Rob K. has a “Light question”
Mitch, I have read much and understood all of your points about lighting.
My bird is a Congo African Grey.
My concern is that I have also read articles about the danger of eye damage such as cataracts from such closeness and intensity of the light. At the equator, high noon footcandles range from 9-10,000 and cycle up and down moonlight to moonlight (.01 FC @ full moon) and between dawn & dusk (10 FC).
I have a full spectrum bulb in my ceiling 5′ above his cage.
Barbara S. doesn’t know what to do,
I have an African grey named Rocky who is 29 years old.
Over the last couple of years, he started to make these strange noises day and night out of nowhere.
So we took him to our aviary vet and after several visits and numerous tests, it was determined that it is a behavioral issue.
Michael G. asks,
Mitch, you spoke about vitamins today, specifically Lafeber Avi-Era.
You’ve approved the diet for Big Boy Grey and Little Girl Grey.
I always used Nekton-S in their water until I learned from you about using a bigger amount of pellets and fewer seeds.
They eat each well and seem to enjoy their overall diet with fresh fruits and veggies for “lunch” each day.