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Most parrots are hormonal once a year when nests are dry and food is abundant

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.  And, anyone who’s felt “hormonal” knows that hormones have noticeable […]

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Hormones, Nest Seeking and Aggression in Parrots

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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Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1

There are a number of things that work together to trigger reproductive behavior in our birds. Birds that are experiencing hormonal behavior become territorial and aggressive.  This is probably not the behavior you imagined when you adopted your bird. When all of the conditions are just right a birds hormones begin to flow.  So, when […]

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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 important. Pet birds molt at least once, but possibly twice a year; usually right after breeding season.  Different species molt at different times based on the season, breeding season, migrations and nutritional needs. The length of time it takes […]

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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 bird toy tester at BirdSupplies.com products for 14 years.  He got sick in late September 2013.  It has been a scary roller coaster ride.  I swear that there were […]

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