Parrot Harnesses - Delight or Danger?

The girl on the phone sobbed inconsolably. She had taken her African grey parrot outside in a harness. When she realized she had forgotten her wallet, she passed the bird and its leash to her friend while she ran back inside to get her money. She was gone for just . . . more

Parrot Vinegar Scare on Facebook is False Information!

For the last few days there is a story about vinegar being toxic to parrots when heated being passed around on facebook. This information is wrong. The writer cites “facts” supposedly from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for vingear. However checking such data sheets these “facts” simply do not exist. . . . more

Parrot Rescue | Carlo's Song | One Macaw's Story

Carlos was a beautiful blue & gold macaw who had been wild caught. His plight inspired me one late night to write a song about all the wild caught parrots and their sad plight. A friend helped me to put it to music. I am not a singer and I . . . more

Adopt, Don't Shop for Parrots!

Dear Parronts,

Talking about species appropriate keeping and not supporting the mass production of parrots is one thing. Helping owners of parrots finding appropriate mates for their birds is another. To facilitate this I have created a facebook page called Adopt, Don’t Shop for Parrots! The purpose of this page . . . more

Safe, Ethical and Parrot Friendly Cleaners: Vinegar and Baking Soda

Acetic Acid Container

“All” the Americans seem to be cleaning with vinegar and baking soda all the time. (haha – how’s that for generalization :-)) As a multi-parrot and dog owner, I am forever battling with filth. So I thought, “Great idea – I’ll try this.” Particularly appealing is also that neither vinegar . . . more

Greenwing Macaws Join Flock in the Bird Hall

01-09-2012 Today is a really exciting day here at the bird school. As you know I had four Greenwing macaw parrots in my bedroom – unflighted / handicapped birds which could not be safely placed in the bird hall. Miss Lizzie’s horribly mauled flight feathers have been growing back over . . . more

IKEA for Parrots - IRMA Fleece Blankets Protect Furniture and Floors

IKEA IRMA Fleece Blankets for Parrots

Ikea is a treasure trove for parrot owners. Many of their products are wonderfully suited to make your life with parrots a bit easier or more fun.

My last trip to IKEA was triggered by four greenwing macaws currently in my bedroom, greys in my bathroom and a little severe . . . more

Ethical Parrot Keeping - the Civil Rights Movement for Parrots

Those of you who have been following my writing for a while, know that I am a staunch supporter of species appropriate keeping of parrots.

I know that some people are terribly offended when I tell them that it is not ok to keep a parrot without a mate, with . . . more

Appearance of Budgerigars under UV-Light

Budgie-UV-Light Appearance Video

In a previous article the importance of UV-A and UV-B light for our parrots was explained.

Here is a video which illustrates the vision argument nicely. Enjoy! 🙂

How to Build a Macaw Bathing Table

Now it fits and the bowl sits flat on the table

Work time without the shopping part: approximately an hour (less if unlike me you don’t have to file the holes larger … ). Total cost: Just shy of €43 Fun for beloved birdies: unmeasurable

Currently, I have four macaws stranded in my bedroom. Three of them are handicapped and the . . . more

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