Save Money... Buy a Perch, Cancel Those Expensive Appointments

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Camelot macaw "Tusa" I didn’t realize that pet shops and other places alike offer nail trimming services to pet owners. It was just the other week ago that I was at a place and the lady that came in brought her amazon parrot and african grey for some much needed nail trims.   The birds wings w...
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Bandit's Toe: The Final Heal

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Eugene, OR Shown: Bandit's healing toenail growing in I'm so happy to report that Bandit's toe is completely healed. The toe nail is growing in, and is about half way grown (well, okay, maybe a bit less than that...) and has turned the proper color and everything. We're so thrilled, so happy and so relieved.   Pho...
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What to do When Your Parrot's Toe Gets Squished

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Savannah, GA dressing room With a bandaged toe: Galah "Bandit" I can't tell you how many times I've almost shut the door on my parrot's foot or toes. And then there's the amount of times I actually have done it. C'mon, don't give me that reaction, you've done or almost done it too! Our parrots are fast, they wedg...
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Trendy Birds

Photo by David Location: Orlando, FL Hangin' with Me: Grey Parrot "Cressi", Blue Throat Macaw "Jinx" & Camelot Macaw "Comet"   Ever notice how I'm almost always wearing a hoody or sweatshirt of some kind in most of my parrot photos? There's a reason for that! Actually, a few reasons... the first is that the birds can land anywhere on me a...
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No More Nail Trimming!

Photo by Chris Biro Location: Moab, UT Parrots Pictured: Shamrock Macaw "Buckle" and Blue Throated Macaw "Gleam"   I recently found out through an avian vet that a free flighted bird who flies outside should not have its nails clipped due to being able to grasp its landing spots more securely outside. That doesn't mean I want my birds landing i...
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Cuttlebone and Calcium Perches

In my opinion, cuttlebone perches are one of the best inventions for parrots of all-time! My entire flock loves these perches in every flavor. I love giving my birds the colored perch that matches them. For example, I tend to mix it up but I find it a great photo opportunity to give Cash, my military macaw, a kiwi flavored cuttlebone perch so th...
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