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The Parrot Quiz #1 Test Your Knowledge

Parrots are exciting and unique pets, and can truly be a friend for life if they’re cared for properly. Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you only want the very best for your bird. Because there are so many minute aspects of avian care, though, it’s easy to overlook important points even […]

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Vitamin A Deficiency In Parrots

Vitamin A deficiency, hypovitaminosis A, is one among the most common and preventable diseases that affect your pet birds, but it frequently goes unrecognized. Generally, birds on all-seed diets will most likely suffer from vitamin A deficiency and disease, as most of the seeds, such as sunflower seeds, grains and peanuts do not contain this […]

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Calcium Rich Veggies For Parrots

What You Need To Know About Calcium Deficiency In Parrots

Pet Bird Nutrition By: Diane Burroughs Calcium is a vital mineral along with phosphorous, magnesium and others. In fact, it is the most abundant mineral found in the body of birds. It helps to build and maintain the skeletal structure and in the metabolism of Vitamin D. It also has a role to play in […]

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whats all the squawk

Are Probiotics For Birds a Good Thing?

What Are Probiotics For Birds? What’s the squawk about Probiotics, you ask? Most of us know that they are designed to treat digestive upset like diarrhea.  But are they healthy for your bird? In short, yes, if they are avian specific. As a matter of fact, some avian vets recommend feeding probiotics to your pet […]

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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 an important part of pet bird care. After all, your birds feathers are its greatest possession. Pet birds molt at least once, but possibly twice a year; usually right after breeding season.  Different species molt at different times based […]

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