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parrot sleep needs

Where In The World Would Your Bird Sleep?

Do you know your bird sleep needs? Daylight versus darkness hours vary as little as 7 minutes on the equator – so in the peak of winter, there are are 12 hrs 4 minutes of darkness while in the height of summer darkness may only be 11 hrs. 56 minutes. But that changes the farther […]

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What to Do About Broken Blood Feathers

Broken Blood Feathers Happen Whether you’re new to pet birds, or not, if you have a pet bird, you need to know what to do about broken blood feathers.  Broken blood feathers are the #1 minor medical problem that pet bird’s experience. Your bird molts once or twice a year to grow fresh new feathers.  […]

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How to keep your bird cool in the summer

Hot tips to Keep Your Bird Cool this Summer!

Birds Are Sensitive To Temperature Extremes Birds are amazing creatures, intelligent, affectionate, fun, playful and… very susceptible to shock from injury or relatively small changes in their environment. That’s why knowing how to keep your bird cool in a heat wave is an important part of bird care! If you thought of them as a […]

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bird sleep needs

How Much Sleep Does My Pet Bird Need

By Diane Burroughs When you think about bird care, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your bird gets enough sleep.  The pet store probably told you to consider your birds diet and its cage when caring for your pet. And, while these elements of bird care are […]

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Resources for Parrot Professionals

Thank God We Had A Bird First Aid Kit

By Diane Burroughs, President – BirdSupplies.com Mika, my 8 year old Parrotlet experienced a mishap this morning at 8:30. She got into a squabble with Skeeter, a Red-Bellied Parrot, and suffered a nasty bite to her beak. I pulled out my First Aid for Birds book by Tim Hawcroft (no longer in publication) to determine how […]

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