Help! My parrot is a picky eater

Many parrots are extremely conservative regarding new foods. This is normal. However, responsible owners who want their birds’ diet to be healthy and varied with loads of fresh produce can be driven to distraction by obstinate seed eaters. There is good news. With a few tricks and some patience . . . more

Parrot Problems - Anti-Screaming Training: Don't wait, until it's too late!

I received an email over night from a desperate parrot owner asking me for help. Her neighbor is taking her to mediation court in less than a week because her macaws are screaming too much in the outside aviary.

This is obviously a problem that has taken some time . . . more

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

Parrot Training & Parrot Fun

Parrot Training & Parrot Fun Image

Parrot training is an important part of having a good life with your parrots. However an equally important part of good parrot care is to have lots of fun and laughter with your birds. It builds your relationship. In fact, every time that you can laugh with your parrots is . . . more

Sadness & Mirth

Today it hit me again out of the blue. I think I am fine – really I do and then I stand in the kitchen as tears start pouring down my face again. Clearly, being involved in parrot training or writing parrot books does not teach you one thing about . . . more

Top 10 Holiday Dangers for Parrots

Photo: Miriam Kavana

The holiday season can be lovely, filled with good friends, family, love and light. However, it can quickly become a nightmare to anyone keeping parrots as it is fraught with dangers that may impair your pets’ health and maybe even cost them their lifes.

Please see below for the top . . . 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

Hector's story - the tragedy of being a handraised bird

I thought maybe you’d like to know more about my African grey Hector. Little Hector is – as you can see – a big strapping (almost 600g) “stud” of a bird. This was not always like that.

I bought him in 2001 in Manhattan not knowing what I know now. . . . more

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