Tips and Tricks for Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Bird

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Pictured: Camelot macaw "Comet" and Blue throated macaw "Jinx"   Sadly, in the bird world, most people only get their bird wet as either a form of punishment (which by the way, DOESN’T WORK so stop punishing if you do this!) or in a forceful bath that they assume their bird won’t otherwise take.   We all ...
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Toucan Diets: Where to Find Them

Photo from www.pe.com Toucans are becoming more and more popular as family members in the household. I tend to find newer diets on the market for them every time I go to buy - like recently. So I thought I'd offer a spot where you could find various toucan diets, so you know exactly where to find them.   Toucan Pellet Diets: Mazuri ZuLife...
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Keeping Your Bird Busy

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Lacey, WA Pictured: From left; Galah "Bandit", CAG "Cressi" and top Galah "Bondi" Back in October I stayed at my brother in law's house for two days at the end of the month. I was traveling with my entire flock at the time and had three medium sized birds with me. Two rose breasted cockatoos (Bondi and Bandit) and ...
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The Difference in Diet: Pellets

When it comes to your bird’s diet – do your research and thoroughly! For all of Fiji’s life (my Swainson Toucan) she has been on a Mazuri pellet diet (the rest of her diet is explained in detail here) but right now I want the focus of this post to be on her pellet diet only.    Photo by Jamieleigh Mazuri Toucan Pellets We picked this diet becau...
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A Tip For Weaning Parrots

Although sunflower seeds are fattening, I want my birds to like them so I have something in good size to use for training purposes. So, during the weaning process, I introduce a limited amount of sunflower seeds along with real foods. I’ve always started with “mushy” foods since baby birds are used to eating formula. It has been very easy to g...
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The Proper Diet for a Swainson Toucan

  Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Of: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" If you thought a parrot's diet was strict, wait until you hear about a Swainson Toucan's diet! I am going to use the term "toucan" in reference to a Swainson toucan as that is all I have personally ever owned. I assume this diet is for most, if not all, toucans but tha...
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