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Do Hormones Contribute to Rehoming Parrots?

By Diane Burroughs Parrots, like any pet, will mature and develop hormonal or seasonal behaviors.  Hormonal parrots strut, flat back and become more temperamental.  They are more territorial than usual, too, making the parrot difficult to handle.  Do hormones contribute to rehoming parrots or placing them for adoption? Seasonal Behavior in Birds Most women can […]

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How Smart Is Your Bird?

By Diane Burroughs Did you know that Parrots have been found to be as smart as a 4 to 5 year old child?  Your bird is probably that smart. Pioneering research from Dr. Irene Pepperberg at Brandeis University and researchers at the Universities of Vienna and Oxford have shown astounding evidence about the intelligence of […]

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Interstate Travel with Pet Birds

Taking A Road Trip With Your Bird? Traveling with your pet birds is a fun experience however it takes some planning for both safety and staying within the law.  Any time that you travel with pet birds, you need to follow interstate travel regulations and understand individual state requirements. While interstate travel with parrots is much […]

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Peachy our Moluccan Cockatoo

How I Manage Peachy’s Hormonal Behavior

By Diane Burroughs Peachy’s feeling pretty d-a-r-n frisky these days.  He’s prancing and strutting inside of his cage and on top of it as though he’s protecting a throne. Same with his huge Java Bird Stand! He’s hunting around for any dark, shadowy place thinking some cute Moluccan “Chick” will magically appear to make his […]

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Peachy Eating Harrison's Bird Food

How A Good Diet Helps My Bird Behave

By Diane Burroughs Peachy is an exceptional Moluccan Cockatoo partly due to premium bird food and fresh fruits and vegetables.  You may have read Part 1 of this series and know that Peachy was adopted at age 3.  He must have had a good home, if his personality, self-confidence and his socialization skills are a […]

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