Bathe Your Birds!

Dave and I were spending the day cleaning out the aviaries outside when I decided to give the parakeets a spray bottle bath inside and then thought, maybe I should offer my macaws outside a mist down since it was such a hot day out... so I did... Cash, my military macaw, immediately went in the opposite direction telling me that the spray bott...
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Performing Parrots

Some parrots (like the Sulfphur Crested Cockatoo in the video above) LOVE performing tricks for people like you and me. Others are quite camera and crowd shy, and that's OK, too. But for those parrots that love being the "hams" and center of attention... they should be allowed to show off their skills to all that are willing to watch. These...
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Over Socialization

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Seattle, WA Socializing with Brian Cook: Galahs "Bondi" and "Bandit", African Grey "Cressi"   I was always under the impression it was good to socialize your bird to as many different people as possible so you wouldn’t rear an unfriendly or “one person” bird. I never knew you could over socialize your pet parrot – ...
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How to Spend More Time With Your Pet Parrot

It can overwhelming thinking about how much of your time your pet parrot requires. Is 30 minutes a day enough if I dedicate it all to my bird? Is two hours more likely? What is too much? When it comes to a parrot, to them, there is no such thing as "too much time together". Heck, if it wasn't dangerous for my birds to be with me 24/7, they proba...
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Convincing Your Parents to Get a Pet Parrot

  Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Key Largo, Florida Friends: Umbrella Cockatoo and Moluccan Cockatoo The main reasons most parents do not want their kids to get a pet parrot, is because they don’t want to have to be the ones to take care of it. Parrots can be high maintenance pets as they need plenty of space, fresh food and water often and lo...
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