Parrots/dry skin


Toby's Mother wrote at 2008-12-07 00:55:06
Also Try egg food if you're worried about minerals and vitamins you can buy this at any bird store or some regular pet stores. be sure that you reed the package carefully. i give my bird one days worth of food and then add a table spoon or so of egg food on top a few times a week so that i know he's getting what he needs. if your bird does not like fresh fruits and veggies try either putting his favorite tree hidden in some lettuce or try burying his food under some organic alfalfa sprouts that way even if he thinks he's foraging he'll still get the taste of it in his mouth and perhaps decide he likes it. hope this helps. :D

Marsha wrote at 2015-07-21 22:47:33
I use Alevera juice with water on my birds feathers


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I`ve been raising/breeding/handfeeding/selling parrots for over 20 years (parakeets/budgies, cockatiels, 6 subspecies of conures, parrotlets, amazons, lovebirds, etc.). I've been published in "Budgies" and "Cockatiels" offered by Bow Tie Productions, and have written avian articles for publication in England. I can provide advice in raising healthy birds, handfeeding/weaning babies, some health problems, nail/beak/wing clipping, general husbandry, etc. I also have experience with racing/showing homing pigeons. I cannot diagnose specific illness over this website. If you suspect your bird is ill or if you have an emergency, contact a certified avian veterinarian or emergency pet clinic ASAP.


Experience: Over 20 years raising parrots and over 13 years raising pigeons. Organizations: Currently, American Racing Pigeon Union. Prior member Miami Valley Bird Club, Southern Ohio Pigeon Association, National Cockatiel Society, Miami Valley Sportsman's Club, others. Publications: Monthly newsletters of bird clubs.

American Federation of Aviculture, completed Level I course, Fundamentals of Aviculture. Keeping/breeding parrots and other birds for over 20 years.

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