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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Hormonal Parrots: How Parrot Food Affects Hormones

Did you know that some popular parrot foods and treats induce hormonal behavior and aggression in your pet? When a bird has access to a diet rich in protein, minerals and healthy fats and a perceived pampering mate and nesting site its body becomes hormonal.  Very hormonal.  And, anyone who’s felt “hormonal” knows that hormones […]

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My Bird Is Hiding Under Furniture. Its Nest Seeking!

The Search for a Suitable Nesting Cavity (bird soliciting courtship) Have you found your bird hiding out in small, dark places?  If other in home conditions including lighting and diet are just right, your bird may be looking for a nesting spot. Their hormonal clock may already be thrown off with lack of sleep and […]

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Understanding Hormonal Behavior in Parrots: Part 1

Birds Do It, Bee’s Do It! Yep.  That’s the way it is.  Adolescent and adult parrots get hormonal.  In the wild, most parrot species mate once a year and the rest of the year, their hormones are in sort of a dormant state.  There are a few species that have longer mating periods, but not […]

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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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