Tips To Help Your Parrots Through Christmas Gatherings


My elderly galah, Cocky Boy is in position for my annual Christmas pic.


My birds aren’t getting a stack of awesome new toys for Christmas this year. Sounds a bit lousy of me, doesn’t it? I’ve got a good reason for this though.


Christmas is actually a very stressful time for a lot of pet birds. It definitely is for my flock. My extended family tend to descend on my house at Christmas for a large gathering. It doesn’t end there either. The day after ...


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The Trouble With Talking Parrots…


Rainbow Lorikeets


We’ve all got one of those people in our lives. Who hasn’t got a lovely person who has a knack for calling you at the worst possible moment? Like when you’re elbow deep is dirty dishwater, like when you’re watching a movie and it reaches the important bit, like when you’re trying to convince your parrot that it wants a syringe full of medication (without being bitten) or when you’ve just sat down to a meal you’ve spent hours preparing.


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Does Your Bird Have A Pet?


Blue and Gold Macaw with Assorted Goldfish


There are times when it amazes me just what will upset a companion parrot. The smallest thing can seem to set off the world’s biggest tantrum. The latest cause for tantrums in my house just happens to be my pet goldfish.


I got rid of my outdoor pond. I got sick of fighting the wild birds, who somehow managed to get past the wire grille I’d set up to protect the resident goldfish. I moved my goldfish indoors, ...


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Have You Got a Talking Bird Story?

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"Fid", my Blue and Gold Macaw

Anyone who lives with an Eclectus can tell you how loud he or she can get when they want their voice to be heard. My male eclectus, Pepi can be heard about 2 streets away when he really gets going. Fid, my Blue and Gold Macaw is learning to talk; I’ve been discovering the joys of owning a bird that can be heard from the local shops. That’s definitely more than 2 streets away! ...

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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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Can Parrots Talk on Cue? A Great Example!

More than likely at this point, you are well aware that parrots can talk, but many people don’t realize how easy it is to get your parrot to talk on cue (even if they only know a few words like our Cockatoo does).

Now, you don’t have to train them to be in a show, but imagine the fun you can have showing him off to your friends and family if your parrot can talk like this!

This footage was taken from our parrot training show, ParrotFX.  Bandit currently says just a handful of words in the show, ...

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