How a Parrot In Your Life Can Improve It’s Quality

In the tapestry of life, few threads are as colorfully woven as those tales where feathered companions cast a spell of transformation upon the human spirit.

Whispered through the annals of time and echoed in countless chronicles, the narrative unfurls—a vibrant testament to the avian alchemists who, with their wings and wits, refurbish the human soul.
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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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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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Can You Help Me With Lighting for My Eclectus Parrot?
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Can You Help Me With Lighting for My Eclectus Parrot?

Victoria K. has an avian lighting question,

hi there, I purchased this hanging full spectrum light for my Eclectus a while ago and can’t seem to find the setup instructions (and don’t see them on your website).

Would it be possible for you to provide it to me?

Green Bean is in his cage 12-14 hours/day and is otherwise on a playstand most days unless I am away from home.

Is it ok for this light to be on for a full 12 hours (I am not often gone that long but just want to make sure because I think one of your articles mentions that retina damage can occur with more than 4-5 hours of UVA/UVB lighting in certain circumstances)?

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What Is a “good” Diet for a 3-year-old Eclectus Parrot?
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What Is a “good” Diet for a 3-year-old Eclectus Parrot?

Julia M. asks,

Top of the morning! Could you tell me what a “good” diet is for a three-year-old Eclectus?

I have had him since the middle of his weaning.

Editors note ~ about 20% of parrots are sexually dimorphic meaning you can tell the sex by the bird’s color. Males are green, females are red, so Julia can use the pronoun “him” with certainty. Endnote

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What Should I Do for a Hormonal Male Caique, 17 Years Old?
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What Should I Do for a Hormonal Male Caique, 17 Years Old?

Donna L. asks:

 

What should I do for a hormonal male caique, 17 years old?

 

Screaming while holding a toy with his beak on the cage bottom or screaming while hanging on the cage bars, screaming at 2:30 AM.

 

Losing weight, killing any toy he can find, and just starting to pick at his chest and bottom of his foot.

 

Editor’s note: I suggest a magnified visual of both feet bottoms seeking any sores or irritations. Endnote

 

Stopped eating his pellets (Harrisons), I have combined them with other pellets, not interested. Will eat them if I soak them in water and mix them with cooked bird rice and spaghetti.

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How Do I Care For My 2 Eclectus Parrot Pluckers?
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How Do I Care For My 2 Eclectus Parrot Pluckers?

Hi Randall

I’m looking at the pictures you sent, thank you.

Obviously, the birds have feather self-destruction issues.

Typically these need to be addressed holistically.

Before we get granular on the issue let’s do some housekeeping and talk about this particular species.

 About 20% of parrots are sexually dimorphic meaning you can determine the sex of the bird by its color or markings.

Eclectus parrots are either red and blue (female) or green (male). 

Male ringnecks have the ring,  females have none.

 

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What Sizes Do the Tropican Parrot Food Pellets Come in?
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What Sizes Do the Tropican Parrot Food Pellets Come in?

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

Dear Linda,

The Cockatiel size granule is 2 mm, the Parrot size granule is 4 mm.

The stick-sized pellet is about 3/4″ x ¼”.

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