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A Pet Parrot Isn’t for Everyone

A Pet Parrot Isn’t for Everyone

Good Pet Parrots Don’t Just Happen Is a pet parrot right for everyone? Absolutely not! In the past years there have been newspaper articles and television programs proclaiming parrots as an easy-care pet. Whoever produced these articles and programs either never owned a parrot, or if they

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Potty Training Your Bird In 72 Hours

Potty Training Your Bird In 72 Hours

Parrots in the wild develop a habit of defecating in certain areas and under certain conditions as a matter of survival. We know most breeding hens will sit on eggs all night long without leaving the nest and defecating. We know parrots that are territorial during their

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Potential Household Perils to Your Parrot

Potential Household Perils to Your Parrot

By Richard Horvitz It is important to understand some potential perils pertaining to parrot possession that may not apply to other pets. What follows is a list of household dangers to your parrot that you may or may not be aware of. 1. Teflon Teflon is DANGEROUS

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Components of a Nutritious Bird Diet

Components of a Nutritious Bird Diet

By Vanessa Rolfe, DVM, Dipl.ABVP Is YOUR bird getting what it needs to live a long, healthy life? utrition is a very important part of how we can shape health in our companion birds and keep them thriving. Many of the health problems that I see in

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Why Bird Toys Are Important

Why Bird Toys Are Important Many bird owners take great care in providing an enticing and nutritional diet for their birds. Additionally, they physically play and cuddle with their birds and spend hours teaching them to talk, sing and whistle. However, many birds belong to a single parent or parents who both work

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Feather Picking Plaguing Your Parrot?

Feather Picking Plaguing Your Parrot?   Feather picking or plucking (of­ten called “Feather Destruction Behavior” or FDB) is a problem that plagues many of our compan­ion parrots. It apparently does not affect wild parrots and seems to be a ‘disease of captivity.” It can exist to a

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Companion Parrot Ownership: What You Need to Know

It never ceases to amaze me how many people approach me when I am out and about with my 12 year old Umbrella Cockatoo who begin with, “I used to have a (insert type of parrot here) but I had to get rid of it because (insert

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