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How Bird Lights Help Your Bird Behave

Why Your Bird Needs Shorter Days Most Parrots originate from sub-tropical climates close to the equator where they receive 12-13 hours of total darkness every day.  Their bodies are programmed to be extremely sensitive to changes in the photo-period so that they don’t miss their species specific breeding season.  As their days get longer, even […]

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Avian Respiratory Distress

Thousands of pet birds around the world die from respiratory infections or illnesses, many of them caused by ordinary substances that are commonly found in the air. Know the signs of avian respiratory distress and seek immediate treatment.  When a bird is experiencing respiratory distress it may have the following symptoms: Open mouth breathing Potential […]

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Bird Perches to Suit Every Need

By Diane Burroughs A pet bird needs a good perch, or preferably bird perches. It’s mandatory equipment for a proper parrot cage. After all, the perch is where a bird will spend the vast majority of its time. Bird owners should shop carefully for the best choice(s) available for the species they own. The first […]

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ParrotQuest’s photostream

ParrotQuest’s photostream on Flickr.

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About Feather Plucking and Dry Skin

By Diane Burroughs Parrot feather plucking has many causes from changes that the bird perceives as dramatic and scary, such moving it’s cage or getting a dog or being near a window where it sees hawks or other predators, to lack of sleep and even dry skin. When you’re starting to unravel potential causes of […]

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