Persistent Parrot Behaviors

We have gotten several questions in the past couple of weeks where people are asking for help in handling their bird’s persistent behaviors. Calling a bird persistent is almost an understatement. When they get an idea in their head it is difficult to get them to part with it. Sometimes it turns into the ultimate battle of wills between a bird and their human.

We have all been there: the bird tries to walk off with ...

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5 Tips To Help You Survive Your Bird’s Hormonal Madness

Parrots can be very unpredictable under the influence of hormones!

I feel very fortunate. So far, the breeding season has been kind to my birds and, in turn, to me. There hasn’t been nearly as much drama as is customary during this time of year. Each season is different, and there is no way to be certain how intensely our birds will be affected by the dreaded hormones. I hope ...

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Medicating Your Bird: Everything You Need To Know

Compared to our other pets, birds live a very long time. At some point you will need to administer a medication to your parrot and it is something that you will want to be prepared for when that time comes.

I won’t lie – the first time is not easy. Your bird is sick and grumpy and not feeling at all like being cooperative. You are nervous and without confidence in what you are trying to do. ...

 

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How to go about training foster parrots

Cutie-Pie. HE IS SO CUTE!

Cutie-Pie (and me). HE IS SO CUTE!

To be honest, I had NO idea how to start training fosters. I tried with every one of them, but never made any progress whatsoever at first. Training fosters was a bit different than training my own birds. I know I already wrote about the importance of time when working with new birds. That’s one of the reasons I tend to foster birds I know personally, ...

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The Second Biggest Mistake We Make With Our Birds


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A while back I wrote an article about the biggest mistake we make with our birds. This article is about our second biggest mistake…

This is a mistake that we make with the best of intentions. It can sideline our plans for our birds, cause us to lose their trust and cause them to lose their willingness to expand their horizons.

It is – impatience.

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Introducing My 5 Budgies

Male green budgie, Robin.

Male green budgie, Robin.

Not sure how all of this happened, a year ago I remember saying I like budgies and would like one of my own…somehow I ended up with 5. First there was Snowball and Robin, two males with a complicated relationship. They were aviary bred and raised birds but bought as pets about 6 months before I adopted them. Life in a small cage and a human trying to handle them ...

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