Our Newest Flock Members: 4 Sun Conures

I've gotta be honest, when the breeder sent us the photos of our baby sun conures we thought it was an old picture... assumed they were much older.  So since caring for feather-less birds is way over my head - I haven't been playing a huge role in their care and have left it up to the those who know what they're doing - like my hubby! However, I...
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Why Not to "Baby" Baby Birds

Photo by David Location: Coney Island, NY Baby bird: Blue and gold macaw "Coco" For my friend Gary, I am bird sitting a baby blue and gold macaw named Coco for a couple months. Coco is super sweet, as all baby birds are, and watching her for my friend is making me really realize where people can go wrong with their own baby birds.  For whate...
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Spoon Feeding Baby Birds

Hand feeding a baby bird can be very, very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Which is why when people ask me about the methods of doing it, I most often say spoon feeding is a safer alternative as there is less chance of suffocating the baby bird. But everything has its pros and cons, its dangers and outcomes. However, I did want ...
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Creating the Strongest Bond with Your Bird: Flight Training

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida In Flight: Galah "Bandit" Speaking from personal experience with a variety of birds, I believe the strongest bond you can create with your bird is through flight training. Baby birds in the nest learn how to fly from their parents and that is what they want to achieve from the second they are born. Ins...
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