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 →

Looking at Parrots as People.

Some people ask: 'Is it harmful to refer to a pet parrot as a fid?' It falls under the same argument of whether we should treat our birds like kids. Yes, there are those who have argued that this term of endearment encourages owners to anthropomorphise their birds - which means we assign human qualities... Continue Reading →

Days 12 and 13 – Toys and Memories.

Day 12 - what's in my toy stash. I have to admit, toy stash is a bit barren at the moment. We have a couple wooden toys for large parrots (Mavi prefers the big toys to small ones, as does Ptak), an acrylic foraging chest that no one likes, a couple boxes and some loose... Continue Reading →

Day 7 – Avian Annoyances.

The thing I love most about my flock is how dynamic they all are. Everyone is an individual. Likes and dislikes vary as much as the colours of the birds themselves. Pip is the best bird in my flock - in complete seriousness, she is neither noisy nor messy, and doesn't bite. I have never... 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 →

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