Toxins: Household and Environmental

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Smiling: Blue and Gold Macaw "Chayko"  My parrots are just like kids, and I know that for most if not all bird owners, yours are too. Even if you already have kids, they're just like kids and if you don't, even moreso. Above is an image of my blue and gold macaw, Chayko. He was...
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Fiji's New Favorite Playtime: Shredded Newspaper

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Playmate: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   Fiji is my four year old Swainson Toucan. I've raised her since she was six months old and she is so different from my parrots. Everything from her mannerisms to what she likes to eat in her diet, to her entire diet completely, actually! Mos...
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Nail Trimming

When it comes to trimming my own parrot's nails, I'm a total wuss. I don't want to associated with an experience that my birds could find negative. So, I find it easiest to provide my birds with the neccessary supplies to keep their nails finely trimmed themselves. These supplies include an array of different types, textures, diameters, lengths ...
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A Trick to Getting your Parrot to Eat Healthy

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Eater: Rose Breasted Cockatoo "Bondi"   My galah is the last of my flock who chooses to eat anything that might even be considered healthy for her. She won't try anything new unless I try it first and only wants a piece of whatever I touched, not the next one on the plate. Well, I finally got he...
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Bathing Your Parrot Properly

I've always had a very diverse flock. Because of this, all my birds have reacted differently to certain aspects of thier life. For instance; bathing. My larger parrots such as my Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Galah), Congo African Grey, Blue and Gold Macaws, Military Macaw, and Swainson Toucans have always preferred to either bathe in the natura...
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