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Wing clipping should be classified abuse!

Wing clipping is wrong. It should be classified abuse. Wing clipping may not hurt the bird at the time it is done but the long term effects are devastating. Obesity, muscle loss and muscle atrophy, depression, anxiety, feather plucking, agression, behavioral problems such as screaming these are the most common problems associated with wing clipping.  Below will go more indepth on the reasons why not to clip birds wings. Birds can be trained and and tamed without the loss of their beloved wings. If you choose to bring a bird into your house, you must adjust your life for the bird not the bird adjust for you. This means removing ceiling fans or leaving them off, monitoring open doors, training...

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Worst thing for a bird owner to do!

One of the worst things to do when you own a bird is punish the bird. Yelling, screaming, or heaven forbid hitting the bird will only make your bird behavior worse and make them scared/aggressive towards you. Birds need positive reinforcement. So reward the good behavior ignore the bad. For example if your bird bites you instead of Yelling and shaking you hand simply follow these steps 1. gently grab the top of the beak to get them to let go if they have a hold still. If they have let go do not do they step. 2. Set the bird down or walk away if bird in a ready perched somewhere. 3. Ignore the bird. For about 5 -...

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Discourageable Behaviors Biting

One of the worst things to do if you get a bite from a bird is to react, I know that is very hard to do but if you don"t you may actually be reinforcing the behavior. Birds love attention its not surprise there, so if your bird bites you and you scream they will most likely be like "ooo this is fun i get attention" or "i can get them to stop if i bite"  so if you get a bite simply don't react, stop what you are doing  and think back on what you were doing. Maybe you were ignoring the signs was the bird not wanting to step up but you made it?  Myself and my family...

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Toxic Food List - Parrots

Alcohol - NEVER under any circumstances allow your bird to ingest, even the smallest amount can be fatal. Apple and Pear Seeds- When chewed or crushed they release cyanide. Consumed in high amounts it can cause death Pits of Peach, Apricot, Nectarine, Cherry, Plum- The pits of fruits such as these should never be given to your birds as if crushed they release cyanide Avocado- The entire plant and fruit can cause cardiac arrest. unripe fruits contain persin which can cause illness or death Dried uncooked soup type beans- kidney beans and other soup beans contain a toxin called Phyohaemagglutinin. Soak and cook an soup type/ tin can beans if you plan to feed. (however they do not provide any...

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