Learn How Gordon Controls Bird Cage Ants W/ Isopropyl Alcohol

Gordon T. relates about his success controlling ants with isopropyl alcohol

Our Senegal parrot, Frisbee, spends warm weather days on our screened-in porch, where he has a stainless steel cage.

Ants are a serious problem.

We were able to control them by placing the cage rollers in shallow water containers, but Frisbee started drinking the water.

On the theory that ants swarming on bits of his treats were following scent trails laid down by “scout” ants, I started wiping the bottoms of the legs of his cage with 90% isopropyl alcohol first thing every morning.

The alcohol evaporates almost immediately, and it is still 30 minutes or so before Frisbee goes out.

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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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A Better Bird Video Series For Training Birds And Their Humans

Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your birds stay happy and healthy around the clock.

This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.

The number of things necessary to provide foraging enrichment for your birds can be found in a series of quick and simple ideas.

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Do You Know What Glue or Bonding Materials Are Bird-safe?

Jennnifer T. relates:


I’m a parent to 4 feathered friends, my eldest being a 26-year-old quaker who is way too smart for his own good.

 

I’ve been collecting old toys and have been recreating them into different toys hoping they may be interested.

 

Does anyone know of glue or other bonding material that is bird safe?

 

I’ve been using rope and twisties but could do more with glue.

 

Appreciate any feedback.

 

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Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?
Happy father and daughter choosing pretty bird for keeping in pet shop

Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?

Kayla writes to ask:

 

I’m stuck between getting a conure or a quaker (ok maybe an Indian ringneck too), and could really use advice on what current owners think.

 

I’m hoping to find a best friend who wants to be involved, cuddly, silly, and maybe even say a few words eventually.

 

I mostly don’t want one who screams and screeches all day.

 

Is a quaker on the right track?

 

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Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?
playing parakeet and Cockatiel

Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?

Kim W. wants to know

 

Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?

 

Dear Kim

 

One-word answer. NO!

 

We recently were given a baby parakeet from a customer who found it outside her apartment building.

 

She could not keep it as she has an ailing bird currently and didn’t want to take a risk.

 

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What Is the Lowest Temperature Can My 2 Greys Survive Outside?
Two beautiful gray parrots on the branches

What Is the Lowest Temperature Can My 2 Greys Survive Outside?

Grae W. wonders

 

Hello, I have two 21-year-old grays, that I have had since they were young babies.

 

They are very healthy and happy birds. In the winter months, in the south (NC), I put them out in their cage on sunny, non-windy days, if it’s above 47 degrees.

 

As their cage loses the sun, I bring them in, and put them on their perch, in a glass door walk-in shower.

 

I have asthma, so must not bring in their cage.

 

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How Does My Family Keep Our Blue & Gold Macaw as My Parents Age?

Kirstin B. relates

Hi,

I have a blue and gold macaw parrot. He has been in the family since he was a baby.  Sadly my great uncle was the one who got him and died shortly thereafter.

He has gone through 2 other family members until sitting with me and my dad.

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