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Hi Mitch, My name is Barbara T. and you and I just spoke re my parakeet, Ricky, who has been treated by an Avian specialist, Gloria Goodman, VMD (website:, for mites since July 2nd, 2020.  

As I told you, I had surgery and my sister took care of the bird from May 12th through June 28th. Read more

What’s a feather? It’s a product of the protein known as Keratin and comes in three flavors: contour, sensory, and down - feathers. 

Feathers perform far more services for birds than you probably ever thought. Mature feathers are dead and can only be repaired through imping, although their initial growth is called a pin feather and is quite alive.  Read more

Or ~ Are Mites Making Making My Macaw Miserable? Hi Mitch, Always look forward to your Sunday articles, thanks! Madeleine is a (Blue & Gold Macaw) rescue from a home where she was malnourished, neglected and abused. Read more

Notably absent from the prior answers (on Quora) are the words "and I inspect my bird's feet by flipping him over and examining his feet under a magnifying glass on a regular basis."

As a vendor of bird cages and accessories for over 25 years, we advise people to take the dowel rod perches out of the cage immediately upon assembly. Read more

Hi!  I’m noticing that the Amazon is not wild about having much better food than the crap she used to get from Petco, and she’s normally all about mealtime. 

(The African Grey was never as interested in meals as the Amazon). Considering what I’ve ordered from you in the past, is there anything you would recommend that I try for the next order? Read more

How Can I Reduce My Female Cockatiels Hormonal Issues? 

Hello, I'm writing this because I have a 10-year-old Cockatiel female. I've had her since I was 14 and she's the most important thing in my life. 

She's gone through a lot though and has had to survive 2 emergency surgeries to save her life. Becoming egg-bound and near-death both of these times due to chronic egg laying. I don't know what to do to help.  Read more

How Well Do Parrots Handle Elevations Higher Than 12,000 Feet?

The thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) is a medium-sized green and red parrot found in Mexico, that formerly ranged into the southwestern United States. 

Its position in parrot phylogeny is the subject of ongoing discussion; it is sometimes referred to as a thick-billed macaw or a thick-billed conure.  Read more
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