My Budgies Were Never Exposed to Bird Toys by the Breeder, Now What?

Dear Catherine,

Omar and Milo are not playing with those wonderful toys.

I’m thinking that the breeder that turns the young budgies over to the animal shelter had probably never exposed them to toys before and they don’t know how to play.
(more…)

Continue Reading
Getting My Budgie to Accept a New Grooming Perch
Getting My Budgie to Accept a New Grooming Perch

Getting My Budgie to Accept a New Grooming Perch

Leslie writes,

Thank you so much for sending the Beach Walk Pacific Perch so promptly!

My budgie Omar is staring at this “new thing in my cage” but I’m sure he will soon be getting much use from it. It will also help me cut back on nail grooming appointments at the vet.

 

Getting My Budgie to Accept a New Grooming Perch
Getting My Budgie to Accept a New Grooming Perch

 Dear Leslie

Great that you have it. Placement is important. It should not be used for sleeping at night.

It should be placed in front of the cage, mid-level or lower.

You can also put it by the food dishes. It will get used there a lot.

You want it to be where it will be used often and actively so by the food and water dishes or in the front while he dances on it waiting for you to open the door.

Catherine

I took your advice. I’ve placed the new Pedicure Perch below the door and between Omar’s feed cups.

He’s still glaring at it! By the way, there’s an absence of toys in the cage because my two weren’t interested in them at all and wouldn’t play with them.

(more…)

Continue Reading

How I Fixed My Rescued Moluccan Cockatoo From Feather Plucking

When I took in a rescued Moluccan cockatoo he had 3 large sores and no feathers on his chest. 

We provided him with a 4’×4’×6′ aviary cage with bird lighting, an open window to allow filtered afternoon sun for him to sit in, toys in the 1/3 to 1/2 upper part of the cage, and lots of rope and solid perches. 

(more…)

Continue Reading
Why Do Pet Bird Keepers Allow Poop to Drop in Food Dishes?
Why do pet bird keepers allow poop to drop in food dishes?

Why Do Pet Bird Keepers Allow Poop to Drop in Food Dishes?

Marla S. Relates

Hi, your toys, treats, and perch setup is nice. Not overcrowded and laid out nicely. One comment though. 

As a Lovebird Mom for over nine years now It baffles me to this day to see other bird parents place their bird’s open food and water dishes on the cage floor! 

This is in the direct path of the bird’s droppings!
(more…)

Continue Reading
Close Menu