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Calcium Rich Veggies For Parrots

What You Need To Know About Calcium Deficiency In Parrots

Pet Bird Nutrition By: Diane Burroughs Calcium is a vital mineral along with phosphorous, magnesium and others. In fact, it is the most abundant mineral found in the body of birds. It helps to build and maintain the skeletal structure and in the metabolism of Vitamin D. It also has a role to play in […]

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parrot sleep needs

Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep?

Do you know your bird sleep needs? Daylight versus darkness hours vary as little as 7 minutes on the equator – so in the peak of winter, there are are 12 hrs 4 minutes of darkness while in the height of summer darkness may only be 11 hrs. 56 minutes. But that changes the farther […]

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For The Love Of Birds

#SummerOfParrots For The Love Of Birds

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parrot health

D-R-O-P Approach for Bird Burns

A common parrot accident is bird burns.  Painful liquid, chemical & electric burns require immediate attention. Discover important advice to save your bird.  Burns are very serious and extremely painful.  A burned bird needs immediate veterinary care to minimize shock, manage pain and prevent secondary infections. If your bird has suffered a burn – take […]

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bird car seat

Pet Friendly Vacations: RV Travel With Your Bird

by Diane Burroughs It’s holiday time, and for many of us that means it’s time to pack up the RV, hit the road and explore for a couple of weeks! RV’s are a great way to experience pet friendly vacations. And while taking your birds with you can make your trip a fantastic experience, you’re […]

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How to keep your bird cool in the summer

Hot tips to Keep Your Bird Cool this Summer!

Birds Are Sensitive To Temperature Extremes Birds are amazing creatures, intelligent, affectionate, fun, playful and… very susceptible to shock from injury or relatively small changes in their environment. That’s why knowing how to keep your bird cool in a heat wave is an important part of bird care! If you thought of them as a […]

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bird sitter

How to Interview a Bird Sitter

By Diane Burroughs Interviewing a bird sitter to care for your parrots while you’re gone is a critical step toward keeping your pet birds healthy and safe when you have to be away.  Generalized pet sitters may be great with dogs and cats but, do they get bird care?  You have to do your research […]

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What Size Feather Plucking Vest or Bird Collar Do I Need?

Hi there, I’m really hoping you will be able to help me. I am a veterinary nurse and have rescued a mistreated Galah Cockatoo. She has a severe plucking problem and is currently on antibiotics to help with the wounds. I have tried a standard plastic bird e collar for her but she got greatly […]

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Feather plucking and self mutlilation

Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots

Feather plucking is a common behavior found in pet birds, including parrots, in which the bird damages or pulls out its feathers. There are also some cases when birds will bite off, chew, strip or barber their feathers. All these feather damaging behaviors are a very frustrating problem for both veterinarian and the bird owner. Even in […]

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Why Is My Bird Biting Its Feet?

If Tweety is suffering from excessive biting of her feet here are a few causes and ways to go about helping her. Medical Causes Why Parrots Bite Their Feet Bacteria, Fungal or Viral Infections could be one of the reasons of parrot biting feet. These infections normally cause the feet of the parrot to become […]

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Stamping out Parrot Boredom

Parrots are popular animals in the pet world and they are often one of the favorite birds people flock to gaze at in pet stores and zoos. The beautiful feathers of various colors, the impressive wingspan, and the fun factor of owning such a social and vocal pet are the factors that pull potential pet owners in. […]

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Preening Macaw

Parrot Feather Care 101

#FeatherCare #FeatherPicking #ParrotFeatherCare Your parrots feathers are not simply a source of external beauty. They play far more important roles of protection and providing warmth for the bird. These complex structures repel water, provide insulation for the bird and even enable flight. Their delicate structure means that they get worn out after a period of […]

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