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Things I wish I Had Known When I First Got A Parrot

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Things I wish I Had Known When I First Got A Parrot

People who are new to parrot keeping will agree on one thing: having a bird in the house is a challenge. There is a lot of reading you should do to understand a bird’s needs and wants, and how to keep them safe in the human environment. This is all vital information.

Here, though, are some tips that I have stumbled across during my own journey with my birds that you won’t find in the parrot care books. I wish I had known these things from the beginning…

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Teaching Your Bird To Play Independently

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Teaching Your Bird To Play Independently

I remember seeing a heart-wrenching meme a few years ago that left a huge impact on me. It pictured a bird inside a cage: “You have your job, your family, your friends. I only have you.” I actually lay awake that night thinking about the truth of it. How many bird spend the majority of their days, unmotivated and inactive, waiting for their humans to come home from work?

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How To Get Your Bird Past A Fear Of Objects: A Step By Step Guide

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How To Get Your Bird Past A Fear Of Objects: A Step By Step Guide

 Back some years ago after Linus first came to live with me it took me a while to get to know his likes and dislikes. I did a lot of experimenting with different toy types to determine what he liked to play with most. There were good choices and bad at first. Mostly, bad choices were toys that he was disinterested in, but there was one toy that he showed a genuine ...

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Your First Month With Your New Parrot

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Your First Month With Your New Parrot

Your bird’s behavior in the first few days…

It is always highly recommended that anyone considering getting a bird deeply research the species they are interested in before bringing her home. It will help you make the right decision about which bird will work best in your home. However, this information will not be helpful in the weeks immediately following your bird’s arrival. For the time being, you should throw any expectations out the window.

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Parrot “Quirks”: Which To Accept, Which To Change

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Linus HAS to be the holder of the keys - even when they are Jamie's.

Linus HAS to be the holder of the keys – even when they are Jamie’s.

Parrots are weird. They are. No matter how long we may have lived with a particular bird, there are days that they will do things to confound us. Many of a bird’s activities, and the reasoning behind them, are a mystery to we humans; but the waters of understanding get ...

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