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Choosing A First Bird – 4 Popular First Birds

Choosing a first bird takes planning. When it comes to parrots, too many new owners start by getting in over their heads. They often start out with grandiose plans for big, beautiful birds, but they end up with one that is too large, too loud, too expensive, and ultimately, too much to handle. Sadly, their […]

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measuring for feather plucking vest

What Size Feather Plucking Vest or Bird Collar Do I Need?

Hi there, I’m really hoping you will be able to help me. I am a veterinary nurse and have rescued a mistreated Galah Cockatoo. She has a severe plucking problem and is currently on antibiotics to help with the wounds. I have tried a standard plastic bird e collar for her but she got greatly […]

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Feather plucking and self mutlilation

Are There Feather Plucking Supplements for Parrots

Feather plucking is a common behavior found in pet birds, including parrots, in which the bird damages or pulls out its feathers. There are also some cases when birds will bite off, chew, strip or barber their feathers. All these feather damaging behaviors are a very frustrating problem for both veterinarian and the bird owner. Even in […]

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Stamping out Parrot Boredom

Parrots are popular animals in the pet world and they are often one of the favorite birds people flock to gaze at in pet stores and zoos. The beautiful feathers of various colors, the impressive wingspan, and the fun factor of owning such a social and vocal pet are the factors that pull potential pet owners in. […]

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Preening Macaw

Parrot Feather Care 101

#FeatherCare #FeatherPicking #ParrotFeatherCare Your parrots feathers are not simply a source of external beauty. They play far more important roles of protection and providing warmth for the bird. These complex structures repel water, provide insulation for the bird and even enable flight. Their delicate structure means that they get worn out after a period of […]

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