My Parrot Family

Location: Orlando, FL My Parrot Family Members: (From left) Military Macaw "Cash", Camelot Macaw "Comet", Blue Throated Macaw "Jinx", Congo African Grey "Cressi", Camelot Macaw "Tusa", Galah "Bandit", Galah "Bondi" Not Pictured: Toucan "Fiji" & Parakeets (toucans eat small birds) I was pretty shocked myself when I was able to get this pho...
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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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Sprouting For Parrots

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Of: Sprouts for parrots After hearing talk about peanuts being very unhealthy for parrots, I got into a "health-nut" state (no pun intended) and called up a very good friend who is very knowledgable of parrots. I was on a quest to find the healthiest foods for my birds - she suggested sprouting among ot...
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Waldorf Salad For Your Bird

You can pretty much always find a bird on me no matter what I am doing. Well, over the holidays I made all the dinner for my family and one goody I decided to make was waldorf salad. But I changed the recipe a little to make it a bit more "parrot friendly".   Here are the "regular" ingredients modified by what I did: 1/2 cup chopped, slightly ...
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Start Socializing Your Bird Early On

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Holding: Baby Camelot Macaws "Tusa" and "Comet"   For the holidays I went to my parents' house. Now... my parents aren't really bird people. My mom had birds as a kid (lovebird, parakeet and cockatiel) and my dad had none. He's pretty intimidated by parrots in general, actually (more-so macaws).   ...
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Getting Your Parrot Into a Travel Cage

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Las Vegas, NV In Travel Cage: Blue Throated Macaw "Jinx"   Getting your parrot to go into a travel cage can be pretty rough sometimes... especially when you haven't done it except for to take your bird to the vet, which isn't the best experience of your bird's life...   My parrots are just fine going into their tra...
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