Wild Parrots Name Their Babies

Did you know that wild parrots name their babies? See for yourself. While this video may seem a little long, the speaker easily informs us about an important research design that uncovered how wild parrots name their babies.

Read full story
Peachy our Moluccan Cockatoo

The Chronicles of Peachy Moluccan Cockatoo

By Diane Burroughs 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 […]

Read full story
bird sitter

How to Interview a Bird Sitter

By Diane Burroughs Interviewing a bird sitter to care for your parrots while you’re gone is a critical step toward keeping your pet birds healthy and safe when you have to be away.  Generalized pet sitters may be great with dogs and cats but, do they get bird care?  You have to do your research […]

Read full story

Parrots and Fireworks: Help For Nervous Birds

By Diane Burroughs Fireworks displays are exciting if you’re expecting the sound blasts and flashing lights.  But, imagine how frightening fireworks are for our pets.  Especially, parrots and fireworks!  The loud noise and flashing lights are terrifying for many pets, including parrots. Parrots have sensitive ears and excellent hearing.  Combine excellent with unexpected and unfamiliar […]

Read full story
How to tell if someone loves parrots

What To Look For in a Bird Sitter

By Diane Burroughs Problem.  You’re going on vacation or home for the holiday’s and you have to leave your parrot behind.  Should you board your bird or hire a bird sitter?   If you are weary of taking your bird somewhere for boarding when you leave for vacation, consider hiring a bird sitter to come […]

Read full story