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Peachy our Moluccan Cockatoo

How I Manage Peachy’s Hormonal Behavior

By Diane Burroughs Peachy’s feeling pretty d-a-r-n frisky these days.  He’s prancing and strutting inside of his cage and on top of it as though he’s protecting a throne. Same with his huge Java Bird Stand! He’s hunting around for any dark, shadowy place thinking some cute Moluccan “Chick” will magically appear to make his […]

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The Percher saves fingers from a biting bird

Do Hormones Contribute to Rehoming Parrots?

By Diane Burroughs Parrots, like any pet, will mature and develop hormonal or seasonal behaviors.  Hormonal parrots strut, flat back and become more temperamental.  They are more territorial than usual, too, making the parrot difficult to handle.  Do hormones contribute to rehoming parrots or placing them for adoption? Seasonal Behavior in Birds Most women can […]

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Peachy Eating Harrison's Bird Food

How A Good Diet Helps My Bird Behave

By Diane Burroughs Peachy is an exceptional Moluccan Cockatoo partly due to premium bird food and fresh fruits and vegetables.  You may have read Part 1 of this series and know that Peachy was adopted at age 3.  He must have had a good home, if his personality, self-confidence and his socialization skills are a […]

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bird sleep needs

3 Tips For Helping Your Bird Sleep

By Diane Burroughs Have you thought much about bird sleep? Do you know how much sleep your pet bird needs? Most wild parrots live fairly close to the equator where climates are temperate with only two seasons, rainy and dry, and there is little seasonal variation in the length of the day vs. night. Where In […]

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Java wood perch

What Do You Know About Parrot Instincts?

Okay.  So you”re smitten with parrots. They are, after all, the third most popular pet in the U.S.A.  And, there is a little bit of a “cool factor” about having a pet bird. But, these pets live way longer than the average pet.  A dog may live 15 years. A cat 20.  Not so sure […]

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