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Forum: Lories and Lorikeets Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By chris-md
Re: Alone or Paired?

Hello and welcome!

Plenty of people have only one lorikeet. So long as you provide the required companionship (like any other parrot species) your bird will be fine.
Forum: Eclectus Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By chris-md
Re: Thank You Dr. Chris

This made my night, really glad you figured it out! He’s regressed a bit, it’s a psychological fulfillment thing. You’re performing abundance weaning here. Forced weaning by withholding demanded...
Forum: Eclectus Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By chris-md
Re: Baby Ekkie Boy - Strange or Normal Behavior

At 6.5 months old I have a couple thoughts, none of which involve puberty so forget that - that won't come until 1.5-2 years of age depending on his subspecies:

1. How would you describe his...
Forum: Conures Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By chris-md
Re: Looking to make sure a GCC is a good fit for me

Vacations specifically:

I'll diverge from my very good friend above: I've left my eclectus alone for 24 hours and would do it again without hesitation, with precautions (make it hard for him to...
Forum: Off Topic 12-01-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By chris-md
Re: What do all of you do profesionally?

What I wouldn’t give to have YOU as my boss. My dog and bird each made one unobtrusive appearance each for like 30 seconds, just quick head pops into the camera frame as they were in my lap with no...
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 11-30-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By chris-md
Re: Pomegranate

I do. Depends on when I serve but it can be a snack, in which case I’ll do just as you have.

Or I’ll just pop the arils out myself and add them in with chop at dinner time.
Forum: Macaws 11-30-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By chris-md
Re: new rescue blue and gold

Well said Scott. The thing with step up that people forget is that it’s a TRICK, it’s not some innate behavior they know. It’s a trick that needs to be practiced and rewarded.

As with any...
Forum: Eclectus 11-29-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By chris-md
Re: Why did they rehome JoJo?

An all too common case of new owners not ready or able to cope with puberty, and the bird suffers. Poor thing :( You’ve probably got another two years, if she’s 5 years old. We’ve had a n Ekkie or...
Forum: Eclectus 11-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By chris-md
Re: The mold issue

It’s hard to say what the problem is without seeing exactly what you are doing, but mold is always a sign of too much moisture. Always.

I use the mason jar method: overnight soak, rinse and drain...
Forum: Breeding/Raising Parrots 11-29-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By chris-md
Re: Weaning my Eclectus

Hello and welcome!

I share lamanukas concern for the weight loss.

That said, your bird is at the fledging age, if not a bit past it (70-80 days). At this age, they do in fact start losing...
Forum: Eclectus 11-28-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By chris-md
Re: Iím BACK! Meet JoJo!

So glad to have you back!’

congratulations to both you and JoJo. She couldn’t have landed in a better home. She’s going to absolutely flourish in your care :)
Forum: General Parrot Information 11-28-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By chris-md
Re: Disinfecting branches?

For branches small enough, the oven is usually the preferred method of disinfecting.

For larger branches (I have an Ekkie so oven is usually not an option), I soak in a mild bleach solution for...
Forum: General Parrot Information 11-28-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By chris-md
Re: semi-idle MBS thoughts... think with me

Agreed! Especially if you plan to breed, having ANY experience raising a young bird into maturity would be preferable, if you’ve only ever adopted.
Forum: Eclectus 11-27-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By chris-md
Re: Setting up myself for a problem...

I don’t think so, she’s still a baby. Handling babies is very different from handling mature adults. She still wants comfort, so give it to her. It’s good for psychological development.
Forum: General Parrot Information 11-26-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By chris-md
Re: Which parrot should I get?

Better than a budgie? Not crazy about your approach to your search here if that’s your mentality. Let’s chalk that up to poor word choice and move on.

You’ve listed every common thing would be...
Forum: Macaws 11-25-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By chris-md
Re: New macaw

Hello there, all great advice above! Not a fan of this breeders advice to you. Sounds more like a newbie trying to parrot information they “heard” rather than the voice of experience.

I’ll add,...
Forum: Cockatiels 11-23-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By chris-md
Re: Dried cranberries - can I feed sweetened?

It’s ok IF AND ONLY IF you don’t make a habit of giving sweetened food and this is just a one off thing.

Sweetened doesn’t mean toxic. These won’t hurt anything short term. It’s just extreme junk...
Forum: Eclectus 11-23-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By chris-md
Re: New Baby Boy... Meet World

I just caught this: that’s sandblasted Java wood. Ekkies often have a very hard time gripping that material, owning to the combination of smooth surface and naturally weaker grip relative to other...
Forum: Eclectus 11-23-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By chris-md
Re: New Baby Boy... Meet World

What a handsome little baby! Congratulations to you, and welcome comet!
Forum: Amazons 11-22-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By chris-md
Re: Can Parrots be bred like dogs-breeding traits and eliminating others

Short answer, no. Parrots aren’t domesticated like dogs. Breeding is nowhere near close to touching behavior and temperament. Not yet.
Forum: Eclectus 11-18-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By chris-md
Re: Male or female eclectus? Eclectus just in general?

Amazons are biters. There’s that generalization again. No, they aren’t biters. They get a bad rap particularly because puberty can potentially hit them hard (more aggressive, perhaps more more than...
Forum: Eclectus 11-18-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By chris-md
Re: Male or female eclectus? Eclectus just in general?

Yes, ekkies are great talkers, especially the males. But that is a species trait, so be careful about generalizations. There are plenty of ekkies who refuse to say a word. Most are closet talkers,...
Forum: Behavioral 11-18-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By chris-md
Re: And Speaking of Hormones...

Yep, looks like regurgitation. When they regurgitate for humans they don’t always actually expel something. Domethimes isn’t just the motions, maybe a little comes up but it stays in the mouth and we...
Forum: Eclectus 11-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By chris-md
Re: Male or female eclectus? Eclectus just in general?

Thank you sir!



Thats incredibly kind of you to say, I'm humbled. We don't often hear quite that feedback showing great strides like this. Glad to have had the opportunity to contribute in...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 11-17-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By chris-md
Re: Plucking or losing feathers?

HI there,

Its Hard to say. Do you have any feathers that hes leaving on the ground you can examine?
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