Cages, Short Toenails, Freezing Pellets, Are Eggs Bad ~ Answered!
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Cages, Short Toenails, Freezing Pellets, Are Eggs Bad ~ Answered!

Editor’s note: sometimes we combine several answers into a post to make for more interesting and efficient reading endnote

 

Hi Mitch,

 

In response to the comment about travel cages, I have found a solution.

 

My Senegal parrot (Gonzo) did not like to hang out in a smaller cage.

 

So I got her a reasonably-sized cage that I can use for her travel or if she needs to stay with someone.

 

I can drive with it and strap the cage into a seat belt.

 

I set it up in another room and left the cage door open. She has started playing inside it and seems to like it.

 

Now, with COVID-19, I am working from home, and need it to be quiet when I’m on the phone.

 

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Understanding How My Bird Can End as a Splat on My Car’s Windshield
On the green lawn sits on a small pleasure car for kids is a beautiful parrot.

Understanding How My Bird Can End as a Splat on My Car’s Windshield

Jeff Writes:

Mitch, this is for Judy M.

If bird owners would train their birds to the Aviator Harness they can put their bird on a T Perch in their vehicle and the bird does not have to be caged I have an SUV and my blue & gold goes everywhere we go and loves it. (more…)

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How Long Is Too Long for Birds in Travel Carriers?
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How Long Is Too Long for Birds in Travel Carriers?

Judy M. worries about:

Hi, Mitch,

The closest avian vet to me is 2 hours away, I worry about my bird being in his travel cage or carrier ( as I have both) for so long, the trip there, the trip home, the visit itself…..

Do you think it would be extremely stressful for Alex?

He has been to an exotics vet, who is only about 15 minutes from me, he was fine.

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Flighted Or Clipped Wings – Our Readers Weigh In
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Flighted Or Clipped Wings – Our Readers Weigh In

You asked whether our birds are flighted. 

 

All three of our birds – African Grey, Dusky Pionus, Cockatiel – are fully flighted. 

 

We have a lot of large windows in our apartment but so far we have not had a problem. 

 

They all have their favorite routes and pretty much stick to them. 

 

The only time we have clipped our bird’s wings is when we were traveling internationally and they had to go through the health and customs inspections at the airports.

 

Lisa Y.

 

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12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know
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12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

At first I thought to myself “this’ll be fun.”

 

Once I started the project it was a bit more difficult than I forecasted.

 

I originally started with 9 YouTube channels but some favorites needed to be included not simply based upon numbers.

 

For those who are not following on us Facebook or our YouTube channel, you’ll note that we are ramping up our use of Fid-eo to better communicate caged bird care.

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Incoming Category 2 Hurricane & You’re Chasing a Bird Under Furniture
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Incoming Category 2 Hurricane & You’re Chasing a Bird Under Furniture

Re-posted this on 09/01/2017 with Hurricane Harvey as a stark reminder of mother nature’s dark side.

Parrots and Evacuation Kits are some of my favorite subjects. Nora wrote this post but my introduction is from someone who has been there – us. June 23rd, 2005 Windy City Parrot burned to the ground – long story.

If you have a pet bird or any pet for that matter – what’s your plan in an emergency? Floods, fires, frogs, locusts?

Sure you’re on your game with the latest high-tech smoke and high water sensors in your home but let me quote from some recent headlines.

6/25/15 Boston – New England Record Snow Tracker: Boston Breaks All-Time Seasonal Snow Record in 2014-2015

(What’s your backup heat source?)

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These Indian Ringneck Parrots Are Opium Addicts
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These Indian Ringneck Parrots Are Opium Addicts

Jaipur: Poppy farmers in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.

Come March, parrots descend on their fields in large numbers to slurp on the milk oozing out of cuts made in the pods to ripen the yield.

“Once they have their fill they sit on trees and sleep there for hours. Some of them can be seen circling or staggering before falling from the trees due to overdose of opium,” says Kishore Kumar Dhaker, a poppy farmer in Sukwara village of Chittorgarh.

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