Case Study 1 & 2

Okay, in this video, you’ll get to see 2 true stories.

I believe studying case studies is an excellent way to learn lessons so hopefully I’ll achieve some success with you through my case study series.

The format of this video was different. It was more you reading… Did you like it this way? Or did you miss my voice? (Now, be honest!)

And did you not just get BLOWN away by my amazing video editing skills? I wonder if any of you noticed the “mood-setting” sound in the background (rain and thunderbolts – very soothing, wasn’t it?) :-)

On a serious note (‘cuz you know I’m a serious guy…) -

Do you have any experiences of your own to share?

Heck, you know what I’ll do? If I get at least 20 people post their experiences, I’ll put it all together in an online book and give it away for free with full credit to you.

It gets dramatic when THOUSANDS of bird owners read that report and benefit from it.

In return, we’ll get that “warm fuzzy” feeling of potentially saving bird lives.

So reply below, if you are interested in helping.

Okay, now moving on…

Watch out for tomorrow’s e-mail where I report on a parrot and duck face off

(I’m serious… sort of ;-) You’ll find out tomorrow!)


Sapphyre Cross (a certified avian specialist) with over 25+ years of experience with birds shares what she knows about birds.

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57 responses to “Case Study 1 & 2”

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  1. Darlene says:

    Oh my the cuddlebone can kill a Quacker. We removed it from Popeyes cage immediately. What can we put in his cage in place of the cuttlebone?

  2. Rina says:

    Yes, your voice is better, how then?

    Still very interesting as any birdlover is grateful for any tips from the experts.
    On the toxic matter, would mosquito, fly, insect repellents also be toxic to birds, these are the plug in systems?

  3. charmaine says:

    this is actually a waste of time but maybe it will make me feel better by putting into words whats going on in my house/heart/head. my partner is one that cannot be told or taught anything. he knows everything and there is only one way and thats his way. we have 8 birds. he thinks he has a magic touch. i have read and devoured every piece of knowledge and learned a lot through experience. we have a pair of molluccan cockatoos, male 11 and female 12, we have had them since they were 8 months old each. they have always lived in the same cage,albeit a very big cage. i have told him since day one that the day will come when they need an avairy or separate cages. the day has come. now i am being asked what do i expect him to do. he is an overworked business man that works between 15 and 16 hours a day everyday and cannot do anything else. i am unfortunately one of those women who may not, because they do not have the “ability” to, make any decisions that mean changing the house or any room in it. ideally another cage needs to be purchased, a patio enclosed and one bird moved. i have horror movies playing in my head of finding the female bleeding and dead. she is spending all her time on the cage floor. he comes to me and i cuddle him under my jacket while she snatches a quick meal and a drink. i have tried putting an alternate feeding station very close to the floor but if he sees her mouth move he lunges at her. i am able to give them both rescue drops but i dont know if what i am doing is helping and am sure an awful end is inevitable. i am in tears most of the day. this has been going on for a week now. ps. i know it is peak breeding season in south africa now. i also know that separating them now would mean forever. even tho these birds are endangered would it be posible to sterilise one or both? they were both incubator born and have never seen another mollucan cockatoo.nor have they actually ever seen any other bird being birds, that is mating and raising young, so i doubt very much that, even if they had had all the correct equipment avairy with big flight and nesting facilities, that they would have been normal birds anyway. they are very tame and allow us to do most anything to them. i spend a lot of time with them at regular times and their food is of the highest quality and variety. they also get natural leafy branches fresh every day. they are very well kept.i have an assistant that helps with cleaning and they ignore her completely and always have. she has been cleaning the cages once a day since we got them and i clean them once a day myself just before bed time which is shortly after sunset 365 days a year. imaculate cages and light, music and company.they are in a cottage with four other birds. 2 eclectus a ring neck and a blu and gold macaw.tho they do have their bad moments, they are few and far between. so do i just shoot myself and leave the mess for someone else to fix? that may be the only way to get my parnter to realise how desparate this situation is. if it means the birds will get sorted out, that is what i should do.

  4. Marietjie says:

    BRING back your voice !!!

  5. Ileene Morrison says:

    I bake “birdie bread” for my Quaker – grated cuttlebone is one of the ingredients.

  6. Mark says:

    I have a 3 year old U2 that is becoming like a hawk. He will fly off his perch or my arm to attack my wife completely unprovoked. On one occasion, he grabbed on her shoulder and bit THROUGH her ear. It took all I had to keep him from becoming a late parrot, or at least a sold rehomed parrot. He will let her give him treats while in his cage but when he is out I always have to sit between him and her. she is the only person he does this with. She has never done anything to provoke or harm him ( though she would love to wring his neck). any suggestions??? I really don’t want to getr rid of him. but I can’t have him making holes in my wife’s body either. Thanks

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