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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whats all the squawk

Are Probiotics For Birds a Good Thing?

What Are Probiotics For Birds? What’s the squawk about Probiotics, you ask? Most of us know that they are designed to treat digestive upset like diarrhea.  But are they healthy for your bird? In short, yes, if they are avian specific. As a matter of fact, some avian vets recommend feeding probiotics to your pet […]

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How The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn Survive Winter

Imagine looking up in the New York City sky and seeing a flock of medium sized green and white parrots above.  Yes, indeed.  Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens are home to a large group of feral Quaker Parrots.   Known as “the wild parrots of Brooklyn,” no one really knows how these Argentinian natives arrived […]

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BirdSupplies.com Customers Donate to The Gabriel Foundation Parrot Sanctuary

Colorado Springs, CO (May 7, 2014) This year, to commemorate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, BirdSupplies.com rallied customers to donate for a good cause.  Homeless parrots in a parrot sanctuary.  “While it felt good to help parrots in need, the real winners are the parrots of The Gabriel Foundation (TGF),” states Diane Burroughs, President […]

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How Bird Lights Help Your Bird Behave

Why Your Bird Needs Shorter Days Most Parrots originate from sub-tropical climates close to the equator where they receive 12-13 hours of total darkness every day.  Their bodies are programmed to be extremely sensitive to changes in the photo-period so that they don’t miss their species specific breeding season.  As their days get longer, even […]

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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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