Monthly Archives February 2019

Ways to tame your Parrot

Five Ways To A Tame Parrot

The biggest problems people have when they begin the journey of parrot ownership is dealing with some unwanted and aggressive behavior. Parrots are not quite as easy to handle the domesticated lifestyle as dogs and cats are. They require certain and specific things to make them happy and content within your home. And when they don’t get it they begin to act out by screeching and biting and self mutilating such as feather plucking. All hope is not lost though. You can use these simple tips to help tame your aggressive parrot .

First you will need to figure out why your parrot is acting out, in particular biting. A parrot will bite for 4 reasons...

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The Lorikeet

The Lorikeet.

There are around 40 different different species of lorikeet  they originated in the warm climate of Indonesia New Guinea and islands around also Australia

Temperament 

The lorikeet is one of the most naturally playful parrots that any one can have as a pet they can act like a clown, yes they have to be trained same as any other parrot but when trained properly they know not to bite and that you are the leader of the flock and you still need to maintain this position to have a good relationship with your feathered friend.

These days there is several different mutations resulting in different colours and different prices and all of them have a very playful personality when hand raised, handled lots and trained correctly they are a bundle of joy to the person that has them on...

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The Macaw

There are approximately 17 species and several of them are on the endangered species list.
The Macaw comes in a variety colors on their feathers each will be discussed in
more detail later. The approximate size of the Macaw parrots range anywhere from
11.8 inches to 39.5 inches. Macaw parrots are a very social bird and they usually
live in flocks anywhere from 10 to 30 birds in each flock. Some of the species
can mimic human speaking and or learning words and tricks.
The different types of
Macaw parrots include: scarlet macaws, greenwing macaws, blue and gold macaws,
yellow collared macaw, severe macaws, red bellied macaws and the shoulder red macaw.
Unless otherwise noted by a separate section the same material applies to all macaw
parrots.
Sometimes the parrots no matter the species shou...

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Parrots I Am Handraising.

These are the lorikeets I am hand raising at the minute

The top two pictures are of the same bird.The bottom two are of the other lorikeet they have the same parents   the could be around another month before they are weaned.

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Humans and parrot diseases

You will find there are human lung diseases directly related to chronic exposure to bird dander. They’re called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Extrinsic Alveolitis. The terminology for such diseases within the avian bird culture is termed pigeon breeder’s lung, bird breeder’s lung and bird fanciers lung. These diseases that effect the birds, bird owners and breeders may well be debilitating if it isn’t controlled.
Chlamydia Psittaci
Birds can have a latent infection. “Latent” means they appear healthy and do not show any symptoms now but they can show symptoms later. These infected birds carrying the Chlamydia psittaci bacteria may shed the organism intermittently or sometimes continuously for weeks or months...

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Parrots and grit

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Should I give my parrot grit

I’ll reveal to you exactly what I’ve learnt from my personal experience and my research on this subject.There’s lots written about whether parrots require grit or otherwise. I’ve read opinions some say it ought to be provided plus I have read that it’s harmful. Parrots, unlike softbills which can include canaries and finches, take off the husk from their seeds and consume only the nutritious kernel inside.

I’ve never seen the large or medium parrot eat grit. Within the wild, no scientists have seen large parrots eating sand or small gravel. Large parrots and small ones have most certainly been seen, in captivity at my residence eating mineral blocks but not grit.I’ve never witnessed a large or medium parrot eating grit...

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Metal poisoning in parrots

Kenneth Morgan7:24 AM (8 hours ago) 
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Unfortunately heavy metals can cause poisoning if it is ingested and it is often seen in captive parrots. And despite how safe we happen to be, you’ll find your parrot is still able to get sick from metal poisoning by swallowing or chewing something they should not . You should be aware that this can be happening and be aware of where metals are situated around our house.
Zinc poisoning causes depression, pour appetite,also dark green droppings and in some cases vomiting.Most wire mesh that people use when building homes for their parrots is coated with zinc and may cause poisoning if the parrots chew it.

Led poisoning causes vomiting and blood in droppings.
Copper causes poisoning also depression and vomiting.
Corrosion resistant stainless ste...

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