Can I Use Costco Washcloths to Clean My Severe Macaw’s Birdcage?

Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

Joyce asks: I have another question.

I like to clean my bird’s cages with small white washcloths from Costco.

I have been noticing they are getting very holey. 

I figured they just weren’t that great anymore and then I see Snuggles my Severe Macaw having such a great time talking to them and chewing on them!

Will this hurt him?


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Why is My Green Cheek Conure Biting Me All of a Sudden?

Last Updated on November 13, 2020 by Mitch Rezman

Elena T. is concerned:


I have a green cheek conure named Rae and he’s about 2-3 years old.


I’m not sure if Rea is a boy or a girl but I got him from the pet store pretty early on so I’m the only owner he’s ever had besides the pet store workers.


He’s a sweet bird and my family loves him but recently he’s been biting me.



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Should I Replace a Recently Deceased Parakeet?
Yellow-green little parrot. Looks in the mirror.

Should I Replace a Recently Deceased Parakeet?

Last Updated on May 4, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

Jen S. relates:

I had 2 parakeets in a cage together for 2 years, and one of them suddenly died today.

Should I get another bird to put in the cage with the other one? Is it a good idea to do that?

Dear Jen,

We are very sorry for your loss. Your remaining parakeet is likely confused and frightened and will be lonely.


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How Do I Properly Store Leftover Pet Bird Seed Mix?

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Mitch Rezman

Joyce R. writes:
Good morning bird friends, I would like advice on storing extra Higgins Safflower Gold mix and Zupreem Fruit pellets.
My beloved Quaker Coco was euthanized two days ago. 
Grieving her loss but thinking ahead about adopting again.
Would it be safe to freeze the extra food and for how long?
Thank you so much!


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Does My Birds Need Heated Perches and Warming Panels?

Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Mitch Rezman

Barbara D. wonders:


I have 2 Blue Fronted Amazons.


I have a heated Thermo Perch in the cage but am concerned about the winter room temperature when I bring the birds out to the living room in their cage to be with us, their room is set for 68/69 but the living room is more like 66.


So I thought the Snuggle Up panel might be good to add to the perch.


They have not checked out the warm perch yet.


I have seen them on the heated perch in the winter before, this perch is second to lowest perch in their cage.


Should I raise the perch a bit higher?



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How Do I Build an Outdoor Bird Cage?

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Mitch Rezman

Paul S. seeks advice:


My wife is getting a GCC (Green Cheek Conure) within the next month or so.


We live in the Midwest (Kansas City) and I would like to build a cage outside on our deck so our GCC can get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors.


What size recommendations would be beneficial to our new bird?


Also what kind of shading does it need?


Our deck is on the east side of the house with the sun almost all day.



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