Category Archives: Birds

Educational Bits on Dogs, Parrots, and Horses

Hello! I’ve been hard at work establishing my business here in Salt Lake City, so I haven’t had time to write an actual blog entry yet (one is on its way, though!). In the meantime, these are some interesting articles, … Continue reading

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Parrot MythBusters #1: The Inevitable Bite

I’ve decided to start a series called “Parrot MythBusters”, wherein common and pervasive myths about parrots will be addressed and discussed.  While the idea has been percolating for several months now, the impetus to actually start with this first one … Continue reading

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Austin in Austin

I know I haven’t blogged in a while.  In my defense, I’ve started several blog topics but haven’t finished them yet for one reason or another, and I’ve also been consumed with some pretty exciting life event stuff which I … Continue reading

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Pellets v. a Fresh Diet: The Great Pet Food Debate

There is a recurring discussion in one of the online parrot groups that I moderate about whether or not pellets should be fed to parrots.  Well, actually, to be more accurate, the pellet v. fresh food debate recurs throughout aviculture, … Continue reading

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Reducing hormonal behaviors in parrots.

Well, it’s springtime, which means that love is in the air for a lot of companion parrots. I actually wrote a version of this article a long time ago for a companion parrot group online that I moderate, but since … Continue reading

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Meet Ernie

Ernie, just… you know… hanging around. Ernie is a 13 year old Bronze Winged Pionus who came to me in August 2010.  He’s the only bird I’ve gotten who kept his old name, because he came from a family who … Continue reading

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Meet Zuma

Zuma, playing it coy. Zuma is a 18 year old Brown Headed Parrot who came to me in May 2010.  He was in pretty bad shape when I picked him up: so hypocalcaemic that he had a neurological twitch and … Continue reading

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