What Would Be a Good Perch for My 2 Amazon Parrots?
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What Would Be a Good Perch for My 2 Amazon Parrots?

Deborah F. is looking to get new perches for my blue fronted amazon male and orange wing amazon female… they like to sit on the same perch during their out time ..which is most of the day.

Would this perch (small) or the same one in medium be strong enough to hold them both?

 

Coffee Tree Perch Natural Y by Prevue 9″ Small 


Right now they have a medium Polly sand perch with no coating on it and it holds them just fine.

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How Do I Handle My 2 Amazon Rescues Both With a Broken Wing?
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How Do I Handle My 2 Amazon Rescues Both With a Broken Wing?

 

 

Good Morning, I am rescuing 2 abused Amazon parrots – Male / Female.

 

Both have 1 broken wing and cannot fly.

 

Female about 4-5 years old).

 

The male (about 15 yrs) picks the top of this wing and has scabs – not healed – what can I do to promote healing?

 

From my observation, both birds are under extreme stress.

 

Please let me know what I can apply topically to prevent further picking and plucking.

 

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What Toxins Found in Peanuts Are Bad for My Bird?
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What Toxins Found in Peanuts Are Bad for My Bird?

Cynthia W. writes

I finally saved up money to buy a huge bag of roasted peanuts and now I’m worried about the toxins.

I thought roasted would help, but I guess not.

I purchased (for human consumption) from a company that seems legit Hampton Farms No Salt Roasted In Shell Peanuts, 5 lb. Bag Brand: Hampton Farms.

Are Peanuts a Hazard for Birds?

(Not hermetically sealed just in a ziplock bag) I hate to throw them out as my parrots like them as a treat. I guess I need to peel from the shell from what I read as the shell has most of the Aflatoxin.

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Can You Recommend New Bird Foods for My Amazon & African Grey?
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Can You Recommend New Bird Foods for My Amazon & African Grey?

Hi!  


I’m noticing that the Amazon is not wild about having much better food than the crap she used to get from Petco, and she’s normally all about mealtime.

 

(The African Grey was never as interested in meals as the Amazon). 

 

Considering what I’ve ordered from you in the past, is there anything you would recommend that I try for the next order?

 

Thanks!

Best,

Eva

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What Sizes Do the Tropican Parrot Food Pellets Come in?
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What Sizes Do the Tropican Parrot Food Pellets Come in?

Linda L. would like to know:

Is the size of the Tropican Lifetime Parrot granules much bigger than the Tropican Lifetime Cockatiel granules?

Hard to tell from pictures

Dear Linda,

The Cockatiel size granule is 2 mm, the Parrot size granule is 4 mm.

The stick-sized pellet is about 3/4″ x ¼”.

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Does My Birds Need Heated Perches and Warming Panels?
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Does My Birds Need Heated Perches and Warming Panels?

Barbara D. wonders:

 

I have 2 Blue Fronted Amazons.

 

I have a heated Thermo Perch in the cage but am concerned about the winter room temperature when I bring the birds out to the living room in their cage to be with us, their room is set for 68/69 but the living room is more like 66.

 

So I thought the Snuggle Up panel might be good to add to the perch.

 

They have not checked out the warm perch yet.

 

I have seen them on the heated perch in the winter before, this perch is second to lowest perch in their cage.

 

Should I raise the perch a bit higher?

 

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What Wattage Bulb Do I Need to Calm My Amazon?
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What Wattage Bulb Do I Need to Calm My Amazon?

Chuck Y. has a question about avian lighting:

Hi Mitch, my yellow-naped amazon can be very mean at times so I am going to get him a full spectrum light.

He is 32 years old and I miss being able to handle him, I could do anything with him and not get bitten.

I have heard the YNA does get this way as they get older but I think I want to try the light anyway.

I have a fixture so I just need to get a bulb.

I have heard 15 watts is ideal, what is your suggestion? Thank you for bringing this up in your birdie brunch.

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