Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?


I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.


This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”



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Should I Give Meds to My Conure to Relax and Quiet Him Down?
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Should I Give Meds to My Conure to Relax and Quiet Him Down?

I rescued a male conure aged 3 yrs. Gino, is mean and a biter….No matter what I do. New cage. Change and varied foods. Very loud squawking


I adore him. He doesn’t feel the same. Meds to relax and quiet him down?!


Grama’s wondering



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My Green-cheek Conure Seems To Be Molting All The Time

Yes I have another question for you, my green-cheek conure seems to be molting all the time and he’s lost the two big red feathers in the tail and I can feel the feathers under his skin in between his back and wing feathers is this normal or is he short on calcium he will not touch a cuttlebone or any calcium bone to rub down his nails or beak so I have two perches, that are rough, he is a year and a half old, already really molted. 


Thank you very much! Jane


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Help For A Green Cheek Conures Projectile Vomiting

Mona S. writes

I recently had the experience of seeing my beloved Green Cheek Conure do what I would describe as projectile vomiting, which absolutely scared me to nearly to death.


I have owned birds for about 30 years or so and had never seen anything like this.


Actually, I was not even aware that birds could vomit at all, except for regurgitating to feed their young.


This looked like someone had turned on the faucet for a couple of seconds.


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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

Yet these three species come in close to a combined 100 flavors.


Major Mitchell cockatoos are not loud, and not necessarily cuddly


Bare eyed cockatoos are all but demure


Noble macaws are only 12 to 14 inches long.


Hyacinth macaws are up to 44 inches long – 4 times the size of a noble macaw.


You can’t compare the two just because the are macaws.


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Why Does Sparky My  Sun Conure Scream When He Can’t See Me?
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Why Does Sparky My Sun Conure Scream When He Can’t See Me?

from “comments” in a recent order confirmation email,

he is less than a year old and screams loudly when he cannot see me. I am hoping the calm herb will be effective when my neighbors are home. 🙂

Or just gives me a break when I need it. I took him to my mom’s for Christmas and she was not happy about the loudness. 🙁

desta b


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I Took In A Rescue Sun Conure That’s Biting Me – Help!

Mimi H writes,

A patient of mine highly recommended you. I’ve watched some of the biting videos but you see I took in a rescue sun conure.  We believe it’s male. It humps everything right now.

His wings are not clipped mind you and I’m not against doing it if it will help.

My issue is not only is he hand shy but also a biter really bad.

We believe he is 4-5yo.

Where should I start and how?


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