Got A Bird Who Likes To Escape Through A Food Bowl Door?


Male Eclectus Parrot: The “I just unlatched the food bowl door and climbed out but are you going to stop me from escaping?” look.


There seems to be one in most people’s flocks. The evil-minded escape artist. You know the bird. The one that you think is safely resting in their cage but is secretly biding their time waiting for the chance to unlatch their door when you aren’t looking. That’s nothing though. If they get bored with a simple escape, they’ll go and ...


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Tips To Help You Recover A Lost Bird

Wild Rainbow lorikeets checking out my female lorikeets.


It’s that fun time of year again (here in the Southern Hemisphere). You know the time I mean? The time when your visitors see your lorikeet doing a hormonal war dance on your ponytail and delightedly tell you how you should hold still because this is going to make the best YouTube video ever… Sometimes it’s hard to like Spring! It’s easy to see why people are desperately looking for ...


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When Your Parrot Flies Away…

African grey, Cressi, in free flight

Last week, Chris, a member of the Birdtricks community, posted a horrifying message on facebook that his beloved african grey, Kendi, had flown off. We were heartbroken for him because we knew how much love, time and effort he had put into turning Kendi into the trusting bird he had become. There were many issues to be worked through in the beginning of their union, but diligence and dedication had finally paid off and the two shared a wonderful, while hard won, relationship.

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4 Reasons To Socialize Your Bird

Blue and gold macaws with Chet

Just as it is our responsibility to feed our birds properly and keep them physically fit and mentally enriched, we must see that our birds are willing to interact with all people in a variety of different circumstances. There are several good reasons to keep your bird well socialized, here are four:

1) One of the most common complaints people have about their birds, and one that often lands them in a rescue, is that the bird is closely bonded with only one individual in the ...

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