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Re: BLUE + GOLD MACAW SMELLS

Posted by Pete on 3/20/12
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    On 3/20/12, GrayLady wrote:
    > On 3/14/12, Pete wrote:
    >
    >> Pedro was checked by a Vet about 5 mos ago and found to be
    >> in good health. the odors came into play since then. I was
    >> asking about something that might clear up the odor problem
    >> and a local source told me that Yogurt can help in some
    >> species? I am going to get some yogurt, both Greek and regular
    >> today and see if it helps? Any other ideas?
    >
    > I have not heard that about yogurt but assuming you were told to
    > feed it to him and not try to clean him with it, (dopey I know
    > but you never know what kind of advice some will give) it won't
    > hurt if he will eat some. In fact if you make sure you get the
    > active enzyme type, it will be good for his intestinal tract.
    > Tell me about his diet and how often does he bathe? Does he get
    > a good soaking to the skin bath?


    I give all of my Birds a shower twice a week. I get the hand
    held device and soak them until they look like they have been
    completely soaked. I do not use any form of soap. I try to give
    the Macaw extra baths when I can, but he still develops a smell
    the next day. He eats Drs Foster + Smith Macaw Blend in his bowl
    and gets plenty of clean, fresh water. I feed all of my Birds
    peanuts, fruit and veggies every night before putting all of my
    birds in their room for the night. I occasionally feed all of the
    Birds Chicken leg and thigh bones too. they all seem to enjoy the
    marrow and have no problems cracking the bones open to get at it.
    I am trying the yogurt, but have not had a lot of success. The
    other Birds do not smell, so I figure Macaws might just have a
    stronger odor than other species?