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Controlling Seasonal Bird Noise

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Male King Parrot. He nests close to my house and is constantly talking to my Eclectus from this tree. (Pepi taught him to talk by yelling “Hello” over and over when he was nesting here a few years ago).

 

When the warmer months come, there is one difficult part about living where your pet birds also live wild. That problem? Noise!

 

Every year, as spring arrives – the increase in wild bird visitors to my place is significant. Sometimes they come as a flock and ...

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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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Helping A Bird That Won’t Interact With Anyone Or Anything

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Morgy foraging on her zombie playstand.

 

In my last post, I mentioned that my Galah/Rosebreasted Cockatoo had suffered from something I called “learned helplessness”. I said how happy I was that she had taken possession of my new parrot stand because that’s a big deal when you have a bird like Morgy. A few people pounced on that and sent me questions saying that their birds also don’t play and should they be worried about that? How do ...

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Tips For Keeping Your Bird Busy And How To Make Parrot Toys Last

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Tips For Keeping Your Bird Busy And How To Make Parrot Toys Last

 If you have been following my blog posts, you’ll know that I have a Blue and Gold Macaw who excels at getting into trouble. This has become a significant problem for me, especially since he has...

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Staying One Step Ahead of an Escape Artist Bird

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Have you ever sat back and thought that you had everything under control and that you’re doing pretty well with your birds? Thought that your flock is happily occupied, playing with foraging toys, enjoying their amazing diet while rattling off their extensive vocabularies at each other? Thought that while they were busy in their respective aviaries that it was safe to leave them to it and go out for ...

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