hormonal behavior in parrots

Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1

Birds Do It, Bee’s Do It! Yep.  That’s the way it is.  Adolescent and adult parrots get hormonal.  In the wild, most parrot species mate once a year and the rest of the year, their hormones are in sort of a dormant state.  There are a few species that have longer mating periods, but not […]

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Understanding Molting in Birds: Tips for Beautiful Feathers

What is Molting? Is your bird losing its feathers?  It may be molting.  Understanding molting is an important part of pet bird care. After all, your birds feathers are its greatest possession. Pet birds molt at least once, but possibly twice a year; usually right after breeding season.  Different species molt at different times based […]

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The Most Exotic Birds Infographic

About Parrots Of The World InfoGraphic

Click image to see a larger versionThe Most Exotic Birds Infographic via Pet Supplies

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Peachy's medications

Update on Our Sick Moluccan Cockatoo: Ruling Out PDD

Peachy and I have discovered a whole new flock of supporters as we’ve battled ruling out PDD! Peachy our sick Moluccan Cockatoo has been a proud parrot supplies tester at BirdSupplies.com products since 1998.  He got sick in late September 2013.  It has been a scary roller coaster ride.  I swear that there were at least […]

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Avian Gastric Yeast – Megabacteria in Birds

What is Avian Gastric Yeast? Megabacteria, now known as Avian Gastric Yeast (AGY), is primarily seen in canaries, finches, lovebirds, cockatiels and budgies and sometimes in larger birds.  This nasty disease looks an awful lot like PDD.   And, boy is that a scary diagnosis. While rare in larger birds, it does happen and it […]

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