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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Here Are More Ants Around the Birdcage Solutions
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Here Are More Ants Around the Birdcage Solutions

Alice H. relates this about ants around her birdcage,

Have fought off ants inside our home along two walls for years. Used diatomaceous earth which is a desiccant and harmless which was somewhat effective but messy.

 

Found Amdro Ant Granules and sprinkled outside on a few spots as a test. I was amazed to see the ants grab up the granules and take them right back to their nests.

 

Literally within days no more outside in those spots and consequentially no ants in the house anymore either.

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Can You Recommend a Quality Air Cleaner for My 3 Parrots?

Virginia V. writes,

 

Hello,

 

I have a blue and gold macaw, an orange wing Amazon, and an African grey. They have been living together for over 30 years. Each has a separate gigantic cage in a medium-size room with windows all around.

 

When I am home they have the ability to follow me around on the first floor.

 

I am in desperate need of an air cleaner. What would you recommend? Thank you so much for your Sunday morning messages.

 

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Whats the Best Way to Introduce a New Carrier to My Cockatoo?

Patricia N. explains,

 

I have an Umbrella Cockatoo and have a new travel cage arriving soon. Always hard to get it to try anything new and he’s not a fan of cages, other than his usual ‘home’ cage.

 

Any tips on how best to get him inside his new travel cage. Thank you

 

Dear Patricia 

 

Set it up right next to the bird’s regular cage. On a table to raise it up if possible. Put some food in it, treats, toys, and let your bird check it out.

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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?
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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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Have You Ever Experienced a Bird With “Bumblefoot”?

Karen C. asks,

 

Have you ever experienced dealing with a bird that has developed what they are calling “bumblefoot”?

 

I have a parakeet that has a sore spot on the bottom of one of its feet.

 

When I looked it up on the internet it didn’t seem like much could be done and this little guy isn’t finger trained.

 

He was a rescue along with 3 other birds.

 

It’s quite a feat to catch him at all and I don’t want to stress him out anymore than the poor thing already is.

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