What Would Be a Good Perch for My 2 Amazon Parrots?

Deborah F. is looking to get new perches for my blue fronted amazon male and orange wing amazon female… they like to sit on the same perch during their out time ..which is most of the day.

Would this perch (small) or the same one in medium be strong enough to hold them both?

 

Coffee Tree Perch Natural Y by Prevue 9″ Small 


Right now they have a medium Polly sand perch with no coating on it and it holds them just fine.

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Will Bright Full Spectrum Lighting Cause My Bird to Go Blind?

Rob K. has a “Light question”

Mitch, I have read much and understood all of your points about lighting.

My bird is a Congo African Grey.

My concern is that I have also read articles about the danger of eye damage such as cataracts from such closeness and intensity of the light. At the equator, high noon footcandles range from 9-10,000 and cycle up and down moonlight to moonlight (.01 FC @ full moon) and between dawn & dusk (10 FC).

I have a full spectrum bulb in my ceiling 5′ above his cage.

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How Do I Handle 2 Flighted Out of Control Cockatiels?
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How Do I Handle 2 Flighted Out of Control Cockatiels?

Elleen A.  relates,    

 

I have 2 male fully flighted cockatiels that will not let us handle them. They are bonded. How can I get them to let us handle them again?

 

Dear Elleen

Short answer. You can’t.  Birds of a feather stick together and you have no feathers.  

 

Long answer.

 

You can clip their wings, separate them into different cages, and plan to spend several hours with each of them individually in daily sessions in hopes to earn their trust and want to be with you.

 

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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’s the Best Way to Travel 1200 Miles With 3 Parrots?
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What’s the Best Way to Travel 1200 Miles With 3 Parrots?

Anita J. needs to know,

We are moving to a new house, a 1200 mile trip.

With a Noble Macaw (20), Sun Conure (23), and Cockatiel (29).

Editors note ~ Most humans mistakenly believe all macaws are large birds. Noble macaws and sun conures are roughly the same sizes. Noble macaws are roughly a little more than 5 ounces whereas sun conures are a little less than 5 ounces. Cockatiels on average are about 3 ounces. Endnote (more…)

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How Do I Treat My Female Parakeet’s Feather Cyst?

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Hello, love your website have a parakeet female about 5 years old with a cyst on the left wing.

 

Our avian vet was not too helpful only said it could be a feather cyst after I suggested it.

 

She does not seem uncomfortable but the cyst is getting bigger mostly pink with whatever color of feather appears any suggestions?

 

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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Making These Weird Noises?
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How Do I Stop My African Grey From Making These Weird Noises?

Barbara S. doesn’t know what to do,


I have an African grey named Rocky who is 29 years old.

 

Over the last couple of years, he started to make these strange noises day and night out of nowhere.

 

So we took him to our aviary vet and after several visits and numerous tests, it was determined that it is a behavioral issue.

 

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Hello, I Am Looking for Help in Training My Parrots
Two beautiful gray parrots on the branches

Hello, I Am Looking for Help in Training My Parrots

Sarah A. relates,

 

Hello, I am looking for help in training my parrots.

 

I have two African grey parrots.

 

They are 21 and we have had them their whole lives.

 

My mom used to handle them, however, she began to have severe allergies from their dust. 

 

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Is a Prevue 3181 the Right Size Playstand for My Parakeet?
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Is a Prevue 3181 the Right Size Playstand for My Parakeet?

Lisa H. wants to know,

Did I buy the right size play stand for my parakeet?

Hello. I probably should have asked you this Before I bought the play stand, but I was excited to receive it.

So now, before I open it, I would love to hear your opinion if I did right.

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