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About Bathing a Parrot

By Diane Burroughs If you love pet birds, you’ve come to realize just how messy they are!  Birds not only toss their food and poop like clockwork, they endlessly emit dust and dander.  Healthy birds throw off feather dust and dander. Bathing a parrot is easy. My Swiffer duster really is no contest for oily […]

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Wood toys aid a bird in keeping its beak well groomed

How to Trim Your Birds Beak

By Diane Burroughs While different species of birds have different beaks, a bird beak is designed to consume the diet that that particular species eats in its native environment and to groom feathers. Bird’s also use their beaks to feed their young. All beaks are made up of Keratin and dermis woven with vascular layers […]

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Parrots need to exercise their very flexible feet with wood perches.

Selecting the Perfect Bird Perch

By Phil Samuelson Deciding which bird perch to buy for your parrot can be one of the most important choices you make for your avian companion. After all, the perches you arrange in its cage are one of the only surfaces it touches. What works for one bird will be completely inappropriate for another. Perches […]

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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. Pet birds face many household dangers, and sickness and injury are fairly common. Whether a bird flies into a window pane and sustains a concussion, gets […]

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african grey food

Discover the Best African Grey Food

By Diane Burroughs The beautiful African grey parrot is the Cadillac of talking birds. To many bird enthusiasts they are the ultimate companion pet. The two subspecies of the African grey parrot, the Congo grey (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) and the Timneh grey (Psittacus erithacus timneh), have a very similar appearance, but the West African timneh […]

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