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7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby Pajarita » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:56 pm

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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby ParrotsForLife » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:32 pm

Good link, Though funny how they didn't list a Budgie as a Parrot.
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby Pajarita » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:38 pm

Yes, I caught that too! But, all in all, it's a good article, I think.
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby ParrotsForLife » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:06 pm

Yeah those are all things people should really consider
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby DanaandPod » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:32 pm

I read somewhere that parrots and birds can get sick from and die if a cat scratches them. What do you know about this?
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:00 am

This is true. Its called cat scratch fever and can make humans ill if you get a scratch or bite from a cat and don't clean it straight away. Its bacteria in the claws and saliva.
Although you could get something if a human bit or clawed you and you didn't clean it.
OH used to take in wild birds and rehabiitate them for release. If there was any suspician or we knew they had been brought in by a cat they went straight onto antibiotics as they can be dead within a couple of days from this.
We have cats as well as parrots, they are never let out in the same room. If the parrot is in its cage the cats know to keep away because parrots nip.
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby liz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:10 am

That was a good article. They did leave out "how much do you like cleaning"?
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby Pajarita » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52 am

:lol: Yes, they did, Liz. But then I think that anybody who likes cleaning is not quite right in the head! Mind you, it's not that I don't keep a clean house because I do but not because I 'like' cleaning, I don't - what I do like is the result!
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Re: 7 questions for people who want parrots

Postby Pajarita » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:55 am

DanaandPod wrote:I read somewhere that parrots and birds can get sick from and die if a cat scratches them. What do you know about this?


Lori gave you the right answer. I had cat scratch fever and let me tell you that it's no picnic! The lymph nodes under my right arm (I guess I got a scratch in my right hand) were so swollen and painful, I couldn't lower it all the way.
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