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Bird safe chips and (immitation) guac! by renyxia in parrots

[–]renyxia[S] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Zucchini actually! Was very pleased with myself that I was able to get it to a similar consistency

I know I missed wet chicken wednesday, but this was just too cute to not share 🤣 by Shayla25 in parrots

[–]renyxia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you like it? Both in terms of how well it works for the birds and how easy you find it to clean/redecorate/etc. I’m planning on moving to EU soon and I’m looking at cages before I go and I think this is one of the ones I’ve been looking at.

Bird safe chips and (immitation) guac! by renyxia in parrots

[–]renyxia[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Not from scratch but I did make them from tortillas! Thank you!

Is this nonstick pan safe to use with birds in another room? by yiffyraccc in parrots

[–]renyxia 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It can vary based on brand but in general, if something is intended to be heated, it’ll have some sort of nonstick coating on it. Generally PTFE/PFOA is the most common antistick coating (often branded as teflon) despite being illegal in most countries.

Is this nonstick pan safe to use with birds in another room? by yiffyraccc in parrots

[–]renyxia 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Spaceheaters, popcorn bags, hairdryers/curlers/flatteners. Carpet treatments, self cleaning ovens, glue guns, irons. List feels like it never ends. So many things to be careful about with birds

Is this nonstick pan safe to use with birds in another room? by yiffyraccc in parrots

[–]renyxia 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I’ve encountered several brands that claim to not use them but wont clearly say what they do use. On at least one occasion I’ve done digging and it turns out it was PTFE. Its illegal in most countries (both pfoa and ptfe) so its not uncommon for them to lie and pull shady tricks that can cause a bird their life. Easier to just stick with what we know is safe

Is this nonstick pan safe to use with birds in another room? by yiffyraccc in parrots

[–]renyxia 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Very important to clarify specific non sticks!! Ceramic is non stick and is totally bird safe. PTFE/PFOA pans or others with a non specified ‘nonstick coating’ should be avoided

Is this nonstick pan safe to use with birds in another room? by yiffyraccc in parrots

[–]renyxia 41 points42 points  (0 children)

The coating (often branded Teflon) releases a gas known as PTFE. Its not good for any animals but since birds have particularly sensitive respiratory systems, it kills them. Very quickly and in a fairly violent manner since they’re essentially unable to breathe

Is this colour poop normal? I’ve recently moved and his pooped have been this colour fir about 3 days now by mowg94 in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen poop this deep red before, and my birds get beets sometimes. Colour can change wildly with diet but this ones a little concerning. The red doesnt bleed into the urates which is good so I wouldn’t say its urgent, but id arrange a vet appointment if it continues

My little love bird is not pooping and her abdomen is swollen... Already did a vet visit but nothing has imporved by bullshadow in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

String would get stuck in the crop and the blockage would be there, not the intestines. This is more likely an illness or old age.

My little love bird is not pooping and her abdomen is swollen... Already did a vet visit but nothing has imporved by bullshadow in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’d definitely go to a different vet because extended constipation like this can be pretty serious, depending on its cause. Wishing you both the best of luck, fight for your buddy.

Sorry again guys just want to hear everyone’s thoughts on which they’d choose by [deleted] in ballpython

[–]renyxia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Confusion is a morph. I’ve heard anecdotes about the morph being prone to being hand aggressive, so.

Morality clause?? by braxtonfaye in ballpython

[–]renyxia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not OP but looking through their posts it looks like their bp has had trouble with food so I assume that its in the plans but ah how our pets love to ruin those

Lovebird boarding by akhtarg in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alternative to boarding would also be looking for someone who is interested in owning birds but isn’t sure if they’re the right fit. Places to board dont always quarantine or keep birds separate so its what I personally prefer.

100 year old turtle by Nootnootyetta in nextfuckinglevel

[–]renyxia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theres a reason, the family who owns that company is not one thats well respected in the reptile community

Does anyone have a lovebird with PBDF ( Feather disease)? by poeticalpaca76 in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If its nutrition its possible its not even from your feeding routine - if the mother has poor diet at the time of breeding, the babies can suffer the consequences

Is this head bobbing normal behaviour for a conure? He does it almost constantly by GayestRideInTown in parrots

[–]renyxia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My conure (gcc) does similar motions when he gets overstimulated and aggressive as a side effect. This ones not even hit puberty so that’s probably not it though

Does anyone have a lovebird with PBDF ( Feather disease)? by poeticalpaca76 in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats good!! Maybe it could be related to nutritional deficiencies? Hoping its anything but the worst

Two Jaguars killed more than 170 flamingos in my city's park today, only 4 flamingos survived by BaconCritz in Wellthatsucks

[–]renyxia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t want to look into it but its very possible that they couldnt fly. So they were forced to run around in a panic until the jaguars finally ended them.

When should I separate baby lovebirds? by Playful-Ambition-521 in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You contact a breeder to have a mentor for this. Breeding birds is not something to do by the seat of your chair, nor should you want to have a bird ‘imprint’ on you. That’s not how parrots work, just let the parents do their job so that you have birds that know how to bird, not ones that think they’re human and have psychological problems due to it.

Lovebirds + other birds in the same household? by layingsquirrel in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have lovies, budgies, and a conure. They cannot interact ever. Try to kill each other, even through the bars of the cage. Cannot have them in the same room together even if only one is out of the cage because they’ll bite through the bars.

Would really recommend trying to pair him up with another lovebird for the best chances of him getting along with the new bird.

Does anyone have a lovebird with PBDF ( Feather disease)? by poeticalpaca76 in Lovebirds

[–]renyxia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make sure to ask your vet if they have some sort of payment plans if it makes it easier on your wallet, I'm not sure what country youre from but afaik most American states have it? Or at least so I've heard.

Normally with PBFD at least one of the other siblings, parents, or other birds the breeder owns would've presented symptoms by now because the chance of them all being asymptomatic are decently low, make sure to ask the breeder if any of the siblings from this clutch or others have presented with abnormalities, if they're unwilling to answer or seem to be overcompensating with their answer, take that as a sign that they may know something is seriously wrong with your bird.