Can Cloacal Prolapse in Parakeets Be Prevented?

Mary S. is concerned,


Can prolapse in parakeets be prevented?


Dear Mary

Most important is prevention – assure that your birds, especially breeding hens, are in good health and are receiving optimal amounts of calcium and other minerals and vitamins. Upon noting a prolapse, you can try lubricating the tissue with a water-soluble product, such as Wet Original.


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How Do I Treat My Female Parakeet’s Feather Cyst?

to Mitch@WCParrot


Hello, love your website have a parakeet female about 5 years old with a cyst on the left wing.


Our avian vet was not too helpful only said it could be a feather cyst after I suggested it.


She does not seem uncomfortable but the cyst is getting bigger mostly pink with whatever color of feather appears any suggestions?



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A Congo Greys Companion’s Feather Plucking Questions Answered

First name: Peggy C.


How long has your bird been plucking? 


Approximately 7 years 


Species (please be specific, there are 43 species of Macaws) 


Congo African Grey parrot


Your bird’s sex if (known) by DNA or feather color (dimorphic bird)? 




Your bird’s age? 




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Does It Look Like My Caique Is Getting Stress Feathers?

Susan F. is concerned,


I just noticed a patch of black on Seymour’s right side just now. 


Should I be overly concerned about this enough to get her in to see the vet? 


I have been giving Seymour 1/2 of a strawberry almost every day for the past two weeks. 


Could that be causing this? 


Also, I have been trying to file Seymour’s nails with a crystal file for the last several weeks on Sundays to get her used to it and to do a little at a time…perhaps 5 mins because she pulls away so often.



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A Better Bird Video Series For Training Birds And Their Humans

Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your birds stay happy and healthy around the clock.


This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.


The number of things necessary to provide foraging enrichment for your birds can be found in a series of quick and simple ideas.



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