Why Does My Macaw Regurgitate in Her Cage Daily?
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Why Does My Macaw Regurgitate in Her Cage Daily?

Charles S. relates

 

My bird is 14 years old. I have had him/her since being a baby!

 

Every day she regurgitates about a cup full in her cage!

 

When I leave her with an experienced bird keeper she does not do this!

 

They indicated that I may be petting her in a way that arouses her and that may be the problem.

 

She has been doing this for years.

 

Could it be how I’m feeding her? Usually, I feed her orange slices, 1 cracker, 2 peanuts, and a scoop of Zupreem twice a day.

 

Plus I give her another couple of peanuts as a treat during the day?

 

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How Does My Family Keep Our Blue & Gold Macaw as My Parents Age?
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How Does My Family Keep Our Blue & Gold Macaw as My Parents Age?

Kirstin B. relates

Hi,

I have a blue and gold macaw parrot. He has been in the family since he was a baby.  Sadly my great uncle was the one who got him and died shortly thereafter.

He has gone through 2 other family members until sitting with me and my dad.

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Which Larger Parrot Species Is the Least Difficult to Take Care of?
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Which Larger Parrot Species Is the Least Difficult to Take Care of?

Thank you for acknowledging a category for “large macaws,” you’ve been paying your due diligence.

My knowledge base comes from operating a  website that sells exclusively to pet bird keepers.

You can read about 1400 posts I’ve written on pet bird care.

Re: “Please don’t kid yourself there are no large parrot species that is any less difficult than the other to take care of” (below).

First, off one person’s, anecdotes should not be a driver on how to create a single bird or a flock’s environment.

Re: “ I recently bought a brand new TV and thanks to my parrot it has a crack in the screen”

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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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How Do I Rescue Someone Else’s Macaw?
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How Do I Rescue Someone Else’s Macaw?

Shelly A. wants to help another owner’s macaw

 

There is a greenhouse that changed hands a year ago, and they have a Macaw named Baby, in a chain link dog kennel type enclosure with one toy, no perches, no real interaction, and lives on parrot kibble like a stray dog. 

 

I’ve spoken with an employee, but Baby doesn’t have an owner, just a business bird that nobody really takes care of.

 

The employees do the best they can, I just recently moved into this area or I would have done something sooner.

 

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Help ~ I Have a Greenwing Macaw Who is Almost 30 Years Old!
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Help ~ I Have a Greenwing Macaw Who is Almost 30 Years Old!

Sherry S. writes:

HELP! I have a Greenwing Macaw who is almost 30 years old.  He has been with me since he was 2 years old. I have been told Greenwings regurgitate more than other breeds.

It seems he is especially bad this year and it’s been going on for months.

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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”
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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”

Sherry L. comments:

Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.

Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.

I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.

I also (now) feed Arlo a pelleted diet, along with the chop.

She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).

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I Have Questions About the 72 Hour Circadian Reset Technique
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I Have Questions About the 72 Hour Circadian Reset Technique

Bill P. asks:

 

I have questions about the 72-hour circadian reset technique.

 

1. During the day portion of the 72 hour period would there be a problem with taking the bird, Blue and Gold Macaw out of her cage for food, exercise, and to interact with the family.

 

2. Can you provide clinical references pertaining to this technique?

 

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How Do I Transition 8 Amazons and 2 Macaws to a Large Aviary?
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How Do I Transition 8 Amazons and 2 Macaws to a Large Aviary?

Barb H. asks:

 

I’d appreciate advice on integrating parrots into a 36′ X 10 communal aviary for 8 amazons & 2 macaws.

 

These birds have all lived together in the same room divided by partitions. Although separated, they can see each other and communicate.

 

Since they’re familiar with each other, I’m hoping for a painless transition.

 

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