Post by quakerowner54 on Jun 6, 2020 18:39:53 GMT -5
Hi My name is Jonathan Kohlschmidt, I'm a new Quaker parrot owner. Her(we think it is a female) name is Sally. Shes pretty nice on most days, has mild social anxiety. I need help she bites the cage a lot its black coated metal. I'm afraid she'll either break her beak or get seriously sick. We live in Houston, TX USA. Her "mate" got sick and died about 3 weeks ago(even though we gave it some garlic in the water and some "meds"). her beak is alittle broken on the "layers"
Welcome. Sally's behavior may be related to grieving the recent loss of her mate. She may also be bored. Does she have enough toys and activities to keep her busy so she won't be chewing on the cage bars? It's not unusual for a parrot's beak to show signs of the "layering" you describe. It's mostly a result of normal wear and tear on the beak. If there is excessive damage to the beak, a vet visit would be in order.
When your other Quaker was sick, did you take him/her to an avian vet? What "meds" did you give it?
I would recommend taking your Quaker to a vet, just for a general checkup.
What is the living environment like? How big is the cage, what shape is it, what kinds of toys are in it, what is the diet like?
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix