Seven Reasons Why Parrots Are Not Good Pets.

Are parrots good pets? What is owning one like? In my opinion, no, they are not good pets at all - caring for them properly will consume your life, not that this is necessarily a bad thing. This article was inspired by my previous post, where I realised that I never defined why I feel parrots... Continue Reading →

Eleven Easy Tips for Getting Your Parrot to Enjoy Bath-Time.

Bathing and showering are incredibly important to a bird, promoting good feather health, acting as a source of enrichment, and helping an avian respiratory system be at its best. In answer to the question of 'how often should my parrot bathe,' baths should be offered once a week in the winter, and as many times... Continue Reading →

Bobo the Umbrella Cockatoo Update.

I apologise for being so horribly, horribly lax with my posts - I've been a bit glum, I admit, as I'm leaving Scotland very soon. Didn't want to moan too much. I have lots of posts to come, and will of course finish my blog challenge! In the meantime, enjoy a clip of our Bobo... Continue Reading →

Days 16-19 – Survival Tips for Life With Parrots (And More).

Day 16: The meaning behind my blog's name. Ha! Well, I had no idea what to name it at the time, despite having had the idea for the blog itself for ages. I'm a student - or was, then, anyway - and have birds. Yup. Somehow, when it comes to making a decision like a... Continue Reading →

Days 9-11 – Parrots Have Bad Habits.

Day 9: Worst habit. You might think 'worst habit' and 'parrot' would automatically equal something along the lines of chewing, biting, etc., but all that is really only a fact of life. (That's not to say sometimes I don't wish parrots were less voracious chewers!) Ptak's worst habit is getting underfoot. The little monster likes... Continue Reading →

Concerning Cockatoos and Other Pet Parrots.

Cockatoos are dangerous. I'm here to try and convince you not to buy one. Or buy any parrot, that is. I wish everyone could go to an avian rescue and see the inhabitants there. I wish also that everyone could see the Island Parrot Sanctuary and meet parrots who cannot live with people, through no... Continue Reading →

On Re-Homing a Bird: Five Becomes Four.

O. and I visited the Island Parrot Sanctuary on Kerrera yesterday with three lovely ladies. It was a fantastic trip. Even the weather held up! As we came in, it was cloudy and a bit cool. Then it warmed up as the sun came out. And... Truly... Clouds or no, Kerrera is a place you... Continue Reading →

What Parrot is Good for a Beginner?

I want to start that by saying that there should be no such thing as a 'first bird' or so-called beginner parrot, and this post was sparked by reading Patricia Sund's essay 'I don't believe in "starter birds," ' many moons ago. Her writing brings up several wonderful points, first and foremost that every single species is similarly messy,... Continue Reading →

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