What is a Good Quality Seed Mix to Feed 4 Species of Pet Birds?
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What is a Good Quality Seed Mix to Feed 4 Species of Pet Birds?

I’m looking for a good quality seed mix for my 4 birds

 

Darryl Z. asks:

 

Hi.

I’m looking for a good quality seed mix for my 4 birds – a CAG, a Yellow-Shouldered Amazon, a Meyers, and a Caique.

 

I’m currently using Vita Parrot by Sun Seed but it’s become really filthy over the years.

I actually, pick out the papaya because it’s so filthy and looks so gross, I don’t want my birds eating it.

 

So that’s where I’m coming from and I wonder if you could please recommend a few of your top mixes.

 

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Why is Bird Lighting So Confusing?
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Why is Bird Lighting So Confusing?

Laurie J writes

I’M SO CONFUSED!!!

I read your article about extending the daylight of a hormonal bird and if that doesn’t work, setting up artificial light for 72 hours …no vet has ever recommended this and I thought it was brilliant and much better idea then lupron!!! (you’re now my go-to resource -even before a vet..and I will support you guys anyway I can!!) it makes perfect sense.

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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?
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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?

 

I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.

 

This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”

 

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What is a Proper Size Birdcage for an Amazon Parrot?
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What is a Proper Size Birdcage for an Amazon Parrot?

Gwyneth asks

 

 Is a 16 x 24 open done top actually bug enough for an Amazon parrot. I have a small space. The cage would fit much better than the 24 x 30 current cage?

 

Hi Gwyneth

 

Do you mean 24″ wide x 16″ deep?

 

Do you also currently have a 30″ wide x 24″ deep cage?

 

If your parrot is able to be outside of the cage (on top or on a stand) for several hours a day, then the smaller cage should be fine.

But if the bird is a large amazon you may wish to stay with the 30″ wide cage.

 

Regards,

Catherine

 

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Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds?
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Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds?

This might be an interesting topic for a Birdie Brunch! 

Hello, I’m Laurie Cannon, who wrote to you about the possibility of adopting an older Green-Winged Macaw. 

We didn’t do that, however, we did contact a breeder about a Panama Amazon baby. 

She seemed almost horrified when she found out both my husband and I are totally blind. 

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Why Do My 2 Amazon Parrots Get Scared When I Put Toys In Their Cage
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Why Do My 2 Amazon Parrots Get Scared When I Put Toys In Their Cage

Angela wrote:

It does not matter if the toys are small, medium or large.

mitchr asks

Do they tolerate plexiglass? Plastic?

Angela said

Locking rings are a toy I offer but they will not play with them.

Instead, they go around them as if the ring toys were in their way or annoyed them

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