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Is my African Grey's beak too long?

From https://m.petmd.com/bird/care/overgrown-beak-birds-trimming-your-birds-beak "If an owner suspects overgrowth of his or her bird’s beak, the bird should be checked by a veterinarian as soon as ...
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Is it safe to give candies to my parrot?

In general, many animals, including parrots, should not be given foods very high in sugar, fat, or sodium. It is not technically toxic, but too much of these things can cause various medical issues. ...
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

Well, things turned out to be that being friendly with the bird and loving him, no matter what, worked! Now I have a very lovely parrot. So rules I followed are: If parrot behaves bad then do not ...
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When is the best age to get a baby parrot?

This is an excellent question, and an area of some controversy right now. I'll stick to the main non-controversial points here, and will offer some personal experience. I won't try to settle the ...
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What food should I give to African gray parrot?

The Old Train of Thought We are slowly but steadily making progress on diets for our captive parrots, the old train of thought was comparing parrots to chickens in the sense of only feeding them ...
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What is an ideal age gap for between parrot friends?

It's very hit or miss with parrots regardless of age, as babies they are more likely to get along however once they become adults it still has a chance to turn sour. Some things to keep in mind when ...
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My Female African gray Parrot tries to feed me when I cuddle her

There are a couple of factors at play here; 1: African Grey parrots reach sexual maturity at ~4 years of age. Your bird is sexually mature. 2: African Grey females feed their young by regurgitating ...
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

Judging from the behavior of our 2 African Grey parrots (25 and 15 years old) they can be somewhat unpredictable. Because yours has been teased, I think you have 2 strikes against yourself. Ours have ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

You could use a gentle heat lamp (ensuring the actual heating elements, which can burn, can't be touched by animals), or use rubber hot water bags or heated socks full of rice (you can microwave these)...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

Looking at the opinions of other keepers and internet consultants the safest and most recommended/used substrate for parrot cages is paper. Newspaper and white or brown butcher paper are mentioned on ...
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Budgie plucking feather of the other

The budgie clean the feathers mutually which is a sign of infection and important social behavior, but when they tear feathers (out of moulting period) it can be "pecking". Pecking is behavioral ...
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Risks giving wooden toys to parrots

We have 2 African greys, about 25 and 20 years. We have found "a busy beak is a happy beak". They love to tear things apart, never had a problem with splinters. Their favorite is chicken leg ...
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How to train my parrot to not poop on me?

Some birds can be effectively potty trained (although not all - it varies from individual bird to individual bird). There's no hard and fast rules to work out whether they can or not - you just have ...
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Why does my parakeet try to bite me?

From the bird's perspective, a finger (pointing, or) coming towards it might trigger safety alarms: "oh no! a snake!" End result: a nip or bite. Try a different approach. If you want the little one to ...
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How to teach a parrot NOT to do certain things?

Positive reinforcement it's the key. Ignore undesirable behaviours, and reward your parrot everytime he has a good behaviour (e.g. paying more attention to him, coddle him, etc.). It's also important ...
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My Female African gray Parrot tries to feed me when I cuddle her

She thinks of you as another parrot, another member of her flock, a relative, and possibly as her mate, and is treating you that way when trying to feed you. It's weird from our human point of view, ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

I have two budgies, one male, one female. Each bird has its own cage because the female tends to bully the male so I give him his own cage. See photo. I use Hagen Vision cages for my budgies. The ...
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Best way to interrupt a cockatiel's brooding

I did not receive an answer here, so I wanted to post my own experiences. A couple of days later the bird became less aggressive, came out of the nest box more often, and stayed out for longer. When ...
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Do small parrots poop more frequently than large parrots?

From my personal experience, the answer to your question is yes. As fmorales mentioned within their answer, the smaller the bird the faster the food gets digested. I have also read and know for a fact ...
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Should a mirror be removed from a budgie cage before socializing it with others?

Bye Bye Mirror! There's a few reasons why most do not recommend mirrors, mainly because: It can prevent obtaining a good relationship with your budgie. The budgie can over bond with the mirror ...
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How to help a wild baby parrot who cannot fly?

Look for or post lost/found bird notice in your area. Trimmed flight feathers imply the bird is a pet who escaped. flight feathers look to be cut with scissors Also look for a leg band, Many pet ...
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How do birds keep their heads in a fixed position, just like a Gyro/Gimbal?

Its not just parrots. Or Chickens And pigeons bob their heads for the same reasons - unlike humans, who adjust their eyes to stabilise their vision, birds shift their heads - or as the paper I'm ...
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Are my cockatiels eggs viable?

After a month and a half the eggs are dead, when the eggs are overdue the parents will break them to see what's going on (some birds will eat them). I would remove the eggs and clean the nesting area ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

Normally newspaper is what people would use but you can actually buy sandpaper like sheets from the pet store for use with parrot and small parakeet cages. They are brown and about the size of a ...
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What can cause dark pigmentation on the tip of budgie's beak?

I happened to see this page. I hope your bird still lives. It may be the liver function of the bird that is giving this dark colour on the beak.It could be a bleeding. If the claws also are getting ...
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How to reduce my parrot's aggressive behavior?

The best way to remedy the bird's decreased aggressiveness is to try to find the source of its aggressiveness. It could be due to the disappearance of his friend but the aggressiveness could also be ...
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How to make my parakeets not afraid of me?

When I got my second bird (originally an aviary bird, not hand trained at all) a method that worked for me was taking the food away for a couple of hours (just to get him a bit hungry) and then using ...
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How to train my parrot to not poop on me?

We have 2 African grey parrots; When we take them out of the cages ( usually first thing in the morning) , the first thing is to put them on the "poop stand" where they almost always immediately poop. ...
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How i can stop my parrot bad habbit to not cut my shoes or sandal stone?

It is the nature of most parrots to chew and tear stuff up. We provide various toys of wood and leather, etc. Ours love to tear cardboard. " A busy beak is a happy beak ".
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Is my African Grey's beak too long?

Probably too long; I just looked at my 2 Greys and their beaks look slightly less long. It is probably worth going to the right VET for a trim. Not all vets can handle parrots , you need to find the ...
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