Moving House with Birds

 When it comes to moving house, many bird keepers find themselves in a position where they leave the hobby to avoid the hassle of trying to shift a collection of birds, including the cages, aviaries etc that come along with them.

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Steve Macher
Parrot Toys and their Dangers

Don’t think a parrot toy is safe just because it comes from a reputable catalogue or shop. There are hidden dangers in many toys.

 A recent phone call from a friend described traumatic half hour he had just spent with a Patagonian conure. A minute cotton thread from a new toy tethered the unfortunate bird to its perch by its foot and was tightly wound around its wing and neck. Because the thread was so small and  buried deep inside its neck feathers, the owner was terrified of strangling the conure. He eventually released the conure unharmed, but the bird was very stressed. If the owner had been out when this had happened, he would have returned to a strangled bird.

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Steve Macher