my mother in law was given a parrot

by kathrine
(Ny )

we were trying to determine what type of bird it is.. as so she is getting the proper care .. she is 6-7 inches tall a dark green with a orange an yellow underbelly with a slight blue on her wing feathers. if anyone could be of assistance we would appreciate it

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Jun 17, 2011
my mother in law was given a parrot
by: Linda

Hi and thanks for writing. You'll need to send a good clear picture so we can see what the bird looks like. There are literally hundreds of species of parrots, and so we cannot determine species from a short description.

If this is a new bird, it must be taken to an Avian Vet in your area to be checked for infections or other physical problems. All birds coming from pet stores are already sick with some kind of infection from being put together with so many other birds. Birds coming from breeders are also likely to be sick unless the breeder/person you bought bird from gave you a certificate of health signed and dated by a licensed/trained Avian Vet. Health certificate must be recent, like within the last week or so to be valid, so you may still need to take bird to be examined. This initial exam is critical for your bird, and we recommend yearly exams to make sure birds are kept healthy. Between healthy food and yearly visits to avian vet, you can have many wonderful years with your bird in perfect health.

Please do not delay taking new bird to avian vet because they do not get over infections and only get worse to the point of death. It is very important that new birds be examined by avian vet within the first week they are in our homes. The Avian Vet will be able to tell you what kind of bird it is.

Parrots need to be eating an organic, high quality pelleted diet, and Harrison's is the best, avian vet endorsed and found on this site. The money you save in vet bills will more than make up for food being more expensive than poor quality diets, including pellets with sugar, dyes and pesticide/fertilizer residue in them. All seed diets are a death sentence for any parrot, so do make a change that will save your bird's life. Harrisons is a complete diet with no more than 10-15% organic fruits and veggies added a few times a week in smaller amounts. I've been feeding Harrisons to my Amazons for many years and they are in great shape, happy and healthy from eating a high quality diet. Size of grind is determined by size and type of bird and your avian vet can help you with that.

Here is link on how to go about changing from seeds to pellets, and make NO changes in diet until bird has been cleared by avian vet:

Switching Birds to Pellets article


Jun 17, 2011
a list of parrots with yellow/orange bellies
by: Anonymous

senegal parrot
orange bellied parrot
yellow sided green cheek conure
fallow green cheek conure
patagonian conure

There could be more. A picture would be helpful

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