Re: BLUE + GOLD MACAW SMELLS
Posted by Lori on 3/21/12
On 3/20/12, GreyLady wrote:
> On 3/20/12, Pete wrote:
>> 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?
> It sounds like you are doing a great job with their diet and baths.
> As for the Listerine thing, I have heard that mentioned but since
> I've never had a smelly bird, I've had no occasion to try it myself,
> therefore won't comment on it's safety or efficacy. However, should I
> feel the need, I would clear it with my own vet first. Both that
> it's okay to do it at all, and the mix ratio. I rarely
> take "internet advice" without clearing it with my vet. Many folks
> are honest but some will give some really shi**y advice. There is
> always the possibility that you are just more sensitive to a Macaws
> body odor than that of other parrots. I know many folks think
> Amazons have a distinctive, natural body odor they consider
> offensive. To me, some smell different but none have ever been
> really offensive to me. Different degrees of sense of smell maybe.
I have 3 Blue & Gold Macaws 12 parrots in all and they have a Fruit
loop odor, no way offensive or abnormal.I agree Amazons have a odor I