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, wha...
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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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When You Have a Bird That Won't Fly...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Blue throated macaw "Jinx", Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa"   I received this question after the entry of mine No Excuses: Ideas for exercising your bird.   Hey, I read your article on exercising bird by flying them. But my question is how do you get a bird to exercise by flying (even just in...
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The Myth of the Head Bob

When a bird bobs his head, many people assume it's because the bird is begging for food and is really hungry. But I'm about to show you video as proof this isn't the case. In fact, birds of all different age ranges bob their heads for many different reasons. I even received this comment after posting this entry, which I found very interesting ...
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Parrots in the Press!

Photo by Chad Batka, NY Times Location: Coney Island, NY Pictured: Swainson Toucan "Fiji" Recently the New York Times came out and followed us and our flock around for an entire day to see what a day in the life on an average Sunday would be for us. Along the way our birds were featured quite a bit so I thought I'd share some of the pictures!...
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More is Better: Bird Toys for Travel Days

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Waco, Texas Upside down: Blue throated macaw "Jinx" This is my macaw Jinx in his traveling cage for when we drive from one place to another. For more images of how my birds currently travel from place to place, check out more of my photos on flickr. Whenever we are traveling from one place to another, and it's q...
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