What Our Readers Think About Pet Birds And CBD Oil
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What Our Readers Think About Pet Birds And CBD Oil

These comments are in response to last weeks post CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil

 

From Taryn Palo

 

Regarding CBD oil.

 

My avian vet sells it. 

 

He’s taken care of my Umbrella cockatoo for 23 years now so I pretty much trust him. 

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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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Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw
Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

Laurie C asks

My husband and I rescued a 3-month-old medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (aka Eleonora cockatoo) from a horrible pet store situation last August.

We finished his hand-feeding which took another month.

He was very skinny and underfed so we have spoiled him rotten.

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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking
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Why 2 Veterinarians Can’t Stop This Goffin Cockatoo From Plucking

Hello, knowing of your holistic approach to things here is a synopsis of our bird and situation. We have an 11 1/2 yr old Goffins Cockatoo, Taedo ( we have had him since 2008 when he was 3 mths). We did have him sexed and know he is a male.

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Fruit Flies Are Bothering My Umbrella Cockatoos (And Me)
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Fruit Flies Are Bothering My Umbrella Cockatoos (And Me)

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Oh, hi. Good morning. My favorite bird people. How are you doing?

Good Martha. How about yourself?

Oh wonderful. I’m sitting here with my two umbrella cockatoos and we have some fruit flies.

I was wondering if you have any product I could order that might help with that?

Let me double-check.

Sure.

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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage
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How To Set-up A Handicapped Galah Parrot Cage

I have a young Galah parrot (aka rose-breasted cockatoo) who is missing her toes on one foot.

She was three weeks old when she developed constricted toe and had the amputation, so she really has no idea that she’s handicapped.

Editor’s note: Animals never do.

She’s a little over two years old now. (1st April 2016)

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How To Stop An Elenora Cockatoo Plucker And A Screaming Citron Cockatoo
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How To Stop An Elenora Cockatoo Plucker And A Screaming Citron Cockatoo

Good morning, I get your newsletter every Sunday.

 

We have an elenora cockatoo (aka medium sulfur crested) that we have had for 21 years.

 

We got her when she was 4 months old.

 

Within the last two years she has started to yell.

 

Within the last year it has gotten real bad.

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Can You Address Feeding And Care For Larger M2s (Moluccan Cockatoos)?
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Can You Address Feeding And Care For Larger M2s (Moluccan Cockatoos)?

Think of a bunch of garden hoses banded together arbitrarily shooting water out one or the other.

 

As opposed to a “firehose” of information.

 

Now you know what fielding questions about captive bird care looks like to us.

 

We don’t know where it’s going to come from – Disqus, our blog, one of three ways you can contact us directly on  the website or email.

 

Just organizing the questions is a task in-and-of-itself.

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He Duct Taped His Cockatoos Feet To The Floor
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He Duct Taped His Cockatoos Feet To The Floor

The following was part of an answer to the following Quora question.

“What would be a bird’s reaction if we tied a helium balloon to their legs (that would make them float)? What about a bat? How would they adapt? QUESTION DETAILS IN COMMENTS”

At some point in the very short response I saw these words

“Someday, I’ll tell you about the time I duct taped his feet to the kitchen floor to prevent him from chasing mine”.

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How I Accidentally Rescued A Goffins Cockatoo
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How I Accidentally Rescued A Goffins Cockatoo

I just want to thank you for the weekly messages – for the stories you tell, and all that you teach us.

 

I have had a 10-year-old female Goffin’s cockatoo in my care for 2-1/2 years.

 

Editor’s note: Goffin’s cockatoo aka, Tanimbar corella aka Goffin’s corella.

 

Her owner was someone I knew most of my life and she committed suicide suddenly with no warning.

 

She had many animals.

 

Horses, dogs, cats, snakes, rats, and a bird.

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