Have You Ever Experienced a Bird With “Bumblefoot”?

Karen C. asks,

 

Have you ever experienced dealing with a bird that has developed what they are calling “bumblefoot”?

 

I have a parakeet that has a sore spot on the bottom of one of its feet.

 

When I looked it up on the internet it didn’t seem like much could be done and this little guy isn’t finger trained.

 

He was a rescue along with 3 other birds.

 

It’s quite a feat to catch him at all and I don’t want to stress him out anymore than the poor thing already is.

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Why Are My Darling Birdling Female Parakeets Not Getting Along?

Barbara T. writes

 

My darling birdlings, parakeets, happen to both be female.

 

One, MoonShadow, is approx 7 years old…a rescue.

 

When her partner passed last year, after the funeral, MoonBirdy was sooo lonely, depressed, inactive.

 

We, in mid pandemic, bought a pet shop friend for her. Of course, the pet shop attendant assured my husband Mercury was Male.
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Do Dander Birds Like Cockatiels Require a Regular Drenching?

Scott writes,

 

Hey folks: Our 4-year-old (almost) male gray Cockatiel Buddy has a dander problem?

 

We can get him to bathe outdoors when he’s out in the lanai and it happens to be raining which is a fairly common occurrence here in west-central Florida but the problem (?) is that we can’t get him wet to the skin. Buddy will shake off after a bath and a cloud of dander will “poof” off him.

 

I’ve read that birds, in general, need to get wet to the skin to remain healthy. Any thoughts?

 

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How Can I Get My New Budgie to Cohabitate With My Old Budgie?

Barbara T. wants to know

 

My darling birdlings, parakeets, happen to both be female. One, Moonshadow, is approx 7 years old…a rescue.

 

When her partner passed last year, after the funeral, Moonbirdy was sooo lonely, depressed, inactive.

 

We, in mid pandemic, bought a pet shop friend for her. Of course, the pet shop attendant assured my husband Mercury was Male.

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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?
Budgerigar in cage

How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?

Kristy L. asks,

 

How can I help my budgie stop laying eggs?

 

We have allowed her to have two clutches and I can’t have any more babies.

 

Our vet wanted a depo shot which we did once with the vet’s advice and I don’t like what it did to her personality.

 

It’s been three months and now she has laid 2 eggs.

 

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Should I Remove a Budgie With Splayed Legs From the Nest Box?

Kyndra B.  relates,   

     

One of my baby budgies (about 2-3 weeks old) has splayed legs but is still in the nest box and being fed and cared for by the mom. 

 

Is it okay for me to remove the baby to put bands on the legs and then place it back in the nest box?

 

I don’t want the mother to stop feeding/caring for it because I handled it.

 

I also don’t want the splayed legs to go untreated for too long.

 

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Thank You for Recommending Tropican by HARI

Jen M. writes, 

 

Hi, we just wanted to thank you for the Hagen Tropican recommendation!

 

We ordered the sticks.

 

Our macaw just loves them and they smell amazing!

 

I feel so good knowing that I’m feeding them healthy food.

 

I had no idea that Zupreem had sugar in it and all that color can’t be good.

 

We also ordered the Prime Vitamin per your recommendation.

 

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