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Need a Avian Vet in the Midlands for a cockatiel with sack mites

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Guest wimwauters

Hello there,

we have a cockatiel on anit-biotics for weeks now, with no improvement.

We are looking for a specialist avian/bird vet in the Midlands, or at least has heard of air sack mites (or Ivermectin 🙂

Regards,

Wim.

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Hi Wimwauters, welcome to parrot-link forums. Not sure whereabouts you are in the Midlands, but there is a good avian vet in Cheshire - Mike Stanford, Birch Heath Veterinary Centre or much further south there is Neil Forbes near Stroud - contact details for both of these (and other avian vets) are here https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/forum/16-avian-vets/

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Hi is have a B&G of uncertain age (rescue w/leg broken along the way) and we've had him 8 years. It took 2 of those years for him to trust us and he has since been the clown of all clowns. Mimicking my voice so well he has my daughters running his errands. Upon realizing they've been had he bursts into loud raucous laughter. His roommate is an almost year old Scarlet Male who has become very good at breaking out of his cage. During the past month + he will quickly let his B&G buddy out. They have a. Great time preening each other, talking, singing and Wing stretches of course!

 

Recently a "Cages by Design" has become available at 1/10 of its original price. It's enormous; 96"L. X 48W X 102"H. These 2 males are getting along extremely well, I've always heard to never cage them together unless they've been raised together and the idea never arose until now. Does anyone think there might a a chance being cage mates might work?

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Whether keeping 2 male psittacines together in one cage will work is a difficult one to answer , and I've only ever kept smaller psitacines and not Macaws . However I suspect that what works for individual birds may not work for others .

For instancethe idea that 2 related males may can be kept together work for some and not for others .Lovw birds may form same sex pairs and it will be very difficult to break the pair bond . But I've heard it said that Parrotlet  males can be kept together but I've had seemingly friendly males turn on their brother on reaching sexual maturity . 

  And being Pals is different to wanting to share a cage . I once had a male parrotlet who took on a pair of Nanday Conures who were attacking his pal a Lineolated parrakeet , but they wanted their own cages .to roost in 

 

the converse of that is that I've got Firey shouldered and white eared conurers roosting in the same box .

So there are no hard and fast rules on what will and wont work . Except perhaps that the birds know best and perhaps we should not force the issue because it might look good , although perhaps your scarlet male a new cage if he can get out of his .

What I would ask is if both of your birds ever get in one cage together as that is the best indicator as to whether they want to share a cage , as that is their own  personal territory !

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