Should You Let Pet Birds Fly Around Your Home Freely?

My doctor advised me to stop reading Quora posts because it worked against the blood pressure medication he is prescribing for me.

Reviewing the answers I see in the Quora thread using too many useless adverbs.

“Absolutely not” is a cop-out answer as there are no “absolutes” given over eleven thousand species of birds.

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Why Does Running the Vacuum Trigger My Birds Need to Bathe?

Karen C wonders about vacuuming and birds,

Just a funny question for you which you’ll probably get a chuckle out of. Why is it that birds, at least mine, just love it when I run the vacuum cleaner? My conure immediately heads for his water dish to take a bath and my parakeets start chirping up a storm and going bananas. Maybe the conure wants to be nice and clean too?

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Are Birds Happy When They See Us After a Long Absence?
Image of a black-headed caique parrot.

Are Birds Happy When They See Us After a Long Absence?

Miriam writes to us with a concern,

Hello there! Trying to find a past blog relating to my current situation, and value your input.

My Caique is staying with my parents for about 37-40 days. He likes them but I miss him tremendously & hear him scream for me when he hears me on the phone or FaceTime. I will need him to have some distance too from my husband for a while since he got a transplant once we get home.

Wondering how Mango will be when he sees us again – do birds just forget us? Thank you so much for your help

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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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