Are Remote Controls Poisonous to Birds ?

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

If you have a small bird like a cockatiel, all you have to do is flip your remotes over and they can’t get to the buttons.
For larger birds, you need to get them out of the bird site. We all get a lot of chuckles telling stories about how I birds nibbled on the remote buttons. Generally speaking, they like the buttons because they see you play with the buttons so they want to play with “your” toys.

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Have a Bird? Will You Accept My Challenge?

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

Windy City Parrot is located in the geographical center of the City of Chicago in the neighborhood known as Ukrainian Village (about 3 miles from downtown Chicago). Catherine and I live about 2000 feet from the Birdie Boutique so one of us walks to work every day (usually her).

 Because I am the late riser I’m the one who usually takes Popcorn to work in a backpack bird carrier, quite handy for walking with a bird. Dogs are an integral part of families and it’s apparent in our neighborhood. Also apparent is the lack of training many dogs have. 

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The Unintended Consequences of Living with Wings & Beaks

Last Updated on March 29, 2019 by Mitch Rezman

 

It’s no secret I’m in favor of leaving birds flighted, especially now that I have Popcorn following me around the apartment in the morning as we get ready for work, a subject I speak about in this blog post.

I designated this past Friday as “Free Flight Friday” on Facebook and asked the following question:

“In spite of being prey animals, parrots have a great deal of confidence in the wild.

They have the absolute perfect defense – flight.

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Need Cage Cleaning Help? Read this

Last Updated on May 3, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

What’s the single most asked question at Windy City Parrot? “Why is my bird so messy”? It’s not that “your” bird is messy. Birds are messy by natural design. For us old folks, the talk you had with your folks was called the “birds and the bees” talk for a reason. Bees spread pollen by going from flower to flower, thus we have more flowers.

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A U2 That Is a Picker, a Screamer, Hates Water and Is Getting Meaner!

Last Updated on May 4, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

Dear Windy City,

I receive your e-mails daily and admire the tips and tricks that you provide. So, I’m writing to you now in hope that you might be able to help me.

I have a U2 that is a picker, a screamer, hates water and is getting meaner! For plucking, I’ve tried more attention, I’ve tried more toys, (mixing and rearranging). I have a canopy created so she has privacy and security. 

She screams if I open the front door and am not inside. I am aware that this could be her feeling unsafe due to not knowing that shes okay behind glass. I don’t cater to every scream, as I know that could just cause it to get worse. (Like a three-year-old.) 

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