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.
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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. 

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The Importance of Introducing Toys to Pet Birds Early On
The Importance of Introducing Toys to Pet Birds Early On

The Importance of Introducing Toys to Pet Birds Early On

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…)

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Can I Leave an African Grey Outside the Cage & Go to Sleep?

He’s new to our family. I’m afraid to try to put him back in the cage, he may have unwanted reactions. The place is safe for him and closed, and he’s still in his cage now.

Catherine replied

Why are you making the assumption that your new parrot who came from a caged environment would have a problem with living in a caged environment in your home?

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