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Photo Contest: Bird Reflections in Christmas Ornaments

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Photo Contest: Bird Reflections in Christmas Ornaments

This month we’re hosting a photo contest! The theme is Your Bird’s Reflection Captured in a Christmas Ornament. Here are some examples of what this looks like, and where I got the inspiration for this theme: Winners will receive: A digital copy of our Cooking For Parrots cookbook set featuring a Healthy Holidays book, and a Sharing the Table with Your Bird book. This is not just a set of three cookbooks, but a complete parrot nutritional course, too. Everything we know about the parrot diet is included in these books; and most importantly we include our seasonal feeding system...

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Must-Know Things That Set African Greys Apart From Other Parrots

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Must-Know Things That Set African Greys Apart From Other Parrots

I don’t usually write articles that are species specific. Sure, they generate website traffic – everyone wants to know more about their own bird.  But the reality is that most parrot species are so similar to the other parrot species that the articles are all interchangeable: “Things You Should Know About Your (insert bird species here).” They all require a good diet, toys, proper caging and a caring human for all the same reasons. When I do write species specific articles it is because that species possesses traits that are unique, misunderstood or overlooked. The African Grey most definitely qualifies...

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Keeping Your Bird Comfortable Until You Can Get to The Vet

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Keeping Your Bird Comfortable Until You Can Get to The Vet

No matter how conscientious and careful a bird guardian you are, accidents can, and do, happen. We can’t control everything, but we should all know to respond when it does happen. It has been a long standing joke that your bird will only require vet assistance when their office is closed. It’s funny because it’s true. Most people work during the weekdays and it is the nights and weekends that we spend the most time with our birds. It stands to reason that it would be then we see illness in them and have them out of their cages, where/when...

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Teach Your Parrot to Talk More

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Teach Your Parrot to Talk More

This video is relative to parrots who already talk on their own, but whom you would like to encourage to talk more and grow their vocabulary as well as talk for your attention. If your bird doesn't talk already, you can grab a copy of our Flock Talk course. It's designed to teach your bird to talk or broaden your bird's vocabulary if he/she already has one.   Buy Flock Talk: Stop Screaming, Start Talking

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Low Level Toxins in the Parrot Environment

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Low Level Toxins in the Parrot Environment

About five years ago, the avian community was buzzing about two African greys that had died suddenly within twenty minutes of each other after eating grapes imported from Chile where there is little regulation and farming methods make it impossible to eliminate pesticides from food grown there.Several months later, a flock of four green cheek conures succumbed to fumes when floors were being polyurethaned at the opposite end of the house. The owners of the birds didn’t get them far enough away. These two tragic events are examples of acute toxicity. Thankfully, little by little, people are learning about the...

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