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Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones

Did you know that some popular parrot foods and treats induce hormonal behavior and aggression in your pet? When a bird has access to a diet rich in protein, minerals and healthy fats and a perceived pampering mate and nesting site its body becomes hormonal.  Very hormonal.  And, anyone who’s felt “hormonal” knows that hormones […]

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Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1

Birds Do It, Bee’s Do It! Yep.  That’s the way it is.  Adolescent and adult parrots get hormonal.  In the wild, most parrot species mate once a year and the rest of the year, their hormones are in sort of a dormant state.  There are a few species that have longer mating periods, but not […]

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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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Body Language of Biting Parrots

Emotional States That Cause a Biting Parrot Biting is one of the most common behavioral problems pet birds have. Birds bite for a variety of reasons, including fear, aggression, a drive to protect their territory, hormones and poor health. As a bird owner, learning to read your bird’s body language is critical for a successful […]

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Parrot Jealousy Unraveled

Parrot Jealousy Happens Parrot people often lament about how their parrot becomes jealous. They don’t understand why a parrot seems to turn on them or the family when they love it so much.  Well, to understand that, you have to think like a parrot, one that is not a domesticated pet living with humans but rather much […]

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