What’s the best way to travel 1200 miles with 3 parrots?

What’s the Best Way to Travel 1200 Miles With 3 Parrots?

Anita J. needs to know,


We are moving to a new house, a 1200 mile trip.


With a Noble Macaw (20), Sun Conure (23), and Cockatiel (29).


Editors note ~ Most humans mistakenly believe all macaws are large birds. Noble macaws and sun conures are roughly the same sizes. Noble macaws are roughly a little more than 5 ounces whereas sun conures are a little less than 5 ounces. Cockatiels on average are about 3 ounces. Endnote



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Why Are My 2 Sun Conures Suddenly Fighting After 15 Years?

Cecelia B. writes,


Hi, Mitch and Catherine,


I’ve been living with conures for thirty-five years and am seeing behavior that is new to me.


I have two male Sun conures who are brothers.


They are about fifteen years old.


Until a few weeks ago, they were a very happy bonded couple, mating frequently, grooming and feeding each other, sharing a cage, and getting along just fine.


One of them, Max, recently started pulling Min’s head feathers out, pecking Min’s head and leaving bloody spots.



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Should i get a new bird in spite of having two dogs?

Should I Get a New Bird in Spite of Having Two Dogs?

Joanne C. Inquires


Dear Mitch and Catherine.


Our 22-year-old sun conure recently passed.


She was a family member her entire life.


We occasionally look at bird rescue sites.


My hesitation is we have 2 dogs that limit just how much a bird can be out of the cage.


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In Response to “Do You Serve Your Pet Bird Chop?”

Sherry L. comments:

Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.


Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.


I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.


I also (now) feed Arlo pelleted diet, along with the chop.


She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).



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Why Blame Your Bird for Destroying Furniture or Injuring Itself?

The thread below triggered the idea for this post.


It’s time to revisit the general subject of where to put your bird when it’s out of the cage.


It’s also time to look at some common sense pet bird keeping ideas.


From Facebook:

“How do I get my bird to stop biting my neck?”

Answer: “Don’t put them on your shoulder until the bird is trained.”


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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?


I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.


This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”



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How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone


I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.


This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 


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What To Feed My 27 Birds From Finches To A Blue Front Amazon

Hi I’m looking for a dietary regimen for an Amazon Blue Front parrot.


He is used to a seed diet and I’m looking to provide him a healthier diet.


Do you have any recommendations?


Also I need a healthy diet for a sun conure. A dietary regimen for parakeets and also for finches of various varieties.


I’m looking to save money considering I have 27 different birds.


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