How Would We Revamp Lighting for a Harligold & Greenwing Macaw?

Jayda (above)

Dear Mitch and Catherine,

We are empty nesters owned by our only pets, a harligold and a greenwing macaw.  After reading some of your articles on correcting parrot lighting issues, we are aware that their lighting setup needs some revamping. 

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Can You Help Me Find a Helmet for a CAG With Photosensitivity?

Hi Mitch,

I have been searching for a “helmet” for a CAG (Congo African grey vs a TAG Timneh African grey) who has a photosensitivity issue in her eye from cataract surgery.

I want to find her a device she can were to make her eyesight more comfortable.

The parakeet in the helmet jumped out at me when I saw it. Do you know anyone who might be able to fabricate such headwear for Marie?

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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?
Budgerigar in cage

How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?

Kristy L. asks,

 

How can I help my budgie stop laying eggs?

 

We have allowed her to have two clutches and I can’t have any more babies.

 

Our vet wanted a depo shot which we did once with the vet’s advice and I don’t like what it did to her personality.

 

It’s been three months and now she has laid 2 eggs.

 

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Will Bright Full Spectrum Lighting Cause My Bird to Go Blind?

Rob K. has a “Light question”

Mitch, I have read much and understood all of your points about lighting.

My bird is a Congo African Grey.

My concern is that I have also read articles about the danger of eye damage such as cataracts from such closeness and intensity of the light. At the equator, high noon footcandles range from 9-10,000 and cycle up and down moonlight to moonlight (.01 FC @ full moon) and between dawn & dusk (10 FC).

I have a full spectrum bulb in my ceiling 5′ above his cage.

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