Understanding How My Bird Can End as a Splat on My Car’s Windshield
On the green lawn sits on a small pleasure car for kids is a beautiful parrot.

Understanding How My Bird Can End as a Splat on My Car’s Windshield

Jeff Writes:

Mitch, this is for Judy M.

If bird owners would train their birds to the Aviator Harness they can put their bird on a T Perch in their vehicle and the bird does not have to be caged I have an SUV and my blue & gold goes everywhere we go and loves it. (more…)

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Can I Help Out Our Cockatiel During a Molt?

Scott S. inquires:


Hi – I actually have a birdie question.


We have a 2-year-old male Gray Cockatiel who has the worst case of “ouwie feathers” under his wings.


We can lift his wings and see a number of pin feathers that are causing some distress.


Question: what if anything can we do to help him out?


He’s fine otherwise, big beautiful boy and a best in class winner here in Florida last year.


Thank you in advance!



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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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