Bird Toys are an important component for keeping your parrot mentally and physically health and every pet bird needs bird toys. There are a multitude of bird toys on the market made in all sizes and with a huge range of parts. Most parrots play aggressively with their bird toys. We recommend that you choose [...]
I’ve got an exceptional Moluccan Cockatoo named Peachy. I got him in 1998 when he was 3 years old. His family had moved and needed to re-home him. The day that we met, I had walked into my hometown bird store to look at a Blue and Gold Macaw and Peachy was out on a [...]
Parrot feather plucking has many causes from changes that the bird perceives as dramatic and scary, such moving it’s cage or getting a dog or being near a window where it sees hawks or other predators, to lack of sleep and even dry skin. When you’re starting to unravel potential causes of feather plucking in [...]
Holiday pet safety for parrots involves both insuring your parrot is physically safe and is protected from the anxiety and stress of the season. Holidays are stressful for people but even more so for parrots. Parrots, like young children, appreciate predictability and routine. Imagine the holiday season through your pet birds eyes to determine what [...]
Why Well Informed Choose Parrots as Pets Every pet has its fun side and its difficult side. All pet’s have their pro’s and con’s. The pro’s: A well trained pet can be an endearing, loving companion. Research shows that people who have pets are healthier and happier. Whatever the personality of a pet, it loves [...]
Parrot Gifts | Stocking Stuffers for under $20 This holiday gift guide will help you pick out some great stocking stuffer’s gifts for parrots and parrot lovers. Well socialized parrots love the high spirits of the holiday season and wonder if they will get parrot gifts. Bring your parrots in on the celebration by getting [...]
Research attests to the huge benefits of foraging style bird toys. Wild birds must forage for bird food and treats every day so foraging is in our parrot’s innate nature. Providing your parrot with foraging bird toys requires your parrot to plan, contemplate and even” work out” to get desired treats and toys. In our [...]
Fabulous Parrot Gifts Santa Claus is coming to town! So, don’t forget to get your parrots gifts. Here are our recommendations for favorite parrot gifts for under $10! These parrot gifts make great stocking stuffers. Whether your parrot has been naughty or nice, it deserves a holiday stocking packed with parrot favorites. Bird Foot Toys [...]
Do you want to teach your parrot to say “Gobble, Gobble this Thanksgiving? It would be so fun if your parrot “gobbles” for the guests. Some of the best talking parrots are African Grey Parrots, Amazon Parrots, Eclectus Parrots, Indian Ring Necks, Quaker Parrots, some Macaw’s and American Parakeets! Birds learn words that they hear [...]
Have you ever wondered how parrots learn to talk? Read on Genetics Could Explain Parrots Ability To Talk (via redOrbit) redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Scientists say they have put together a more complete string of genetic letters that may control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other noises. [...]
Most parrots love cooked bird food regardless of the season. But, what bird lover can be cooking up a delicious holiday meal and serve their bird dry pellets or seeds? Warm cooked bird food recipes or even prepared mixes may offer your parrot comfort as it deals with the stresses involved with having a houseful [...]
Whole Grain Bird Mash 1 cups kamut 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1 cinnamon stick 3/4 cups quinoa 3/4 cups amaranth 1/2 cup frozen sweet potato cubes 8 oz. frozen organic organic vegetables, mixed or stir fry 8 oz. frozen organic mixed greens esp. kale, collard, mustard greens 1/2 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds 1/2 can [...]
Who want’s a bunch of family coming over, cooking a bird, no less, with a crusty, dirty oven? Most of us want our kitchen looking good before our holiday guests’ arrive. But, bird care means that you have to be cautious about self cleaning ovens. They can easily kill your pet bird without proper ventilation. [...]
Columbus sailed the ocean blue to bring your Polly new bird toys to chew! This October, BirdSupplies.com tells us…”Our new bird toys have docked and are ready to ship! Check out these new bird toys and bird training perch from Super Bird Creations, Paradise and Platinum Toys. ” Super Bird Creations new seagrass line is very [...]
Bird Bath Spray: Relieve Dry Itchy Skin with Natural Parrot Preening Oil Natrapet Bird Bath is a new alcohol free, vitamin-fortified Bird Bath Spray with unique plumage and skin conditioning spray that contains NATURAL PREEN OIL. It cleans and softens feathers, bringing out the natural shine and healthly luster. Plus, Natrapet moisturizes skin and feathers [...]
Us Canary Lovers love canary songs. But what causes our canary singing to suddenly stop? Molting affects canary singing. Canaries don’t feel like singing if they are ill, in pain or are uncomfortable. Ill equipped canary cages result in an unpleasant home where canary singing won’t happen. Poorly nourished canaries won’t sing Alternatively, a young, [...]
Are you about parrots? Explore the parrot adoption, re-homing option available from quality parrot rescue organizations such as The Gabriel Foundation. Read our review of The Gabriel Foundations bird supplies and about their care for needy parrots.
Pre-Assembled Parrot Evacuation Kits As Hurricane Earl comes barreling down the East Coast, thousands of people, families and pets are preparing to head toward safer ground. All the recent media coverage on Katrina’s 5 year anniversary keeps Mother Natures’ fury fresh in our minds. It’s time for a refresher on parrot evacuation. Worse yet, the [...]
Imagine little Parakeet, Cockatiel or Lovebird shooting hoops like a pro! Or, bowling a strike? Parakeet sized bird trick toys are hard to find. But we know where to get them! Most bird trick toys are made for medium to large parrots. But, we’ve found a new source for small or parakeet sized bird trick [...]
Dear Gabby, I’m getting ready to ship my parrot to Fairbanks Alaska from Los Angeles and need information on where to buy a FAA bird carrier and any advice on how to make Betito’s trip a less stressful. Thanks, Maria Maria, There are two excellent IATA approved carriers that I’d recommend. It depends on whether [...]
Everyone loves a talking parrot but Cheryl, of the UK, has reported that the family Amazon Parrot that was handed down from her great grandmother is driving her crazy. It is, essentially, a ghost whisperer! “He does all these voices of dead people from our family. The bird must be 80 – 90 years old [...]
I recently had the opportunity to visit El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico. I went there hoping to see the endangerd Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot. Although I didn’t see a Puerto Rican Amazon, I saw incredible fauna and curious birds and reptiles. While in Puerto Rico, I had the opportunity to participate in the HANDS [...]
One of my latest reads, ALEX & ME, was over-whelming in terms of my enthusiasm for animal parrot research but it is also a love story. I imagine that if you love parrots, you’ve heard of Alex, the African Grey Parrot. Dr. Pepperburg has painstakingly devoted her entire life to show the world that animals [...]
As if playing a poker hand, the State Council of China announced Thursday an aggressive carbon emissions reduction target to trump that announced by US President Barack Obama the day before. Howe does that affect parrot conservation? In also confirming the attendance of Chinese Premier, Wen Jiaboa, at the UN Climate Conference, China announced [...]
Can you parrot suffer from the winter blues? Sure! Just like we people tend to react to environmental stressors and holiday stressors, parrots can too. Parrots need WINTER BIRD SUPPLIES . As I write, the midwest U.S. is being pounded by a blustery winter storm, complete with lots of snow and brisk winds. And, the accompanying dry [...]
We were sad to learn that Beak Appetit Bird Foods has gone out of business. Beak Appetit provided a great bird food diet for 18 years. Dog gone the economy! But, we’ve got your back. There are still plenty of very high quality warm, delicious cooked bird food diets to offer your parrot. Chirp n Squawk Bird Supplies has chosen a [...]
You can save wildlife. Have you ever wondered what happens to the used plastic that you unassumingly toss in the trash? Did you know that it takes 1000 years for one plastic bag to break down? Tossed out plastic including grocery bags and plasic bottles are ruining our environment and killing wildlife. “Plastic bags kill animals. About [...]
Have you heard of Parrot Mountain & Gardens located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? I’d love to go! They advertise that Parrot Mountain is 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with hundreds of tropical birds housed in English Cottage style aviaries. Racoon123 writes on TripAdvisor: My Husband , myself and some friends were vacationing in Gatlinburg [...]
One of our favorite bird stands is the Floor Length Java Bird Stand. Talk about giving your parrot an enriching, jungle like experience! This bird stand is impressive from the tray up. The tray is braced well and is very sturdy. Four swivel casters enhance mobility. The actual tree arrives in two parts that attach with [...]
Don’t be alarmed! Peachy just got a new foraging bird toy from Fun Max. Of course, Peachy always jubilantly volunteers to test out new bird supplies before we place it on www.BirdSupplies.com Foraging Bird Toys are refillable, foraging toy for parrots. Made from 100% cotton rope, vegetable leather, and peanuts, this 5″ x 4″ bird toy [...]
I have a friend whose parrot contracted PDD while boarding the bird during a family vacation. And, I have a customer who just got a new baby African Grey who is experiencing symptoms of PDD. Watching a beloved pet die of PDD is sadder than sad. But, just last year, researchers discovered a virus that [...]
Everyone that loves parrots wants to have a talking parrot. I’ve got seven parrots and most of them talk. Let me introduce you to my flock of talking parrots. I’ll go from largest to smallest: Peachy is our 14 year old Moluccan Cockatoo. I got him when he was 3 years old. I had gone [...]
I sell a ton of Pak O Bird Carriers. And, it’s no wonder, because they are really top quality back pack for parrots. Once your parrot gets accustomed to it, you won’t want another bird carrier! Available in several size to fit any bird from Lovebird to Macaw, you can even order a customized Pak [...]
Make a fun foraging toy for your parrot in five minutes or less! We used a gallon milk jug with a screw on cap for our large Moluccan, Peachy. We have used empty Coke cans and cereal boxes, too. We’ve found that when our parrot watches us “load” the container, he becomes more interested. Peachy played [...]
Having a beloved pet like a parrot escape is pretty heartbreaking. Learn strategies to help you get your parrot baby home! Expert bird trainer who really gets bird behavior, the owner of GoodBird, Inc. graciously offers advise to our valued followers.
We’ve been in business longer than most and we’ve seen all kinds of bird carriers. Of course, there are several applications that one might need a bird carrier for. We lump them into day carriers for say hiking or short trips to the vet or an eatery. Then there are travel cages for longer car trips. These bird carriers allow your bird to live in it for a few days. We also have bird carriers for air flights. In cabin and cargo. Any way, this is the coolest parrot travel cage that I have ever seen. Definately worth the money. Ideal for evacuation purposes.
People love parrots because they are verbal and smart. But, did you know that parrots communicate through body language, too? Learn to read parrot body language to understand and bond more closely with your pet as well as attempt to understand it’s needs.
Parrot’s were meant to fly. Talk about the ultimate enrichment for a captive parrot! This professionally designed, research based bird harness / leash combo for flying is awesome. Your parrot will gain self-esteem and confidence, the benefit of exercise and a sense of his purpose in life! The Aviator Bird Harness is easy to attach and an opportunity for real enrichment.
Positive bird training is not just a fad. It is research based by such well known professionals as Karen Pryor and Barbara Heidenreich of GoodBirdInc.com Barbara is not saying that Step Up is wrong, but that training by force is counterproductive. Learn how to make your parrot your best friend with positive bird training techniques like this one from Barbara Heidenreich.
Parrot’s, being some of the most intelligent animals on earth, require research based bird training techniques. Just like educators for children need to know the language of kids, parrot trainers must know the language of parrots. When I refer to language, I’m refering not only to how the other listens and communicates to me, but how I can actually get the other to LISTEN to me. Barbara Heidenreich gets it. Learn more here.
Smokey gets a kick out of watching the fish. Parrot’s need safe, new experiences on a frequent basis. They must experience life, just like humans do. We’ve been putting Smokey’s Parrot Tower up close to the aquarium so that he can get a personal experience about other creatures, such as fish. (Yes, he already barks like a dog.)
Super nutritious sprouts produced especially for the dietary needs of parrots. Discover health, beautiful plumage, improved disposition. You are what you eat, afterall. We’ve uncovered an easy sprouting routine for your parrots at www.birdsupplies.com
It’s no secret. All over the world, parrots are becoming endangered and extinct. The Puerto Rican Amazon is no exception. Wouldn’t it be a shame to loose this beautiful parrot that is endiginous to the U.S.? We are all interconnected. But, for me, parrots are about the most awesome creatures on earth. Learn about the Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot here.
All parrots need a bird stand. But, when you first get into parrots, ya gotta watch the budget. Caitec has you covered. Or say, you need a bird stand for the RV or boat. Well, this is it. If you’re like me, you’ve got a few bird stands. This is the bird stand for travelers or budget minded people. Check out affordable bird stands at www.birdsupplies.com
Did you know that tropical deforestation accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions? Each year, an area the size of New Jersey is cut down in the Amazon & Borneo, two of the world’s largest rainforests. These fallen trees could be absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide – the primary greenhouse gas. [...]
I’m always searching out how parrot have impacted the lives of humans. Or, even changed history! Well, hello. Parrots are part of history from way back in many cultures. Learning about Parrot Totems is fun. It’s freakin’ fantastic. Ever since the Europeans discovered the New World and Africa; ever since pirates needed companions, parrots have been esteemed. Here’s a little parrot history.
You can go to your local PetSmart or PetCo and get a parrot or bird supplies. But the reality is that parrots and other exotic pets have specialized needs that are not compatible with a home living environment, unless you’re willing to make accomodations. Yeah, parakeets, cockatiels and larger parros are beautiful. Sure, they’re intelligent, But, unless you want to learn parrot language, they are hard to live with. Hence, homeless parrots. Learn more so that you don’t fall into the homeless parrot trap.
I had an insight about being stuck in a cage with little to do today. It wasn’t fun. I got the dreaded jury duty summons. I was apprehensive, yet excited to learn more about the judicial process. So, at 8:30 a.m. I, along with possibly 200 other people, entered the court house to serve my [...]
ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2009) — In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless training techniques are modified. The story went on to say that using non-aversive or [...]
Mandolina was so happy today! And, we’re happy for her. We love our shy little girl. We have a giant bird room down stairs for seven sweet parrots. Our parrots come out each day on a schedule. Mandy and Peachy come out from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mandy loves to fly from her bird stand [...]
Listen up! Birds get cold too! Why not get your parrot a Feather Sweater! Don’t get left out in the cold! Top quality comfy Feather Sweaters and Bird Hoodies protect and keep birds warm during chilly winter days! Find seasonal bird supplies here. While Feather Sweaters and Bird Hoodies are popular seasonal bird supplies, Scooter [...]
Straight from January 21, 2009 Telegraph.co.uk “A football match between Hatfield Town and Hertford Heath fell into chaos, we report, when a parrot that a woman in the crowd had brought along imitated the referee’s whistle, with devastating accuracy. Fortunately, the smooth running of the sport as a whole is not threatened, since the proportion [...]
A PARROTS BILL OF RIGHTS BY: Stewart A. Metz, M.D. 1. GET TO KNOW ABOUT PARROTS BEFORE YOU BRING ME HOME – I am not a domesticated pet like a dog or cat. I still have the spirit of the jungle in me. I have special needs which you may find it hard to fill. [...]
Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, has signed into law a bill banning the capture and export of the country’s wild parrots. The measure aims to protect Mexico’s 22 species of parrots and macaws, about 90 percent of which are in categories of risk. The Environment Commission of the Deputy Chamber introduced the bill one year [...]
If you love pet birds, you’ve come to realize just how messy they are! Birds not only toss their food and poop like clockwork, they endlessly emit dust and dander. Healthy birds throw off feather dust and dander. Bathing a parrot is easy. My Swiffer duster really is no contest for oily feather dust. [...]
by Phil Samuelson No responsible pet bird owner should be without an appropriate portable cage for each bird in the household. A carrier is a critical item to have on hand in case the bird has a medical emergency and requires a quick trip to the veterinarian or if its owner is forced to evacuate [...]
Regardless of how fancy your bird’s cage is and how nutritious his diet, if you don’t provide a comfortable perch, or perches, to his domain, you are neglecting one of the most important aspects of proper parrot care. Look at an appropriate bird perch like you would a comfortable pair of running shoes. Would you [...]
How to Trim Your Birds Beak While different species of birds have different beaks, a bird beak is designed to consume the diet that that particular species eats in its native environment and to groom feathers. Bird’s also use their beaks to feed their young. All beaks are made up of Keratin and dermis woven [...]
If you love pet birds, you've come to realize just how messy they are! Birds not only toss their fo
by Phil Samuelson No responsible pet bird owner should be without an appropriate portable cage fo
Regardless of how fancy your bird's cage is and how nutritious his diet, if you don't provide a comf
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Diane Burroughs is the founder of BirdSupplies.com. She is passionate about parrots - her own flock, your flock and wild parrots. Her passion for parrots shows in her product offerings on www.BirdSupplies.com