Blueberry's Tiny Bird Seed Mix

Before we get into the subject matter of this post, let’s take a minute to talk about seed in the parrot diet… In the wild, every parrot species consumes seed daily. It has many health benefits, which will be discussed further down, and yet in the world of companion parrots, it is utterly vilified.  The concerns are not without merit, however. ...
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Why Do Birds Need Pellets?

  If you are paying attention to your bird’s diet (and I know you are because you are reading this) you know that proper diet is crucial to a parrot’s health. The nutrients packed into a science-based vegetable diet like BirdTricks’ Seasonal Feeding System will not only maintain good health but will ward off future problems: the fact is, the ma...
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Cold Weather Skin And Feather Care | Using Aloe on Parrots

The winter months are some of the driest months of the year. Not only are the natural humidity levels typically down during these months, but heating systems further deplete the air of moisture. The result can be dry, itchy skin for everyone – humans and parrots alike. Typically, when our skin gets dry, we grab some hand or body lotion. But whe...
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Custom Pet Portraits

Check out this awesome custom pet portrait by West and Willow. I got a physical framed version of this and it's on its way to my home. I cannot wait to feature it in a video soon on a wall. Just gotta find the wall space, haha... It was so easy to use their website - I simply selected my background, frame color and uploaded my photo(s) and it w...
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Treat Size

I get asked a lot about ideal treat sizes for birds to train with and often times in our masterclasses I will see people trying to use something the size of a nutriberry or a half almond for a single repetition. An ideal treat is: Something eaten/consumed QUICKLY (so the bird doesn't forget what he/she did to earn it in the first pl...
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Flight Training CLIPPED Birds: IT CAN BE DONE!

The fact that the last two of my Freestyle Flyer students trained birds that were clipped at the fledging age to be their outdoor flyers (and fantastic ones at that! Check out Tango and Sunshine, two blue and gold macaws that were both clipped during the fledging age who still learned to fly!) inspired me to express this message even further: CL...
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