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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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 helps homeless parrots

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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nesting behavior in pet birds

My Bird Is Hiding Under Furniture. Its Nest Seeking!

The Search for a Suitable Nesting Cavity (bird soliciting courtship) Have you found your bird hiding out in small, dark places?  If other in home conditions including lighting and diet are just right, your bird may be looking for a nesting spot. Their hormonal clock may already be thrown off with lack of sleep and […]

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