What is a Healthy Diet for my Bird?

Parrots and finches require a specialised and healthy diet that does involve a lot of cooking and preparation. Proper nutrition is critical in terms of raising a healthy pet. Depending on your views, you can feed anywhere from 50% fresh to 50% pellets, to 85% fresh and 15% pellets/seeds. I choose the latter. To me,... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Sun to Parrots

Parrots need sunlight. It has been instrumental in the healing of our umbrella cockatoo, Bobo, since he went to live at the Island Parrot Sanctuary in Scotland (and for the mental and physical recovery of all parrots there), and it has helped my birds, too, although they are not emotionally traumatised as Bobo was. If... 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 →

Twelve Foods that Can Be Foraging Toys All By Themselves.

Foraging for parrots doesn't have to be hard or take a lot of thought. One of the simplest ways to create a foraging 'situation' is to wrap food up in little paper wrappers. But there are some fabulous foods that are toys all on their own - and this really is foraging for parrots made... Continue Reading →

How To Make A Grain Bake for Parrots.

I have a tendency to procrastinate until I have no reason left to do so, and this extends to projects for the birds. Birdie bread (aka a grain bake) has been on my to-do list for awhile now, but I am notoriously bad at cooking. Seriously, I once blew up a bag of microwave popcorn,... Continue Reading →

Day 4 – Training Tip for Bird Owners.

The best training tip I can offer relates to avian diet.  Feeding fresh, healthy food helps your bird feel his best. A bird who feels good often behaves better and bites less. Behavioural issues can often be helped, if not cured, by 'fixing' a bird 'from the inside out.' I have been experimenting with Mavi's... Continue Reading →

Feeding Parrots – The Importance of Good Diet.

One of the most important things you can offer your parrot  is a good diet. This includes, of course, quality fresh fruit and veg, amongst other things. A purely seed-only diet is not suitable for any bird, and is, in fact, akin to giving them sweets or chocolate for every meal. You should have a... Continue Reading →

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