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costs of owning a bird

5 Things To Think About Before Buying A Bird

By Diane Burroughs Birds are the possibly the most underestimated pet that people get.  Not just from the point of view of how friendly, affectionate, clever, funny and surprising they can be, but also because of the “hidden” issues of pet bird care that just doesn’t seem to register on most people’s radar before they bring a bird home. […]

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bird sleep needs

How Much Sleep Does My Pet Bird Need

By Diane Burroughs When you think about bird care, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your bird gets enough sleep.  The pet store probably told you to consider your birds diet and its cage when caring for your pet. And, while these elements of bird care are […]

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Learn about giving your bird the freedom of flight

Flying Parrots | The Freedom Of Flight

Check out this video clip for the new documentary, The Freedom of Flight! The Flying Parrots are awesome! Bird Tricks writes: “I’m excited to announce that on Monday we are releasing our new DVD. It’s called, The Freedom of Flight, a documentary look inside the lives of a handful of our clients lives as we take […]

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whats all the squawk

How To Clip A Parrots Wings

By Phil Samuelson Neighbor Kids Find Pet Bird Early one windy evening I heard a knock at my door and opened it to find a group of neighborhood kids. “You own parrots, right?” one of the children asked. With all of the piercing parrot noises coming out of my house on a regular basis, I’m […]

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Resources for Parrot Professionals

Thank God We Had A Bird First Aid Kit

By Diane Burroughs, President – BirdSupplies.com Mika, my 8 year old Parrotlet experienced a mishap this morning at 8:30. She got into a squabble with Skeeter, a Red-Bellied Parrot, and suffered a nasty bite to her beak. I pulled out my First Aid for Birds book by Tim Hawcroft (no longer in publication) to determine how […]

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