What Do I Do for My Green Cheek Conures Beak Overgrowth?

Susan is seeking advice, 

My 9-year-old conure is having an issue with his beak.

Two months ago I had his Avian vet trim his top beak as it was very long. Less than a month later his bottom beak got really long. So back to the Vet Jax went. The vet said to give him hard nuts to chew or a cuttlebone.

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Are Birds Happy When They See Us After a Long Absence?
Image of a black-headed caique parrot.

Are Birds Happy When They See Us After a Long Absence?

Miriam writes to us with a concern,

Hello there! Trying to find a past blog relating to my current situation, and value your input.

My Caique is staying with my parents for about 37-40 days. He likes them but I miss him tremendously & hear him scream for me when he hears me on the phone or FaceTime. I will need him to have some distance too from my husband for a while since he got a transplant once we get home.

Wondering how Mango will be when he sees us again – do birds just forget us? Thank you so much for your help

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Why Does My Pionus Go Nuts When He Sees the New Shirt I Bought?

Dear Janet

It is hard to tell why a bird doesn’t like a new hat or shirt we wear.

Was your Pionus a rescue? Did it come from another home before you had him? If so, he may have been traumatized by someone who wore something similar.

If you can avoid this terror by not wearing it around your bird. It is a kind thing to do.

Catherine

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Do My Keets & Tiels Feel Depressed in Their Life of Captivity?
Budgies in a cage

Do My Keets & Tiels Feel Depressed in Their Life of Captivity?

Captivity is a relative term. I’m not relegated to my home but I still have to pay rent, go to work, pay taxes and perform all those duties that enable me to be a good neighbor and good citizen of the world.

If captivity is all that you know it really captive? We have four budgies, all rescues. We really don’t have the background on any of them but we’ve kept them flighted thus they don’t leave the cage.

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I Want to Own a Pet. Should I Buy Parrots?

With all due respect, the question answers itself. There are a 350 species of parrots and about 372 species of parakeets As opposed to there only being one species of dog.

 

Further, the individual who acquires a single parrot can be considered a pet owner or companion, our term is “pet bird keeper” Once a second parrot is introduced the aforementioned individual becomes a zookeeper.

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