Mix about a 20% solution of regular listerine mouthwash with water
and spray the bird. That will take the natural macaw [or other
parrot] smell away. Walmart has their own brand thats exactly the
same but cheaper.
Now for those of you that will bash me for what I posted, just give
it up. I've been using that mix for all my birds, including quite a
few hyacinths, for many many years with no ill effects. I mentioned
it to several vets and they all say thats a great idea.
On 3/20/12, Pete wrote:
> 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?