Our birdie brunch buffet just got budegerigarer

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Ok I admit it – it’s like a drug – an addiction – “I need more birds man” Jason Crean the organizer of the TASC components of the 68th annual national Caged Bird Show was seek to re home 2 budgies.

Catherine and i had discussed rounding out bacon & Eggs cage with a budgies or two. When I saw the two budgies in front of Tracy who was reluctantly helping Jason by assimilating  them i mentioned “we were in the market”.
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Comparative Human and Bird Digestive & Respiratory Systems

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Comparative Physiology: Human and Bird

The human body uses food and liquids for energy, growth, maintenance and repair. Before it can use food and liquids for these purposes, it must go through a process called digestion, which is carried out by the digestive system. The digestive system consists of the following organs: Mouth, salivary glands, oesophagus, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, stomach, large and small intestines, duodenum, rectum and the anus.

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Making your own bird cage perches

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If you are considering the making your own bird cage perches from trees in the back yard or local forest preserve, it’s important to know which wood species are safe and which ones are not. Please use the list below as a reference.

If you do introduce outside wood into your bird’s cage you should disinfect the branches with a good quality disinfectant like Mango Pet Focus – and allow them to dry completely before putting them in your bird’s cage.

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My parrots love eating any kind of fruit or juice, nuts or seeds, but aren’t interested in any other kind of food

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My parrots love eating any kind of fruit or juice, nuts or seeds, but aren’t interested in any other kind of food I think is good for them. How can I change this?

my answer:

Shelly

The problem is that’s not a balanced diet as they’re not getting enough protein.  I would advocate to introduce a product like LeFeber’s avi- cakes. They are mistaken as a sweet treat but they offer 100% nutrition to your bird because they contain a high percentage of pellets. The pellets are wrapped with seeds and nuts and fruit held together with molasses. In addition to the Higgins Sunburst Cockatiel seed blend that our cockatiel Popcorn fed on regularly she goes through a package of Lafeber’s Classic Cockatiel Avicakes about every two weeks. Continue reading “My parrots love eating any kind of fruit or juice, nuts or seeds, but aren’t interested in any other kind of food” »

Why my bird doesn’t know what size perch to stand on

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Rant-> Why we don’t know Jack about proper perch sizes for caged birds.

All these bloody geniuses on the Internet. YouTube rock stars of bird care. “Where are you getting your information?”

Avian vets have the of ability to predict the outcome of interactions between multiple birds. “Don’t put that bird near the other bird – an attack is imminent!”

Humans with no credentials will make videos about bird care without a stitch of evidence to present that the information they present is accurate.

We have 10 year old pages on our website that will tell you precisely the diameter of perches certain size birds require. 

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Pull the trimmer away from your bird’s beak and back away from the bird Mam

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 Our economical bird nail trimmer has become very popular now that caged bird keepers realize how easy it is to trim their own birds nails while saving money at the same time. Make sure you know how to towel your bird to make nail trimming much easier.

Although we recommend using our electric nail trimmers to keep your birds nails trimmed, we do not recommend that you attempt to trim your bird’s beak.

It’s a sensitive organ and has a lot of sensory receptors and which could potentially be very painful to your bird if handled in the wrong way, which got me to thinking about today’s topic. Think – just slipping an 1/8 inch on the bird’s beak in the wrong direction can damage sensory cells (Herbst corpuscles).

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My M2 has a problem and I thought I’d run it by you

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Hi Guys,

Love your newsletter!

My M2 (Moluccan cockatoo) has a problem and I thought I’d run it by you.

I’ve had birds all of my life, parakeets, cockatiels, amazons and this is my first ‘too. I got him as a baby and have had him for 10 years.

He seems very content as far as I can tell.

About 6 months ago he molted 3 feathers at the same time from his tail. The new ones sprouted, of course. But over the course of this six months he continues to pick his tail skin raw.

I know M2’s are notorious for self-mutiliation. I don’t think that’s the issue.

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Canaries – Nature’s IPods – Why They Sing

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Before iPods there were boomboxes. Before boomboxes there were stereo radios. Precursors to phonographs were Victrolas. But the way to get tunes in your home long before there was electricity was the natural sound of bird songs. For years people would place a Canary in a small cage on either side of the room and whoever did that first can take credit for inventing stereo sound.

Canaries are small songbirds coming from the Finch family and were initially found in places like the Azores and believe it or not the Canary Islands

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Air purifiers for birds & parrots – what should I look for?

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Do you have any recommendations for air filters that are safe for my bird? Barry
 
Hi Barry
 
Just make sure that it is sized appropriately for the room, house or apartment so it actually does what it’s supposed to do – remove dust and allergen particulate from the air we breath at home.
 
We use multiple small units in multiple rooms to conserve floor space. Also a more effective strategy for a home where room doors are closed but a free standing “whole house” air cleaner is in use.

Clicker training videos for birds – from tricks to flight

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It is opaque to me as to why cage bird keepers refuse to embrace clicker training. We spend hundreds (thousands) of dollars on birds, equipment, toys, accessories and food (thank you very much) but we spend so little time actually “training” these incredibly smart animals.

Much like those taking their dogs for a “drag” in the morning on my way to work – I see no control exerted by the humans.

Isn’t having a pet that responds positively to your behavior requests infinity more enjoyable?

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Short Circuit from love to attack behavior with my rainbow lory recently

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On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 4:29 PM UTC, Connie S wrote:

I looked at the anatomy of a bird’s brain that you had on a recent email. I would like to know more about the portion that says: Short Circuit from love to attack behavior! That is happening with my rainbow lory recently.

anatomy of a bird brain

He is 18 years old and has suddenly started attacking my hand when I reach to have him climb on my finger. Otherwise, he hangs out with me with no problem – when I’m sitting in a chair or lying on the bed.

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