Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds

Parrots we classify as Medium Large Species


Blue-fronted Amazon – Cuban Amazon – Double Yellow-headed – Amazon  – Green-cheeked Amazon – Lilac-crowned Amazon – Mealy Amazon – Orange-winged Amazon – Red-lored Amazon – Spectacled Amazon – Tres Marias Amazon – Tucuman Amazon = Yellow-billed Amazon – Yellow-naped Amazon – Yellow-shouldered Amazon – Vinaceous Amazon  (more…)

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What Challenges Does Your Bird Face This Spring And Summer?

Linda F asks,

Hi, As spring approaches we look to protect furry as well as feathered friends.  Any suggestions on Frontline and heart guard type products that are safe around parrots and toos (Cockatoos) when used on three little dogs?

Are the two above mentioned harmful when used on a dog that lives in the same house as a bird?

Thank you for all help I have received as my CAG (Congo African Grey, goffie (Goffin Cockatoo) learn to share our life together.

Would not have made it as smoothly this far without your good advice and Birdy Brunch. Thank you again. Linda,

Micha and Stewie


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We’ve Learned How Much We Know and Don’t Know About Captive Bird Care After Taking the Exam

Find the Birdy IQ exam here if you haven’t taken it

Of the first 170 exams we had a 25% pass with 75% correct answers to 44 multiple and true/false questions

Please share your comments below terms if you think this helped or did not.

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more questions and/or explanations to the answers.

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Find Out How Much You Know About Keeping Birds With This Exam – Even Earn a Certificate!

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Do Power Lines Affect the Health of Birds, When They Perch on Them?

Questions about birds I answered on Quora the week of 3/13/17.

Do power lines affect the health of birds, when they perch on them?

I can’t speak to power lines but I know that Quaker parrots are colonial animals. They build large nests where a whole colony can live enabling them to survive brutal Chicago winters.

A heat source they seek out and build their nests in is electrical transformers. ComEd has access to a number of Quaker rescues who will come and get the birds when requested.


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Old School Falconry Jargon Untangled

per Craig Hendee – In the case of the Peregrine only, the males are called Tiercels.
Throughout history, if you said Tiercel, it meant male Peregrine.
The female is called the falcon.
If you said the falcon, it meant and was understood to be a female Peregrine.
Nowadays only the purists or those with great knowledge of the history of falconry and its language would understand it as such. 

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Flying eagle point of view
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Flying eagle point of view


I really enjoy your e:mails and am always interested in the things I learn, or the laughs I get. One thing, they are never boring. Sometimes I see something I’d love to share with my bird club. I have forwarded some stories to friends, but I just became editor of the MidAmerican Cage Bird Society (MACBS) and want to know if I could occasionally reprint an article?


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