The Parrot Blog

This page should help you keep up to date on the latest questions and answers posted on our Ask the Avian Vet and Parrot Questions pages.

We will also add our newest pages and any major updates on existing pages.

To ask your question, go to our Parrot Questions #2 page, type in a title for your question, and the drop down box will open for you to ask your question.

Mar 25, 2017

How to train an older cockatiel

I recently received a 5-6 year old cockatiel She doesnt seam like anyone ever socialized with her and therefore I cant pick her up to get her wings clipped.

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Mar 02, 2017

My canary problem

My canarys leg keeps shaking a lot like he has a seizure , but what is more frightening is that it keeps shaking like his heartbeat and everytime i see

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Feb 17, 2017

My parrot's throat has a swallowing problem

My African gray find it hard to swallow seed. He is lethargic for a month now

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Feb 13, 2017

Courtneigh

My sister's Conure has always been a healthy and friendly bird though it does get aggressive sometimes. All of a sudden when my sister goes to change its

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Jan 29, 2017

Flying and aggression

Is there a relationship between letting my sun conure's wing feathers grow back and his increased aggression and screaming?

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Jan 20, 2017

My bird keep on bitting

Any advice for a bird that keeps on bitting? I was told not to scream or yell at the bird but my bird keep om bitting me even when i say 'no'. What can

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Jan 16, 2017

I think my bird is deaf and mute.

I just got my bird today and when I brought it home and he was rocked around he didn't even tweet. He is opening his mouth and nothing is coming out. And

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Jan 16, 2017

I really want to respond to Renee's qquestion.

Dear Renee, We have a couple of conures that are mostly one-person birds. My kids call the loveseat in our family room mommy island because my conure,

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Jan 14, 2017

Is my bird bleeding if so why ??

I was playing with my bird the day before and he was normal. He puts up a fight to get out of his cage but when I got him out he wasn't bleeding . This

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Jan 11, 2017

Parrot Information, ask the avian vet answers, and parrot pictures and stories

Bird pictures and stories written by parrot owners. Read our Ask the Avian Vet questions and answer and Parrot Questions and Answer too! We have low prices on bird toys, organic bird food and supplies

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Jan 10, 2017

Making My Sun Conure As Comfortable As Possible

My best buddy, Sunny, was given to me when I was extremely ill with Lyme Disease. They thought I was too depressed, I wasn't trying anymore, so Sunny was

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Jan 07, 2017

African Gray laying eggs

I have a pair of African grays, She layed 4 eggs 8 weeks ago, all turned out to be infertile. Now ten days ago she layed another one then today I fou d

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Jan 07, 2017

Help with my IRN

Hello, 2 weeks ago I brought a green Indian Ringneck Parrot. He is an aviary bred bird. I'm quite worried about him because he doesn't seem to be cleaning

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Dec 28, 2016

I'm going on vacation for ten days

Is it okai to leave my pet conure with my friend who Loves animals and takes good care of them even Though my bird and I have a good relationship??

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Dec 16, 2016

Help!!! My bird loves my husband but hates me?

I'm a fairly new parrot owner. I have never had a parrot before. My husband got me a pineapple green cheek conure on Nov. 2nd. His coworker found the little

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Dec 03, 2016

Male or female

We have blue quaker,Duke, here recently he will get on my wife's arm and rub his bottom on her arm while holding on to her arm with his beak. Does mean

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Dec 03, 2016

How do I treat lovebirds burned tongue

I have a 2 1/2 year old Lovebird who accidentally touched the tip of my hot glue gun while it was plugged in I believe he burn his tongue but he will

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Dec 03, 2016

My Ruffles....

I just lost my GCC the day before Thanksgiving. She was 21+ years old. She awoke me in the middle of the night by falling from her perch, chirping loudly

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Oct 28, 2016

my pineapple conure wont stop biting me!

I have a pineapple conure (green cheeked) that wont stop biting me!!!!! what should I do???

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Oct 13, 2016

my pineapple conure wont stop biting me!

I just got a bird about not even a day 1/2 ago and she wont stop biting!!! she is a pineapple conure also known as a green-cheeked conure and her name

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Sep 24, 2016

Weird droppings

Recently switched to Vetafarm coloured pellets from Vetafarm essentials. Both my Budgies and Sun Conure now have weird blue/ green droppings which is not

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Aug 27, 2016

My parakeets face has white pricks

My parakeet has these white looking pricks on both sides of his face what is it?

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Aug 21, 2016

Breeding - Will cousin parrots produce healthy offspring?

I have a pair of mature blue & gold macaws They are cousins and have started to mate. Is it advised to let them breed? What are the chances of birth

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Aug 12, 2016

My ill pet budgie

My pet budgie has light colored droppings and he cant stand on his right foot properly. His tail is pointing downwards and he is always puffing up. Is

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Jul 21, 2016

Please POST this response to Sedona!

I do not have a question but wanted to let Sedona know how sorry I am that she lost her best friend. It sounds like you gave him a perfect life filled

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Jul 19, 2016

My 22 year old Conure died yesterday. I'm lost!!

I know you are not accepting anymore stories. I just want to put my words somewhere. I got Topi as a baby when I was 21 years old. He has been through

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Jul 03, 2016

Is lavender scent safe to use?

I have a African grey parrot and parakeets. Is lavender oils and lavender chamomile candles safe to use?

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Jun 29, 2016

Is something biting my bird?

I am hoping you can help me. My blue fronted amazon parrot has started to twitch in a way where she looks like she's dancing. I know this sounds weird,

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Jun 20, 2016

baby lovebird liquid droppings

Hello. My lovebird recently laid 6 eggs but because of the lack of humidity where I live, only 2 of them hatched. One of them has died but the other is

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Jun 15, 2016

can we keep the indian parrot and cocktails in a same cage

can we keep the indian parrot and cocktails in a same cage

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