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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The Importance of Foot Toys

I’ve personally never paid much attention to foot toys for my parrots. I used to and they always ended up at the bottom of the cage catching droppings more than any action. So, I just stopped getting them. Among foraging-specific toys, foot toys are designed to keep your bird busy for long periods of time and are great if you’re gone more of th...
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My Parrots Wear Me Out!

Photo by David Location: Holland America Line Wearing me out: Congo African Grey “Cressi” Do you feel like your parrot has more energy than you do? By the time you get to him or her, he or she is just wearing you out? That’s how I felt when my above picture was taken. I had just finished saying, “You are wearing me out, Cressi!” before I face p...
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