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Q: My 3 year old Quaker Parrot has been self mutilating. It started on his neck and legs. But now he has pulled all the feathers from under his wings. Now he has a raw spot under one wing. Should … Continue reading
Q. Our eclectus parrot Tattoo is a patient of Dr.Helmer. We are having some home maintenance done and I need to know if there is any interior paint that is not toxic to birds. Thanks.
Thanks for your question. In general, latex (water-based paints) are a much safer alternative than oil-based paints. Pet birds should be kept in a separate, well-ventilated room until the paint is completely dry and no longer has a smell associated … Continue reading