A Congo Greys Companion’s Feather Plucking Questions Answered
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A Congo Greys Companion’s Feather Plucking Questions Answered

First name: Peggy C.

 

How long has your bird been plucking? 

 

Approximately 7 years 

 

Species (please be specific, as an example, there are 43 species of Macaws) 

 

Congo African Grey parrot

 

Your bird’s sex if (known) by DNA or feather color (dimorphic bird)? 

 

Female 

 

Your bird’s age? 

 

19 

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How Do I Reduce My Male Budgies Aggression?
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How Do I Reduce My Male Budgies Aggression?

I look forward to getting your email every Sunday and reading it has become as much a ritual as the old Sunday paper.

And now I have a question for you.

Thunder and Lightning are my bonded parakeets.

I’ve had them for years.

Last summer I saw more and more breeding activity, so I bought a box and let nature take its course.

Thunder laid four eggs, one of which was fertilized.

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What Should I Do for a Hormonal Male Caique, 17 Years Old?
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What Should I Do for a Hormonal Male Caique, 17 Years Old?

Donna L. asks:

 

What should I do for a hormonal male caique, 17 years old?

 

Screaming while holding a toy with his beak on the cage bottom or screaming while hanging on the cage bars, screaming at 2:30 AM.

 

Losing weight, killing any toy he can find, and just starting to pick at his chest and bottom of his foot.

 

Editor’s note: I suggest a magnified visual of both feet bottoms seeking any sores or irritations. Endnote

 

Stopped eating his pellets (Harrisons), I have combined them with other pellets, not interested. Will eat them if I soak them in water and mix them with cooked bird rice and spaghetti.

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The Best List Of What Woods And Plants That Are Bird Safe Or Not
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The Best List Of What Woods And Plants That Are Bird Safe Or Not

i have some drift wood that my grandkids collected from a creek way out in country wanting make bird perches to put in bird cages. what do i have to do to wood or is this safe.

i soaked in tub for 2 days putting new water on 2-3 times a day. can i use or should i throw away do not know what kind of wood

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Follow Up to Did a 6 Week Absence Cause My Budgie’s Negative Behavior?
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Follow Up to Did a 6 Week Absence Cause My Budgie’s Negative Behavior?

Hi Mitch,

I just noticed that you posted my questions about Ricky on your Blog. 

Here’s the original post

I’m fine with that but feel a bit uncomfortable about naming my bird’s vet and giving her web address.

I came to you with my query as I am not seeing improvement in my bird after several appointments. 

Your advice has been read and will be re-read. 

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What Should I Do With the Three Eggs My Grey Just Laid?
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What Should I Do With the Three Eggs My Grey Just Laid?

Michael G. reaches back out with a new pet bird keeping challenge.

 

Hi, Mitch, I ordered a clamp-on light fixture for Lil’ Girl and Big Boy. 

 

While they have sunlight on the end of their cage (3′) and down one side (5′).

 

I figured it couldn’t hurt as the sunlight is filtered by windows with a light tint and filled with Argon gas which, I think, only prevents fogging. 

 

I am not sure about its filtering effect. 

 

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