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.

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Oct 04, 2018

Are Kiwi Vines and Leaves Parrot Safe

Hi. I am planning a new play area for my eclectus that will include some flowers for foraging. I would also like to grow a kiwi vine (small variety for

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Aug 11, 2018

Conure sneezing, after falling in pool, no mucus?!

My 3yrold sun conure fell in our pool about 2 weeks ago and has not stopped sneezing since?! She doesn't have any discharge, or mucus, but this is a new

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Aug 11, 2018


Hi, I have recently got an African Grey that was in great condition and well being, no feathers plucked or anything. However, over the last month or so,

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Aug 11, 2018

Is it ok leaving my bird along for 2 days a week

My parents are divorced and I spend 2 days at my dads a week I want to get a bird and he will be cared after while I’m gone but I do t want to make him

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Jul 12, 2018

Parrot behaviour

Hi our parrot keeps on going in the corner of his cage on his perch and he holds hi bells with his foot then goals in to a trance looking stage and make

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Jun 04, 2018

Egg with my conures

If my green check conures laid and egg and it’s not fertile, will they still lay eggs or will that infertile one stop them from laying fertile ones??

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Jun 04, 2018

Babby parrort not eating

I have a bought 2months old Alexandrine parrort ,he was very active at the pet shop however from the time I have bought him home is very quite does not

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Jun 04, 2018

Parrot problem

Will it hurt my African grey parrot that she just ate one of her unfertilized eggs? I took them all away from her.

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Jun 04, 2018

Can sun conure dies all sudden after staying in a car

Can sun conure dies all sudden after staying in a car

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Jun 04, 2018

Adult conure thinking my fingers are going to feed her? Change of food and what's the best option for captive Conure's?

Hello, I have a green cheek conure and was told that she is approximately 2-3 years old... when I am preening her with my index finger and thumb near her

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Apr 26, 2018

Pineapple conure

How old (in days) when is he going to grow all his feathers ? Thanks

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Apr 16, 2018

What may have killed her?

I know it says youre not answering questions anymore, but I'd like to still ask this question for anyone to answer. My 5-6 year old handraised(by myself)

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Mar 24, 2018

What does a aqua tail mean?

My moustache parrot is 1 year old and she has a full green body, what a moustache parrot should look like, but on it's tail it's bluish/aqua. Does this

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Mar 15, 2018


I bought a cockatiel 2weeks ago, when I get close to the cage she moves to another perch or runs to the back of the cage and does not want to be handled.

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Mar 15, 2018

Indian Ring neck so skittish....."Mommy needs help"...

My Indian Ring neck is so leery and jumpy. It is like she can't relax. She was born in Aug 2017 and just now will get on my hand. Will sit on shower rod

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Feb 24, 2018

Olive oil in my birds fluff feathers

I put olive oil on my parakeets feet to help the dryness but he got some on his feathers, my boyfriend said to give him a bath so I did and there is still

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Feb 24, 2018

My green cheek conure concerned

My green cheek conure is plucking her whole chest. Shes just comeing up 2 years old. I wonder if its cause its winter out here or is she naturing or is

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Feb 24, 2018

Weird Cockatiel Behavior

Hi! I'm new here. I have a six month old female pearl cockatiel. Recently, she has been backing into a corner/sitting by a wall/ my neck (when she's on

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Jan 17, 2018

Star anise

How many star anise whole pods are safe daily for a GCC?

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Jan 09, 2018


I have two large calamondin trees that are loaded with fruit. Is it ok for parrots, too's etc to eat them. I cannot find anything on the web. These

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Dec 01, 2017

My parrots eyes problem

My Indian parrot eyes infection and closed eyes please suggest me I am used drop but no effect

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Dec 01, 2017

2 months old sun conure chick gots a cold

Hii friends.. I'm having 2months old sun conure chick.. no he/she gots a cold for past 5days.. how can i prevent my sun conure chick from cold ... plss

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Nov 18, 2017

URGENT 3 day old conure sick

Hi I have a 3 day old greencheek conure, the parents don't feed their babies. It seems to be breathing strangely and it's feet and wing tips have gone

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Nov 18, 2017

found a male sun conure and i have a question on mating

I found a sun conure that was being sold with the female which was his mate I called to try and see if they were still for sale, the owner said she sold

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Nov 18, 2017

Red rump Breeding questions

Hello I have previously bred finches, quail and cockatiels with no issues and now have a pair of red rumps. The Male I’ve had 2 years I don’t know his

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Nov 18, 2017

My featherless love

My parrot is 2 and half yrs old and he is very brisk...he always responds to our speech and calls...and he always call us wen he is the problm

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Oct 25, 2017

I need help, injured around the skin of the toenail

Hi, my female love bird is hurt. I notice the bleeding and some sweeling around one of her claws, and some hard stuff seems to be growing. Her claw seems

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Oct 04, 2017

Yellow sided conure tail feather

My 5 weeks yellow sided..tail feather broke n a little bit of blood what should i do? N 2 more tail feather half broke..anytime soon gone..will

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Oct 04, 2017


will my diamond dove toenail grow back ?

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Oct 04, 2017

Both of my babies

Saturday morning I went to let my 7 year old yellow sided conure and my 12 year old peach faced lovebird out of their cage. When I went to the cage they

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