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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 a few minutes.
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.
Parrot Rescue | Carlo's Song | One Macaw's StoryCarlos 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 apologize for that.
Parrot Training & Parrot FunParrot 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.
Beyond Parrot Training: Sadness & MirthToday 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 handling grief.
The Parrot & The SlaveLailah is certainly relishing the extra time I now have for her and is progressing in leaps and bounds. My little girl and I are making great progress in her "Up" and "Down" training. I can now lift her up by her healthy foot and also by holding her body without her showing any signs of distress.
Mr. Darcy's Final DayHello my dear Parrot Friends. Thank you so very much for your overwhelming show of support. I know it won't make Mr. Darcy alive again, but it is a comfort to know that he was loved by so many of you. As you can imagine I am still reeling. It hurts so much.
Top 10 Holiday Dangers for ParrotsThe 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.
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.
Hector's story - the tragedy of being a handraised birdI 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.