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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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6 Tips For A Fit Parrot

By Diane Burroughs   A huge part of keeping Peachy, our frisky Moluccan Cockatoo,  content and well is to offer plenty of exercise.  A fit parrot just feels good and its a great way to use up all that energy. Exercising our parrot helps provide for his needs and is part of the strategy we use […]

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3 Tips For Helping Your Bird Sleep

By Diane Burroughs Have you thought much about bird sleep? Do you know how much sleep your pet bird needs? Most wild parrots live fairly close to the equator where climates are temperate with only two seasons, rainy and dry, and there is little seasonal variation in the length of the day vs. night. Where In […]

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