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How to make a hospital cage for your bird

How To Make A Bird Hospital Cage

by Phil Samuelson & Diane Burroughs A sick or injured bird needs reassurance and love but also quiet, warmth, restricted movement and very easy access to food and water. In other words, a hospital cage requiring it to comfortably rest. Pet birds face many household dangers, and sickness and injury are fairly common. Whether a […]

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Sunggle Up Bird Warmer

How To Keep Your Bird Warm This Winter

Our pet birds are from sub-tropical climates, generally close to the equator where they have adapted to very temperate climates.  The farther away from the equator they get, the more prone they are to suffering the effects of winter. Sure, some parrots have adapted, like Brooklyn’s flock of wild Quaker Parrots, but our captive parrots […]

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parrotlet bird toys

Best Toys For Parrotlets

Pretty, precocious and extremely social, Parrotlets might be small but they have a big appetite for play. The trouble is finding small bird toys these little birds actually enjoy.  Little plastic wheels and wobbly penguins that attach to a perch are not very interactive and don’t have the features that satisfy a Parrotlets play needs. […]

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african grey toys

Best New African Grey Toys for 2013

By Diane Burroughs We’ve found three new medium sized bird toys that African Grey Parrots and similar sized birds will love.  We want to help you choose bird toys that your medium sized parrot is likely to use. What makes a good African Grey or sized bird toy? Size: If you watch your medium parrot […]

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Alex the Parrot knew colors, size, matter and more

Insight into the African Grey Parrot Intellect

by Phil Samuelson, Guest Blogger Back in the early 1990s when I was an editor on a popular national bird magazine, I attended the American Federation of Aviculture annual convention in San Diego. One of the lectures I was looking forward to was about keeping and breeding African grey parrots, a species I had kept […]

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