45 Life-Hacks for Parrot Owners

A collection of tips ('life hacks') for people with parrots in their lives, making those days just a little easier. Parrot life hack #1: The office mat Parrot life hack #2 Drop cloths out of old flat sheets Parrot life hack #3 The only cleaning agents you'll ever need: White distilled vinegar, steam, mild dishwashing... Continue Reading →

Blue-Crowned Conures as Pets: Featuring Guest Blogger Jennie Huntoon.

Blue-Crowned Conures, Aratinga Acuticaudata - what are these medium-sized conures really like as pets, and what are the pros and cons of owning one? Today, guest blogger and Dragon-tamer (er, I mean, conure owner!) Jennie Huntoon explores these questions in an effort to help new owners figure out if a blue-crowned conure might really be the parrot for them.... Continue Reading →

Hormones and Your Parrot: the Triggers and What to Do.

Hormones strike twice a year in most parrots, spring and autumn, turning your bird from a gentle angle into a rampaging monster. Or so it feels! Upon reaching sexual maturity, typical parrots have a single driving urge: to find a mate and make babies. It is very simple, and yet also impossible for them. Hand-raised... Continue Reading →

The Big Trip: Getting My Birds Out of Quarantine.

This entire process has been a complete nightmare, but it has been made easier by some lovely people who were very patient and understanding. And it's over now! I have to thank Leslie at Animal Couriers, who made sure they got here after everything was said and done (and for all her advice); Howard Haas,... Continue Reading →

Can You Guess What?

I will hopefully (hopefully) have some exciting news as of tomorrow evening! I plan on posting a hint in the morning to see if you can guess what it might be. I'll give you a shout-out if you get it right. Also, I made a Facebook page in commemoration of said event. You should follow me... Continue Reading →

[Mildly] Successful Parrot Blogs: How to Have One.

While I don't consider Students with Birds Blog a massively successful endeavour, I do think it is doing okay for a small-timer, and I'm proud of it. Three-hundred-some followers, hey, I'll take it. That number does seem tiny compared to those blogs with thousands of subscribers, but writing about a highly focussed, narrow topic like... Continue Reading →

Difference Between a Parrotlet and a Budgie (or Parakeet).

There is a big difference between parrotlets and parakeets - more commonly known as Budgerigars, or budgies. First, it's important to note that 'parakeet' refers to a wide range of parrots from around the world. The word itself means simply, 'long tail.' There are many types of parakeets, and yes, budgies are one species of... Continue Reading →

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