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What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II
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What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II

January 28th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Some nest types have better husbandry application than others. The best example that I can site is the “T”- or “Y” shaped cockatoo...
What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART I
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What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART I

January 21st, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Read also the second part of this article: What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II a The British aviculturist E.J. Boosey published a book titled Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws in 1956. This early avicultural...
Q & A: “Why are some conures like Psittacara species harder to breed than others?”
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Q & A: “Why are some conures like Psittacara species harder to breed than others?”

December 31st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Conure is a term used to describe neo-tropical parakeets of the genera Guaruba, Thectocercus, Aratinga, Psittacara, Eupsittula,...
Q & A: “What is the best hygiene practice that I can use in my aviary?”
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Q & A: “What is the best hygiene practice that I can use in my aviary?”

December 22nd, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Many that have read my writings, visited my home or heard my lectures will know that I am a great proponent of strict hygiene in the aviary and nursery. The time and effort spent in cleaning will quickly repay itself in fewer...
Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”
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Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”

December 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The answer to this question is based more on personal choice and belief than science. DNA sexing of parrots is simple, quick and non-invasive. You can sex the birds from the eggshell, where blood and tissue can be used to...
Q & A: “At what age is a pair of parrots ready to breed?”
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Q & A: “At what age is a pair of parrots ready to breed?”

December 9th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
The onset of sexual maturity varies with species and also with the social upbringing of the bird, if they were hand reared parrots and how it was paired. Generally speaking, parrots that are reared with their own kind and are...
Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”
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Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”

November 26th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Vitamins and minerals for parrots should be provided, especially those on seed diets. The best way to supplement these items is to sprinkle them lightly on steamed vegetables, which will absorb the complex. The bird will eat the...
Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”
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Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”

November 20th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Parrots break eggs for many reasons. Night fright, perhaps caused by a rodent; inexperience, especially amongst first time nesters; an improper nest that is not deep enough; possibly the male not being in reproductive condition;...
Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”
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Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”

November 12th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
In aviculture, there is a tendency to utilize a single diet for all species, making slight modifications where deemed of utmost importance, such as providing nuts for the largest of the macaws. This concept of parrot feeding...
Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “How can I detect a sick bird?”
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Tony Silva NEWS: Q & A “How can I detect a sick bird?”

November 5th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
QUESTION: How can I detect a sick bird and what steps should I take before getting it to a veterinarian? ANSWER: Birds are masters of disguise. An ill bird will mask its illness until its condition has deteriorated enough where...

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