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Rafi Sacarello - 2008-06-16
Hi, I'm looking for a pair of Strawberry finches because of their beautiful song. When I was younger you could set a trap and catch them easily because there where so many here in Puerto Rico. Now I think they are extinct and I cant find them here in PR anymore. If somebody reads this please let me know if you can help me find a good pair for reproduction. Thanks

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  • Will - 2013-09-11
    Rafi, were you able to find the strawberries in PR? I'm looking for a pair or more if available. Send me an email to Thanks.
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Norbert - 2012-09-26
Is cold weather bad for them ( Florida ) out side ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-27
    They can tolerate a certain amount of cold.  There are many many breeders in Florida and the parrots do very well in that temperature but there is shelter from cold and wind and usually a nest box if outside.  There are heat lamps or even just regular projected lamp lights that you can shine onto the cage if really cold.  I'd look into a bit first.
  • Audalina Byrum - 2013-09-10
    I haven't had my eclectus long but I heard they need humidity so I think florida would be a good location. Im in Arizona and the beautiful girl i rescued has a plucking problem but shes doing much better since being with me :)
Anonymous - 2013-09-10
Hi there, I have an eclectus female bird, I'm realizing that she's losing her hair under her chin. :( What can be done to support her? Thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-10
    Plucking the feathers under the chin is unusual. There may be a problem with her skin, or a problem with an infestation of mites or lice. Examine the bird and your cage closely to see if you have an infestation, and if you do you'll have to get rid of it. But if you can't find anything, then you may want to take the bird to an avian veterinarian for a checkup.
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vickie schmitt - 2013-09-08
one of my female finches has lost her feathers under her wings, and around her behing. she seems fine, active, and eating. can anyone help me to understand whats going on with her please. is she sick? or just molting?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-08
    Zebra Finches will pluck at each other, estabishing a hierarchy (or pecking order). The best thing to do is move her into her own cage until her feathers regrow.
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linda - 2013-03-19
we are looking for a female white front amazon. Our male white front is lonely. any ideas where to find one? anyone looking for a home for theirs?

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  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female and been looking for a male for years.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    Hi Linda I have a female and would love to breed her.
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Bea Sevens - 2013-09-03
I have a 28 yr. old triton cockatoo and live far from a bird vet. I can clip his nails, but his top beak is over-grown. How can I safely trim the upper beak? He has worn his lower beak in to very crooked shape. I am watching carefully to see that his diet has remained the same.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-03
    You could use clippers to trim his beak. My bird farm uses a dremel too to quickly grind a beak down, but either of these can be very stressful for a layman that isn't aren't well versed in these methods and able to do them very quickly. You may want to just bite the bullet, and take him on the long journey to a vet or a bird farm. Afterwards provide him with good chew items to wear the beak down. One thing about cockatoos... they love to chew!
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Steveo - 2013-09-03
Hi, I would like to buy a pair of Parisian frill. 6198664733

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RickELake - 2013-09-01
I have a Dusky Conure named Charlie that has been with me since he was 4 weeks old; He's now going on 14 years. He's very active and has a dozen phrase vocabulary. A few weeks ago he fell off his perch while sleeping, so out of concern for leg breaking - I removed the metal grate that normal sits about 3/4 of inch above the cage floor. I added more newspaper and cedar as ' cushions ' just in case it happened again. Then the behavior started changing. Charlie became obsessed with shredding the newspapers and began hiding under the remains. I became concerned that he might be ill, as hanging out at the bottom of the cage; lethargic, less talkative and seemed to eat less - none of which is a good sign, BUT MUCH TO MY SURPRISE - Today, my 14 old Conure laid a egg. From what info I read, the introduction of the newspaper as nesting material may have triggered this cycle. I know not remove the eggs until about 3 weeks and the need for calcium supplements - but then we are going back to clean and newspaper-free cage.

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Roy - 2013-09-01
Hi, This is Roy from India. Recently my Peach faced African love bird had laid 4 eggs. Out of that only 1 egg was successfully hatched. The baby bird is now almost 2 weeks old but it has developed Yellow feathers just like a Lutino. I am really really surprised as to how this happened . How a peach face give birth to lutino baby. Please help me in understanding this riddle. Thanks .

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-01
    I'm guesing an unintended accident of genetics, as the lutino lovebird is actually a mutation of the Peach Faced Lovebird.
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Jill Swanberg - 2012-04-20
I have a Severe Macaw and the green feathers are turning red and I would like to find out why this is happening.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-20
    Some severe macaws have more red (on their feathers) than others. Is your little one about 2 year old and starting to get his adult feathers and coloring? There are also mutations.
  • Megan Donovan - 2013-08-31
    Maybe aging?

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