In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”
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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”

Sherry L. comments:

Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.

Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.

I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.

I also (now) feed Arlo a pelleted diet, along with the chop.

She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).

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My Budgie is Plucking and I Don’t Know Why?
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My Budgie is Plucking and I Don’t Know Why?

Mary W. relates:

 

One of my budgies (male 2 years old) got a crop infection late Jan.
 
He was plucking at his abdomen.
The vet put him on antibiotics and had to keep him at the vet clinic for a week as my brother had a heart attack & died and the friend that I had taking care of my birds could not catch him (fully flighted) to give him meds.
When I got back 10 days later and picked up my guy from the vet-all of his chest feathers were gone!
I figured that once I got him back to his flock he would be ok.

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How Can I Avoid Having Lesbian Budgies?
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How Can I Avoid Having Lesbian Budgies?

Marie A. reached out:

HELP!!!!!!

I have a real problem and need to fix it asap – doing what is best for both birds ……

I purchased what I hoped was a male for my pink eyed yellow female Flash.

“Tiki” turned out to be a female and right about that time I had to move in with my elderly mother who had 2 back fractures and the birds came with me.

 

I also have another bonded pair male/female but the male is very old and past breeding age.

 

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Can You Help Diagnose This Ailing Budgie?
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Can You Help Diagnose This Ailing Budgie?

Linda Kay asks:

 

Hello Catherine- wondering if you can help, maybe a suggestion, we know you can’t make a diagnosis.

We have a young (1 yr) female budgie that suddenly (overnight) became wobbly, has a hard time perching, tucks her head in her wing, and has lost interest in all budgies in the flight (12) even a best buddy.

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How Do I Get My Girl Budgie to Like Her Own Cage?
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How Do I Get My Girl Budgie to Like Her Own Cage?

Gloria W. writes:

Hello Mz Tobsing

I appreciate your advice on light therapy as that cured the hormone problem for my little girl parakeet.

Now I have a new problem or question, please.

I have two boys and one girl parakeet each with its own cage.

The little girl has a larger cage than the boys.

All the cages sit on tables.

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