Why Is It That Parrots Live So Darn Long?

In contrast to mammals, birds exhibit remarkable longevity relative to their physical size.

The higher metabolic rate, elevated body temperature, and increased resting glucose found in avian species suggest a potential amplification in the aging process.
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How Would We Revamp Lighting for a Harligold & Greenwing Macaw?
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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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What Suggestions Do You Have for My Territorial Timneh?
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What Suggestions Do You Have for My Territorial Timneh?

Tammy F. is worried about her bird’s territorial issues,

Yogi, my timneh African grey parrot has taken over our bedroom dresser and nightstand drawers. He learned to open them months ago, he loves getting in there and throwing everything out.

I let him have fun with it but now when my husband goes to get into the drawers Yogi does a dive bomb to his head. He does it to me also but I’m more aware of him and know he’s coming and divert him.

He does not want anyone in “his” drawers. He gets locked in his cage for this behavior sometimes but he knows when we are going to put him in his cage and he flys off.

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A Congo Greys Companion’s Feather Plucking Questions Answered
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A Congo Greys Companion’s Feather Plucking Questions Answered

First name: Peggy C.

 

How long has your bird been plucking? 

 

Approximately 7 years 

 

Species (please be specific, as an example, there are 43 species of Macaws) 

 

Congo African Grey parrot

 

Your bird’s sex if (known) by DNA or feather color (dimorphic bird)? 

 

Female 

 

Your bird’s age? 

 

19 

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Should I Cover My Conures Birdcage at Night?
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Should I Cover My Conures Birdcage at Night?

Dawn C. asks,

My conures cage at night it is in our lounge where we watch tv hence there is some light from the tv etc.

Also, he has become quite hormonal and aggressive towards me over the last 2 months whereas he was quite the opposite before spending lots of time with me now I am very wary of him and at times fearful of him attacking me.

What can I do to get back the loving funny bird he used to be. Btw he is very gentle with my husband.

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