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BirdChannel.com, powered by BIRD TALK magazine, invites you to vote for the best bird dancer in Round One of “The World’s First Bird Dance-Off.” Now you can choose which bird shakes its tail feathers best to earn the title “Top Bird Dancer” until midnight of June 28, 2008. You can check out the contestants here:

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Visit BirdChannel.com or click here to check out the videos and vote for your favorite!

Want to show off your bird’s dancing moves? Submit a video at BirdChannel.com/birddanceoff

31st-May-2008 07:45 am - Henry Villas Zoo
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In Madison, Wisconsin there is a very nice small zoo about ten minutes from my apartment. Within, they have a free-flight aviary, and in that, they have..



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28th-Apr-2008 04:45 pm - World's First Bird Dance-Off
Sanctum & Healing
Posted with permission

Hello Bird Lovers!


BirdChannel.com, powered by BIRD TALK magazine, is excited to announce the “World’s First Bird Dance-Off.”
Bird owners now have the opportunity to show off their bird’s dancing skills. All they have to do is upload a video clip of their bird on BirdChannel.com for a chance to earn the title “Top Bird Dancer.”

 

As most bird owners can attest, there is so much more to pet birds than nonbird people realize. This contest gives bird owners and their birds a chance to show just how unique birds are as companions. So film them getting down, doing the boogie-woogie or moon walking and share it with the world!

 

We invite you to participate in this exciting and fun contest, either by submitting videos of your own dancing birds or by voting for your favorites on BirdChannel.com.


Learn more and check out our promotional video at BirdChannel.com/birddanceoff

Also, check out new Snowball the dancing cockatoo videos by clicking here!

 
18th-Jul-2007 05:09 pm(no subject)
i have a six year old blue and gold macaw.
he came to us over a year ago now from a crappy home where he wasn't taken care of well. his name is Skylor, and he's clumsy as hell.

normally i keep his wings clipped, but lately, i've admitedly slacked on this. last night when i was at work, my boyfriend ian accidently scared bird man as he walked into the room. skylor was sitting on top of his cage and tried to fly. my guess is that he aimed himself to the fishtank, but flew too high, hit the wall, and landed-tail first-on the tank. not wanting to scare skylor more, ian had deb pic him up and put him back in the cage.

i called ian about half an hour after this happened and he was worried. he told me about what happened and that there were some spots of blood on the bed where deb had walked him, and on the floor. sure enough, there were. when i came home, i checked the ends of his wings for broken feathers, but found none. then i looked at his tail....oh boy.....

he has a couple new feathers coming in. one of the ones that was probly going to be over a foot long is broken. it's only four inches long right now. but it's a very thick feather. by the time i looked at it, it had already started drying, and i didn't want to hinder it doing so by putting him in a bath to help get rid of some of the blood. it stopped bleeding about an hour later. i was carefull to keep him hydrated and make sure his behavior didn't change. i didn't want him picking at it either, and am still discouraging him to do it.

i'm about to go to the store to get some quik stop. i'm going to use it after i give him a bath to help clean it and discourage infection.

i am worried about what to do from here. let me stress to you that i do not have money. and i'm not one of those people who has a little money in the bank and just refuses to spend it on their critters. i mean, right now i'm broke. otherwise, i would take him to the vet. i can't even get advice from the vet without them diagnosing the problem and sucking me dry first. i'm worried though, that the feather may need to be removed...

ug...i just don't know what to do! if you have any advice, any at ALL, please...
7th-Jun-2007 01:54 pm(no subject)
Hello! I am new to this community. I have recently adopted a blue and gold macaw who is unfortunately on his third home. We have named him Paco, and are working with a behavioral specialist to help him overcome some of his fears and issues. Here are a couple of pictures, I didn't want to snap pics of him on his playstand because he is still quite frightened. I look forward to learning more about macaws from everyone! :)



18th-Mar-2007 04:28 pm - Pet food recall.
Gynodemon
Menu Foods -- a major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands -- recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

***posted here because I'm assuming that even if it may not be a "bird concern" it is still a "pet concern" that members would be interested in.
28th-Jan-2007 01:28 pm(no subject)
Paulie is a rehomed Blue Throated Macaw who is 8-9 years old. His previous owner had him in a very small cage with a cuckatoo, and a congo when I went to vist him. His feathers were dull and in need of some help. I decided to take a chance with him and I brought him home to be with my Harlequin and Red Shoulder mini Macaw. He has been here about a week and in that time we have given him a large cage all his own. He will begin to work with the other birds here. Paulie is very rare as there are not alot of Blue Throated Macaws out there left. They are listed on CITES 1 list so you can imagine my surprise when I was able to bring him home. He enjoys sitting near my desk and has a tree in the living room which he shared with McKala my Harlequin. If you have any info about "blue throated macaws" and would like to share it with me I would appreciate it. I hope he will be as great as McKala as I have had her since she was 4 months old. I only wished I could have done that with Paulie as well but I am willing to work with him and see what he can accomplish. I do enjoy working with birds, in addition to the above birds I also have a sengal, and a jenday conure. All birds talk with the exception of the sengal but then he is so great at other things talking really does not mattter to me. Hope to hear from anyone who has a blue throat. Thanks
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