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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Socializing: The One Person Bird

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Pals: Military Macaw "Cash" Meet Cash, our 2 year old military macaw (male). When we got Cash, we got two other macaws at the same time; Jersey and Chayko (female and male, sister and brother, blue and gold macaws). Because there were three birds, Dave and I split the bill. I mainly worked with Cha...
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Baby Blue Throated Macaws: Getting Color

 Photo by Katherine B. Location: Naples, Florida Siblings: Blue Throated Macaws My baby blue throated macaw is growing up! He or she is finally looking blue and the nice black beak is showing. Looks like they have to grow into their feet now! Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She...
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One Bird or Two?

Most people, when buying their first bird, think to get a second one so the first doesn’t get lonely. But then they fall into the groove of, “My bird doesn’t want anything to do with me” and that’s because you got it a friend. This friend goes through it all with them, and he trusts his birdie companion over you. If you just want your bird for l...
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Cage Size

When buying a cage for your bird, you need to know the correct bar spacing. This varies depending on the size and capability of your bird. Ideally, pet parrots should be provided an outdoor aviary as large as possible. Birds are made to fly and their entire bodies are built around flight - it's essential for their physical and mental health and ...
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Wing Clipping: Animal Cruelty?

  This blog isn't for me to force my opinions on anyone; it's to bring up topics for you to actually think about that you may have not given any thought before. Wing clipping is such a serious topic for bird owners or soon-to-be bird owners. I don't think people quite grasp how essential and important flight is to our feathered friends. Fledg...
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