Using Australian Native Foliage and Branches in Your Aviaries

Short-billed Corella enjoying Eucalyptus nuts.


It was like Christmas for my birds at my place last week. It was what I fondly refer to as “Psychotic branch week”. It’s usually an annual event, although sometimes it happens twice a year. It’s not planned (I wish it was) and it isn’t consistently at the same time of year.


It’s not general knowledge but it is actually illegal to take branches and foliage from trees that are on public property ...


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The Importance of Natural Sunlight for Your Parrot

Blue and Gold Macaws

I heard a disturbing fact the other day: this will be the first generation of children that might NOT outlive their parents.  The generation referred to is the preschool and grade school children, and those to be born to couples currently in their 20’s.  When you think about it, it really isn’t that surprising.
There are many, many households where both parents need to be working full-time, in which children must fend for themselves at mealtimes.  It is much easier and safer for them to use the ...

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Halloween is for the Birds!

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE spending holidays with my birds! They are so much fun and there is some desensitization that comes with sharing the holiday with your parrots. I immediately assumed (so not to be disappointed) that my birds might be scared...

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