Can Cloacal Prolapse in Parakeets Be Prevented?
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Can Cloacal Prolapse in Parakeets Be Prevented?

Mary S. is concerned,

 

Can prolapse in parakeets be prevented?

 

Dear Mary

Most important is prevention – assure that your birds, especially breeding hens, are in good health and are receiving optimal amounts of calcium and other minerals and vitamins. Upon noting a prolapse, you can try lubricating the tissue with a water-soluble product, such as Wet Original.

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How Do I Treat My Female Parakeet’s Feather Cyst?

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Hello, love your website have a parakeet female about 5 years old with a cyst on the left wing.

 

Our avian vet was not too helpful only said it could be a feather cyst after I suggested it.

 

She does not seem uncomfortable but the cyst is getting bigger mostly pink with whatever color of feather appears any suggestions?

 

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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Making These Weird Noises?
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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Making These Weird Noises?

Barbara S. doesn’t know what to do,


I have an African grey named Rocky who is 29 years old.

 

Over the last couple of years, he started to make these strange noises day and night out of nowhere.

 

So we took him to our aviary vet and after several visits and numerous tests, it was determined that it is a behavioral issue.

 

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What Is a Reliable Bird-safe Emergency Heat Source?

Jean R. is concerned,

 

I have a middle-aged white-capped Pionus parrot. 

 

I live in North Carolina in an apartment that uses electric heat. 

 

I chose this apartment for my parrot because I ran into issues with gas leaks at other places and was concerned about my bird. 

 

But in making the switch I lost the option to use gas logs in a winter loss of power in cold weather (which we had last winter).

 

 I do not even get hot water.  

 

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3 Bird Safe No Stick Cookware Alternatives

Hi Mitch

I am long overdue for getting appropriate bird-safe cookware to use around my African Grey.

 

I’ve wanted the Calphalon set for years. Do you know anything about it being safe? I get a little confused. I know “Teflon” is not good, but just what is meant by non-stick?

 

Is all “non-stick” unsafe around birds?

 

Thank you for your time. KATHY

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