Can My Red-Bellied Parrot Return Home Without Issue After A Long Time Elsewhere?

Jean T. relates, 

I had an 8 year old red bellied parrot for about 4 years. I had to give her to a friend due to a family situation at my house (hopefully in a year I can bring her back home). I would like to visit my parrot but I was wondering if this would be too hard on her. So my question is visit or no visit?

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Are Any Food or Supplements Able to Reduce My IRNs Plucking?

Kathy M.  has concerns about her Molting IRN (Indian ringneck) parrot

 

Agni, our 12-year-old IRN parrot is molting.

 

We live in California. This one is a big molt, so he looks really scruffy.

 

I’m wondering if there is anything particular in food or supplements that could be helpful.

 

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Is There a Good Way to Handle A Broody Older Macaw?

Kim M. requests advice,

 

I have been reading your emails for quite some time.  I finally need some advice. 

 

I have a 28-year-old Blue and Gold McCaw.  She has been fairly happy over the years.  She was my son’s bird until he got married and didn’t take her with him.  Now she has to deal with me and misses my son very much but now has resigned to the fact I have to be her person.

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How This Couple Treats Their DYH Amazon Parrots Heart Disease
Leg chained yellow-headed amazon is eating food. The yellow-headed amazon (Amazona oratrix), also known as the yellow-headed parrot and double yellow-headed amazon.

How This Couple Treats Their DYH Amazon Parrots Heart Disease

Patricia McP relates

 

My 38 year old DYH Amazon just had an echocardiogram done by Dr. Fitzgerald, an avian cardiologist specialist. It was a beneficial exam that helped us adjust Pancho’s meds. Pancho has the typical Amazon heart disease, but it doesn’t mean the end if you take special care and take advantage of all the modern technology available.

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What Suggestions Do You Have for My Territorial Timneh?

Tammy F. is worried about her bird’s territorial issues,

Yogi, my timneh African grey parrot has taken over our bedroom dresser and nightstand drawers. He learned to open them months ago, he loves getting in there and throwing everything out.

I let him have fun with it but now when my husband goes to get into the drawers Yogi does a dive bomb to his head. He does it to me also but I’m more aware of him and know he’s coming and divert him.

He does not want anyone in “his” drawers. He gets locked in his cage for this behavior sometimes but he knows when we are going to put him in his cage and he flys off.

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Can My Quaker and Lovebird Share a Cage?

Sharyl R. asks about birds sharing a single cage.

 

I have a Quaker and a lovebird and they are inseparable.

 

They have recently become roommates.

 

 

Their cages are next to each other with doors kept open.

 

They stay in the Quakers cage, Kas.

 

Is it ok to keep them together?

 

My Quaker does get aggressive if I go to get Jelly, my lovebird.

 

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How Do I Handle My Molting Green Cheek Conure With Another Bird?
Pineapple Conure

How Do I Handle My Molting Green Cheek Conure With Another Bird?

Lisa N writes,

Hey Catherine hope all is well I need your help again I thought by now I would be a better mommy 🙂

Our Reggie is molting big time she loves taking a bath every day I know it’s a rough time for birds but we also have a Pineapple conure and yes one is a boy and Reggie is the girl.

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Can I Improve My Budgies Diet Using Vitamins or Supplements?

Yvonne S. wrote:

 

I would like to ask you a question about my parakeet.

 

I have been thinking she could use a vitamin/supplement.

 

She has a very good appetite and is active but she is eating like nobody’s business.

 

I eat mostly organic pasta, and fruit, and a lot of baked potatoes.

 

Also some fish now and then.



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Does My Parrotlet Need a Full Spectrum Light Source?

Chris S. reached out to ask,

Does a parrotlet need a full spectrum light source?

And if so does it need it all year round if living in eastern PA?

Dear Chris

Unless you are living along the equator, no, natural lighting is not going to replicate what tropical birds need to keep their hormones level.

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