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The Hardest Thing About “Owning” Birds…

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The newest member of my flock – Charlie (Galah/Rosebreasted Cockatoo)

 

As I type this, the newest member of my flock, Charlie the galah is with his avian vet and I’m not sure that he’s coming home. I’m sitting next to my mobile phone waiting for news. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve checked to see if my phone is working. I know I charged it but maybe it has gone flat super fast? Nope. It’s working. It’s also too soon for the ...

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When Wild Birds Move Into Non-Traditional Habitat

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Two of my birds bathing under a sprinkler. (For those who are concerned about water conservation: I use tank water.)

 

One of my flock’s favourite ways to bathe is outside under a sprinkler. I set the sprinkler up on top of their aviaries and let the water fall down on them just like rain would. Everyone except for my macaw happily screams and shouts and plays under it. My eclectus gets as close to the sprinkler as possible as he prefers to ...

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Do You Break Bird Cage Wheels Frequently?

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Here’s to that wonderful moment when a cage wheel snaps off and you can see another is about to follow the one that just rolled away…

 

I don’t know who started the trend of putting cheap castor wheels on the bottom of indoor bird cages but I think it’s safe to say that I have called that person every expletive I know (and a few I made up) on more than one occasion. I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in this. The wheels ...

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Do All Of Your Birds Get Along?

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Lori, one of my female Rainbow Lorikeets.

 

I’m finding this post hard to write. I messed up and got bit, a nasty evil little knick on my middle knuckle. I’m a bleeder. So think half a box of bandaids, which seems ridiculous for such a small cut. Ever tried to type with fingers that won’t bend due to bandaids? I’m giving autocorrect way to many chances to change the meaning of my sentences today.

 

I live with three lorikeets. Lori and Dori are two female ...

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An Easy Foliage To Use With Pet Birds

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My Blue and Gold Macaw “Fid”, likes to drag grass up to his sleeping platform and roll in it.

 

Having seen photos in recent blog posts or on the BirdTricks.com Facebook page, a few people have been asking about the foliage in my cages? What exactly is it? What do the birds do with it? What do I do to prepare it before I give it to them?

 

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