Can My Red-Bellied Parrot Return Home Without Issue After A Long Time Elsewhere?

Jean T. relates, 

I had an 8 year old red bellied parrot for about 4 years. I had to give her to a friend due to a family situation at my house (hopefully in a year I can bring her back home). I would like to visit my parrot but I was wondering if this would be too hard on her. So my question is visit or no visit?

(more…)

Continue Reading
Our 12 Year Old Indian Ringneck Parrot Is Molting
Yellow Indian Ringneck Parakeet grooming its feathers

Our 12 Year Old Indian Ringneck Parrot Is Molting

Kathy M. relates, 

Agni, our 12 year old IRN parrot is molting. We live in California. This one is a big molt, so he looks really scruffy. I’m wondering if there is anything particular in food or supplements that could be helpful. He eats Harrison’s Fine Adult pellets and a variety of fruits and veggies. Otherwise healthy.

Just wondering about your thoughts. Thank you. K

(more…)

Continue Reading

What Kind of Humidifier Do You Recommend for Us and Our Birds?

Lisa N. writes,

 

Good Sunday afternoon Catherine hope you had a great holiday, I just have 2 quick questions.

 

The first is what kind of humidifier do you recommend for us and our birds, second our Reggie girl and Kiwi boy have been fighting a lot lately they are not even preening each other and if we leave one in the cage while the other one is out the bird that is out will keep flying over to the cage and then they fight threw the bars I know 72 hr doesn’t cure anything and I know birds are birds it’s just hard to watch them fighting instead of being best friends anything you can suggest would be helpful. 

 

Thanks, Lisa N.

 

(more…)

Continue Reading
What’s the Healthiest, Most Flavorful Food for Small Birds?
Cockatiel parrot on the background of nature.

What’s the Healthiest, Most Flavorful Food for Small Birds?

Karen E. inquires,

If you could suggest the healthiest, most accepted by birds, flavorful, seed/pellet food for Tiels and conures. What would it be?? (Besides veggies and fruits)

 

Hi Karen

 

All packaged bird foods are the result of testing by the various manufacturers to produce what they feel is the best available with the resources available.

 

(more…)

Continue Reading
In Spite of Love and Patience, My Red Belly Keeps Biting Me – Why?
funny red bellied parrot showing off his smooth dancing moves

In Spite of Love and Patience, My Red Belly Keeps Biting Me – Why?

Scott S. is confused about one of his rescue birds.

I’ll try to keep this long story short.

I’ve had/been around parrots for 63 years. Had my own for over 50. I currently have an open forever home for rescues. Currently have two parakeets, one Goffin, and one red belly – all well-adjusted and happy.

 

The little red belly (Bongo) was a breeder for seven years until I got him three years ago.

 

He is sweet, engaged, loving, etc., and loves to be scratched – until he doesn’t.

 

(more…)

Continue Reading

How Do I Handle My 2 Fighting Conures?

Lisa N. has concerns about her 2 conures behavior,

My question is an easy one I hope. Lately our 7 yr old female GCC and our Pineapple Conure 2 and a half yr old boy, I think he’s going threw his terrible 2’s if there is such a thing with birds. He’s been real hormonal and they have been fighting with each other a lot lately and trying to get them apart we always get bitten is there something we could do to get them back to being the best friends they were.

 

I know birds are birds but it just came on so sudden we were thinking of the 72 hr (Light treatment) again for both unless you can suggest something else. We have tried taking 1 out and leaving 1 in and the one that is out going to the cage and they start fighting. You’ve always given such great advice I’m just worried about my babies.

Thanks, Lisa N.

 

(more…)

Continue Reading
Close Menu