Florida Water Sucks

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Drinking: Hyacinth Macaw "Hymie" I was recently partaking in a game night at my neighbors house when the topic of water came up. My neighbors Dash and Nancy have been going to school for engineering at the university here and Nancy hates the sink water. "I can SMELL it!" she has always said which is the same ...
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Growing and Picking Your Bird’s Food

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Centralia, WA Freshly picked blackberries  Recently it has been peach and blackberry season up in Washington state and I’ve had a ball berry picking with my niece and nephew. Not to mention my brother and sister in law have been talking about planting a garden which I’ve recently thought would be so cool. I went ...
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Feather Plucking and Chewing: How to Help & Prevent it

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Kent, WA In the mirror: Galah "Bondi" Feather plucking and chewing, also over-preening has too many causes to name but many of them can be emotional causes from what the bird has been through in the past. These are much harder to work out so I’m going to go from the stand point of how to prevent your bird from ev...
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Malnutrition in Parrots and What to Do About it

Photo by Dave Location: Loveland, Colorado Pictured eating corn and brown rice: Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa" Every once in a while a parrot related article will catch my eye and a recent on on malnutrition in parrots caught it this week. So I wanted to talk about the signs and symptoms of malnutrition, and what to do about it. First, ...
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Vet Techs

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Eugene, OR Leaning in for a goodbye kiss: Galah "Bondi"  While touring with Ringling I got the privilege of working with an amazing veterinary technician by the name of Jessica. She was only with us for a few months, but my birds absolutely fell in love with her and she was amazing with them. I was so sad to see ...
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Fruit and Veggie Parrot Popsicles!

Photo by Heather Scott Shown: Green wing macaw I was chatting with my friend Heather Scott when she sent me some pictures of the parrots she's working with and their frozen fruit and veggie lollies as she called them. I was so excited about her invention that I asked her to share it with me so I could pass it along on my blog. She was more th...
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