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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Outdoor Aviary Concerns: Bugs and Wild Bird Diseases

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Outside on a foraging tree: Blue and gold macaw "Tiko" I’m an AVID believer in supplying your bird with real sunlight that only an outdoor aviary can provide, however, “aviary rules” are different based on where you live. How often your bird can even use one is dependent on the weather wherever you live, ...
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Getting Your Bird to Spend MORE Time INSIDE Its Cage

Photo by Dave Location: Little Rock Zoo, AR Shown: Catalina Macaw I recently got asked how to get a bird to enjoy being in its cage more, so to want to spend more time in there. Now, I definitely want my birds to enjoy being in their cages so that they aren’t miserable in their so-called “bedrooms”, and so that they won’t refuse to go back in...
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Life Changes

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Corpus Cristi, TX Perched: Military Macaw "Cash" Recently I've had some pretty huge life changes. It made me see things a bit differently and made some big changes for all of my birds. Something that happened was I was in preshow and one of the girls that trains and works with horses came up to me and said, "You ...
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Are You Prepared?

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Shown: My cat Ninja, my birds in travel cages and the rest of the circus waiting out tornado warnings  I've seen articles where people talk about being prepared for natural disasters and home evacuations. I've never really taken them seriously, I've always thought, "That won't happen to m...
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Everything Happens for a Reason: Keeping Your Bird

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Carbondale, IL Pictured: Galah "Bandit" & Military Macaw "Crash" I'm one of those people that says, "Everything happens for a reason." we may not understand that reason til later, which is usually always the case. I've found that there's signs in life that subtly tell you what path you should be going down. ...
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