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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well that got quick answers.

I do not have a humidifier for my Quaker but he is in the bathroom when I shower everyday and gets misted and plays in water all the time.

Would one gel capsule at each feeding be enough or maybe 2? My other dog is a King Charles and he weighs like 22 pounds and I would like to add fish oil to his food also.

Maybe 2 for Manny at each feeding and 1 for Max?

Do I just put the whole thing in or do I puncture and squirt the oil on the food?

I feel stupid asking these dumb questions but it is what it is!

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My dogs eat the whole capsule, they love it! Yes your dosage would be fine.
Of topic: Do you have access to natural fresh tree branches? The cage looks like there is only one perch in there? I put fresh sassafras in my bird cages, they love to chew the bark and the branches are usually twisted, with lots of limb shape/sizes so works the different pressure points on their feet. Most trees are safe. The only ones I stay away from is oak, cherry and anything that possibly has been sprayed.

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I just give him the whole pill - I think he actually enjoys the taste of it - how I no clue. My guy is 75 lbs and we do a max of 4 a day - you may want to start at 1 per meal for a bit and then up it to two if that doesn't help.


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There are 3 diff sized wood perches. A long flexable rope one that goes around from the front of the cage over and under two wood perches and then back to the front.

I will see if he wants to add fresh branches. Ive had this bird for awile and he absolutley hates anything new in his cage or anywhere close to it really. He wants no toys or ladders and will scream his head off if I put anything in there!!

I will try it out and see what happens. What kinda birds do you have?
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There are 3 diff sized wood perches. A long flexable rope one that goes around from the front of the cage over and under two wood perches and then back to the front.

I will see if he wants to add fresh branches. Ive had this bird for awile and he absolutley hates anything new in his cage or anywhere close to it really. He wants no toys or ladders and will scream his head off if I put anything in there!!

I will try it out and see what happens. What kinda birds do you have?
I figured there was more than the large one that shows up in the pic. But birds do love to chew, one reason I put natural fresh branches in. You could try setting the perches near the cage for a few days so birdie gets use to it.
I have an African Grey, a Senegal, a lovebird and a pair of budgies at this time, but use to have several different types of parrots. Where I use to work, we bred Quakers...adorable, especially when they are babies. I loved handfeeding them!

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I use Grizzly Salmon Oil that comes in a pump bottle. (I also use a humidifier in the room our African Grey usually is)
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I went and got some fish oil this morning. It is spring valley all natural regular strength 1000mg.

Looking into a honeywell whole house steam humidifier that will become part of our hvac system.

Gonna go find some branches soon. Quakers are my favorite because of their small size and talking ability. Hes not a dusty bird but we all can benefit from a humidifier.

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You will find a HUGE difference iwth a humidifier.

I have a grey and a quaker and this is my first house with a "built in" humidifier. Now there's still feathers and dust, but the amount is SIGNIFICANTLY less than when I just had a room humidifier and air purifier.

How's you pup with the quaker?

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Yeah made up my mind and will install the humidifier. The dogs completly ignore him when in his cage. If he is out the dogs go outside or in their kennels. Does your grey and quaker get along?

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Manny is now 9 1/2 months old and 80 pounds. He was neutered today and had his hips xrayed. Vet says he has a bad left hip .

Just wanted to update and show his xray.

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