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Karin Wessels - 2014-09-02
Good day our Jenday Conure, is a loner for 12 years now! We thought 'Toet' is a boy, but now al of a sudden it laid 4 eggs in 2 weeks time and Toet is alone! My wife is the original owner for 12 j and I only known Toet for a bit longer then a year! Toet excepted me as his partner and basically run away from my wife for example if she takes him out of the cage and I am near Toet will fly to me instantly and do not want to go back to her! I do spend a lot of time with Toet and is very jealous, if one of my dogs come to close Toet will chase down my shoulder to bite them! Why is Toet laying eggs and what are to be done with the eggs and what do we do to stop it!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-04
    Nice to hear about your Jenday, sounds like a great bird. It's actually not unusual for a single parrot, at quite a mature age, to lay eggs, though it can be shocking to you. Leave the eggs with her until she is ignoring them, because if you remove them it will simply lead her to laying more eggs. A lot of signals go into egg laying, including longer daylight hours. You can increase the amount of time it is dark by covering the cage. Egg laying is stressful for the bird too, so an adequate diet is very important to keep her in good health. Increase the amount of calcium in her diet, you can do this by offering a cuttle bone, if she'll use it, or by adding calcium to the food. A trip to an avian vet for a check up would also be a good idea to rule out any other complications.
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Krishna Mishra - 2013-03-19
Dear Sir, I want to open a Macaw parrots nursery & i am request to you.. Please give me details of macaw food, breeds, training & more thanks... Yours Truly... Krishna Mishra

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  • Jackie mast - 2013-11-04
    Scarlets eat all day and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. my bird loves sunflower seeds and nuts but the also needs to eat grains that you can by at any pet store or animal feed store, well at least here you can. I give him green apples, grapes, cooked carrots, broccoli, potatoes, jicama, and any fresh fruits and vegetables. And you will learn through time what each bird likes or dislikes, all are different. I hope this helped you on at least the diet part. Also I don't give my bird water from the tap I give him filtered water.
  • Shovo - 2014-09-01
    Can I pair a male blue and gold macaw with a female scarlet macaw for sexing? When blue and goldand scarlet macaw are adult for sex ?
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-01
    There lots of good information about foods, training, breeding and more... on the Macaw Care Guide pege. Sexing these birds is not possibly visually, but rather can be done by a vet with a surgical probe or via a DNA sample. See the breeding section in the Macaw Care Guide to learn more.
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BARBARA NEFF - 2012-12-31
My conure and love bird regurgitate on things,what is that and why do they do it?

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  • Melissa - 2013-03-09
    Birds do that to show 'affection' towards one another or even certain people.
  • valerie - 2013-12-11
    my conure does the. same thing. he really must love you. he is feeding you. you must be his mate! you ate so lucky! good luck!
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Peggy o - 2014-08-30
I have a 69 year old Panama Amazon named Micky. He was a refi gee from Katrina and I have had him for four years. He is legally blind, blind in one eye and a bad cataract on the other , had a stroke , but is a sweet charming bird. He cannot be picked up but he likes his head rubbed through his cage and occasionally when he is on top of it. He like to put his paw out of the cage and grab onto my finger, first with one paw then the other. He has a repertoire of sayings and talks in a clear loud feminine voice , saying hello, watcha doing, what, and Polly wants a cracker, but his best sounds are his empathy ones. Aww, ohh, and an array of these sounds you would say to make people fel better. He loves to be sung to and at night after being covered if I sing Brahms lullaby, hw will press up against the side of the cage and express his wants and needs by one of those sounds like a long ohhhhh.

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ajit singh - 2014-08-24
Hii,I bought alexdrine parrot from 1 year ago.but I confuse that he is male or female.
When I bought breeder told me he born 5 month ago to my bought.plz help me how recognised that male or female also help female can talk.plz help me

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    Female Alexandrine Parakeets are lighter than males and their center tail feathers are shorter. Also the females won't have a collar or the black stripe crossing the cheek patches.
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Heather - 2014-04-03
I have had a collared dove since August 2012 when we picked her up from the roadside, she was 2 days old. She is very tame and loves my husband. I'm told our DNA is imprinted on her as we fed her and brought her up. We have just moved house. At our old house she flew in and out and made her nest in the side conservatory. We had her in a pen for a few weeks first. She was in a pen here for a few days and my husband felt sorry for her and let her out. She sat on his shoulder and potted around the garden and came in through the back door. Then she flew out and we haven't seen her since. I'm devastated. She has been gone four days now. Anyone have any suggestions how we find her? Will she try and go home (it's 1 hour away in the car) She wasn't interested in other birds as she thought she was one of us. Am so worried about her.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    I would put a listing in the paper and maybe contact the local shelter. She most likely will not know how to get back to your old home, but also won't be very good at surviving in the wild. It is likely someone will find her and she will stay close to human civilization. I hope you find her, good luck!
  • Jake - 2014-05-20
    I pray you find her. She sounds like a sweet heart!
  • Nancy - 2014-08-28
    Do you by any chance live around the Federal Way area in western Washington state? Its a long shot but found a ring-necked dove there and been trying to locate owner.
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Tina Cooke - 2014-04-03
Last night we found a small mourning dove, she seems to have no balance, her wings seem fine and she will wrap her feet around our finger. Not sure of age, but she does not seem to have tail feathers. Right now she is eating wild bird seed and will drink water, will she eat bananas? Or dried cranberries? That is all i have right now, will go to pet store and see about some grit and maybe a better feed for her. I also have some lettuce, would that be ok for her?   any help would be greatly appreciated!   thank you tina cooke, conway. Sc

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    I don't think bananas are in their usual diet, but it probably won't hurt to try. Dried cranberries probably won't hurt either. Lettuce should be fine. Definitely get a good quality seed mix and grit. Good luck!
  • Connie - 2014-08-25
    I have a female mourning dove in my yard seems to be off balance as well did you find out what was wrong with the one you found? Connie ny
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Lorna - 2014-08-24
Is is normal for my Senegal to put his head in his water dish and make himself wet all over by flicking the water?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-26
    Yeah, he's fine doing that, he just wants to take a bath. You could also try providing him with a bird bath - flat dish with lukewarm water on the bottom of the cage - and see if he likes that, or using a misting bottle with a gentle spray may be appreciated.
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Katrina - 2008-11-26
Budgies are a wonderful pet! I have four right now and they are definitely my best friends. I agree with the authors statement that giving them plenty of flight time will make them happier birds, I would just like to add that budgies are extremely curious and they should be watched constantly when they are loose. It's not uncommon for them to get into everything... turning your back for even a second can mean disaster!!

If you have been considering getting a budgie, you won't regret it! They are amazing friends and really bring life into a home :) Not to mention, they make the CUTEST little sounds :) All I ask is that you please do your research before buying your bird. It's best to understand what kind of food/supplies you need to feed and bring it home before even considering your pet. I have had parakeets for years and still find myself refreshing my knowledge on occasion, it is the best way to have your friend for a very long time :)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Your found parakeet sounds like a great pet and it is behaving normally for a parrot just introduced to a new environment. Birds take a while to adjust to a new home, it may get more vocal as it gets acclimated. You're a great person for taking care of these animals and I wish you the best in finding them permanent homes.
  • tammy - 2014-07-14
    My kids just found a parakeet thrown away in a dumpster, cage in all, I have no clue what ti do with it, I bought it parakeet food, but its been quiet, eating, and cleaning itself. Aren't they usually noisy???I ccould use some advice here please. Im not an animal person at all, and I already housing a 9yr old chihuahua they found 2 weeks ago. Im not an animal or pet person, but can't stand to see an animal being abused or mistreated. Looking for forever homes for both pets, but want to take the best possible care of them and maybe show them the love an attention theyve probably never had. So any advice would be helpful. Thank you for your time
  • Cheryl - 2014-08-24
    What state do you live in? I am looking interested in the bird you found. I live in Dallas TX.

    Thank you,
    Cheryl
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Kathy - 2014-08-24
I have a budgie parakeet, (blue n white), he's about 4 yrs old. His beek is long that it curls way under n has like a spoon shape on the end? Is this normal or what can I do? He still can eat, but can not peck at things with a pinch anymore.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    One of the most common causes of an overgrown beak is vitamin A deficiency, usually caused by an all seed diet (unless your bird has suffered from a beak trauma, or any malady that would cause a malformed beak). This can be alleviated with diet and supplements, but it will take time. Also make sure you provide plenty of chew toys so the bird can naturally keep its beak trim.

    For now, you need to trim his beak to prevent other problems. An avian vet can to this, or you can do it yourself if you feel confident. Tahere are bird trimmers available a pet stores. You may want to just trim a little ways back at one time and then trim again later, because if the beak is trimmed too short it will cause the bird pain and it will bleed.
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