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Patricia N. explains,
I have an Umbrella Cockatoo and have a new travel cage arriving soon. Always hard to get it to try anything new and he’s not a fan of cages, other than his usual ‘home’ cage.
Any tips on how best to get him inside his new travel cage. Thank you
Set it up right next to the bird’s regular cage. On a table to raise it up if possible. Put some food in it, treats, toys, and let your bird check it out.
Hi, I am the very happy owner of a 27-year-old umbrella cockatoo.
I’ve had her for about 12 years (her previous owner passed).
She’s always been a picky eater.
She of course loves peanuts and all things that are not good for her.
I’m still trying to find a pellet she will eat to balance her nutrition.
Please help with any suggestions. She’s very active and has beautiful plumage. I just worry about her diet. Thank you,
Jane M. is concerned,
Our Elenora cockatoo is 24 yrs old.
Hailey has lost 27 grams in one week.
Editors note ~ the species Elenora cockatoo weigh an average of 475 g, cockatiels weigh about 100g for comparison. Endnote
We weigh her weekly.
She’s really not eating and if she does, it’s only a few bites.
Gabby M. relates
I make a chop of fresh veggies and if I can, fruit, but my guys do not seem to like fruit, since we incorporated it into the diet my Senegal Gabby does not eat any of his seed mix or his pellets or anything but the chop, I have incorporated beans and edamame into it for protein but am afraid he might not be getting enough protein.
I am putting it in twice a day at the evening change of food and in am before I head out so he has more to eat.
I am not sure if he gets enough protein in his diet with only the beans?
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
The Cockatiel size granule is 2 mm, the Parrot size granule is 4 mm.
The stick-sized pellet is about 3/4″ x ¼”.
Bonnie B. would like to know:
First I want to thank you for your very informative emails.
They are always filled with great information.
My question is what are your thoughts on Lupron and what effects of long term use.
I have a 30 yo female Umbrella Cockatoo that we’ve had for 11 years.
She laid an egg once or twice a year and then in 2015 after laying an egg she prolapsed on a Sunday.
Luckily we were able to get her into UC Davis.
Hi, I want to improve my Bird’s lighting, which is currently 2 screw-in compact full-spectrum bulbs.
I like the look and description of the Full Spectrum Economy Daylight Bulb with Clamp Light & Timer.
A couple of questions….can I hang it from the ceiling over her cage?
Stephanie M. needs to know:
Hi. I am building a new house with a bird room (for a 30+-year-old female Moluccan cockatoo) located in the middle of the house (where all the excitement happens).
It will have a drain and water for easy cleaning, plus doors for nighttime.
It will also have appropriate lighting.
I will need to install wet-protected light fixtures (easiest is typical shower recessed 6″ fixtures that take standard Edison base bulbs).
That’s my question…if the room is 10’2″W x 5’6″D x 8′ 4″H, how many lights do I need?
Thanks for any advice you can lend