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Setting Up A Hospital Cage For Your Bird

 September 18th, 2014
Posted By:
Mel
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Charlie in my heatbox, recovering from surgery. Yes that’s some shredded newspaper lining in his claws…

 

If there is one thing that my recent experiences with my galah Charlie has taught me – it’s the importance of having some sort of hospital set up on standby in case your bird ever becomes critically ill. Even if you are lucky enough to have access to an out of hours vet who can hospitalize a sick bird, having a hospital setup can …

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Taming Training and Tricks – Talk On Cue!

Train Your Bird "Using this 'Real Speech' system for only 15 minutes a day, teaches your parrot how to speak more words, phrases and songs than you can ever imagine. Even species that can't talk will whistle your favorite tunes." Click for more »

Why You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Bird

 September 14th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty
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I was chatting the other day with Wendy, who answers the phones here at Birdtricks.com. Out of curiosity, I asked her about the nature of the phone call she gets. Some, of course, are customer service related, some are from people are looking for advice, but she explained that she gets a concerningly high number of calls from people whose birds have died. Sometimes these people are calling to cancel their toys or pellets subscriptions and in the midst of the conversation they fall apart. Wendy, …

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Taming Training and Tricks – Stop Biting! Training Kit

Train Your Bird Watch a LIVE video demo of me taming our wild, biting Macaw, "Tiko." (See how I handle "Tiko" as he lunges at me, screaming and biting -- how I lovingly calm him down... and mesmerize him so much that he BEGS me to pet him with my BARE HANDS 5 minutes later!) Click for more »

When Is it Time?

 September 11th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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We don’t ever forget the animals we’ve lost

 

This is a very difficult and delicate post to write, and one that brings a lump to my throat just considering: The question of when a pet’s time has come, and whether to consider euthanasia, is easily the most difficult part of animal ownership. Ending needless suffering is a responsible thing to do. It’s difficult because no one wants to do it too soon – or ever.

I have had many pets in my lifetime. For most, …

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Discover How To Stop Your Bird’s Screaming!

Train Your Bird "Discover How New Training Techniques Can Finally Train Your Parrot To Entertain Himself Quietly... Even If Trying To Ignore The Screaming, Cramming It's Cage Full Of Fun Toys, & Giving Him More Attention Has Failed Miserably!"  Click for more »

Meet Parrot Rescue Assistant, Monique!

 September 7th, 2014
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Monique
Monique and senegal Zaza

Monique and senegal Zaza

My journey started off rather dodgy to be honest, I have always loved animals. Big or small, cute and “ugly”, I just couldn’t get enough of them. However, I never had a particular interest in birds, they just never stood out to me. Sure they were beautiful, but they never seemed all that special.

So how did I end up here? Well, even though I knew nothing about them, I decided to get a parrot. Not just any parrot, an Umbrella …

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Train Your Parrot To Dunk A Basketball!

Train Your Bird Train your parrot 24 different trick training routines like... "How to dunk a basketball, put quarters in a piggy bank, and raise a flag!. Plus discover how to teach your parrot to ride a scooter, roller-skates & even a bicycle! Click for more »

Photo Contest September 2014 – Creative Play Areas

 September 7th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

Photo by Anna Sloan

We all know how important it is  to give our birds plenty of out-of-cage time, but sometimes the birds start to roam and get up to no good! My experience is that play areas that have been given the most attention to detail are the ones that parrots are more likely to use and NOT wander from.  This month’s contest lets you show your creative genius in putting together an inspiring play area for your bird(s).

It doesn’t have to be large and expensive to qualify, just an …

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Are Your Parrot Toys Killing Your Bird?

Train Your Bird Discover why 100% Natural, Organic Toys are the BEST Way To Keep Your Bird Safe, Healthy, and Mentally Stimulated Just Like In The Wild!  Click for more »

The Hardest Thing About “Owning” Birds…

 September 4th, 2014
Posted By:
Mel
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The newest member of my flock – Charlie (Galah/Rosebreasted Cockatoo)

 

As I type this, the newest member of my flock, Charlie the galah is with his avian vet and I’m not sure that he’s coming home. I’m sitting next to my mobile phone waiting for news. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve checked to see if my phone is working. I know I charged it but maybe it has gone flat super fast? Nope. It’s working. It’s also too soon for the …

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Are You Unknowingly Poisoning Your Parrot?

Train Your Bird Learn which Insanely Harmful Parrot Food's are Being Sold By *MAJOR* Pet Store Chains... And Why They're Causing Pre-Mature Organ Failure In Tens Of Thousands Of Parrots.  Plus discover What You Need To Know To Keep Your Parrot Healthy For A Lifetime!" Click for more »