About Diane Burroughs

Diane Burroughs, founded BirdSupplies.com in 1998. A bird lover who is owned by African Grey's, a Moluccan, a Parrotlet and a Red-Bellied Parrot, Diane is dedicated to improving the lives of pet birds with vet-approved parrot tested supplies and expert bird care articles.

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Parrot Conservation and the Red-browed Amazon Parrot

By Diane Burroughs Description: Commonly named the Red-browed, Red-topped or Red-crowned Amazon parrot, Amazona rhodocorytha is among the largest of Amazon parrots, adults reaching 35-40 cm in length and 450-650 g in weight. The obvious feature of the species is the red forehead and crown, which fades toward the nape to a reddish-purple tinged with […]

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Wood toys aid a bird in keeping its beak well groomed

Bird Supplies for Medium Parrots

By Diane Burroughs Some of the most rewarding parrot species to keep as pets and companions fall into the medium-sized category, somewhere between budgie and macaw. Often, a budgie or cockatiel owner has a rewarding experience as a pet bird owner and decides to “step up,” so to speak, to a larger pet bird. Whether […]

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About Amazon Parrots: The Mealy Amazon

About Amazon Parrots: The Mealy Amazon: Once Common, Now Forgotten By Phil Samuelson, Guest Blogger One day while browsing through a large feed store in Santa Barbara, California, I came across an interesting sight. The storeowner was a horse enthusiast who also loved parrots and would usually have a few for sale. A green-winged macaw […]

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Parrot in Love with the Easter Bunny!

By Diane Burroughs This, well supervised little parrot is in love with a cute stuffed animal.   You might ask yourself, “Is it safe to give my parrot stuffed animals?”  It actually depends on what the materials that the stuffed animal is made from and how aggressively your bird chews it.  Young baby birds haven’t […]

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Parakeet Basketball Bird Trick Toy

Basketball for Parakeets? Bird Tricks For Small Birds

By Diane Burroughs Imagine a little Parakeet, Cockatiel or Lovebird shooting hoops like a pro!  Or, bowling a strike? JW Pets has created basketball for parakeets toy. Most bird trick toys are made for medium to  large parrots.   But, we’ve found a new source for petite and small bird trick toys.  Basketball, Bowling and Skeetball.  […]

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