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gigi - 2014-07-19
I am about to adopt an umbrella cockatoo and I'm a little nervous, I have the time and money to spend with and on the bird. He will never be completely alone in my home. I'm worried about what room temperature I should keep for her and my biggest one is how to help her adjust to her new home. Her current owner is leaving her behind because she's worried that the stress of a long trip might kill her since she doesn't do well with traveling she's the sweetest bird I ever met and very affectionate she took right to me but her current owner is to busy to give all the attention that I've read about. If any one has any ideas on what to do please let me know.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Umbrella Cockatoos make great pets but they are extremely social (and needy for affection). They do need a good amount of attention but it sounds like you are ready and willing to take this wonderful bird on and give it a good home. When a parrot goes to a new home, it takes it about 30 days to become established. That gives you a great opportunity to set up a 'permanent' routine for care and feeding, out of cage time, and playtime. Wishing you both all the best!
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Debbie - 2014-07-19
We also saw a Pintail Whydah today at Craig Park in Fullerton. What a beautiful bird.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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CW - 2014-07-19
For the last few days I've seen this beautiful bird at my bird feeders. Today while outside I saw it and wanted to take a photo. I was amazed when the bird allowed me to come within inches of it to take a photo. I've since learned it is a Budgerigar Parakeet. Someone suggested it's probably someone's pet and for me to try to catch it. I don't know much about that and wouldn't know what to do with it. Do they or can they survive in Maryland?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Budgies aren't native to Maryland, so it probably was someone's pet. Parrots can handle some temperature changes but with the extremes in your state I would suggest that it won't survive outside through the winter. If you can catch it, this page offers some great info on how to care for it. Good luck!
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Animal-World info on Rosy Barb
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Anonymous - 2014-07-19
I have five rosy barbs and I'm not sure wat sex they are. 2 are big and fat the other 2 are smaller and well fed and then there is the last one which is very colourful but a bit smaller then the first 2 (they are all he same age). If you can help that would great thnx XD

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    As they mature the males get more colorful and slimmer. It could be that your smaller two are male, but watch their color to see if they become real red as they age. See the 'sexing' section above.
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Anonymous - 2004-02-23
these fish are great maybe just a little aggressive.very hardy though

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  • Anonymous - 2014-07-19
    I agree. I have five of them.
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Ashlee - 2014-07-17
I just bought a spotted puffer and I have had him for about two days and he won't eat the flakes that I feed him, so I was wondering if there is any other type of fish food I could feed him so he eats and stays healthy.

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  • Sarah Wheeler - 2014-07-19
    My puffers when i frist got them, I had NO expirience with them. But i figured out my young puffers 1-2 inch. will eat & love freeze-dried blood worms, and one of them loved ground foods. Also things like frozen shrimp or scallop but they didnt like it that much. Other then that when they got older around 2and a hald-3inch. they ate only foods like live worms, and other live things.
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Animal-World info on Kenyi Cichlid
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Glen Aurora - 2014-07-20
I placed a juvinle Kenyi in a tank with two Tiger Tetras (Don't let 'Tiger' name fool you as they are very passive), and they all got along for a while. The Kenyi began nipping fins of one of them only and when that one was dead it started working on the other one. The Kenyi only attacked the underside of the Tetras fins with only an occasional nip at the tail. Where as the Pihranas I used to have would immediately go for the tail. Once the tail is gone they're a 'sitting duck'. When I bought the Kenyi it was a brillant terquoise color and is now(after 1.5 yr), a golden yellow color(a male). How can you tell the difference when they are juviniles?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Not sure you can sex them when young as both males and females are a pale blue with dark bands as juveniles.
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Animal-World info on Peach-faced Lovebird
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aroosa - 2014-07-21
we had a small peach bird. . his name was tingshi but he died we missed him so much...

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curtis - 2014-07-21
Hello, I purchased a red tail catfish that is very small at the moment (1 inch). When I put him inside my 120 gallon tank he immediately swam to a corner and tried to bury himself in the gravel. Is this normal? I also have 5 bala sharks, 3 clown loaches and a african catfish. I put him in a breeding container for now so he can actually get food. He doesn't move to much but occasionally swims frantically like he's trying to escape. The water quality is good and there is plenty decorations and hiding places but he kept trying to bury himself forcing me to place him in the breeding container within the tank. I do plan on upgrading tanks as he gets bigger and willing to build a pond.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    I'm guessing he's getting acclimated. Your pond idea sounds great. I've used indoor ponds for large freshwater fish (as well as large marine fish) with great success. I currently only have an outdoor pond (1300 gallons) for my koi and Red-eared Sliders however, but it is working great too. So good luck to you and keep us posted!
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Nicole Reilly - 2012-09-01
Giant Gourami in need of better parasite treatment..... HELP.... Any Suggestions

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    What kind of parasite? The most common parasite  is Ich (looks like salt sprinkled on the fish). My personal favorite Ich treatment is Aquarisol (a copper medicine).  It's great against a variety of parasites too, but is deadly to snails and scaleless fish. There are other Ich medications available as well, that will also have something to treat secondary bacterial/fungal infections that the parasite can cause. Another method is to slowly increase the tank temperature to about 83 - 84 degrees. Ich can't live at those temperatures. You do have to keep it high for at least 7 - 14 days, because you first kill the Ich you can see, but they are busy laying eggs. The eggs take 7 days to hatch and you'll want to eliminate the babies as well.  If using a medication, you also need to treat the tank for 7 - 14 days for the same reason.
  • Manikandan - 2014-07-21
    Most common disease is a red patch all over its body ,which will soon turn into hair like strings... i treated by gourami with Seachem Paragaurd , it works fantastic
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