Tag Archives: Education

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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Oliver’s Story

Recently, a friend of mine was in her front yard, working on her garden.  She left her front door open, and her bird was talking to her from inside the house.  After a while, a Sun Conure flew from a … Continue reading

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My recipe for chop’n’freeze

At the request of some folks on Facebook, I’m posting my recipe for chop’n’freeze.  It varies based on seasonal availability and, to some extent, my whim.  However, there is a method to the madness and a certain amount of infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I knew it!  No bird can be as perfect as Archie initially seemed!  He *does* have a flaw!  The rest of us can now breathe easier knowing that we do not, in fact, have to strive to some seemingly impossible … Continue reading

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How to make cheap and easy foraging toys at home.

I’ve had lots of people lately ask me how to make foraging toys for their birds out of products you can find at home.   It’s taken me a while to get around to doing it, but I give you now … Continue reading

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The Importance of Humidity for Companion Parrots

It’s funny how close friends often think very similarly and make identical decisions, movements, purchases, etc. at the same time.  Next on my list of things to blog about was my recent experience with just how crucial humidity was to … Continue reading

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Outdoor Dangers

Potential hazards exist in our everyday life in countless measure.  The same is true for our pets.  The hunt for potential environmental hazards is fractal, and if you obsess over pet-proofing every aspect of your dog’s environment it will make … Continue reading

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