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Medicating Your Bird: Everything You Need To Know

 March 1st, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
from enjoyingthelife.com

from enjoyingthelife.com

Compared to our other pets, birds live a very long time. At some point you will need to administer a medication to your parrot and it is something that you will want to be prepared for when that time comes.

I won’t lie – the first time is not easy. Your bird is sick and grumpy and not feeling at all like being cooperative. You are nervous and without confidence in what you are trying to do. What if I do this wrong? Will I …

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Tips To Help Your Bird Get More Exercise

 February 22nd, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
Camelot macaw

Camelot macaw

I pay close attention when life issues a wake-up call. I am always grateful for the forewarning that danger is lurking up ahead and I try to extract as much positive from the experience as I can. Sometimes these personal near misses drive home lessons that also help me to be a better parront.

I have a pretty good diet. I make healthy food choices and buy good products. My diet is not perfect – I allow myself the occasional indulgence foods, but I use …

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How To Go About Training Foster Parrots

 February 15th, 2015
Posted By:
Monique
Cutie-Pie. HE IS SO CUTE!

Cutie-Pie (and me). HE IS SO CUTE!

To be honest, I had NO idea how to start training fosters. I tried with every one of them, but never made any progress whatsoever at first. Training fosters was a bit different than training my own birds. I know I already wrote about the importance of time when working with new birds. That’s one of the reasons I tend to foster birds I know personally, that way I have an idea of how long I …

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The Second Biggest Mistake We Make With Our Birds

 February 8th, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
Congo african grey

Congo african grey

A while back I wrote an article about the biggest mistake we make with our birds, you can read that here. This article is about our second biggest mistake…

This is a mistake that we make with the best of intentions. It can sideline our plans for our birds, cause us to lose their trust and cause them to lose their willingness to expand their horizons.

It is - impatience.

We live in a results oriented world. Our actions are judged by their outcome. …

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Introducing My 5 Budgies

 February 1st, 2015
Posted By:
Monique
Male green budgie, Robin.

Male green budgie, Robin.

Not sure how all of this happened, a year ago I remember saying I like budgies and would like one of my own…somehow I ended up with 5. First there was Snowball and Robin, two males with a complicated relationship. They were aviary bred and raised birds but bought as pets about 6 months before I adopted them. Life in a small cage and a human trying to handle them wasn’t something they adjusted to easily…or at all really.

In my …

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How To Avoid Burning Out On Parrot Chores

 January 25th, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
Hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth macaw

If a non-bird owner were to approach one of us and ask for an honest assessment of life with a parrot, many of us would quickly point out the amount of work involved in parrot ownership. It always comes as a big surprise to those unaware – after all, “how much trouble can a small, caged animal be?” But those who impulse buy a parrot are usually in for the surprise of a lifetime. And when I say lifetime, I mean lifetime. Many bird …

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