Re: BLUE + GOLD MACAW SMELLS
Posted by Pete on 3/21/12
On 3/21/12, Lori wrote:
> 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
> don't like.
Lori, I`m at that age that I need High fiber cereal, so I do not know
what Fruit Loops smell like. I found a bottle of the old yellow
Listerine and I gave my three CAG`s and B+G Macaw a long soaking shower
and then sprayed all of them with plenty of the 20% mix. I will report
on how they all smell and how long the effects last. THANKS Lunch Lady