How to Safely Medicate a Parrot

Since coming home, my poor parrotlet has just not been himself. I put it down to the stress of a new home, quarantine, and the big move, and gave him time to settle. Six weeks in, however, and things were still 'off.' I couldn't quite put my finger on it. But something was up. Appetite:... Continue Reading →

Living with Parrots (from a Non-Bird Person’s Perspective)

What is life like with a parrot, you ask, maybe even from the perspective of someone who doesn't own the bird? It’s a question that many people want to know – for good reason. After all, these animals have a reputation for being difficult to live with due to their noise, mess-making capacity, and rampaging... Continue Reading →

Parrot Owners vs. Normal People:

Springtime with parrots 'meme' - which do you like better? (Feel free to share!)

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 →

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 →

[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 →

For and Against the Breeding of Pet Parrots.

  I recently read a post on the Feathered Angels Blog that sums up perfectly what I feel about the responsible breeding of parrots. It spurs us to ask ourselves if can there really be such a thing as 'responsible' breeding, when few birds remain in their forever homes - even those specially selected by breeders? The... Continue Reading →

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