Can You Help Diagnose This Ailing Budgie?
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Can You Help Diagnose This Ailing Budgie?

Linda Kay asks:

 

Hello Catherine- wondering if you can help, maybe a suggestion, we know you can’t make a diagnosis.

We have a young (1 yr) female budgie that suddenly (overnight) became wobbly, has a hard time perching, tucks her head in her wing, and has lost interest in all budgies in the flight (12) even a best buddy.

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Can Light Therapy Solve These 3 Birds Hormonal Problems?
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Can Light Therapy Solve These 3 Birds Hormonal Problems?

Drugs like Lupron, Haldol, and Prozac were designed and tested by the FDA on humans.

 

Zero long-term testing of these drugs has been performed on any bird ~ ever.

 

The next time a veterinarian tells you “these are safe for your bird.”

 

Your response should be “please provide the data that backs up your statement.”

 

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Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? YES! Part 2
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Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? YES! Part 2

The WHO has Changed its Position on Coronavirus and Pets

2nd pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

 

From the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

“Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus”  

Find part 1 here

Can the coronavirus infect cats and dogs?

Coronaviruses are not particularly hard to please when it comes to potential hosts — they’ve been detected in many mammal and bird species, including dogs and cats, as well as livestock like cows, chickens and pigs. Read more

 

Hi,

I think your article on birds catching the covid-19 might be misleading. 

 

Is there evidence of transmission from humans to birds for covid19? 

 

I think it’s highly unlikely.   

 

While these viruses can occasionally jump between distantly related species, it’s not common.  

 

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Are Peanuts Making My Blue Crown Conure Itch?
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Are Peanuts Making My Blue Crown Conure Itch?

Ward asks

My blue crown conure of at least 25yrs is acting odd. He seems to be scratching and bobbing as well as if he’s just very uncomfortable.

 

I recently ordered some peanuts in the shell and would give him 3-4 each day as a treat.

I started noticing very small moths in my home that lead back to the bag of peanuts that was teaming with larvae.

Do you think my conure is in danger from eating these peanuts?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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How Can I Learn To Care For Every Pet Bird Type On The Planet?
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How Can I Learn To Care For Every Pet Bird Type On The Planet?

Having the responsibility of digital marketing for Windy City Parrot I Recently Googled the term “parrot care.”

 

A keyword phrase we need to rank for much better. 

 

What singularly struck me was a mediocrity of information for the top-ranked links on page 1 of Google’s search results.

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