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mollie - 2011-10-09
My umbrella cockatoo is named ella she will be 1 in November, I used to get her out for 3 hours everyday and now I've grown up I barely get her out at all, I'm starting to get her out but she is screaming now in her cage! What can I do!? Help!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-10
    Most parrots but cockatoos more than any others NEED attention. They crave attention and demand it from their humans. They are very social and to them you are their whole world. You are their flock, their mate, their friend. They are about equivalent to a 3 year old human chikd in their need to be with their human. You can spend time with your Ella while she is on her perch and you share your supper with her - or your breakfast. You can spend time with her watching TV. You need to spend time with her providing attention and playing. If she doesn't get the attention she is going to pluck, she will keep screaming and will probably be very depressed. You need to decide to devote the time for Ella - for the next 50 years or so --- or to find a suitable home for her. She is young, tame and wants to be loved and there should be no problem finding a new family for her but she can't be stuck in a cage without socialization and companionship. It would be like putting yourself in solitary confinement. Ella knws you are home and will make big noises to get your attention. She is calling her mate her flock. They just can't take isolation.
  • Anonymous - 2011-11-20
    Take her out.
  • Jessica - 2020-04-27
    Hi I am not sure what you mean by ' I have grown up' That statement would usually be followed by you saying that undoubtedly you realise that her being out of cage ONLY 3 hours is not nearly enough and that you have started to spend more time with her. Here it seems exactly the opposite and I'm seeing a bit of has as to you finding or wanting to find the time to spend with your bird. Cockatoo are extremely sensitive and very much like humans when it comes to needing to be interacted with and feeling the touch and love of there owner in order to live a happy productive life. It seems like you have a bird that does want that interaction of a human and companionship which is already a big hurdle a good advance in the right direction. If you do not give her the time and attempt she craves she may actually regress and will not online one depressed but will have to learn all over again that touch and human companionship is a good thing.A parrot is a lifetime commitment and absolutely should not be a quick decision just because you see one and see how cute or smart they cannot does not mean they automatically come like that.they have bad behaviours like any other animal and since they are so smart are easily imprinted on and sadly affected by neglect,as well as definitely need Alot more time than a hamster .you cannot just leave a parrot in the corner with some toys and bring him. Or her out when it suits you. This will definitely cause depression and even aggression that will come very noticeably in the form of plucking and evening due to resentment. It is not fair or even practical for somebody to own a parrot before doing your research and prepare your self for both good and bad . The thing is that parrots are wild animals and they are going to always be instinctively that.thereis no such thing as a bad parrot just BAD OWNERS. You may have just impulsively bought this bird and have not been correctly educated and now you have your hands full. Right now it sounds like your bird still wants human interaction and is wanting to be loving so it will be extra easy to find someone who has experience with large birds to take in this one.please do yourself and this bird a favour and find a home in which he or she will thrive in. Don't feel bad about doing what's best for the animal.nobody can call you a bad owner if you give the bird up for the sake of its happiness but if you decide to keep this bird and do not find adequate time and education to give it a better quality of life that is when you can be considered a bad person
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Riyatno - 2020-04-26
Hello, iam interest with yorkshire canary, please info to me how to buy it to you? Regards Riyatno

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Laura C. - 2014-09-01
I purchased a Raphael catfish about a week ago. I noticed a small white patch, not fuzzy, on his left side. Currently, the tank is being treated with melafix as I recently lost an angel fish that developed white nodules above his eyes and then developed popeye. I QT'ed the angel before it died. Does anyone know what this white patch could be on the catfish? The ph is 7.0. Temp is 78 degrees. The nitrates have been running high from 80 to 160 ppm. I just treated it again with prime and nite-out, as there was a trace of nitrites, below .25 ppm. I also did a 50 percent water change two days ago, vacuumed the gravel. I also added two plants to control the nitrates two days ago. The tank is 55 gallons and contains: 1 Cory cat 1 bumblebee cat 1raphael cat 1 tetra 1 comet gold fish 2 shumbunkins 1 gold gourami 1 needlenose gar 1 tire track eel 1 red tail shark 3 angels Please help! I don't want to lose another fish!

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  • Laura C. - 2014-09-01
    I forgot to add that I have 1 Pleco too
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-04
    It could very well be Columnaris, which is very contagious and fast acting, but responds well to antibiotics. It is a very common disease especially for catfish, but with a quick response it can be treated. Read about it and treatments on the fish disease page here: Columnaris.
  • Ian Thomasson - 2020-04-26
    I think it's also worth being concerned about your tetra. As far as I'm aware, all tetra species are schooling fish and need to be kept in groups of 3 at the minimum, 6 or more to keep them healthy.
  • Rhonda Mckean - 2020-04-11
    You really shouldn't mix cold water goldfish with warm water tropicals. For every inch of goldfish they need to be in 2gal. of water per inch. Need to watch your ammonia doesn't go sky high. I dont know how big your goldfish are but with your mixture you are asking for trouble. You have way too many fish in your tank. You have many fish that can get very large.
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Rushabh Podder - 2019-07-04
I want a female plumheaded parakeet for my male parakeet. It should be of minimum 5 years of age.

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  • Nic Duque - 2020-04-26
    Hi, are you still looking for the plumhead parakeet female? and where are you located? Thank you
  • gary Bernard - 2020-05-06
    I just lost my male
    Are you still looking
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Nic Duque - 2020-04-26
Hi, I am looking for a PLUMHEAD parakeet male or a pair. If anyone has one or knows someone who does please contact me at (203) 543-9368 or nduque82@gmail.com I’m located in Connecticut. Thank you

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Carol Bajorek - 2020-01-03
I have a green winged McCaw and large cage for sale

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  • Laura - 2020-04-26
    Do you still have your Macaw for sale? If so, how old?, sex? tame?
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Anonymous - 2020-04-24
I have an approx. 15 inch long leopard Plecasamus who has eaten every fish of different breeds, and sizes that I have put into the tank with him. I feed him algae tabs etc. Is this normal?

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jorge - 2015-07-05
Parrots & Eggs For Sale We are offering freshly laid and fertile parrot egg species from weaned Aviary at affordable prices. 100% candle tested fertility for hatching gorgeous & healthy chicks. We are selling to persons interested in breeding and hand rearing up their own birds from egg stage. We assist clients with successfully articles & techniques. Available egg species are as follows: Hyacinth Macaw, Sollomons Island Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Timneh Grey, Umbrella Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, Gallah Cockatoo, Blue and Gold Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Dyh Amazon, Toco Toucan, Cockatiel, and Conures eggs. Affiliated to the above eggs are chicks and few parrots for sale too. Email(jorgebirdshome@gmail.com ). We incubate eggs during shipment at standard temperatures, will replace eggs in case of any adverse situations during delivery.

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  • talha - 2018-04-22
    send me you farm or store adress if your place in near by u s a
  • Anonymous - 2019-03-31
    Hey I'm interested on a egg of a grey African or a macaw Scarlett gold let me of their availability ok and $
  • Adolfo - 2020-04-21
    This comment is from 2015 Do you still selling eggs?
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Andres Luis - 2020-04-21
Boston terrier puppies for sale near me. We have a litter of 3 Boston Terriers. The puppies are kennel club registered. They have a five generation pedigree certificate. Text for more info luisandress716@gmail.com +1619-735-7194

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Andy Owens - 2020-04-19
We have two blue fronted amazon parrots Male Roco age 4 and Ava 5, two lovely birds, who are getting very very friendly, we have a nesting box and noticed this morning that he was in first with Ava cursing him as I think she was hoping to be on the bedding first, I was hoping to find some information as I think I need to be ready just in case the eggs appear one day!! I would appreciate any help that anyone is willing to pass on. Many Thanks Andy

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