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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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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