Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw
Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

Laurie C asks

My husband and I rescued a 3-month-old medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (aka Eleonora cockatoo) from a horrible pet store situation last August.

We finished his hand-feeding which took another month.

He was very skinny and underfed so we have spoiled him rotten.

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Why is My Severe Macaw is Losing All Its Feathers?
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Why is My Severe Macaw is Losing All Its Feathers?

My severe macaw is losing all its feathers.

The vet says I should switch her to 80% pellet food.

However, I am not convinced. I don’t think they eat pellets in the wild.

I am trying adding HARI Prime vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement w/probiotics to her diet.

Do you think this is an acceptable alternative?

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How We Were Evacuated In A Raft With Our Eclectus Parrot
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How We Were Evacuated In A Raft With Our Eclectus Parrot

Jerri M. asks

We live in NC and as you are probably aware, Hurricane Matthew has created some problems.

We were evacuated in a raft, with our Eclectus Parrot.

Since we have returned home, she is acting stressed and exhibiting behaviors that I have not witnessed before this.

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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting
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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

Mona S. writes

I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.

 

I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.

 

Actually, I was not even aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.

 

This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.

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My Budgies Beak Broke Off – Can I Fix It?
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My Budgies Beak Broke Off – Can I Fix It?

Stevie Van Zandt requested your answer

I have a rescue budgie, the top of his beak was almost totally gone, just barely hanging. We have NO vet in my area and nobody specializes in birds. I removed what was hanging and she seems ok, I made a “mush” for her to eat. Will the beak grow back?

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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites?
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How Do I Treat Macaw Mites?

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Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable?

 

Hi Mitch,

Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks!

 

Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected, and abused.

 

I was able to negotiate relinquishment but it’s been a year of learning for me, we bonded and I decided to adopt her instead of fostering.

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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot
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Answers To Cockatiel Problems Including Swollen Tongues And Bumblefoot

12/24/2018 – My cockatiel has a swelling on the side of his tongue and the vet is off for the holidays. help!!

 

12/24/2018  – Dear Patricia

We are very sorry to hear your bird may be ill.

 

Of course, timing is often not right and our pets health issues may come at the wrong times.

 

This is beyond our experience and knowledge.

 

Yes, a trip to your Vet is the way to go.

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Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Medium Size Species Of Pet Birds

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Birds we classify as “Smaller” species 

FYI  There’s something like 100 species of Conures. Conures need to be subdivided into small, medium & large (which is on our to-do list)


Green cheek conures weigh 64 grams (cockatiels are about 100 grams – Patagonian conures weight about 280 grams, about the size of a Timneh African grey.

Don’t think for a minute conures can be classified into one size category

Large Canaries

Gibber Canary

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Can You Address Feeding And Care For Larger M2s (Moluccan Cockatoos)?
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Can You Address Feeding And Care For Larger M2s (Moluccan Cockatoos)?

Think of a bunch of garden hoses banded together arbitrarily shooting water out one or the other.

 

As opposed to a “firehose” of information.

 

Now you know what fielding questions about captive bird care looks like to us.

 

We don’t know where it’s going to come from – Disqus, our blog, one of three ways you can contact us directly on  the website or email.

 

Just organizing the questions is a task in-and-of-itself.

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