What Are the Absolute Worst Types of Parrots for a First-time Bird Owner?

Once again, although well-intentioned, people are breaking down your choices into the macro of species (Quora question).

One answer started with

  1. Cockatoos
  2. Macaws
  3. Amazons

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What Do You Know About Macaw Asthma? It’s Really A Thing.
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What Do You Know About Macaw Asthma? It’s Really A Thing.

This first of three answers about macaw parrot keeping solutions is in response to the Quora question:

Is it unsafe to have a cockatoo in your home and a macaw, Given that many macaws are susceptible to asthma? Following up, is there any sort of test a macaw could have done to identify asthma? 

Macaw Asthma aka Macaw Respiratory Hypersensitivity disease is found in several species of macaws but is especially prevalent with blue and gold macaws.

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The Challenge Of Rescuing An Older Injured Citron Cockatoo
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The Challenge Of Rescuing An Older Injured Citron Cockatoo

Thank you Constance R.

 

So often its important to hear from independent third parties who provide valuable feedback on our pet bird content.

 

Having been in the process of rescuing budgies, (current budgie census is at six) and spending a lot of time with Peaches, our Senegal parrot weighing in at about 115 g, our recent focus has been skewed towards smaller birds.

 

Constance has a Congo African Grey and an Umbrella Cockatoo and from her recommendations, this is going to be a cockatoo-lishish post.

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Cockatiels Are More Similar to Cockatoos Than You Might Think
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Cockatiels Are More Similar to Cockatoos Than You Might Think


In this post we have grouped together information requests specifically about cockatoo parrots.

For a more granular discussion about some of the many species of cockatoo parrots – click here         

This post about cockatoos (we found 44 cockatoo species listed at the bottom of this post)  and serves as a counterpoint to the 43 species of macaw parrots we discussed last week.

We found a mere 12 cockatiel mutations.

At what age will a cockatoo stop laying eggs?

Name: Margaret G, Filled out from page: Egg Laying cockatoo
Colorado (United States)

(when you reach out to us using the green button at the bottom of this site, the button knows what page you are on to help us better understand your query)

Margaret

 

Unfortunately, if a birds egg laying goes uninterrupted, that bird will die.

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How Do I Encourage a Galah, to Eat Pellets Veggies, and Fruit?
How Do I Encourage a Galah, to Eat Pellets Veggies, and Fruit?

How Do I Encourage a Galah, to Eat Pellets Veggies, and Fruit?

Hi Didi

We rescued an 8 1/2-year-old female Senegal parrot about 13 months ago. She’s not our first rodeo.

We operate an avian-only pet supply business. We get bird food delivered five days a week. It’s inevitable that bags break and that’s what Peaches gets as I explain in the video below.
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