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Old 02-21-2021, 12:16 PM
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Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

Information on diet, from a person who has observed wild parrots. His recommendations are 60% or a little less pellets, and a huge variety of vegetables, fruits , plus nuts and seeds. Ect. But has trouble generalizing as diets change seasonal and if breeding or not. He talks about increasing fats fir breeding burds. I think thsts what's gotten me in trouble with Ta-dah, as I was feeding her high fat foods right before this start if breeding season, and sure hope i haven't thrown her into laying eggs. I will make sure next breeding season to reduce fats in my burds diets.
How should we feed our parrots?

https://www.canadianveterinarians.ne...ckets-in-birds

Lots if great articles at this site. I'm linking the feather plucking one. As quakers are in the high risk for plucking group. Quakers are very prone to plucking abd screaming. Tgey are very social abd intelligent active species. With a person who works away from home, on average they dont do well abd screaming and pluck and mutilate themselves. Penny is plucker, and Orbit was well on his way, and I'm still working to prevent him from becoming a plucker, he was a full on screamer too, still very vocal, but the sunrise to sunset screaming has been stopped. ( no secret tricks, it a busy active life, great food, lots if attention, out tge cage 8 hrs a day, foraging, ect, some redirection, postive reinforcement)

Caution below article talks of taking a clipped or harness small portions like a quaker outside to let them forage on the ground. THIS IS NOT SAFE!!@ a hawk will take your bird if you do this!! Hawks have eben grabbed small burd off shoulders.
http://www.parrotsdailynews.com/q-a-...ucking-part-i/
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM
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Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

Putting the pigion poop article here to. Its excellent at explaining bird waste, and has pictures. It does have graphic pictures of dissection of deceased pigeon so be warned if you are sensitive.
https://go.skimresources.com/?id=162...menu%20%5B0%5D
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A nice chop article. Sticking it here so I can read again.
Life From Scratch: Chop: all things good for birdie
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Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
Information on diet, from a person who has observed wild parrots. His recommendations are 60% or a little less pellets, and a huge variety of vegetables, fruits , plus nuts and seeds..... He talks about increasing fats fir breeding burds. I think thsts what's gotten me in trouble with Ta-dah, as I was feeding her high fat foods right before this start if breeding season, and sure hope i haven't thrown her into laying eggs. I will make sure next breeding season to reduce fats in my burds diets.
How should we feed our parrots?.....

Our CAV considers fats to be a key food hormonal trigger as well.
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Parrots are companions, not pets.

" A parrot no longer treated as a prisoner will quickly adapt and flourish in this new situation, and become less problematic than those kept caged and unloved, forced to resort to screaming, plucking and self destructive or aggressive behavior as a result of neglect. Parrots are social animals, naturally existing in harmony and symbiosis within a larger flock. When brought into a human home, the people within that home become their flock. To deprive a parrot of flock interactions is a form of punishment that the naturally social and outgoing parrot cannot understand. They will resort to whatever means at their disposal to correct it. Life in a cage, separated from meaningful interaction, love, and shared experiences is life as a prisoner, and no parrot need ever suffer such a fate. A parrot's only crime is to have been forced into contact with a human household that doesn't actually want or fully understand this magnificent being. Through education and intelligent choice, no human household should ever accept into its midst any animal whose natural behaviors cannot be properly and successfully integrated"

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Lession of gi tract seen, what's common by species.
https://www.researchgate.net/publica...rds_1640_cases
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Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

Thanks Laura for posting these! FYI, based on your recommendation, I bought the book "The Bird Way" and it's very informative and not just about parrots! A whole section about Kea! Considered now to be the smartest birds, more than corvids and more than any other species of parrot.
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Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Thanks Laura for posting these! FYI, based on your recommendation, I bought the book "The Bird Way" and it's very informative and not just about parrots! A whole section about Kea! Considered now to be the smartest birds, more than corvids and more than any other species of parrot.
very interesting! Be sure and share your new learned insights! I read a lot, unfortunately my retention isn't what it used to be! Lol I can't hardly remember what I read.
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putting this link to ideas to get them eating veggies, so I can share when needed.
https://threebirdsandacloud.wordpres...amiliar-foods/
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I guess you could say, this story is nuts!

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/nov...les-bring-back
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