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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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 26, 2016

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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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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Jun 09, 2016

My African grey

My African gray parrot leg for eggs 28 days ago today and they still did not hatch Should I take them out or leave them in

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May 09, 2016

my cockatiel is bald

Hey PLEASE reply! I found your email from your website i really need your help. I tried to google my problem but i cant seem to find an answer. I bought

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Apr 16, 2016

Green Indian parrot swelling near vent

I'm having Indian green parrot for 11 years now small swelling near vent she is having problem on motion, no food is digested if I feed her she vomiting

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Dec 09, 2015

What Happened to Sunshine Factor?

I went to order Sunshine Factor and I can't hardly find it suddenly? I see it's indefinitely sold-out on your site. Is there a reason why it's no longer

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Nov 03, 2015

Sick Connor

I woke up this morning to find my CONNOR on the bottom of the cage. SICK and LETHARGIC. Like he's drunk. I noticed last night when I got home he didn't

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Oct 30, 2015

What should a 4 day old eclectus chick's tummy look like?

I have a 4 day old eclectus chick that I am handfeeding with Kaytee Exact formula. He had a biggish tummy when he hatched which was the yolk in his tummy,

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Oct 17, 2015

Bird with swollen blind eye

My lorikeet is over 10 year old and has gone blind in both eyes, this has happened over a 2 year period, one eye first and then the other one. She has

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Oct 13, 2015

Spraddle leg?

Hello, I have a baby cockatiel that is 12 days old. It is the oldest one in the clutch, and it's siblings are fine but it keeps falling over on it's side

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Oct 08, 2015

Peanuts - are they good or bad for mini macaws

I need some advice. I've read where peanuts are not a good food for any type of parrots. I also read where peanuts can make a mini macaw nasty. My yellow

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Oct 03, 2015

Dusky conure

I have a dusky conure and every time we come home he will start to chirp quietly and flutter one wing at a time. Is this a medical problem?

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Sep 04, 2015

My best friend died today

I've been posting to this website for about five years now about my Quaker parrot, Rocky. Rocky was a rescue from an abusive home and I spent every day

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Aug 29, 2015

feather issues

I have a green cheek conure (14 years old) whose wing feathers grow, then the shaft looks like it begins to atrophy and the feather breaks off at that

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Aug 27, 2015

Miss my TacoBaby already!

This morning, August 27, 2015, @ 2:24 a.m., i was asleep and her my TacoBaby chirping loudly. He has never done this at this time of the morning, ever.

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Aug 25, 2015

want to rehouse Rainbow Lorikeet

I have a Rainbow Lorikeet and am thinking about rehoming her. I want to travel but can't do so because bird sitters are too expensive. She is almost

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