How Much Do We Know About Arteriosclerosis in Pet Birds?

Sandra B. relates

I just lost my Goffin Cockatoo, Casper of 24 years this last month.

I am devastated. He had started having seizures a few years ago and they had progressively gotten worse but he was then hospitalized at my Avian vet for Arteriosclerosis.

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Learn About Awesome Pet Bird Supplements from Nekton
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Learn About Awesome Pet Bird Supplements from Nekton

Nekton Relax for Birds
is a product designed to help alleviate stress in parrots and other birds.

Stress can have various negative effects on birds, including behavioral issues, health problems, and a reduced quality of life. Here’s how Nekton Relax can assist in managing parrot stress:

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How I Fixed My Rescued Moluccan Cockatoo From Feather Plucking

When I took in a rescued Moluccan cockatoo he had 3 large sores and no feathers on his chest. 

We provided him with a 4’×4’×6′ aviary cage with bird lighting, an open window to allow filtered afternoon sun for him to sit in, toys in the 1/3 to 1/2 upper part of the cage, and lots of rope and solid perches. 

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Which Pellet Bird Food Blends Have the Least Amount of Corn?
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Which Pellet Bird Food Blends Have the Least Amount of Corn?

Steve S. is concerned about the amount of corn in bird food,

He is a companion to a Goffins cockatoo AKA Tanimbar corella

Message: We have been using Harrison’s adult lifetime fine. The first ingredient is corn. We would like to cut back on her corn consumption.

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What Species of Parrots Make the Best Pets?
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What Species of Parrots Make the Best Pets?

Let’s start with parrots falling under a definite no. 

Kea for one. The New Zealand Alpine parrot lives in the snowy mountains and is really smart but extremely destructive.
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Whats the Best Way to Introduce a New Carrier to My Cockatoo?
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Whats the Best Way to Introduce a New Carrier to My Cockatoo?

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

 

Dear Patricia 

 

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.

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